Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 237 205 200
Rank change year-on-year -32 -5 +10
Contract jobs citing Adobe 1,139 1,345 1,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.34% 1.35%
As % of the Vendors category 2.71% 3.19% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 873 846
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £192 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +17.19% -3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 37 34
UK median hourly rate £16.40 £20.00 £31.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% -37.45% +96.77%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £15.70
90th Percentile £26.45 £43.75 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% -35.48% +129.63%

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 42,018 42,139 43,948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.24% 42.01% 45.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,038 26,579 26,916
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £257 £232 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,549 1,369 1,673
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.08 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.52% - -5.71%

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 January 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 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Adobe in the UK

Adobe
Top 15 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 January 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 -35 1,088 £413 +4.76% 407
London -37 640 £435 +2.35% 184
UK excluding London -43 482 £396 +17.19% 238
South East -7 208 £400 +33.33% 54
North of England +1 91 £363 +7.41% 79
North West +9 51 £374 +61.62% 46
Midlands -30 50 £370 +9.23% 44
South West -47 49 £413 +3.13% 25
East of England -28 40 £306 -12.50% 21
Scotland -18 36 £390 +30.00% 8
Yorkshire -17 30 £358 +2.14% 29
West Midlands -9 29 £385 +2.67% 20
East Midlands -20 21 £340 +0.74% 24
North East -2 10 £325 -34.34% 4
Wales -6 9 £395 +31.67% 6

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 416 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 361 (31.69%) User Experience
3 325 (28.53%) HTML
4 316 (27.74%) JavaScript
5 290 (25.46%) CSS
6 277 (24.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 268 (23.53%) Analytics
8 228 (20.02%) Marketing
9 182 (15.98%) Photoshop
10 179 (15.72%) Java
11 162 (14.22%) HTML5
12 158 (13.87%) E-Commerce
13 157 (13.78%) Finance
14 149 (13.08%) Wireframes
15 143 (12.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 138 (12.12%) CMS
17 137 (12.03%) Git (software)
18 136 (11.94%) InVision
19 129 (11.33%) Google
20 125 (10.97%) AngularJS
21 122 (10.71%) Windows
22 120 (10.54%) Scrum
23 117 (10.27%) JIRA
23 117 (10.27%) SQL
24 115 (10.10%) Adobe Illustrator
25 114 (10.01%) Adobe Analytics
26 105 (9.22%) Prototyping
27 104 (9.13%) Degree
28 103 (9.04%) Jenkins
29 100 (8.78%) jQuery

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
1 277 (24.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 138 (12.12%) CMS
3 75 (6.58%) Confluence
4 38 (3.34%) Apache
5 35 (3.07%) WordPress
6 34 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
6 34 (2.99%) Tomcat
7 32 (2.81%) WebLogic
8 31 (2.72%) nginx
9 29 (2.55%) SharePoint
10 28 (2.46%) JBoss
11 16 (1.40%) LiveCycle
11 16 (1.40%) SAP Portal
12 10 (0.88%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
13 8 (0.70%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.44%) Drupal
15 5 (0.44%) IIS
15 5 (0.44%) Marvel
Applications
1 182 (15.98%) Photoshop
2 143 (12.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 136 (11.94%) InVision
4 115 (10.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 82 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
6 50 (4.39%) InDesign
7 43 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
8 39 (3.42%) Adobe After Effects
9 38 (3.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 30 (2.63%) Adobe Captivate
11 21 (1.84%) Acrobat
12 15 (1.32%) Adobe Premiere
13 14 (1.23%) MS Visio
14 11 (0.97%) OmniGraffle
15 8 (0.70%) Final Cut Pro
16 6 (0.53%) Camtasia
17 5 (0.44%) CINEMA 4D
18 4 (0.35%) Fireworks
18 4 (0.35%) Flinto
18 4 (0.35%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 28 (2.46%) Adobe Campaign
2 9 (0.79%) SAP CRM
2 9 (0.79%) SAP Hybris
3 8 (0.70%) Eloqua
4 7 (0.61%) SAP PSCD
5 6 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.44%) Magento
6 5 (0.44%) SessionCam
6 5 (0.44%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.18%) Data Workbench
8 2 (0.18%) Lorenzo
8 2 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
8 2 (0.18%) Unica
9 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.088%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.088%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.088%) Shopify
9 1 (0.088%) Social Studio
9 1 (0.088%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 114 (10.01%) Adobe Analytics
2 91 (7.99%) Google Analytics
3 82 (7.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 65 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
5 41 (3.60%) GitHub
6 35 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
7 34 (2.99%) Amazon S3
8 29 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (2.11%) Office 365
10 23 (2.02%) Serverless
11 22 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 22 (1.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 22 (1.93%) Amazon SQS
11 22 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
11 22 (1.93%) CloudFront
12 16 (1.40%) Google Tag Manager
13 9 (0.79%) MailChimp
14 8 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.60%) TCP/IP
2 35 (3.07%) HTTP
2 35 (3.07%) Internet
3 32 (2.81%) SSL
4 23 (2.02%) LAN
4 23 (2.02%) WAN
5 12 (1.05%) Wireless
6 10 (0.88%) Intranet
7 9 (0.79%) VoIP
8 7 (0.61%) DNS
9 5 (0.44%) Firewall
10 4 (0.35%) ATM
10 4 (0.35%) DHCP
10 4 (0.35%) Skype
11 3 (0.26%) Network Security
11 3 (0.26%) SMS
11 3 (0.26%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.18%) VLAN
12 2 (0.18%) VPN
13 1 (0.088%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (4.57%) MongoDB
2 41 (3.60%) NoSQL
3 34 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 22 (1.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 22 (1.93%) SQL Server
5 18 (1.58%) MySQL
6 11 (0.97%) Big Data
6 11 (0.97%) Hadoop
6 11 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 9 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.70%) BigQuery
9 8 (0.70%) Jackrabbit
10 7 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (0.53%) InfluxDB
11 6 (0.53%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.53%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.44%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 137 (12.03%) Git (software)
2 117 (10.27%) JIRA
3 103 (9.04%) Jenkins
4 76 (6.67%) Axure RP
5 61 (5.36%) Grunt
6 60 (5.27%) Karma Test Runner
6 60 (5.27%) Maven
7 58 (5.09%) IntelliJ
8 57 (5.00%) Selenium
9 47 (4.13%) Eclipse
10 46 (4.04%) gulp
10 46 (4.04%) JUnit
11 43 (3.78%) Ant
12 39 (3.42%) Cucumber
13 29 (2.55%) Gatling
14 28 (2.46%) Jasmine
15 26 (2.28%) Sublime Text
16 24 (2.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
17 22 (1.93%) Bitbucket
18 21 (1.84%) Gradle
General
1 228 (20.02%) Marketing
2 157 (13.78%) Finance
3 78 (6.85%) Retail
4 49 (4.30%) Banking
5 29 (2.55%) Advertising
6 27 (2.37%) Telecoms
7 26 (2.28%) Legal
8 23 (2.02%) Publishing
9 16 (1.40%) Multimedia
10 15 (1.32%) Games
11 13 (1.14%) Law
12 12 (1.05%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.97%) Automotive
14 7 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
15 6 (0.53%) Back Office
15 6 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.53%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.35%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.35%) Electronics
17 3 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 300 (26.34%) Designer
2 294 (25.81%) Developer
3 138 (12.12%) UX Designer
4 123 (10.80%) Analyst
5 104 (9.13%) UI Designer
6 63 (5.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 59 (5.18%) UI/UX Designer
8 56 (4.92%) Digital Designer
9 43 (3.78%) Senior Designer
10 41 (3.60%) Business Analyst
11 39 (3.42%) Consultant
12 38 (3.34%) JavaScript Developer
13 36 (3.16%) Java Developer
14 32 (2.81%) Digital Analyst
15 31 (2.72%) UI Developer
16 28 (2.46%) ABAP Developer
17 27 (2.37%) Support Engineer
18 26 (2.28%) SAP Developer
19 25 (2.19%) Desktop Support
20 23 (2.02%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (28.53%) HTML
2 290 (25.46%) CSS
3 162 (14.22%) HTML5
4 125 (10.97%) AngularJS
5 100 (8.78%) jQuery
6 94 (8.25%) CSS3
7 91 (7.99%) XML
8 87 (7.64%) React
9 72 (6.32%) Web Services
10 67 (5.88%) JSON
11 65 (5.71%) Node.js
12 57 (5.00%) J2EE
13 56 (4.92%) REST
14 54 (4.74%) Spring
15 48 (4.21%) SOAP
16 37 (3.25%) Play Framework
17 36 (3.16%) Ajax
17 36 (3.16%) Gherkin
18 34 (2.99%) .NET
19 33 (2.90%) JSR 170
Miscellaneous
1 361 (31.69%) User Experience
2 80 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 50 (4.39%) Graphic Design
5 46 (4.04%) Social Media
6 37 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (2.11%) Animation
8 22 (1.93%) Smartphone
9 19 (1.67%) Digital Media
9 19 (1.67%) e-Learning
9 19 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.49%) Photography
10 17 (1.49%) Taxonomies
10 17 (1.49%) Video on Demand
11 16 (1.40%) Blog
11 16 (1.40%) Video Editing
12 15 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
12 15 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.32%) Over-the-Top Content
13 13 (1.14%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 122 (10.71%) Windows
2 59 (5.18%) Unix
3 57 (5.00%) Linux
4 34 (2.99%) Mac OS X
5 32 (2.81%) Windows 7
6 29 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 29 (2.55%) Ubuntu
7 28 (2.46%) Android
8 20 (1.76%) Windows Server
9 17 (1.49%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.53%) Solaris
12 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.18%) Debian
15 1 (0.088%) AIX
15 1 (0.088%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.088%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.088%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (23.53%) Analytics
3 158 (13.87%) E-Commerce
4 149 (13.08%) Wireframes
5 120 (10.54%) Scrum
6 105 (9.22%) Prototyping
7 97 (8.52%) DevOps
8 93 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
8 93 (8.17%) Responsive Web Design
9 92 (8.08%) Content Management
9 92 (8.08%) Front End Development
10 82 (7.20%) Test Automation
11 80 (7.02%) Microservices
11 80 (7.02%) Web Development
12 79 (6.94%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 73 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
14 72 (6.32%) Workflow
15 64 (5.62%) Collaborative Working
16 60 (5.27%) User Stories
17 58 (5.09%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 316 (27.74%) JavaScript
2 179 (15.72%) Java
3 117 (10.27%) SQL
4 79 (6.94%) Python
5 48 (4.21%) Ruby
6 43 (3.78%) C#
7 40 (3.51%) Perl
8 37 (3.25%) Scala
9 33 (2.90%) ABAP
9 33 (2.90%) Groovy
10 31 (2.72%) Haskell
11 25 (2.19%) Java 8
12 24 (2.11%) PHP
13 19 (1.67%) C
13 19 (1.67%) ES6
14 14 (1.23%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.14%) TypeScript
16 12 (1.05%) PowerShell
17 10 (0.88%) R
18 9 (0.79%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 104 (9.13%) Degree
2 41 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 36 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.44%) MCDST
6 5 (0.44%) MCSE
7 4 (0.35%) CIPD
7 4 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.35%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.35%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.26%) CCNP
8 3 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.18%) PMP
10 1 (0.088%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.97%) QA
2 12 (1.05%) SLA
3 11 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.70%) Actionable Recommendations
5 5 (0.44%) PMO
6 3 (0.26%) GDPR
7 2 (0.18%) COBIT
7 2 (0.18%) HL7
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 2 (0.18%) WCAG
8 1 (0.088%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.088%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.088%) IFRS
System Software
1 61 (5.36%) Docker
2 51 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.49%) BitLocker
4 9 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.26%) XenApp
7 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.088%) Firmware
8 1 (0.088%) HDFS
8 1 (0.088%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (4.04%) Puppet
2 42 (3.69%) SCCM
3 39 (3.42%) Kibana
4 29 (2.55%) Grafana
5 28 (2.46%) Terraform
6 19 (1.67%) Ansible
7 18 (1.58%) Kubernetes
8 11 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.79%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (0.70%) WSUS
11 7 (0.61%) logstash
11 7 (0.61%) SCOM
12 6 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
12 6 (0.53%) Nagios
12 6 (0.53%) Pingdom
12 6 (0.53%) Uchiwa
13 4 (0.35%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.35%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 129 (11.33%) Google
2 83 (7.29%) Microsoft
3 66 (5.79%) SAP
4 50 (4.39%) hybris
5 48 (4.21%) Oracle
6 39 (3.42%) IBM
7 31 (2.72%) webMethods
8 29 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (2.37%) HP
9 27 (2.37%) Tealium
10 26 (2.28%) Tableau
11 23 (2.02%) Omniture
12 21 (1.84%) Splunk
13 18 (1.58%) New Relic
14 17 (1.49%) Apple
14 17 (1.49%) Facebook
15 14 (1.23%) Twitter
16 13 (1.14%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
17 10 (0.88%) Sitecore
18 9 (0.79%) Atlassian