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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe
Rank 88 78 84
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Adobe 39 37 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.45% 1.57% 0.92%
As % of the Vendors category 2.87% 3.10% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £363 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £11.93 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £11.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -23.33%
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
1360 1193 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.63% 50.77% 49.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 574 370
Average daily rate £368 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 79 103
Average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 15 £290 +5.45% 8
Shropshire - 10 £323 -
Staffordshire -10 3 £373 - 1
Solihull - 3 £313 - 1
Coventry +2 2 £350 +27.27%
Herefordshire - 2 £130 -
Warwickshire -22 1 £475 - 4
West Bromwich - 1 £250 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Adobe
England

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 37 (69.81%) HTML
2 34 (64.15%) JavaScript
3 33 (62.26%) CSS
4 24 (45.28%) HTML5
5 21 (39.62%) Photoshop
6 19 (35.85%) jQuery
7 16 (30.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (28.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (22.64%) Content Management
9 12 (22.64%) Web Design
9 12 (22.64%) CMS
10 10 (18.87%) CSS3
10 10 (18.87%) SEO
11 9 (16.98%) MySQL
11 9 (16.98%) XML
12 8 (15.09%) JIRA
13 7 (13.21%) Windows
13 7 (13.21%) OO
13 7 (13.21%) PHP
13 7 (13.21%) Java
13 7 (13.21%) XHTML
13 7 (13.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (13.21%) Confluence
14 6 (11.32%) XSD
14 6 (11.32%) Ajax
15 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
15 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
15 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
15 5 (9.43%) Active Directory

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 15 (28.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 12 (22.64%) CMS
3 7 (13.21%) Confluence
4 3 (5.66%) WordPress
4 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.77%) Drupal
5 2 (3.77%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.89%) Moodle
6 1 (1.89%) Blackboard Learning System
6 1 (1.89%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 21 (39.62%) Photoshop
2 16 (30.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (13.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (7.55%) MS Office
5 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.89%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (1.89%) 3ds Max
6 1 (1.89%) InDesign
6 1 (1.89%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.77%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Internet
1 3 (5.66%) Skype
2 2 (3.77%) FTP
3 1 (1.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) MySQL
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) JIRA
2 4 (7.55%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (7.55%) PhpStorm
2 4 (7.55%) Subversion
3 2 (3.77%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.89%) Flex Builder
4 1 (1.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 3 (5.66%) Marketing
1 3 (5.66%) Back Office
2 1 (1.89%) Games
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 37 (69.81%) Developer
2 11 (20.75%) Designer
3 10 (18.87%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Web Developer
4 6 (11.32%) MySQL Developer
4 6 (11.32%) PHP Developer
4 6 (11.32%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 4 (7.55%) UX Designer
5 4 (7.55%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (3.77%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (3.77%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (3.77%) UI Designer
7 1 (1.89%) Web Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Web Designer
7 1 (1.89%) ColdFusion Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Server Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) E-Learning Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (69.81%) HTML
2 33 (62.26%) CSS
3 24 (45.28%) HTML5
4 19 (35.85%) jQuery
5 10 (18.87%) CSS3
6 9 (16.98%) XML
7 7 (13.21%) XHTML
8 6 (11.32%) XSD
8 6 (11.32%) Ajax
9 4 (7.55%) .NET
9 4 (7.55%) Flash
9 4 (7.55%) Laravel
10 3 (5.66%) Apache Flex
10 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
11 2 (3.77%) XSL
12 1 (1.89%) REST
12 1 (1.89%) Sass
12 1 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (1.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) User Experience
2 3 (5.66%) W3C
3 1 (1.89%) RIA
3 1 (1.89%) Animation
3 1 (1.89%) Photography
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.89%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.89%) Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.89%) VLE
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
2 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
2 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (22.64%) Content Management
1 12 (22.64%) Web Design
2 10 (18.87%) SEO
3 7 (13.21%) OO
4 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
4 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.55%) MVC
5 4 (7.55%) OOP
6 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Content Management
6 3 (5.66%) Analytics
7 2 (3.77%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (3.77%) Product Marketing
8 1 (1.89%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (1.89%) Web Analytics
8 1 (1.89%) Rapid Prototyping
8 1 (1.89%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.89%) 3D Animation
8 1 (1.89%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (1.89%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 34 (64.15%) JavaScript
2 7 (13.21%) PHP
2 7 (13.21%) Java
3 4 (7.55%) PHP5
3 4 (7.55%) PHP4
4 3 (5.66%) SQL
4 3 (5.66%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) R
5 1 (1.89%) C
5 1 (1.89%) C++
5 1 (1.89%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.55%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Symantec
1 4 (7.55%) VMware
1 4 (7.55%) Veeam
2 3 (5.66%) Google
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) Stellent
3 2 (3.77%) Zend
3 2 (3.77%) Omniture
3 2 (3.77%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.89%) Blackboard
4 1 (1.89%) hybris
4 1 (1.89%) Twitter
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