The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Adobe products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Adobe over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe
Rank 94 97 83
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing Adobe 13 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.58% 1.16%
As % of the Vendors category 1.23% 1.19% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 17
Average daily rate
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£335 £281 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% +14.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £212 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £361 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £25.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-41.00% +138.09%
Adobe
England

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

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1057 1005 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.87% 48.22% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 484 347
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 58 110
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.48 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.44% -30.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.94 £42.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Adobe
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Adobe Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Adobe
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Adobe across the West Midlands region.

Adobe Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Adobe
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Adobe across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Adobe Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Adobe
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Adobe across the West Midlands region.

Adobe Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Adobe
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Adobe within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Birmingham -2 3 £369 +63.88% 3
Solihull +5 1 - -
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 4
Herefordshire - 1 £130 - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Adobe
England

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
2 16 (41.03%) CSS
2 16 (41.03%) HTML
3 15 (38.46%) Photoshop
4 11 (28.21%) HTML5
5 9 (23.08%) jQuery
6 8 (20.51%) CSS3
7 7 (17.95%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (17.95%) Java
8 6 (15.38%) ABAP
8 6 (15.38%) Windows
8 6 (15.38%) Flash
8 6 (15.38%) SAP
9 5 (12.82%) ITSM
9 5 (12.82%) OO
9 5 (12.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
10 4 (10.26%) Social Media
10 4 (10.26%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (10.26%) Web Design
10 4 (10.26%) LiveCycle
10 4 (10.26%) XHTML
10 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
10 4 (10.26%) Internet
11 3 (7.69%) W3C
11 3 (7.69%) Project Management
11 3 (7.69%) SEO
11 3 (7.69%) Publishing
11 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (7.69%) XML

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (10.26%) Adobe CQ
1 4 (10.26%) LiveCycle
2 2 (5.13%) CMS
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.56%) Moodle
3 1 (2.56%) Blackboard Learning System
3 1 (2.56%) WordPress
3 1 (2.56%) Joomla!
Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Photoshop
2 7 (17.95%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (12.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (5.13%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.13%) MS Office
5 1 (2.56%) 3ds Max
5 1 (2.56%) Acrobat
5 1 (2.56%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (2.56%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (5.13%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Internet
2 3 (7.69%) FTP
3 1 (2.56%) Intranet
3 1 (2.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.56%) Flex Builder
General
1 3 (7.69%) Publishing
1 3 (7.69%) Banking
1 3 (7.69%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Games
2 2 (5.13%) Automotive
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Web Manager
4 4 (10.26%) UI Programmer
4 4 (10.26%) UI Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Designer
5 3 (7.69%) Content Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Web Content Manager
5 3 (7.69%) SAP Developer
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.56%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.56%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) CSS
1 16 (41.03%) HTML
2 11 (28.21%) HTML5
3 9 (23.08%) jQuery
4 8 (20.51%) CSS3
5 6 (15.38%) Flash
6 4 (10.26%) XHTML
7 3 (7.69%) XML
7 3 (7.69%) Apache Flex
7 3 (7.69%) Backbone.js
8 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.13%) Sass
8 2 (5.13%) SAP Smart Forms
8 2 (5.13%) Adobe AIR
8 2 (5.13%) XSL
8 2 (5.13%) Web Services
9 1 (2.56%) .NET
9 1 (2.56%) J2EE
9 1 (2.56%) JSON
9 1 (2.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Social Media
2 3 (7.69%) W3C
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 2 (5.13%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.56%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.56%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.56%) iPhone
4 1 (2.56%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.56%) RIA
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) SCORM
4 1 (2.56%) VLE
4 1 (2.56%) Animation
4 1 (2.56%) Photography
4 1 (2.56%) Video Editing
4 1 (2.56%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) ITSM
1 5 (12.82%) OO
2 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
2 4 (10.26%) Web Design
3 3 (7.69%) Project Management
3 3 (7.69%) SEO
3 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.13%) Coaching
4 2 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (5.13%) Web Development
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Product Marketing
4 2 (5.13%) CRM
4 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.13%) Service Management
5 1 (2.56%) Validation
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.56%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.95%) Java
3 6 (15.38%) ABAP
4 2 (5.13%) ActionScript 3.0
4 2 (5.13%) ActionScript
4 2 (5.13%) SAPscript
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) SQL
5 1 (2.56%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) vSphere
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) SAP
2 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
2 2 (5.13%) Twitter
2 2 (5.13%) Veeam
2 2 (5.13%) Remedy
3 1 (2.56%) Sophos
3 1 (2.56%) Symantec
3 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Dell
3 1 (2.56%) Citrix
3 1 (2.56%) Apple
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Blackboard
3 1 (2.56%) Google
3 1 (2.56%) Facebook
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