Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 197 203
Rank change year-on-year -27 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing Adobe 1223 1404 1416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.33% 1.25%
As % of the Vendors category 2.78% 2.94% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 899 904
UK median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £213 £205 £189
90th Percentile £538 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 37 59
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £31.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.60% +108.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.75 £11.13
90th Percentile £43.88 £44.20 £44.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £30.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -34.43% +154.17% -20.00%

Adobe is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 43948 47741 49215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.35% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27314 29152 29013
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1468 1711 2098
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 November 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 23 November 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 23 November 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 -24 1168 £400 +3.23% 215
London -54 697 £425 - 91
UK excluding London +38 517 £325 -7.14% 128
South East +34 186 £338 +12.50% 30
East of England -33 80 £350 - 18
North of England +63 77 £275 -21.43% 38
Midlands -10 67 £338 -3.57% 30
South West +24 58 £350 +16.67% 8
East Midlands +11 45 £335 -16.25% 9
Scotland +11 45 £325 -1.66% 4
North West +36 43 £225 -40.00% 17
Yorkshire +13 33 £325 -4.41% 18
West Midlands -21 22 £450 +28.57% 21
Wales +15 4 £290 -
North East +61 1 £440 +13.55% 3

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 498 (40.72%) HTML
2 441 (36.06%) CSS
3 374 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
4 357 (29.19%) User Experience
5 333 (27.23%) JavaScript
6 279 (22.81%) Marketing
7 276 (22.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 269 (22.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 263 (21.50%) Photoshop
10 242 (19.79%) Finance
11 210 (17.17%) HTML5
12 199 (16.27%) Analytics
13 189 (15.45%) Java
14 179 (14.64%) CSS3
15 168 (13.74%) Adobe Illustrator
16 158 (12.92%) CMS
16 158 (12.92%) jQuery
17 157 (12.84%) Wireframes
18 148 (12.10%) Front End Development
19 140 (11.45%) Content Management
20 137 (11.20%) E-Commerce
21 130 (10.63%) Scrum
22 117 (9.57%) Git (software)
23 116 (9.48%) Axure RP
24 113 (9.24%) Responsive Web Design
25 109 (8.91%) Retail
26 105 (8.59%) AngularJS
27 103 (8.42%) Adobe Analytics
28 102 (8.34%) Banking
29 92 (7.52%) JIRA

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
1 276 (22.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 158 (12.92%) CMS
3 50 (4.09%) Confluence
4 48 (3.92%) Apache
5 34 (2.78%) WordPress
6 22 (1.80%) MS Exchange
7 21 (1.72%) Drupal
8 18 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (1.39%) Tomcat
10 15 (1.23%) IIS
10 15 (1.23%) JBoss
10 15 (1.23%) SharePoint
11 14 (1.14%) WebSphere
12 13 (1.06%) Marvel
13 12 (0.98%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.74%) CICS
14 9 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.65%) Mule
15 8 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 269 (22.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 263 (21.50%) Photoshop
3 168 (13.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 87 (7.11%) InVision
5 65 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
6 62 (5.07%) InDesign
6 62 (5.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 60 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
8 52 (4.25%) OmniGraffle
9 39 (3.19%) MS Visio
10 37 (3.03%) Adobe After Effects
11 29 (2.37%) Acrobat
12 23 (1.88%) Adobe Premiere
13 20 (1.64%) Adobe Captivate
14 14 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
14 14 (1.14%) PaintShop Pro
15 10 (0.82%) 3ds Max
16 9 (0.74%) UXPin
16 9 (0.74%) ZBrush
17 7 (0.57%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 89 (7.28%) Adobe Campaign
2 9 (0.74%) WebTrends
3 8 (0.65%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.57%) Unica
5 6 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.41%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.16%) Magento
8 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.082%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 1 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.082%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.082%) SAP EHS
9 1 (0.082%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.082%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.082%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 103 (8.42%) Adobe Analytics
2 92 (7.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 56 (4.58%) Google Analytics
4 36 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (2.37%) Office 365
6 16 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (0.98%) Veeva
8 11 (0.90%) GitHub
9 8 (0.65%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.65%) npm
9 8 (0.65%) PaaS
10 6 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.49%) Silverpop
11 5 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.41%) CloudFront
11 5 (0.41%) SaaS
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.33%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.13%) Internet
2 18 (1.47%) Firewall
3 16 (1.31%) WAN
4 14 (1.14%) Intranet
5 13 (1.06%) BIG-IP
5 13 (1.06%) LAN
6 11 (0.90%) DNS
6 11 (0.90%) SMS
7 9 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (0.57%) HTTP
8 7 (0.57%) Skype
8 7 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.57%) VPN
9 6 (0.49%) DHCP
10 5 (0.41%) LDAP
10 5 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (0.41%) SSL
10 5 (0.41%) WebEx
11 4 (0.33%) NetScaler
11 4 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.23%) MongoDB
3 13 (1.06%) MySQL
4 12 (0.98%) Big Data
5 11 (0.90%) DB2
5 11 (0.90%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.65%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.49%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.41%) Jackrabbit
9 4 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (0.33%) BigQuery
9 4 (0.33%) HBase
10 3 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.25%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.16%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 117 (9.57%) Git (software)
2 116 (9.48%) Axure RP
3 92 (7.52%) JIRA
4 45 (3.68%) Grunt
5 43 (3.52%) Jenkins
6 42 (3.43%) Jasmine
7 39 (3.19%) Mockito
8 36 (2.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 34 (2.78%) Maven
10 30 (2.45%) Dreamweaver
11 27 (2.21%) Selenium
12 25 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
13 23 (1.88%) Bitbucket
13 23 (1.88%) SonarQube
14 22 (1.80%) gulp
14 22 (1.80%) JUnit
15 19 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
16 18 (1.47%) Mercurial
17 16 (1.31%) Eclipse
17 16 (1.31%) webpack
General
1 279 (22.81%) Marketing
2 242 (19.79%) Finance
3 109 (8.91%) Retail
4 102 (8.34%) Banking
5 55 (4.50%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.70%) Publishing
7 25 (2.04%) Retail Banking
8 21 (1.72%) Games
9 20 (1.64%) Advertising
10 17 (1.39%) Electronics
11 13 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.90%) Law
14 7 (0.57%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.49%) Japanese Language
15 6 (0.49%) Legal
16 5 (0.41%) Automotive
16 5 (0.41%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.41%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 369 (30.17%) Developer
2 337 (27.56%) Designer
3 158 (12.92%) UX Designer
4 118 (9.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 116 (9.48%) Analyst
6 100 (8.18%) UI Designer
7 66 (5.40%) Architect
8 62 (5.07%) HTML Developer
8 62 (5.07%) JavaScript Developer
9 55 (4.50%) Visual Designer
10 50 (4.09%) Consultant
11 47 (3.84%) Digital Designer
12 45 (3.68%) UI Developer
13 44 (3.60%) HTML CSS Developer
14 42 (3.43%) Business Analyst
15 39 (3.19%) UI/UX Designer
16 37 (3.03%) Angular Developer
17 35 (2.86%) Digital Analyst
18 31 (2.53%) Java Developer
19 30 (2.45%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 498 (40.72%) HTML
2 441 (36.06%) CSS
3 210 (17.17%) HTML5
4 179 (14.64%) CSS3
5 158 (12.92%) jQuery
6 105 (8.59%) AngularJS
7 82 (6.70%) React
8 81 (6.62%) Sass
9 71 (5.81%) Node.js
10 61 (4.99%) Web Services
11 58 (4.74%) XML
12 46 (3.76%) OSGi
13 45 (3.68%) Spring
14 36 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 35 (2.86%) .NET
16 32 (2.62%) J2EE
17 30 (2.45%) REST
18 29 (2.37%) JSR 170
19 28 (2.29%) SOAP
20 24 (1.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 357 (29.19%) User Experience
2 91 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (6.54%) Mobile App
4 64 (5.23%) Social Media
5 50 (4.09%) Graphic Design
6 36 (2.94%) Virtual Team
7 28 (2.29%) Animation
8 22 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.55%) Fintech
9 19 (1.55%) Photography
10 17 (1.39%) e-Learning
11 15 (1.23%) DataPower
12 14 (1.14%) Computer Science
13 13 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.90%) Video Editing
15 10 (0.82%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.82%) Digital Media
15 10 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (0.82%) Motion Graphics
16 9 (0.74%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 64 (5.23%) Windows
2 55 (4.50%) Linux
3 26 (2.13%) Windows Server
4 25 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.80%) Android
5 22 (1.80%) Windows 7
6 18 (1.47%) Unix
6 18 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.74%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.65%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.33%) CentOS
11 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.16%) AIX
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (30.58%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (16.27%) Analytics
3 157 (12.84%) Wireframes
4 148 (12.10%) Front End Development
5 140 (11.45%) Content Management
6 137 (11.20%) E-Commerce
7 130 (10.63%) Scrum
8 113 (9.24%) Responsive Web Design
9 86 (7.03%) Web Development
10 82 (6.70%) Digital Marketing
11 76 (6.21%) Web Design
12 73 (5.97%) CRM
13 72 (5.89%) Prototyping
14 69 (5.64%) DevOps
14 69 (5.64%) Project Management
14 69 (5.64%) TDD
15 66 (5.40%) Visualisation
16 58 (4.74%) MVC
17 54 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
17 54 (4.42%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 333 (27.23%) JavaScript
2 189 (15.45%) Java
3 80 (6.54%) SQL
4 39 (3.19%) PHP
5 20 (1.64%) Python
6 18 (1.47%) C#
7 13 (1.06%) Perl
8 9 (0.74%) ES6
9 8 (0.65%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.65%) Ruby
9 8 (0.65%) TypeScript
10 7 (0.57%) XAML
11 6 (0.49%) ABAP
11 6 (0.49%) ActionScript
11 6 (0.49%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.41%) GraphQL
12 5 (0.41%) VBA
13 4 (0.33%) C
13 4 (0.33%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 81 (6.62%) Degree
2 24 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.33%) CCNP
5 4 (0.33%) CCSE
5 4 (0.33%) CISA
5 4 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.33%) CISMP
5 4 (0.33%) CISSP
6 2 (0.16%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.16%) MBA
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.082%) HNC
7 1 (0.082%) ISEB
7 1 (0.082%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.082%) MCP
7 1 (0.082%) MCSA
7 1 (0.082%) MCSE
7 1 (0.082%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.66%) QA
2 18 (1.47%) SLA
3 7 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.33%) GDPR
6 3 (0.25%) PMO
6 3 (0.25%) WCAG
7 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.082%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.082%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.082%) HL7
System Software
1 38 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.98%) Docker
2 12 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.33%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.082%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (0.90%) SCCM
2 10 (0.82%) Puppet
3 5 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
3 5 (0.41%) Terraform
4 4 (0.33%) Ansible
4 4 (0.33%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (0.33%) SCOM
5 3 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.16%) DameWare
6 2 (0.16%) Kibana
7 1 (0.082%) Grafana
7 1 (0.082%) logstash
7 1 (0.082%) Nagios
7 1 (0.082%) Packer
7 1 (0.082%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.082%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.082%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.082%) Uchiwa
7 1 (0.082%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 76 (6.21%) Microsoft
2 71 (5.81%) Google
3 49 (4.01%) Oracle
4 43 (3.52%) SAP
5 34 (2.78%) hybris
5 34 (2.78%) IBM
6 29 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (2.04%) Tableau
8 20 (1.64%) Coverity
9 19 (1.55%) Omniture
10 14 (1.14%) Tealium
10 14 (1.14%) VMware
11 13 (1.06%) Apple
11 13 (1.06%) F5
12 12 (0.98%) Atlassian
12 12 (0.98%) Citrix
12 12 (0.98%) Sitecore
13 11 (0.90%) Splunk
14 10 (0.82%) Cisco
14 10 (0.82%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud