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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Adobe
UK / England
Rank 174 223 214
Rank change year-on-year +49 -9  
Contract jobs citing Adobe 607 536 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.45% 1.10% 1.07%
As % of the Vendors category 3.31% 2.52% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 379 290
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.66% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 38
Median hourly rate £16.18 £29.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.20% +73.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £9.00 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.63 £47.33 £47.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -46.06% +87.50%  

Adobe is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18337 21302 21687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.87% 43.60% 45.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11399 13076 12501
Median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 762 916
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.71 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Adobe
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Adobe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Adobe in England

Adobe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Adobe in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Adobe in England

Adobe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Adobe in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Adobe in England

Adobe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Adobe in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Adobe in England

Adobe
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Adobe in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 354 £425 +3.03% 85
South East +49 95 £350 +33.33% 28
East of England +17 46 £350 +7.69% 14
North West +50 38 £300 +9.09% 15
Yorkshire +20 20 £406 +25.00% 4
West Midlands +3 19 £413 +13.79% 8
East Midlands +6 17 £323 -21.81% 13
South West -1 11 £400 +23.07% 15
Midlands - 5 £400 - 1
North East -16 1 £300 -7.69% 2
Adobe
UK

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Adobe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Adobe.

1 475 (38.74%) HTML
2 419 (34.18%) CSS
3 394 (32.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 392 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
5 391 (31.89%) JavaScript
6 309 (25.20%) Marketing
7 277 (22.59%) User Experience
8 248 (20.23%) Java
9 205 (16.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 202 (16.48%) Analytics
11 200 (16.31%) Photoshop
12 187 (15.25%) CMS
13 178 (14.52%) XML
14 171 (13.95%) SQL
15 155 (12.64%) HTML5
16 152 (12.40%) Finance
17 137 (11.17%) jQuery
18 126 (10.28%) E-Commerce
19 120 (9.79%) Content Management
20 117 (9.54%) AngularJS
21 116 (9.46%) Adobe Illustrator
22 114 (9.30%) CSS3
23 110 (8.97%) Google
23 110 (8.97%) Wireframes
24 107 (8.73%) Front End Development
24 107 (8.73%) JSON
25 106 (8.65%) Web Services
26 102 (8.32%) Adobe Analytics
27 101 (8.24%) OO
28 99 (8.08%) Degree

Adobe
Top Related 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
1 394 (32.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 187 (15.25%) CMS
3 62 (5.06%) Apache
4 33 (2.69%) WordPress
5 32 (2.61%) Apache Solr
6 31 (2.53%) Confluence
7 22 (1.79%) SAS
8 20 (1.63%) LiveCycle
8 20 (1.63%) SharePoint
9 19 (1.55%) WebSphere
10 16 (1.31%) JBoss
11 15 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 14 (1.14%) WebLogic
13 13 (1.06%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.82%) Skype for Business
15 9 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.73%) Drupal
15 9 (0.73%) IIS
16 8 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
17 7 (0.57%) Marvel
Applications
1 205 (16.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 200 (16.31%) Photoshop
3 116 (9.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 62 (5.06%) MS Office
5 56 (4.57%) MS Excel
6 54 (4.40%) InDesign
7 52 (4.24%) MS PowerPoint
8 44 (3.59%) MS Visio
9 35 (2.85%) OmniGraffle
10 34 (2.77%) InVision
11 22 (1.79%) Adobe Captivate
12 16 (1.31%) Adobe After Effects
13 13 (1.06%) Acrobat
13 13 (1.06%) MS Project
14 11 (0.90%) Adobe Premiere
15 9 (0.73%) CINEMA 4D
16 7 (0.57%) FrameMaker
17 6 (0.49%) UXPin
18 5 (0.41%) SPSS
19 4 (0.33%) Maya
Business Applications
1 87 (7.10%) Adobe Campaign
2 28 (2.28%) Unica
3 18 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.49%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.49%) Sprinklr
4 6 (0.49%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.41%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.33%) Murex MxG2000
6 4 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.24%) Revive Adserver
7 3 (0.24%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 3 (0.24%) SAP Retail
7 3 (0.24%) Staffware
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.082%) Infor CRM
9 1 (0.082%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 102 (8.32%) Adobe Analytics
2 56 (4.57%) Google Analytics
3 34 (2.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 19 (1.55%) Google Tag Manager
5 18 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (0.82%) Office 365
8 9 (0.73%) GitHub
9 7 (0.57%) Yammer
10 6 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.41%) G Suite
11 5 (0.41%) SaaS
12 3 (0.24%) AdWords
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.24%) Google Drive
12 3 (0.24%) SmartFocus
13 2 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.16%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.37%) HTTP
2 24 (1.96%) Internet
3 15 (1.22%) WebEx
4 12 (0.98%) SSL
5 10 (0.82%) DNS
5 10 (0.82%) Intranet
5 10 (0.82%) SMS
5 10 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.57%) LDAP
7 6 (0.49%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.41%) VPN
9 4 (0.33%) DHCP
9 4 (0.33%) Network Security
9 4 (0.33%) snoop
9 4 (0.33%) VoIP
10 2 (0.16%) LAN
10 2 (0.16%) Skype
10 2 (0.16%) WAN
11 1 (0.082%) Broadband
11 1 (0.082%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.61%) Relational Database
3 29 (2.37%) MySQL
4 26 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
4 26 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (2.04%) RDBMS
6 24 (1.96%) Big Data
7 20 (1.63%) MongoDB
8 17 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (1.31%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.06%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.82%) MS Access
12 9 (0.73%) Jackrabbit
13 5 (0.41%) Endeca
13 5 (0.41%) QlikView
14 4 (0.33%) KDB
15 3 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 3 (0.24%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.24%) DB2
15 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 89 (7.26%) Axure RP
2 51 (4.16%) Git (software)
3 43 (3.51%) Maven
4 42 (3.43%) JIRA
5 40 (3.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 30 (2.45%) Jenkins
7 28 (2.28%) Dreamweaver
8 26 (2.12%) Eclipse
9 23 (1.88%) Grunt
10 22 (1.79%) Subversion
11 20 (1.63%) Selenium
12 18 (1.47%) Jasmine
13 17 (1.39%) Cucumber
14 13 (1.06%) gulp
15 12 (0.98%) Karma Test Runner
15 12 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
15 12 (0.98%) TortoiseSVN
16 11 (0.90%) Gradle
16 11 (0.90%) IntelliJ
16 11 (0.90%) JUnit
General
1 309 (25.20%) Marketing
2 152 (12.40%) Finance
3 97 (7.91%) Banking
4 96 (7.83%) Retail
5 36 (2.94%) Publishing
6 24 (1.96%) Advertising
6 24 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.88%) Legal
8 19 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.47%) Games
10 14 (1.14%) Automotive
10 14 (1.14%) Retail Banking
11 11 (0.90%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.82%) Front Office
13 7 (0.57%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.41%) Electronics
14 5 (0.41%) German Language
14 5 (0.41%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 424 (34.58%) Developer
2 250 (20.39%) Designer
3 121 (9.87%) Architect
4 105 (8.56%) UX Designer
5 100 (8.16%) UI Designer
6 95 (7.75%) Analyst
7 79 (6.44%) Java Developer
8 64 (5.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 62 (5.06%) Consultant
10 53 (4.32%) JavaScript Developer
11 49 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
12 44 (3.59%) UI/UX Designer
13 40 (3.26%) Visual Designer
14 35 (2.85%) UI Developer
15 33 (2.69%) HTML Developer
15 33 (2.69%) Web Designer
16 30 (2.45%) Business Analyst
16 30 (2.45%) Digital Analyst
16 30 (2.45%) HTML CSS Developer
17 27 (2.20%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 475 (38.74%) HTML
2 419 (34.18%) CSS
3 178 (14.52%) XML
4 155 (12.64%) HTML5
5 137 (11.17%) jQuery
6 117 (9.54%) AngularJS
7 114 (9.30%) CSS3
8 107 (8.73%) JSON
9 106 (8.65%) Web Services
10 96 (7.83%) J2EE
11 88 (7.18%) RESTful
12 77 (6.28%) Spring
13 73 (5.95%) .NET
14 71 (5.79%) SOAP
15 67 (5.46%) Hibernate
16 59 (4.81%) Ajax
17 56 (4.57%) Apache Sling
18 54 (4.40%) Apache Felix
19 51 (4.16%) OSGi
20 47 (3.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 277 (22.59%) User Experience
2 88 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (5.38%) Social Media
4 53 (4.32%) Mobile App
5 41 (3.34%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (1.96%) iPad
8 21 (1.71%) e-Learning
9 19 (1.55%) Graphic Design
10 18 (1.47%) Animation
10 18 (1.47%) Digital Media
10 18 (1.47%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.22%) W3C
12 12 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (0.82%) SCORM
14 8 (0.65%) Fintech
14 8 (0.65%) Motion Graphics
15 7 (0.57%) Data Centre
15 7 (0.57%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 69 (5.63%) Apple iOS
1 69 (5.63%) Windows
2 68 (5.55%) Android
3 62 (5.06%) Linux
4 49 (4.00%) Unix
5 22 (1.79%) Windows 7
6 18 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.98%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.49%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.41%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.24%) AIX
11 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.24%) zOS
12 2 (0.16%) Solaris
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (16.48%) Analytics
3 126 (10.28%) E-Commerce
4 120 (9.79%) Content Management
5 110 (8.97%) Wireframes
6 107 (8.73%) Front End Development
7 101 (8.24%) OO
8 91 (7.42%) CRM
9 87 (7.10%) Web Development
10 78 (6.36%) Digital Marketing
11 77 (6.28%) Scrum
12 76 (6.20%) Project Management
12 76 (6.20%) Responsive Web Design
13 72 (5.87%) Prototyping
14 64 (5.22%) SOA
14 64 (5.22%) Web Analytics
15 61 (4.98%) Visualisation
16 60 (4.89%) MVC
17 58 (4.73%) Migration
18 55 (4.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 391 (31.89%) JavaScript
2 248 (20.23%) Java
3 171 (13.95%) SQL
4 70 (5.71%) PHP
5 26 (2.12%) C#
6 22 (1.79%) Python
7 20 (1.63%) ABAP
8 18 (1.47%) ActionScript
9 14 (1.14%) PL/SQL
10 10 (0.82%) C
11 8 (0.65%) Perl
11 8 (0.65%) Ruby
12 7 (0.57%) Groovy
12 7 (0.57%) Scala
12 7 (0.57%) XAML
13 6 (0.49%) ES6
14 5 (0.41%) C++
14 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.33%) ECMAScript
15 4 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (8.08%) Degree
2 22 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.82%) ISEB
5 8 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.33%) MCSE
7 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.33%) PMP
8 3 (0.24%) APMG
8 3 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.24%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.24%) MOS
8 3 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.16%) HNC
9 2 (0.16%) MCTS
10 1 (0.082%) CISA
10 1 (0.082%) CISSP
10 1 (0.082%) MCP
10 1 (0.082%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.96%) QA
2 8 (0.65%) Actionable Recommendations
3 6 (0.49%) SLA
4 4 (0.33%) MiFID
5 3 (0.24%) WCAG
6 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.082%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.082%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.082%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.082%) PMO
7 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.57%) Docker
3 5 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.16%) StorNext
5 2 (0.16%) Xsan
6 1 (0.082%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.082%) HDFS
6 1 (0.082%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.082%) vCloud
6 1 (0.082%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.082%) vSphere
6 1 (0.082%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (0.90%) Puppet
2 9 (0.73%) TeamSite
3 7 (0.57%) SCCM
4 5 (0.41%) Kibana
5 4 (0.33%) Ansible
5 4 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.33%) OpenSSO
5 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.24%) Grafana
6 3 (0.24%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.082%) DameWare
8 1 (0.082%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.082%) logstash
8 1 (0.082%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.082%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 110 (8.97%) Google
2 99 (8.08%) Oracle
3 85 (6.93%) Microsoft
4 50 (4.08%) SAP
5 38 (3.10%) IBM
6 26 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (1.96%) Tableau
8 21 (1.71%) Apple
8 21 (1.71%) Omniture
9 16 (1.31%) Sybase
10 15 (1.22%) hybris
11 13 (1.06%) ATG
12 11 (0.90%) Atlassian
12 11 (0.90%) webMethods
13 10 (0.82%) Sitecore
14 9 (0.73%) Citrix
15 8 (0.65%) CA Agile Central
15 8 (0.65%) Cognos
15 8 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
15 8 (0.65%) VMware
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