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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe
Rank 76 101 88
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -13
Contract jobs citing Adobe 43 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.82% 0.68% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 3.91% 1.35% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 3
Average daily rate
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£316 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £175 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £324 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.93 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -23.52%
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
1101 1187 834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.53% 50.42% 48.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 552 359
Average daily rate £350 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 92 78
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.05 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +3 14 £335 +48.88% 1
Shropshire - 8 £353 - 1
Coventry - 7 £210 -
Solihull +3 4 £270 -1.81% 1
Staffordshire -1 3 £373 +35.45% 2
Warwickshire -4 2 £475 - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Adobe
England

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 38 (56.72%) HTML
2 33 (49.25%) CSS
3 31 (46.27%) JavaScript
4 22 (32.84%) HTML5
5 20 (29.85%) Photoshop
6 18 (26.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 16 (23.88%) jQuery
8 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (20.90%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (19.40%) Web Design
10 13 (19.40%) Content Management
11 12 (17.91%) CMS
12 10 (14.93%) User Experience
13 9 (13.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 9 (13.43%) CSS3
13 9 (13.43%) MS Office
13 9 (13.43%) JIRA
14 8 (11.94%) MySQL
14 8 (11.94%) XML
14 8 (11.94%) OO
14 8 (11.94%) SEO
14 8 (11.94%) Confluence
15 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
15 7 (10.45%) XSD
15 7 (10.45%) Windows
15 7 (10.45%) Marketing
16 6 (8.96%) Ajax
16 6 (8.96%) XHTML
16 6 (8.96%) WebLogic
16 6 (8.96%) PHP

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 18 (26.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 12 (17.91%) CMS
3 8 (11.94%) Confluence
4 6 (8.96%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.99%) Drupal
5 2 (2.99%) WordPress
5 2 (2.99%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.99%) Moodle
5 2 (2.99%) Blackboard Learning System
6 1 (1.49%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 20 (29.85%) Photoshop
2 14 (20.90%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (13.43%) MS Office
3 9 (13.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (5.97%) InDesign
5 2 (2.99%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
5 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.99%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (1.49%) 3ds Max
6 1 (1.49%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (1.49%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Maximo
1 1 (1.49%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.99%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Skype
2 3 (4.48%) Internet
3 2 (2.99%) FTP
3 2 (2.99%) Intranet
4 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) MySQL
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) JIRA
2 5 (7.46%) Axure RP
3 4 (5.97%) PhpStorm
3 4 (5.97%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (5.97%) Subversion
4 1 (1.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 7 (10.45%) Marketing
2 3 (4.48%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Automotive
3 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (53.73%) Developer
2 18 (26.87%) Designer
3 8 (11.94%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (8.96%) PHP Developer
4 6 (8.96%) MySQL Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Web Developer
4 6 (8.96%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 6 (8.96%) UX Designer
5 5 (7.46%) Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.48%) User Experience Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) Web Designer
8 2 (2.99%) Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.99%) PHP Web Developer
8 2 (2.99%) E-Learning Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Graphic Designer
8 2 (2.99%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Web Manager
8 2 (2.99%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (56.72%) HTML
2 33 (49.25%) CSS
3 22 (32.84%) HTML5
4 16 (23.88%) jQuery
5 9 (13.43%) CSS3
6 8 (11.94%) XML
7 7 (10.45%) XSD
8 6 (8.96%) XHTML
8 6 (8.96%) Ajax
9 4 (5.97%) Laravel
9 4 (5.97%) .NET
10 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
10 3 (4.48%) Flash
11 2 (2.99%) Web Services
11 2 (2.99%) Apache Flex
12 1 (1.49%) REST
12 1 (1.49%) J2EE
12 1 (1.49%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) User Experience
2 3 (4.48%) Graphic Design
2 3 (4.48%) W3C
2 3 (4.48%) Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) E-Learning
3 2 (2.99%) VLE
4 1 (1.49%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Windows XP
2 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
3 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.40%) Web Design
2 13 (19.40%) Content Management
3 8 (11.94%) OO
3 8 (11.94%) SEO
4 7 (10.45%) E-Commerce
5 6 (8.96%) Test Strategy
6 4 (5.97%) OOP
6 4 (5.97%) MVC
7 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Content Management
7 3 (4.48%) Scrum
7 3 (4.48%) Analytics
7 3 (4.48%) Security Patching
8 2 (2.99%) SDLC
8 2 (2.99%) Product Marketing
8 2 (2.99%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.49%) B2B
9 1 (1.49%) B2C
9 1 (1.49%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.27%) JavaScript
2 6 (8.96%) PHP
2 6 (8.96%) Java
3 4 (5.97%) PHP4
4 3 (4.48%) SQL
4 3 (4.48%) C#
4 3 (4.48%) Delphi
5 2 (2.99%) PHP5
6 1 (1.49%) C
6 1 (1.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.97%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) Symantec
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle
2 4 (5.97%) VMware
2 4 (5.97%) Veeam
3 3 (4.48%) Google
4 2 (2.99%) Zend
4 2 (2.99%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.99%) Omniture
4 2 (2.99%) Stellent
4 2 (2.99%) Blackboard
5 1 (1.49%) hybris
5 1 (1.49%) SAP