Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 18 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 145 119
Rank change year-on-year -17 -26 +5
Contract jobs citing Adobe 22 75 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.46% 1.21% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 1.03% 2.58% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 62 70
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% +19.05%
10th Percentile £303 £213 £105
90th Percentile £505 £450 £700
England median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year +1.91% +3.29% +10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £10.23 £26.00 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.65% +118.03% -56.64%
10th Percentile £10.12 £26.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £10.35 £26.00 £12.89
England median hourly rate £20.00 £31.00 £16.13
% change year-on-year -35.48% +92.25% -5.15%

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 advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2140 2912 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.67% 46.87% 44.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1271 1575 1107
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £250 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 93 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -8.37% +2.10%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £47.05 £24.95 £33.34
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

Adobe
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Adobe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Adobe in the West Midlands

Adobe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Adobe in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Adobe in the West Midlands

Adobe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Adobe in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Adobe in the West Midlands

Adobe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Adobe in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Adobe in the West Midlands

Adobe
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Adobe within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 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
Coventry +14 7 £438 -1.41% 1
Birmingham -5 6 £500 +53.85% 4
Shropshire +7 2 £499 +20.27%
Warwickshire -5 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 £225 - 3
Adobe
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Adobe.

1 13 (59.09%) Adobe Illustrator
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) HTML
2 12 (54.55%) CSS
3 9 (40.91%) Photoshop
4 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 7 (31.82%) Oracle
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (31.82%) User Experience
6 6 (27.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (27.27%) Axure RP
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 5 (22.73%) InDesign
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) HTML5
7 5 (22.73%) Wireframes
8 4 (18.18%) Snagit
8 4 (18.18%) Unix
8 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (18.18%) VirtualBox
8 4 (18.18%) Content Management
8 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (18.18%) Acrobat
8 4 (18.18%) RoboHelp
8 4 (18.18%) VMware
8 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
8 4 (18.18%) CMS
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (13.64%) jQuery

Adobe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (18.18%) CMS
2 2 (9.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) JBoss
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.55%) nginx
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle UPK
3 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (40.91%) Photoshop
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (27.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (22.73%) InDesign
6 4 (18.18%) Acrobat
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (18.18%) RoboHelp
6 4 (18.18%) Snagit
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (9.09%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (9.09%) UXPin
9 1 (4.55%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
1 2 (9.09%) SSL
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Axure RP
2 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) Artifactory
3 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.09%) GoCD
3 2 (9.09%) Grunt
3 2 (9.09%) gulp
3 2 (9.09%) IntelliJ
3 2 (9.09%) JUnit
3 2 (9.09%) NuGet
3 2 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) Ant
4 1 (4.55%) Babel
4 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.55%) Gatling
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (4.55%) Sublime Text
4 1 (4.55%) webpack
General
1 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Designer
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Author
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Author
4 3 (13.64%) UI Designer
4 3 (13.64%) UX Designer
5 2 (9.09%) Scala Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Web Designer
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Change Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Trainer
6 1 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) SAP CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) CSS
1 12 (54.55%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) HTML5
3 3 (13.64%) CSS3
3 3 (13.64%) jQuery
4 2 (9.09%) .NET
4 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 2 (9.09%) EJB
4 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 2 (9.09%) J2EE
4 2 (9.09%) J2SE
4 2 (9.09%) JSON
4 2 (9.09%) Material Design
4 2 (9.09%) Node.js
4 2 (9.09%) Play Framework
4 2 (9.09%) REST
4 2 (9.09%) SOAP
4 2 (9.09%) Spring
4 2 (9.09%) WCF
4 2 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) User Experience
2 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.09%) DataPower
3 2 (9.09%) Graphic Design
4 1 (4.55%) Animation
4 1 (4.55%) BBC
4 1 (4.55%) e-Learning
4 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) Android
3 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Wireframes
3 4 (18.18%) Content Management
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) User Stories
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) Microservices
5 2 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (9.09%) MVC
5 2 (9.09%) Open Source
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.09%) Web Design
6 1 (4.55%) Coaching
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) COBOL
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) Korn
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Scala
4 1 (4.55%) Groovy
4 1 (4.55%) Haskell
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) VirtualBox
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Grafana
2 1 (4.55%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) webMethods
5 1 (4.55%) Google
5 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.55%) SAP