Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 262 272 237
Rank change year-on-year +10 -35 +17
Contract jobs citing Adobe 912 402 826
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 0.95% 1.15%
As % of the Vendors category 2.67% 2.22% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 243 531
10th Percentile £225 £205 £150
25th Percentile £356 £310 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £400 £388
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% +3.23% -3.13%
75th Percentile £580 £500 £488
90th Percentile £649 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 15
10th Percentile - £15.03 £12.99
25th Percentile £24.50 £19.06 £18.75
Median hourly rate £28.00 £31.25 £24.65
Median % change year-on-year -10.40% +26.77% +42.90%
75th Percentile £43.25 £45.88 £46.88
90th Percentile £56.65 £52.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.80 £37.50 £29.83
% change year-on-year -33.87% +25.73% +72.90%

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 34,221 18,093 30,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.97% 42.62% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,476 11,574 19,424
10th Percentile £270 £250 £215
25th Percentile £406 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £460 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.41% +2.22% -
75th Percentile £613 £563 £550
90th Percentile £700 £646 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 930 626 1,259
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.12 £11.80
25th Percentile £14.25 £15.00 £14.38
Median hourly rate £20.09 £24.75 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -18.82% +32.35% +6.89%
75th Percentile £44.01 £47.50 £35.61
90th Percentile £60.05 £60.63 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £21.14 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.86% +20.81% +6.87%

Adobe
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Adobe as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Adobe in the UK

Adobe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Adobe.

Daily rate trend for Adobe in the UK

Adobe
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Adobe over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Adobe in the UK

Adobe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Adobe.

Hourly rate trend for Adobe in the UK

Adobe
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Adobe over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +1 757 £475 +18.75% 239
London +7 528 £510 +13.33% 109
Work from Home -19 266 £505 +26.25% 35
UK excluding London -35 230 £400 +8.11% 137
South East -55 74 £350 -9.16% 38
North of England -31 48 £400 +45.45% 40
Midlands -38 36 £450 +63.64% 23
Yorkshire -19 29 £400 +35.59% 12
West Midlands -28 28 £450 +63.64% 14
Scotland -36 28 £425 +11.84% 7
South West -32 25 £390 -20.00% 16
North West -40 15 £325 +18.18% 21
East of England -40 13 £500 +2.04% 11
East Midlands -26 8 £525 +61.54% 9
North East -1 4 £456 +161.46% 7
Wales -20 4 £350 -36.36% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £375 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 335 (36.73%) User Experience
2 258 (28.29%) Analytics
3 256 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
4 249 (27.30%) UX Design
5 218 (23.90%) Social Skills
6 204 (22.37%) Sketch
7 190 (20.83%) Marketing
7 190 (20.83%) JavaScript
8 183 (20.07%) HTML
9 180 (19.74%) CSS
10 179 (19.63%) Wireframes
11 162 (17.76%) Finance
12 153 (16.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 151 (16.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 141 (15.46%) Photoshop
14 141 (15.46%) Figma
15 137 (15.02%) Prototyping
16 131 (14.36%) Microsoft
16 131 (14.36%) Google
17 126 (13.82%) InVision
18 125 (13.71%) Accessibility
19 123 (13.49%) Adobe Analytics
20 121 (13.27%) Adobe XD
21 113 (12.39%) Adobe Illustrator
22 104 (11.40%) Retail
23 102 (11.18%) Google Analytics
24 93 (10.20%) CMS
25 89 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
26 86 (9.43%) User Research
26 86 (9.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud

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
1 153 (16.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 93 (10.20%) CMS
3 33 (3.62%) Confluence
4 21 (2.30%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.64%) Moodle
6 14 (1.54%) WordPress
7 13 (1.43%) SAS
8 11 (1.21%) Apache
9 10 (1.10%) Anypoint
10 6 (0.66%) Alfresco
11 5 (0.55%) Documentum
11 5 (0.55%) Headless CMS
12 4 (0.44%) FileNet
12 4 (0.44%) Joomla!
12 4 (0.44%) SAP Portal
13 3 (0.33%) ColdFusion
13 3 (0.33%) Drupal
13 3 (0.33%) IIS
13 3 (0.33%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 204 (22.37%) Sketch
2 151 (16.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 141 (15.46%) Photoshop
4 126 (13.82%) InVision
5 121 (13.27%) Adobe XD
6 113 (12.39%) Adobe Illustrator
7 75 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
8 65 (7.13%) InDesign
9 60 (6.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 58 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
11 37 (4.06%) Zeplin
12 34 (3.73%) Adobe After Effects
13 31 (3.40%) Adobe Premiere
14 23 (2.52%) Adobe Captivate
15 17 (1.86%) Camtasia
15 17 (1.86%) MS Visio
16 14 (1.54%) Acrobat
16 14 (1.54%) Snagit
17 12 (1.32%) Marvel
18 10 (1.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 27 (2.96%) Adobe Campaign
2 13 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.99%) Workfront
4 7 (0.77%) Magento
5 5 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.33%) SessionCam
8 2 (0.22%) Documaker
8 2 (0.22%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.22%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.22%) Exstream
8 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.22%) Shopify
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.11%) SAP POS DM
9 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 141 (15.46%) Figma
2 123 (13.49%) Adobe Analytics
3 102 (11.18%) Google Analytics
4 86 (9.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 68 (7.46%) Azure
6 64 (7.02%) Power Platform
7 40 (4.39%) Microsoft 365
8 27 (2.96%) GitHub
9 23 (2.52%) AWS
9 23 (2.52%) Google Tag Manager
9 23 (2.52%) SaaS
10 22 (2.41%) Miro
11 17 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (1.75%) GCP
13 14 (1.54%) PowerApps
14 13 (1.43%) Power Automate
15 12 (1.32%) Azure Logic Apps
16 11 (1.21%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 10 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
17 10 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.97%) Internet
2 15 (1.64%) DHCP
2 15 (1.64%) DNS
3 13 (1.43%) HTTP
4 12 (1.32%) LAN
4 12 (1.32%) VPN
5 11 (1.21%) SMS
6 9 (0.99%) WAN
7 7 (0.77%) Junos
7 7 (0.77%) SAN
8 5 (0.55%) Intranet
8 5 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.44%) Broadband
10 3 (0.33%) Extranet
10 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.22%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.22%) Firewall
11 2 (0.22%) FTP
11 2 (0.22%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (6.69%) Power BI
2 56 (6.14%) Tableau
3 20 (2.19%) Data Lake
3 20 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.97%) Metadata
5 16 (1.75%) Hadoop
6 14 (1.54%) SQL Server
7 12 (1.32%) Big Data
8 11 (1.21%) BigQuery
9 9 (0.99%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.77%) Mixpanel
10 7 (0.77%) Neo4j
10 7 (0.77%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.66%) Ingres
11 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.55%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.33%) QlikView
13 3 (0.33%) Redis
14 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 83 (9.10%) Axure RP
2 49 (5.37%) JIRA
3 39 (4.28%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.64%) JUnit
5 13 (1.43%) webpack
6 12 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 12 (1.32%) Mockito
7 11 (1.21%) Balsamiq
8 9 (0.99%) Grunt
9 7 (0.77%) Storybook
10 5 (0.55%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.44%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.44%) Maven
11 4 (0.44%) Mocha
12 3 (0.33%) Cypress.io
12 3 (0.33%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.33%) Gradle
12 3 (0.33%) Selenium
12 3 (0.33%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 218 (23.90%) Social Skills
2 190 (20.83%) Marketing
3 162 (17.76%) Finance
4 104 (11.40%) Retail
5 77 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (6.03%) Presentation Skills
7 49 (5.37%) Publishing
8 36 (3.95%) Banking
9 25 (2.74%) Organisational Skills
10 23 (2.52%) Public Sector
11 17 (1.86%) Advertising
12 14 (1.54%) Telecoms
13 13 (1.43%) Front Office
14 12 (1.32%) Billing
14 12 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (1.21%) Documentation Skills
15 11 (1.21%) Multimedia
16 10 (1.10%) Influencing Skills
16 10 (1.10%) Legal
16 10 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 330 (36.18%) Designer
2 163 (17.87%) UX Designer
3 137 (15.02%) Analyst
4 134 (14.69%) Developer
5 92 (10.09%) UI Designer
6 63 (6.91%) Architect
7 59 (6.47%) Digital Analyst
7 59 (6.47%) UI/UX Designer
8 58 (6.36%) Senior Designer
9 34 (3.73%) Senior UX Designer
10 32 (3.51%) Digital Designer
11 26 (2.85%) Lead Designer
11 26 (2.85%) Support Engineer
12 24 (2.63%) Business Analyst
12 24 (2.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 23 (2.52%) Data Analyst
14 21 (2.30%) Consultant
14 21 (2.30%) Marketing Manager
15 20 (2.19%) Graphic Designer
15 20 (2.19%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (20.07%) HTML
2 180 (19.74%) CSS
3 77 (8.44%) React
4 55 (6.03%) jQuery
5 37 (4.06%) CSS3
6 35 (3.84%) HTML5
6 35 (3.84%) Node.js
7 33 (3.62%) XML
8 25 (2.74%) Web Services
9 21 (2.30%) Sass
10 20 (2.19%) AngularJS
11 18 (1.97%) OSGi
12 16 (1.75%) JSR 170
13 14 (1.54%) RESTful
14 13 (1.43%) JSON
14 13 (1.43%) Redux
15 12 (1.32%) Preactjs
15 12 (1.32%) Servlets
15 12 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 10 (1.10%) Material-UI
Miscellaneous
1 335 (36.73%) User Experience
2 68 (7.46%) Mobile App
3 50 (5.48%) Animation
4 40 (4.39%) Social Media
5 32 (3.51%) Graphic Design
6 30 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (2.19%) Video Editing
8 18 (1.97%) e-Learning
8 18 (1.97%) Learning Management System
9 17 (1.86%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.75%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.54%) SCORM
12 13 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.43%) Hedge funds
13 12 (1.32%) W3C
14 11 (1.21%) Motion Graphics
15 10 (1.10%) Marketing Technology
15 10 (1.10%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.99%) iPad
16 9 (0.99%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 40 (4.39%) Android
1 40 (4.39%) Apple iOS
2 35 (3.84%) Windows
3 20 (2.19%) Windows 10
4 11 (1.21%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.10%) Mac OS
6 9 (0.99%) Linux
7 8 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.66%) Unix
10 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.33%) VMS
11 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (28.29%) Analytics
2 256 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
3 249 (27.30%) UX Design
4 179 (19.63%) Wireframes
5 137 (15.02%) Prototyping
6 89 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
7 86 (9.43%) User Research
8 82 (8.99%) Visualisation
9 77 (8.44%) E-Commerce
9 77 (8.44%) Interaction Design
9 77 (8.44%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 74 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
10 74 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
11 73 (8.00%) Scrum
12 65 (7.13%) Project Management
13 64 (7.02%) CRM
13 64 (7.02%) Personalization
14 61 (6.69%) Content Management
14 61 (6.69%) Data Visualisation
15 58 (6.36%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 190 (20.83%) JavaScript
2 66 (7.24%) SQL
3 48 (5.26%) Java
4 38 (4.17%) Python
5 26 (2.85%) TypeScript
6 25 (2.74%) Java 8
7 12 (1.32%) ABAP
7 12 (1.32%) C#
7 12 (1.32%) Java 11
8 11 (1.21%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.10%) ES6
10 7 (0.77%) C
10 7 (0.77%) C++
11 6 (0.66%) PHP
12 4 (0.44%) R
12 4 (0.44%) SAPscript
13 3 (0.33%) ES7
13 3 (0.33%) Groovy
13 3 (0.33%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.33%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 73 (8.00%) Degree
2 25 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.55%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.22%) PMP
8 2 (0.22%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.11%) MCP
9 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.11%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (13.71%) Accessibility
2 25 (2.74%) QA
3 19 (2.08%) WCAG
4 18 (1.97%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.55%) SLA
6 2 (0.22%) COBIT
6 2 (0.22%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) GDPR
7 1 (0.11%) GxP
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 35 (3.84%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.10%) Docker
3 9 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
4 7 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.77%) vSphere
5 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (2.19%) SCCM
2 19 (2.08%) Jamf Pro
3 12 (1.32%) AirWatch
4 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.44%) Aspera SmartTrack
6 3 (0.33%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.22%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.22%) Puppet
7 2 (0.22%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.11%) Ansible
8 1 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.11%) Consul
8 1 (0.11%) Control-M
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 131 (14.36%) Google
1 131 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 47 (5.15%) Salesforce.com
3 41 (4.50%) Oracle
3 41 (4.50%) SAP
4 28 (3.07%) Citrix
5 15 (1.64%) ServiceNow
6 14 (1.54%) Avid
7 13 (1.43%) Marketo
8 12 (1.32%) Apple
8 12 (1.32%) BMC
8 12 (1.32%) MuleSoft
8 12 (1.32%) VMware
9 11 (1.21%) IBM
10 10 (1.10%) Tealium
11 9 (0.99%) Dell
11 9 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 9 (0.99%) Teradata
12 8 (0.88%) Sitecore
12 8 (0.88%) Snow