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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 525 548 521
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -27
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 55 32 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.069% 0.11%
As % of the Applications category 1.07% 0.58% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 25
Average daily rate £165 £310 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.77% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £240 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £385 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £270 £260
% change year-on-year
-51.85% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.57 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £32.00 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £63.75
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -76.47%
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
5138 5529 5942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.89% 12.00% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3057 3156 3198
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 546 578
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acrobat within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +25 26 £130 -51.85%
London -14 12 £275 -11.29% 1
South West - 7 £120 -
North West -13 5 £175 -46.15% 1
East of England -4 2 - -
Yorkshire -9 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £120 -
Acrobat
UK

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 73 (91.25%) Adobe
2 47 (58.75%) Microsoft
3 34 (42.50%) MS Office
4 32 (40.00%) Photoshop
4 32 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 29 (36.25%) Windows
6 28 (35.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 23 (28.75%) Active Directory
7 23 (28.75%) Internet
8 22 (27.50%) Windows XP
9 21 (26.25%) ITIL
10 20 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
10 20 (25.00%) Incident Management
11 17 (21.25%) IBM Notes
11 17 (21.25%) SharePoint
11 17 (21.25%) Lotus
12 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
12 14 (17.50%) Adobe Captivate
13 13 (16.25%) VPN
13 13 (16.25%) Project Management
14 12 (15.00%) HTML
14 12 (15.00%) Apple iOS
15 11 (13.75%) WebEx
15 11 (13.75%) Java
15 11 (13.75%) PeopleSoft
15 11 (13.75%) Apple
15 11 (13.75%) DameWare
16 10 (12.50%) CMS
16 10 (12.50%) Finance
16 10 (12.50%) Law

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (21.25%) IBM Notes
1 17 (21.25%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.50%) CMS
3 6 (7.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (7.50%) IBM Domino
4 5 (6.25%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.00%) Drupal
5 4 (5.00%) WordPress
6 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (2.50%) concrete5
7 2 (2.50%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (2.50%) Joomla!
7 2 (2.50%) LiveLink
7 2 (2.50%) Lync
7 2 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (2.50%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 34 (42.50%) MS Office
2 32 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 32 (40.00%) Photoshop
3 28 (35.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (17.50%) Adobe Captivate
6 10 (12.50%) MS Project
6 10 (12.50%) MS Visio
7 9 (11.25%) InDesign
8 6 (7.50%) FrameMaker
8 6 (7.50%) RoboHelp
8 6 (7.50%) XMetaL
9 5 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (3.75%) 3ds Max
11 2 (2.50%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (2.50%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (2.50%) GIMP
11 2 (2.50%) PaintShop Pro
11 2 (2.50%) QuarkXPress
11 2 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.50%) Magento
2 2 (2.50%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) MailChimp
2 2 (2.50%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (28.75%) Internet
2 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
3 13 (16.25%) VPN
4 11 (13.75%) WebEx
5 8 (10.00%) LAN
6 6 (7.50%) WAN
7 5 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.75%) Intranet
9 2 (2.50%) DHCP
9 2 (2.50%) Firewall
10 1 (1.25%) 3G
10 1 (1.25%) 4G
10 1 (1.25%) SAN
10 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.50%) Grunt
General
1 10 (12.50%) Banking
1 10 (12.50%) Finance
1 10 (12.50%) Law
1 10 (12.50%) Legal
2 6 (7.50%) Billing
2 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.00%) Local Government
3 4 (5.00%) Publishing
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Marketing
5 2 (2.50%) Military
6 1 (1.25%) Front Office
6 1 (1.25%) Games
6 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Analyst
2 10 (12.50%) Author
2 10 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 10 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 10 (12.50%) Technical Author
3 9 (11.25%) Designer
4 8 (10.00%) Consultant
4 8 (10.00%) IT Trainer
4 8 (10.00%) Trainer
5 7 (8.75%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Technical Services Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Creative Designer
6 6 (7.50%) Implementation Consultant
6 6 (7.50%) Print Designer
7 5 (6.25%) Deskside Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Deskside Support
7 5 (6.25%) Deskside Support Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Digital Designer
8 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) HTML
2 8 (10.00%) XML
3 7 (8.75%) CSS
4 3 (3.75%) ATL
5 2 (2.50%) .NET
5 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.50%) Backbone.js
5 2 (2.50%) CSS3
5 2 (2.50%) D3.js
5 2 (2.50%) Ember.js
5 2 (2.50%) Flash
5 2 (2.50%) GreenSock GSAP
5 2 (2.50%) Highcharts JS
5 2 (2.50%) jQuery
5 2 (2.50%) JSP
5 2 (2.50%) Laravel
5 2 (2.50%) Marmalade SDK
5 2 (2.50%) PhoneGap
5 2 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Blackberry
2 8 (10.00%) e-Learning
2 8 (10.00%) Smartphone
3 7 (8.75%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.50%) Statistics
5 4 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.75%) Derivative
6 3 (3.75%) PDA
6 3 (3.75%) User Experience
7 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.50%) Animation
7 2 (2.50%) Copywriting
7 2 (2.50%) Social Media
7 2 (2.50%) Tandem
8 1 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.25%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.25%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.25%) Windows
2 22 (27.50%) Windows XP
3 12 (15.00%) Apple iOS
4 9 (11.25%) Windows 2000
4 9 (11.25%) Windows Vista
5 8 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.00%) Android
6 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.75%) Unix
7 3 (3.75%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) ITIL
2 20 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 13 (16.25%) Project Management
4 10 (12.50%) Change Control
4 10 (12.50%) Content Management
4 10 (12.50%) Release Management
5 8 (10.00%) Software Distribution
6 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.75%) Service Delivery
7 6 (7.50%) Information Architecture
7 6 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (7.50%) Service Management
8 5 (6.25%) Presales
9 4 (5.00%) ITSM
9 4 (5.00%) Time Management
10 3 (3.75%) Change Management
10 3 (3.75%) Migration
11 2 (2.50%) Load Testing
11 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.50%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) Java
2 2 (2.50%) ActionScript
2 2 (2.50%) Apple Swift
2 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.50%) C
2 2 (2.50%) C#
2 2 (2.50%) C++
2 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.50%) Objective-C
2 2 (2.50%) PHP
2 2 (2.50%) Python
2 2 (2.50%) Ruby
2 2 (2.50%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.00%) Degree
4 3 (3.75%) MCP
4 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.25%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (28.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) DameWare
2 6 (7.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.50%) SCCM
4 2 (2.50%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 73 (91.25%) Adobe
2 47 (58.75%) Microsoft
3 17 (21.25%) Lotus
4 11 (13.75%) Apple
4 11 (13.75%) PeopleSoft
5 6 (7.50%) Citrix
5 6 (7.50%) Dell
5 6 (7.50%) Symantec
6 4 (5.00%) Remedy
7 3 (3.75%) Bomgar
8 2 (2.50%) Google
8 2 (2.50%) HP
8 2 (2.50%) Peregrine
8 2 (2.50%) Quark
8 2 (2.50%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.50%) Zend
9 1 (1.25%) Aprimo
9 1 (1.25%) VMware
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £25 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago