The table below looks at the statistics for Acrobat skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Acrobat over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Adobe Acrobat
UK
Rank 589 581 598
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 13 46 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.088% 0.055%
As % of the Applications category 0.27% 0.81% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 26 16
Median daily rate £163 £175 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -38.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £334 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £125 £130 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -51.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £11.55 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £21.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -12.50%

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
4750 5699 6246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.61% 10.96% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2863 3377 3528
Median daily rate £350 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 508 595
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%

Acrobat
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Acrobat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

Acrobat Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Acrobat
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acrobat within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 11 £238 +35.71% 5
London +17 4 £200 -27.27% 2
Bristol 0 3 - -
South West 0 3 - - 1
East of England -1 2 £275 -
Glasgow - 2 £125 -
Scotland - 2 £125 -
North West +18 1 - - 1
City of London +11 1 - -
Manchester +7 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - -
West Midlands +4 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £275 -
Telford - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £275 -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Acrobat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Acrobat.

1 18 (81.82%) Adobe
2 10 (45.45%) Photoshop
2 10 (45.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (31.82%) Adobe Premiere
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) MS Office
4 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
4 5 (22.73%) Video Editing
4 5 (22.73%) Time Management
4 5 (22.73%) User Experience
4 5 (22.73%) Wireframes
4 5 (22.73%) Prototyping
5 4 (18.18%) Web Development
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) Internet
6 3 (13.64%) Publishing
6 3 (13.64%) HNC
6 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
6 3 (13.64%) Marketing
6 3 (13.64%) FMCG
7 2 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (9.09%) CorelDRAW
7 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (9.09%) Animation
7 2 (9.09%) Copywriting
7 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
7 2 (9.09%) Brand Management
7 2 (9.09%) Citrix
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) CSS

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (45.45%) Photoshop
2 7 (31.82%) Adobe Premiere
3 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
3 5 (22.73%) MS Office
4 2 (9.09%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (9.09%) CorelDRAW
4 2 (9.09%) FrameMaker
4 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (4.55%) QuarkXPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) FTP
3 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (13.64%) Marketing
1 3 (13.64%) Publishing
2 2 (9.09%) Games
2 2 (9.09%) Legal
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Designer
2 5 (22.73%) Digital Designer
3 4 (18.18%) Author
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Author
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Graphic Designer
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Writer
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) CSS
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) Flash
2 1 (4.55%) SGML
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) User Experience
1 5 (22.73%) Video Editing
2 3 (13.64%) FMCG
3 2 (9.09%) Animation
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Prototyping
1 5 (22.73%) Time Management
1 5 (22.73%) Wireframes
2 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (18.18%) Web Development
3 2 (9.09%) Brand Management
3 2 (9.09%) Copywriting
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
4 1 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
4 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.55%) Document Management
4 1 (4.55%) Email Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.55%) Logistics
4 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Software Licensing
4 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) HNC
2 2 (9.09%) HND
2 2 (9.09%) MOS
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) BMC Marimba
1 1 (4.55%) DameWare
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Adobe
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) BMC
4 1 (4.55%) Kofax
4 1 (4.55%) Lotus
4 1 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (4.55%) Quark
4 1 (4.55%) Veeam
4 1 (4.55%) VMware