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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Adobe
UK
Rank 185 234 211
Rank change year-on-year +49 -23  
Contract jobs citing Adobe 641 562 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.06% 1.08%
As % of the Vendors category 3.20% 2.43% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 393 318
Median daily rate £400 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.66% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 11 45
Median hourly rate £16.18 £29.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.20% +75.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £9.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.81 £47.33 £45.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -46.06% +87.50%  

Adobe is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20011 23143 23796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.18% 43.66% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12332 14008 13432
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 802 994
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Adobe
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Adobe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Adobe in the UK

Adobe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Adobe in the UK

Adobe
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 607 £400 +3.22% 183
London +11 354 £425 +3.03% 83
South East +49 95 £350 +33.33% 28
East of England +17 46 £350 +7.69% 14
North West +50 38 £300 +9.09% 15
City of London -1 38 £525 +31.25% 18
Essex +19 30 £350 +21.73% 6
Berkshire +34 24 £250 +177.77% 3
Manchester +28 24 £300 +33.33% 9
Surrey +29 23 £388 +29.16% 4
Scotland +27 20 £500 +50.94% 7
Yorkshire +20 20 £406 +25.00% 4
West Midlands +3 19 £413 +13.79% 8
Kent +20 18 £350 +9.37%
Leicestershire +11 17 £323 -35.50% 3
East Midlands +6 17 £323 -21.81% 13
Leicester - 16 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire +13 13 £406 +25.00% 1
Glasgow +13 12 £475 +100.00% 1
Merseyside +11 12 £290 +28.88% 1
Leeds +9 12 £413 +26.92% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 12 £248 -10.00% 1
Reading +28 11 £115 -20.68%
Hampshire +2 11 £350 - 11
South West -1 11 £400 +23.07% 15
Bracknell - 10 £500 -
Cambridgeshire +8 9 £425 - 1
Uxbridge +10 8 - -
Coventry +2 8 £415 +14.48% 1
Staines - 8 £400 -

Adobe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Adobe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Adobe.

1 498 (38.37%) HTML
2 442 (34.05%) CSS
3 416 (32.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 415 (31.97%) JavaScript
5 409 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
6 322 (24.81%) Marketing
7 309 (23.81%) User Experience
8 259 (19.95%) Java
9 220 (16.95%) Photoshop
10 217 (16.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 210 (16.18%) Analytics
12 196 (15.10%) CMS
13 184 (14.18%) Finance
14 182 (14.02%) XML
15 180 (13.87%) SQL
16 168 (12.94%) HTML5
17 144 (11.09%) jQuery
18 137 (10.55%) Adobe Illustrator
19 132 (10.17%) Content Management
20 129 (9.94%) E-Commerce
21 126 (9.71%) CSS3
22 122 (9.40%) Front End Development
22 122 (9.40%) Wireframes
23 120 (9.24%) AngularJS
24 114 (8.78%) Web Services
25 112 (8.63%) Google
26 109 (8.40%) JSON
27 107 (8.24%) Oracle
28 106 (8.17%) OO
28 106 (8.17%) Adobe Analytics

Adobe
Top Related 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
1 416 (32.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 196 (15.10%) CMS
3 62 (4.78%) Apache
4 34 (2.62%) WordPress
5 32 (2.47%) Apache Solr
6 31 (2.39%) Confluence
7 24 (1.85%) SharePoint
8 22 (1.69%) SAS
9 20 (1.54%) LiveCycle
9 20 (1.54%) WebSphere
10 17 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (1.23%) JBoss
12 14 (1.08%) WebLogic
13 13 (1.00%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.77%) Skype for Business
15 9 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.69%) Drupal
15 9 (0.69%) IIS
15 9 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.54%) Marvel
Applications
1 220 (16.95%) Photoshop
2 217 (16.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 137 (10.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 64 (4.93%) MS Excel
4 64 (4.93%) MS Office
5 59 (4.55%) InDesign
6 54 (4.16%) MS PowerPoint
7 48 (3.70%) MS Visio
8 35 (2.70%) InVision
8 35 (2.70%) OmniGraffle
9 24 (1.85%) Adobe Captivate
10 18 (1.39%) Acrobat
11 16 (1.23%) Adobe After Effects
11 16 (1.23%) Adobe Premiere
12 13 (1.00%) MS Project
13 9 (0.69%) CINEMA 4D
14 7 (0.54%) FrameMaker
15 6 (0.46%) UXPin
16 5 (0.39%) SPSS
17 4 (0.31%) Maya
Business Applications
1 93 (7.16%) Adobe Campaign
2 28 (2.16%) Unica
3 18 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.54%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.46%) Sprinklr
5 6 (0.46%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.39%) SAP PSCD
7 4 (0.31%) Murex MxG2000
7 4 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.23%) Revive Adserver
8 3 (0.23%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
8 3 (0.23%) SAP Retail
8 3 (0.23%) Staffware
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.15%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.077%) Infor CRM
10 1 (0.077%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 106 (8.17%) Adobe Analytics
2 58 (4.47%) Google Analytics
3 36 (2.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 19 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.46%) Google Tag Manager
5 14 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.77%) Office 365
7 9 (0.69%) GitHub
8 7 (0.54%) Yammer
9 6 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.39%) G Suite
10 5 (0.39%) SaaS
11 3 (0.23%) AdWords
11 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.23%) Google Drive
11 3 (0.23%) SmartFocus
12 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.15%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.23%) HTTP
2 24 (1.85%) Internet
3 15 (1.16%) WebEx
4 12 (0.92%) DNS
4 12 (0.92%) SMS
4 12 (0.92%) SSL
5 11 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.77%) Intranet
7 8 (0.62%) LDAP
8 6 (0.46%) DHCP
8 6 (0.46%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.39%) VPN
10 4 (0.31%) Network Security
10 4 (0.31%) snoop
10 4 (0.31%) VoIP
11 2 (0.15%) LAN
11 2 (0.15%) Skype
11 2 (0.15%) WAN
12 1 (0.077%) FTP
12 1 (0.077%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.47%) MySQL
2 32 (2.47%) Relational Database
3 28 (2.16%) Big Data
4 26 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
4 26 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (1.93%) RDBMS
6 20 (1.54%) MongoDB
7 17 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.00%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.77%) MS Access
11 9 (0.69%) Jackrabbit
12 8 (0.62%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.54%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.39%) Endeca
15 5 (0.39%) QlikView
16 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 96 (7.40%) Axure RP
2 56 (4.31%) Git (software)
3 50 (3.85%) Maven
4 48 (3.70%) JIRA
5 40 (3.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 37 (2.85%) Jenkins
7 32 (2.47%) Eclipse
7 32 (2.47%) Subversion
8 28 (2.16%) Dreamweaver
9 23 (1.77%) Grunt
10 20 (1.54%) Selenium
11 18 (1.39%) Jasmine
12 17 (1.31%) Cucumber
13 13 (1.00%) gulp
14 12 (0.92%) Ant
14 12 (0.92%) Karma Test Runner
14 12 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
14 12 (0.92%) TortoiseSVN
15 11 (0.85%) IntelliJ
15 11 (0.85%) JUnit
General
1 322 (24.81%) Marketing
2 184 (14.18%) Finance
3 99 (7.63%) Banking
4 96 (7.40%) Retail
5 39 (3.00%) Publishing
6 31 (2.39%) Manufacturing
7 27 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.85%) Advertising
9 23 (1.77%) Legal
10 18 (1.39%) Games
11 15 (1.16%) Automotive
12 14 (1.08%) Retail Banking
13 13 (1.00%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.85%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.77%) Front Office
16 7 (0.54%) Electronics
16 7 (0.54%) German Language
16 7 (0.54%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.39%) French Language
17 5 (0.39%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 462 (35.59%) Developer
2 269 (20.72%) Designer
3 122 (9.40%) Architect
4 108 (8.32%) UX Designer
5 101 (7.78%) UI Designer
6 96 (7.40%) Analyst
7 80 (6.16%) Java Developer
8 75 (5.78%) Consultant
9 69 (5.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 53 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
11 49 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
12 44 (3.39%) UI/UX Designer
13 42 (3.24%) Visual Designer
14 40 (3.08%) UI Developer
15 35 (2.70%) Web Designer
16 34 (2.62%) HTML Developer
17 31 (2.39%) Business Analyst
18 30 (2.31%) Digital Analyst
18 30 (2.31%) HTML CSS Developer
19 29 (2.23%) Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 498 (38.37%) HTML
2 442 (34.05%) CSS
3 182 (14.02%) XML
4 168 (12.94%) HTML5
5 144 (11.09%) jQuery
6 126 (9.71%) CSS3
7 120 (9.24%) AngularJS
8 114 (8.78%) Web Services
9 109 (8.40%) JSON
10 97 (7.47%) J2EE
11 88 (6.78%) RESTful
12 80 (6.16%) .NET
13 77 (5.93%) Spring
14 73 (5.62%) SOAP
15 67 (5.16%) Hibernate
16 59 (4.55%) Ajax
17 58 (4.47%) Apache Sling
18 56 (4.31%) Apache Felix
19 52 (4.01%) OSGi
20 49 (3.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 309 (23.81%) User Experience
2 98 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (5.08%) Social Media
4 59 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 41 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (2.00%) iPad
7 22 (1.69%) Graphic Design
8 21 (1.62%) e-Learning
9 20 (1.54%) Animation
10 19 (1.46%) Digital Media
10 19 (1.46%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.16%) W3C
12 12 (0.92%) Motion Graphics
12 12 (0.92%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (0.77%) SCORM
14 9 (0.69%) Fintech
14 9 (0.69%) Video Editing
15 8 (0.62%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 73 (5.62%) Apple iOS
2 72 (5.55%) Windows
3 71 (5.47%) Android
4 63 (4.85%) Linux
5 49 (3.78%) Unix
6 24 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 19 (1.46%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.00%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.62%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.23%) AIX
13 3 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.23%) zOS
14 2 (0.15%) Solaris
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (16.18%) Analytics
3 132 (10.17%) Content Management
4 129 (9.94%) E-Commerce
5 122 (9.40%) Front End Development
5 122 (9.40%) Wireframes
6 106 (8.17%) OO
7 95 (7.32%) Web Development
8 92 (7.09%) CRM
9 86 (6.63%) Prototyping
10 81 (6.24%) Digital Marketing
10 81 (6.24%) Responsive Web Design
10 81 (6.24%) Scrum
11 76 (5.86%) Project Management
12 66 (5.08%) SOA
12 66 (5.08%) Web Analytics
13 65 (5.01%) Visualisation
14 62 (4.78%) MVC
15 59 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
15 59 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 415 (31.97%) JavaScript
2 259 (19.95%) Java
3 180 (13.87%) SQL
4 73 (5.62%) PHP
5 37 (2.85%) C#
6 29 (2.23%) ABAP
7 23 (1.77%) Python
8 18 (1.39%) ActionScript
9 14 (1.08%) PL/SQL
9 14 (1.08%) XAML
10 10 (0.77%) C
11 9 (0.69%) Groovy
11 9 (0.69%) Perl
11 9 (0.69%) Ruby
12 7 (0.54%) Scala
13 6 (0.46%) ES6
13 6 (0.46%) R
14 5 (0.39%) C++
14 5 (0.39%) Jython
14 5 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 102 (7.86%) Degree
2 31 (2.39%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.08%) SC Cleared
4 12 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (0.77%) ISEB
6 8 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.31%) MCSE
8 4 (0.31%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.31%) PMP
9 3 (0.23%) APMG
9 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.23%) MOS
9 3 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.15%) HNC
10 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.15%) MCTS
11 1 (0.077%) CISSP
11 1 (0.077%) MCP
11 1 (0.077%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.85%) QA
2 8 (0.62%) Actionable Recommendations
3 6 (0.46%) SLA
4 4 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.31%) MiFID
5 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.23%) WCAG
6 1 (0.077%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.077%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.077%) PMO
6 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.62%) Docker
3 6 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.15%) StorNext
5 2 (0.15%) Xsan
6 1 (0.077%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.077%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.077%) HDFS
6 1 (0.077%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.077%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.077%) vCloud
6 1 (0.077%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.077%) vSphere
6 1 (0.077%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (0.85%) Puppet
2 9 (0.69%) SCCM
2 9 (0.69%) TeamSite
3 5 (0.39%) Kibana
4 4 (0.31%) Ansible
4 4 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.31%) OpenSSO
4 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.23%) Grafana
5 3 (0.23%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.077%) DameWare
7 1 (0.077%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.077%) Mesos
7 1 (0.077%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.077%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.077%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 112 (8.63%) Google
2 107 (8.24%) Oracle
3 98 (7.55%) Microsoft
4 63 (4.85%) SAP
5 40 (3.08%) IBM
6 28 (2.16%) Tableau
7 26 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.77%) Apple
8 23 (1.77%) Omniture
9 16 (1.23%) Sybase
10 15 (1.16%) hybris
11 13 (1.00%) ATG
11 13 (1.00%) Sitecore
12 12 (0.92%) Cognos
13 11 (0.85%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.85%) webMethods
14 10 (0.77%) Citrix
15 9 (0.69%) Cisco
16 8 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
16 8 (0.62%) VMware
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