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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 590 589 547
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -42
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 30 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.040% 0.063%
As % of the Applications category 0.44% 0.31% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 19
Average daily rate
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£288 £316 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £236 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £360 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 - £305
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £72.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+314.28% -

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
6762 7167 6517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.89% 13.11% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3924 3962 3540
Average daily rate £342 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 661 738 663
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.24 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 31 July 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 31 July 2015.

Acrobat Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Acrobat
Top 21 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 31 July 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
England -21 26 £300 -5.13% 12
London -1 14 £288 -9.09% 5
South East -7 6 £150 - 1
Hampshire -4 5 £143 - 1
City of London -9 4 £363 -
Scotland - 4 £165 -
Cambridgeshire 0 2 - - 1
East of England -3 2 - - 1
Cambridge -8 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -22 2 £323 - 3
West Yorkshire -23 2 £323 - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £425 -
Cheltenham - 2 £425 -
Hook - 2 £143 -
South West - 2 £425 -
Leeds - 2 £323 - 2
Glasgow - 2 £165 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £300 -
West Sussex - 1 £300 -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (64.41%) Adobe
2 24 (40.68%) HTML
3 23 (38.98%) Photoshop
4 22 (37.29%) MS Office
4 22 (37.29%) MS Excel
5 17 (28.81%) CSS
6 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
6 16 (27.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 14 (23.73%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (20.34%) Telecoms
8 12 (20.34%) Finance
8 12 (20.34%) Windows
9 11 (18.64%) Degree
10 9 (15.25%) XML
10 9 (15.25%) ITIL
11 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
11 8 (13.56%) InDesign
12 7 (11.86%) Content Management
12 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
12 7 (11.86%) Dreamweaver
12 7 (11.86%) DNS
12 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
12 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (10.17%) UNIX
13 6 (10.17%) Project Management
13 6 (10.17%) Publishing
13 6 (10.17%) Derivative
13 6 (10.17%) Marketing
14 5 (8.47%) Local Government
14 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.78%) CMS
3 3 (5.08%) Drupal
3 3 (5.08%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (38.98%) Photoshop
2 22 (37.29%) MS Office
2 22 (37.29%) MS Excel
3 16 (27.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (23.73%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (13.56%) InDesign
6 3 (5.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
7 1 (1.69%) ImageReady
7 1 (1.69%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (1.69%) FreeHand
7 1 (1.69%) Fireworks
7 1 (1.69%) AutoCAD
7 1 (1.69%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) DNS
2 5 (8.47%) LDAP
3 4 (6.78%) Intranet
3 4 (6.78%) Internet
4 3 (5.08%) LAN
4 3 (5.08%) WAN
5 2 (3.39%) DHCP
5 2 (3.39%) HTTP
5 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.39%) VoIP
6 1 (1.69%) PBX
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (8.47%) ClearQuest
2 5 (8.47%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (20.34%) Telecoms
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Publishing
2 6 (10.17%) Marketing
3 5 (8.47%) Advertising
3 5 (8.47%) Local Government
4 4 (6.78%) Banking
5 3 (5.08%) Interactive Media
6 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.39%) Legal
6 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Author
1 16 (27.12%) Technical Author
2 11 (18.64%) Designer
3 6 (10.17%) Junior
4 5 (8.47%) Web Editor
4 5 (8.47%) Junior Designer
5 4 (6.78%) Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Web Designer
6 3 (5.08%) UI/UX Designer
6 3 (5.08%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Operations Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Web Content Editor
7 2 (3.39%) Content Editor
7 2 (3.39%) Document Controller
7 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Graphic Designer
7 2 (3.39%) IT Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (40.68%) HTML
2 17 (28.81%) CSS
3 9 (15.25%) XML
4 4 (6.78%) jQuery
5 3 (5.08%) HTML5
5 3 (5.08%) CSS3
5 3 (5.08%) Flash
5 3 (5.08%) XHTML
5 3 (5.08%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.17%) Derivative
3 5 (8.47%) W3C
3 5 (8.47%) User Experience
4 3 (5.08%) Copywriting
4 3 (5.08%) Social Media
4 3 (5.08%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.69%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.69%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) UNIX
3 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.08%) Android
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.25%) ITIL
2 7 (11.86%) Content Management
3 6 (10.17%) Project Management
4 4 (6.78%) Rapid Prototyping
5 3 (5.08%) Open Source
5 3 (5.08%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (5.08%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.08%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (5.08%) Service Management
5 3 (5.08%) ITSM
5 3 (5.08%) Web Design
5 3 (5.08%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.39%) Change Management
6 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.39%) Document Management
6 2 (3.39%) Security Patching
6 2 (3.39%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.69%) Coaching
7 1 (1.69%) Patch Management
7 1 (1.69%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
1 3 (5.08%) VBScript
1 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.39%) C
3 1 (1.69%) VB
3 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Degree
2 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) MOS
4 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) MCSE
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.08%) XenApp
2 3 (5.08%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.39%) XenServer
3 2 (3.39%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (3.39%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.39%) WMI
3 1 (1.69%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.69%) DameWare
Vendors
1 38 (64.41%) Adobe
2 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.47%) Apple
4 4 (6.78%) Citrix
5 3 (5.08%) Google
6 2 (3.39%) Splunk
6 2 (3.39%) VMware
6 2 (3.39%) AppSense
6 2 (3.39%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) Nortel
7 1 (1.69%) Oracle
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco
7 1 (1.69%) Quark
7 1 (1.69%) NEC
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £10 to £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £On application
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £18.00 - £22.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago