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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 556 511 553
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +42
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 23 49 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.10% 0.050%
As % of the Applications category 0.33% 0.81% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 39 16
Average daily rate
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£294 £325 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% +17.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £206 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £405 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £214 £275
% change year-on-year
+32.16% -22.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
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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
6934 6053 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.22% 12.57% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3865 3357 3704
Average daily rate £345 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 692 578 718
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £10.16 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £26.00 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -4.84%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -13 8 £309 -11.78% 3
South West -21 5 - - 2
South East -12 4 £290 -6.90% 5
East of England - 3 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £275 - 1
Acrobat
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Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 37 (82.22%) Adobe
2 27 (60.00%) Photoshop
3 18 (40.00%) Dreamweaver
4 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
4 17 (37.78%) CSS
4 17 (37.78%) HTML
5 16 (35.56%) MS Office
6 13 (28.89%) Windows
7 12 (26.67%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 10 (22.22%) LAN
8 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (17.78%) jQuery
10 8 (17.78%) Cisco
10 8 (17.78%) MS Visio
10 8 (17.78%) Social Media
11 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
11 7 (15.56%) Windows 2000
11 7 (15.56%) MS Project
11 7 (15.56%) Intranet
11 7 (15.56%) Content Management
11 7 (15.56%) Windows Vista
12 6 (13.33%) XML
12 6 (13.33%) Java
12 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
13 5 (11.11%) HTML5

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (15.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.89%) WordPress
3 3 (6.67%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.22%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 27 (60.00%) Photoshop
2 16 (35.56%) MS Office
3 12 (26.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (17.78%) MS Visio
5 7 (15.56%) MS Project
6 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 5 (11.11%) InDesign
7 5 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (8.89%) CorelDRAW
8 4 (8.89%) Fireworks
9 2 (4.44%) AutoCAD
9 2 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (2.22%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) LAN
2 7 (15.56%) Intranet
3 5 (11.11%) Internet
4 4 (8.89%) FTP
5 3 (6.67%) VPN
6 2 (4.44%) DHCP
6 2 (4.44%) 3G
6 2 (4.44%) Firewall
7 1 (2.22%) HTTP
7 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.22%) WAN
7 1 (2.22%) DNS
7 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (8.89%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.22%) FrontPage
General
1 5 (11.11%) Publishing
2 3 (6.67%) Advertising
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) 2nd Line Support
1 8 (17.78%) Designer
2 7 (15.56%) Help Desk Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Help Desk Support
2 7 (15.56%) Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 6 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Web Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Author
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Author
5 3 (6.67%) Web Designer
5 3 (6.67%) Communications Officer
6 2 (4.44%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Graphic Designer
6 2 (4.44%) Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) HTML
1 17 (37.78%) CSS
2 8 (17.78%) jQuery
3 6 (13.33%) XML
4 5 (11.11%) HTML5
5 4 (8.89%) XHTML
6 2 (4.44%) Flash
6 2 (4.44%) CSS3
6 2 (4.44%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (2.22%) Ajax
7 1 (2.22%) JSON
7 1 (2.22%) Web Services
7 1 (2.22%) .NET
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Social Media
2 4 (8.89%) User Experience
3 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.44%) Graphic Design
3 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.22%) iPhone
4 1 (2.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Windows
2 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (15.56%) Windows Vista
4 7 (15.56%) Windows 2000
4 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) UNIX
5 1 (2.22%) Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Content Management
2 5 (11.11%) Document Management
2 5 (11.11%) SEO
2 5 (11.11%) Validation
3 3 (6.67%) Web Development
3 3 (6.67%) Project Management
3 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (6.67%) Time Management
4 2 (4.44%) Web Accessibility
4 2 (4.44%) ITSM
4 2 (4.44%) Migration
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL
4 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.22%) CRM
5 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.22%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (2.22%) Service Management
5 1 (2.22%) Change Management
5 1 (2.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.33%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) PHP
4 3 (6.67%) VBScript
5 1 (2.22%) SQL
5 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (82.22%) Adobe
2 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
3 8 (17.78%) Cisco
4 2 (4.44%) Remedy
4 2 (4.44%) SolidWorks
5 1 (2.22%) Veeam
5 1 (2.22%) Sophos
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Dell
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) Lotus
5 1 (2.22%) Apple
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