Period
to 18 April 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Adobe products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Adobe over the 6 months to 18 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Adobe
UK > England
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 237 226 231
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 -48
Contract jobs citing Adobe 452 595 1,115
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.15% 1.27%
As % of the Vendors category 2.64% 2.71% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 402 650
10th Percentile £201 £150 £213
25th Percentile £313 £250 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £500 £500 £501
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 10
10th Percentile £15.16 £13.69 £12.14
25th Percentile £17.63 £18.88 £18.13
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 £21.15
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.50% +11.29%
75th Percentile £41.29 £47.81 £23.56
90th Percentile £50.50 £50.00 £28.63
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £20.50 £21.16
% change year-on-year +15.85% -3.12% +11.37%

Adobe is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 17,101 21,940 36,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.53% 42.51% 41.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,084 13,898 23,529
10th Percentile £263 £221 £263
25th Percentile £369 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £460
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £656 £651 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 914 1,202
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.75 £10.92
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.92% +5.71% +0.40%
75th Percentile £43.75 £29.05 £34.44
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.05% +8.00% +2.94%

Adobe
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Adobe as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Adobe in England

Adobe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Adobe in England.

Daily rate trend for Adobe in England

Adobe
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Adobe in England over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Adobe in England

Adobe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Adobe in England.

Hourly rate trend for Adobe in England

Adobe
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Adobe in England over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Adobe in England

Adobe
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Adobe within the England region over the 6 months to 18 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -34 287 £425 +6.31% 79
South East +16 65 £375 - 23
North of England +56 38 £275 -15.38% 31
North West +39 20 £330 -0.38% 18
Midlands +32 19 £275 -27.63% 13
Yorkshire +25 17 £220 -34.81% 13
West Midlands +17 15 £275 -27.63% 10
East of England +25 14 £475 +90.00% 10
South West +25 8 £488 +21.88% 20
East Midlands +21 6 £250 -33.33% 3
North East +29 1 £175 +45.42%
Adobe
UK

For the 6 months to 18 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Adobe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Adobe.

1 165 (36.50%) User Experience
2 159 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (25.66%) Marketing
4 105 (23.23%) Analytics
5 92 (20.35%) HTML
6 85 (18.81%) Wireframes
7 82 (18.14%) Photoshop
8 81 (17.92%) Sketch
9 79 (17.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 78 (17.26%) JavaScript
11 77 (17.04%) CSS
12 72 (15.93%) Adobe Illustrator
13 69 (15.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 65 (14.38%) InVision
15 61 (13.50%) Prototyping
16 59 (13.05%) Adobe XD
17 53 (11.73%) Workshop Facilitation
18 50 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
19 49 (10.84%) Degree
20 47 (10.40%) User Stories
20 47 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
20 47 (10.40%) Adobe Analytics
21 46 (10.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
22 44 (9.73%) Axure RP
22 44 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
23 43 (9.51%) Zeplin
24 42 (9.29%) JIRA
25 41 (9.07%) Storytelling
26 39 (8.63%) Acceptance Criteria
26 39 (8.63%) SQL

Adobe
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 69 (15.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 37 (8.19%) CMS
3 20 (4.42%) Confluence
4 18 (3.98%) SharePoint
5 12 (2.65%) SAS
5 12 (2.65%) WordPress
6 11 (2.43%) SAP Portal
7 8 (1.77%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (1.33%) Apache
10 3 (0.66%) JBoss
11 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.22%) Moodle
12 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 82 (18.14%) Photoshop
2 81 (17.92%) Sketch
3 79 (17.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 72 (15.93%) Adobe Illustrator
5 65 (14.38%) InVision
6 59 (13.05%) Adobe XD
7 44 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
8 43 (9.51%) Zeplin
9 32 (7.08%) Figma
10 26 (5.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 21 (4.65%) Adobe After Effects
11 21 (4.65%) Adobe Captivate
12 19 (4.20%) Adobe Premiere
12 19 (4.20%) InDesign
12 19 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
13 10 (2.21%) CINEMA 4D
14 8 (1.77%) Acrobat
15 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
16 5 (1.11%) Maya
16 5 (1.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (3.32%) Adobe Campaign
2 11 (2.43%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (0.66%) Magento
3 3 (0.66%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.44%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.22%) FastStats
5 1 (0.22%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 47 (10.40%) Adobe Analytics
2 46 (10.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 24 (5.31%) AWS
3 24 (5.31%) Microsoft 365
4 23 (5.09%) Google Analytics
5 12 (2.65%) Azure
6 10 (2.21%) npm
7 9 (1.99%) GCP
8 8 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.77%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.77%) Power Platform
9 7 (1.55%) GitHub
10 6 (1.33%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (1.33%) Amazon Glacier
10 6 (1.33%) SaaS
11 5 (1.11%) Serverless
12 2 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.44%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.44%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.88%) DNS
2 11 (2.43%) Internet
3 10 (2.21%) Broadband
4 7 (1.55%) LAN
5 6 (1.33%) DHCP
5 6 (1.33%) SMS
5 6 (1.33%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.11%) DMARC
6 5 (1.11%) Intranet
6 5 (1.11%) SMTP
6 5 (1.11%) SSL
6 5 (1.11%) VPN
6 5 (1.11%) WAN
7 4 (0.88%) HTTP
8 3 (0.66%) ADSL
8 3 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.66%) WebEx
9 2 (0.44%) DSL
9 2 (0.44%) Extranet
9 2 (0.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.53%) Tableau
2 11 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (1.77%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.55%) Amazon Redshift
4 7 (1.55%) Qlik Sense
5 6 (1.33%) Amazon Athena
5 6 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.33%) Power BI
6 5 (1.11%) CockroachDB
7 3 (0.66%) Big Data
7 3 (0.66%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.44%) Jackrabbit
8 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.22%) MySQL
9 1 (0.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (9.73%) Axure RP
2 42 (9.29%) JIRA
3 22 (4.87%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.10%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.21%) Balsamiq
5 10 (2.21%) JUnit
5 10 (2.21%) Selenium
5 10 (2.21%) webpack
6 7 (1.55%) Cypress.io
7 6 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.33%) gulp
8 5 (1.11%) Mockito
9 3 (0.66%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (0.66%) Grunt
9 3 (0.66%) Maven
10 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.22%) Gradle
11 1 (0.22%) Mocha
General
1 116 (25.66%) Marketing
2 35 (7.74%) Finance
3 31 (6.86%) Retail
4 25 (5.53%) Publishing
5 18 (3.98%) Public Sector
6 14 (3.10%) Advertising
7 13 (2.88%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.21%) Banking
8 10 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.77%) Games
9 8 (1.77%) Law
9 8 (1.77%) Polish Language
10 7 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.55%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.88%) French Language
11 4 (0.88%) German Language
12 3 (0.66%) Electronics
12 3 (0.66%) Police
13 2 (0.44%) Legal
14 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 180 (39.82%) Designer
2 82 (18.14%) Developer
3 77 (17.04%) UX Designer
4 70 (15.49%) UI Designer
5 48 (10.62%) UI/UX Designer
6 38 (8.41%) Senior Designer
7 36 (7.96%) Analyst
7 36 (7.96%) Digital Designer
8 23 (5.09%) Senior UX Designer
9 22 (4.87%) Graphic Designer
10 19 (4.20%) Architect
11 18 (3.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 17 (3.76%) Consultant
12 17 (3.76%) Data Analyst
13 15 (3.32%) Digital UX Designer
14 14 (3.10%) Lead Designer
15 12 (2.65%) Senior UI Designer
16 11 (2.43%) ABAP Developer
16 11 (2.43%) SAP Developer
17 10 (2.21%) Senior Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (20.35%) HTML
2 77 (17.04%) CSS
3 25 (5.53%) HTML5
4 24 (5.31%) CSS3
5 23 (5.09%) jQuery
5 23 (5.09%) Sass
6 20 (4.42%) React
7 12 (2.65%) JSON
7 12 (2.65%) Node.js
8 11 (2.43%) AngularJS
8 11 (2.43%) REST
8 11 (2.43%) Web Dynpro
9 10 (2.21%) Ajax
10 9 (1.99%) Material Design
10 9 (1.99%) RESTful
10 9 (1.99%) SOAP
10 9 (1.99%) Spring
11 7 (1.55%) LESS
11 7 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (1.55%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 165 (36.50%) User Experience
2 50 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (7.08%) Social Media
4 29 (6.42%) Mobile App
5 24 (5.31%) W3C
6 23 (5.09%) Animation
6 23 (5.09%) Graphic Design
7 22 (4.87%) e-Learning
8 14 (3.10%) Video Editing
9 13 (2.88%) Marketing Technology
9 13 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.77%) Photography
11 7 (1.55%) Blog
11 7 (1.55%) Digital Media
11 7 (1.55%) FMCG
12 6 (1.33%) Learning Management System
13 5 (1.11%) Motion Graphics
13 5 (1.11%) Taxonomies
13 5 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.88%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.30%) Android
1 33 (7.30%) Apple iOS
2 19 (4.20%) Windows
3 13 (2.88%) Windows 10
4 7 (1.55%) Mac OS
5 5 (1.11%) Linux
6 3 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.44%) Unix
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (23.23%) Analytics
3 85 (18.81%) Wireframes
4 61 (13.50%) Prototyping
5 53 (11.73%) Workshop Facilitation
6 47 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
6 47 (10.40%) User Stories
7 41 (9.07%) Storytelling
8 39 (8.63%) Acceptance Criteria
8 39 (8.63%) CRM
9 36 (7.96%) Backlog Management
10 34 (7.52%) Human-Centred Design
10 34 (7.52%) Scrum
11 33 (7.30%) Project Management
12 32 (7.08%) E-Commerce
12 32 (7.08%) Service Design
13 31 (6.86%) Content Management
13 31 (6.86%) Data Analysis
13 31 (6.86%) Workflow
14 30 (6.64%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 78 (17.26%) JavaScript
2 39 (8.63%) SQL
3 30 (6.64%) Python
4 28 (6.19%) Java
5 20 (4.42%) R
6 16 (3.54%) ES6
7 11 (2.43%) ABAP
8 9 (1.99%) C
9 7 (1.55%) Java 8
9 7 (1.55%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.88%) AppleScript
10 4 (0.88%) PHP
11 3 (0.66%) C#
12 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.44%) ES7
13 1 (0.22%) Groovy
13 1 (0.22%) Perl
13 1 (0.22%) Scala
13 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (10.84%) Degree
2 30 (6.64%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.20%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.44%) MCSE
5 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.22%) PMP
6 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.19%) QA
2 19 (4.20%) WCAG
3 11 (2.43%) GDPR
4 10 (2.21%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.44%) PMO
6 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.88%) SCCM
2 3 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (0.44%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) Puppet
4 1 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (8.41%) Google
2 29 (6.42%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.87%) Salesforce.com
4 20 (4.42%) SAP
5 12 (2.65%) webMethods
6 10 (2.21%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 7 (1.55%) Apple
7 7 (1.55%) Facebook
7 7 (1.55%) Marketo
7 7 (1.55%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.33%) Teradata
8 6 (1.33%) Twitter
9 5 (1.11%) DocuSign
9 5 (1.11%) Optimizely
9 5 (1.11%) Oracle
10 4 (0.88%) Instagram
10 4 (0.88%) Openreach
10 4 (0.88%) YouTube
11 3 (0.66%) Databricks
11 3 (0.66%) Monetate