Period
to 22 May 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 May 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
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 200 236
Rank change year-on-year +6 +36 -39
Contract jobs citing Adobe 1,426 1,210 1,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.34% 1.11%
As % of the Vendors category 3.40% 3.04% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 728 816
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £214 £213 £200
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 26
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -15.66% +24.92%
10th Percentile £11.40 £13.95 £9.50
90th Percentile £60.28 £38.00 £78.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £20.75
% change year-on-year +12.83% -18.84% +29.69%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 41,985 39,849 46,369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.70% 44.21% 43.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,172 24,464 28,131
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,463 1,406 1,641
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.71% -5.56% +7.46%

Adobe
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Adobe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Adobe in the UK

Adobe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Adobe in the UK

Adobe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Adobe over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Adobe in the UK

Adobe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Adobe in the UK

Adobe
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Adobe over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Adobe in the UK

Adobe
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Adobe within the UK over the 6 months to 22 May 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
England +20 1,366 £400 - 434
London -1 849 £425 - 190
UK excluding London +4 560 £375 +7.14% 257
South East +39 262 £363 +3.57% 66
Midlands 0 84 £400 - 63
North of England -27 79 £350 - 70
South West +25 47 £400 - 20
East Midlands +12 43 £380 +14.72% 35
East of England -43 43 £363 +3.57% 25
Scotland -36 41 £375 +59.57% 9
North West -38 39 £338 +12.50% 32
West Midlands -14 38 £400 -3.61% 28
Yorkshire -12 32 £363 -9.38% 30
North East +7 8 £438 +34.62% 8
Wales -16 3 £400 +26.98% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 with a requirement for Adobe.

1 459 (32.19%) User Experience
2 455 (31.91%) HTML
3 443 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
4 417 (29.24%) CSS
5 389 (27.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 336 (23.56%) JavaScript
7 298 (20.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 296 (20.76%) Marketing
9 289 (20.27%) Analytics
10 245 (17.18%) Photoshop
10 245 (17.18%) Finance
11 225 (15.78%) Java
12 200 (14.03%) Wireframes
13 178 (12.48%) HTML5
13 178 (12.48%) Adobe Analytics
14 172 (12.06%) E-Commerce
15 169 (11.85%) CMS
16 147 (10.31%) Content Management
17 145 (10.17%) Adobe Illustrator
18 141 (9.89%) Google
18 141 (9.89%) InVision
19 131 (9.19%) CSS3
20 129 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
21 126 (8.84%) Front End Development
22 120 (8.42%) Scrum
23 119 (8.35%) Axure RP
24 113 (7.92%) Google Analytics
24 113 (7.92%) Prototyping
24 113 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
25 110 (7.71%) jQuery

Adobe
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 389 (27.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 169 (11.85%) CMS
3 47 (3.30%) Confluence
4 43 (3.02%) WordPress
5 31 (2.17%) Apache
5 31 (2.17%) Marvel
6 26 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
7 18 (1.26%) LiveCycle
8 17 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (0.91%) Drupal
9 13 (0.91%) JBoss
10 12 (0.84%) SAS
11 11 (0.77%) Umbraco
12 10 (0.70%) Mule
12 10 (0.70%) Mule ESB
12 10 (0.70%) SharePoint
13 8 (0.56%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.49%) nginx
14 7 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 298 (20.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 245 (17.18%) Photoshop
3 145 (10.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 141 (9.89%) InVision
5 85 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
6 78 (5.47%) InDesign
7 72 (5.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 61 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
9 43 (3.02%) OmniGraffle
10 25 (1.75%) Acrobat
10 25 (1.75%) Adobe Captivate
11 23 (1.61%) MS Visio
12 22 (1.54%) Adobe After Effects
13 12 (0.84%) Adobe Premiere
14 10 (0.70%) CINEMA 4D
14 10 (0.70%) SPSS
15 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
16 8 (0.56%) Flinto
17 7 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
17 7 (0.49%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 56 (3.93%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (0.42%) Eloqua
2 6 (0.42%) Magento
3 5 (0.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 5 (0.35%) ResourceLink
3 5 (0.35%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.28%) Primavera
4 4 (0.28%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.21%) Radian6
5 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.21%) SessionCam
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.14%) FastStats
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.14%) Unica
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.070%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.070%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 178 (12.48%) Adobe Analytics
2 113 (7.92%) Google Analytics
3 106 (7.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 52 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (1.75%) Amazon S3
6 24 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (1.47%) GitHub
8 16 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
9 13 (0.91%) Google Tag Manager
10 12 (0.84%) Office 365
11 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (0.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 9 (0.63%) CloudFront
12 9 (0.63%) Silverpop
13 8 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.49%) SaaS
14 7 (0.49%) Serverless
15 6 (0.42%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.61%) SMS
2 17 (1.19%) LAN
3 16 (1.12%) WAN
4 14 (0.98%) Intranet
5 13 (0.91%) HTTP
6 11 (0.77%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.56%) SSL
8 7 (0.49%) Internet
8 7 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (0.42%) VPN
10 4 (0.28%) BGP
10 4 (0.28%) FTP
10 4 (0.28%) OSPF
11 3 (0.21%) DNS
11 3 (0.21%) RIP
11 3 (0.21%) VoIP
12 2 (0.14%) DHCP
12 2 (0.14%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.14%) SNMP
12 2 (0.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (1.68%) MongoDB
2 21 (1.47%) MySQL
3 18 (1.26%) Relational Database
4 17 (1.19%) SQL Server
5 15 (1.05%) Big Data
6 14 (0.98%) NoSQL
7 9 (0.63%) GIS
8 8 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (0.56%) QlikView
9 7 (0.49%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.49%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.42%) InfluxDB
10 6 (0.42%) Jackrabbit
10 6 (0.42%) Power BI
11 5 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.35%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (0.35%) JasperReports
11 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.28%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 119 (8.35%) Axure RP
2 94 (6.59%) Git (software)
3 85 (5.96%) Jenkins
4 84 (5.89%) JIRA
5 70 (4.91%) Maven
6 48 (3.37%) Grunt
7 42 (2.95%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 42 (2.95%) Jasmine
8 38 (2.66%) Selenium
8 38 (2.66%) Sonatype Nexus
9 35 (2.45%) SonarQube
10 32 (2.24%) Mockito
11 27 (1.89%) JUnit
12 26 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
13 24 (1.68%) gulp
14 21 (1.47%) Eclipse
15 16 (1.12%) Visual Website Optimizer
16 15 (1.05%) Cucumber
16 15 (1.05%) IntelliJ
17 13 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
General
1 296 (20.76%) Marketing
2 245 (17.18%) Finance
3 89 (6.24%) Retail
4 86 (6.03%) Banking
5 51 (3.58%) Publishing
6 42 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 30 (2.10%) Legal
8 27 (1.89%) Advertising
9 14 (0.98%) Automotive
10 12 (0.84%) Games
10 12 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.70%) Electronics
12 10 (0.70%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.63%) German Language
14 8 (0.56%) French Language
15 6 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.42%) Law
16 5 (0.35%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 378 (26.51%) Designer
2 370 (25.95%) Developer
3 196 (13.74%) UX Designer
4 159 (11.15%) Analyst
5 99 (6.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 98 (6.87%) UI Designer
7 71 (4.98%) Consultant
8 60 (4.21%) Architect
9 52 (3.65%) UI Developer
10 47 (3.30%) HTML Developer
11 46 (3.23%) Business Analyst
11 46 (3.23%) UI/UX Designer
12 43 (3.02%) Digital Designer
12 43 (3.02%) HTML CSS Developer
12 43 (3.02%) Project Manager
13 42 (2.95%) JavaScript Developer
14 41 (2.88%) Digital Analyst
15 36 (2.52%) Java Developer
16 32 (2.24%) Senior Designer
17 29 (2.03%) Graphic Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (31.91%) HTML
2 417 (29.24%) CSS
3 178 (12.48%) HTML5
4 131 (9.19%) CSS3
5 110 (7.71%) jQuery
6 105 (7.36%) AngularJS
7 57 (4.00%) OSGi
8 52 (3.65%) XML
9 51 (3.58%) Spring
10 50 (3.51%) Web Services
11 48 (3.37%) JSR 170
11 48 (3.37%) Sass
11 48 (3.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 47 (3.30%) React
13 44 (3.09%) .NET
14 43 (3.02%) REST
15 38 (2.66%) JSON
16 35 (2.45%) Ajax
16 35 (2.45%) Node.js
17 31 (2.17%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 459 (32.19%) User Experience
2 129 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (5.12%) Self-Motivation
4 66 (4.63%) Mobile App
5 56 (3.93%) Social Media
6 41 (2.88%) Graphic Design
7 27 (1.89%) e-Learning
8 26 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 23 (1.61%) Computer Science
10 20 (1.40%) Animation
11 18 (1.26%) Virtual Team
12 15 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.05%) iPad
13 14 (0.98%) Fintech
13 14 (0.98%) Smartphone
13 14 (0.98%) W3C
14 12 (0.84%) Video Editing
15 10 (0.70%) iPhone
16 8 (0.56%) NHS
16 8 (0.56%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 60 (4.21%) Windows
2 42 (2.95%) Linux
3 41 (2.88%) Android
4 38 (2.66%) Apple iOS
5 27 (1.89%) Unix
5 27 (1.89%) Windows 7
6 21 (1.47%) Mac OS X
6 21 (1.47%) Windows 10
7 11 (0.77%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.42%) AIX
9 5 (0.35%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.28%) Solaris
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.070%) HPUX
12 1 (0.070%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.070%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.070%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (20.27%) Analytics
3 200 (14.03%) Wireframes
4 172 (12.06%) E-Commerce
5 147 (10.31%) Content Management
6 126 (8.84%) Front End Development
7 120 (8.42%) Scrum
8 113 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
8 113 (7.92%) Prototyping
9 108 (7.57%) Digital Marketing
10 92 (6.45%) DevOps
11 88 (6.17%) Web Analytics
12 85 (5.96%) Responsive Web Design
13 84 (5.89%) TDD
14 79 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
15 75 (5.26%) Web Development
16 74 (5.19%) Collaborative Working
16 74 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
17 67 (4.70%) Project Management
18 61 (4.28%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 336 (23.56%) JavaScript
2 225 (15.78%) Java
3 85 (5.96%) SQL
4 55 (3.86%) Python
5 36 (2.52%) C#
6 35 (2.45%) Perl
7 29 (2.03%) PHP
8 24 (1.68%) Ruby
9 23 (1.61%) TypeScript
10 20 (1.40%) Bash Shell
11 14 (0.98%) R
12 13 (0.91%) C
12 13 (0.91%) ES6
12 13 (0.91%) Java 8
13 12 (0.84%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.63%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.56%) Groovy
15 8 (0.56%) Scala
16 7 (0.49%) Haskell
17 6 (0.42%) XAML
Qualifications
1 110 (7.71%) Degree
2 42 (2.95%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.42%) ISEB
6 5 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.28%) HNC
7 4 (0.28%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.21%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.21%) PMP
9 2 (0.14%) CIPD
9 2 (0.14%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.14%) RHCE
10 1 (0.070%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.070%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.070%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.070%) MCITP
10 1 (0.070%) MCTS
10 1 (0.070%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (6.94%) QA
2 9 (0.63%) SLA
3 8 (0.56%) WCAG
4 7 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.49%) PMO
5 6 (0.42%) GDPR
6 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 42 (2.95%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.12%) Docker
3 10 (0.70%) BitLocker
4 6 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.42%) XenApp
5 5 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.070%) Firmware
7 1 (0.070%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.070%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.070%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (1.89%) Puppet
2 21 (1.47%) SCCM
3 18 (1.26%) Terraform
4 16 (1.12%) Kibana
5 14 (0.98%) ZABBIX
6 11 (0.77%) Nagios
7 9 (0.63%) Uchiwa
8 8 (0.56%) Pingdom
9 6 (0.42%) Grafana
9 6 (0.42%) logstash
9 6 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.42%) WSUS
10 5 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
10 5 (0.35%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.35%) Rundeck
11 4 (0.28%) Ansible
12 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.14%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 141 (9.89%) Google
2 76 (5.33%) Microsoft
3 47 (3.30%) Tableau
4 41 (2.88%) hybris
5 38 (2.66%) Oracle
6 37 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
7 35 (2.45%) IBM
8 30 (2.10%) SAP
9 28 (1.96%) Coverity
10 27 (1.89%) Apple
10 27 (1.89%) Sitecore
11 24 (1.68%) Tealium
12 21 (1.47%) Hotjar
13 19 (1.33%) Omniture
13 19 (1.33%) Optimizely
14 18 (1.26%) Snow
15 17 (1.19%) Twitter
16 16 (1.12%) Crazy Egg
17 15 (1.05%) New Relic
17 15 (1.05%) Splunk