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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 418 380 407
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +27
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 10 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.041% 0.15% 0.048%
As % of the Applications category 0.34% 1.32% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 35 4
Average daily rate
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£281 £325 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +68.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £293 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £200 £268
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -25.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
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
2918 2954 3032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.84% 11.66% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1951 1890 1944
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 130 168
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.60 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -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 21 October 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 21 October 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
City of London +23 3 £300 +57.89% 1
Croydon - 1 £288 -
Uxbridge - - - -
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 20 (80.00%) Photoshop
2 18 (72.00%) Adobe
3 14 (56.00%) Dreamweaver
3 14 (56.00%) HTML
4 13 (52.00%) CSS
5 12 (48.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (40.00%) MS Office
7 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (28.00%) Java
8 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (28.00%) jQuery
9 6 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (24.00%) XML
10 5 (20.00%) MS Visio
10 5 (20.00%) Finance
10 5 (20.00%) Content Management
10 5 (20.00%) HTML5
11 4 (16.00%) Social Media
11 4 (16.00%) Axure RP
11 4 (16.00%) WordPress
11 4 (16.00%) Degree
11 4 (16.00%) SEO
11 4 (16.00%) Project Management
11 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
11 4 (16.00%) Intranet
11 4 (16.00%) PHP
12 3 (12.00%) LAN
12 3 (12.00%) Windows
12 3 (12.00%) Flash
12 3 (12.00%) XHTML

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (16.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (16.00%) WordPress
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 20 (80.00%) Photoshop
2 12 (48.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (40.00%) MS Office
4 6 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (20.00%) MS Visio
6 3 (12.00%) Fireworks
6 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (12.00%) InDesign
6 3 (12.00%) FrameMaker
7 2 (8.00%) CorelDRAW
7 2 (8.00%) AutoCAD
8 1 (4.00%) RoboHelp
8 1 (4.00%) MS Project
8 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Intranet
2 3 (12.00%) Internet
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
3 2 (8.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) FTP
4 1 (4.00%) HTTP
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (16.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (4.00%) FrontPage
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Marketing
2 3 (12.00%) Publishing
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Designer
3 4 (16.00%) Web Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Author
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Author
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Writer
5 2 (8.00%) Marketing Manager
5 2 (8.00%) UI Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Marketing Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (4.00%) UX Designer
6 1 (4.00%) UI Developer
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Technical Writer
6 1 (4.00%) Documentation Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) HTML
2 13 (52.00%) CSS
3 7 (28.00%) jQuery
4 6 (24.00%) XML
5 5 (20.00%) HTML5
6 3 (12.00%) Flash
6 3 (12.00%) XHTML
6 3 (12.00%) XML Schema
6 3 (12.00%) XML Messaging
7 2 (8.00%) CSS3
7 2 (8.00%) Semantic HTML
8 1 (4.00%) Ajax
8 1 (4.00%) JSON
8 1 (4.00%) Web Services
8 1 (4.00%) .NET
8 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Social Media
2 3 (12.00%) User Experience
3 2 (8.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.00%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Content Management
2 4 (16.00%) Project Management
2 4 (16.00%) SEO
3 3 (12.00%) OOP
3 3 (12.00%) OO
3 3 (12.00%) Web Development
3 3 (12.00%) Time Management
3 3 (12.00%) Data Mapping
3 3 (12.00%) Product Management
4 2 (8.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (8.00%) Web Accessibility
4 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) Workflow
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Release Management
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
1 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) PHP
3 3 (12.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Adobe
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Lotus
4 1 (4.00%) Quark
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