The table below looks at the statistics for Acrobat skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Acrobat over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 139 - 121
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% - 0.28%
As % of the Applications category 2.01% - 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £120 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £270 £260
% change year-on-year
-51.85% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
349 363 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.61% 11.22% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 217 193
Average daily rate £350 £341 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +10.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £136 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £499 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 42
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.17 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.35 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

Acrobat
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Acrobat Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Acrobat
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Acrobat Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Acrobat
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Acrobat across the South West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Acrobat Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Acrobat
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Acrobat Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Acrobat
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 8 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
Bristol - 5 £120 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £363 -
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows 2000
1 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
1 6 (75.00%) Adobe
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (75.00%) Internet
1 6 (75.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Vista
2 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
2 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (62.50%) Service Management
2 5 (62.50%) Service Delivery
2 5 (62.50%) Billing
2 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
2 5 (62.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (62.50%) Symantec
2 5 (62.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (62.50%) Dell
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Lotus
2 5 (62.50%) Apple
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) SLA
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) IBM Notes
2 5 (62.50%) IBM Domino
2 5 (62.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (62.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (62.50%) IBM Domino
1 5 (62.50%) IBM Notes
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) MS Project
3 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Internet
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) WebEx
General
1 5 (62.50%) Billing
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Deskside Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Deskside Support
2 4 (50.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Author
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Author
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) Derivative
4 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows 2000
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Vista
1 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
1 5 (62.50%) Service Delivery
1 5 (62.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Adobe
2 5 (62.50%) Apple
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) Dell
2 5 (62.50%) Lotus
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) Bomgar