The table below looks at the statistics for Acrobat skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Acrobat over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 552 507 492
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -15
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 24 59 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Applications category 0.38% 0.88% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 32 28
Average daily rate
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£245 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -4.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £240 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £340 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £260 £205
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +26.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £63.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-68.62% +77.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6267 6709 5856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.94% 13.35% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3525 3487 3020
Average daily rate £338 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 620 681
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £15.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +0.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

Acrobat
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Acrobat Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Acrobat
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Acrobat within the UK.

Acrobat Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Acrobat
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Acrobat within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Acrobat Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Acrobat
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Acrobat within the UK.

Acrobat Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Acrobat
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Acrobat within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Acrobat Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Acrobat
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acrobat within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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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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
England -51 19 £250 -16.66% 3
London -30 11 £163 -49.61% 1
South East -35 3 £270 +3.84%
East of England - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Cheshire 0 1 £325 -
Hampshire -14 1 £240 +1.05%
North West -17 1 £325 +85.71%
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
City of London - - - -
Felixstowe - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Bedford - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 43 (65.15%) Photoshop
1 43 (65.15%) Adobe
2 32 (48.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (37.88%) MS Office
4 24 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 21 (31.82%) Windows
6 19 (28.79%) InDesign
7 16 (24.24%) HTML
8 14 (21.21%) CSS
8 14 (21.21%) MS Excel
9 13 (19.70%) Finance
10 12 (18.18%) Dreamweaver
10 12 (18.18%) Apple iOS
10 12 (18.18%) Android
11 11 (16.67%) Banking
11 11 (16.67%) Degree
12 10 (15.15%) Marketing
12 10 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
12 10 (15.15%) MS Visio
13 9 (13.64%) SharePoint
13 9 (13.64%) Content Management
14 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (12.12%) XML
14 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
15 7 (10.61%) Flash
16 6 (9.09%) Rapid Prototyping
16 6 (9.09%) Digital Media
16 6 (9.09%) Waterfall
17 5 (7.58%) Visualisation
17 5 (7.58%) User Experience

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.06%) Joomla!
3 2 (3.03%) CMS
4 1 (1.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (65.15%) Photoshop
2 32 (48.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (37.88%) MS Office
4 19 (28.79%) InDesign
5 14 (21.21%) MS Excel
6 10 (15.15%) MS Visio
6 10 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (7.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (6.06%) FrameMaker
8 4 (6.06%) CorelDRAW
8 4 (6.06%) Fireworks
9 3 (4.55%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (3.03%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (3.03%) MS Project
10 2 (3.03%) ImageReady
10 2 (3.03%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (1.52%) RoboHelp
11 1 (1.52%) AutoCAD
11 1 (1.52%) Solid Edge
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) LAN
1 5 (7.58%) FTP
2 4 (6.06%) Intranet
3 3 (4.55%) Internet
3 3 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (3.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (3.03%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.52%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.52%) FrontPage
3 1 (1.52%) ClearCase
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
3 10 (15.15%) Marketing
4 5 (7.58%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.55%) Publishing
5 3 (4.55%) Retail
6 2 (3.03%) Advertising
7 1 (1.52%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.52%) Legal
7 1 (1.52%) Front Office
7 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Designer
2 12 (18.18%) Author
2 12 (18.18%) Technical Author
3 11 (16.67%) UI Designer
4 6 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Marketing Project Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Technical Writer
5 4 (6.06%) Marketing Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Communications Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (4.55%) Developer
6 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.55%) Communications Officer
7 2 (3.03%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Graphic Designer
7 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Administrator
7 2 (3.03%) Interface Designer
7 2 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.24%) HTML
2 14 (21.21%) CSS
3 8 (12.12%) XML
4 7 (10.61%) Flash
5 3 (4.55%) XML Schema
5 3 (4.55%) XML Messaging
5 3 (4.55%) jQuery
6 2 (3.03%) HTML5
6 2 (3.03%) CSS3
6 2 (3.03%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Digital Media
2 5 (7.58%) User Experience
2 5 (7.58%) W3C
2 5 (7.58%) Graphic Design
2 5 (7.58%) Visualisation
3 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Open Source
4 3 (4.55%) Social Media
4 3 (4.55%) Photography
5 2 (3.03%) New Media
5 2 (3.03%) NHS
6 1 (1.52%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.52%) iPhone
6 1 (1.52%) Animation
6 1 (1.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.82%) Windows
2 12 (18.18%) Android
2 12 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000
4 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.64%) Content Management
2 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (9.09%) Rapid Prototyping
3 6 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 4 (6.06%) ITIL
4 4 (6.06%) Project Management
5 3 (4.55%) OOP
5 3 (4.55%) OO
5 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.55%) Data Mapping
5 3 (4.55%) Product Management
6 2 (3.03%) Document Management
6 2 (3.03%) Email Marketing
6 2 (3.03%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.03%) Scrum
6 2 (3.03%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.03%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.55%) C++
2 3 (4.55%) Java
2 3 (4.55%) VBScript
3 2 (3.03%) SQL
4 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) HND
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (65.15%) Adobe
2 24 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.06%) SolidWorks
4 3 (4.55%) Quark
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle
5 2 (3.03%) Cisco
5 2 (3.03%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) Veeam
6 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.52%) Sophos
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) Dell
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix
6 1 (1.52%) Apple
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