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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 377 371 333
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -38
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 21 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.099% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Applications category 0.92% 0.87% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 21
Average daily rate
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£310 £318 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% -15.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £260 £75
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +246.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-60.00% -
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
2273 2515 2303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.76% 11.67% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1507 1591 1482
Average daily rate £365 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 152 139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.20 £25.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +16 5 £310 - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (72.73%) Photoshop
1 24 (72.73%) Adobe Illustrator
2 18 (54.55%) Windows
3 17 (51.52%) Adobe
3 17 (51.52%) MS Office
4 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
5 13 (39.39%) Finance
6 12 (36.36%) Apple iOS
6 12 (36.36%) Android
7 9 (27.27%) Degree
8 8 (24.24%) Banking
8 8 (24.24%) InDesign
8 8 (24.24%) HTML
9 7 (21.21%) CSS
9 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
9 7 (21.21%) Marketing
10 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
10 6 (18.18%) Rapid Prototyping
10 6 (18.18%) Digital Media
10 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
11 5 (15.15%) Dreamweaver
11 5 (15.15%) User Experience
12 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
12 4 (12.12%) Visualisation
12 4 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
12 4 (12.12%) W3C
12 4 (12.12%) LAN
12 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
13 3 (9.09%) Internet

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (72.73%) Photoshop
1 24 (72.73%) Adobe Illustrator
2 17 (51.52%) MS Office
3 8 (24.24%) InDesign
4 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
5 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
6 4 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (9.09%) FrameMaker
7 3 (9.09%) Fireworks
8 2 (6.06%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (6.06%) ImageReady
8 2 (6.06%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (3.03%) RoboHelp
9 1 (3.03%) MS Project
9 1 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) Internet
2 3 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (6.06%) FTP
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Dreamweaver
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Banking
3 7 (21.21%) Marketing
4 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
5 3 (9.09%) Publishing
5 3 (9.09%) Retail
6 1 (3.03%) Legal
6 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
6 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Designer
2 11 (33.33%) UI Designer
3 4 (12.12%) Marketing Project Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Marketing Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Author
3 4 (12.12%) Technical Author
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Writer
4 3 (9.09%) Communications Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Interface Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) HTML
2 7 (21.21%) CSS
3 3 (9.09%) XML Messaging
3 3 (9.09%) XML Schema
3 3 (9.09%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) Flash
4 1 (3.03%) XHTML
4 1 (3.03%) jQuery
4 1 (3.03%) CSS3
4 1 (3.03%) HTML5
4 1 (3.03%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Digital Media
2 5 (15.15%) User Experience
3 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
3 4 (12.12%) Visualisation
3 4 (12.12%) W3C
4 3 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.06%) New Media
6 1 (3.03%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 12 (36.36%) Android
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
1 6 (18.18%) Rapid Prototyping
1 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (9.09%) Project Management
2 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 3 (9.09%) OOP
2 3 (9.09%) OO
2 3 (9.09%) Data Mapping
2 3 (9.09%) Product Management
3 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.06%) Email Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity
3 2 (6.06%) Scrum
3 2 (6.06%) Security Management
3 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.06%) BCP
4 1 (3.03%) Workflow
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL
4 1 (3.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Java
1 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 3 (9.09%) C++
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Adobe
2 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Quark
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco