Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 210 203
Rank change year-on-year -12 -7 +10
Contract jobs citing Adobe 1183 1350 1434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.27% 1.26%
As % of the Vendors category 2.78% 2.82% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 864 895
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £220 £200 £183
90th Percentile £550 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £343
% change year-on-year -3.57% +2.19% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 62
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £29.33 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.69% +109.48% -17.65%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.10 £11.18
90th Percentile £43.75 £56.87 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -24.53% +120.83% -29.41%

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 42613 47842 49581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.90% 45.05% 43.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26335 29231 29204
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £243 £240 £225
90th Percentile £620 £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 1711 2170
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.10 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% -2.29% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.38
90th Percentile £45.22 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.03% -2.94% +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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -16 1120 £400 +2.89% 140
London -57 675 £440 +7.32% 61
UK excluding London +73 497 £338 -3.57% 82
South East +58 180 £350 +16.67% 17
North of England +82 82 £320 -8.57% 20
East of England -7 73 £375 +15.38% 9
Midlands -7 54 £350 -11.39% 28
South West +45 52 £325 +18.18% 5
Scotland +34 45 £291 -11.14% 1
North West +29 43 £250 -33.33% 13
Yorkshire +31 38 £325 -3.70% 7
East Midlands +8 31 £338 -19.64% 10
West Midlands -23 21 £488 +39.50% 18
Wales +20 11 £315 - 1
North East +67 1 £440 +13.55%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 511 (43.20%) HTML
2 460 (38.88%) CSS
3 353 (29.84%) User Experience
4 344 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
5 341 (28.83%) JavaScript
6 287 (24.26%) Marketing
7 274 (23.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 262 (22.15%) Photoshop
9 261 (22.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 236 (19.95%) HTML5
11 224 (18.93%) Finance
12 195 (16.48%) CSS3
13 187 (15.81%) Java
14 172 (14.54%) Analytics
15 169 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
16 168 (14.20%) Front End Development
17 166 (14.03%) CMS
18 163 (13.78%) jQuery
19 143 (12.09%) E-Commerce
19 143 (12.09%) Wireframes
20 133 (11.24%) Content Management
21 127 (10.74%) AngularJS
22 120 (10.14%) Responsive Web Design
23 115 (9.72%) Git (software)
24 114 (9.64%) Scrum
25 105 (8.88%) Axure RP
26 101 (8.54%) Retail
27 90 (7.61%) Banking
27 90 (7.61%) Adobe Analytics
28 89 (7.52%) 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
1 274 (23.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 166 (14.03%) CMS
3 48 (4.06%) Confluence
4 47 (3.97%) Apache
5 37 (3.13%) WordPress
6 23 (1.94%) JBoss
7 22 (1.86%) MS Exchange
8 21 (1.78%) WebSphere
9 20 (1.69%) Tomcat
10 19 (1.61%) Drupal
10 19 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (1.18%) Apache Solr
11 14 (1.18%) SharePoint
12 12 (1.01%) IIS
13 11 (0.93%) SAS
14 10 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.85%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.76%) Marvel
16 7 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
16 7 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 262 (22.15%) Photoshop
2 261 (22.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 169 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 80 (6.76%) InVision
5 63 (5.33%) InDesign
6 56 (4.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 54 (4.56%) Microsoft Excel
8 45 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
9 44 (3.72%) OmniGraffle
10 39 (3.30%) MS Visio
11 37 (3.13%) Adobe After Effects
12 25 (2.11%) Acrobat
13 19 (1.61%) Adobe Captivate
14 18 (1.52%) Adobe Premiere
15 14 (1.18%) PaintShop Pro
16 12 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
16 12 (1.01%) UXPin
17 8 (0.68%) 3ds Max
18 6 (0.51%) CINEMA 4D
18 6 (0.51%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 74 (6.26%) Adobe Campaign
2 12 (1.01%) WebTrends
3 7 (0.59%) Eloqua
3 7 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.59%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (0.25%) Unica
6 2 (0.17%) Magento
6 2 (0.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.085%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.085%) SAP EHS
7 1 (0.085%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.085%) SessionCam
7 1 (0.085%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.085%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 90 (7.61%) Adobe Analytics
2 89 (7.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 50 (4.23%) Google Analytics
4 32 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (2.11%) Office 365
6 15 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (1.18%) GitHub
8 12 (1.01%) Veeva
9 8 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.68%) npm
10 7 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 6 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.51%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.42%) SaaS
12 5 (0.42%) Serverless
13 4 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.03%) Internet
2 16 (1.35%) Intranet
3 15 (1.27%) Firewall
3 15 (1.27%) WAN
4 13 (1.10%) DNS
4 13 (1.10%) HTTP
4 13 (1.10%) LAN
4 13 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.85%) BIG-IP
5 10 (0.85%) SSL
6 9 (0.76%) WebEx
7 6 (0.51%) DHCP
7 6 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (0.51%) Skype
7 6 (0.51%) SMS
7 6 (0.51%) VPN
8 5 (0.42%) LDAP
9 4 (0.34%) SAN
9 4 (0.34%) VoIP
9 4 (0.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.69%) MongoDB
2 19 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 17 (1.44%) MySQL
4 11 (0.93%) Big Data
5 10 (0.85%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.59%) DB2
8 5 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (0.42%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.42%) Jackrabbit
8 5 (0.42%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.25%) HBase
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.085%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.085%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.085%) Endeca
12 1 (0.085%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.085%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 115 (9.72%) Git (software)
2 105 (8.88%) Axure RP
3 71 (6.00%) JIRA
4 52 (4.40%) Grunt
5 42 (3.55%) Jasmine
6 39 (3.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 33 (2.79%) Jenkins
8 30 (2.54%) gulp
8 30 (2.54%) Karma Test Runner
9 29 (2.45%) Selenium
10 27 (2.28%) Dreamweaver
10 27 (2.28%) Maven
10 27 (2.28%) Mockito
11 25 (2.11%) JUnit
12 22 (1.86%) Eclipse
13 17 (1.44%) Bitbucket
14 16 (1.35%) Mercurial
14 16 (1.35%) SonarQube
14 16 (1.35%) webpack
15 14 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 287 (24.26%) Marketing
2 224 (18.93%) Finance
3 101 (8.54%) Retail
4 90 (7.61%) Banking
5 54 (4.56%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.96%) Publishing
7 25 (2.11%) Retail Banking
8 18 (1.52%) Advertising
8 18 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (1.44%) Games
10 16 (1.35%) Electronics
11 12 (1.01%) Law
12 11 (0.93%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.68%) Legal
14 7 (0.59%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.51%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.42%) Automotive
17 3 (0.25%) French Language
17 3 (0.25%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 383 (32.38%) Developer
2 322 (27.22%) Designer
3 154 (13.02%) UX Designer
4 125 (10.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 110 (9.30%) UI Designer
6 104 (8.79%) Analyst
7 69 (5.83%) Architect
8 62 (5.24%) JavaScript Developer
9 59 (4.99%) HTML Developer
10 50 (4.23%) Visual Designer
11 49 (4.14%) Digital Designer
12 47 (3.97%) UI Developer
13 45 (3.80%) UI/UX Designer
14 44 (3.72%) Business Analyst
14 44 (3.72%) Consultant
15 42 (3.55%) Angular Developer
16 40 (3.38%) HTML CSS Developer
17 35 (2.96%) Digital Analyst
17 35 (2.96%) Java Developer
18 31 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 511 (43.20%) HTML
2 460 (38.88%) CSS
3 236 (19.95%) HTML5
4 195 (16.48%) CSS3
5 163 (13.78%) jQuery
6 127 (10.74%) AngularJS
7 82 (6.93%) Sass
8 78 (6.59%) React
9 71 (6.00%) Node.js
10 60 (5.07%) Web Services
11 57 (4.82%) XML
12 55 (4.65%) Spring
13 43 (3.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 39 (3.30%) J2EE
15 37 (3.13%) REST
16 35 (2.96%) .NET
17 34 (2.87%) OSGi
18 33 (2.79%) JSON
18 33 (2.79%) SOAP
19 30 (2.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 353 (29.84%) User Experience
2 76 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (6.26%) Mobile App
4 64 (5.41%) Social Media
5 50 (4.23%) Graphic Design
6 31 (2.62%) Virtual Team
7 23 (1.94%) Animation
7 23 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.44%) Fintech
9 16 (1.35%) e-Learning
9 16 (1.35%) FMCG
10 15 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.27%) Photography
11 12 (1.01%) DataPower
11 12 (1.01%) Digital Media
11 12 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (1.01%) Video Editing
12 10 (0.85%) iPad
13 9 (0.76%) Motion Graphics
14 8 (0.68%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 63 (5.33%) Windows
2 56 (4.73%) Linux
3 27 (2.28%) Apple iOS
4 25 (2.11%) Android
4 25 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.61%) Unix
5 19 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 17 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.59%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.34%) CentOS
11 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.17%) AIX
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (14.54%) Analytics
3 168 (14.20%) Front End Development
4 143 (12.09%) E-Commerce
4 143 (12.09%) Wireframes
5 133 (11.24%) Content Management
6 120 (10.14%) Responsive Web Design
7 114 (9.64%) Scrum
8 88 (7.44%) Web Development
9 80 (6.76%) Web Design
10 79 (6.68%) Digital Marketing
11 72 (6.09%) Project Management
12 68 (5.75%) Prototyping
13 67 (5.66%) CRM
13 67 (5.66%) MVC
14 66 (5.58%) DevOps
15 64 (5.41%) TDD
16 53 (4.48%) Visualisation
17 50 (4.23%) User Stories
18 49 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 341 (28.83%) JavaScript
2 187 (15.81%) Java
3 76 (6.42%) SQL
4 43 (3.63%) PHP
5 28 (2.37%) C#
6 27 (2.28%) Python
7 13 (1.10%) Perl
8 11 (0.93%) TypeScript
9 10 (0.85%) ES6
9 10 (0.85%) XAML
10 9 (0.76%) Scala
11 8 (0.68%) Ruby
12 7 (0.59%) ABAP
12 7 (0.59%) ActionScript
13 6 (0.51%) Groovy
13 6 (0.51%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.42%) C
14 5 (0.42%) Haskell
14 5 (0.42%) VB
15 4 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (5.66%) Degree
2 26 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (0.42%) CISA
4 5 (0.42%) CISSP
5 4 (0.34%) CCNP
5 4 (0.34%) CCSE
5 4 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.34%) CISMP
5 4 (0.34%) ISEB
5 4 (0.34%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.17%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.17%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.17%) MBA
7 1 (0.085%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.085%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.085%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.085%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.55%) QA
2 15 (1.27%) SLA
3 7 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.42%) WCAG
5 4 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.34%) GDPR
6 2 (0.17%) PMO
6 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.085%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.085%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.085%) HL7
7 1 (0.085%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.35%) Docker
3 12 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.085%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.085%) HDFS
7 1 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.085%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.085%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (1.35%) Puppet
2 9 (0.76%) SCCM
3 8 (0.68%) Kibana
4 5 (0.42%) Grafana
4 5 (0.42%) Terraform
5 4 (0.34%) Ansible
5 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (0.34%) SCOM
6 3 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.25%) logstash
6 3 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.17%) DameWare
7 2 (0.17%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.085%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.085%) Nagios
8 1 (0.085%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.085%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.085%) Uchiwa
8 1 (0.085%) vMotion
8 1 (0.085%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (6.17%) Microsoft
2 67 (5.66%) Google
3 56 (4.73%) Oracle
4 50 (4.23%) SAP
5 38 (3.21%) IBM
6 32 (2.70%) hybris
7 24 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (1.86%) VMware
9 17 (1.44%) Tableau
10 16 (1.35%) Tealium
11 13 (1.10%) Apple
11 13 (1.10%) Omniture
12 12 (1.01%) Citrix
12 12 (1.01%) Coverity
12 12 (1.01%) HP
12 12 (1.01%) Sitecore
13 11 (0.93%) OpenText
14 10 (0.85%) Cisco
14 10 (0.85%) Symantec
14 10 (0.85%) webMethods