The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 385 398 400
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 14 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.058% 0.087%
As % of the Applications category 0.51% 0.47% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 17
Average daily rate
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£313 £277 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.71% -7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £214 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £381 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate - £305 £173
% change year-on-year
- +76.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
2733 2968 3453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.59% 12.24% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1783 1893 2153
Average daily rate £350 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 165 228
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.96 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Acrobat
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(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
City of London +8 4 - -
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - -
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 32 (82.05%) Adobe
2 30 (76.92%) Photoshop
3 25 (64.10%) HTML
3 25 (64.10%) CSS
4 22 (56.41%) Dreamweaver
4 22 (56.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 18 (46.15%) JavaScript
6 17 (43.59%) jQuery
7 15 (38.46%) MS Office
8 14 (35.90%) Axure RP
9 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
10 11 (28.21%) XML
10 11 (28.21%) Windows
10 11 (28.21%) HTML5
10 11 (28.21%) Web Development
11 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
12 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (23.08%) LAN
12 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (23.08%) Cisco
13 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
13 8 (20.51%) MS Visio
13 8 (20.51%) Windows 2000
13 8 (20.51%) MS Project
13 8 (20.51%) Windows Vista
13 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (17.95%) Publishing
15 5 (12.82%) Social Media
15 5 (12.82%) SEO
16 4 (10.26%) Project Management

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.26%) WordPress
2 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 30 (76.92%) Photoshop
2 22 (56.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (38.46%) MS Office
4 8 (20.51%) MS Project
4 8 (20.51%) MS Visio
5 3 (7.69%) Fireworks
5 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
5 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (5.13%) InDesign
6 2 (5.13%) AutoCAD
6 2 (5.13%) CorelDRAW
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) LAN
2 4 (10.26%) Intranet
3 2 (5.13%) Internet
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
4 1 (2.56%) FTP
4 1 (2.56%) HTTP
4 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
4 1 (2.56%) DNS
4 1 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (56.41%) Dreamweaver
2 14 (35.90%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.56%) FrontPage
General
1 7 (17.95%) Publishing
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 3 (7.69%) Law
3 3 (7.69%) Legal
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Finance
5 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) Web Developer
3 9 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (20.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Help Desk Support
4 8 (20.51%) Desktop Support
4 8 (20.51%) Support Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Help Desk Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Designer
4 8 (20.51%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (15.38%) Front-End Web Developer
7 4 (10.26%) Senior Web Developer
7 4 (10.26%) Web Manager
7 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Web Designer
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (64.10%) HTML
1 25 (64.10%) CSS
2 17 (43.59%) jQuery
3 11 (28.21%) HTML5
3 11 (28.21%) XML
4 4 (10.26%) Flash
5 3 (7.69%) XHTML
6 1 (2.56%) Ajax
6 1 (2.56%) JSON
6 1 (2.56%) Web Services
6 1 (2.56%) .NET
6 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.56%) CSS3
6 1 (2.56%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Social Media
2 4 (10.26%) Graphic Design
3 2 (5.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Vista
4 8 (20.51%) Windows 2000
4 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.56%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Web Development
2 5 (12.82%) SEO
3 4 (10.26%) Content Management
3 4 (10.26%) Project Management
3 4 (10.26%) Time Management
4 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (7.69%) B2B
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.13%) Online Marketing
6 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.56%) Web Accessibility
6 1 (2.56%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Business Development
6 1 (2.56%) Release Management
6 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.56%) Change Management
6 1 (2.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.26%) PHP
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (82.05%) Adobe
2 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Lotus