The table below looks at the statistics for Acrobat skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Acrobat over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 544 533 481
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -52
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 35 20 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.042% 0.10%
As % of the Applications category 0.57% 0.31% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 14
Average daily rate
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£275 £306 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.98% -13.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £252 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £342 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £255
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +15.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.01 £8.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.61% -76.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.84 £8.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+215.70% -76.38%
Acrobat
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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 England region.

Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6127 6351 5653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.45% 13.24% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3373 3413 2930
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £155 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 612 690 658
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.94 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £35.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

Acrobat
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Acrobat Jobs Demand Trend in England

Acrobat
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Acrobat Daily Rate Trend in England

Acrobat
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Acrobat across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Acrobat Daily Rate Histogram in England

Acrobat
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Acrobat Hourly Rate Trend in England

Acrobat
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Acrobat across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Acrobat Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Acrobat
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acrobat within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 25 £260 -19.69% 3
Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 2
East of England - 3 - -
South West - 2 £425 -
South East -21 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Acrobat
UK

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 38 (64.41%) Adobe
2 30 (50.85%) Photoshop
3 27 (45.76%) HTML
4 24 (40.68%) MS Office
5 23 (38.98%) Adobe Illustrator
6 22 (37.29%) Windows
6 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
7 20 (33.90%) CSS
8 17 (28.81%) MS Excel
9 13 (22.03%) Degree
9 13 (22.03%) MS PowerPoint
10 12 (20.34%) Finance
11 11 (18.64%) Telecoms
12 10 (16.95%) Android
12 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
12 10 (16.95%) Apple iOS
13 9 (15.25%) Dreamweaver
13 9 (15.25%) InDesign
14 8 (13.56%) Marketing
14 8 (13.56%) XML
15 7 (11.86%) LAN
15 7 (11.86%) User Experience
15 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (11.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
16 6 (10.17%) W3C
16 6 (10.17%) Project Management
16 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
16 6 (10.17%) Banking
16 6 (10.17%) Content Management

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Drupal
2 2 (3.39%) CMS
Applications
1 30 (50.85%) Photoshop
2 24 (40.68%) MS Office
3 23 (38.98%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (28.81%) MS Excel
5 13 (22.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (15.25%) InDesign
7 7 (11.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
9 3 (5.08%) Fireworks
9 3 (5.08%) ImageReady
10 2 (3.39%) MS Project
10 2 (3.39%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (3.39%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (1.69%) Adobe Captivate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) LAN
2 5 (8.47%) DNS
2 5 (8.47%) LDAP
2 5 (8.47%) WAN
3 4 (6.78%) Internet
4 3 (5.08%) Intranet
5 2 (3.39%) VoIP
5 2 (3.39%) FTP
6 1 (1.69%) PBX
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.69%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.69%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 11 (18.64%) Telecoms
3 8 (13.56%) Marketing
4 6 (10.17%) Banking
5 4 (6.78%) Advertising
5 4 (6.78%) Publishing
5 4 (6.78%) Local Government
6 3 (5.08%) Interactive Media
7 2 (3.39%) Retail
8 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Designer
2 16 (27.12%) Author
2 16 (27.12%) Technical Author
3 5 (8.47%) UI Designer
4 4 (6.78%) Junior
4 4 (6.78%) Developer
4 4 (6.78%) Junior Designer
5 3 (5.08%) Graphic Designer
5 3 (5.08%) Web Designer
5 3 (5.08%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.39%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Operations Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.39%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) IT Operations Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.76%) HTML
2 20 (33.90%) CSS
3 8 (13.56%) XML
4 5 (8.47%) Flash
5 4 (6.78%) jQuery
6 3 (5.08%) HTML5
6 3 (5.08%) XHTML
6 3 (5.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) User Experience
1 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.17%) W3C
3 5 (8.47%) Derivative
4 4 (6.78%) Graphic Design
5 3 (5.08%) Open Source
5 3 (5.08%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.39%) Digital Media
6 2 (3.39%) New Media
6 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.39%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (3.39%) Social Media
6 2 (3.39%) Copywriting
6 2 (3.39%) Photography
7 1 (1.69%) Video Editing
7 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (37.29%) Windows
2 10 (16.95%) Android
2 10 (16.95%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.47%) UNIX
4 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.17%) Project Management
1 6 (10.17%) Content Management
2 5 (8.47%) Rapid Prototyping
2 5 (8.47%) ITIL
3 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
3 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.08%) Asset Management
4 3 (5.08%) Web Design
4 3 (5.08%) Email Marketing
4 3 (5.08%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (5.08%) ITSM
4 3 (5.08%) Service Management
4 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.39%) BCP
5 2 (3.39%) Security Management
5 2 (3.39%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.39%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) DameWare
1 1 (1.69%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 38 (64.41%) Adobe
2 22 (37.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.08%) Apple
3 3 (5.08%) Cisco
4 2 (3.39%) Quark
4 2 (3.39%) VMware
5 1 (1.69%) NEC
5 1 (1.69%) Nortel
5 1 (1.69%) Citrix
5 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow