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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 94 91 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing Adobe 16 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.65% 1.35%
As % of the Vendors category 1.45% 1.36% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 20
Average daily rate
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£425 £275 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £207 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £365 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.82% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +72.41%
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
1105 1033 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.46% 47.80% 49.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 505 431
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 77 97
Average hourly rate £15.85 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.29% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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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 -5 3 £425 +109.87% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £475 -
Solihull +1 1 - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Adobe
England

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 23 (51.11%) JavaScript
2 22 (48.89%) Photoshop
3 19 (42.22%) CSS
3 19 (42.22%) HTML
4 12 (26.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (24.44%) XHTML
6 10 (22.22%) Flash
6 10 (22.22%) SAP
7 8 (17.78%) HTML5
8 7 (15.56%) Oracle
8 7 (15.56%) W3C
8 7 (15.56%) FTP
8 7 (15.56%) SEO
9 6 (13.33%) ABAP
9 6 (13.33%) Adobe Captivate
9 6 (13.33%) jQuery
10 5 (11.11%) Social Media
10 5 (11.11%) CSS3
10 5 (11.11%) Banking
10 5 (11.11%) MS Office
10 5 (11.11%) OO
10 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 5 (11.11%) ITSM
10 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.11%) E-Learning
10 5 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (8.89%) CMS
11 4 (8.89%) Publishing
11 4 (8.89%) ERP
11 4 (8.89%) Content Management

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (8.89%) CMS
1 4 (8.89%) LiveCycle
2 3 (6.67%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.22%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) iPlanet
4 1 (2.22%) Moodle
4 1 (2.22%) Blackboard Learning System
4 1 (2.22%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (48.89%) Photoshop
2 12 (26.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (13.33%) Adobe Captivate
4 5 (11.11%) MS Office
4 5 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (4.44%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (2.22%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
6 1 (2.22%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Maximo
1 3 (6.67%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (4.44%) SAP HR
2 2 (4.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) FTP
2 2 (4.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) SMS
3 1 (2.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Flex Builder
General
1 5 (11.11%) Banking
2 4 (8.89%) Publishing
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (2.22%) Military
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Developer
2 13 (28.89%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Web Manager
4 6 (13.33%) Web Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Front-End Web Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Content Manager
5 5 (11.11%) Web Content Manager
6 4 (8.89%) UI Developer
6 4 (8.89%) UI Programmer
6 4 (8.89%) Trainer
7 3 (6.67%) SAP Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Applications Manager
8 2 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) Development Manager
9 1 (2.22%) Applications Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.22%) Administrator
9 1 (2.22%) Business Development Manager
9 1 (2.22%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (42.22%) CSS
1 19 (42.22%) HTML
2 11 (24.44%) XHTML
3 10 (22.22%) Flash
4 8 (17.78%) HTML5
5 6 (13.33%) jQuery
6 5 (11.11%) CSS3
7 3 (6.67%) Backbone.js
7 3 (6.67%) Apache Flex
8 2 (4.44%) Adobe AIR
8 2 (4.44%) SAP Smart Forms
8 2 (4.44%) Web Services
8 2 (4.44%) XML
8 2 (4.44%) Sass
8 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (2.22%) LESS
9 1 (2.22%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (2.22%) XSL
9 1 (2.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) W3C
2 5 (11.11%) Social Media
2 5 (11.11%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.22%) SCORM
3 1 (2.22%) VLE
3 1 (2.22%) Animation
3 1 (2.22%) Photography
3 1 (2.22%) Video Editing
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) RIA
3 1 (2.22%) iPhone
3 1 (2.22%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.22%) iPad
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) GIS
3 1 (2.22%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) SEO
2 5 (11.11%) ITSM
2 5 (11.11%) OO
2 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.89%) Content Management
3 4 (8.89%) ERP
4 3 (6.67%) Project Management
4 3 (6.67%) Validation
4 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Content Management
4 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.44%) Coaching
5 2 (4.44%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (4.44%) Web Development
5 2 (4.44%) Performance Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Service Management
5 2 (4.44%) CRM
5 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.33%) ABAP
3 2 (4.44%) ActionScript
3 2 (4.44%) SAPscript
3 2 (4.44%) ActionScript 3.0
3 2 (4.44%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) PHP
4 1 (2.22%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) SAP
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.67%) Stellent
5 2 (4.44%) Twitter
5 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.44%) Remedy
6 1 (2.22%) Sophos
6 1 (2.22%) ESRI
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) Dell
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix
6 1 (2.22%) Apple
6 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.22%) Google
6 1 (2.22%) Veeam
6 1 (2.22%) Blackboard
6 1 (2.22%) Facebook