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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 379 393 378
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 23 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.053% 0.099%
As % of the Applications category 0.90% 0.44% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 11
Average daily rate
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£275 £324 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £234 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £339 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.01 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.84 £8.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+215.70% -76.38%
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
2546 2711 2734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.61% 11.90% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1648 1746 1736
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 180 153
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £30.00 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 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
City of London - 7 £300 -
Barnet - 1 - -
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 20 (58.82%) Adobe
2 18 (52.94%) HTML
3 16 (47.06%) Photoshop
3 16 (47.06%) MS Excel
4 15 (44.12%) MS Office
5 11 (32.35%) CSS
5 11 (32.35%) Windows
5 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
6 10 (29.41%) Finance
6 10 (29.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
8 8 (23.53%) Degree
9 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (20.59%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (17.65%) Project Management
10 6 (17.65%) Dreamweaver
10 6 (17.65%) XML
11 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
11 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
11 5 (14.71%) LAN
11 5 (14.71%) WAN
11 5 (14.71%) LDAP
11 5 (14.71%) DNS
11 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
11 5 (14.71%) Content Management
11 5 (14.71%) User Experience
12 4 (11.76%) Rapid Prototyping
12 4 (11.76%) Marketing
12 4 (11.76%) Publishing
12 4 (11.76%) W3C

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) Drupal
2 2 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Photoshop
1 16 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 15 (44.12%) MS Office
3 10 (29.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (20.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (8.82%) ImageReady
5 3 (8.82%) Fireworks
6 2 (5.88%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (5.88%) InDesign
6 2 (5.88%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) LAN
1 5 (14.71%) WAN
1 5 (14.71%) LDAP
1 5 (14.71%) DNS
2 3 (8.82%) Intranet
2 3 (8.82%) Internet
3 2 (5.88%) FTP
4 1 (2.94%) PBX
4 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Dreamweaver
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
3 4 (11.76%) Marketing
3 4 (11.76%) Publishing
4 3 (8.82%) Local Government
5 2 (5.88%) Advertising
6 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Author
1 9 (26.47%) Technical Author
2 8 (23.53%) Designer
3 5 (14.71%) Junior
3 5 (14.71%) Junior Designer
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Operations Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Web Editor
5 2 (5.88%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (2.94%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.94%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Project Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Writer
6 1 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.94%) IT Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) HTML
2 11 (32.35%) CSS
3 6 (17.65%) XML
4 4 (11.76%) Flash
5 3 (8.82%) XHTML
5 3 (8.82%) jQuery
5 3 (8.82%) HTML5
5 3 (8.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) User Experience
3 4 (11.76%) W3C
4 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
4 3 (8.82%) Derivative
5 2 (5.88%) Digital Media
5 2 (5.88%) New Media
5 2 (5.88%) Social Media
5 2 (5.88%) Copywriting
6 1 (2.94%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) UNIX
2 3 (8.82%) Android
2 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Project Management
2 5 (14.71%) Content Management
3 4 (11.76%) Rapid Prototyping
3 4 (11.76%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) ITSM
4 3 (8.82%) Service Management
4 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.82%) Email Marketing
4 3 (8.82%) Open Source
5 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (5.88%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.88%) Security Management
5 2 (5.88%) BCP
6 1 (2.94%) Scrum
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.94%) Web Development
6 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Adobe
2 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) Apple
4 2 (5.88%) VMware
4 2 (5.88%) Quark
5 1 (2.94%) Nortel
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) NEC