The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 568 540 542
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +2
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 22 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.065% 0.067%
As % of the Applications category 0.31% 0.50% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 23
Average daily rate
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£316 £305 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.68% +19.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £143 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £381 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate - £305 £173
% change year-on-year
- +76.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £33.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 - £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 - £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7130 6543 7473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.05% 12.79% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3941 3560 3876
Average daily rate £325 £339 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 667 781
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

Acrobat Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Acrobat
Top 30 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 1 August 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
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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 -10 22 £316 +3.68% 6
London +3 13 £316 +14.06%
East of England - 5 - - 2
City of London +26 4 - -
South East -10 3 - - 1
Hampshire -13 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Fareham - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
Romford - - - -
Shepperton - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Dorset - - - -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 56 (87.50%) Adobe
2 37 (57.81%) Photoshop
3 28 (43.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 27 (42.19%) MS Office
5 25 (39.06%) CSS
5 25 (39.06%) HTML
6 23 (35.94%) Dreamweaver
7 19 (29.69%) JavaScript
8 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
8 18 (28.13%) jQuery
9 16 (25.00%) Windows
10 15 (23.44%) Axure RP
11 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (20.31%) Web Development
12 12 (18.75%) MS Visio
12 12 (18.75%) LAN
12 12 (18.75%) XML
12 12 (18.75%) Windows 7
12 12 (18.75%) HTML5
13 11 (17.19%) Windows XP
14 10 (15.63%) Windows 2000
14 10 (15.63%) Cisco
15 9 (14.06%) Windows Vista
15 9 (14.06%) MS Project
15 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (12.50%) Graphic Design
16 8 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
16 8 (12.50%) Publishing
17 7 (10.94%) ITIL

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 4 (6.25%) WordPress
1 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.56%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 37 (57.81%) Photoshop
2 28 (43.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 27 (42.19%) MS Office
4 12 (18.75%) MS Visio
5 9 (14.06%) MS Project
6 8 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
8 3 (4.69%) Fireworks
8 3 (4.69%) AutoCAD
8 3 (4.69%) InDesign
9 2 (3.13%) CorelDRAW
9 2 (3.13%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (1.56%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) LAN
2 4 (6.25%) Intranet
2 4 (6.25%) Internet
3 3 (4.69%) VPN
4 2 (3.13%) Firewall
4 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.13%) 3G
4 2 (3.13%) DHCP
5 1 (1.56%) FTP
5 1 (1.56%) HTTP
5 1 (1.56%) WAN
5 1 (1.56%) SSL
5 1 (1.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (35.94%) Dreamweaver
2 15 (23.44%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.56%) FrontPage
General
1 8 (12.50%) Publishing
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Marketing
3 3 (4.69%) Advertising
4 2 (3.13%) Law
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) Developer
2 11 (17.19%) Designer
3 10 (15.63%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (14.06%) Help Desk Support
4 9 (14.06%) Help Desk Engineer
4 9 (14.06%) Web Developer
4 9 (14.06%) Desktop Support
4 9 (14.06%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Author
7 5 (7.81%) Front-End Web Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Web Manager
8 4 (6.25%) Graphic Designer
8 4 (6.25%) Technical Author
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.06%) CSS
1 25 (39.06%) HTML
2 18 (28.13%) jQuery
3 12 (18.75%) XML
3 12 (18.75%) HTML5
4 3 (4.69%) Flash
4 3 (4.69%) XHTML
5 1 (1.56%) CSS3
5 1 (1.56%) Semantic HTML
5 1 (1.56%) Web Services
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.56%) .NET
5 1 (1.56%) JSON
5 1 (1.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Graphic Design
2 5 (7.81%) Social Media
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.56%) iPhone
5 1 (1.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 11 (17.19%) Windows XP
5 10 (15.63%) Windows 2000
6 9 (14.06%) Windows Vista
6 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.56%) UNIX
8 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) Web Development
2 7 (10.94%) ITIL
3 6 (9.38%) ITSM
3 6 (9.38%) Release Management
3 6 (9.38%) Time Management
4 5 (7.81%) SEO
4 5 (7.81%) Service Management
5 4 (6.25%) Content Management
5 4 (6.25%) Project Management
6 3 (4.69%) Document Management
6 3 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.69%) Validation
7 2 (3.13%) B2B
7 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (1.56%) Online Marketing
8 1 (1.56%) Web Accessibility
8 1 (1.56%) Data Entry
8 1 (1.56%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.56%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) JavaScript
2 6 (9.38%) Java
3 4 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (1.56%) SQL
4 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (87.50%) Adobe
2 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.63%) Cisco
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) Apple
4 2 (3.13%) Remedy
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle
5 1 (1.56%) Quark
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) Lotus
5 1 (1.56%) Google