The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the West Midlands region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe
Rank 91 96 92
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Adobe 24 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.59% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 2.06% 1.22% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £225 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £20.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +59.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +23.57%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1166 904 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.32% 48.50% 48.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 378 461
Average daily rate £325 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 85 92
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £15.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +25.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.15% -5.00%
Adobe
England

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 9 £198 -12.22% 1
Warwickshire -1 3 £365 - 2
Staffordshire - 3 £275 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 2
Coventry - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Adobe
England

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 45 (71.43%) HTML
2 35 (55.56%) HTML5
3 28 (44.44%) Adobe Captivate
4 27 (42.86%) Flash
5 25 (39.68%) E-Learning
6 23 (36.51%) Multimedia
7 21 (33.33%) Photoshop
7 21 (33.33%) CSS
8 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
8 19 (30.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (19.05%) CSS3
10 11 (17.46%) E-Commerce
11 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 9 (14.29%) PHP
11 9 (14.29%) MS Office
11 9 (14.29%) SEO
11 9 (14.29%) Magento
11 9 (14.29%) jQuery
12 8 (12.70%) WordPress
12 8 (12.70%) Automotive
12 8 (12.70%) MySQL
13 7 (11.11%) Oracle
13 7 (11.11%) SQL
13 7 (11.11%) XHTML
13 7 (11.11%) CMS
13 7 (11.11%) NonStop SQL
14 6 (9.52%) Content Management
14 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
15 5 (7.94%) SAP
15 5 (7.94%) MS Excel

Adobe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 8 (12.70%) WordPress
2 7 (11.11%) CMS
3 4 (6.35%) LiveCycle
4 1 (1.59%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 28 (44.44%) Adobe Captivate
2 21 (33.33%) Photoshop
3 19 (30.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (14.29%) MS Office
5 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
6 4 (6.35%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (3.17%) Fireworks
8 1 (1.59%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (1.59%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (14.29%) Magento
2 3 (4.76%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (4.76%) Maximo
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) MySQL
2 7 (11.11%) NonStop SQL
3 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (36.51%) Multimedia
2 8 (12.70%) Automotive
3 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 5 (7.94%) Publishing
3 5 (7.94%) Marketing
4 4 (6.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Military
5 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (63.49%) Developer
2 23 (36.51%) Multimedia Developer
3 15 (23.81%) Graduate
4 9 (14.29%) Designer
5 7 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Front-End Web Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Web Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Web Team Leader
7 3 (4.76%) Web Content Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Web Designer
7 3 (4.76%) Trainer
7 3 (4.76%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.76%) Content Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Training Manager
8 2 (3.17%) User Experience Designer
8 2 (3.17%) UI Designer
9 1 (1.59%) UI Developer
9 1 (1.59%) ABAP Developer
9 1 (1.59%) Graphic Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (71.43%) HTML
2 35 (55.56%) HTML5
3 27 (42.86%) Flash
4 21 (33.33%) CSS
5 12 (19.05%) CSS3
6 9 (14.29%) jQuery
7 7 (11.11%) XHTML
8 5 (7.94%) JSON
8 5 (7.94%) Sass
9 2 (3.17%) .NET
10 1 (1.59%) XML
10 1 (1.59%) XSL
10 1 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.59%) Apache Flex
10 1 (1.59%) MXML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (39.68%) E-Learning
2 4 (6.35%) W3C
3 3 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.76%) Social Media
4 2 (3.17%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.59%) Life Science
5 1 (1.59%) Open Source
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.59%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Windows
1 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) E-Commerce
2 9 (14.29%) SEO
3 6 (9.52%) Content Management
4 5 (7.94%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (6.35%) Web Development
5 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.76%) ERP
6 3 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Content Management
7 2 (3.17%) Usability Testing
7 2 (3.17%) Validation
8 1 (1.59%) Web Design
8 1 (1.59%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.59%) OO
8 1 (1.59%) CRM
8 1 (1.59%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) JavaScript
2 9 (14.29%) PHP
3 7 (11.11%) SQL
4 3 (4.76%) VBA
5 2 (3.17%) XAML
5 2 (3.17%) Java
6 1 (1.59%) C#
6 1 (1.59%) Perl
6 1 (1.59%) ABAP
6 1 (1.59%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.59%) Ruby
6 1 (1.59%) PHP5
6 1 (1.59%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.59%) Degree
1 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) Oracle
3 5 (7.94%) SAP
4 3 (4.76%) Sony
4 3 (4.76%) Stellent
5 1 (1.59%) ESRI
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
5 1 (1.59%) Apple
5 1 (1.59%) JD Edwards
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