Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 221 228
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 -29
Contract jobs citing Adobe 1,356 1,144 1,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.20% 1.17%
As % of the Vendors category 3.13% 2.75% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 686 850
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £214 £213 £200
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 28
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £16.18 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.06% -37.77% +62.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.75 £9.70
90th Percentile £100.75 £40.38 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.18 £27.00
% change year-on-year +23.61% -40.07% +92.86%

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 43,337 41,649 49,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.81% 43.85% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,847 25,425 30,024
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
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 1,585 1,438 1,629
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.47 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.07 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.47 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.21% -5.91% +2.94%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +8 1,288 £418 +4.38% 391
London -4 781 £438 -0.57% 145
UK excluding London +18 556 £388 +10.71% 260
South East +35 234 £375 - 73
North of England -25 95 £375 +25.00% 65
Midlands +3 78 £413 +3.13% 53
South West +23 51 £400 +9.59% 17
Yorkshire -3 48 £375 +11.94% 24
East of England -4 46 £350 -6.67% 37
Scotland -35 46 £313 -9.42% 8
West Midlands -1 43 £407 -9.61% 28
North West -36 42 £400 +33.33% 39
East Midlands -1 32 £463 +44.53% 25
North East -5 5 £325 - 2
Wales -21 5 £400 +26.98% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 451 (33.26%) HTML
2 439 (32.37%) User Experience
3 416 (30.68%) CSS
4 395 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
5 361 (26.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 341 (25.15%) JavaScript
7 277 (20.43%) Marketing
8 271 (19.99%) Analytics
9 268 (19.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 251 (18.51%) Java
11 248 (18.29%) Photoshop
12 207 (15.27%) Finance
13 191 (14.09%) Wireframes
14 190 (14.01%) HTML5
15 152 (11.21%) Google
16 150 (11.06%) Adobe Analytics
17 147 (10.84%) CMS
18 143 (10.55%) E-Commerce
19 142 (10.47%) InVision
20 137 (10.10%) Adobe Illustrator
20 137 (10.10%) CSS3
21 127 (9.37%) Content Management
22 122 (9.00%) jQuery
23 118 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
24 116 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
25 114 (8.41%) Front End Development
26 113 (8.33%) Axure RP
27 112 (8.26%) Scrum
28 110 (8.11%) Prototyping
29 104 (7.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud

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
1 361 (26.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 147 (10.84%) CMS
3 44 (3.24%) WordPress
4 39 (2.88%) Confluence
5 31 (2.29%) Apache
6 30 (2.21%) Marvel
7 24 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (1.70%) SharePoint
9 21 (1.55%) Drupal
10 20 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 18 (1.33%) JBoss
12 17 (1.25%) LiveCycle
12 17 (1.25%) nginx
13 16 (1.18%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.74%) Documentum
15 9 (0.66%) SAS
15 9 (0.66%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.52%) Alfresco
16 7 (0.52%) FileNet
16 7 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 268 (19.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 248 (18.29%) Photoshop
3 142 (10.47%) InVision
4 137 (10.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 98 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
6 71 (5.24%) InDesign
7 64 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
8 61 (4.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 31 (2.29%) OmniGraffle
10 28 (2.06%) Acrobat
11 24 (1.77%) Adobe After Effects
12 22 (1.62%) Adobe Captivate
13 14 (1.03%) Adobe Premiere
14 13 (0.96%) MS Visio
15 11 (0.81%) Fireworks
16 9 (0.66%) 3ds Max
16 9 (0.66%) CINEMA 4D
17 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
18 7 (0.52%) SPSS
19 6 (0.44%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 60 (4.42%) Adobe Campaign
2 7 (0.52%) Eloqua
2 7 (0.52%) Unica
3 5 (0.37%) Magento
4 4 (0.29%) Primavera
4 4 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.29%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (0.22%) SessionCam
5 3 (0.22%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.15%) FastStats
6 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.074%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.074%) Data Workbench
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.074%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 150 (11.06%) Adobe Analytics
2 104 (7.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 102 (7.52%) Google Analytics
4 38 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (2.06%) GitHub
6 19 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (1.40%) Amazon S3
7 18 (1.33%) Google Tag Manager
8 17 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (1.25%) Office 365
9 15 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
10 8 (0.59%) G Suite
10 8 (0.59%) MailChimp
10 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (0.59%) Silverpop
11 7 (0.52%) SaaS
12 6 (0.44%) Yammer
13 5 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.29%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.55%) LAN
2 20 (1.47%) WAN
3 19 (1.40%) HTTP
3 19 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.33%) SSL
5 15 (1.11%) Internet
5 15 (1.11%) SMS
6 14 (1.03%) Intranet
7 7 (0.52%) DNS
8 5 (0.37%) VPN
9 4 (0.29%) DHCP
9 4 (0.29%) Firewall
9 4 (0.29%) FTP
9 4 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.29%) WebEx
10 3 (0.22%) VLAN
10 3 (0.22%) VoIP
11 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.15%) SNMP
11 2 (0.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.80%) MongoDB
2 31 (2.29%) MySQL
3 27 (1.99%) Relational Database
4 25 (1.84%) NoSQL
5 18 (1.33%) SQL Server
6 14 (1.03%) InfluxDB
6 14 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 12 (0.88%) GIS
8 11 (0.81%) Big Data
9 10 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (0.59%) Geospatial Data
12 7 (0.52%) BigQuery
13 6 (0.44%) JasperReports
13 6 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.44%) Power BI
14 5 (0.37%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.37%) Jackrabbit
14 5 (0.37%) QlikView
14 5 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 113 (8.33%) Axure RP
2 99 (7.30%) Git (software)
3 98 (7.23%) Jenkins
4 82 (6.05%) JIRA
5 74 (5.46%) Maven
6 54 (3.98%) Selenium
7 45 (3.32%) Grunt
8 43 (3.17%) Jasmine
9 41 (3.02%) Sonatype Nexus
10 38 (2.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 30 (2.21%) Karma Test Runner
12 28 (2.06%) Mockito
12 28 (2.06%) SonarQube
13 27 (1.99%) Ant
14 25 (1.84%) gulp
14 25 (1.84%) JUnit
15 21 (1.55%) Cucumber
16 20 (1.47%) IntelliJ
17 17 (1.25%) webpack
18 16 (1.18%) Hudson
General
1 277 (20.43%) Marketing
2 207 (15.27%) Finance
3 80 (5.90%) Retail
4 75 (5.53%) Banking
5 51 (3.76%) Publishing
6 35 (2.58%) Advertising
7 28 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.77%) Legal
9 13 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (0.88%) Automotive
10 12 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.74%) French Language
11 10 (0.74%) Games
11 10 (0.74%) German Language
12 8 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.52%) Electronics
13 7 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.44%) Law
15 5 (0.37%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 382 (28.17%) Developer
2 356 (26.25%) Designer
3 192 (14.16%) UX Designer
4 135 (9.96%) Analyst
5 90 (6.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 81 (5.97%) UI Designer
7 67 (4.94%) Consultant
8 61 (4.50%) Architect
9 58 (4.28%) UI Developer
10 45 (3.32%) Digital Designer
11 44 (3.24%) Business Analyst
11 44 (3.24%) Digital Analyst
11 44 (3.24%) HTML Developer
12 43 (3.17%) UI/UX Designer
13 41 (3.02%) HTML CSS Developer
14 37 (2.73%) Project Manager
15 36 (2.65%) Java Developer
15 36 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
16 30 (2.21%) Graphic Designer
16 30 (2.21%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (33.26%) HTML
2 416 (30.68%) CSS
3 190 (14.01%) HTML5
4 137 (10.10%) CSS3
5 122 (9.00%) jQuery
6 103 (7.60%) AngularJS
7 61 (4.50%) XML
8 60 (4.42%) JSON
9 59 (4.35%) Web Services
10 56 (4.13%) React
10 56 (4.13%) Sass
11 55 (4.06%) Spring
12 52 (3.83%) .NET
13 51 (3.76%) OSGi
13 51 (3.76%) REST
14 50 (3.69%) JSR 170
14 50 (3.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 48 (3.54%) Node.js
16 41 (3.02%) J2EE
17 39 (2.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 439 (32.37%) User Experience
2 118 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (4.87%) Social Media
4 64 (4.72%) Mobile App
5 63 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
6 42 (3.10%) Graphic Design
7 33 (2.43%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.84%) e-Learning
9 24 (1.77%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.70%) W3C
11 21 (1.55%) Animation
12 17 (1.25%) iPad
12 17 (1.25%) Virtual Team
13 16 (1.18%) Fintech
13 16 (1.18%) Smartphone
14 14 (1.03%) iPhone
14 14 (1.03%) Video Editing
15 13 (0.96%) NHS
16 12 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
17 8 (0.59%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 79 (5.83%) Windows
2 55 (4.06%) Android
3 50 (3.69%) Apple iOS
4 47 (3.47%) Linux
5 33 (2.43%) Mac OS X
5 33 (2.43%) Windows 7
6 25 (1.84%) Windows 10
7 24 (1.77%) Unix
8 13 (0.96%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.74%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.22%) AIX
12 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.22%) Solaris
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.074%) HPUX
14 1 (0.074%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.074%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (29.13%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (19.99%) Analytics
3 191 (14.09%) Wireframes
4 143 (10.55%) E-Commerce
5 127 (9.37%) Content Management
6 116 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
7 114 (8.41%) Front End Development
8 112 (8.26%) Scrum
9 110 (8.11%) Prototyping
10 99 (7.30%) Digital Marketing
11 98 (7.23%) Responsive Web Design
12 94 (6.93%) DevOps
13 82 (6.05%) TDD
14 81 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
15 79 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
16 74 (5.46%) Collaborative Working
17 72 (5.31%) Web Development
18 70 (5.16%) Web Analytics
19 64 (4.72%) CRM
20 61 (4.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 341 (25.15%) JavaScript
2 251 (18.51%) Java
3 81 (5.97%) SQL
4 60 (4.42%) Python
5 45 (3.32%) Perl
6 43 (3.17%) C#
7 36 (2.65%) Ruby
8 29 (2.14%) PHP
9 25 (1.84%) ES6
10 23 (1.70%) TypeScript
11 17 (1.25%) Scala
12 16 (1.18%) Groovy
13 15 (1.11%) Haskell
14 14 (1.03%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.96%) C
15 13 (0.96%) Java 8
16 12 (0.88%) R
17 11 (0.81%) PowerShell
17 11 (0.81%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.59%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 93 (6.86%) Degree
2 38 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.29%) HNC
6 4 (0.29%) ISEB
6 4 (0.29%) MCSA
6 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.22%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.22%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.22%) PMP
8 2 (0.15%) CIPD
8 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.074%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.074%) MCITP
9 1 (0.074%) MCTS
9 1 (0.074%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.12%) QA
2 12 (0.88%) SLA
3 10 (0.74%) PMO
4 9 (0.66%) WCAG
5 7 (0.52%) GDPR
6 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.074%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.074%) WAI
System Software
1 53 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.43%) Docker
3 18 (1.33%) BitLocker
4 8 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.37%) XenApp
6 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.15%) Firmware
7 2 (0.15%) Postfix
7 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.074%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 43 (3.17%) Puppet
2 32 (2.36%) Kibana
3 22 (1.62%) Terraform
4 21 (1.55%) SCCM
5 20 (1.47%) ZABBIX
6 17 (1.25%) Nagios
7 16 (1.18%) Pingdom
8 15 (1.11%) Uchiwa
9 14 (1.03%) Grafana
9 14 (1.03%) Kubernetes
9 14 (1.03%) logstash
10 8 (0.59%) Ansible
10 8 (0.59%) Jamf Pro
11 6 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.37%) Rundeck
13 4 (0.29%) TeamSite
14 3 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
15 2 (0.15%) Fail2ban
15 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 152 (11.21%) Google
2 90 (6.64%) Microsoft
3 48 (3.54%) hybris
4 45 (3.32%) IBM
5 42 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
6 39 (2.88%) Oracle
7 38 (2.80%) SAP
8 36 (2.65%) Tableau
9 33 (2.43%) Apple
10 29 (2.14%) Tealium
11 26 (1.92%) Sitecore
12 25 (1.84%) Coverity
13 21 (1.55%) Twitter
14 19 (1.40%) New Relic
14 19 (1.40%) Snow
15 16 (1.18%) Apigee
15 16 (1.18%) Facebook
15 16 (1.18%) Optimizely
16 15 (1.11%) Hotjar
17 14 (1.03%) PagerDuty