The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 539 527 520
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 23 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.058% 0.079%
As % of the Applications category 0.35% 0.45% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 26
Average daily rate
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£313 £305 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% +11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £206 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £387 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate - £305 £173
% change year-on-year
- +76.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £33.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 - £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 - £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6481 5996 7011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.14% 12.86% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3609 3296 3680
Average daily rate £330 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 602 729
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.04 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.50%
Acrobat
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 14 £313 +12.71% 3
East of England - 5 - - 3
South East -13 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - - - - 1
South West - - - -
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Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 50 (81.97%) Adobe
2 37 (60.66%) Photoshop
3 28 (45.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 25 (40.98%) HTML
4 25 (40.98%) CSS
5 24 (39.34%) MS Office
6 22 (36.07%) Dreamweaver
7 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
7 18 (29.51%) JavaScript
7 18 (29.51%) Windows
8 17 (27.87%) jQuery
9 14 (22.95%) LAN
9 14 (22.95%) Axure RP
10 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (19.67%) Web Development
11 12 (19.67%) Windows 7
12 11 (18.03%) HTML5
12 11 (18.03%) Windows Vista
12 11 (18.03%) Windows XP
12 11 (18.03%) MS Visio
12 11 (18.03%) XML
13 10 (16.39%) Windows 2000
13 10 (16.39%) Cisco
14 9 (14.75%) MS Project
14 9 (14.75%) Graphic Design
14 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (13.11%) MS PowerPoint
15 8 (13.11%) Publishing
16 6 (9.84%) Java

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.56%) WordPress
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.28%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.64%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 37 (60.66%) Photoshop
2 28 (45.90%) Adobe Illustrator
3 24 (39.34%) MS Office
4 11 (18.03%) MS Visio
5 9 (14.75%) MS Project
6 8 (13.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
8 3 (4.92%) Fireworks
8 3 (4.92%) InDesign
9 2 (3.28%) QuarkXPress
9 2 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (3.28%) AutoCAD
9 2 (3.28%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (3.28%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) LAN
2 4 (6.56%) Intranet
2 4 (6.56%) Internet
3 3 (4.92%) VPN
3 3 (4.92%) WAN
4 2 (3.28%) DHCP
4 2 (3.28%) WLAN
4 2 (3.28%) 3G
4 2 (3.28%) Firewall
4 2 (3.28%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.64%) DNS
5 1 (1.64%) SSL
5 1 (1.64%) FTP
5 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (36.07%) Dreamweaver
2 14 (22.95%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.64%) FrontPage
General
1 8 (13.11%) Publishing
2 4 (6.56%) Retail
2 4 (6.56%) Marketing
3 3 (4.92%) Law
3 3 (4.92%) Legal
3 3 (4.92%) Advertising
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Finance
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Developer
2 12 (19.67%) Designer
3 10 (16.39%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (16.39%) Web Developer
4 9 (14.75%) Desktop Support
4 9 (14.75%) Help Desk Support
4 9 (14.75%) Help Desk Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Support Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Front-End Web Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Web Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Web Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Graphic Designer
8 3 (4.92%) Web Designer
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.98%) HTML
1 25 (40.98%) CSS
2 17 (27.87%) jQuery
3 11 (18.03%) HTML5
3 11 (18.03%) XML
4 4 (6.56%) Flash
5 3 (4.92%) XHTML
5 3 (4.92%) .NET
6 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.64%) Web Services
6 1 (1.64%) Ajax
6 1 (1.64%) JSON
6 1 (1.64%) CSS3
6 1 (1.64%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Graphic Design
2 5 (8.20%) Social Media
3 2 (3.28%) PMI
3 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.28%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.28%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.51%) Windows
2 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (19.67%) Windows 7
4 11 (18.03%) Windows Vista
4 11 (18.03%) Windows XP
5 10 (16.39%) Windows 2000
6 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.56%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.92%) UNIX
9 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) Web Development
2 6 (9.84%) Project Management
2 6 (9.84%) Time Management
3 5 (8.20%) ITIL
3 5 (8.20%) SEO
4 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.56%) Content Management
5 3 (4.92%) Document Management
5 3 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.92%) Validation
5 3 (4.92%) B2B
6 2 (3.28%) Online Marketing
6 2 (3.28%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (1.64%) Release Management
7 1 (1.64%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (1.64%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.64%) Business Development
7 1 (1.64%) Migration
7 1 (1.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.64%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) JavaScript
2 6 (9.84%) Java
3 4 (6.56%) PHP
4 1 (1.64%) SQL
4 1 (1.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (81.97%) Adobe
2 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.39%) Cisco
4 4 (6.56%) VMware
5 3 (4.92%) Apple
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle
5 3 (4.92%) Citrix
6 2 (3.28%) Quark
6 2 (3.28%) Remedy
7 1 (1.64%) Lotus