The table below looks at the statistics for Acrobat skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Acrobat over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 254 226 226
Rank change year-on-year
-28 0
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 3 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.030% 0.13% 0.048%
As % of the Applications category 0.21% 0.84% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Average daily rate
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£270 £260 £144
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +80.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £260 £219
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +18.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
Acrobat
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1452 1308 1184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.65% 15.34% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 595 460
Average daily rate £310 £313 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 139 205
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.68 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

Acrobat
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Acrobat Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Acrobat
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Acrobat across the South East region.

Acrobat Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Acrobat
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Acrobat Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Acrobat
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acrobat within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
Surrey -3 2 £270 - 3
West Sussex - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 7 (100.00%) Adobe
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) 3G
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (28.57%) Graphic Design
4 2 (28.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
2 2 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (28.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (14.29%) MS Project
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) 3G
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
1 1 (14.29%) ClearQuest
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Graphic Designer
1 2 (28.57%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Author
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Author
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (28.57%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITSM
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Adobe
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
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