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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 551 529 487
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -42
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 28 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.067% 0.11%
As % of the Applications category 0.44% 0.51% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.76% +2.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £261 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £340 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £210
% change year-on-year
+9.24% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
Average hourly rate £19.02 £22.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £36.00
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
6335 6435 5615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.51% 13.13% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3511 3461 2882
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 £153 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 645 648
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £16.59
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £10.00 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £40.35 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 -11 19 £235 -26.56% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 4
East of England - 3 - - 1
South West +10 1 £425 +88.88%
South East -16 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Acrobat
UK

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 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 40 (66.67%) Adobe
2 32 (53.33%) Photoshop
3 25 (41.67%) HTML
3 25 (41.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 23 (38.33%) Windows
5 22 (36.67%) MS Office
5 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 18 (30.00%) CSS
6 18 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 14 (23.33%) Degree
8 13 (21.67%) MS PowerPoint
9 12 (20.00%) Android
9 12 (20.00%) Apple iOS
10 11 (18.33%) InDesign
11 9 (15.00%) Marketing
11 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
11 9 (15.00%) SharePoint
11 9 (15.00%) Dreamweaver
11 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (13.33%) Finance
13 7 (11.67%) Banking
13 7 (11.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (10.00%) Waterfall
14 6 (10.00%) LAN
14 6 (10.00%) XML
15 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
15 5 (8.33%) Flash
15 5 (8.33%) LDAP
15 5 (8.33%) DNS

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 9 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) Drupal
Applications
1 32 (53.33%) Photoshop
2 25 (41.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 22 (36.67%) MS Office
4 18 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 13 (21.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (18.33%) InDesign
7 7 (11.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (6.67%) MS Visio
9 3 (5.00%) ImageReady
9 3 (5.00%) Fireworks
10 2 (3.33%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (3.33%) MS Project
10 2 (3.33%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (1.67%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) LAN
2 5 (8.33%) LDAP
2 5 (8.33%) DNS
3 4 (6.67%) WAN
3 4 (6.67%) Internet
4 2 (3.33%) FTP
4 2 (3.33%) Intranet
4 2 (3.33%) VoIP
5 1 (1.67%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.67%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.67%) ClearCase
General
1 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
1 9 (15.00%) Marketing
2 8 (13.33%) Finance
3 7 (11.67%) Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Advertising
5 3 (5.00%) Publishing
5 3 (5.00%) Retail
5 3 (5.00%) Local Government
5 3 (5.00%) Interactive Media
6 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (36.67%) Designer
2 14 (23.33%) Author
2 14 (23.33%) Technical Author
3 9 (15.00%) UI Designer
4 4 (6.67%) Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.00%) Web Designer
5 3 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Graphic Designer
6 2 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (3.33%) Interface Designer
6 2 (3.33%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (41.67%) HTML
2 18 (30.00%) CSS
3 6 (10.00%) XML
4 5 (8.33%) Flash
5 4 (6.67%) jQuery
6 3 (5.00%) HTML5
6 3 (5.00%) CSS3
6 3 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) User Experience
2 5 (8.33%) W3C
2 5 (8.33%) Graphic Design
3 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Open Source
4 3 (5.00%) Photography
4 3 (5.00%) Derivative
5 2 (3.33%) NHS
5 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.33%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.33%) New Media
6 1 (1.67%) Social Media
6 1 (1.67%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.67%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.33%) Windows
2 12 (20.00%) Android
2 12 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.00%) UNIX
4 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (10.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (8.33%) Content Management
2 5 (8.33%) Project Management
3 4 (6.67%) ITIL
3 4 (6.67%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (5.00%) Web Design
4 3 (5.00%) Email Marketing
4 3 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.33%) Service Management
5 2 (3.33%) Scrum
5 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.33%) ITSM
5 2 (3.33%) Security Management
5 2 (3.33%) BCP
5 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (1.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (1.67%) DameWare
Vendors
1 40 (66.67%) Adobe
2 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (3.33%) Apple
4 2 (3.33%) Quark
4 2 (3.33%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.67%) NEC
5 1 (1.67%) Nortel
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix
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