The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South East 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 238 218 236
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +18
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 8 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.082% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Applications category 0.54% 0.97% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 9
Average daily rate £300 £210 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £202 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £302 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £210 £310
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -32.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +118.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
- +82.27%
Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1488 1237 1450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.33% 14.76% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 485 610
Average daily rate £325 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 216 208
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.75 £31.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
Acrobat
England

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -7 4 £297 -
Hampshire -3 2 £300 +46.34%
Berkshire -19 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (100.00%) Adobe
2 9 (42.86%) Photoshop
2 9 (42.86%) MS Visio
2 9 (42.86%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (33.33%) MS Office
4 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 7 (33.33%) PaintShop Pro
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 5 (23.81%) CSS
6 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
6 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (23.81%) InDesign
7 4 (19.05%) HTML
7 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (19.05%) Graphic Design
7 4 (19.05%) LAN
8 3 (14.29%) WAN
8 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
8 3 (14.29%) Advertising
8 3 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
9 2 (9.52%) Time Management

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Photoshop
1 9 (42.86%) MS Visio
1 9 (42.86%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (33.33%) MS Office
2 7 (33.33%) PaintShop Pro
3 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
3 5 (23.81%) InDesign
3 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (4.76%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) Intranet
3 1 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (4.76%) 3G
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (4.76%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 3 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Author
2 6 (28.57%) Technical Author
2 6 (28.57%) Graphic Designer
2 6 (28.57%) Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Digital Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Visual Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Photoshop Designer
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Graphic Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Communications Officer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) CSS
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
1 4 (19.05%) Graphic Design
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (9.52%) Time Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Entry
3 1 (4.76%) Web Development
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 14001
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) WSUS
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Adobe
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy
3 1 (4.76%) VMware