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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 569 548 529
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -19
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 26 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.045% 0.058%
As % of the Applications category 0.42% 0.34% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £316 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £236 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 - £305
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £72.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+314.28% -
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
6194 6522 6023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.02% 13.21% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3653 3628 3299
Average daily rate £350 £328 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 693 609
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £10.50 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £32.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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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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
London -1 14 £288 -9.09% 5
South East -7 6 £150 - 1
East of England -3 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -22 2 £323 - 3
South West - 2 £425 -
Acrobat
UK

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 35 (67.31%) Adobe
2 24 (46.15%) HTML
3 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
4 19 (36.54%) Photoshop
5 18 (34.62%) MS Office
6 17 (32.69%) CSS
7 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 14 (26.92%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (23.08%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (23.08%) Telecoms
8 12 (23.08%) Finance
9 11 (21.15%) Windows
10 10 (19.23%) Degree
11 9 (17.31%) XML
12 8 (15.38%) ITIL
12 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
13 7 (13.46%) Dreamweaver
13 7 (13.46%) DNS
13 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
13 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
14 6 (11.54%) UNIX
14 6 (11.54%) Project Management
14 6 (11.54%) InDesign
14 6 (11.54%) Derivative
14 6 (11.54%) Content Management
15 5 (9.62%) Local Government
15 5 (9.62%) Marketing
15 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
15 5 (9.62%) Apple

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) CMS
2 3 (5.77%) Drupal
2 3 (5.77%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 19 (36.54%) Photoshop
3 18 (34.62%) MS Office
4 14 (26.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (23.08%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (11.54%) InDesign
7 3 (5.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
8 1 (1.92%) ImageReady
8 1 (1.92%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) DNS
2 5 (9.62%) LDAP
3 4 (7.69%) Intranet
3 4 (7.69%) Internet
4 3 (5.77%) LAN
4 3 (5.77%) WAN
5 2 (3.85%) DHCP
5 2 (3.85%) HTTP
5 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.85%) VoIP
6 1 (1.92%) PBX
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (9.62%) ClearQuest
2 5 (9.62%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (23.08%) Telecoms
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Advertising
2 5 (9.62%) Local Government
2 5 (9.62%) Marketing
3 4 (7.69%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Publishing
4 3 (5.77%) Interactive Media
5 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.85%) Legal
5 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Author
1 16 (30.77%) Technical Author
2 10 (19.23%) Designer
3 6 (11.54%) Junior
4 5 (9.62%) Junior Designer
5 4 (7.69%) Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Web Designer
6 3 (5.77%) UI/UX Designer
6 3 (5.77%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Web Editor
7 2 (3.85%) Operations Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Document Controller
7 2 (3.85%) IT Operations Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Consultant
8 1 (1.92%) Support Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (1.92%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (46.15%) HTML
2 17 (32.69%) CSS
3 9 (17.31%) XML
4 4 (7.69%) jQuery
5 3 (5.77%) HTML5
5 3 (5.77%) CSS3
5 3 (5.77%) Flash
5 3 (5.77%) XHTML
5 3 (5.77%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) Derivative
3 5 (9.62%) W3C
3 5 (9.62%) User Experience
4 3 (5.77%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.77%) Copywriting
4 3 (5.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) UNIX
3 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.77%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) Project Management
2 6 (11.54%) Content Management
3 4 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (5.77%) Open Source
4 3 (5.77%) ITIL V3
4 3 (5.77%) Web Accessibility
4 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
4 3 (5.77%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (5.77%) Service Management
4 3 (5.77%) ITSM
4 3 (5.77%) Web Design
5 2 (3.85%) Change Management
5 2 (3.85%) Security Patching
5 2 (3.85%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.92%) Coaching
6 1 (1.92%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (1.92%) Waterfall
6 1 (1.92%) Time Management
6 1 (1.92%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
1 3 (5.77%) VBScript
1 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.85%) C
3 1 (1.92%) VB
3 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Degree
2 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) MOS
4 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) MCSE
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) XenApp
2 3 (5.77%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.85%) XenServer
3 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.85%) WMI
3 1 (1.92%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.92%) DameWare
Vendors
1 35 (67.31%) Adobe
2 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.62%) Apple
4 4 (7.69%) Citrix
5 3 (5.77%) Google
6 2 (3.85%) Splunk
6 2 (3.85%) VMware
6 2 (3.85%) AppSense
6 2 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) Nortel
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco
7 1 (1.92%) NEC
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