Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 194 208
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14 +13
Contract jobs citing Adobe 1,409 1,306 1,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.36% 1.20%
As % of the Vendors category 3.31% 3.02% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 836 880
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £210 £213 £197
90th Percentile £557 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -1.43% +7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 39 41
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.48% +63.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.94 £10.96
90th Percentile £43.50 £43.60 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -29.31% +52.63% +26.67%

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 42,513 43,208 45,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.85% 45.01% 42.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,815 26,535 27,057
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £238 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,421 1,627 1,820
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.12 £46.53 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71% +6.06%

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 21 February 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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 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 +10 1,356 £400 - 499
London -10 823 £425 - 195
UK excluding London +34 576 £345 -1.43% 322
South East +57 250 £300 -11.11% 77
East of England -32 77 £350 - 41
Midlands 0 72 £356 -10.94% 47
South West +44 68 £400 - 44
North of England +26 65 £345 +6.15% 95
East Midlands +28 45 £340 -15.00% 19
Scotland -27 43 £350 +12.90% 9
North West +23 38 £338 +25.00% 49
West Midlands -14 26 £400 +1.27% 28
Yorkshire -13 24 £355 -2.07% 35
North East +43 3 £550 +83.33% 11
Wales 0 1 £300 -27.27% 8

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 449 (31.87%) HTML
2 426 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 413 (29.31%) CSS
4 412 (29.24%) User Experience
5 350 (24.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 334 (23.70%) JavaScript
7 306 (21.72%) Marketing
8 292 (20.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 277 (19.66%) Finance
10 268 (19.02%) Analytics
11 239 (16.96%) Photoshop
12 205 (14.55%) Java
13 191 (13.56%) CMS
14 180 (12.78%) Wireframes
15 167 (11.85%) Adobe Illustrator
16 165 (11.71%) E-Commerce
17 158 (11.21%) HTML5
18 154 (10.93%) Adobe Analytics
19 153 (10.86%) Content Management
20 139 (9.87%) jQuery
21 125 (8.87%) Front End Development
22 123 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
23 122 (8.66%) CSS3
24 121 (8.59%) Degree
25 118 (8.37%) Scrum
26 111 (7.88%) Google
27 110 (7.81%) Axure RP
28 108 (7.67%) Digital Marketing
28 108 (7.67%) Banking
29 100 (7.10%) InVision

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
1 350 (24.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 191 (13.56%) CMS
3 56 (3.97%) Apache
4 35 (2.48%) Confluence
5 34 (2.41%) WordPress
6 23 (1.63%) Marvel
7 17 (1.21%) SAS
8 16 (1.14%) Drupal
9 14 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (0.92%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.85%) Apache Solr
11 12 (0.85%) IIS
11 12 (0.85%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.85%) Mule
11 12 (0.85%) Umbraco
12 11 (0.78%) LiveCycle
12 11 (0.78%) Mule ESB
13 10 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.71%) JBoss
Applications
1 292 (20.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 239 (16.96%) Photoshop
3 167 (11.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 100 (7.10%) InVision
5 83 (5.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 78 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
7 75 (5.32%) InDesign
7 75 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
8 53 (3.76%) OmniGraffle
9 37 (2.63%) MS Visio
10 31 (2.20%) Adobe Captivate
11 30 (2.13%) Acrobat
12 21 (1.49%) Adobe After Effects
13 18 (1.28%) Adobe Premiere
14 14 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
15 13 (0.92%) PaintShop Pro
16 9 (0.64%) 3ds Max
16 9 (0.64%) SPSS
17 8 (0.57%) CINEMA 4D
17 8 (0.57%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 88 (6.25%) Adobe Campaign
2 8 (0.57%) Unica
3 5 (0.35%) Magento
3 5 (0.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 5 (0.35%) ResourceLink
3 5 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.35%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.28%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.21%) Radian6
5 3 (0.21%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.14%) Sprinklr
7 1 (0.071%) FastStats
7 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.071%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.071%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 154 (10.93%) Adobe Analytics
2 97 (6.88%) Google Analytics
3 94 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 48 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (1.63%) Office 365
6 20 (1.42%) Amazon S3
7 18 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (1.06%) Silverpop
9 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
11 10 (0.71%) npm
12 9 (0.64%) GitHub
13 8 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 8 (0.57%) CloudFront
13 8 (0.57%) PaaS
14 7 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.50%) Google Tag Manager
15 6 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.63%) SMS
2 18 (1.28%) LAN
2 18 (1.28%) WAN
3 16 (1.14%) Firewall
4 15 (1.06%) Internet
5 14 (0.99%) Intranet
6 10 (0.71%) BIG-IP
7 9 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 9 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (0.57%) OSPF
8 8 (0.57%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.50%) DNS
9 7 (0.50%) HTTP
10 6 (0.43%) VPN
11 4 (0.28%) BGP
11 4 (0.28%) DHCP
11 4 (0.28%) FTP
11 4 (0.28%) MPLS
11 4 (0.28%) SSL
11 4 (0.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.21%) MongoDB
3 16 (1.14%) Big Data
4 15 (1.06%) MySQL
5 13 (0.92%) NoSQL
6 11 (0.78%) DB2
6 11 (0.78%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.64%) Hadoop
7 9 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (0.64%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.57%) Jackrabbit
9 7 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (0.50%) GIS
9 7 (0.50%) QlikView
9 7 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.28%) BigQuery
12 4 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
12 4 (0.28%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 110 (7.81%) Axure RP
2 90 (6.39%) Git (software)
3 88 (6.25%) JIRA
4 73 (5.18%) Jenkins
5 58 (4.12%) Maven
6 49 (3.48%) Mockito
7 38 (2.70%) SonarQube
8 35 (2.48%) JUnit
9 32 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
10 31 (2.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 28 (1.99%) Bitbucket
12 26 (1.85%) Grunt
13 22 (1.56%) Selenium
14 21 (1.49%) gulp
15 20 (1.42%) Mercurial
16 19 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
17 18 (1.28%) Eclipse
18 16 (1.14%) Jasmine
18 16 (1.14%) TeamCity
19 13 (0.92%) webpack
General
1 306 (21.72%) Marketing
2 277 (19.66%) Finance
3 108 (7.67%) Banking
4 97 (6.88%) Retail
5 53 (3.76%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.56%) Publishing
7 33 (2.34%) Advertising
8 19 (1.35%) Retail Banking
9 18 (1.28%) Games
10 17 (1.21%) Electronics
11 15 (1.06%) Legal
11 15 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.99%) Automotive
13 13 (0.92%) Law
14 11 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.57%) German Language
16 6 (0.43%) French Language
16 6 (0.43%) Japanese Language
17 4 (0.28%) Italian Language
17 4 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 379 (26.90%) Designer
2 360 (25.55%) Developer
3 175 (12.42%) UX Designer
4 146 (10.36%) Analyst
5 104 (7.38%) UI Designer
6 91 (6.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 85 (6.03%) Consultant
8 56 (3.97%) JavaScript Developer
9 54 (3.83%) Architect
10 49 (3.48%) Digital Designer
11 43 (3.05%) HTML Developer
11 43 (3.05%) UI/UX Designer
11 43 (3.05%) Visual Designer
12 36 (2.56%) Business Analyst
12 36 (2.56%) HTML CSS Developer
13 34 (2.41%) Senior Designer
14 33 (2.34%) Project Manager
15 32 (2.27%) Web Analyst
16 31 (2.20%) Java Developer
17 30 (2.13%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 449 (31.87%) HTML
2 413 (29.31%) CSS
3 158 (11.21%) HTML5
4 139 (9.87%) jQuery
5 122 (8.66%) CSS3
6 80 (5.68%) AngularJS
7 74 (5.25%) XML
8 73 (5.18%) React
9 67 (4.76%) OSGi
10 62 (4.40%) Sass
11 59 (4.19%) Web Services
12 54 (3.83%) Node.js
13 53 (3.76%) Spring
14 47 (3.34%) JSR 170
15 45 (3.19%) REST
16 42 (2.98%) .NET
17 38 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 37 (2.63%) Ajax
19 34 (2.41%) PowerMock
20 28 (1.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 412 (29.24%) User Experience
2 123 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (5.82%) Mobile App
4 69 (4.90%) Social Media
5 43 (3.05%) Graphic Design
6 32 (2.27%) Virtual Team
7 29 (2.06%) Animation
7 29 (2.06%) e-Learning
8 25 (1.77%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.42%) Fintech
10 16 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (1.06%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.06%) Photography
12 14 (0.99%) Video Editing
13 13 (0.92%) Learning Management System
14 10 (0.71%) DataPower
15 9 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.64%) FMCG
15 9 (0.64%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 61 (4.33%) Windows
2 58 (4.12%) Linux
3 23 (1.63%) Unix
4 21 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 18 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.06%) Android
8 13 (0.92%) Windows 10
8 13 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.85%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.28%) CentOS
11 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.21%) AIX
13 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.14%) Solaris
13 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.071%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (19.02%) Analytics
3 180 (12.78%) Wireframes
4 165 (11.71%) E-Commerce
5 153 (10.86%) Content Management
6 125 (8.87%) Front End Development
7 118 (8.37%) Scrum
8 108 (7.67%) Digital Marketing
9 93 (6.60%) DevOps
10 90 (6.39%) Prototyping
11 89 (6.32%) Web Analytics
12 82 (5.82%) Project Management
13 79 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
14 78 (5.54%) Responsive Web Design
15 72 (5.11%) Visualisation
16 70 (4.97%) TDD
17 69 (4.90%) Time Management
18 68 (4.83%) CRM
19 65 (4.61%) Web Design
19 65 (4.61%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 334 (23.70%) JavaScript
2 205 (14.55%) Java
3 90 (6.39%) SQL
4 37 (2.63%) PHP
5 36 (2.56%) Python
6 33 (2.34%) C#
7 18 (1.28%) Perl
8 15 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 15 (1.06%) ES6
9 14 (0.99%) Ruby
10 12 (0.85%) R
10 12 (0.85%) T-SQL
10 12 (0.85%) TypeScript
11 8 (0.57%) C
11 8 (0.57%) VBA
12 6 (0.43%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.43%) XAML
13 5 (0.35%) ActionScript
13 5 (0.35%) AppleScript
13 5 (0.35%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 121 (8.59%) Degree
2 23 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 14 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (0.99%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.35%) CCNP
4 5 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.28%) CCSE
5 4 (0.28%) CISA
5 4 (0.28%) CISMP
5 4 (0.28%) CISSP
5 4 (0.28%) HNC
5 4 (0.28%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.21%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.21%) ISEB
6 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.14%) MCSA
7 2 (0.14%) MCSE
7 2 (0.14%) RHCE
8 1 (0.071%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.67%) QA
2 19 (1.35%) SLA
3 10 (0.71%) PMO
4 8 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.57%) WCAG
5 4 (0.28%) GDPR
5 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.071%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.071%) HL7
7 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.78%) Docker
2 11 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.28%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.21%) XenApp
6 1 (0.071%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.071%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.071%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (1.21%) SCCM
2 15 (1.06%) Puppet
3 8 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (0.57%) Terraform
4 5 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (0.35%) WSUS
5 4 (0.28%) Kibana
5 4 (0.28%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (0.28%) Nagios
5 4 (0.28%) SCOM
5 4 (0.28%) Uchiwa
5 4 (0.28%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.14%) Ansible
7 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.14%) Grafana
7 2 (0.14%) logstash
7 2 (0.14%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.071%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 111 (7.88%) Google
2 73 (5.18%) Microsoft
3 47 (3.34%) Tableau
4 46 (3.26%) Oracle
5 39 (2.77%) IBM
6 35 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
7 32 (2.27%) Coverity
8 26 (1.85%) Omniture
8 26 (1.85%) SAP
9 20 (1.42%) Sitecore
10 18 (1.28%) hybris
11 17 (1.21%) Apple
11 17 (1.21%) Citrix
11 17 (1.21%) VMware
12 16 (1.14%) Splunk
13 15 (1.06%) Apigee
14 13 (0.92%) Atlassian
14 13 (0.92%) Optimizely
14 13 (0.92%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 12 (0.85%) F5