Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Adobe
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 203 190
Rank change year-on-year +43 -13 -68
Contract jobs citing Adobe 43 29 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.76% 0.43% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 1.76% 0.92% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 30
North West median daily rate £225 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +16.28% -5.15%
10th Percentile £100 £195 £189
90th Percentile £388 £425 £550
England median daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £27.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.70% -38.64% +175.00%
10th Percentile £15.48 £27.00 £15.48
90th Percentile £21.00 £27.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £20.75 £31.13 £16.13
% change year-on-year -33.33% +93.02% -5.15%

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 2443 3153 3553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.93% 46.31% 41.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1471 1874 1958
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 128 178
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £17.75 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.65% +3.38% +7.31%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.23 £46.45
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 24 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Adobe in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 November 2017. 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 +35 30 £140 -60.00% 9
Cheshire +7 9 £225 -43.75% 5
Lancashire +15 3 £250 - 1
Merseyside +4 1 - - 2
Adobe
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Adobe.

1 22 (51.16%) Photoshop
1 22 (51.16%) Wireframes
2 18 (41.86%) HTML
2 18 (41.86%) CSS
3 16 (37.21%) User Experience
4 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
5 14 (32.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (32.56%) HTML5
6 13 (30.23%) CSS3
6 13 (30.23%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (27.91%) Time Management
7 12 (27.91%) CMS
8 10 (23.26%) Web Design
8 10 (23.26%) Photography
8 10 (23.26%) Visualisation
8 10 (23.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (20.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 9 (20.93%) Texturing
9 9 (20.93%) 3D Modelling
9 9 (20.93%) Animation
9 9 (20.93%) ZBrush
9 9 (20.93%) 3D Graphics
9 9 (20.93%) 3ds Max
9 9 (20.93%) Project Planning
10 8 (18.60%) Windows
11 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
11 7 (16.28%) Content Management
11 7 (16.28%) jQuery
12 6 (13.95%) Front End Development

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 12 (27.91%) CMS
2 5 (11.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.30%) WordPress
4 3 (6.98%) Drupal
4 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.65%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.33%) EPiServer
6 1 (2.33%) Joomla!
Applications
1 22 (51.16%) Photoshop
2 14 (32.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (23.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (20.93%) 3ds Max
4 9 (20.93%) ZBrush
5 4 (9.30%) InVision
6 3 (6.98%) Fireworks
6 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (6.98%) UXPin
7 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
7 2 (4.65%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (2.33%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (2.33%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
2 2 (4.65%) Office 365
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (2.33%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.33%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Skype
2 3 (6.98%) VoIP
3 2 (4.65%) DHCP
3 2 (4.65%) DNS
3 2 (4.65%) Internet
3 2 (4.65%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.65%) SMS
3 2 (4.65%) VPN
3 2 (4.65%) WAN
3 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Grunt
1 5 (11.63%) gulp
2 4 (9.30%) Jasmine
2 4 (9.30%) Karma Test Runner
2 4 (9.30%) Mocha
3 3 (6.98%) Axure RP
3 3 (6.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (6.98%) Sinon.JS
4 2 (4.65%) webpack
5 1 (2.33%) Babel
5 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.33%) CasperJS
5 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (11.63%) Marketing
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Designer
2 8 (18.60%) Developer
3 7 (16.28%) 3D Modeller
3 7 (16.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (16.28%) UX Designer
4 4 (9.30%) Help Desk Officer
5 3 (6.98%) Content Editor
5 3 (6.98%) Graphic Designer
6 2 (4.65%) 3D Artist
6 2 (4.65%) Junior
6 2 (4.65%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Digital Designer
7 1 (2.33%) Graduate Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Security Administrator
7 1 (2.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) UI Designer
7 1 (2.33%) Web Content Editor
7 1 (2.33%) Web Designer
7 1 (2.33%) Web Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (41.86%) CSS
1 18 (41.86%) HTML
2 14 (32.56%) HTML5
3 13 (30.23%) CSS3
4 9 (20.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 7 (16.28%) jQuery
6 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
6 5 (11.63%) Node.js
6 5 (11.63%) React
7 4 (9.30%) Ajax
7 4 (9.30%) Chai
8 3 (6.98%) Apache Cordova
8 3 (6.98%) Ionic Framework
8 3 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (6.98%) XHTML
8 3 (6.98%) XML
9 2 (4.65%) DOM
9 2 (4.65%) LESS
9 2 (4.65%) Sass
10 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) User Experience
2 10 (23.26%) Photography
3 9 (20.93%) 3D Graphics
3 9 (20.93%) Animation
4 5 (11.63%) Graphic Design
5 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
5 3 (6.98%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (6.98%) Social Media
5 3 (6.98%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (6.98%) Web 2.0
6 2 (4.65%) Digital Media
6 2 (4.65%) iPhone
7 1 (2.33%) Fintech
7 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.65%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Phone
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (51.16%) Wireframes
2 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.23%) Responsive Web Design
4 12 (27.91%) Time Management
5 10 (23.26%) Visualisation
5 10 (23.26%) Web Design
6 9 (20.93%) 3D Modelling
6 9 (20.93%) Project Planning
6 9 (20.93%) Texturing
7 7 (16.28%) Content Management
8 6 (13.95%) Front End Development
8 6 (13.95%) User Stories
9 5 (11.63%) Mobile First
9 5 (11.63%) SEO
9 5 (11.63%) TDD
10 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
11 3 (6.98%) Mobile Application Development
11 3 (6.98%) Prototyping
11 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.98%) PHP
3 1 (2.33%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) VMware
3 1 (2.33%) Google
3 1 (2.33%) Sitecore