The table below looks at the statistics for Acrobat skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Acrobat over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 197 198 222
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +24
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.019% 0.069% 0.055%
As % of the Applications category 0.15% 0.55% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£550 - £254
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 City of London region.

Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
677 727 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.60% 12.50% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 500 585
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 55
Average hourly rate £13.98 £20.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.80% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £37.65 £61.40
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 the City of London

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

Acrobat Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Acrobat
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Acrobat across the City of London region.

Acrobat Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Acrobat
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Acrobat Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Adobe
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Derivative
4 2 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (25.00%) Advertising
4 2 (25.00%) W3C
4 2 (25.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (25.00%) User Experience
5 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
5 1 (12.50%) Lync
5 1 (12.50%) Splunk
5 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Software Distribution
5 1 (12.50%) Google
5 1 (12.50%) WMI
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) XenApp

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Advertising
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Author
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Author
2 2 (25.00%) Junior
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Junior Designer
2 2 (25.00%) UI/UX Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Derivative
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (25.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (12.50%) Software Distribution
2 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MOS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) XenApp
1 1 (12.50%) XenServer
1 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 1 (12.50%) WMI
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) AppSense
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Splunk