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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 576 568 540
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -28
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 37 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.053% 0.078%
As % of the Applications category 0.55% 0.41% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £298 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £159 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £316 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £135 £305
% change year-on-year
+137.03% -55.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+220.00% -

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
6671 6905 6471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.17% 13.05% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3834 3782 3498
Average daily rate £345 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 729 678
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.52 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 7 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 7 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 7 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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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 -15 33 £310 +1.63% 4
London -6 18 £288 -5.73% 1
Hampshire +5 5 £143 -
City of London -1 5 £425 -
South East -13 5 £143 - 1
Scotland -1 4 £165 +22.22% 1
East of England -2 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -2 3 - -
West Yorkshire -19 3 £325 - 1
Yorkshire -19 3 £325 - 1
South West - 3 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £425 -
Leeds - 3 £325 - 1
Cheltenham - 3 £425 -
Glasgow -6 2 £165 +22.22%
Hook - 2 £143 -
Cambridge -10 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 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 40 (65.57%) Adobe
2 27 (44.26%) Photoshop
3 25 (40.98%) HTML
4 21 (34.43%) MS Office
5 20 (32.79%) MS Excel
6 18 (29.51%) CSS
7 17 (27.87%) Adobe Illustrator
7 17 (27.87%) MS PowerPoint
8 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
9 12 (19.67%) Telecoms
10 11 (18.03%) Finance
10 11 (18.03%) Degree
10 11 (18.03%) Windows
11 10 (16.39%) InDesign
12 9 (14.75%) Marketing
12 9 (14.75%) XML
12 9 (14.75%) ITIL
12 9 (14.75%) Dreamweaver
13 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
13 8 (13.11%) Content Management
14 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
14 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (9.84%) DNS
15 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
15 6 (9.84%) UNIX
15 6 (9.84%) Internet
15 6 (9.84%) Project Management
15 6 (9.84%) Publishing
15 6 (9.84%) Derivative
16 5 (8.20%) Advertising

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.56%) CMS
3 3 (4.92%) Drupal
4 2 (3.28%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (44.26%) Photoshop
2 21 (34.43%) MS Office
3 20 (32.79%) MS Excel
4 17 (27.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (27.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (16.39%) InDesign
6 4 (6.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (4.92%) ImageReady
7 3 (4.92%) Fireworks
8 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
9 1 (1.64%) AutoCAD
9 1 (1.64%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (1.64%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (1.64%) FreeHand
9 1 (1.64%) Adobe Captivate
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) DNS
1 6 (9.84%) Internet
2 5 (8.20%) LDAP
3 4 (6.56%) Intranet
4 3 (4.92%) LAN
4 3 (4.92%) WAN
5 2 (3.28%) VoIP
6 1 (1.64%) DHCP
6 1 (1.64%) HTTP
6 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.64%) PBX
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (8.20%) ClearQuest
2 5 (8.20%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (19.67%) Telecoms
2 11 (18.03%) Finance
3 9 (14.75%) Marketing
4 6 (9.84%) Publishing
5 5 (8.20%) Advertising
5 5 (8.20%) Local Government
6 3 (4.92%) Interactive Media
6 3 (4.92%) Banking
7 2 (3.28%) Legal
7 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.64%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.64%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Author
1 16 (26.23%) Technical Author
2 14 (22.95%) Designer
3 6 (9.84%) Junior
4 5 (8.20%) Web Editor
4 5 (8.20%) Junior Designer
5 3 (4.92%) UI/UX Designer
5 3 (4.92%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Web Designer
6 2 (3.28%) Operations Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Graphic Designer
6 2 (3.28%) IT Operations Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Web Content Editor
6 2 (3.28%) Content Editor
7 1 (1.64%) Document Controller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.98%) HTML
2 18 (29.51%) CSS
3 9 (14.75%) XML
4 4 (6.56%) Flash
4 4 (6.56%) jQuery
5 3 (4.92%) HTML5
5 3 (4.92%) CSS3
5 3 (4.92%) XHTML
6 2 (3.28%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Derivative
3 5 (8.20%) W3C
3 5 (8.20%) User Experience
4 3 (4.92%) Social Media
4 3 (4.92%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.92%) Graphic Design
4 3 (4.92%) Copywriting
5 2 (3.28%) Photography
6 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.64%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) UNIX
3 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.92%) Android
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) ITIL
2 8 (13.11%) Content Management
3 6 (9.84%) Project Management
4 4 (6.56%) Rapid Prototyping
5 3 (4.92%) Open Source
5 3 (4.92%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.92%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (4.92%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.92%) Service Management
5 3 (4.92%) ITSM
5 3 (4.92%) Email Marketing
5 3 (4.92%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (4.92%) Web Design
6 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.28%) Document Management
7 1 (1.64%) Web Development
7 1 (1.64%) Time Management
7 1 (1.64%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.64%) CAD
7 1 (1.64%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.28%) VBScript
2 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.28%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Degree
2 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) MCSE
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.64%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) XenApp
2 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.64%) XenServer
3 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.64%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (1.64%) DameWare
2 1 (1.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (65.57%) Adobe
2 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.20%) Apple
4 3 (4.92%) Citrix
5 2 (3.28%) Google
5 2 (3.28%) HP
6 1 (1.64%) Nortel
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco
6 1 (1.64%) Quark
6 1 (1.64%) NEC
6 1 (1.64%) VMware
6 1 (1.64%) AppSense
6 1 (1.64%) Splunk
6 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
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