Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 223 185
Rank change year-on-year 0 -38 +12
Contract jobs citing Adobe 1128 1307 1491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.21% 1.31%
As % of the Vendors category 2.70% 2.68% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 838 880
UK median daily rate £400 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +5.48% +7.35%
10th Percentile £213 £192 £185
90th Percentile £550 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 25 69
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £27.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +68.75% +8.47%
10th Percentile £13.75 £10.30 £10.96
90th Percentile £43.75 £53.05 £25.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -18.60% +79.17% -4.00%

Adobe is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 41786 48679 50438
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.58% 44.95% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25544 29876 29374
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1386 1642 2237
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.71% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.36 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year -4.35% +1.47% +3.03%

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 -3 1075 £400 +3.90% 211
London -37 654 £450 +12.50% 108
UK excluding London +77 465 £338 -3.57% 111
South East +36 166 £358 +27.11% 27
North of England +77 109 £300 -17.24% 34
North West +56 61 £300 -20.00% 14
Midlands -9 58 £338 -10.00% 16
East of England -8 57 £375 +15.38% 12
Yorkshire +39 45 £325 -10.34% 19
East Midlands +8 37 £325 -27.78% 6
Scotland +37 35 £268 -26.21% 7
South West +13 27 £350 +27.27% 14
West Midlands -16 18 £500 +42.86% 10
Wales +7 13 £315 +5.00% 1
North East +54 3 £395 +34.47% 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Adobe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Adobe.

1 494 (43.79%) HTML
2 443 (39.27%) CSS
3 345 (30.59%) JavaScript
4 327 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
5 324 (28.72%) User Experience
6 285 (25.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 269 (23.85%) Marketing
8 259 (22.96%) Photoshop
9 246 (21.81%) HTML5
10 236 (20.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 198 (17.55%) CSS3
12 185 (16.40%) Java
13 179 (15.87%) Finance
14 171 (15.16%) Front End Development
15 161 (14.27%) AngularJS
16 160 (14.18%) Analytics
17 157 (13.92%) CMS
18 154 (13.65%) Adobe Illustrator
19 143 (12.68%) jQuery
20 133 (11.79%) Content Management
21 130 (11.52%) E-Commerce
22 128 (11.35%) Wireframes
23 99 (8.78%) Retail
24 98 (8.69%) Responsive Web Design
24 98 (8.69%) Adobe Analytics
25 94 (8.33%) Scrum
26 93 (8.24%) Web Development
27 90 (7.98%) Axure RP
28 89 (7.89%) SQL
29 88 (7.80%) Git (software)

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
1 285 (25.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 157 (13.92%) CMS
3 44 (3.90%) Confluence
4 34 (3.01%) Apache
5 31 (2.75%) JBoss
6 29 (2.57%) WordPress
7 28 (2.48%) WebSphere
8 25 (2.22%) SharePoint
9 22 (1.95%) Tomcat
10 21 (1.86%) SAS
11 16 (1.42%) MS Exchange
11 16 (1.42%) WebLogic
12 14 (1.24%) LiveCycle
13 13 (1.15%) Apache Solr
14 12 (1.06%) Drupal
14 12 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (0.89%) IIS
15 10 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
16 9 (0.80%) CoreMedia CMS
Applications
1 259 (22.96%) Photoshop
2 236 (20.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 154 (13.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 67 (5.94%) InVision
5 66 (5.85%) InDesign
6 53 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
7 39 (3.46%) OmniGraffle
8 36 (3.19%) Adobe After Effects
8 36 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 35 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
10 31 (2.75%) MS Visio
11 21 (1.86%) Adobe Captivate
12 19 (1.68%) Acrobat
13 13 (1.15%) UXPin
14 12 (1.06%) Adobe Premiere
15 8 (0.71%) 3ds Max
15 8 (0.71%) CINEMA 4D
16 6 (0.53%) FrameMaker
16 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
16 6 (0.53%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 47 (4.17%) Adobe Campaign
2 13 (1.15%) WebTrends
3 10 (0.89%) Eloqua
4 8 (0.71%) SAP PSCD
4 8 (0.71%) Unica
5 6 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.27%) Data Workbench
7 3 (0.27%) Revive Adserver
7 3 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
7 3 (0.27%) Staffware
8 2 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.18%) Magento
8 2 (0.18%) Murex MxG2000
8 2 (0.18%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 98 (8.69%) Adobe Analytics
2 88 (7.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 47 (4.17%) Google Analytics
4 32 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (1.60%) GitHub
6 12 (1.06%) Office 365
7 11 (0.98%) Veeva
8 10 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (0.89%) SaaS
9 9 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 6 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.53%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.35%) IaaS
14 3 (0.27%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.04%) Internet
2 20 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.51%) DNS
3 17 (1.51%) HTTP
3 17 (1.51%) Intranet
4 15 (1.33%) SSL
5 11 (0.98%) WebEx
6 10 (0.89%) DHCP
6 10 (0.89%) LDAP
7 7 (0.62%) Skype
7 7 (0.62%) VoIP
8 6 (0.53%) VPN
8 6 (0.53%) WAN
9 5 (0.44%) LAN
9 5 (0.44%) Network Security
10 3 (0.27%) BIG-IP
10 3 (0.27%) Firewall
10 3 (0.27%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.18%) SMS
11 2 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.30%) MongoDB
2 23 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 18 (1.60%) Big Data
4 17 (1.51%) MySQL
5 16 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.89%) NoSQL
7 9 (0.80%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.62%) Jackrabbit
10 6 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.44%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.35%) DB2
12 4 (0.35%) HBase
13 3 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.27%) Power BI
13 3 (0.27%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (0.18%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 90 (7.98%) Axure RP
2 88 (7.80%) Git (software)
3 62 (5.50%) JIRA
4 51 (4.52%) Grunt
5 45 (3.99%) Jasmine
6 40 (3.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 40 (3.55%) Selenium
7 32 (2.84%) Jenkins
7 32 (2.84%) Karma Test Runner
8 28 (2.48%) Dreamweaver
8 28 (2.48%) gulp
9 27 (2.39%) Maven
10 25 (2.22%) Eclipse
11 20 (1.77%) JUnit
12 18 (1.60%) IntelliJ
13 15 (1.33%) Gradle
14 12 (1.06%) Mocha
15 11 (0.98%) Cucumber
16 10 (0.89%) Ant
16 10 (0.89%) webpack
General
1 269 (23.85%) Marketing
2 179 (15.87%) Finance
3 99 (8.78%) Retail
4 72 (6.38%) Banking
5 47 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 45 (3.99%) Publishing
7 17 (1.51%) Advertising
8 15 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (1.15%) Retail Banking
10 11 (0.98%) Games
11 10 (0.89%) Legal
11 10 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.80%) Electronics
13 7 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.53%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.53%) Law
15 5 (0.44%) French Language
15 5 (0.44%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
16 4 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 382 (33.87%) Developer
2 299 (26.51%) Designer
3 138 (12.23%) UX Designer
4 124 (10.99%) UI Designer
5 122 (10.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 99 (8.78%) Analyst
7 75 (6.65%) Architect
8 66 (5.85%) JavaScript Developer
9 56 (4.96%) HTML Developer
10 55 (4.88%) Java Developer
11 54 (4.79%) UI Developer
12 53 (4.70%) UI/UX Designer
13 48 (4.26%) Visual Designer
14 46 (4.08%) Angular Developer
15 41 (3.63%) Consultant
16 40 (3.55%) HTML CSS Developer
17 36 (3.19%) Business Analyst
18 35 (3.10%) Digital Analyst
19 33 (2.93%) Digital Designer
20 32 (2.84%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (43.79%) HTML
2 443 (39.27%) CSS
3 246 (21.81%) HTML5
4 198 (17.55%) CSS3
5 161 (14.27%) AngularJS
6 143 (12.68%) jQuery
7 73 (6.47%) Web Services
8 69 (6.12%) React
9 65 (5.76%) XML
10 64 (5.67%) Sass
11 58 (5.14%) J2EE
11 58 (5.14%) Spring
12 55 (4.88%) REST
13 49 (4.34%) Node.js
14 47 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 39 (3.46%) JSON
16 32 (2.84%) JSP
16 32 (2.84%) RESTful
16 32 (2.84%) SOAP
17 31 (2.75%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 324 (28.72%) User Experience
2 78 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (4.34%) Mobile App
4 43 (3.81%) Social Media
5 40 (3.55%) Graphic Design
6 21 (1.86%) Animation
6 21 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.68%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.42%) e-Learning
9 14 (1.24%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.15%) FMCG
11 12 (1.06%) iPad
11 12 (1.06%) Photography
12 10 (0.89%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.89%) Fintech
13 9 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (0.80%) Video Editing
13 9 (0.80%) W3C
14 8 (0.71%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 66 (5.85%) Windows
2 49 (4.34%) Linux
3 41 (3.63%) Apple iOS
4 35 (3.10%) Android
5 32 (2.84%) Unix
6 23 (2.04%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.86%) Windows Server
8 13 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.80%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.71%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.62%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.27%) Solaris
15 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.27%) zOS
16 2 (0.18%) AIX
16 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (15.16%) Front End Development
3 160 (14.18%) Analytics
4 133 (11.79%) Content Management
5 130 (11.52%) E-Commerce
6 128 (11.35%) Wireframes
7 98 (8.69%) Responsive Web Design
8 94 (8.33%) Scrum
9 93 (8.24%) Web Development
10 76 (6.74%) MVC
11 69 (6.12%) Project Management
12 68 (6.03%) Digital Marketing
12 68 (6.03%) Web Design
13 67 (5.94%) Prototyping
14 63 (5.59%) Visualisation
15 62 (5.50%) TDD
16 60 (5.32%) CRM
17 54 (4.79%) DevOps
18 52 (4.61%) Data Visualisation
19 49 (4.34%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 345 (30.59%) JavaScript
2 185 (16.40%) Java
3 89 (7.89%) SQL
4 38 (3.37%) PHP
5 32 (2.84%) C#
6 27 (2.39%) Python
7 15 (1.33%) Perl
8 13 (1.15%) ES6
8 13 (1.15%) Ruby
8 13 (1.15%) Scala
9 12 (1.06%) TypeScript
10 9 (0.80%) Groovy
11 8 (0.71%) XAML
12 7 (0.62%) ABAP
12 7 (0.62%) C
12 7 (0.62%) Haskell
12 7 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.53%) ActionScript
13 6 (0.53%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (6.56%) Degree
2 21 (1.86%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.24%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.44%) ISEB
5 5 (0.44%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.35%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.35%) MCSE
6 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.27%) APMG
8 2 (0.18%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.18%) CISA
8 2 (0.18%) CISM
8 2 (0.18%) CISSP
8 2 (0.18%) HNC
8 2 (0.18%) MBA
8 2 (0.18%) MCTS
9 1 (0.089%) HND
9 1 (0.089%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.39%) QA
2 10 (0.89%) SLA
3 9 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.44%) WCAG
5 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.18%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.18%) MiFID
6 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.089%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.51%) Docker
3 6 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.18%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.18%) HDFS
4 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.18%) vSphere
5 1 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.089%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (1.33%) Puppet
2 11 (0.98%) Kibana
3 7 (0.62%) Grafana
3 7 (0.62%) SCCM
4 4 (0.35%) Ansible
4 4 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (0.35%) logstash
5 3 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.27%) Terraform
5 3 (0.27%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.18%) DameWare
6 2 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.18%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.18%) TeamSite
6 2 (0.18%) vMotion
7 1 (0.089%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.089%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 87 (7.71%) Microsoft
2 77 (6.83%) Google
3 63 (5.59%) Oracle
4 54 (4.79%) SAP
5 38 (3.37%) IBM
6 33 (2.93%) hybris
7 22 (1.95%) Tableau
8 21 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (1.77%) Apple
10 17 (1.51%) VMware
11 16 (1.42%) Tealium
12 15 (1.33%) Omniture
12 15 (1.33%) webMethods
13 13 (1.15%) OpenText
14 12 (1.06%) HP
14 12 (1.06%) Sitecore
15 11 (0.98%) Symantec
16 9 (0.80%) TIBCO
16 9 (0.80%) Twitter
17 8 (0.71%) Teradata