The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Adobe products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Adobe over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Adobe Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe
Rank 184 168 202
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +34
Contract jobs citing Adobe 674 698 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.24% 1.02%
As % of the Vendors category 2.65% 2.73% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 403 276
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £307 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.12% +2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 37 28
Average hourly rate £16.25 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.70 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £11.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -23.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25387 25596 22327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 45.55% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14473 14324 11853
Average daily rate £400 £399 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1086 1098 1184
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

Adobe
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Adobe within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Adobe Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Adobe
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Adobe within the UK.

Adobe Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Adobe
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Adobe within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Adobe Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Adobe
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Adobe within the UK.

Adobe Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Adobe
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Adobe within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Adobe Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Adobe
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Adobe within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 608 £350 - 238
London +1 368 £384 +0.98% 100
South East -27 80 £345 +6.15% 43
City of London +1 79 £375 -6.25% 17
East of England +30 54 £269 -28.33% 21
Scotland +17 50 £260 -36.19% 1
Berkshire -6 41 £350 -6.66% 10
West Midlands -9 38 £288 +4.54% 12
Cambridgeshire +27 37 £250 - 13
Yorkshire -18 22 £338 +22.72% 22
West Yorkshire -4 19 £339 +23.18% 15
Peterborough +20 18 £250 - 7
North West -28 16 £350 +27.27% 22
South West 0 15 £350 +11.11% 6
Edinburgh +8 14 £250 -38.65%
Glasgow -2 13 £245 -42.35% 1
Birmingham -2 13 £301 +9.54% 5
East Midlands +2 12 £410 +36.66% 11
Canary Wharf +1 11 £438 +103.48%
Essex +18 10 £425 - 1
Leeds -17 10 £340 +18.26% 9
Reading +4 9 £375 +177.77% 2
Stirling -3 9 £400 +3.89%
Oxfordshire -12 9 £425 +30.76% 7
Wales -12 8 £160 +18.51%
Manchester -20 8 £356 +27.23% 10
Aberdeen - 8 £115 -
Slough +1 7 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -4 7 £388 +29.16% 4
Bradford -11 7 £275 -

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Adobe also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Adobe.

1 527 (41.79%) HTML
2 453 (35.92%) CSS
3 419 (33.23%) JavaScript
4 348 (27.60%) Photoshop
5 281 (22.28%) User Experience
6 261 (20.70%) Adobe CQ
7 254 (20.14%) Java
8 243 (19.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 231 (18.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 217 (17.21%) jQuery
11 215 (17.05%) HTML5
12 213 (16.89%) Marketing
13 199 (15.78%) CMS
14 198 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
15 179 (14.20%) Content Management
16 161 (12.77%) CSS3
17 160 (12.69%) Analytics
18 154 (12.21%) Microsoft
19 150 (11.90%) Degree
20 137 (10.86%) E-Commerce
21 131 (10.39%) Finance
22 120 (9.52%) MS Office
22 120 (9.52%) XML
23 115 (9.12%) Windows
24 107 (8.49%) Google
25 103 (8.17%) Mobile App
26 101 (8.01%) SQL
27 97 (7.69%) InDesign
28 96 (7.61%) .NET
29 91 (7.22%) Flash

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Adobe also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Adobe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 261 (20.70%) Adobe CQ
2 199 (15.78%) CMS
3 38 (3.01%) WebSphere
4 30 (2.38%) WordPress
4 30 (2.38%) IIS
5 28 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 28 (2.22%) Drupal
5 28 (2.22%) Umbraco
6 25 (1.98%) IBM Notes
7 24 (1.90%) Apache
8 23 (1.82%) MS Exchange
9 20 (1.59%) Apache Solr
10 19 (1.51%) Tomcat
11 18 (1.43%) SAS
12 17 (1.35%) LiveCycle
12 17 (1.35%) Confluence
13 16 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
14 14 (1.11%) Node.js
15 11 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (0.87%) JBoss
Applications
1 348 (27.60%) Photoshop
2 243 (19.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 231 (18.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 120 (9.52%) MS Office
5 97 (7.69%) InDesign
6 63 (5.00%) MS Excel
7 53 (4.20%) Adobe Captivate
8 44 (3.49%) Acrobat
9 38 (3.01%) MS Visio
10 32 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
11 29 (2.30%) Fireworks
12 20 (1.59%) OmniGraffle
13 18 (1.43%) Adobe After Effects
14 15 (1.19%) MS Project
15 13 (1.03%) FrameMaker
16 12 (0.95%) Adobe Premiere
17 10 (0.79%) SPSS
17 10 (0.79%) Shockwave
18 9 (0.71%) Final Cut Pro
19 7 (0.56%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 72 (5.71%) SiteCatalyst
2 69 (5.47%) Google Analytics
3 26 (2.06%) Adobe Campaign
3 26 (2.06%) WebTrends
4 14 (1.11%) Tridion
5 7 (0.56%) Magento
6 6 (0.48%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.40%) SAP PSCD
8 4 (0.32%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.24%) Unica
9 3 (0.24%) Fredhopper
10 2 (0.16%) Optimost
10 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.16%) Exstream
10 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.16%) Murex MxG2000
10 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.079%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.71%) SaaS
3 7 (0.56%) Office 365
4 5 (0.40%) GitHub
5 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.079%) Taleo
7 1 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.079%) Responsys
7 1 (0.079%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.079%) Yammer
7 1 (0.079%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.079%) PaaS
7 1 (0.079%) Heroku
7 1 (0.079%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.079%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.70%) Internet
2 30 (2.38%) Intranet
3 25 (1.98%) HTTP
4 20 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.59%) DNS
5 14 (1.11%) VoIP
5 14 (1.11%) WebEx
6 13 (1.03%) LAN
7 12 (0.95%) VPN
8 11 (0.87%) SSL
8 11 (0.87%) Wireless
9 8 (0.63%) Firewall
9 8 (0.63%) DHCP
10 6 (0.48%) WAN
10 6 (0.48%) Broadband
11 5 (0.40%) LDAP
12 4 (0.32%) PBX
12 4 (0.32%) SMS
12 4 (0.32%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (2.85%) MySQL
2 27 (2.14%) SQL Server
3 21 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 21 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 17 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
6 14 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (0.95%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.87%) Jackrabbit
9 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (0.79%) CouchDB
9 10 (0.79%) Redis
9 10 (0.79%) Big Data
10 9 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.40%) MS Access
13 3 (0.24%) Data Mart
13 3 (0.24%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 88 (6.98%) Axure RP
2 64 (5.08%) Dreamweaver
3 50 (3.97%) Subversion
3 50 (3.97%) Git (software)
4 41 (3.25%) JIRA
5 35 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 24 (1.90%) Cucumber
7 21 (1.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 20 (1.59%) JUnit
9 18 (1.43%) Jenkins
10 17 (1.35%) Grunt
10 17 (1.35%) Mockito
11 16 (1.27%) Maven
12 15 (1.19%) Selenium
13 13 (1.03%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (0.87%) TeamCity
15 11 (0.87%) Ant
16 9 (0.71%) Hudson
17 8 (0.63%) NetBeans
General
1 213 (16.89%) Marketing
2 131 (10.39%) Finance
3 84 (6.66%) Banking
4 77 (6.11%) Retail
5 65 (5.15%) Publishing
6 39 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 30 (2.38%) Advertising
8 25 (1.98%) Legal
9 24 (1.90%) Games
10 16 (1.27%) Automotive
11 15 (1.19%) Interactive Media
11 15 (1.19%) Investment Banking
12 14 (1.11%) Manufacturing
12 14 (1.11%) Multimedia
13 12 (0.95%) Arabic Language
14 8 (0.63%) Law
15 7 (0.56%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.40%) Electronics
17 4 (0.32%) Front Office
18 3 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 432 (34.26%) Developer
2 271 (21.49%) Designer
3 134 (10.63%) Analyst
4 84 (6.66%) Front-End Developer
5 78 (6.19%) Architect
6 72 (5.71%) Web Developer
7 67 (5.31%) UX Designer
8 64 (5.08%) Java Developer
9 63 (5.00%) UI Designer
10 58 (4.60%) Consultant
11 48 (3.81%) Web Designer
12 37 (2.93%) Graphic Designer
13 34 (2.70%) Support Analyst
14 32 (2.54%) Project Manager
14 32 (2.54%) Business Analyst
14 32 (2.54%) Junior
15 29 (2.30%) Web Analyst
15 29 (2.30%) UI Developer
15 29 (2.30%) UI Programmer
16 28 (2.22%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (41.79%) HTML
2 453 (35.92%) CSS
3 217 (17.21%) jQuery
4 215 (17.05%) HTML5
5 161 (12.77%) CSS3
6 120 (9.52%) XML
7 96 (7.61%) .NET
8 91 (7.22%) Flash
9 74 (5.87%) Ajax
10 73 (5.79%) Web Services
11 67 (5.31%) J2EE
12 63 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 59 (4.68%) ASP.NET
14 57 (4.52%) JSP
15 54 (4.28%) AngularJS
16 53 (4.20%) Sass
17 51 (4.04%) XHTML
18 47 (3.73%) Apache Flex
19 43 (3.41%) Spring
20 39 (3.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 281 (22.28%) User Experience
2 103 (8.17%) Mobile App
3 68 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (4.68%) W3C
5 53 (4.20%) Graphic Design
6 48 (3.81%) E-Learning
7 39 (3.09%) Social Media
8 31 (2.46%) Digital Media
8 31 (2.46%) Computer Science
9 29 (2.30%) Open Source
10 26 (2.06%) iPad
11 22 (1.74%) Web 2.0
12 18 (1.43%) Management Information System
12 18 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.35%) Visualisation
14 15 (1.19%) Learning Management System
15 14 (1.11%) RIA
15 14 (1.11%) iPhone
15 14 (1.11%) Video Editing
16 11 (0.87%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 115 (9.12%) Windows
2 43 (3.41%) Android
2 43 (3.41%) Apple iOS
3 42 (3.33%) Linux
4 38 (3.01%) Windows 7
5 22 (1.74%) UNIX
6 19 (1.51%) Mac OS X
6 19 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.51%) Windows 8
7 16 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (1.27%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.56%) Windows Phone
10 6 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.48%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.40%) Mac OS X Server
11 5 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (14.20%) Content Management
3 160 (12.69%) Analytics
4 137 (10.86%) E-Commerce
5 85 (6.74%) Project Management
6 80 (6.34%) Web Design
7 73 (5.79%) Responsive Web Design
8 70 (5.55%) Web Analytics
9 68 (5.39%) Web Development
10 64 (5.08%) OO
11 63 (5.00%) SEO
12 57 (4.52%) CRM
12 57 (4.52%) Digital Marketing
13 54 (4.28%) Information Architecture
13 54 (4.28%) Scrum
14 49 (3.89%) OOP
15 48 (3.81%) Workflow
15 48 (3.81%) TDD
16 42 (3.33%) MVC
17 41 (3.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 419 (33.23%) JavaScript
2 254 (20.14%) Java
3 101 (8.01%) SQL
4 47 (3.73%) PHP
5 32 (2.54%) C#
6 21 (1.67%) PL/SQL
7 20 (1.59%) Ruby
8 19 (1.51%) ActionScript
9 17 (1.35%) ABAP
10 16 (1.27%) Perl
11 15 (1.19%) Python
12 13 (1.03%) ActionScript 3.0
13 12 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 12 (0.95%) Objective-C
14 11 (0.87%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.79%) SAPscript
16 7 (0.56%) VBScript
17 6 (0.48%) Jython
18 5 (0.40%) PowerShell
18 5 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 150 (11.90%) Degree
2 15 (1.19%) MCP
3 13 (1.03%) HND
4 12 (0.95%) Security Cleared
5 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.48%) ISEB
7 5 (0.40%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.32%) ACTC
8 4 (0.32%) MCSE
9 3 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.24%) CCNA
9 3 (0.24%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.24%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.079%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.079%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.079%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.079%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.90%) QA
2 15 (1.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
System Software
1 55 (4.36%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.95%) vSphere
4 7 (0.56%) vCloud
5 5 (0.40%) XenApp
6 4 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.24%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.079%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.079%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.079%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (1.74%) SCCM
2 17 (1.35%) Puppet
3 9 (0.71%) Casper Suite
4 6 (0.48%) Kibana
4 6 (0.48%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.32%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.32%) OpenSSO
5 4 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.16%) Ansible
6 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.079%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.079%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.079%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.079%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.079%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.079%) DameWare
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.079%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 154 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 107 (8.49%) Google
3 77 (6.11%) Oracle
4 43 (3.41%) Apple
5 39 (3.09%) SAP
6 37 (2.93%) Omniture
7 31 (2.46%) Citrix
8 29 (2.30%) Cisco
9 28 (2.22%) VMware
9 28 (2.22%) hybris
10 27 (2.14%) IBM
11 26 (2.06%) Symantec
12 25 (1.98%) Lotus
13 22 (1.74%) OpenText
14 20 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
15 19 (1.51%) HP
15 19 (1.51%) McAfee
16 18 (1.43%) RedDot
17 17 (1.35%) Sitecore
18 16 (1.27%) Tableau
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