The table below looks at the statistics for Acrobat skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Acrobat over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 380 403 358
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -45
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 29 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.087% 0.11%
As % of the Applications category 1.11% 0.76% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 14
Average daily rate
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£310 £278 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.51% -25.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £260 £219
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +18.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £18.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
Acrobat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
2603 2747 2591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.29% 11.33% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1784 1775 1628
Average daily rate £359 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 145 167
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

Acrobat
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Acrobat across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Acrobat Jobs Demand Trend in London

Acrobat
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Acrobat across the London region.

Acrobat Daily Rate Trend in London

Acrobat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Acrobat across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Acrobat Daily Rate Histogram in London

Acrobat
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Acrobat across the London region.

Acrobat Hourly Rate Trend in London

Acrobat
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acrobat within the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
City of London +12 8 £310 +34.78%
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 30 (76.92%) Photoshop
2 27 (69.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 22 (56.41%) Adobe
4 19 (48.72%) Windows
5 18 (46.15%) MS Office
6 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
7 13 (33.33%) Finance
7 13 (33.33%) HTML
8 12 (30.77%) CSS
8 12 (30.77%) Android
8 12 (30.77%) Apple iOS
9 10 (25.64%) Degree
9 10 (25.64%) Dreamweaver
10 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
11 8 (20.51%) InDesign
11 8 (20.51%) Banking
11 8 (20.51%) User Experience
12 7 (17.95%) jQuery
12 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
13 6 (15.38%) XML
13 6 (15.38%) Rapid Prototyping
13 6 (15.38%) Waterfall
13 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (15.38%) Digital Media
14 5 (12.82%) HTML5
14 5 (12.82%) Marketing
14 5 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
14 5 (12.82%) Publishing
14 5 (12.82%) MS Visio
14 5 (12.82%) LAN

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) WordPress
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 30 (76.92%) Photoshop
2 27 (69.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (46.15%) MS Office
4 8 (20.51%) InDesign
5 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
6 5 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (12.82%) MS Visio
7 3 (7.69%) Fireworks
7 3 (7.69%) FrameMaker
8 2 (5.13%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (5.13%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (2.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (2.56%) RoboHelp
9 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) LAN
2 4 (10.26%) WAN
3 3 (7.69%) Internet
3 3 (7.69%) FTP
4 1 (2.56%) Intranet
4 1 (2.56%) SSL
4 1 (2.56%) DNS
4 1 (2.56%) HTTP
4 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (10.26%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.56%) FrontPage
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Banking
3 5 (12.82%) Marketing
3 5 (12.82%) Publishing
4 4 (10.26%) Manufacturing
5 3 (7.69%) Retail
6 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
6 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Designer
2 11 (28.21%) UI Designer
3 8 (20.51%) Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Author
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Author
4 4 (10.26%) Marketing Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Marketing Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Writer
5 3 (7.69%) Communications Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Interface Designer
6 2 (5.13%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) UI Programmer
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Developer
7 1 (2.56%) UX Designer
7 1 (2.56%) UI Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Documentation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) HTML
2 12 (30.77%) CSS
3 7 (17.95%) jQuery
4 6 (15.38%) XML
5 5 (12.82%) HTML5
6 3 (7.69%) XML Messaging
6 3 (7.69%) XML Schema
6 3 (7.69%) Flash
6 3 (7.69%) XHTML
7 2 (5.13%) Semantic HTML
7 2 (5.13%) CSS3
8 1 (2.56%) JSON
8 1 (2.56%) Ajax
8 1 (2.56%) .NET
8 1 (2.56%) Web Services
8 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) User Experience
2 6 (15.38%) Digital Media
3 4 (10.26%) W3C
3 4 (10.26%) Visualisation
3 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.13%) New Media
6 1 (2.56%) Social Media
6 1 (2.56%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) Android
2 12 (30.77%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.56%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Rapid Prototyping
1 6 (15.38%) Waterfall
1 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (10.26%) Project Management
3 3 (7.69%) Data Mapping
3 3 (7.69%) Product Management
3 3 (7.69%) Web Development
3 3 (7.69%) Time Management
3 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.69%) OOP
3 3 (7.69%) OO
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL
4 2 (5.13%) Security Management
4 2 (5.13%) BCP
4 2 (5.13%) Scrum
4 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.13%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.13%) Content Management
4 2 (5.13%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) C++
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Adobe
2 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) Quark
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle