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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 191 220 208
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -12
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.056% 0.031%
As % of the Applications category 1.13% 0.52% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£310 £230 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £243 £260
% change year-on-year
+26.80% -6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £23.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-23.91% +53.33%
Acrobat
London

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
708 769 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.19% 10.84% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 501 519
Average daily rate £360 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £195 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 48
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.40 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £25.00 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Acrobat across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Acrobat Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 November 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) Photoshop
2 8 (66.67%) MS Office
2 8 (66.67%) Adobe
3 7 (58.33%) Degree
4 6 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (41.67%) Java
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) Banking
5 5 (41.67%) Content Management
5 5 (41.67%) Android
5 5 (41.67%) Apple iOS
6 4 (33.33%) Social Media
6 4 (33.33%) WordPress
6 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (33.33%) PHP
6 4 (33.33%) HTML
6 4 (33.33%) CSS
6 4 (33.33%) Intranet
6 4 (33.33%) SEO
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (25.00%) InDesign
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (16.67%) User Experience
8 2 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping
8 2 (16.67%) W3C
9 1 (8.33%) FrameMaker
9 1 (8.33%) RoboHelp
9 1 (8.33%) XML Schema

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) WordPress
1 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Photoshop
2 8 (66.67%) MS Office
3 6 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (25.00%) InDesign
5 1 (8.33%) FrameMaker
5 1 (8.33%) RoboHelp
5 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Designer
2 4 (33.33%) UI Designer
2 4 (33.33%) Web Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Author
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Author
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Writer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Documentation Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
2 1 (8.33%) XML Messaging
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Social Media
2 3 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (16.67%) User Experience
3 2 (16.67%) W3C
4 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Android
1 5 (41.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Content Management
2 4 (33.33%) SEO
3 2 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (8.33%) OOP
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Adobe
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft