Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 237 232 241
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 -37
Contract jobs citing Adobe 631 571 1,085
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.14% 1.19%
As % of the Vendors category 2.69% 2.70% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 368 632
10th Percentile £213 £155 £213
25th Percentile £325 £250 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £519 £511 £501
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 13
10th Percentile £14.83 £12.99 £18.13
25th Percentile £17.19 £16.50 £20.41
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -8.70% +31.43%
75th Percentile £41.30 £47.88 £38.75
90th Percentile £46.05 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £19.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year +29.11% -17.71% +26.32%

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 23,486 21,160 38,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.34% 42.39% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,048 13,199 24,074
10th Percentile £281 £225 £263
25th Percentile £381 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £460
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
75th Percentile £575 £561 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -0.76% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 865 1,241
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.83 £10.92
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.06
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.23% +6.21%
75th Percentile £45.00 £33.75 £37.25
90th Percentile £58.74 £52.12 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.43% +5.88% +9.22%

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 16 May 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 16 May 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 16 May 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 +9 532 £420 +5.00% 185
London -3 348 £450 +12.50% 72
UK excluding London -12 188 £400 +5.26% 128
Work from Home -120 151 £413 +7.84% 37
South East -2 66 £371 -4.37% 32
North of England +31 45 £330 +1.54% 30
Yorkshire +31 23 £238 -34.48% 14
Scotland -38 22 £450 +5.88% 6
East of England +20 20 £475 +90.00% 18
North West +16 19 £333 +36.41% 10
Midlands +5 16 £275 -27.63% 20
South West +22 13 £400 -3.03% 13
West Midlands -1 12 £275 -27.63% 12
East Midlands +19 4 £425 +23.19% 8
Wales +10 4 £325 -43.48% 8
North East +22 3 £427 +256.04% 6
Northern Ireland +7 2 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 May 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.

1 222 (35.18%) User Experience
2 203 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (24.88%) Social Skills
4 139 (22.03%) Analytics
5 137 (21.71%) HTML
6 133 (21.08%) Marketing
7 124 (19.65%) JavaScript
8 118 (18.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 118 (18.70%) Sketch
9 115 (18.23%) CSS
10 111 (17.59%) Wireframes
11 110 (17.43%) Photoshop
12 103 (16.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 89 (14.10%) Adobe Illustrator
14 84 (13.31%) InVision
15 79 (12.52%) Prototyping
16 73 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
17 69 (10.94%) Workshop Facilitation
17 69 (10.94%) Adobe XD
18 67 (10.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 67 (10.62%) CMS
19 65 (10.30%) SQL
19 65 (10.30%) Degree
19 65 (10.30%) Git (software)
20 63 (9.98%) Adobe Analytics
20 63 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
21 61 (9.67%) Finance
22 60 (9.51%) User Stories
23 58 (9.19%) Microsoft Office
24 57 (9.03%) Java

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
1 118 (18.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 67 (10.62%) CMS
3 21 (3.33%) Confluence
4 19 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.85%) SAS
6 15 (2.38%) Apache
7 13 (2.06%) WordPress
8 9 (1.43%) Apache Spark
8 9 (1.43%) JBoss
9 7 (1.11%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.95%) SAP Portal
10 6 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.48%) Headless CMS
11 3 (0.48%) Moodle
11 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.16%) Drupal
12 1 (0.16%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.16%) Totara
12 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 118 (18.70%) Sketch
2 110 (17.43%) Photoshop
3 103 (16.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 89 (14.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 84 (13.31%) InVision
6 69 (10.94%) Adobe XD
7 58 (9.19%) Microsoft Office
8 54 (8.56%) Zeplin
9 51 (8.08%) Figma
10 32 (5.07%) InDesign
11 29 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
12 28 (4.44%) Adobe After Effects
12 28 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 26 (4.12%) Adobe Captivate
14 24 (3.80%) Adobe Premiere
15 9 (1.43%) CINEMA 4D
16 8 (1.27%) Maya
17 7 (1.11%) Acrobat
18 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
19 5 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 22 (3.49%) Adobe Campaign
2 8 (1.27%) Magento
3 6 (0.95%) SAP PSCD
4 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.48%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.32%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.32%) SessionCam
6 1 (0.16%) FastStats
6 1 (0.16%) FastStats PeopleStage
6 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP EHS
6 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 67 (10.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 63 (9.98%) Adobe Analytics
3 30 (4.75%) AWS
4 28 (4.44%) Google Analytics
5 25 (3.96%) Microsoft 365
6 22 (3.49%) Azure
7 18 (2.85%) Power Platform
8 11 (1.74%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.74%) npm
9 10 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (1.43%) GitHub
11 7 (1.11%) GCP
11 7 (1.11%) SaaS
12 6 (0.95%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (0.95%) Amazon Glacier
12 6 (0.95%) Serverless
13 4 (0.63%) AWS CodePipeline
13 4 (0.63%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 4 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.69%) DNS
2 15 (2.38%) Internet
3 11 (1.74%) SMS
4 10 (1.58%) Broadband
5 8 (1.27%) SSL
6 7 (1.11%) DHCP
6 7 (1.11%) HTTP
6 7 (1.11%) LAN
7 6 (0.95%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.79%) DMARC
8 5 (0.79%) Intranet
8 5 (0.79%) SMTP
8 5 (0.79%) WAN
9 4 (0.63%) VPN
10 3 (0.48%) ADSL
10 3 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.48%) WebEx
11 2 (0.32%) DSL
11 2 (0.32%) Extranet
11 2 (0.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.34%) Tableau
2 16 (2.54%) Power BI
3 11 (1.74%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
4 7 (1.11%) Qlik Sense
5 6 (0.95%) Amazon Athena
5 6 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.79%) CockroachDB
6 5 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.79%) SQL Server
7 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.48%) Big Data
9 2 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.32%) DB2
9 2 (0.32%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (0.16%) GIS
Development Applications
1 65 (10.30%) Git (software)
2 54 (8.56%) JIRA
3 49 (7.77%) Axure RP
4 25 (3.96%) JUnit
5 18 (2.85%) Jenkins
6 16 (2.54%) Selenium
7 15 (2.38%) Maven
8 13 (2.06%) Cypress.io
9 12 (1.90%) Storybook
10 10 (1.58%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.58%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.58%) webpack
11 9 (1.43%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.43%) gulp
12 8 (1.27%) IntelliJ
13 7 (1.11%) Balsamiq
13 7 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
14 6 (0.95%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.79%) Grunt
15 5 (0.79%) Mockito
General
1 157 (24.88%) Social Skills
2 133 (21.08%) Marketing
3 63 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (9.67%) Finance
5 36 (5.71%) Retail
6 35 (5.55%) Organisational Skills
7 34 (5.39%) Presentation Skills
8 30 (4.75%) Publishing
9 28 (4.44%) Public Sector
10 25 (3.96%) Banking
11 21 (3.33%) Telecoms
12 15 (2.38%) Advertising
13 13 (2.06%) Multimedia
14 11 (1.74%) French Language
14 11 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (1.43%) Games
15 9 (1.43%) Influencing Skills
16 8 (1.27%) German Language
16 8 (1.27%) Law
17 7 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 225 (35.66%) Designer
2 133 (21.08%) Developer
3 88 (13.95%) UX Designer
4 84 (13.31%) UI Designer
5 57 (9.03%) Analyst
6 48 (7.61%) UI/UX Designer
7 47 (7.45%) Digital Designer
8 46 (7.29%) Senior Designer
9 37 (5.86%) Architect
9 37 (5.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 30 (4.75%) Graphic Designer
11 27 (4.28%) Data Analyst
12 26 (4.12%) Senior UX Designer
13 18 (2.85%) Consultant
13 18 (2.85%) Digital UX Designer
14 17 (2.69%) Lead Designer
15 16 (2.54%) Senior Developer
16 15 (2.38%) Java Developer
16 15 (2.38%) React Developer
16 15 (2.38%) Senior UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (21.71%) HTML
2 115 (18.23%) CSS
3 47 (7.45%) HTML5
4 40 (6.34%) Sass
5 39 (6.18%) jQuery
6 36 (5.71%) CSS3
7 31 (4.91%) React
8 30 (4.75%) REST
9 27 (4.28%) JSON
10 25 (3.96%) Spring
11 24 (3.80%) AngularJS
12 23 (3.65%) Ajax
13 21 (3.33%) Redux
14 19 (3.01%) SOAP
15 17 (2.69%) J2EE
15 17 (2.69%) XML
16 15 (2.38%) Node.js
17 14 (2.22%) .NET
18 10 (1.58%) Apache Sling
18 10 (1.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 222 (35.18%) User Experience
2 37 (5.86%) Graphic Design
3 33 (5.23%) Social Media
4 31 (4.91%) Animation
4 31 (4.91%) e-Learning
4 31 (4.91%) Mobile App
5 26 (4.12%) W3C
6 19 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (2.69%) Marketing Technology
8 15 (2.38%) Video Editing
9 14 (2.22%) Taxonomies
10 11 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.43%) FMCG
11 9 (1.43%) Photography
12 8 (1.27%) Blog
13 7 (1.11%) Digital Media
13 7 (1.11%) Learning Management System
13 7 (1.11%) SCORM
14 6 (0.95%) Motion Graphics
15 5 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.18%) Android
1 39 (6.18%) Apple iOS
2 20 (3.17%) Windows
3 12 (1.90%) Windows 10
4 11 (1.74%) Linux
4 11 (1.74%) Unix
5 8 (1.27%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (32.17%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (22.03%) Analytics
3 111 (17.59%) Wireframes
4 79 (12.52%) Prototyping
5 73 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
6 69 (10.94%) Workshop Facilitation
7 60 (9.51%) User Stories
8 56 (8.87%) Scrum
9 54 (8.56%) Storytelling
10 51 (8.08%) E-Commerce
11 50 (7.92%) Acceptance Criteria
12 45 (7.13%) Data Analysis
13 44 (6.97%) Backlog Management
13 44 (6.97%) Typography
14 43 (6.81%) Front End Development
14 43 (6.81%) SEO
15 40 (6.34%) CRM
16 39 (6.18%) Service Design
16 39 (6.18%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 38 (6.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (19.65%) JavaScript
2 65 (10.30%) SQL
3 57 (9.03%) Java
4 40 (6.34%) Python
5 22 (3.49%) ES6
6 20 (3.17%) R
7 11 (1.74%) Java 8
7 11 (1.74%) TypeScript
8 9 (1.43%) PHP
9 8 (1.27%) ABAP
9 8 (1.27%) Scala
10 7 (1.11%) C
11 6 (0.95%) C#
12 4 (0.63%) AppleScript
12 4 (0.63%) ES7
12 4 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.48%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.48%) MAXScript
13 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.32%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 65 (10.30%) Degree
2 34 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.32%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.32%) MCSE
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.16%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.16%) PMP
7 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.07%) QA
2 24 (3.80%) WCAG
3 13 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.06%) GDPR
4 3 (0.48%) PMO
5 2 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (3.01%) Docker
2 13 (2.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (1.27%) Puppet
2 4 (0.63%) HP ALM
2 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.63%) SCCM
3 3 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (0.48%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 44 (6.97%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.66%) Google
3 30 (4.75%) Salesforce.com
4 19 (3.01%) SAP
5 12 (1.90%) webMethods
6 11 (1.74%) Oracle
7 10 (1.58%) Marketo
8 8 (1.27%) Apple
8 8 (1.27%) Facebook
8 8 (1.27%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 8 (1.27%) Teradata
9 7 (1.11%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.11%) Twitter
10 6 (0.95%) Databricks
10 6 (0.95%) YouTube
11 5 (0.79%) Autodesk
11 5 (0.79%) DocuSign
11 5 (0.79%) Optimizely
12 4 (0.63%) hybris
12 4 (0.63%) Openreach