Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 142 194
Rank change year-on-year -33 +52 -6
Contract jobs citing Adobe 43 62 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 1.13% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.81% 2.60% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 23
North West median daily rate £350 £290 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +5.45% -8.33%
10th Percentile £226 £103 £171
90th Percentile £548 £440 £450
England median daily rate £401 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.25% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £16.18 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.79% -40.07% -41.51%
10th Percentile £16.30 £11.52 £16.45
90th Percentile £21.50 £31.76 £47.33
England median hourly rate £21.00 £16.18 £23.75
% change year-on-year +29.79% -31.87% +42.05%

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 2,378 2,385 3,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.67% 43.58% 44.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,395 1,379 1,940
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £246 £225 £254
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 153 170
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.64 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.90 £47.03
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +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 20 June 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 20 June 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
Cheshire +7 18 £345 -21.59% 4
Manchester -46 17 £338 +25.00% 22
Lancashire -3 6 £532 +112.80% 2
Merseyside +9 2 £475 +48.44% 1
Adobe
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 27 (62.79%) User Experience
2 25 (58.14%) HTML
2 25 (58.14%) CSS
3 21 (48.84%) JavaScript
3 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (44.19%) Wireframes
5 15 (34.88%) Photoshop
6 13 (30.23%) CMS
6 13 (30.23%) jQuery
7 12 (27.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 11 (25.58%) HTML5
8 11 (25.58%) QA
9 10 (23.26%) Axure RP
9 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
9 10 (23.26%) SEO
9 10 (23.26%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (23.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (20.93%) Front End Development
10 9 (20.93%) Content Management
10 9 (20.93%) Ajax
11 7 (16.28%) XML
11 7 (16.28%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (13.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (13.95%) CSS3
12 6 (13.95%) Scrum
12 6 (13.95%) Visualisation
12 6 (13.95%) Information Architecture
13 5 (11.63%) Animation
13 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
13 5 (11.63%) Pharmaceutical

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 13 (30.23%) CMS
2 12 (27.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.33%) Drupal
3 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Photoshop
2 6 (13.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (9.30%) 3ds Max
3 4 (9.30%) Adobe After Effects
3 4 (9.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (9.30%) ZBrush
4 3 (6.98%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (4.65%) Fireworks
5 2 (4.65%) InDesign
5 2 (4.65%) InVision
5 2 (4.65%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (2.33%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (2.33%) Chatbot
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Adobe Analytics
1 3 (6.98%) npm
2 2 (4.65%) Yarn
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) DHCP
1 1 (2.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) MySQL
1 2 (4.65%) Power BI
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
2 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Axure RP
2 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.63%) Grunt
2 5 (11.63%) Subversion
3 3 (6.98%) Maven
3 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.65%) gulp
4 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.65%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (4.65%) Mocha
5 1 (2.33%) Gradle
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 5 (11.63%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Designer
1 12 (27.91%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) UX Designer
3 5 (11.63%) Author
3 5 (11.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (11.63%) Web Author
4 4 (9.30%) 3D Modeller
5 2 (4.65%) Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Content Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Digital Designer
5 2 (4.65%) Salesforce Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) UI Developer
5 2 (4.65%) UI Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) UI/UX Developer
5 2 (4.65%) UX Developer
5 2 (4.65%) UX Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Web Content Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Web Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Website Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (58.14%) CSS
1 25 (58.14%) HTML
2 13 (30.23%) jQuery
3 11 (25.58%) HTML5
4 10 (23.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 9 (20.93%) Ajax
6 7 (16.28%) XML
7 6 (13.95%) CSS3
8 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
8 5 (11.63%) Sass
8 5 (11.63%) XHTML
9 4 (9.30%) DOM
9 4 (9.30%) React
9 4 (9.30%) RESTful
9 4 (9.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 3 (6.98%) JSP
10 3 (6.98%) LESS
10 3 (6.98%) SOAP
10 3 (6.98%) Web Services
10 3 (6.98%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (62.79%) User Experience
2 7 (16.28%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.63%) Animation
4 4 (9.30%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (9.30%) Photography
4 4 (9.30%) Web 2.0
5 3 (6.98%) Social Media
5 3 (6.98%) Taxonomies
6 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.33%) e-Learning
7 1 (2.33%) Graphic Design
7 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.33%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Android
1 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
1 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) Wireframes
3 10 (23.26%) Responsive Web Design
3 10 (23.26%) SEO
3 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
4 9 (20.93%) Content Management
4 9 (20.93%) Front End Development
5 6 (13.95%) Information Architecture
5 6 (13.95%) Scrum
5 6 (13.95%) Visualisation
6 5 (11.63%) Analytics
6 5 (11.63%) CRM
6 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
6 5 (11.63%) Prototyping
7 4 (9.30%) 3D Modelling
7 4 (9.30%) Instructional Design
7 4 (9.30%) Project Planning
7 4 (9.30%) Texturing
7 4 (9.30%) Time Management
7 4 (9.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (48.84%) JavaScript
2 5 (11.63%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) C#
4 3 (6.98%) PHP
5 2 (4.65%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.33%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.33%) XenApp
1 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.33%) SCCM
1 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (6.98%) Tealium
3 2 (4.65%) Conga
3 2 (4.65%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) Apigee
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) Hotjar
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
4 1 (2.33%) Pardot
4 1 (2.33%) Sophos
4 1 (2.33%) Symantec
4 1 (2.33%) Twitter