The table below looks at the statistics for Acrobat skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Acrobat over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 600 583 590
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 19 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.069% 0.045%
As % of the Applications category 0.37% 0.57% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 4
Median daily rate £180 £320 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £167 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £152 £323 £298
% change year-on-year
-52.86% +8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £13.47 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £40.00 £21.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £26.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-36.64% +73.12%
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
5128 6150 6396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.54% 12.10% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3113 3504 3501
Median daily rate £350 £345 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 594 680
Median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

Acrobat
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Acrobat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acrobat within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +5 5 £150 +11.11%
London -2 5 £385 +33.91% 3
South West +3 2 £350 -17.64%
West Midlands - 2 £160 - 2
North West - 2 £275 - 1
East of England +13 1 - - 1
East Midlands +6 1 - -
Yorkshire +2 1 £108 -66.92%
Acrobat
UK

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Acrobat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Acrobat.

1 40 (81.63%) Adobe
2 23 (46.94%) MS Excel
2 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
3 19 (38.78%) MS Office
4 18 (36.73%) Windows
5 17 (34.69%) Photoshop
6 16 (32.65%) MS PowerPoint
7 15 (30.61%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (24.49%) Internet
9 11 (22.45%) Incident Management
10 10 (20.41%) VPN
11 9 (18.37%) Lotus
11 9 (18.37%) ITIL
11 9 (18.37%) IBM Notes
11 9 (18.37%) DameWare
12 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
12 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
12 8 (16.33%) PeopleSoft
12 8 (16.33%) Project Management
13 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 7 (14.29%) MS Visio
13 7 (14.29%) InDesign
13 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
13 7 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 6 (12.24%) Windows XP
14 6 (12.24%) HTML
14 6 (12.24%) CSS
14 6 (12.24%) Windows 2000
15 5 (10.20%) BMC
15 5 (10.20%) Finance

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (18.37%) IBM Notes
2 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.08%) CMS
3 2 (4.08%) Moodle
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.08%) WordPress
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.04%) Joomla!
Applications
1 23 (46.94%) MS Excel
2 19 (38.78%) MS Office
3 17 (34.69%) Photoshop
4 16 (32.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (30.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (14.29%) InDesign
6 7 (14.29%) MS Visio
7 4 (8.16%) MS Project
8 3 (6.12%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (6.12%) AutoCAD
9 2 (4.08%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (2.04%) 3ds Max
10 1 (2.04%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (2.04%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (2.04%) Fireworks
10 1 (2.04%) FrameMaker
10 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Primavera
1 3 (6.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) Internet
2 10 (20.41%) VPN
3 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.12%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (4.08%) 4G
5 2 (4.08%) DHCP
5 2 (4.08%) Firewall
5 2 (4.08%) LAN
6 1 (2.04%) SAN
6 1 (2.04%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.04%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dreamweaver
General
1 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Marketing
3 4 (8.16%) Publishing
4 3 (6.12%) Retail
5 2 (4.08%) Games
5 2 (4.08%) Law
5 2 (4.08%) Legal
5 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.08%) Military
6 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Designer
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Author
2 10 (20.41%) Technical Author
3 8 (16.33%) Service Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Creative Designer
5 6 (12.24%) Print Designer
5 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Digital Designer
7 4 (8.16%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
7 4 (8.16%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (8.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) CSS
1 6 (12.24%) HTML
2 4 (8.16%) XML
3 3 (6.12%) ATL
4 1 (2.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Derivative
2 3 (6.12%) Social Media
2 3 (6.12%) User Experience
2 3 (6.12%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Animation
3 2 (4.08%) e-Learning
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Online Games
3 2 (4.08%) Tandem
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.04%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) PDA
4 1 (2.04%) Video Editing
4 1 (2.04%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Windows 2000
2 6 (12.24%) Windows XP
3 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
3 4 (8.16%) Unix
3 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.08%) Android
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Incident Management
2 9 (18.37%) ITIL
3 8 (16.33%) Project Management
4 5 (10.20%) Change Control
4 5 (10.20%) Release Management
5 4 (8.16%) Change Management
5 4 (8.16%) Time Management
6 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.12%) Content Management
6 3 (6.12%) ITSM
6 3 (6.12%) Software Distribution
7 2 (4.08%) Coaching
7 2 (4.08%) Content Development
7 2 (4.08%) Document Management
7 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.08%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.08%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.08%) Web Design
8 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) Java
2 2 (4.08%) C
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) GCP
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) DameWare
2 5 (10.20%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (4.08%) SCCM
4 1 (2.04%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (81.63%) Adobe
2 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.37%) Lotus
4 8 (16.33%) PeopleSoft
5 5 (10.20%) BMC
6 3 (6.12%) Remedy
7 2 (4.08%) Apple
8 1 (2.04%) Aprimo
8 1 (2.04%) Bomgar
8 1 (2.04%) HP
8 1 (2.04%) Peregrine
8 1 (2.04%) VMware