Period
to 22 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 235 231 234
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -18
Contract jobs citing Adobe 1,002 1,223 1,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.20% 1.14%
As % of the Vendors category 2.67% 2.85% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 770 699
UK median daily rate £410 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £215
90th Percentile £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -3.00% +18.52% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 35
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £25.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.17% +19.77% -20.37%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.71 £13.75
90th Percentile £58.15 £100.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +194.12% -15.00% +11.11%

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 37,530 42,857 42,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.98% 42.04% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,497 26,561 26,383
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.77% +4.12%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,419 1,667 1,400
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.75 £47.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +13.33% -1.81% -3.97%

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Adobe in the UK

Adobe
Top 17 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 September 2019. 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 -3 919 £413 -2.94% 352
London +16 583 £425 -1.16% 134
UK excluding London +2 406 £388 -3.00% 232
South East -25 141 £400 - 53
North of England +6 71 £388 +0.78% 66
Scotland +43 60 £350 - 12
South West -1 57 £388 -3.13% 32
Yorkshire +15 48 £383 +2.00% 22
Midlands -1 36 £425 +5.99% 49
East of England +20 26 £450 +50.00% 18
West Midlands +15 26 £425 +6.25% 21
North West +5 20 £388 -8.71% 33
East Midlands -4 10 £438 - 28
Northern Ireland - 8 £419 -
Wales +22 4 £213 -46.88% 2
North East +27 3 £463 - 11
Channel Islands - 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 326 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (31.34%) JavaScript
3 291 (29.04%) HTML
4 263 (26.25%) CSS
4 263 (26.25%) User Experience
5 243 (24.25%) Analytics
6 216 (21.56%) Marketing
7 211 (21.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 186 (18.56%) Sketch
9 144 (14.37%) Wireframes
10 143 (14.27%) Adobe Analytics
11 136 (13.57%) Finance
12 134 (13.37%) Photoshop
13 128 (12.77%) Java
14 122 (12.18%) JIRA
15 119 (11.88%) CMS
16 117 (11.68%) Prototyping
17 115 (11.48%) Windows
18 112 (11.18%) InVision
19 108 (10.78%) E-Commerce
19 108 (10.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 104 (10.38%) Adobe Illustrator
21 102 (10.18%) Google
21 102 (10.18%) Microsoft
22 96 (9.58%) Retail
23 95 (9.48%) Scrum
24 94 (9.38%) HTML5
25 89 (8.88%) Axure RP
26 86 (8.58%) CRM
26 86 (8.58%) Problem-Solving

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
1 211 (21.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 119 (11.88%) CMS
3 53 (5.29%) Confluence
4 39 (3.89%) Apache
5 34 (3.39%) SharePoint
6 20 (2.00%) Skype for Business
7 18 (1.80%) MS Exchange
8 16 (1.60%) SAP Portal
9 15 (1.50%) WordPress
10 14 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (1.30%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.10%) SAS
13 10 (1.00%) JBoss
13 10 (1.00%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.90%) Drupal
14 9 (0.90%) nginx
14 9 (0.90%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.70%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.60%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 186 (18.56%) Sketch
2 134 (13.37%) Photoshop
3 112 (11.18%) InVision
4 108 (10.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 104 (10.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 77 (7.68%) Microsoft Office
7 46 (4.59%) Adobe XD
8 45 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
9 43 (4.29%) Zeplin
10 34 (3.39%) InDesign
10 34 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 26 (2.59%) Adobe After Effects
12 23 (2.30%) Adobe Premiere
13 19 (1.90%) Adobe Captivate
14 14 (1.40%) MS Visio
15 12 (1.20%) OmniGraffle
16 11 (1.10%) Acrobat
17 10 (1.00%) Inkscape
18 8 (0.80%) Figma
18 8 (0.80%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 55 (5.49%) Adobe Campaign
2 15 (1.50%) SAP Hybris
3 14 (1.40%) Magento
4 11 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.80%) SAP PSCD
6 7 (0.70%) Eloqua
6 7 (0.70%) WebTrends
7 6 (0.60%) Fredhopper
8 5 (0.50%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.40%) Sprinklr
9 4 (0.40%) Unica
10 3 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
11 2 (0.20%) SAP Payroll
11 2 (0.20%) SAP R/3
12 1 (0.100%) Oracle Retail
12 1 (0.100%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 143 (14.27%) Adobe Analytics
2 85 (8.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 70 (6.99%) Google Analytics
4 63 (6.29%) Office 365
5 33 (3.29%) AWS
6 23 (2.30%) Power Platform
7 22 (2.20%) Azure
7 22 (2.20%) GitHub
8 15 (1.50%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.90%) GCP
9 9 (0.90%) SaaS
10 8 (0.80%) Google Tag Manager
11 7 (0.70%) IaaS
11 7 (0.70%) Serverless
12 6 (0.60%) PaaS
12 6 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 6 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.50%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.50%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.89%) Firewall
2 25 (2.50%) Internet
3 21 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.90%) Skype
5 14 (1.40%) HTTP
6 11 (1.10%) NaaS
6 11 (1.10%) VPN
7 10 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (0.90%) SSL
8 9 (0.90%) VoIP
8 9 (0.90%) WAN
9 8 (0.80%) LAN
9 8 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (0.70%) DHCP
10 7 (0.70%) DNS
11 5 (0.50%) PBX
11 5 (0.50%) Wireless
12 4 (0.40%) Intranet
13 3 (0.30%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.90%) Power BI
2 18 (1.80%) Relational Database
3 16 (1.60%) NoSQL
4 15 (1.50%) SQL Server
5 13 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.30%) MySQL
5 13 (1.30%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.50%) Big Data
6 5 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.50%) Qlik Sense
6 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (0.40%) Jackrabbit
7 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.30%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.20%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.20%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.20%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 122 (12.18%) JIRA
2 89 (8.88%) Axure RP
3 66 (6.59%) Git (software)
4 33 (3.29%) Jenkins
5 30 (2.99%) JUnit
6 29 (2.89%) Cucumber
6 29 (2.89%) Selenium
7 21 (2.10%) Balsamiq
8 20 (2.00%) Karma Test Runner
9 18 (1.80%) gulp
9 18 (1.80%) Mockito
10 16 (1.60%) Grunt
11 15 (1.50%) Maven
12 13 (1.30%) Gatling
12 13 (1.30%) Mercurial
13 12 (1.20%) Ant
13 12 (1.20%) Jasmine
14 11 (1.10%) IntelliJ
15 10 (1.00%) Eclipse
15 10 (1.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 216 (21.56%) Marketing
2 136 (13.57%) Finance
3 96 (9.58%) Retail
4 47 (4.69%) Banking
5 36 (3.59%) Advertising
6 31 (3.09%) Legal
7 30 (2.99%) Telecoms
8 25 (2.50%) Law
9 24 (2.40%) Public Sector
10 18 (1.80%) Games
10 18 (1.80%) Publishing
11 9 (0.90%) Automotive
12 8 (0.80%) Avionics
12 8 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.70%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.60%) Electronics
15 5 (0.50%) Billing
15 5 (0.50%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.40%) Back Office
16 4 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 241 (24.05%) Designer
2 228 (22.75%) Developer
3 123 (12.28%) UX Designer
4 121 (12.08%) Analyst
5 73 (7.29%) UI Designer
6 64 (6.39%) Consultant
7 57 (5.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 44 (4.39%) UI/UX Designer
9 39 (3.89%) Architect
10 36 (3.59%) Digital Designer
11 31 (3.09%) Senior Designer
12 27 (2.69%) SAP Developer
13 26 (2.59%) Project Manager
14 25 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (2.30%) ABAP Developer
15 23 (2.30%) Support Engineer
16 22 (2.20%) Java Developer
17 21 (2.10%) Digital Analyst
18 20 (2.00%) Support Analyst
19 17 (1.70%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (29.04%) HTML
2 263 (26.25%) CSS
3 94 (9.38%) HTML5
4 76 (7.58%) jQuery
5 70 (6.99%) XML
6 68 (6.79%) AngularJS
7 54 (5.39%) CSS3
8 46 (4.59%) Web Services
9 45 (4.49%) REST
10 43 (4.29%) JSON
11 42 (4.19%) SOAP
12 39 (3.89%) Node.js
13 35 (3.49%) Sass
14 29 (2.89%) Ajax
14 29 (2.89%) Spring
15 28 (2.79%) React
16 20 (2.00%) DOM
16 20 (2.00%) Web Dynpro
17 19 (1.90%) RESTful
18 18 (1.80%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 263 (26.25%) User Experience
2 67 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (6.19%) Mobile App
4 33 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.89%) Virtual Team
6 27 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (2.59%) Animation
8 25 (2.50%) Social Media
9 23 (2.30%) e-Learning
9 23 (2.30%) Graphic Design
10 21 (2.10%) Marketing Technology
11 18 (1.80%) Digital Media
11 18 (1.80%) W3C
12 16 (1.60%) iPad
13 15 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
13 15 (1.50%) iPhone
14 12 (1.20%) Blackberry
14 12 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.20%) Over-the-Top Content
14 12 (1.20%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 115 (11.48%) Windows
2 57 (5.69%) Android
3 44 (4.39%) Windows Server
4 41 (4.09%) Linux
5 38 (3.79%) Apple iOS
6 30 (2.99%) Mac OS X
7 29 (2.89%) Windows 10
8 27 (2.69%) Windows 7
9 24 (2.40%) Unix
10 23 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (2.10%) Ubuntu
12 19 (1.90%) Mac OS
12 19 (1.90%) Windows 8
13 15 (1.50%) Windows XP
14 14 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (1.20%) Debian
15 12 (1.20%) openSUSE
15 12 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (24.25%) Analytics
3 144 (14.37%) Wireframes
4 117 (11.68%) Prototyping
5 108 (10.78%) E-Commerce
6 95 (9.48%) Scrum
7 86 (8.58%) CRM
7 86 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
8 84 (8.38%) Content Management
9 76 (7.58%) Front End Development
10 70 (6.99%) Project Management
11 62 (6.19%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 58 (5.79%) Responsive Web Design
13 56 (5.59%) Web Development
14 55 (5.49%) Test Automation
15 53 (5.29%) DevOps
16 52 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 49 (4.89%) Workflow
18 43 (4.29%) Digital Marketing
19 42 (4.19%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 314 (31.34%) JavaScript
2 128 (12.77%) Java
3 55 (5.49%) SQL
4 34 (3.39%) Python
5 32 (3.19%) ABAP
6 25 (2.50%) Ruby
7 22 (2.20%) C
8 19 (1.90%) PHP
9 18 (1.80%) Java 8
10 15 (1.50%) C#
11 14 (1.40%) ES6
12 12 (1.20%) Scala
13 11 (1.10%) C++
13 11 (1.10%) Perl
13 11 (1.10%) SAPscript
14 10 (1.00%) Groovy
15 9 (0.90%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.80%) Haskell
16 8 (0.80%) TypeScript
17 7 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 74 (7.39%) Degree
2 24 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.30%) CCNA
5 13 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.30%) MCITP
5 13 (1.30%) MCSA
6 11 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.40%) ISEB
7 4 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.30%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.30%) MCSE
9 2 (0.20%) CIPD
9 2 (0.20%) MCP
9 2 (0.20%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.100%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.69%) QA
2 14 (1.40%) COBIT
2 14 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (1.40%) NIST
2 14 (1.40%) SLA
3 13 (1.30%) GDPR
4 9 (0.90%) PMO
5 6 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 3 (0.30%) WCAG
8 1 (0.100%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.100%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.100%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.100%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.90%) Docker
3 15 (1.50%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.60%) XenApp
6 5 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.20%) StorNext
7 2 (0.20%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.20%) vSphere
7 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.100%) NDS
8 1 (0.100%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.100%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (2.89%) SCCM
2 18 (1.80%) SCOM
3 15 (1.50%) Kibana
4 13 (1.30%) Nessus
5 12 (1.20%) Puppet
5 12 (1.20%) WSUS
6 11 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (0.90%) Grafana
9 8 (0.80%) HP Fortify
9 8 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
10 7 (0.70%) Ansible
10 7 (0.70%) Terraform
11 5 (0.50%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.50%) TeamSite
12 4 (0.40%) logstash
12 4 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.30%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 102 (10.18%) Google
1 102 (10.18%) Microsoft
2 66 (6.59%) SAP
3 48 (4.79%) Salesforce.com
4 31 (3.09%) Cisco
5 30 (2.99%) Tealium
6 25 (2.50%) IBM
7 24 (2.40%) Apple
7 24 (2.40%) hybris
7 24 (2.40%) VMware
8 22 (2.20%) Splunk
9 21 (2.10%) Tableau
10 19 (1.90%) Sony
11 18 (1.80%) webMethods
12 16 (1.60%) F5
12 16 (1.60%) Oracle
13 14 (1.40%) Citrix
13 14 (1.40%) Symantec
14 13 (1.30%) Autodesk
14 13 (1.30%) Meraki