Period
to 12 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 12 December 2018 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
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 162 198
Rank change year-on-year -18 +36 -7
Contract jobs citing Adobe 40 40 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.70% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 1.53% 1.66% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 24
North West median daily rate £385 £231 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.49% -38.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £140 £99 £197
90th Percentile £557 £388 £425
England median daily rate £413 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +3.13% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -27.78% -38.64%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £31.13
% change year-on-year -6.98% -30.92% +91.54%

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 the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,615 2,410 3,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.48% 42.39% 46.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,588 1,466 1,797
North West median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £209 £225 £263
90th Percentile £588 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 142 121
North West median hourly rate £18.50 £16.19 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.27% -17.50% +15.44%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.55 £43.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

Adobe
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Adobe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Adobe in the North West

Adobe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Adobe in the North West

Adobe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Adobe in the North West over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Adobe in the North West

Adobe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Adobe in the North West

Adobe
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Adobe within the North West region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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
Manchester -20 19 £425 +41.67% 31
Cheshire +4 16 £291 +29.44% 6
Lancashire -21 3 £385 +54.00% 4
Merseyside -3 2 £250 - 3
Adobe
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Adobe.

1 20 (50.00%) HTML
1 20 (50.00%) User Experience
2 19 (47.50%) CSS
3 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
5 14 (35.00%) Java
5 14 (35.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (35.00%) HTML5
6 13 (32.50%) Photoshop
7 11 (27.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 11 (27.50%) jQuery
7 11 (27.50%) Front End Development
8 10 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (22.50%) Axure RP
9 9 (22.50%) UX Design
9 9 (22.50%) JIRA
9 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
10 8 (20.00%) Karma Test Runner
10 8 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (20.00%) Wireframes
10 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 7 (17.50%) RESTful
11 7 (17.50%) CSS3
11 7 (17.50%) CMS
11 7 (17.50%) Scrum
11 7 (17.50%) Protractor
12 6 (15.00%) Handlebars
12 6 (15.00%) Bower
12 6 (15.00%) Bitbucket
12 6 (15.00%) SEO

Adobe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (27.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (17.50%) CMS
3 3 (7.50%) Confluence
4 2 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 13 (32.50%) Photoshop
3 8 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (7.50%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (7.50%) InDesign
4 3 (7.50%) InVision
5 2 (5.00%) Acrobat
5 2 (5.00%) Fireworks
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (2.50%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (5.00%) Yarn
3 1 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.50%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) npm
3 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Big Data
1 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
1 3 (7.50%) MySQL
1 3 (7.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Axure RP
1 9 (22.50%) JIRA
2 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (20.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 7 (17.50%) Protractor
4 6 (15.00%) Bitbucket
4 6 (15.00%) Bower
4 6 (15.00%) Maven
5 4 (10.00%) Gradle
6 3 (7.50%) Grunt
6 3 (7.50%) gulp
7 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.00%) Mocha
8 1 (2.50%) AdminStudio
8 1 (2.50%) Ant
8 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (2.50%) webpack
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Legal
3 3 (7.50%) Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Local Government
5 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Developer
2 11 (27.50%) Designer
3 4 (10.00%) Graphic Designer
3 4 (10.00%) UX Designer
4 3 (7.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Content Editor
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Designer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior UX Designer
6 1 (2.50%) Applications Packager
6 1 (2.50%) Architect
6 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce Architect
6 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Junior
6 1 (2.50%) Junior WordPress Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Software Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.50%) UI Designer
6 1 (2.50%) UI Developer
6 1 (2.50%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (50.00%) HTML
2 19 (47.50%) CSS
3 14 (35.00%) HTML5
4 11 (27.50%) jQuery
5 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
6 7 (17.50%) CSS3
6 7 (17.50%) RESTful
7 6 (15.00%) Ajax
7 6 (15.00%) Handlebars
8 5 (12.50%) XML
9 4 (10.00%) JSON
9 4 (10.00%) Sass
9 4 (10.00%) Spring
9 4 (10.00%) Vue.js
10 3 (7.50%) Dropwizard
10 3 (7.50%) Node.js
10 3 (7.50%) React
10 3 (7.50%) Spring Boot
10 3 (7.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (7.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) User Experience
2 6 (15.00%) Taxonomies
3 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.00%) Social Media
6 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.50%) Fintech
6 1 (2.50%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) Front End Development
3 10 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 9 (22.50%) UX Design
5 8 (20.00%) Wireframes
6 7 (17.50%) Scrum
7 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (15.00%) SEO
7 6 (15.00%) Workflow
8 5 (12.50%) Analytics
8 5 (12.50%) Content Management
9 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
9 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 4 (10.00%) Information Architecture
9 4 (10.00%) Prototyping
9 4 (10.00%) Service Design
9 4 (10.00%) User Stories
10 3 (7.50%) Migration
10 3 (7.50%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
2 14 (35.00%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) Assembly Language
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) SQL
5 1 (2.50%) VB
5 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) IBM
3 3 (7.50%) hybris
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Snow
3 3 (7.50%) Tealium
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Facebook
5 1 (2.50%) Google
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.50%) Symantec
5 1 (2.50%) Twitter
5 1 (2.50%) VMware