The table below looks at the statistics for Acrobat skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Acrobat over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 53 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.77% 0.41% -
As % of the Applications category 11.76% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £290 £299
% change year-on-year
-50.86% -2.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Applications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
34 52 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.54% 10.72% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 14
Average daily rate £360 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £132 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £41.25 £12.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.93% +228.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £34.13 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £122.75 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

Acrobat
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Acrobat across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Acrobat Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Acrobat
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Acrobat across the Cambridge region.

Acrobat Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Acrobat
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Acrobat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Acrobat.

1 4 (100.00%) Adobe
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Acrobat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Acrobat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Author
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Author
2 1 (25.00%) Document Controller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Document Management
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Adobe