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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 255 241 222
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 1 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.010% 0.085% 0.14%
As % of the Applications category 0.066% 0.55% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Average daily rate
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- £300 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £210
% change year-on-year
+9.24% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £13.67 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.09 - £36.00
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
1505 1454 1275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.03% 15.37% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 668 513
Average daily rate £350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £145 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 155 223
Average hourly rate £13.67 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.86% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £46.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 24 April 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
Kent -3 1 - -
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Adobe
2 3 (75.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (75.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (75.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Graphic Design
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
4 1 (25.00%) InDesign
4 1 (25.00%) ClearQuest
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) Local Government

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (75.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (75.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) InDesign
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (25.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Graphic Designer
1 3 (75.00%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Adobe
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft