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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 100 78 95
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs citing Adobe 23 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.91% 1.26% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 1.83% 2.82% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 10
Average daily rate
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£314 £250 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.50% -17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £158 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £342 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.58% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
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
1257 923 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.64% 44.74% 46.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 489 502
Average daily rate £350 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 54 102
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.93 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.02% -38.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -4 14 £210 -6.66% 3
Coventry -1 2 £463 +23.33%
Warwickshire -10 2 £365 +119.54% 2
Solihull - 1 £313 - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Shropshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Adobe
England

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 26 (63.41%) Photoshop
2 15 (36.59%) HTML
3 14 (34.15%) CSS
4 13 (31.71%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
6 10 (24.39%) XHTML
7 9 (21.95%) Oracle
8 8 (19.51%) Adobe Captivate
8 8 (19.51%) Publishing
9 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (17.07%) FTP
9 7 (17.07%) W3C
9 7 (17.07%) SAP
9 7 (17.07%) Flash
9 7 (17.07%) Banking
9 7 (17.07%) Social Media
10 6 (14.63%) MS Office
10 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
10 6 (14.63%) SEO
11 5 (12.20%) ITSM
11 5 (12.20%) E-Learning
11 5 (12.20%) ERP
11 5 (12.20%) Marketing
12 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
12 4 (9.76%) Maximo
12 4 (9.76%) HTML5
12 4 (9.76%) CSS3
12 4 (9.76%) TRIRIGA
12 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
12 4 (9.76%) CMS

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (9.76%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (2.44%) iPlanet
3 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.44%) WordPress
3 1 (2.44%) Moodle
3 1 (2.44%) Blackboard Learning System
3 1 (2.44%) Joomla!
Applications
1 26 (63.41%) Photoshop
2 13 (31.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (19.51%) Adobe Captivate
4 6 (14.63%) MS Office
5 2 (4.88%) Fireworks
6 1 (2.44%) Acrobat
6 1 (2.44%) InDesign
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (2.44%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Maximo
1 4 (9.76%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (4.88%) Magento
2 2 (4.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) FTP
2 1 (2.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
General
1 8 (19.51%) Publishing
2 7 (17.07%) Banking
3 5 (12.20%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Automotive
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Military
4 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Developer
2 9 (21.95%) Web Manager
3 8 (19.51%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (17.07%) Web Developer
5 6 (14.63%) Content Manager
5 6 (14.63%) Web Content Manager
5 6 (14.63%) Front-End Web Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Trainer
7 3 (7.32%) Designer
7 3 (7.32%) Web Designer
7 3 (7.32%) Team Leader
7 3 (7.32%) Applications Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Web Team Leader
8 2 (4.88%) Training Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Development Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Applications Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.44%) SAP Developer
9 1 (2.44%) E-Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) HTML
2 14 (34.15%) CSS
3 10 (24.39%) XHTML
4 7 (17.07%) Flash
5 4 (9.76%) HTML5
5 4 (9.76%) CSS3
6 2 (4.88%) jQuery
6 2 (4.88%) .NET
7 1 (2.44%) XML
7 1 (2.44%) XSL
7 1 (2.44%) Sass
7 1 (2.44%) MXML
7 1 (2.44%) Apache Flex
7 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) W3C
1 7 (17.07%) Social Media
2 5 (12.20%) E-Learning
3 3 (7.32%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) GIS
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) iPhone
4 1 (2.44%) iPad
4 1 (2.44%) SCORM
4 1 (2.44%) VLE
4 1 (2.44%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.44%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (14.63%) SEO
3 5 (12.20%) ITSM
3 5 (12.20%) ERP
4 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
4 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.32%) CRM
5 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Content Management
5 3 (7.32%) Content Management
6 2 (4.88%) Validation
6 2 (4.88%) Service Management
7 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.44%) Project Management
7 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.44%) OO
7 1 (2.44%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.44%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.44%) Web Design
7 1 (2.44%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.32%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.44%) ABAP
4 1 (2.44%) ActionScript
4 1 (2.44%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Oracle
2 7 (17.07%) SAP
3 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.32%) Stellent
5 2 (4.88%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.88%) Remedy
5 2 (4.88%) Apple
6 1 (2.44%) ESRI
6 1 (2.44%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.44%) Sophos
6 1 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) Dell
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix
6 1 (2.44%) Facebook
6 1 (2.44%) Twitter
6 1 (2.44%) Veeam
6 1 (2.44%) Blackboard