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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 232 251 222
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -29
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 26 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.032% 0.15%
As % of the Applications category 2.58% 0.22% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 9
Average daily rate £130 £270 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.85% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £246 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £270 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £270 £260
% change year-on-year
-51.85% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £63.75
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -76.47%
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 South East region.

Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1008 1376 1385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.83% 14.52% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 668 615
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 135 149
Average hourly rate £16.05 £15.79 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £32.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.65 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -2.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Acrobat across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Acrobat Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Oxfordshire - 11 £130 -
Berkshire - 10 £165 -
Hampshire +6 3 £306 +27.50%
East Sussex - 2 - -
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 26 (92.86%) Adobe
2 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 15 (53.57%) Windows
4 13 (46.43%) Photoshop
4 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
4 13 (46.43%) Internet
4 13 (46.43%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (39.29%) DameWare
5 11 (39.29%) Lotus
5 11 (39.29%) IBM Notes
5 11 (39.29%) Windows XP
5 11 (39.29%) PeopleSoft
6 10 (35.71%) ITIL
6 10 (35.71%) VPN
6 10 (35.71%) Incident Management
6 10 (35.71%) Release Management
6 10 (35.71%) Change Control
7 9 (32.14%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 8 (28.57%) Software Distribution
9 7 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (25.00%) MS Visio
10 6 (21.43%) InDesign
11 5 (17.86%) MS Project
11 5 (17.86%) MS Office
11 5 (17.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (17.86%) Presales
12 4 (14.29%) Java
12 4 (14.29%) Telecoms

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (39.29%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (7.14%) CMS
2 2 (7.14%) concrete5
2 2 (7.14%) Drupal
2 2 (7.14%) ExpressionEngine
2 2 (7.14%) Joomla!
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.14%) Umbraco
2 2 (7.14%) WordPress
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Adobe Illustrator
1 13 (46.43%) Photoshop
2 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 7 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 6 (21.43%) InDesign
5 5 (17.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (17.86%) MS Office
5 5 (17.86%) MS Project
6 2 (7.14%) 3ds Max
6 2 (7.14%) GIMP
6 2 (7.14%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Magento
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) Internet
2 10 (35.71%) VPN
3 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.14%) DHCP
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.57%) 3G
5 1 (3.57%) 4G
5 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
1 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.14%) Grunt
General
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
1 8 (28.57%) Service Analyst
1 8 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Technical Services Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Creative Designer
3 6 (21.43%) Designer
3 6 (21.43%) Print Designer
4 5 (17.86%) Digital Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Bid Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (7.14%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (7.14%) Support Assistant
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) ATL
2 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.14%) Backbone.js
2 2 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
2 2 (7.14%) CSS3
2 2 (7.14%) D3.js
2 2 (7.14%) Ember.js
2 2 (7.14%) Flash
2 2 (7.14%) GreenSock GSAP
2 2 (7.14%) Highcharts JS
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) jQuery
2 2 (7.14%) JSP
2 2 (7.14%) Laravel
2 2 (7.14%) Marmalade SDK
2 2 (7.14%) MooTools
2 2 (7.14%) PhoneGap
2 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows XP
3 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Android
4 2 (7.14%) CentOS
5 1 (3.57%) Unix
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Change Control
1 10 (35.71%) Incident Management
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
1 10 (35.71%) Release Management
2 8 (28.57%) Software Distribution
3 5 (17.86%) Presales
4 2 (7.14%) Android Development
4 2 (7.14%) Content Management
4 2 (7.14%) Front End Development
4 2 (7.14%) iOS Development
4 2 (7.14%) ITSM
4 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) ActionScript
2 2 (7.14%) Apple Swift
2 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.14%) C
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) C++
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) Objective-C
2 2 (7.14%) PHP
2 2 (7.14%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) Ruby
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) DameWare
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Adobe
2 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 11 (39.29%) Lotus
3 11 (39.29%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (7.14%) Apple
4 2 (7.14%) Remedy
4 2 (7.14%) Sitecore
4 2 (7.14%) Zend
5 1 (3.57%) VMware