Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 222 285 244
Rank change year-on-year +63 -41 -10
Contract jobs citing Adobe 973 241 1,025
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 0.82% 1.17%
As % of the Vendors category 3.01% 1.85% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 150 626
10th Percentile £241 £205 £163
25th Percentile £343 £275 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +18.13% - -3.03%
75th Percentile £563 £500 £500
90th Percentile £675 £553 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.33% -3.23% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 11 17
10th Percentile £20.89 £13.24 £11.41
25th Percentile £23.11 £18.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -55.00% +189.86%
75th Percentile £34.13 £24.03 £51.00
90th Percentile £55.03 £47.75 "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.80 £20.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year +19.52% -58.50% +194.12%

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 32,362 13,058 37,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.68% 44.33% 42.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,911 8,414 23,629
10th Percentile £285 £263 £242
25th Percentile £400 £365 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £694 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 905 383 1,342
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.53 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.88 £14.30 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -9.30% +10.26% +14.71%
75th Percentile £43.00 £44.75 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £53.75 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.90
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.73% +11.35%

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 26 September 2021.

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 26 September 2021.

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 26 September 2021. 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 +69 826 £463 +15.63% 285
London +56 571 £498 +17.06% 134
UK excluding London -13 263 £410 +9.33% 157
Work from Home -81 233 £498 +32.67% 42
South East -57 81 £350 - 39
North of England -45 45 £370 +5.71% 57
Scotland -61 36 £450 +16.13% 7
South West -9 35 £400 +68.42% 17
Midlands -47 31 £500 +25.00% 21
East of England -23 29 £475 -5.00% 14
North West -37 24 £370 +74.12% 37
West Midlands -46 24 £500 - 17
Yorkshire -39 17 £475 +15.85% 11
East Midlands -34 7 £475 +18.75% 2
Wales -26 5 £400 -20.00% 1
North East -14 4 £465 - 9
Northern Ireland - 1 £300 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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.

1 343 (35.25%) User Experience
2 327 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (26.21%) Social Skills
4 254 (26.10%) Analytics
5 229 (23.54%) Sketch
6 221 (22.71%) HTML
7 219 (22.51%) JavaScript
8 214 (21.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 213 (21.89%) Marketing
10 209 (21.48%) CSS
11 197 (20.25%) Wireframes
12 150 (15.42%) Prototyping
13 146 (15.01%) CMS
14 145 (14.90%) InVision
15 143 (14.70%) Finance
16 141 (14.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 137 (14.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 137 (14.08%) Photoshop
18 136 (13.98%) Accessibility
19 130 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
19 130 (13.36%) Adobe Analytics
20 108 (11.10%) Adobe Illustrator
21 106 (10.89%) Figma
22 98 (10.07%) E-Commerce
23 95 (9.76%) SQL
24 94 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
25 92 (9.46%) Google
26 90 (9.25%) Java
27 89 (9.15%) Axure RP
27 89 (9.15%) User Research

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
1 214 (21.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 146 (15.01%) CMS
3 33 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 25 (2.57%) SAS
5 22 (2.26%) Confluence
6 21 (2.16%) Apache
6 21 (2.16%) WordPress
7 12 (1.23%) Drupal
8 9 (0.92%) JBoss
8 9 (0.92%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.82%) SAP Portal
10 5 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.41%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.31%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.31%) Anypoint
12 3 (0.31%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.31%) Headless CMS
13 2 (0.21%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.21%) FileNet
Applications
1 229 (23.54%) Sketch
2 145 (14.90%) InVision
3 137 (14.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 137 (14.08%) Photoshop
4 108 (11.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 106 (10.89%) Figma
6 86 (8.84%) Zeplin
7 82 (8.43%) Adobe XD
8 74 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
9 55 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
10 36 (3.70%) InDesign
11 32 (3.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 24 (2.47%) Adobe After Effects
13 19 (1.95%) Adobe Captivate
13 19 (1.95%) Adobe Premiere
14 17 (1.75%) Marvel
15 10 (1.03%) Chatbot
16 8 (0.82%) FrameMaker
17 6 (0.62%) MS Visio
17 6 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 36 (3.70%) Adobe Campaign
2 19 (1.95%) Magento
3 7 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
4 6 (0.62%) Shopify
5 5 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.51%) Sprinklr
6 4 (0.41%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.41%) Workfront
7 3 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.21%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.21%) SessionCam
8 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.10%) FastStats
9 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.10%) SAP POS DM
9 1 (0.10%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 141 (14.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 130 (13.36%) Adobe Analytics
3 61 (6.27%) Power Platform
4 58 (5.96%) Google Analytics
5 37 (3.80%) Azure
5 37 (3.80%) GitHub
5 37 (3.80%) Microsoft 365
6 36 (3.70%) AWS
7 18 (1.85%) GCP
8 17 (1.75%) Serverless
9 15 (1.54%) Miro
10 10 (1.03%) npm
11 9 (0.92%) GitHub Actions
11 9 (0.92%) SaaS
11 9 (0.92%) Trello
12 7 (0.72%) Google Tag Manager
13 6 (0.62%) BlazeMeter
14 5 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.51%) Azure Logic Apps
14 5 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.57%) Internet
2 14 (1.44%) DNS
3 11 (1.13%) HTTP
4 9 (0.92%) DHCP
4 9 (0.92%) LAN
5 8 (0.82%) VPN
5 8 (0.82%) WAN
6 7 (0.72%) Intranet
7 5 (0.51%) FTP
7 5 (0.51%) Junos
7 5 (0.51%) SAN
7 5 (0.51%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.41%) Broadband
8 4 (0.41%) Extranet
9 3 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.31%) SMS
9 3 (0.31%) Wireless
9 3 (0.31%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.21%) DMARC
10 2 (0.21%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (6.58%) Tableau
2 60 (6.17%) Power BI
3 17 (1.75%) Metadata
3 17 (1.75%) SQL Server
4 16 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.13%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.82%) Data Lake
7 7 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.62%) SAP HANA
9 5 (0.51%) Big Data
9 5 (0.51%) MySQL
9 5 (0.51%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (0.31%) Redis
11 2 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.21%) Jackrabbit
11 2 (0.21%) QlikView
11 2 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 89 (9.15%) Axure RP
2 80 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 58 (5.96%) JIRA
4 39 (4.01%) JUnit
5 29 (2.98%) Jenkins
6 17 (1.75%) Eclipse
6 17 (1.75%) Mockito
7 16 (1.64%) Bitbucket
8 15 (1.54%) Storybook
9 14 (1.44%) Maven
10 13 (1.34%) Dreamweaver
11 11 (1.13%) gulp
12 10 (1.03%) Grunt
12 10 (1.03%) IntelliJ
12 10 (1.03%) Selenium
13 9 (0.92%) Cypress.io
14 8 (0.82%) Balsamiq
14 8 (0.82%) Subversion
15 7 (0.72%) webpack
16 6 (0.62%) JMeter
General
1 255 (26.21%) Social Skills
2 213 (21.89%) Marketing
3 143 (14.70%) Finance
4 94 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
5 88 (9.04%) Retail
6 72 (7.40%) Presentation Skills
7 52 (5.34%) Banking
8 34 (3.49%) Organisational Skills
9 29 (2.98%) Public Sector
9 29 (2.98%) Publishing
10 22 (2.26%) Advertising
11 18 (1.85%) German Language
12 17 (1.75%) French Language
12 17 (1.75%) Influencing Skills
13 16 (1.64%) Telecoms
14 14 (1.44%) Back Office
14 14 (1.44%) Investment Banking
15 12 (1.23%) Multimedia
16 9 (0.92%) Documentation Skills
16 9 (0.92%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 338 (34.74%) Designer
2 182 (18.71%) Developer
3 158 (16.24%) UX Designer
4 137 (14.08%) UI Designer
5 113 (11.61%) Analyst
6 67 (6.89%) UI/UX Designer
7 64 (6.58%) Architect
8 49 (5.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 41 (4.21%) Digital Analyst
10 37 (3.80%) Data Analyst
11 36 (3.70%) Digital Designer
12 35 (3.60%) Senior Designer
13 31 (3.19%) Consultant
14 30 (3.08%) Senior Developer
15 23 (2.36%) React Developer
16 22 (2.26%) Marketing Manager
17 20 (2.06%) Digital Analytics Analyst
17 20 (2.06%) Solutions Architect
18 18 (1.85%) Senior UX Designer
19 17 (1.75%) Digital UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (22.71%) HTML
2 209 (21.48%) CSS
3 82 (8.43%) jQuery
4 75 (7.71%) React
5 55 (5.65%) HTML5
5 55 (5.65%) XML
6 54 (5.55%) Sass
7 52 (5.34%) CSS3
8 33 (3.39%) OSGi
9 32 (3.29%) JSON
9 32 (3.29%) Node.js
9 32 (3.29%) Redux
10 28 (2.88%) REST
11 26 (2.67%) Spring
11 26 (2.67%) Web Services
12 25 (2.57%) Ajax
13 22 (2.26%) AngularJS
13 22 (2.26%) RESTful
14 20 (2.06%) SOAP
15 19 (1.95%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 343 (35.25%) User Experience
2 54 (5.55%) Mobile App
3 42 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
4 37 (3.80%) Social Media
5 33 (3.39%) Animation
5 33 (3.39%) W3C
6 26 (2.67%) e-Learning
6 26 (2.67%) Graphic Design
7 23 (2.36%) Marketing Technology
8 16 (1.64%) Taxonomies
9 15 (1.54%) FMCG
10 12 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.82%) iPad
13 8 (0.82%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.82%) Motion Graphics
13 8 (0.82%) Photography
13 8 (0.82%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 60 (6.17%) Apple iOS
2 59 (6.06%) Android
3 37 (3.80%) Windows
4 18 (1.85%) Windows 10
5 17 (1.75%) Unix
6 12 (1.23%) Linux
6 12 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
7 9 (0.92%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.82%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.41%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (26.10%) Analytics
3 197 (20.25%) Wireframes
4 150 (15.42%) Prototyping
5 130 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
6 98 (10.07%) E-Commerce
7 89 (9.15%) User Research
8 87 (8.94%) Content Management
9 86 (8.84%) Scrum
10 79 (8.12%) Visualisation
11 76 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
12 75 (7.71%) Digital Marketing
13 71 (7.30%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 67 (6.89%) CRM
15 66 (6.78%) Front End Development
15 66 (6.78%) Typography
16 65 (6.68%) Workshop Facilitation
17 63 (6.47%) B2B
18 61 (6.27%) Project Management
19 59 (6.06%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 219 (22.51%) JavaScript
2 95 (9.76%) SQL
3 90 (9.25%) Java
4 45 (4.62%) Python
5 23 (2.36%) ES6
6 20 (2.06%) Java 8
7 17 (1.75%) ABAP
8 16 (1.64%) Java 11
9 14 (1.44%) PHP
9 14 (1.44%) TypeScript
10 11 (1.13%) C
10 11 (1.13%) Scala
11 9 (0.92%) ES7
12 8 (0.82%) C#
12 8 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.72%) HiveQL
13 7 (0.72%) Kotlin
13 7 (0.72%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.72%) SAPscript
14 6 (0.62%) C++
Qualifications
1 84 (8.63%) Degree
2 29 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.41%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.21%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.10%) CIPD
7 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.10%) MBA
7 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (13.98%) Accessibility
2 27 (2.77%) QA
3 24 (2.47%) WCAG
4 16 (1.64%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.34%) SLA
6 4 (0.41%) COBIT
6 4 (0.41%) GDPR
7 3 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
7 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.10%) GxP
8 1 (0.10%) HL7
8 1 (0.10%) PMO
8 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (4.11%) Docker
2 31 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.51%) vSphere
6 3 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.31%) Varnish
6 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (1.54%) SCCM
2 12 (1.23%) Puppet
3 8 (0.82%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
4 5 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 3 (0.31%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.21%) Terraform
7 1 (0.10%) Ansible
7 1 (0.10%) Control-M
7 1 (0.10%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.10%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 92 (9.46%) Google
2 67 (6.89%) Microsoft
3 51 (5.24%) Salesforce.com
4 33 (3.39%) SAP
5 26 (2.67%) Marketo
6 20 (2.06%) Teradata
7 18 (1.85%) Oracle
8 17 (1.75%) Apple
9 15 (1.54%) webMethods
10 13 (1.34%) hybris
11 11 (1.13%) MuleSoft
12 9 (0.92%) Alteryx
12 9 (0.92%) VMware
13 7 (0.72%) New Relic
14 6 (0.62%) Facebook
14 6 (0.62%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 5 (0.51%) Cadence
15 5 (0.51%) Databricks
15 5 (0.51%) Dynatrace
15 5 (0.51%) Veeam