Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 212 281 245
Rank change year-on-year +69 -36 -4
Contract jobs citing Adobe 829 223 939
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.29% 0.86% 1.16%
As % of the Vendors category 3.22% 1.97% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 137 579
10th Percentile £243 £206 £163
25th Percentile £336 £263 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £400 £410
Median % change year-on-year +15.63% -2.44% -3.53%
75th Percentile £563 £500 £500
90th Percentile £675 £560 £588
UK median daily rate £465 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +16.25% - -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 17
10th Percentile £20.78 £13.24 £11.41
25th Percentile £23.07 £18.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -55.00% +100.00%
75th Percentile £32.38 £24.03 £51.00
90th Percentile £49.85 £47.75 "
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -55.00% +189.86%

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 25,732 11,340 34,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.17% 43.88% 42.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,072 7,487 21,915
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
25th Percentile £400 £366 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £560
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 808 326 1,160
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.74 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.81 £19.22
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +8.27% +10.94%
75th Percentile £42.55 £45.00 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £53.88 £51.71
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £19.64
% change year-on-year -9.30% +9.47% +15.53%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +58 574 £489 +15.00% 135
South East -50 81 £350 - 39
North of England -49 45 £370 +5.71% 57
South West -12 35 £400 +68.42% 17
Midlands -48 31 £500 +25.00% 21
East of England -21 30 £475 -5.00% 14
North West -34 24 £370 +74.12% 37
West Midlands -39 24 £500 - 17
Yorkshire -47 17 £475 +15.85% 11
East Midlands -31 7 £475 +18.75% 2
North East -7 4 £465 - 9
Adobe
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 288 (34.74%) User Experience
2 283 (34.14%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (27.62%) Analytics
4 221 (26.66%) Social Skills
5 198 (23.88%) Sketch
6 188 (22.68%) HTML
7 187 (22.56%) Marketing
8 183 (22.07%) CSS
9 180 (21.71%) JavaScript
10 174 (20.99%) Wireframes
11 169 (20.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 138 (16.65%) Prototyping
13 128 (15.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 126 (15.20%) Accessibility
15 121 (14.60%) InVision
15 121 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
16 120 (14.48%) Adobe Analytics
16 120 (14.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 119 (14.35%) Finance
18 116 (13.99%) CMS
18 116 (13.99%) Photoshop
19 90 (10.86%) Google
19 90 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
19 90 (10.86%) Figma
20 87 (10.49%) Adobe Illustrator
21 83 (10.01%) E-Commerce
21 83 (10.01%) Retail
22 82 (9.89%) Zeplin
23 80 (9.65%) SQL
24 79 (9.53%) Axure RP

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
1 169 (20.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 116 (13.99%) CMS
3 29 (3.50%) SharePoint
4 23 (2.77%) SAS
5 21 (2.53%) WordPress
6 19 (2.29%) Confluence
7 16 (1.93%) Apache
8 11 (1.33%) Drupal
9 7 (0.84%) SAP Portal
10 4 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.48%) JBoss
10 4 (0.48%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.36%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.24%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.24%) Documentum
12 2 (0.24%) Headless CMS
12 2 (0.24%) OnBase
12 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 198 (23.88%) Sketch
2 121 (14.60%) InVision
3 120 (14.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 116 (13.99%) Photoshop
5 90 (10.86%) Figma
6 87 (10.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 82 (9.89%) Zeplin
8 70 (8.44%) Adobe XD
9 67 (8.08%) Microsoft Office
10 54 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
11 32 (3.86%) InDesign
12 31 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 20 (2.41%) Adobe After Effects
14 17 (2.05%) Adobe Premiere
15 16 (1.93%) Adobe Captivate
16 15 (1.81%) Marvel
17 9 (1.09%) Chatbot
18 8 (0.97%) FrameMaker
19 5 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
20 4 (0.48%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 31 (3.74%) Adobe Campaign
2 16 (1.93%) Magento
3 7 (0.84%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.72%) Shopify
5 4 (0.48%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.36%) Sprinklr
7 2 (0.24%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.24%) SessionCam
7 2 (0.24%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.24%) Workfront
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.12%) FastStats
8 1 (0.12%) Radian6
8 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 128 (15.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 120 (14.48%) Adobe Analytics
3 57 (6.88%) Google Analytics
3 57 (6.88%) Power Platform
4 36 (4.34%) GitHub
5 33 (3.98%) AWS
6 30 (3.62%) Microsoft 365
7 28 (3.38%) Azure
8 17 (2.05%) Serverless
9 15 (1.81%) GCP
10 13 (1.57%) Miro
11 9 (1.09%) GitHub Actions
11 9 (1.09%) Trello
12 8 (0.97%) npm
13 7 (0.84%) Google Tag Manager
14 6 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
14 6 (0.72%) SaaS
15 5 (0.60%) Akamai
15 5 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.60%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.90%) Internet
2 15 (1.81%) DNS
3 10 (1.21%) DHCP
4 9 (1.09%) HTTP
4 9 (1.09%) LAN
5 8 (0.97%) WAN
6 5 (0.60%) FTP
6 5 (0.60%) Intranet
6 5 (0.60%) Junos
6 5 (0.60%) SAN
6 5 (0.60%) VPN
7 4 (0.48%) Broadband
7 4 (0.48%) Extranet
7 4 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.36%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.24%) Firewall
9 2 (0.24%) SMS
9 2 (0.24%) SMTP
9 2 (0.24%) SNMP
9 2 (0.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.24%) Tableau
2 56 (6.76%) Power BI
3 14 (1.69%) Metadata
3 14 (1.69%) SQL Server
4 11 (1.33%) Hadoop
5 8 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.60%) Big Data
7 5 (0.60%) MySQL
7 5 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.48%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.36%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.36%) Qlik Sense
9 3 (0.36%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.24%) Looker
10 2 (0.24%) QlikView
10 2 (0.24%) Redis
10 2 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 79 (9.53%) Axure RP
2 61 (7.36%) Git (software)
3 48 (5.79%) JIRA
4 33 (3.98%) JUnit
5 29 (3.50%) Jenkins
6 17 (2.05%) Mockito
7 13 (1.57%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.57%) Dreamweaver
8 11 (1.33%) gulp
8 11 (1.33%) Maven
9 10 (1.21%) Grunt
10 9 (1.09%) Cypress.io
10 9 (1.09%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.97%) Subversion
12 7 (0.84%) webpack
13 6 (0.72%) Balsamiq
13 6 (0.72%) JMeter
14 5 (0.60%) Gerrit
14 5 (0.60%) IntelliJ
14 5 (0.60%) Selenium
General
1 221 (26.66%) Social Skills
2 187 (22.56%) Marketing
3 119 (14.35%) Finance
4 90 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (10.01%) Retail
6 70 (8.44%) Presentation Skills
7 44 (5.31%) Banking
8 31 (3.74%) Organisational Skills
9 29 (3.50%) Publishing
10 24 (2.90%) Public Sector
11 21 (2.53%) Advertising
12 18 (2.17%) German Language
13 17 (2.05%) French Language
14 13 (1.57%) Investment Banking
15 12 (1.45%) Telecoms
16 11 (1.33%) Back Office
16 11 (1.33%) Multimedia
17 10 (1.21%) Influencing Skills
18 9 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
18 9 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 289 (34.86%) Designer
2 140 (16.89%) Developer
3 130 (15.68%) UX Designer
4 121 (14.60%) UI Designer
5 104 (12.55%) Analyst
6 56 (6.76%) UI/UX Designer
7 45 (5.43%) Architect
8 41 (4.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 40 (4.83%) Digital Analyst
10 35 (4.22%) Data Analyst
10 35 (4.22%) Digital Designer
11 28 (3.38%) Senior Designer
12 24 (2.90%) Consultant
13 23 (2.77%) Senior Developer
14 22 (2.65%) Marketing Manager
15 19 (2.29%) Digital Analytics Analyst
16 18 (2.17%) Senior UX Designer
17 17 (2.05%) Digital UX Designer
17 17 (2.05%) Graphic Designer
18 16 (1.93%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (22.68%) HTML
2 183 (22.07%) CSS
3 70 (8.44%) jQuery
4 61 (7.36%) React
5 47 (5.67%) CSS3
6 45 (5.43%) HTML5
7 43 (5.19%) Sass
8 38 (4.58%) XML
9 29 (3.50%) Node.js
10 27 (3.26%) OSGi
11 23 (2.77%) JSON
12 22 (2.65%) Redux
12 22 (2.65%) RESTful
12 22 (2.65%) Web Services
13 20 (2.41%) Ajax
14 19 (2.29%) REST
14 19 (2.29%) Spring
15 16 (1.93%) AngularJS
15 16 (1.93%) Preactjs
16 14 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 288 (34.74%) User Experience
2 50 (6.03%) Mobile App
3 38 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (4.22%) Social Media
4 35 (4.22%) W3C
5 29 (3.50%) Animation
6 24 (2.90%) Graphic Design
7 23 (2.77%) e-Learning
8 19 (2.29%) Marketing Technology
9 12 (1.45%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.45%) FMCG
9 12 (1.45%) Taxonomies
10 11 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.97%) iPad
11 8 (0.97%) Motion Graphics
11 8 (0.97%) Video Editing
12 7 (0.84%) SCORM
13 6 (0.72%) Learning Management System
13 6 (0.72%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.72%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 58 (7.00%) Apple iOS
2 57 (6.88%) Android
3 35 (4.22%) Windows
4 15 (1.81%) Windows 10
5 12 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
6 11 (1.33%) Linux
7 10 (1.21%) Unix
8 8 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.84%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.60%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (34.14%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (27.62%) Analytics
3 174 (20.99%) Wireframes
4 138 (16.65%) Prototyping
5 121 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
6 83 (10.01%) E-Commerce
7 79 (9.53%) User Research
8 72 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
9 70 (8.44%) Digital Marketing
10 69 (8.32%) Visualisation
11 66 (7.96%) Content Management
11 66 (7.96%) Typography
12 62 (7.48%) Scrum
13 57 (6.88%) Project Management
14 56 (6.76%) DevOps
14 56 (6.76%) Workshop Facilitation
15 55 (6.63%) CRM
15 55 (6.63%) Data Analysis
15 55 (6.63%) Front End Development
16 54 (6.51%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 180 (21.71%) JavaScript
2 80 (9.65%) SQL
3 72 (8.69%) Java
4 40 (4.83%) Python
5 18 (2.17%) ES6
5 18 (2.17%) Java 8
6 16 (1.93%) Java 11
7 13 (1.57%) TypeScript
8 11 (1.33%) ABAP
8 11 (1.33%) PHP
9 10 (1.21%) C
10 8 (0.97%) ES7
10 8 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.84%) C#
11 7 (0.84%) HiveQL
11 7 (0.84%) Kotlin
11 7 (0.84%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.72%) C++
13 5 (0.60%) Scala
14 4 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 78 (9.41%) Degree
2 27 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.36%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.12%) CIPD
5 1 (0.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.12%) MBA
5 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (15.20%) Accessibility
2 28 (3.38%) QA
3 23 (2.77%) WCAG
4 15 (1.81%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.21%) SLA
6 4 (0.48%) COBIT
7 3 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.36%) GDPR
7 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) GxP
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (4.10%) Docker
2 26 (3.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.60%) vSphere
6 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.36%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 10 (1.21%) SCCM
2 8 (0.97%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.84%) Puppet
4 5 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (0.36%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.24%) Terraform
8 1 (0.12%) Ansible
8 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 90 (10.86%) Google
2 52 (6.27%) Microsoft
3 39 (4.70%) Salesforce.com
4 27 (3.26%) SAP
5 23 (2.77%) Marketo
6 19 (2.29%) Teradata
7 17 (2.05%) Apple
8 13 (1.57%) Oracle
9 12 (1.45%) hybris
10 11 (1.33%) webMethods
11 9 (1.09%) Alteryx
11 9 (1.09%) VMware
12 7 (0.84%) Facebook
12 7 (0.84%) New Relic
13 6 (0.72%) MuleSoft
14 5 (0.60%) Cadence
14 5 (0.60%) Dell
14 5 (0.60%) Dynatrace
14 5 (0.60%) Kaspersky
14 5 (0.60%) Veeam