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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 552 529 520
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 34 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.054% 0.078%
As % of the Applications category 0.55% 0.41% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 20
Average daily rate
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£310 £305 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £188 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £316 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £225 £305
% change year-on-year
+42.22% -26.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £15.50 -
% change year-on-year
+158.06% -
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
6210 6318 5851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.25% 13.19% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3592 3470 3169
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 692 614
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.55 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -13 18 £288 -5.73% 1
South East -10 5 £143 - 1
East of England +2 4 - -
Yorkshire -18 3 £325 -
South West - 3 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Acrobat
UK

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 37 (68.52%) Adobe
2 25 (46.30%) HTML
3 23 (42.59%) Photoshop
4 18 (33.33%) CSS
4 18 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 17 (31.48%) MS Office
6 15 (27.78%) Adobe Illustrator
6 15 (27.78%) MS PowerPoint
7 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
8 12 (22.22%) Telecoms
9 11 (20.37%) Finance
10 10 (18.52%) Windows
10 10 (18.52%) Degree
11 9 (16.67%) XML
11 9 (16.67%) Dreamweaver
12 8 (14.81%) ITIL
12 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
12 8 (14.81%) Marketing
12 8 (14.81%) InDesign
13 7 (12.96%) Content Management
13 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
13 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (11.11%) DNS
14 6 (11.11%) UNIX
14 6 (11.11%) Project Management
14 6 (11.11%) Internet
14 6 (11.11%) Derivative
15 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
15 5 (9.26%) Local Government
15 5 (9.26%) Apple

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.56%) CMS
2 3 (5.56%) Drupal
3 2 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (42.59%) Photoshop
2 18 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 17 (31.48%) MS Office
4 15 (27.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (27.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (14.81%) InDesign
6 4 (7.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (5.56%) ImageReady
7 3 (5.56%) Fireworks
8 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
9 1 (1.85%) Adobe Captivate
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) DNS
1 6 (11.11%) Internet
2 5 (9.26%) LDAP
3 4 (7.41%) Intranet
4 3 (5.56%) LAN
4 3 (5.56%) WAN
5 2 (3.70%) VoIP
6 1 (1.85%) DHCP
6 1 (1.85%) HTTP
6 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.85%) PBX
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (9.26%) ClearQuest
2 5 (9.26%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 11 (20.37%) Finance
3 8 (14.81%) Marketing
4 5 (9.26%) Local Government
4 5 (9.26%) Advertising
5 3 (5.56%) Publishing
5 3 (5.56%) Banking
5 3 (5.56%) Interactive Media
6 2 (3.70%) Legal
6 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Author
1 16 (29.63%) Technical Author
2 13 (24.07%) Designer
3 6 (11.11%) Junior
4 5 (9.26%) Junior Designer
5 3 (5.56%) UI/UX Designer
5 3 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Web Designer
5 3 (5.56%) Web Editor
6 2 (3.70%) Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (3.70%) Operations Manager
6 2 (3.70%) IT Operations Manager
7 1 (1.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (1.85%) Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (1.85%) Service Manager
7 1 (1.85%) Senior Designer
7 1 (1.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) HTML
2 18 (33.33%) CSS
3 9 (16.67%) XML
4 4 (7.41%) Flash
4 4 (7.41%) jQuery
5 3 (5.56%) HTML5
5 3 (5.56%) CSS3
5 3 (5.56%) XHTML
6 2 (3.70%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.11%) Derivative
3 5 (9.26%) W3C
3 5 (9.26%) User Experience
4 3 (5.56%) Social Media
4 3 (5.56%) Copywriting
4 3 (5.56%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.70%) Graphic Design
5 2 (3.70%) Photography
6 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) UNIX
3 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) ITIL
2 7 (12.96%) Content Management
3 6 (11.11%) Project Management
4 4 (7.41%) Rapid Prototyping
5 3 (5.56%) Open Source
5 3 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.56%) Service Management
5 3 (5.56%) ITSM
5 3 (5.56%) Web Design
5 3 (5.56%) Email Marketing
5 3 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.56%) Web Accessibility
6 1 (1.85%) Time Management
6 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.85%) Document Management
6 1 (1.85%) Web Development
6 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.85%) Scrum
6 1 (1.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.70%) VBScript
2 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Degree
2 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) MCSE
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.85%) MOS
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) XenApp
2 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.85%) XenServer
3 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.85%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (1.85%) DameWare
2 1 (1.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (68.52%) Adobe
2 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.26%) Apple
4 3 (5.56%) Citrix
5 2 (3.70%) Google
5 2 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) Nortel
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco
6 1 (1.85%) NEC
6 1 (1.85%) VMware
6 1 (1.85%) AppSense
6 1 (1.85%) Splunk
6 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
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