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 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 566 555 535
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -20
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 23 22 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.044% 0.075%
As % of the Applications category 0.37% 0.33% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 30
Average daily rate
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£250 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £244 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £352 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £290 £299
% change year-on-year
-50.86% -2.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -
Acrobat
UK

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
6293 6600 6128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.84% 13.12% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3737 3739 3376
Average daily rate £350 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 666 605
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.35 £31.00 £27.50
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 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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 +14 9 £350 +10.67% 5
South East -16 7 £150 -48.27%
East of England +3 4 - -
Yorkshire -28 2 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
Acrobat
UK

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (71.93%) Adobe
2 24 (42.11%) HTML
3 23 (40.35%) Photoshop
3 23 (40.35%) MS Office
4 22 (38.60%) MS Excel
5 18 (31.58%) CSS
6 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
7 15 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
8 13 (22.81%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (21.05%) Degree
9 12 (21.05%) Windows
10 11 (19.30%) Telecoms
10 11 (19.30%) Finance
11 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
12 9 (15.79%) XML
12 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
13 8 (14.04%) Content Management
14 7 (12.28%) InDesign
14 7 (12.28%) CMS
14 7 (12.28%) Local Government
14 7 (12.28%) ITIL
14 7 (12.28%) DNS
14 7 (12.28%) Project Management
14 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
14 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (10.53%) Apple
15 6 (10.53%) Intranet
15 6 (10.53%) Dreamweaver
15 6 (10.53%) UNIX
15 6 (10.53%) Derivative

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (17.54%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.28%) CMS
3 5 (8.77%) Drupal
4 4 (7.02%) Lync
5 1 (1.75%) WordPress
5 1 (1.75%) LiveLink
Applications
1 23 (40.35%) Photoshop
1 23 (40.35%) MS Office
2 22 (38.60%) MS Excel
3 15 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (22.81%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (12.28%) InDesign
6 3 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (3.51%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (3.51%) RoboHelp
7 2 (3.51%) Fireworks
7 2 (3.51%) FrameMaker
7 2 (3.51%) XMetaL
8 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
8 1 (1.75%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.75%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) DNS
2 6 (10.53%) Intranet
3 5 (8.77%) Internet
3 5 (8.77%) LDAP
4 3 (5.26%) LAN
4 3 (5.26%) DHCP
5 2 (3.51%) HTTP
5 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.51%) VoIP
5 2 (3.51%) WAN
6 1 (1.75%) PBX
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) 3G
6 1 (1.75%) Firewall
6 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (8.77%) ClearQuest
2 5 (8.77%) ClearCase
General
1 11 (19.30%) Telecoms
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Local Government
3 5 (8.77%) Marketing
3 5 (8.77%) Advertising
3 5 (8.77%) Publishing
4 4 (7.02%) Banking
5 3 (5.26%) Interactive Media
6 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.51%) Legal
6 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Author
1 19 (33.33%) Technical Author
2 11 (19.30%) Designer
3 6 (10.53%) Junior
4 5 (8.77%) Junior Designer
5 4 (7.02%) Web Designer
6 3 (5.26%) Web Editor
6 3 (5.26%) UI/UX Designer
7 2 (3.51%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Document Controller
7 2 (3.51%) IT Operations Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.51%) Operations Manager
8 1 (1.75%) Desktop Support
8 1 (1.75%) Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) Support Analyst
8 1 (1.75%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.11%) HTML
2 18 (31.58%) CSS
3 9 (15.79%) XML
4 3 (5.26%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.51%) jQuery
6 1 (1.75%) HTML5
6 1 (1.75%) CSS3
6 1 (1.75%) Flash
6 1 (1.75%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) Derivative
3 5 (8.77%) W3C
3 5 (8.77%) Copywriting
3 5 (8.77%) Social Media
3 5 (8.77%) User Experience
4 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) UNIX
3 5 (8.77%) Apple iOS
4 4 (7.02%) Android
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) Content Management
2 7 (12.28%) ITIL
2 7 (12.28%) Project Management
3 4 (7.02%) Web Design
3 4 (7.02%) Web Accessibility
3 4 (7.02%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 3 (5.26%) ITSM
4 3 (5.26%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.51%) Information Architecture
5 2 (3.51%) Software Distribution
5 2 (3.51%) Security Patching
5 2 (3.51%) Service Management
5 2 (3.51%) Change Management
5 2 (3.51%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.75%) Migration
6 1 (1.75%) Scrum
6 1 (1.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) C
1 3 (5.26%) VBScript
1 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.75%) VB
2 1 (1.75%) VBA
2 1 (1.75%) Java
2 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Degree
2 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) MOS
6 1 (1.75%) HNC
6 1 (1.75%) MCSE
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) XenApp
2 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.51%) XenServer
3 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.51%) WMI
3 1 (1.75%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.75%) DameWare
Vendors
1 41 (71.93%) Adobe
2 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.53%) Apple
4 4 (7.02%) Google
4 4 (7.02%) Citrix
5 2 (3.51%) Splunk
5 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 2 (3.51%) AppSense
5 2 (3.51%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) Nortel
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco
6 1 (1.75%) Remedy
6 1 (1.75%) NEC