The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 29 April 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 22 34
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12  
Contract jobs citing Adobe 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.44% 1.35% 1.38%
As % of the Vendors category 3.85% 3.77% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £163 - £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -19.10% +25.00%  

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 Staffordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 52 53 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 37.41% 35.81% 53.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 64
Median daily rate £338 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £10.96 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.30% -46.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Adobe
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Adobe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Adobe in Staffordshire

Adobe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Adobe in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Adobe.

1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (50.00%) HNC
1 1 (50.00%) HND
1 1 (50.00%) Acrobat
1 1 (50.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (50.00%) FrameMaker
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (50.00%) Autodesk Inventor

Adobe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Acrobat
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (50.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (50.00%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (50.00%) FrameMaker
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Author
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Graphic Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Author
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HNC
1 1 (50.00%) HND