Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 237 192
Rank change year-on-year +13 -45 +3
Contract jobs citing Adobe 702 1,149 1,418
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.19% 1.40%
As % of the Vendors category 2.71% 2.79% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 665 946
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £140 £213 £212
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -5.00% +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 33
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -10.61%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.53 £12.80
90th Percentile £46.25 £37.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £19.96 £20.50
% change year-on-year -1.03% -2.66% -4.65%

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 25,911 41,247 41,997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.78% 42.61% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,508 25,695 26,187
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £213 £263 £243
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,213 1,412 1,430
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.17% +3.01% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.86 £10.92 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.21 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.12% +6.25% -3.03%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 +16 640 £400 -5.88% 106
London +12 376 £400 -11.11% 54
UK excluding London +37 319 £380 -5.00% 60
South East +36 126 £388 -3.13% 18
South West +38 49 £375 -6.25% 10
Scotland +46 48 £418 +51.82% 6
North of England +15 42 £290 -29.27% 20
East of England +41 30 £250 -29.58%
Yorkshire +54 24 £308 -24.07% 9
Midlands +42 19 £380 -5.00% 4
West Midlands +50 14 £380 -5.00% 2
North West +11 14 £450 - 9
Wales +31 7 £575 +118.01% 2
East Midlands +29 5 £375 -6.25% 2
Work from Home +6 5 £395 +46.30% 7
North East +22 4 £135 -64.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 207 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (26.21%) User Experience
3 160 (22.79%) Marketing
4 158 (22.51%) Sketch
5 156 (22.22%) HTML
6 151 (21.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 130 (18.52%) CSS
8 126 (17.95%) JavaScript
9 112 (15.95%) InVision
10 105 (14.96%) Wireframes
11 101 (14.39%) Analytics
12 97 (13.82%) Microsoft Office
13 91 (12.96%) Microsoft
13 91 (12.96%) Finance
14 86 (12.25%) Windows
15 84 (11.97%) Photoshop
16 83 (11.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 77 (10.97%) Java
17 77 (10.97%) Google
18 75 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
19 71 (10.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 68 (9.69%) Prototyping
20 68 (9.69%) Adobe Analytics
20 68 (9.69%) CMS
21 67 (9.54%) CRM
22 62 (8.83%) JIRA
23 61 (8.69%) Microsoft Excel
24 59 (8.40%) Active Directory
24 59 (8.40%) Adobe Illustrator
25 56 (7.98%) Scrum

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
1 151 (21.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 68 (9.69%) CMS
3 30 (4.27%) MS Exchange
4 29 (4.13%) Confluence
5 27 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 23 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 23 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (1.85%) Skype for Business
7 13 (1.85%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.42%) SAS
8 10 (1.42%) WordPress
9 8 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (1.00%) SAP Portal
11 6 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (0.71%) JBoss
12 5 (0.71%) WebSphere Process Server
13 4 (0.57%) Apache
13 4 (0.57%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 158 (22.51%) Sketch
2 112 (15.95%) InVision
3 97 (13.82%) Microsoft Office
4 84 (11.97%) Photoshop
5 83 (11.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 61 (8.69%) Microsoft Excel
7 59 (8.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 44 (6.27%) Adobe XD
8 44 (6.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 43 (6.13%) Acrobat
10 40 (5.70%) Adobe After Effects
11 32 (4.56%) InDesign
11 32 (4.56%) Microsoft Project
12 30 (4.27%) MS Visio
13 29 (4.13%) Zeplin
14 24 (3.42%) Adobe Captivate
15 21 (2.99%) Adobe Premiere
16 16 (2.28%) Figma
17 14 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
18 10 (1.42%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 31 (4.42%) Adobe Campaign
2 23 (3.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (1.85%) Magento
3 13 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (1.57%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.85%) SAP PSCD
6 4 (0.57%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.43%) Shopify
7 3 (0.43%) Unica
8 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.28%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.14%) SessionCam
9 1 (0.14%) Sprinklr
9 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 71 (10.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 68 (9.69%) Adobe Analytics
3 45 (6.41%) Office 365
4 40 (5.70%) Google Analytics
5 36 (5.13%) AWS
6 27 (3.85%) Azure
7 15 (2.14%) Serverless
8 14 (1.99%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (1.99%) OneDrive
9 12 (1.71%) Power Platform
10 9 (1.28%) GCP
11 8 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.85%) AWS Step Functions
12 6 (0.85%) GitHub
12 6 (0.85%) Google Docs
13 5 (0.71%) SaaS
14 4 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.57%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.70%) Internet
2 32 (4.56%) VPN
3 25 (3.56%) WebEx
4 23 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
5 17 (2.42%) Skype
6 15 (2.14%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.42%) HTTP
8 9 (1.28%) DNS
9 8 (1.14%) DHCP
10 7 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (0.85%) VoIP
11 6 (0.85%) Wireless
12 4 (0.57%) Intranet
12 4 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.43%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.28%) Firewall
14 2 (0.28%) LAN
14 2 (0.28%) SSL
15 1 (0.14%) BGP
15 1 (0.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (1.71%) Power BI
3 11 (1.57%) SQL Server
4 10 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
5 8 (1.14%) MySQL
6 7 (1.00%) Jackrabbit
7 6 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.57%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.43%) Big Data
10 3 (0.43%) DataStage
10 3 (0.43%) DB2
10 3 (0.43%) QualityStage
10 3 (0.43%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.43%) SAS EBI
11 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 62 (8.83%) JIRA
2 46 (6.55%) Git (software)
3 42 (5.98%) Axure RP
4 20 (2.85%) Balsamiq
5 18 (2.56%) Maven
6 15 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (1.99%) Gradle
8 13 (1.85%) Jenkins
9 12 (1.71%) Dreamweaver
10 8 (1.14%) IntelliJ
11 6 (0.85%) Selenium
11 6 (0.85%) StarTeam
12 5 (0.71%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.71%) JUnit
12 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.57%) CircleCI
14 3 (0.43%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
15 2 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
15 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 160 (22.79%) Marketing
2 91 (12.96%) Finance
3 49 (6.98%) Retail
4 30 (4.27%) Banking
5 27 (3.85%) Public Sector
6 25 (3.56%) Publishing
7 23 (3.28%) Games
8 21 (2.99%) Advertising
9 12 (1.71%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.57%) Corporate Banking
10 11 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.57%) Retail Banking
11 10 (1.42%) Back Office
11 10 (1.42%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.28%) Electronics
13 8 (1.14%) Automotive
14 7 (1.00%) Legal
14 7 (1.00%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.43%) Law
15 3 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 199 (28.35%) Designer
2 128 (18.23%) Developer
3 88 (12.54%) UX Designer
4 64 (9.12%) Analyst
5 52 (7.41%) UI Designer
6 37 (5.27%) Digital Designer
7 31 (4.42%) Architect
8 30 (4.27%) Consultant
9 27 (3.85%) Desktop Support
10 26 (3.70%) UI/UX Designer
11 24 (3.42%) Senior Designer
12 23 (3.28%) Project Manager
12 23 (3.28%) Visual Designer
13 21 (2.99%) Support Engineer
14 20 (2.85%) IT Support
15 19 (2.71%) SAP Developer
16 18 (2.56%) Business Analyst
16 18 (2.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 16 (2.28%) Senior UX Designer
18 15 (2.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (22.22%) HTML
2 130 (18.52%) CSS
3 38 (5.41%) XML
4 34 (4.84%) HTML5
5 33 (4.70%) Web Services
6 21 (2.99%) React
7 18 (2.56%) CSS3
7 18 (2.56%) Flash
7 18 (2.56%) JSON
7 18 (2.56%) RESTful
7 18 (2.56%) Spring
8 17 (2.42%) AngularJS
9 15 (2.14%) .NET
9 15 (2.14%) OSGi
10 14 (1.99%) JSR 170
11 13 (1.85%) XHTML
12 11 (1.57%) Middleware
12 11 (1.57%) Sass
13 10 (1.42%) REST
13 10 (1.42%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 184 (26.21%) User Experience
2 40 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.70%) Social Media
4 31 (4.42%) Mobile App
5 28 (3.99%) e-Learning
6 26 (3.70%) Blackberry
7 24 (3.42%) Graphic Design
8 23 (3.28%) PDA
9 22 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (2.71%) W3C
11 17 (2.42%) Marketing Technology
12 15 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (1.85%) Animation
13 13 (1.85%) Learning Management System
14 11 (1.57%) iPhone
14 11 (1.57%) Video Editing
15 10 (1.42%) Acoustics
16 9 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (1.14%) Driving Licence
17 8 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 86 (12.25%) Windows
2 49 (6.98%) Windows 7
3 35 (4.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (4.56%) Android
4 32 (4.56%) Windows Server
5 25 (3.56%) Apple iOS
6 24 (3.42%) Windows 10
6 24 (3.42%) Windows XP
7 23 (3.28%) Windows 2000
7 23 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (3.28%) Windows Vista
8 12 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.57%) Linux
9 11 (1.57%) Mac OS
9 11 (1.57%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.00%) Unix
11 5 (0.71%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (14.96%) Wireframes
3 101 (14.39%) Analytics
4 75 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
5 68 (9.69%) Prototyping
6 67 (9.54%) CRM
7 56 (7.98%) Scrum
8 54 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 54 (7.69%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 51 (7.26%) Content Management
10 49 (6.98%) Front End Development
11 47 (6.70%) Digital Marketing
12 38 (5.41%) DevOps
12 38 (5.41%) User Stories
13 36 (5.13%) Project Management
14 33 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (4.70%) Time Management
14 33 (4.70%) Workflow
15 32 (4.56%) Migration
15 32 (4.56%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 126 (17.95%) JavaScript
2 77 (10.97%) Java
3 41 (5.84%) SQL
4 19 (2.71%) C#
4 19 (2.71%) PHP
5 16 (2.28%) Python
6 13 (1.85%) C
7 11 (1.57%) ABAP
8 8 (1.14%) Java 8
9 7 (1.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.85%) ES6
10 6 (0.85%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.43%) ActionScript
11 3 (0.43%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.43%) R
11 3 (0.43%) Ruby
11 3 (0.43%) Scala
12 2 (0.28%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.28%) C++
12 2 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (7.55%) Degree
2 14 (1.99%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.14%) Master's Degree
4 7 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.85%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.57%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.57%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.43%) CIPD
8 3 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.43%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.28%) HNC
9 2 (0.28%) HND
10 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.14%) CISSP
10 1 (0.14%) MCP
10 1 (0.14%) MCSE
10 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.56%) QA
2 12 (1.71%) SLA
3 9 (1.28%) GDPR
4 6 (0.85%) WCAG
5 4 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.57%) P3O
5 4 (0.57%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.43%) PMO
7 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.14%) NIST
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.28%) Docker
3 2 (0.28%) XenApp
4 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (3.28%) ServiceCenter
1 23 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 15 (2.14%) SCCM
3 12 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
6 5 (0.71%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
7 4 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.43%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.28%) Puppet
10 1 (0.14%) Grafana
10 1 (0.14%) Kibana
10 1 (0.14%) NetVault Backup
10 1 (0.14%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 91 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 77 (10.97%) Google
3 43 (6.13%) SAP
4 34 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (4.13%) HP
6 24 (3.42%) Remedy
7 23 (3.28%) Bomgar
7 23 (3.28%) Peregrine
8 22 (3.13%) Tableau
9 21 (2.99%) hybris
10 19 (2.71%) IBM
11 17 (2.42%) Apple
12 16 (2.28%) Cisco
13 12 (1.71%) Oracle
13 12 (1.71%) Symantec
13 12 (1.71%) Tealium
14 11 (1.57%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 10 (1.42%) Perforce
15 10 (1.42%) ServiceNow
15 10 (1.42%) VMware