Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 220 243 199
Rank change year-on-year +23 -44 +2
Contract jobs citing Adobe 799 1,142 1,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.16% 1.39%
As % of the Vendors category 2.76% 2.74% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 642 918
UK median daily rate £375 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.91% +4.06% -
10th Percentile £133 £193 £210
90th Percentile £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 41
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.13 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.62% -13.69% -31.15%
10th Percentile £13.70 £12.69 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £28.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.83 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +70.43% -16.67% -25.66%

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 28,923 41,637 42,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.94% 42.37% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,730 25,750 26,570
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +3.06%
10th Percentile £218 £260 £231
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,210 1,520 1,422
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.34%
10th Percentile £11.99 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 +13 726 £370 -12.94% 360
London +32 434 £400 -5.88% 156
UK excluding London +30 353 £350 -12.50% 225
South East +7 136 £300 -25.00% 52
South West +39 66 £370 -7.50% 25
Scotland +50 57 £398 +22.31% 12
North of England -6 40 £163 -57.79% 70
Midlands +40 28 £378 -5.63% 34
Yorkshire +33 23 £163 -56.67% 22
East of England +23 22 £275 -27.63% 23
West Midlands +40 20 £380 -5.00% 15
North West -1 13 £450 -2.44% 39
East Midlands +38 8 £325 +3.17% 19
Wales +24 7 £345 +2.22% 7
North East +14 4 £135 -58.46% 9

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 228 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (26.78%) User Experience
3 185 (23.15%) HTML
4 171 (21.40%) Marketing
5 165 (20.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 155 (19.40%) Sketch
7 145 (18.15%) CSS
8 141 (17.65%) JavaScript
9 131 (16.40%) Analytics
10 129 (16.15%) Photoshop
11 122 (15.27%) Wireframes
12 108 (13.52%) InVision
12 108 (13.52%) Windows
13 100 (12.52%) Microsoft
14 99 (12.39%) Finance
15 94 (11.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 91 (11.39%) Adobe Illustrator
17 90 (11.26%) Microsoft Office
18 87 (10.89%) Google
19 86 (10.76%) Java
20 84 (10.51%) CMS
21 82 (10.26%) Adobe Analytics
21 82 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
22 81 (10.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
23 79 (9.89%) JIRA
24 73 (9.14%) CRM
25 71 (8.89%) E-Commerce
25 71 (8.89%) Retail
26 69 (8.64%) Active Directory
27 67 (8.39%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 165 (20.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 84 (10.51%) CMS
3 42 (5.26%) Confluence
4 30 (3.75%) MS Exchange
5 27 (3.38%) SharePoint
6 22 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 22 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (2.13%) Skype for Business
8 14 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (1.50%) SAP Portal
10 11 (1.38%) SAS
10 11 (1.38%) WordPress
11 10 (1.25%) WebSphere
12 8 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.88%) Apache
14 6 (0.75%) JBoss
14 6 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
15 5 (0.63%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.63%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 155 (19.40%) Sketch
2 129 (16.15%) Photoshop
3 108 (13.52%) InVision
4 94 (11.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 91 (11.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 90 (11.26%) Microsoft Office
7 67 (8.39%) Microsoft Excel
8 60 (7.51%) InDesign
9 51 (6.38%) Adobe XD
10 48 (6.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 41 (5.13%) Adobe After Effects
12 38 (4.76%) Acrobat
13 30 (3.75%) MS Visio
14 28 (3.50%) Microsoft Project
14 28 (3.50%) Zeplin
15 26 (3.25%) Figma
16 24 (3.00%) Adobe Captivate
17 22 (2.75%) Adobe Premiere
18 13 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
19 10 (1.25%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 27 (3.38%) Adobe Campaign
2 22 (2.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (1.25%) Magento
5 9 (1.13%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (1.13%) SAP PSCD
6 5 (0.63%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.50%) Unica
8 3 (0.38%) Shopify
9 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.25%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.25%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.25%) Sprinklr
10 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
10 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 82 (10.26%) Adobe Analytics
2 81 (10.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 63 (7.88%) Office 365
4 43 (5.38%) Google Analytics
5 30 (3.75%) AWS
6 24 (3.00%) Azure
7 14 (1.75%) OneDrive
8 11 (1.38%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.38%) Power Platform
9 9 (1.13%) GCP
9 9 (1.13%) Google Docs
10 8 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (1.00%) Serverless
11 7 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.75%) GitHub
12 6 (0.75%) SaaS
13 5 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.63%) SurveyMonkey
14 4 (0.50%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.63%) Internet
1 29 (3.63%) VPN
2 24 (3.00%) WebEx
3 22 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
4 20 (2.50%) Skype
5 15 (1.88%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.38%) HTTP
7 10 (1.25%) DNS
8 9 (1.13%) DHCP
9 7 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (0.75%) Firewall
11 4 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.50%) Intranet
11 4 (0.50%) LAN
11 4 (0.50%) NaaS
11 4 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.38%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (0.38%) SSL
12 3 (0.38%) VoIP
12 3 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (1.38%) Power BI
3 10 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.00%) Big Data
4 8 (1.00%) MySQL
4 8 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.88%) Jackrabbit
6 6 (0.75%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.63%) SQL Server
8 4 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.50%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.50%) SAS EBI
9 3 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.38%) DataStage
9 3 (0.38%) DB2
9 3 (0.38%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.38%) QualityStage
9 3 (0.38%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 79 (9.89%) JIRA
2 51 (6.38%) Axure RP
3 43 (5.38%) Git (software)
4 17 (2.13%) Maven
5 16 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 15 (1.88%) Balsamiq
7 14 (1.75%) Gradle
8 13 (1.63%) Jenkins
9 10 (1.25%) Dreamweaver
10 9 (1.13%) IntelliJ
10 9 (1.13%) Selenium
11 7 (0.88%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.75%) JUnit
12 6 (0.75%) StarTeam
13 5 (0.63%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.50%) CircleCI
14 4 (0.50%) Eclipse
15 3 (0.38%) Ant
15 3 (0.38%) Gatling
15 3 (0.38%) gulp
General
1 171 (21.40%) Marketing
2 99 (12.39%) Finance
3 71 (8.89%) Retail
4 38 (4.76%) Banking
5 32 (4.01%) Public Sector
6 25 (3.13%) Advertising
7 22 (2.75%) Games
7 22 (2.75%) Publishing
7 22 (2.75%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.13%) Legal
9 13 (1.63%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.50%) Corporate Banking
10 12 (1.50%) Retail Banking
11 10 (1.25%) Electronics
11 10 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.13%) Automotive
12 9 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (1.00%) Back Office
14 7 (0.88%) Law
15 5 (0.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 224 (28.04%) Designer
2 133 (16.65%) Developer
3 105 (13.14%) UX Designer
4 73 (9.14%) Analyst
5 62 (7.76%) UI Designer
6 38 (4.76%) Digital Designer
6 38 (4.76%) UI/UX Designer
7 35 (4.38%) Consultant
8 30 (3.75%) Architect
8 30 (3.75%) Desktop Support
9 27 (3.38%) Support Engineer
10 25 (3.13%) Project Manager
11 22 (2.75%) SAP Developer
12 21 (2.63%) Graphic Designer
12 21 (2.63%) Senior Designer
13 20 (2.50%) Desktop Engineer
14 19 (2.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 17 (2.13%) IT Support
15 17 (2.13%) Junior
15 17 (2.13%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (23.15%) HTML
2 145 (18.15%) CSS
3 55 (6.88%) HTML5
4 43 (5.38%) XML
5 35 (4.38%) Web Services
6 29 (3.63%) JSON
7 28 (3.50%) AngularJS
8 23 (2.88%) React
9 20 (2.50%) CSS3
10 19 (2.38%) Spring
11 18 (2.25%) RESTful
12 15 (1.88%) Flash
13 14 (1.75%) jQuery
13 14 (1.75%) JSR 170
13 14 (1.75%) OSGi
14 13 (1.63%) XHTML
15 12 (1.50%) Web Dynpro
16 11 (1.38%) REST
16 11 (1.38%) Sass
17 10 (1.25%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 214 (26.78%) User Experience
2 51 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.76%) Social Media
4 35 (4.38%) e-Learning
5 34 (4.26%) Mobile App
6 32 (4.01%) Graphic Design
7 30 (3.75%) Blackberry
8 29 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (2.75%) PDA
10 20 (2.50%) Learning Management System
10 20 (2.50%) Marketing Technology
11 16 (2.00%) Animation
11 16 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (1.88%) W3C
13 13 (1.63%) Management Information System
14 12 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.38%) iPhone
16 10 (1.25%) Video Editing
17 9 (1.13%) Digital Media
17 9 (1.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 108 (13.52%) Windows
2 58 (7.26%) Windows 7
3 37 (4.63%) Windows Server
4 36 (4.51%) Android
5 34 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (4.01%) Windows 10
7 27 (3.38%) Windows XP
8 26 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (3.00%) Mac OS X
10 22 (2.75%) Apple iOS
10 22 (2.75%) Windows 2000
10 22 (2.75%) Windows Vista
11 19 (2.38%) Windows 8
12 16 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (1.88%) Linux
14 10 (1.25%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.13%) Unix
16 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (16.40%) Analytics
3 122 (15.27%) Wireframes
4 82 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
5 73 (9.14%) CRM
6 71 (8.89%) E-Commerce
7 61 (7.63%) Scrum
8 60 (7.51%) Prototyping
9 58 (7.26%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 55 (6.88%) Content Management
11 54 (6.76%) Digital Marketing
12 49 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 46 (5.76%) Project Management
14 45 (5.63%) Front End Development
15 44 (5.51%) DevOps
15 44 (5.51%) User Stories
16 38 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
17 37 (4.63%) Collaborative Working
18 36 (4.51%) Project Delivery
18 36 (4.51%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 86 (10.76%) Java
3 38 (4.76%) SQL
4 21 (2.63%) PHP
5 14 (1.75%) ABAP
6 13 (1.63%) Python
7 11 (1.38%) C
7 11 (1.38%) C#
8 8 (1.00%) Java 8
9 6 (0.75%) ES6
10 5 (0.63%) Apex Code
10 5 (0.63%) VBA
11 4 (0.50%) Ruby
11 4 (0.50%) Scala
12 3 (0.38%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.38%) Groovy
12 3 (0.38%) Perl
12 3 (0.38%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.38%) R
13 2 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 58 (7.26%) Degree
2 18 (2.25%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.00%) Master's Degree
5 7 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.50%) CCNA
8 4 (0.50%) MCITP
8 4 (0.50%) MCSA
9 3 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.38%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.38%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.25%) CIPD
10 2 (0.25%) HNC
10 2 (0.25%) HND
11 1 (0.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.13%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.63%) QA
2 17 (2.13%) WCAG
3 14 (1.75%) SLA
4 9 (1.13%) GDPR
5 5 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.38%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) NIST
7 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 69 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.50%) Docker
3 4 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.25%) StorNext
4 2 (0.25%) XenApp
5 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (2.75%) ServiceCenter
1 22 (2.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 17 (2.13%) SCCM
3 12 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
4 11 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (1.25%) Jamf Pro
6 6 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.75%) TeamSite
7 5 (0.63%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
8 4 (0.50%) Puppet
8 4 (0.50%) SCOM
8 4 (0.50%) WSUS
9 3 (0.38%) Kibana
10 2 (0.25%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.25%) Grafana
11 1 (0.13%) logstash
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.13%) NetVault Backup
11 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 100 (12.52%) Microsoft
2 87 (10.89%) Google
3 52 (6.51%) SAP
4 30 (3.75%) HP
5 29 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (3.25%) Cisco
7 23 (2.88%) Bomgar
7 23 (2.88%) hybris
8 22 (2.75%) Apple
8 22 (2.75%) Peregrine
8 22 (2.75%) Remedy
9 21 (2.63%) Tealium
10 19 (2.38%) IBM
10 19 (2.38%) Tableau
11 16 (2.00%) Autodesk
11 16 (2.00%) Sitecore
11 16 (2.00%) VMware
12 13 (1.63%) Facebook
12 13 (1.63%) Symantec
12 13 (1.63%) webMethods