Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 227 216
Rank change year-on-year -2 -11 -19
Contract jobs citing Adobe 1,249 1,134 1,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.21% 1.16% 1.26%
As % of the Vendors category 2.86% 2.67% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 699 858
UK median daily rate £418 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £192
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 26
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £20.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.75% -25.93% +68.75%
10th Percentile £11.71 £13.53 £10.38
90th Percentile £100.75 £40.00 £56.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.82% +8.33% +50.00%

Adobe is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 43,608 42,470 47,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.32% 43.36% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,064 26,125 29,345
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,653 1,401 1,622
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% -3.80% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 1,172 £425 +6.25% 407
London -8 708 £430 -4.44% 165
UK excluding London +6 519 £400 +18.52% 255
South East +32 204 £400 +14.29% 71
North of England -20 94 £385 +26.23% 67
Midlands +17 79 £401 +18.81% 52
Yorkshire -9 54 £375 +15.38% 26
Scotland -10 54 £362 +11.23% 9
West Midlands +6 44 £400 -20.00% 20
South West -9 41 £400 +23.08% 24
East of England -24 39 £300 -20.00% 28
North West -31 37 £425 +70.00% 37
East Midlands +5 33 £438 +32.08% 32
Wales -23 9 £400 +26.98% 2
North East -7 3 - - 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 429 (34.35%) HTML
2 401 (32.11%) User Experience
3 392 (31.39%) CSS
4 376 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
5 342 (27.38%) JavaScript
6 318 (25.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 252 (20.18%) Marketing
8 251 (20.10%) Java
9 243 (19.46%) Photoshop
10 231 (18.49%) Analytics
11 214 (17.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 190 (15.21%) HTML5
13 169 (13.53%) E-Commerce
14 168 (13.45%) Finance
14 168 (13.45%) Wireframes
15 156 (12.49%) Google
16 146 (11.69%) InVision
17 142 (11.37%) CSS3
18 133 (10.65%) Adobe Illustrator
19 131 (10.49%) jQuery
20 122 (9.77%) Scrum
21 121 (9.69%) AngularJS
22 119 (9.53%) Jenkins
23 117 (9.37%) CMS
24 116 (9.29%) Git (software)
24 116 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
25 111 (8.89%) Axure RP
26 109 (8.73%) Adobe Analytics
26 109 (8.73%) Prototyping
27 108 (8.65%) Front End Development

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
1 318 (25.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 117 (9.37%) CMS
3 60 (4.80%) Confluence
4 52 (4.16%) WordPress
5 34 (2.72%) Apache
6 33 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (2.64%) SharePoint
7 30 (2.40%) nginx
8 28 (2.24%) Tomcat
9 23 (1.84%) JBoss
10 21 (1.68%) WebLogic
11 19 (1.52%) Marvel
12 18 (1.44%) Drupal
13 16 (1.28%) LiveCycle
14 12 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.72%) Documentum
16 8 (0.64%) Apache Solr
17 7 (0.56%) Alfresco
17 7 (0.56%) FileNet
17 7 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 243 (19.46%) Photoshop
2 214 (17.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 146 (11.69%) InVision
4 133 (10.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 82 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
6 64 (5.12%) InDesign
7 55 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
8 46 (3.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 36 (2.88%) Adobe After Effects
10 30 (2.40%) Acrobat
11 20 (1.60%) Adobe Captivate
11 20 (1.60%) Adobe Premiere
12 17 (1.36%) MS Visio
12 17 (1.36%) OmniGraffle
13 16 (1.28%) Fireworks
14 10 (0.80%) CINEMA 4D
15 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
16 6 (0.48%) 3ds Max
17 5 (0.40%) Final Cut Pro
17 5 (0.40%) Maya
Business Applications
1 37 (2.96%) Adobe Campaign
2 13 (1.04%) Eloqua
3 9 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.64%) Unica
4 8 (0.64%) WebTrends
5 7 (0.56%) Magento
6 6 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.48%) SAP PSCD
6 6 (0.48%) SessionCam
7 4 (0.32%) Primavera
7 4 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.080%) Adaptiv
9 1 (0.080%) Data Workbench
9 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.080%) FastStats
9 1 (0.080%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.080%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.080%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 109 (8.73%) Adobe Analytics
2 108 (8.65%) Google Analytics
3 97 (7.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 43 (3.44%) GitHub
5 38 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (2.00%) Amazon S3
8 22 (1.76%) Office 365
9 19 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (1.52%) Google Tag Manager
10 18 (1.44%) Amazon ELB
11 13 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 7 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.56%) CloudFront
12 7 (0.56%) Serverless
13 6 (0.48%) SaaS
13 6 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.96%) TCP/IP
2 32 (2.56%) SSL
3 31 (2.48%) HTTP
4 23 (1.84%) LAN
4 23 (1.84%) WAN
5 22 (1.76%) Internet
6 12 (0.96%) Intranet
7 11 (0.88%) SMS
8 10 (0.80%) DNS
9 8 (0.64%) VoIP
10 7 (0.56%) DHCP
11 5 (0.40%) Firewall
11 5 (0.40%) VLAN
11 5 (0.40%) Wireless
12 4 (0.32%) VPN
12 4 (0.32%) WebEx
12 4 (0.32%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.24%) Network Security
14 2 (0.16%) iSCSI
14 2 (0.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.56%) MongoDB
2 37 (2.96%) NoSQL
3 34 (2.72%) MySQL
4 20 (1.60%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.52%) SQL Server
6 18 (1.44%) InfluxDB
7 10 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (0.80%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.72%) Big Data
8 9 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.64%) BigQuery
9 8 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.64%) Power BI
10 7 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (0.48%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.40%) GIS
13 4 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
13 4 (0.32%) SQLite
14 3 (0.24%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 119 (9.53%) Jenkins
2 116 (9.29%) Git (software)
3 111 (8.89%) Axure RP
4 100 (8.01%) JIRA
5 77 (6.16%) Maven
6 65 (5.20%) Selenium
7 56 (4.48%) Grunt
8 46 (3.68%) Karma Test Runner
9 37 (2.96%) IntelliJ
10 36 (2.88%) Ant
10 36 (2.88%) Jasmine
10 36 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
11 35 (2.80%) JUnit
12 32 (2.56%) gulp
13 30 (2.40%) Cucumber
13 30 (2.40%) Eclipse
14 28 (2.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 27 (2.16%) Gatling
16 26 (2.08%) SonarQube
17 23 (1.84%) Bitbucket
General
1 252 (20.18%) Marketing
2 168 (13.45%) Finance
3 87 (6.97%) Retail
4 55 (4.40%) Banking
5 41 (3.28%) Advertising
5 41 (3.28%) Publishing
6 35 (2.80%) Legal
7 17 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.12%) Games
9 13 (1.04%) Law
10 10 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.48%) Automotive
12 6 (0.48%) French Language
12 6 (0.48%) German Language
12 6 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.40%) Billing
13 5 (0.40%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.32%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 372 (29.78%) Developer
2 325 (26.02%) Designer
3 180 (14.41%) UX Designer
4 125 (10.01%) Analyst
5 92 (7.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 84 (6.73%) UI Designer
7 54 (4.32%) Architect
8 51 (4.08%) UI/UX Designer
9 50 (4.00%) UI Developer
10 46 (3.68%) Digital Designer
11 44 (3.52%) Digital Analyst
11 44 (3.52%) HTML Developer
11 44 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
12 42 (3.36%) HTML CSS Developer
13 41 (3.28%) Java Developer
14 40 (3.20%) Business Analyst
15 39 (3.12%) React Developer
16 36 (2.88%) Consultant
17 34 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
18 28 (2.24%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (34.35%) HTML
2 392 (31.39%) CSS
3 190 (15.21%) HTML5
4 142 (11.37%) CSS3
5 131 (10.49%) jQuery
6 121 (9.69%) AngularJS
7 79 (6.33%) React
8 73 (5.84%) XML
9 66 (5.28%) Spring
10 63 (5.04%) JSON
10 63 (5.04%) Node.js
11 61 (4.88%) REST
12 58 (4.64%) Web Services
13 56 (4.48%) Sass
14 49 (3.92%) J2EE
15 42 (3.36%) .NET
16 41 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 40 (3.20%) JSR 170
17 40 (3.20%) OSGi
17 40 (3.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 401 (32.11%) User Experience
2 93 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (4.08%) Social Media
4 48 (3.84%) Mobile App
5 46 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (3.20%) Graphic Design
7 37 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.64%) W3C
9 22 (1.76%) Computer Science
10 19 (1.52%) Animation
10 19 (1.52%) iPad
10 19 (1.52%) Smartphone
11 17 (1.36%) iPhone
12 16 (1.28%) e-Learning
13 14 (1.12%) Video Editing
14 13 (1.04%) Fintech
14 13 (1.04%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.80%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (0.80%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 108 (8.65%) Windows
2 56 (4.48%) Linux
3 48 (3.84%) Android
4 42 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 38 (3.04%) Mac OS X
6 34 (2.72%) Windows 7
7 32 (2.56%) Unix
8 25 (2.00%) Ubuntu
8 25 (2.00%) Windows 10
9 17 (1.36%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.32%) Solaris
13 3 (0.24%) AIX
14 1 (0.080%) HPUX
14 1 (0.080%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.080%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (18.49%) Analytics
3 169 (13.53%) E-Commerce
4 168 (13.45%) Wireframes
5 122 (9.77%) Scrum
6 116 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
7 109 (8.73%) Prototyping
8 108 (8.65%) Front End Development
9 107 (8.57%) Responsive Web Design
10 104 (8.33%) DevOps
11 100 (8.01%) Content Management
12 86 (6.89%) Continuous Integration
13 85 (6.81%) Web Development
14 83 (6.65%) Microservices
15 77 (6.16%) Digital Marketing
16 75 (6.00%) TDD
17 71 (5.68%) Test Automation
17 71 (5.68%) Web Analytics
18 65 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
19 58 (4.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 342 (27.38%) JavaScript
2 251 (20.10%) Java
3 94 (7.53%) SQL
4 73 (5.84%) Python
5 53 (4.24%) C#
6 51 (4.08%) Perl
7 49 (3.92%) Ruby
8 31 (2.48%) Scala
9 28 (2.24%) Groovy
9 28 (2.24%) Haskell
10 27 (2.16%) ES6
11 20 (1.60%) PHP
12 16 (1.28%) ABAP
12 16 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.12%) Java 8
13 14 (1.12%) PowerShell
13 14 (1.12%) TypeScript
14 10 (0.80%) C
15 8 (0.64%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 82 (6.57%) Degree
2 32 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.40%) PMP
7 4 (0.32%) A+ Certification
7 4 (0.32%) MCDST
7 4 (0.32%) MCSA
7 4 (0.32%) MCSE
8 3 (0.24%) CCNP
8 3 (0.24%) ISEB
8 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.16%) CCNA
9 2 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.080%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (5.92%) QA
2 11 (0.88%) SLA
3 9 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.64%) GDPR
5 7 (0.56%) PMO
6 5 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.40%) WCAG
7 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.080%) COBIT
8 1 (0.080%) IFRS
8 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.080%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.080%) WAI
System Software
1 59 (4.72%) Docker
2 57 (4.56%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.84%) BitLocker
4 12 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.32%) XenApp
7 3 (0.24%) Firmware
7 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.16%) Postfix
8 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (4.16%) Puppet
2 43 (3.44%) Kibana
3 42 (3.36%) SCCM
4 28 (2.24%) Terraform
5 26 (2.08%) Grafana
6 25 (2.00%) Kubernetes
7 19 (1.52%) Nagios
7 19 (1.52%) Uchiwa
7 19 (1.52%) ZABBIX
8 18 (1.44%) logstash
8 18 (1.44%) Pingdom
9 16 (1.28%) Ansible
10 10 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 10 (0.80%) WSUS
11 9 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
12 8 (0.64%) SCOM
13 6 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.32%) TeamSite
15 3 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 156 (12.49%) Google
2 99 (7.93%) Microsoft
3 69 (5.52%) hybris
4 53 (4.24%) Oracle
4 53 (4.24%) SAP
5 44 (3.52%) IBM
6 41 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
7 36 (2.88%) Apple
8 29 (2.32%) Tableau
9 28 (2.24%) Tealium
10 27 (2.16%) Splunk
11 26 (2.08%) New Relic
12 25 (2.00%) Omniture
12 25 (2.00%) webMethods
13 23 (1.84%) Snow
14 19 (1.52%) HP
15 18 (1.44%) Coverity
15 18 (1.44%) Facebook
15 18 (1.44%) PagerDuty
15 18 (1.44%) Sitecore