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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 574 517 543
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +26
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 26 54 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.11% 0.047%
As % of the Applications category 0.37% 0.89% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 45 11
Average daily rate
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£281 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £183 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £400 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £200 £268
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -25.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £22.50 £14.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £22.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
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
7040 6079 6480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.25% 12.67% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3957 3375 3385
Average daily rate £340 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 587 694
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.67 £26.76 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -6.45%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 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 -38 10 £281 -13.46% 4
South West -35 6 - - 2
East of England -15 3 - - 2
South East -23 3 £290 +39.75% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 1
North West - - - - 3
Acrobat
UK

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 36 (73.47%) Adobe
2 34 (69.39%) Photoshop
3 20 (40.82%) Dreamweaver
4 18 (36.73%) HTML
4 18 (36.73%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (34.69%) CSS
6 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
7 14 (28.57%) MS Office
8 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
9 9 (18.37%) Java
9 9 (18.37%) XML
9 9 (18.37%) InDesign
10 8 (16.33%) Content Management
10 8 (16.33%) MS Visio
11 7 (14.29%) Social Media
11 7 (14.29%) jQuery
11 7 (14.29%) Intranet
11 7 (14.29%) Windows
11 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
11 7 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
12 6 (12.24%) Marketing
12 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
12 6 (12.24%) LAN
12 6 (12.24%) Axure RP
13 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
13 5 (10.20%) HTML5
13 5 (10.20%) Internet
13 5 (10.20%) Project Management
13 5 (10.20%) Fireworks
13 5 (10.20%) Document Management

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.16%) WordPress
3 3 (6.12%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.04%) CMS
4 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.04%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 34 (69.39%) Photoshop
2 18 (36.73%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (28.57%) MS Office
4 9 (18.37%) InDesign
5 8 (16.33%) MS Visio
6 7 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
8 5 (10.20%) Fireworks
8 5 (10.20%) CorelDRAW
9 3 (6.12%) FrameMaker
9 3 (6.12%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (4.08%) AutoCAD
10 2 (4.08%) MS Project
11 1 (2.04%) RoboHelp
11 1 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Intranet
2 6 (12.24%) LAN
3 5 (10.20%) Internet
4 4 (8.16%) FTP
5 3 (6.12%) VPN
6 2 (4.08%) WAN
6 2 (4.08%) DHCP
6 2 (4.08%) 3G
6 2 (4.08%) Firewall
7 1 (2.04%) HTTP
7 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.04%) DNS
7 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) Dreamweaver
2 6 (12.24%) Axure RP
3 2 (4.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (2.04%) FrontPage
General
1 6 (12.24%) Marketing
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Advertising
3 3 (6.12%) Publishing
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Designer
2 7 (14.29%) Author
2 7 (14.29%) Technical Author
2 7 (14.29%) Developer
3 4 (8.16%) Web Manager
3 4 (8.16%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.12%) Communications Officer
4 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.08%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (4.08%) Web Designer
5 2 (4.08%) Technical Writer
5 2 (4.08%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Graphic Designer
5 2 (4.08%) Marketing Manager
5 2 (4.08%) UI Designer
5 2 (4.08%) Marketing Project Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.04%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) HTML
2 17 (34.69%) CSS
3 9 (18.37%) XML
4 7 (14.29%) jQuery
5 5 (10.20%) HTML5
6 3 (6.12%) Flash
6 3 (6.12%) XHTML
6 3 (6.12%) XML Schema
6 3 (6.12%) XML Messaging
7 2 (4.08%) CSS3
7 2 (4.08%) Semantic HTML
8 1 (2.04%) Ajax
8 1 (2.04%) JSON
8 1 (2.04%) Web Services
8 1 (2.04%) .NET
8 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Social Media
2 3 (6.12%) User Experience
3 2 (4.08%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.08%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.08%) Graphic Design
3 2 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.04%) iPhone
4 1 (2.04%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.16%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Vista
5 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.04%) UNIX
6 1 (2.04%) Linux
6 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Content Management
2 5 (10.20%) Document Management
2 5 (10.20%) Validation
2 5 (10.20%) Project Management
3 4 (8.16%) SEO
4 3 (6.12%) Web Development
4 3 (6.12%) OOP
4 3 (6.12%) OO
4 3 (6.12%) Time Management
4 3 (6.12%) Data Mapping
4 3 (6.12%) Product Management
5 2 (4.08%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (4.08%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.08%) ITSM
5 2 (4.08%) ITIL
5 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.08%) Migration
6 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
2 9 (18.37%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) PHP
4 3 (6.12%) VBScript
4 3 (6.12%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) C#
5 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (73.47%) Adobe
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) SolidWorks
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) Remedy
5 1 (2.04%) Sophos
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) Dell
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) Lotus
5 1 (2.04%) Apple
5 1 (2.04%) Quark
5 1 (2.04%) Veeam
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