Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 228 243 223
Rank change year-on-year +15 -20 -25
Contract jobs citing Adobe 938 1,187 1,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.13% 1.21%
As % of the Vendors category 2.70% 2.67% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 703 800
UK median daily rate £393 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +3.23% -2.21%
10th Percentile £151 £188 £213
90th Percentile £579 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £335
% change year-on-year -3.85% +16.42% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 39
UK median hourly rate £31.75 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.76% -24.44% -28.23%
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.19 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £96.77 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +105.88% -15.00% -35.48%

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 34,803 44,522 43,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.64% 42.36% 42.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,700 27,683 27,384
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £225 £256 £234
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,471 1,632 1,410
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.75 £10.58
90th Percentile £52.25 £47.37 £45.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +9 862 £398 -3.64% 337
London +18 498 £400 -5.88% 131
UK excluding London +25 424 £375 -3.85% 213
South East +22 161 £375 -6.25% 62
South West +33 80 £375 -11.76% 31
Scotland +48 56 £360 -3.49% 7
North of England -2 56 £320 -14.67% 56
Midlands +49 41 £444 +21.24% 33
Yorkshire +29 37 £311 -17.00% 22
West Midlands +42 27 £525 +42.66% 14
East of England +12 21 £275 -8.33% 24
North West -14 15 £388 +3.81% 27
East Midlands +23 14 £375 +10.29% 19
Wales +27 6 £295 -25.32%
North East +25 4 £300 +14.29% 7
Northern Ireland - 2 £550 -
Channel Islands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 279 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (28.36%) HTML
3 247 (26.33%) JavaScript
4 229 (24.41%) User Experience
5 220 (23.45%) CSS
6 198 (21.11%) Marketing
7 195 (20.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 181 (19.30%) Analytics
9 165 (17.59%) Sketch
10 146 (15.57%) Wireframes
11 145 (15.46%) Photoshop
12 132 (14.07%) Windows
13 122 (13.01%) Finance
14 112 (11.94%) Adobe Analytics
15 111 (11.83%) Java
15 111 (11.83%) Microsoft
16 106 (11.30%) CMS
17 104 (11.09%) InVision
18 103 (10.98%) Adobe Illustrator
19 101 (10.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 92 (9.81%) E-Commerce
21 88 (9.38%) Prototyping
22 87 (9.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
23 86 (9.17%) JIRA
24 85 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
25 83 (8.85%) CRM
25 83 (8.85%) Google
25 83 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
26 81 (8.64%) Retail
27 76 (8.10%) HTML5

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
1 195 (20.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 106 (11.30%) CMS
3 49 (5.22%) Confluence
4 30 (3.20%) SharePoint
5 28 (2.99%) MS Exchange
6 23 (2.45%) Apache
7 19 (2.03%) Skype for Business
8 16 (1.71%) SAP Portal
9 14 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (1.28%) JBoss
11 12 (1.28%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.28%) WordPress
12 11 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (1.17%) Tomcat
13 10 (1.07%) IBM Notes
13 10 (1.07%) SAS
14 9 (0.96%) nginx
Applications
1 165 (17.59%) Sketch
2 145 (15.46%) Photoshop
3 104 (11.09%) InVision
4 103 (10.98%) Adobe Illustrator
5 101 (10.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 85 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
7 60 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
8 56 (5.97%) InDesign
9 53 (5.65%) Adobe XD
10 38 (4.05%) Zeplin
11 33 (3.52%) Adobe After Effects
12 31 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 28 (2.99%) Acrobat
14 24 (2.56%) Figma
15 23 (2.45%) Adobe Captivate
16 18 (1.92%) MS Visio
17 17 (1.81%) Adobe Premiere
18 13 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
19 10 (1.07%) Lectora
20 9 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (4.58%) Adobe Campaign
2 14 (1.49%) Magento
3 13 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.96%) SAP Hybris
5 8 (0.85%) SAP PSCD
6 5 (0.53%) Eloqua
6 5 (0.53%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.43%) Unica
8 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.32%) Sprinklr
9 2 (0.21%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.11%) SAP CS
10 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 112 (11.94%) Adobe Analytics
2 87 (9.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 75 (8.00%) Office 365
4 47 (5.01%) Google Analytics
5 32 (3.41%) AWS
6 22 (2.35%) Azure
7 18 (1.92%) GitHub
8 16 (1.71%) OneDrive
9 13 (1.39%) Power Platform
10 10 (1.07%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.07%) SaaS
11 8 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.64%) IaaS
12 6 (0.64%) Serverless
13 5 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.53%) G Suite
13 5 (0.53%) Google Docs
13 5 (0.53%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.20%) Firewall
1 30 (3.20%) TCP/IP
2 28 (2.99%) Internet
3 22 (2.35%) VPN
4 17 (1.81%) Skype
5 15 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
6 13 (1.39%) HTTP
7 12 (1.28%) NaaS
7 12 (1.28%) WebEx
8 11 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (1.07%) DNS
9 10 (1.07%) SSL
10 9 (0.96%) DHCP
10 9 (0.96%) LAN
11 8 (0.85%) VoIP
11 8 (0.85%) WAN
12 5 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (0.53%) Wireless
13 4 (0.43%) Intranet
13 4 (0.43%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.49%) Relational Database
1 14 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.39%) MongoDB
3 12 (1.28%) Power BI
4 11 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.17%) MySQL
4 11 (1.17%) RDBMS
5 10 (1.07%) Jackrabbit
5 10 (1.07%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.96%) Big Data
7 5 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.32%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.32%) DataStage
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.32%) QualityStage
9 3 (0.32%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.32%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 86 (9.17%) JIRA
2 73 (7.78%) Axure RP
3 42 (4.48%) Git (software)
4 23 (2.45%) Balsamiq
5 20 (2.13%) Selenium
6 19 (2.03%) Jenkins
7 17 (1.81%) Cucumber
8 15 (1.60%) gulp
8 15 (1.60%) IntelliJ
9 14 (1.49%) Dreamweaver
10 13 (1.39%) Gatling
11 12 (1.28%) JUnit
12 11 (1.17%) Ant
12 11 (1.17%) Eclipse
12 11 (1.17%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (0.96%) Grunt
13 9 (0.96%) Maven
13 9 (0.96%) Sublime Text
14 7 (0.75%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 198 (21.11%) Marketing
2 122 (13.01%) Finance
3 81 (8.64%) Retail
4 42 (4.48%) Banking
5 36 (3.84%) Telecoms
6 32 (3.41%) Legal
7 27 (2.88%) Public Sector
8 25 (2.67%) Advertising
9 21 (2.24%) Publishing
10 20 (2.13%) Games
11 18 (1.92%) Law
12 13 (1.39%) Automotive
13 11 (1.17%) Manufacturing
14 10 (1.07%) Electronics
15 7 (0.75%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.64%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.53%) Police
17 5 (0.53%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.43%) Back Office
18 4 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 247 (26.33%) Designer
2 180 (19.19%) Developer
3 113 (12.05%) UX Designer
4 97 (10.34%) Analyst
5 66 (7.04%) UI Designer
6 54 (5.76%) Consultant
7 49 (5.22%) Digital Designer
8 37 (3.94%) UI/UX Designer
9 33 (3.52%) Support Engineer
10 32 (3.41%) Project Manager
11 30 (3.20%) Architect
12 29 (3.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 27 (2.88%) Senior Designer
14 22 (2.35%) SAP Developer
15 21 (2.24%) ABAP Developer
15 21 (2.24%) Desktop Engineer
15 21 (2.24%) Desktop Support
16 19 (2.03%) Business Analyst
17 18 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
17 18 (1.92%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (28.36%) HTML
2 220 (23.45%) CSS
3 76 (8.10%) HTML5
4 68 (7.25%) XML
5 48 (5.12%) jQuery
6 47 (5.01%) AngularJS
7 43 (4.58%) JSON
8 31 (3.30%) REST
9 30 (3.20%) React
10 28 (2.99%) CSS3
10 28 (2.99%) SOAP
10 28 (2.99%) Web Services
11 26 (2.77%) Node.js
12 22 (2.35%) Spring
13 20 (2.13%) Sass
14 19 (2.03%) Ajax
14 19 (2.03%) Web Dynpro
15 17 (1.81%) J2SE
15 17 (1.81%) OSGi
16 14 (1.49%) Apache Sling
Miscellaneous
1 229 (24.41%) User Experience
2 53 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (3.73%) e-Learning
4 34 (3.62%) Graphic Design
5 33 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 28 (2.99%) Mobile App
8 27 (2.88%) Social Media
9 22 (2.35%) Animation
9 22 (2.35%) Blackberry
10 21 (2.24%) Learning Management System
11 19 (2.03%) Virtual Team
12 18 (1.92%) Marketing Technology
13 15 (1.60%) Digital Media
14 13 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
15 12 (1.28%) iPad
15 12 (1.28%) iPhone
16 11 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
16 11 (1.17%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 132 (14.07%) Windows
2 56 (5.97%) Windows Server
3 47 (5.01%) Windows 7
4 36 (3.84%) Android
5 34 (3.62%) Windows 10
6 33 (3.52%) Mac OS X
7 30 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (2.88%) Linux
8 27 (2.88%) Windows 8
8 27 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (2.77%) Windows XP
10 25 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (2.45%) Apple iOS
12 21 (2.24%) Mac OS
12 21 (2.24%) Ubuntu
13 19 (2.03%) Unix
14 12 (1.28%) Debian
14 12 (1.28%) openSUSE
14 12 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (1.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (19.30%) Analytics
3 146 (15.57%) Wireframes
4 92 (9.81%) E-Commerce
5 88 (9.38%) Prototyping
6 83 (8.85%) CRM
6 83 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
7 72 (7.68%) Scrum
8 69 (7.36%) Content Management
9 66 (7.04%) Digital Marketing
9 66 (7.04%) Project Management
10 62 (6.61%) Front End Development
11 56 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 50 (5.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 48 (5.12%) ITIL
14 46 (4.90%) Time Management
15 43 (4.58%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 41 (4.37%) Workflow
17 40 (4.26%) Migration
18 39 (4.16%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 247 (26.33%) JavaScript
2 111 (11.83%) Java
3 55 (5.86%) SQL
4 36 (3.84%) Python
5 25 (2.67%) ABAP
5 25 (2.67%) Ruby
6 24 (2.56%) PHP
7 21 (2.24%) C#
8 19 (2.03%) C
9 12 (1.28%) Scala
10 11 (1.17%) ES6
10 11 (1.17%) Perl
11 10 (1.07%) Groovy
11 10 (1.07%) Java 8
12 9 (0.96%) Haskell
13 8 (0.85%) C++
14 7 (0.75%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.64%) SAPscript
16 5 (0.53%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 51 (5.44%) Degree
2 28 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.49%) CCNA
5 14 (1.49%) MCITP
5 14 (1.49%) MCSA
6 10 (1.07%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.43%) ISEB
10 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.11%) CCSP
11 1 (0.11%) CISSP
11 1 (0.11%) CRISC
11 1 (0.11%) MCSE
11 1 (0.11%) PMP
11 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.26%) QA
2 18 (1.92%) WCAG
3 16 (1.71%) SLA
4 15 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.60%) NIST
5 14 (1.49%) COBIT
6 13 (1.39%) GDPR
7 7 (0.75%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.53%) PMO
9 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 2 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (7.36%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.71%) Hyper-V
3 15 (1.60%) Docker
4 8 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.43%) XenApp
6 3 (0.32%) vSphere
7 2 (0.21%) StorNext
7 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 30 (3.20%) SCCM
2 18 (1.92%) SCOM
3 16 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 14 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (1.39%) Jamf Pro
5 13 (1.39%) Kibana
5 13 (1.39%) WSUS
6 12 (1.28%) Nessus
6 12 (1.28%) Puppet
7 11 (1.17%) ServiceCenter
8 10 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.96%) Grafana
10 8 (0.85%) HP Fortify
11 6 (0.64%) TeamSite
12 5 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.43%) logstash
13 4 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
14 3 (0.32%) Ansible
14 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 111 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 83 (8.85%) Google
3 60 (6.40%) SAP
4 48 (5.12%) Salesforce.com
5 32 (3.41%) Cisco
5 32 (3.41%) Tealium
6 28 (2.99%) VMware
7 26 (2.77%) Apple
8 21 (2.24%) hybris
9 19 (2.03%) webMethods
10 18 (1.92%) HP
11 17 (1.81%) Autodesk
11 17 (1.81%) Sony
11 17 (1.81%) Symantec
12 16 (1.71%) Ensighten
13 15 (1.60%) F5
13 15 (1.60%) IBM
13 15 (1.60%) Oracle
13 15 (1.60%) Splunk
13 15 (1.60%) Tableau