Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 234 191 196
Rank change year-on-year -43 +5 +38
Contract jobs citing Adobe 1,096 1,442 1,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.42% 1.33%
As % of the Vendors category 2.82% 3.43% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 941 721
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £207 £214 £215
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 38
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £18.25 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.68% +8.37% -11.37%
10th Percentile £18.13 £11.40 £13.93
90th Percentile £51.00 £60.28 £38.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £19.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year +64.47% +12.83% -18.84%

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 38,897 42,033 39,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.45% 41.41% 44.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,200 26,155 24,491
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,324 1,491 1,401
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% - -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £16.53
% change year-on-year +10.34% -4.02% -8.05%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -48 1,050 £425 +6.25% 106
London -23 664 £430 +1.18% 54
UK excluding London -59 420 £400 +6.67% 52
South East -49 171 £425 +16.44% 18
North of England +39 101 £425 +21.43% 14
Yorkshire +24 47 £410 +13.10% 5
South West -31 46 £400 - 10
North West +21 43 £461 +36.67% 8
Midlands -32 40 £400 - 8
West Midlands -5 32 £400 - 6
Scotland +3 26 £325 -5.45%
East of England -19 24 £415 +14.48% 1
North East +14 11 £375 -14.29% 1
East Midlands -10 8 £400 +3.56% 2
Northern Ireland +15 6 £338 -
Wales +7 5 £251 -37.19% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 448 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (35.31%) User Experience
3 308 (28.10%) HTML
4 301 (27.46%) JavaScript
4 301 (27.46%) Analytics
5 292 (26.64%) CSS
6 258 (23.54%) Marketing
7 251 (22.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 227 (20.71%) Sketch
9 188 (17.15%) Wireframes
10 184 (16.79%) Photoshop
11 164 (14.96%) Finance
12 154 (14.05%) Adobe Analytics
12 154 (14.05%) InVision
13 148 (13.50%) CMS
14 146 (13.32%) Scrum
15 145 (13.23%) Java
15 145 (13.23%) E-Commerce
16 139 (12.68%) HTML5
17 136 (12.41%) Prototyping
18 135 (12.32%) Adobe Illustrator
19 131 (11.95%) Mobile App
20 119 (10.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 119 (10.86%) Google
21 116 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
22 113 (10.31%) JIRA
23 111 (10.13%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
24 108 (9.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
25 105 (9.58%) Front End Development
25 105 (9.58%) Responsive Web Design

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
1 251 (22.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 148 (13.50%) CMS
3 54 (4.93%) Apache
4 52 (4.74%) Confluence
5 21 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 20 (1.82%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.64%) WebSphere
8 17 (1.55%) JBoss
8 17 (1.55%) WordPress
9 16 (1.46%) nginx
9 16 (1.46%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.28%) LiveCycle
11 8 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.64%) SAP Portal
13 6 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.55%) Drupal
13 6 (0.55%) Mule
13 6 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.55%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.46%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 227 (20.71%) Sketch
2 184 (16.79%) Photoshop
3 154 (14.05%) InVision
4 135 (12.32%) Adobe Illustrator
5 119 (10.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 71 (6.48%) Microsoft Office
7 62 (5.66%) InDesign
8 54 (4.93%) Adobe XD
9 52 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
10 42 (3.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 31 (2.83%) Zeplin
12 29 (2.65%) Adobe Captivate
13 28 (2.55%) Acrobat
14 25 (2.28%) Adobe After Effects
15 15 (1.37%) Adobe Premiere
16 13 (1.19%) MS Visio
16 13 (1.19%) OmniGraffle
17 12 (1.09%) Marvel
18 9 (0.82%) Figma
19 6 (0.55%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 36 (3.28%) Adobe Campaign
2 10 (0.91%) Magento
3 8 (0.73%) Fredhopper
3 8 (0.73%) SAP Hybris
3 8 (0.73%) WebTrends
4 7 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.46%) Eloqua
5 5 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.46%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.36%) Sprinklr
7 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.27%) SessionCam
8 2 (0.18%) Data Workbench
8 2 (0.18%) Lorenzo
8 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.18%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.18%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.091%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 154 (14.05%) Adobe Analytics
2 108 (9.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 90 (8.21%) Google Analytics
4 37 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
5 35 (3.19%) GitHub
6 20 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 20 (1.82%) Office 365
7 17 (1.55%) Power Platform
8 16 (1.46%) Google Tag Manager
9 13 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (1.19%) npm
10 12 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.91%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.91%) Serverless
12 7 (0.64%) Slack
13 6 (0.55%) Algolia
13 6 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (0.46%) Lucidchart
14 5 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.65%) Internet
2 23 (2.10%) HTTP
3 19 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.46%) SSL
5 7 (0.64%) WAN
6 6 (0.55%) Firewall
6 6 (0.55%) LAN
6 6 (0.55%) Skype
7 5 (0.46%) VoIP
7 5 (0.46%) Wireless
8 3 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.27%) VPN
9 2 (0.18%) DAB
9 2 (0.18%) DNS
9 2 (0.18%) DWDM
9 2 (0.18%) Intranet
9 2 (0.18%) Network Security
9 2 (0.18%) RTP
9 2 (0.18%) WebEx
10 1 (0.091%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.19%) MongoDB
1 24 (2.19%) NoSQL
2 23 (2.10%) Relational Database
3 14 (1.28%) MySQL
3 14 (1.28%) Power BI
3 14 (1.28%) RDBMS
4 13 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (0.91%) SQL Server
6 8 (0.73%) Jackrabbit
7 7 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (0.55%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.36%) Big Data
9 4 (0.36%) BigQuery
9 4 (0.36%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (0.27%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
11 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 113 (10.31%) JIRA
2 104 (9.49%) Git (software)
3 100 (9.12%) Axure RP
4 50 (4.56%) Grunt
5 47 (4.29%) Jenkins
6 46 (4.20%) Selenium
7 44 (4.01%) JUnit
8 41 (3.74%) Karma Test Runner
9 40 (3.65%) gulp
10 31 (2.83%) Cucumber
11 27 (2.46%) Jasmine
11 27 (2.46%) Mockito
12 25 (2.28%) Balsamiq
12 25 (2.28%) Maven
13 22 (2.01%) IntelliJ
14 18 (1.64%) Mercurial
15 17 (1.55%) Eclipse
16 16 (1.46%) Ant
17 15 (1.37%) Gatling
17 15 (1.37%) Sublime Text
General
1 258 (23.54%) Marketing
2 164 (14.96%) Finance
3 84 (7.66%) Retail
4 44 (4.01%) Banking
5 32 (2.92%) Publishing
6 29 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 28 (2.55%) Advertising
8 17 (1.55%) Games
9 15 (1.37%) Legal
10 14 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (1.19%) Law
12 11 (1.00%) French Language
13 9 (0.82%) Automotive
14 7 (0.64%) German Language
15 6 (0.55%) Investment Banking
16 5 (0.46%) Back Office
16 5 (0.46%) Billing
16 5 (0.46%) Dutch Language
16 5 (0.46%) Italian Language
16 5 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 323 (29.47%) Designer
2 278 (25.36%) Developer
3 175 (15.97%) UX Designer
4 136 (12.41%) UI Designer
5 113 (10.31%) Analyst
6 88 (8.03%) UI/UX Designer
7 84 (7.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 51 (4.65%) Senior Designer
9 44 (4.01%) Architect
9 44 (4.01%) Digital Designer
10 40 (3.65%) Consultant
11 27 (2.46%) Digital Analyst
12 26 (2.37%) Data Analyst
13 24 (2.19%) Senior UX Designer
14 22 (2.01%) User Experience Researcher
15 19 (1.73%) Graphic Designer
15 19 (1.73%) UI Developer
16 17 (1.55%) Implementation Analyst
16 17 (1.55%) Java Developer
16 17 (1.55%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (28.10%) HTML
2 292 (26.64%) CSS
3 139 (12.68%) HTML5
4 97 (8.85%) AngularJS
5 85 (7.76%) jQuery
6 83 (7.57%) CSS3
7 81 (7.39%) XML
8 63 (5.75%) Web Services
9 55 (5.02%) Node.js
10 52 (4.74%) JSON
10 52 (4.74%) React
11 49 (4.47%) Sass
12 46 (4.20%) Ajax
13 44 (4.01%) Spring
14 43 (3.92%) REST
15 39 (3.56%) SOAP
16 34 (3.10%) RESTful
17 31 (2.83%) OSGi
18 27 (2.46%) J2EE
19 25 (2.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 387 (35.31%) User Experience
2 131 (11.95%) Mobile App
3 80 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (4.93%) Social Media
5 37 (3.38%) Virtual Team
6 31 (2.83%) W3C
7 26 (2.37%) e-Learning
7 26 (2.37%) Graphic Design
8 24 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 22 (2.01%) Animation
9 22 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (2.01%) Video on Demand
10 20 (1.82%) Digital Media
11 19 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (1.73%) Over-the-Top Content
12 15 (1.37%) Fintech
13 14 (1.28%) iPad
14 12 (1.09%) Taxonomies
15 11 (1.00%) FMCG
16 10 (0.91%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 67 (6.11%) Windows
2 62 (5.66%) Linux
3 53 (4.84%) Android
3 53 (4.84%) Apple iOS
4 26 (2.37%) Unix
5 25 (2.28%) Windows 7
6 19 (1.73%) Mac OS X
7 15 (1.37%) Ubuntu
7 15 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.82%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.55%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.27%) AIX
10 3 (0.27%) Debian
10 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.091%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (27.46%) Analytics
3 188 (17.15%) Wireframes
4 146 (13.32%) Scrum
5 145 (13.23%) E-Commerce
6 136 (12.41%) Prototyping
7 116 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
8 111 (10.13%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 105 (9.58%) Front End Development
9 105 (9.58%) Responsive Web Design
10 102 (9.31%) Content Management
11 89 (8.12%) Test Automation
12 78 (7.12%) Usability Testing
13 77 (7.03%) CRM
13 77 (7.03%) DevOps
14 64 (5.84%) Collaborative Working
15 57 (5.20%) A/B Testing
16 55 (5.02%) Web Development
17 53 (4.84%) Project Management
18 52 (4.74%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 301 (27.46%) JavaScript
2 145 (13.23%) Java
3 77 (7.03%) SQL
4 43 (3.92%) Python
5 30 (2.74%) Ruby
6 29 (2.65%) ES6
6 29 (2.65%) Java 8
7 24 (2.19%) ABAP
8 22 (2.01%) Perl
9 21 (1.92%) C#
10 20 (1.82%) Groovy
11 18 (1.64%) PHP
11 18 (1.64%) Scala
12 16 (1.46%) C
12 16 (1.46%) R
13 15 (1.37%) Haskell
14 14 (1.28%) C++
15 12 (1.09%) TypeScript
16 11 (1.00%) SAPscript
17 6 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 103 (9.40%) Degree
2 34 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 27 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.91%) CIPD
6 8 (0.73%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.27%) SAP Certification
9 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.18%) MCSE
9 2 (0.18%) PMP
10 1 (0.091%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (9.03%) QA
2 13 (1.19%) Actionable Recommendations
3 12 (1.09%) WCAG
4 9 (0.82%) SLA
5 8 (0.73%) PMO
6 7 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.64%) GDPR
7 3 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.18%) HL7
9 1 (0.091%) Def Stans
System Software
1 27 (2.46%) Docker
2 24 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.36%) BitLocker
4 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.27%) XenApp
6 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.091%) HDFS
7 1 (0.091%) NDS
7 1 (0.091%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.091%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (3.28%) Puppet
2 24 (2.19%) Kibana
3 15 (1.37%) Grafana
4 10 (0.91%) Terraform
5 7 (0.64%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.64%) SCCM
6 5 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (0.36%) Ansible
7 4 (0.36%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.36%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.27%) logstash
8 3 (0.27%) Rundeck
8 3 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.18%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.091%) OfficeScan
10 1 (0.091%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 119 (10.86%) Google
2 64 (5.84%) Microsoft
3 52 (4.74%) SAP
4 32 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (2.65%) Tealium
6 26 (2.37%) IBM
7 23 (2.10%) Tableau
8 20 (1.82%) hybris
9 18 (1.64%) Oracle
10 16 (1.46%) HP
11 14 (1.28%) Apple
11 14 (1.28%) Splunk
12 13 (1.19%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 13 (1.19%) webMethods
13 9 (0.82%) Cisco
13 9 (0.82%) Citrix
13 9 (0.82%) Omniture
14 8 (0.73%) AppDynamics
14 8 (0.73%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.73%) New Relic