The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 175 198 207
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +9
Contract jobs citing Adobe 647 526 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.03% 0.92%
As % of the Vendors category 2.58% 2.19% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 288 248
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £167 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 27
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.75 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.43% +24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £41.80 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +11.36%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25064 24043 26887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.81% 47.03% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13895 13049 13618
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1193 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +23 605 £340 +4.61% 203
London +20 345 £375 +7.14% 94
South East +22 84 £313 +2.45% 42
City of London +4 75 £375 +19.04% 33
North West +41 65 £340 -15.00% 15
Berkshire +28 40 £325 - 8
Yorkshire +19 29 £164 -45.41% 7
East of England -32 28 £338 +1.12% 13
Manchester +9 27 £340 +13.33% 4
West Midlands -12 27 £275 -3.50% 6
Cheshire +21 23 £385 -9.94% 4
West Yorkshire +12 23 £163 -45.83% 6
Leeds 0 20 £163 -45.83% 4
Scotland -23 20 £405 +47.27% 2
East Midlands +12 15 £414 +451.66% 6
Surrey -5 14 £300 +4.34% 11
Chester +18 12 £400 - 1
Liverpool - 12 - - 2
Merseyside - 12 - - 2
Birmingham +1 10 £198 -20.20% 1
Glasgow 0 10 £363 -14.70% 2
Hampshire -11 10 £313 +0.32% 11
Canary Wharf +32 9 £288 -
Cambridgeshire -3 9 £225 -47.05% 3
Bracknell - 9 £313 -
Northamptonshire - 8 £428 - 1
Reading +11 7 £211 +40.83% 4
Hertfordshire -14 7 £375 +25.00% 2
Northampton - 7 £454 -
Maidenhead +1 6 £390 +87.95% 1

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 648 (48.69%) HTML
2 544 (40.87%) CSS
3 490 (36.81%) Photoshop
4 418 (31.40%) JavaScript
5 369 (27.72%) Adobe Illustrator
6 299 (22.46%) HTML5
7 240 (18.03%) Java
8 212 (15.93%) jQuery
9 196 (14.73%) Adobe CQ
10 192 (14.43%) Marketing
11 174 (13.07%) CSS3
12 165 (12.40%) E-Commerce
13 161 (12.10%) Flash
14 152 (11.42%) Microsoft
15 140 (10.52%) Degree
16 133 (9.99%) Axure RP
17 131 (9.84%) CMS
18 130 (9.77%) MS Office
19 129 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
20 127 (9.54%) Finance
21 124 (9.32%) InDesign
22 120 (9.02%) Responsive Web Design
23 116 (8.72%) XML
24 113 (8.49%) Web Design
25 108 (8.11%) OO
26 104 (7.81%) Mobile App
27 102 (7.66%) Analytics
28 95 (7.14%) Content Management
29 92 (6.91%) Windows
30 90 (6.76%) Dreamweaver

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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
1 196 (14.73%) Adobe CQ
2 131 (9.84%) CMS
3 50 (3.76%) SharePoint
4 45 (3.38%) WordPress
5 18 (1.35%) LiveCycle
6 16 (1.20%) Mule
7 13 (0.98%) Node.js
7 13 (0.98%) FileNet
8 12 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.83%) IBM Notes
9 11 (0.83%) SAS
10 10 (0.75%) Documentum
10 10 (0.75%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.68%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.60%) Apache
12 8 (0.60%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.60%) Drupal
12 8 (0.60%) Confluence
13 7 (0.53%) Lync
Applications
1 490 (36.81%) Photoshop
2 369 (27.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 130 (9.77%) MS Office
4 124 (9.32%) InDesign
5 79 (5.94%) Adobe Captivate
6 76 (5.71%) MS Excel
7 69 (5.18%) OmniGraffle
8 57 (4.28%) Acrobat
9 52 (3.91%) Fireworks
10 51 (3.83%) Adobe After Effects
11 44 (3.31%) MS Visio
12 43 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
13 17 (1.28%) MS Project
14 13 (0.98%) AutoCAD
15 9 (0.68%) Revit
16 8 (0.60%) RoboHelp
17 7 (0.53%) PaintShop Pro
17 7 (0.53%) InfoPath
17 7 (0.53%) CINEMA 4D
17 7 (0.53%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 42 (3.16%) SiteCatalyst
2 37 (2.78%) Magento
3 11 (0.83%) Google Analytics
4 10 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.53%) WebTrends
6 6 (0.45%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.38%) Maximo
7 5 (0.38%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.30%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
9 3 (0.23%) SAP HR-PA
9 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.23%) Murex MxG2000
10 2 (0.15%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
11 1 (0.075%) SAP MII
11 1 (0.075%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.075%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.075%) Tridion
11 1 (0.075%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.75%) SaaS
2 5 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.23%) IaaS
5 1 (0.075%) Responsys
5 1 (0.075%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.075%) GitHub
5 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.98%) Internet
2 29 (2.18%) Intranet
3 14 (1.05%) LAN
4 6 (0.45%) FTP
4 6 (0.45%) HTTP
4 6 (0.45%) Extranet
4 6 (0.45%) VPN
5 5 (0.38%) DNS
5 5 (0.38%) Firewall
6 4 (0.30%) SSL
7 3 (0.23%) SAN
7 3 (0.23%) WAN
7 3 (0.23%) DHCP
8 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.15%) SMS
8 2 (0.15%) Broadband
8 2 (0.15%) 3G
8 2 (0.15%) DSL
8 2 (0.15%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.13%) MySQL
2 47 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.13%) NoSQL
4 12 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.83%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.75%) Big Data
7 9 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.53%) InterSystems Cache
9 7 (0.53%) NonStop SQL
10 5 (0.38%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.30%) KDB
12 3 (0.23%) Spotfire
12 3 (0.23%) QlikView
12 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.23%) SQL Navigator
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.15%) MS Access
13 2 (0.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 133 (9.99%) Axure RP
2 90 (6.76%) Dreamweaver
3 71 (5.33%) Subversion
4 66 (4.96%) Git (software)
5 45 (3.38%) WebDriver
6 43 (3.23%) Jenkins
7 34 (2.55%) Maven
8 33 (2.48%) Cucumber
9 32 (2.40%) Grunt
10 29 (2.18%) Hudson
10 29 (2.18%) JUnit
11 28 (2.10%) TeamCity
12 27 (2.03%) Selenium
13 25 (1.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 23 (1.73%) JBehave
14 23 (1.73%) Bower
14 23 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 23 (1.73%) Mockito
15 19 (1.43%) Visual Studio
16 13 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 192 (14.43%) Marketing
2 127 (9.54%) Finance
3 71 (5.33%) Retail
4 62 (4.66%) Banking
5 56 (4.21%) Publishing
6 33 (2.48%) Advertising
7 28 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 27 (2.03%) Multimedia
9 25 (1.88%) Automotive
9 25 (1.88%) Legal
10 24 (1.80%) Front Office
11 21 (1.58%) Investment Banking
12 19 (1.43%) Manufacturing
13 14 (1.05%) Games
14 9 (0.68%) Interactive Media
15 7 (0.53%) Law
15 7 (0.53%) Back Office
16 5 (0.38%) Electronics
16 5 (0.38%) Military
16 5 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 504 (37.87%) Developer
2 406 (30.50%) Designer
3 111 (8.34%) User Experience Designer
4 105 (7.89%) Front-End Developer
5 100 (7.51%) Web Developer
6 93 (6.99%) Analyst
7 79 (5.94%) Web Designer
8 74 (5.56%) Architect
9 62 (4.66%) UI Designer
10 60 (4.51%) Visual Designer
11 56 (4.21%) UI Developer
12 47 (3.53%) Digital Designer
13 44 (3.31%) Graphic Designer
13 44 (3.31%) UI Programmer
14 40 (3.01%) Consultant
14 40 (3.01%) Java Developer
15 37 (2.78%) Senior Designer
16 34 (2.55%) Trainer
17 33 (2.48%) Support Analyst
18 29 (2.18%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 648 (48.69%) HTML
2 544 (40.87%) CSS
3 299 (22.46%) HTML5
4 212 (15.93%) jQuery
5 174 (13.07%) CSS3
6 161 (12.10%) Flash
7 116 (8.72%) XML
8 81 (6.09%) Apache Flex
9 78 (5.86%) AngularJS
10 76 (5.71%) XHTML
11 62 (4.66%) Ajax
12 58 (4.36%) .NET
12 58 (4.36%) JSON
13 47 (3.53%) Web Services
14 46 (3.46%) JSP
15 43 (3.23%) Sass
16 34 (2.55%) RESTful
17 33 (2.48%) Spring
18 25 (1.88%) ASP.NET
18 25 (1.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 104 (7.81%) Mobile App
2 70 (5.26%) E-Learning
3 68 (5.11%) Social Media
4 66 (4.96%) Graphic Design
5 46 (3.46%) Animation
6 38 (2.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 30 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (2.18%) iPhone
9 28 (2.10%) RIA
10 25 (1.88%) Visualisation
10 25 (1.88%) W3C
11 23 (1.73%) Computer Science
12 20 (1.50%) Open Source
13 19 (1.43%) Management Information System
14 17 (1.28%) Copywriting
15 15 (1.13%) Blackberry
16 13 (0.98%) Photography
17 12 (0.90%) Digital Media
17 12 (0.90%) New Media
18 11 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 92 (6.91%) Windows
2 84 (6.31%) Android
3 55 (4.13%) Apple iOS
4 52 (3.91%) Linux
5 35 (2.63%) Windows XP
6 29 (2.18%) UNIX
7 28 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (2.10%) Windows 7
8 21 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.75%) Windows 2000
10 10 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.68%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.68%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.30%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.075%) HPUX
14 1 (0.075%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (12.40%) E-Commerce
2 129 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (9.02%) Responsive Web Design
4 113 (8.49%) Web Design
5 108 (8.11%) OO
6 102 (7.66%) Analytics
7 95 (7.14%) Content Management
8 81 (6.09%) SEO
9 78 (5.86%) Web Development
10 76 (5.71%) Scrum
11 54 (4.06%) Project Management
12 49 (3.68%) Web Analytics
13 48 (3.61%) TDD
14 47 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
15 44 (3.31%) Information Architecture
15 44 (3.31%) MVC
16 43 (3.23%) Workflow
16 43 (3.23%) SOA
16 43 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (3.16%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 418 (31.40%) JavaScript
2 240 (18.03%) Java
3 86 (6.46%) PHP
4 74 (5.56%) SQL
5 45 (3.38%) C#
6 33 (2.48%) ActionScript
7 19 (1.43%) ActionScript 3.0
8 18 (1.35%) Python
9 17 (1.28%) XAML
9 17 (1.28%) Ruby
10 16 (1.20%) C++
11 13 (0.98%) PL/SQL
11 13 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 13 (0.98%) ABAP
11 13 (0.98%) ActionScript 2.0
12 10 (0.75%) Scala
13 9 (0.68%) C
14 7 (0.53%) Perl
14 7 (0.53%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.38%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 140 (10.52%) Degree
2 37 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.73%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (0.45%) MCP
5 5 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.15%) MOS
6 2 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.15%) MCITP
6 2 (0.15%) MCSE
6 2 (0.15%) CCNA
6 2 (0.15%) ISEB
6 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.075%) MCT
7 1 (0.075%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.075%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.075%) HP AIS
7 1 (0.075%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.075%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.65%) QA
2 7 (0.53%) WAI
3 6 (0.45%) SLA
4 3 (0.23%) WCAG
5 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 31 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.075%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.075%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.075%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (0.68%) SCCM
2 6 (0.45%) CA SiteMinder
2 6 (0.45%) OpenSSO
3 3 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.075%) WSUS
5 1 (0.075%) Puppet
5 1 (0.075%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.075%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.075%) Salt
Vendors
1 152 (11.42%) Microsoft
2 81 (6.09%) Oracle
3 59 (4.43%) SAP
4 27 (2.03%) Apple
5 23 (1.73%) Cisco
5 23 (1.73%) VMware
6 22 (1.65%) Orchard
6 22 (1.65%) Citrix
7 21 (1.58%) McAfee
8 20 (1.50%) Google
9 19 (1.43%) IBM
10 18 (1.35%) Symantec
11 17 (1.28%) JBoss
11 17 (1.28%) hybris
12 16 (1.20%) Omniture
13 14 (1.05%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.05%) Twitter
14 13 (0.98%) Facebook
15 12 (0.90%) Appcelerator
15 12 (0.90%) Lotus
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £16.00 - £20.00 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: market rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge
Volt
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Steria
Rate: Up to £210 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JD & Co Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + 10% bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago