Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 230 209
Rank change year-on-year -5 -21 -2
Contract jobs citing Adobe 1,218 1,193 1,391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.18% 1.32%
As % of the Vendors category 2.81% 2.75% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 748 891
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £203
90th Percentile £588 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +15.56% -3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 34
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £31.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% -28.23% +116.21%
10th Percentile £12.21 £12.50 £14.38
90th Percentile £100.75 £44.00 £45.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year -15.00% -34.43% +154.17%

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 43,395 43,384 47,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.20% 42.82% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,916 26,925 29,222
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £239
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.63% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,653 1,447 1,717
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.94% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.58 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 -4 1,150 £413 +3.13% 482
London +11 694 £425 - 189
UK excluding London -18 506 £390 +15.56% 308
South East +2 204 £400 +18.52% 72
North of England +1 97 £380 +26.67% 100
Midlands -10 53 £375 +11.11% 46
Yorkshire +7 51 £375 +15.38% 47
South West -28 50 £425 +16.44% 44
Scotland -9 48 £350 +7.69% 8
East of England -30 45 £294 -16.07% 31
North West -15 42 £385 +175.00% 46
West Midlands -14 30 £375 -16.67% 23
East Midlands +5 23 £360 +6.67% 23
Wales -16 11 £400 +33.33% 7
North East +2 4 £263 -40.34% 7

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 376 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (30.62%) User Experience
3 371 (30.46%) HTML
4 333 (27.34%) CSS
5 329 (27.01%) JavaScript
6 307 (25.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 247 (20.28%) Analytics
8 238 (19.54%) Marketing
9 227 (18.64%) Java
10 217 (17.82%) Photoshop
11 173 (14.20%) Finance
12 168 (13.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 165 (13.55%) HTML5
14 158 (12.97%) Wireframes
15 155 (12.73%) E-Commerce
16 152 (12.48%) Google
17 140 (11.49%) CMS
18 136 (11.17%) InVision
19 133 (10.92%) Windows
20 126 (10.34%) Adobe Illustrator
20 126 (10.34%) jQuery
21 125 (10.26%) Scrum
22 124 (10.18%) AngularJS
23 121 (9.93%) Jenkins
24 118 (9.69%) Git (software)
25 116 (9.52%) Prototyping
26 115 (9.44%) JIRA
27 109 (8.95%) Content Management
27 109 (8.95%) DevOps
28 108 (8.87%) CSS3

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
1 307 (25.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 140 (11.49%) CMS
3 66 (5.42%) Confluence
4 43 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (3.37%) WordPress
6 37 (3.04%) SharePoint
7 33 (2.71%) Apache
8 32 (2.63%) Tomcat
9 30 (2.46%) nginx
10 22 (1.81%) JBoss
10 22 (1.81%) WebLogic
11 20 (1.64%) LiveCycle
12 14 (1.15%) Drupal
13 12 (0.99%) SAP Portal
14 10 (0.82%) Apache Solr
14 10 (0.82%) IIS
14 10 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.74%) Alfresco
15 9 (0.74%) Documentum
15 9 (0.74%) FileNet
Applications
1 217 (17.82%) Photoshop
2 168 (13.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 136 (11.17%) InVision
4 126 (10.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 87 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
6 56 (4.60%) InDesign
7 40 (3.28%) Adobe After Effects
7 40 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
8 39 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 27 (2.22%) Adobe Captivate
10 22 (1.81%) Acrobat
11 17 (1.40%) Adobe Premiere
11 17 (1.40%) MS Visio
12 16 (1.31%) Fireworks
13 7 (0.57%) Final Cut Pro
13 7 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.49%) 3ds Max
14 6 (0.49%) CINEMA 4D
15 5 (0.41%) Camtasia
15 5 (0.41%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 39 (3.20%) Adobe Campaign
2 9 (0.74%) SAP Hybris
3 8 (0.66%) Eloqua
3 8 (0.66%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (0.57%) Magento
4 7 (0.57%) Unica
5 6 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.41%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.33%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.25%) SessionCam
9 1 (0.082%) Adaptiv
9 1 (0.082%) Data Workbench
9 1 (0.082%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.082%) Primavera
9 1 (0.082%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.082%) Shopify
9 1 (0.082%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 103 (8.46%) Adobe Analytics
2 98 (8.05%) Google Analytics
3 90 (7.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 58 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
5 40 (3.28%) GitHub
6 36 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
7 35 (2.87%) Amazon S3
8 25 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 23 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
10 22 (1.81%) Office 365
11 18 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 18 (1.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 18 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
11 18 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (1.48%) CloudFront
11 18 (1.48%) Google Tag Manager
11 18 (1.48%) Serverless
12 17 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.74%) Apigee
13 9 (0.74%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.20%) Internet
2 38 (3.12%) TCP/IP
3 32 (2.63%) SSL
4 30 (2.46%) HTTP
5 26 (2.13%) LAN
5 26 (2.13%) WAN
6 12 (0.99%) Intranet
7 9 (0.74%) DNS
7 9 (0.74%) Wireless
8 7 (0.57%) SMS
8 7 (0.57%) VoIP
9 6 (0.49%) DHCP
9 6 (0.49%) Firewall
10 4 (0.33%) ATM
10 4 (0.33%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.25%) Network Security
11 3 (0.25%) VLAN
11 3 (0.25%) WebEx
12 2 (0.16%) DKIM
12 2 (0.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.52%) MongoDB
2 40 (3.28%) NoSQL
3 37 (3.04%) Relational Database
4 30 (2.46%) MySQL
4 30 (2.46%) SQL Server
5 18 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 17 (1.40%) InfluxDB
7 14 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.15%) RDBMS
8 12 (0.99%) Big Data
8 12 (0.99%) BigQuery
9 11 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.82%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.74%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.57%) Power BI
13 5 (0.41%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 121 (9.93%) Jenkins
2 118 (9.69%) Git (software)
3 115 (9.44%) JIRA
4 83 (6.81%) Axure RP
5 81 (6.65%) Maven
6 64 (5.25%) Selenium
7 51 (4.19%) Grunt
8 49 (4.02%) IntelliJ
9 48 (3.94%) Ant
10 45 (3.69%) Karma Test Runner
11 41 (3.37%) JUnit
12 38 (3.12%) Eclipse
12 38 (3.12%) gulp
13 36 (2.96%) Cucumber
14 30 (2.46%) Bitbucket
15 27 (2.22%) Gatling
16 25 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
17 22 (1.81%) Gradle
18 21 (1.72%) Jasmine
19 19 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 238 (19.54%) Marketing
2 173 (14.20%) Finance
3 77 (6.32%) Retail
4 58 (4.76%) Banking
5 40 (3.28%) Advertising
6 30 (2.46%) Publishing
7 26 (2.13%) Legal
8 20 (1.64%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.15%) Games
10 14 (1.15%) Multimedia
11 12 (0.99%) Law
12 7 (0.57%) Automotive
13 6 (0.49%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.41%) Billing
14 5 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.41%) Electronics
15 3 (0.25%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.25%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 336 (27.59%) Developer
2 311 (25.53%) Designer
3 149 (12.23%) UX Designer
4 130 (10.67%) Analyst
5 89 (7.31%) UI Designer
6 72 (5.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 54 (4.43%) Digital Designer
8 52 (4.27%) UI/UX Designer
9 46 (3.78%) Java Developer
10 45 (3.69%) Business Analyst
10 45 (3.69%) JavaScript Developer
11 44 (3.61%) Consultant
12 38 (3.12%) Digital Analyst
12 38 (3.12%) UI Developer
13 37 (3.04%) Senior Designer
14 36 (2.96%) Architect
15 33 (2.71%) React Developer
16 30 (2.46%) Desktop Support
17 29 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
18 26 (2.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (30.46%) HTML
2 333 (27.34%) CSS
3 165 (13.55%) HTML5
4 126 (10.34%) jQuery
5 124 (10.18%) AngularJS
6 108 (8.87%) CSS3
7 95 (7.80%) XML
8 94 (7.72%) React
9 73 (5.99%) JSON
9 73 (5.99%) Web Services
10 67 (5.50%) Node.js
11 65 (5.34%) REST
12 64 (5.25%) Spring
13 57 (4.68%) J2EE
14 52 (4.27%) Sass
15 41 (3.37%) SOAP
16 40 (3.28%) .NET
17 35 (2.87%) JSR 170
18 34 (2.79%) Play Framework
18 34 (2.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 373 (30.62%) User Experience
2 94 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (4.52%) Graphic Design
3 55 (4.52%) Social Media
4 49 (4.02%) Mobile App
5 45 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.97%) Animation
8 23 (1.89%) W3C
9 22 (1.81%) Smartphone
10 19 (1.56%) e-Learning
11 17 (1.40%) Computer Science
12 16 (1.31%) Taxonomies
12 16 (1.31%) Video Editing
13 15 (1.23%) Digital Media
14 14 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
14 14 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (1.15%) Video on Demand
15 13 (1.07%) Photography
16 11 (0.90%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 133 (10.92%) Windows
2 52 (4.27%) Linux
3 48 (3.94%) Unix
4 43 (3.53%) Mac OS X
5 41 (3.37%) Android
6 36 (2.96%) Apple iOS
7 35 (2.87%) Windows 7
8 27 (2.22%) Ubuntu
9 21 (1.72%) Windows Server
10 19 (1.56%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.57%) Solaris
12 6 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.082%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (20.28%) Analytics
3 158 (12.97%) Wireframes
4 155 (12.73%) E-Commerce
5 125 (10.26%) Scrum
6 116 (9.52%) Prototyping
7 109 (8.95%) Content Management
7 109 (8.95%) DevOps
8 107 (8.78%) Problem-Solving
9 102 (8.37%) Responsive Web Design
10 101 (8.29%) Front End Development
11 91 (7.47%) Microservices
12 88 (7.22%) Web Development
13 85 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
14 78 (6.40%) Test Automation
15 72 (5.91%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 64 (5.25%) Project Management
17 63 (5.17%) Web Analytics
18 62 (5.09%) Digital Marketing
19 61 (5.01%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 329 (27.01%) JavaScript
2 227 (18.64%) Java
3 106 (8.70%) SQL
4 78 (6.40%) Python
5 48 (3.94%) Ruby
6 47 (3.86%) C#
7 45 (3.69%) Perl
8 34 (2.79%) Scala
9 28 (2.30%) Groovy
9 28 (2.30%) Haskell
10 27 (2.22%) PHP
11 26 (2.13%) ES6
12 24 (1.97%) Java 8
13 23 (1.89%) ABAP
14 16 (1.31%) C
15 12 (0.99%) PowerShell
15 12 (0.99%) TypeScript
16 10 (0.82%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.66%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 90 (7.39%) Degree
2 42 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.41%) MCDST
6 5 (0.41%) MCSE
7 4 (0.33%) A+ Certification
7 4 (0.33%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.33%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.33%) MCSA
8 3 (0.25%) CCNP
8 3 (0.25%) CIPD
8 3 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.16%) CCNA
9 2 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.42%) QA
2 18 (1.48%) SLA
3 11 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.82%) PMO
5 4 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.33%) WCAG
6 3 (0.25%) GDPR
7 2 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.16%) COBIT
7 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.082%) IFRS
8 1 (0.082%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.082%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.082%) WAI
System Software
1 66 (5.42%) Docker
2 63 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.97%) BitLocker
4 10 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.16%) Firmware
6 2 (0.16%) Postfix
6 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.082%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.082%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.082%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (4.27%) Puppet
2 48 (3.94%) SCCM
3 44 (3.61%) Kibana
4 34 (2.79%) Terraform
5 27 (2.22%) Grafana
5 27 (2.22%) Kubernetes
6 24 (1.97%) Ansible
7 17 (1.40%) logstash
7 17 (1.40%) Nagios
7 17 (1.40%) Pingdom
7 17 (1.40%) Uchiwa
7 17 (1.40%) ZABBIX
8 13 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (0.74%) WSUS
11 8 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
12 7 (0.57%) SCOM
13 6 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.33%) Data Guard
15 3 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 152 (12.48%) Google
2 105 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 66 (5.42%) hybris
4 62 (5.09%) SAP
5 60 (4.93%) Oracle
6 51 (4.19%) IBM
7 37 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
8 28 (2.30%) Apple
9 26 (2.13%) Tableau
9 26 (2.13%) webMethods
10 25 (2.05%) New Relic
11 24 (1.97%) HP
12 23 (1.89%) Omniture
13 22 (1.81%) Splunk
14 20 (1.64%) Tealium
15 19 (1.56%) Facebook
16 18 (1.48%) Twitter
17 17 (1.40%) PagerDuty
18 16 (1.31%) Sitecore
19 13 (1.07%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud