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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 108 102
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6  
Contract jobs citing Adobe 16 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.76% 0.98%
As % of the Vendors category 1.73% 1.57% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 18
Median daily rate £420 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +29.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £256 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £314 £306
% change year-on-year +11.37% +2.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £34.38 £11.93 £21.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +188.25% -43.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -46.06% +87.50%  

Adobe is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 924 1334 1289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.29% 48.56% 50.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 673 673
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 103
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -35.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Adobe
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Adobe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +4 5 £425 +13.33%
Shropshire +31 4 £500 -
Birmingham -1 3 £400 - 2
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Staffordshire +2 1 £163 -
Warwickshire - 1 £300 - 2
Adobe
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 20 (47.62%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (45.24%) User Experience
3 18 (42.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 17 (40.48%) Axure RP
4 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (35.71%) MS Visio
6 14 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (33.33%) Marketing
6 14 (33.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 13 (30.95%) Social Media
8 12 (28.57%) Kanban
8 12 (28.57%) Scrum
8 12 (28.57%) Project Management
9 11 (26.19%) PRINCE2
9 11 (26.19%) Usability Testing
9 11 (26.19%) Psychology
9 11 (26.19%) Cognitive Psychology
10 10 (23.81%) BPR
10 10 (23.81%) Change Management
11 9 (21.43%) CSS
11 9 (21.43%) Wireframes
12 8 (19.05%) HTML
13 7 (16.67%) HTML5
14 6 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
14 6 (14.29%) JSON
14 6 (14.29%) Web Design
14 6 (14.29%) IBM
14 6 (14.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
15 5 (11.90%) Prototyping

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 6 (14.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (7.14%) Apache
2 3 (7.14%) JBoss
2 3 (7.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (42.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 15 (35.71%) MS Visio
3 14 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (11.90%) Photoshop
5 3 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (7.14%) MS Office
6 2 (4.76%) InDesign
6 2 (4.76%) InVision
6 2 (4.76%) UXPin
7 1 (2.38%) Acrobat
7 1 (2.38%) FrameMaker
7 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.76%) WebTrends
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) HTTP
1 3 (7.14%) SSL
1 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.38%) MS Access
2 1 (2.38%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (40.48%) Axure RP
2 14 (33.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (9.52%) Eclipse
4 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 3 (7.14%) IntelliJ
4 3 (7.14%) JUnit
4 3 (7.14%) Selenium
5 1 (2.38%) Xcode
General
1 14 (33.33%) Marketing
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Advertising
3 2 (4.76%) Automotive
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) User Researcher
3 5 (11.90%) Designer
4 4 (9.52%) UX Designer
4 4 (9.52%) UX Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Scala Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Angular Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Data Scientist
6 2 (4.76%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Digital Insight Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Insight Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) UI Developer
6 2 (4.76%) UI/UX Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Email Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (2.38%) HTML Email Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) CSS
2 8 (19.05%) HTML
3 7 (16.67%) HTML5
4 6 (14.29%) JSON
5 5 (11.90%) XML
6 4 (9.52%) Hibernate
6 4 (9.52%) REST
6 4 (9.52%) SOAP
6 4 (9.52%) Spring
7 3 (7.14%) Akka
7 3 (7.14%) CSS3
7 3 (7.14%) EJB
7 3 (7.14%) J2EE
7 3 (7.14%) J2SE
7 3 (7.14%) Play Framework
7 3 (7.14%) RESTful
7 3 (7.14%) spray
8 2 (4.76%) Ajax
8 2 (4.76%) DOM
8 2 (4.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (45.24%) User Experience
2 13 (30.95%) Social Media
3 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.76%) Infotainment
6 1 (2.38%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
1 3 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (28.57%) Kanban
3 12 (28.57%) Project Management
3 12 (28.57%) Scrum
4 11 (26.19%) Cognitive Psychology
4 11 (26.19%) PRINCE2
4 11 (26.19%) Psychology
4 11 (26.19%) Usability Testing
5 10 (23.81%) BPR
5 10 (23.81%) Change Management
6 9 (21.43%) Wireframes
7 6 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (14.29%) Web Design
8 5 (11.90%) Prototyping
9 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.14%) Microservices
9 3 (7.14%) Open Source
9 3 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) Java
1 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) C#
2 3 (7.14%) Python
2 3 (7.14%) Scala
3 1 (2.38%) ABAP
3 1 (2.38%) PHP
3 1 (2.38%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) HNC
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) IBM
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) webMethods
4 2 (4.76%) Ensighten
4 2 (4.76%) Omniture
4 2 (4.76%) Tableau
5 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.38%) SAP