The first table below looks at the demand for Acrobat skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Acrobat over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Manchester 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Acrobat
Rank - 71 -
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.41% -
As % of the Applications category - 2.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £210 £310
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -32.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
- +82.27%
Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
185 140 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.13% 14.26% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 41 56
Average daily rate £325 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £113 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 24
Average hourly rate £13.16 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.78% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.38 £7.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £72.75 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
Acrobat
North West

Acrobat
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Acrobat Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Acrobat
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Acrobat Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Acrobat
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe Captivate

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe Captivate
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Author
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Author
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Writer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe