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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 626 611 584
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -27
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 21 29 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.052% 0.083%
As % of the Applications category 0.35% 0.42% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 25
Median daily rate £154 £250 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.40% -17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £425 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £375 £298
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +26.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.76 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.64% -7.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -

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
5986 6836 7171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.77% 12.25% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3646 3737 3781
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 673 694
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 £32.96 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 3 May 2016.

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
Top 18 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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -26 21 £154 -38.40% 8
South East +6 10 £150 - 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £150 -
North West - 4 £225 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £154 - 2
London -40 3 £263 +11.70% 2
Manchester - 3 £225 -
Gloucestershire +3 2 £350 -17.64%
South West +1 2 £350 -17.64%
Basingstoke - 2 £154 - 2
Cheltenham +12 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - -
Yorkshire +4 1 £108 -66.92% 2
East of England +2 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £108 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £108 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 67 (87.01%) Adobe
2 46 (59.74%) Microsoft
3 35 (45.45%) MS Excel
4 33 (42.86%) Windows
5 30 (38.96%) MS Office
6 29 (37.66%) MS PowerPoint
7 28 (36.36%) Internet
8 25 (32.47%) Incident Management
9 24 (31.17%) ITIL
10 23 (29.87%) Photoshop
11 22 (28.57%) IBM Notes
11 22 (28.57%) Lotus
11 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
12 21 (27.27%) Windows XP
13 19 (24.68%) Adobe Illustrator
14 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
15 17 (22.08%) VPN
16 16 (20.78%) DameWare
17 15 (19.48%) PeopleSoft
18 14 (18.18%) Windows 2000
19 13 (16.88%) MS Visio
20 12 (15.58%) Java
21 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
21 11 (14.29%) Release Management
21 11 (14.29%) Apple iOS
21 11 (14.29%) Change Control
22 10 (12.99%) Adobe Captivate
22 10 (12.99%) Project Management
22 10 (12.99%) MS Project
22 10 (12.99%) SharePoint

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 22 (28.57%) IBM Notes
2 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (7.79%) IBM Domino
4 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.19%) CMS
6 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.90%) Joomla!
7 2 (2.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (2.60%) concrete5
7 2 (2.60%) Drupal
7 2 (2.60%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.60%) Umbraco
7 2 (2.60%) WordPress
8 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.30%) Moodle
Applications
1 35 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 30 (38.96%) MS Office
3 29 (37.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (29.87%) Photoshop
5 19 (24.68%) Adobe Illustrator
6 13 (16.88%) MS Visio
7 10 (12.99%) Adobe Captivate
7 10 (12.99%) MS Project
8 8 (10.39%) InDesign
9 5 (6.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (3.90%) 3ds Max
10 3 (3.90%) AutoCAD
10 3 (3.90%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (2.60%) GIMP
11 2 (2.60%) PaintShop Pro
11 2 (2.60%) QuarkXPress
12 1 (1.30%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (1.30%) FrameMaker
12 1 (1.30%) RoboHelp
12 1 (1.30%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (3.90%) Primavera
3 2 (2.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) MailChimp
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (36.36%) Internet
2 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
3 17 (22.08%) VPN
4 9 (11.69%) WebEx
5 5 (6.49%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (3.90%) LAN
7 2 (2.60%) 4G
7 2 (2.60%) DHCP
7 2 (2.60%) Firewall
8 1 (1.30%) Intranet
8 1 (1.30%) SAN
8 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.60%) Grunt
2 1 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.39%) Law
2 8 (10.39%) Legal
3 7 (9.09%) Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Finance
4 6 (7.79%) Billing
5 3 (3.90%) Marketing
5 3 (3.90%) Publishing
5 3 (3.90%) Retail
6 2 (2.60%) Games
6 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.60%) Military
7 1 (1.30%) Front Office
7 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (22.08%) Analyst
2 14 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 14 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (15.58%) Support Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Author
4 9 (11.69%) Designer
4 9 (11.69%) Technical Author
5 7 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Technical Services Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Creative Designer
6 6 (7.79%) Floorwalker
6 6 (7.79%) Help Desk Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) IT Floorwalker
6 6 (7.79%) IT Trainer
6 6 (7.79%) ITIL Service Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Trainer
6 6 (7.79%) Print Designer
6 6 (7.79%) Trainer
7 5 (6.49%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.39%) CSS
1 8 (10.39%) HTML
2 5 (6.49%) XML
3 3 (3.90%) ATL
4 2 (2.60%) .NET
4 2 (2.60%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.60%) Backbone.js
4 2 (2.60%) CodeIgniter
4 2 (2.60%) CSS3
4 2 (2.60%) Ember.js
4 2 (2.60%) Flash
4 2 (2.60%) Highcharts JS
4 2 (2.60%) jQuery
4 2 (2.60%) JSP
4 2 (2.60%) Laravel
4 2 (2.60%) Marmalade SDK
4 2 (2.60%) MooTools
4 2 (2.60%) PhoneGap
4 2 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.60%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.09%) e-Learning
3 6 (7.79%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.79%) Smartphone
4 5 (6.49%) Derivative
4 5 (6.49%) User Experience
5 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.90%) PDA
5 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.60%) Animation
6 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.60%) Online Games
6 2 (2.60%) Tandem
7 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.30%) NHS
7 1 (1.30%) Social Media
7 1 (1.30%) Statistics
7 1 (1.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 33 (42.86%) Windows
2 21 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 14 (18.18%) Windows 2000
4 11 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 9 (11.69%) Windows Vista
6 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.19%) Unix
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.90%) Android
8 3 (3.90%) Windows Server
9 2 (2.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.47%) Incident Management
2 24 (31.17%) ITIL
3 11 (14.29%) Change Control
3 11 (14.29%) Release Management
4 10 (12.99%) Project Management
5 8 (10.39%) Software Distribution
6 7 (9.09%) Change Management
6 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 6 (7.79%) Service Management
8 5 (6.49%) Content Management
8 5 (6.49%) ITSM
9 4 (5.19%) Presales
9 4 (5.19%) Time Management
10 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.90%) Coaching
10 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.60%) Android Development
11 2 (2.60%) iOS Development
11 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (2.60%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) Java
2 2 (2.60%) ActionScript
2 2 (2.60%) Apple Swift
2 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.60%) C
2 2 (2.60%) C#
2 2 (2.60%) C++
2 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.60%) Objective-C
2 2 (2.60%) PHP
2 2 (2.60%) Python
2 2 (2.60%) Ruby
2 2 (2.60%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.90%) Degree
5 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.90%) MCP
6 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (20.78%) DameWare
2 6 (7.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (6.49%) BMC Marimba
4 3 (3.90%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (87.01%) Adobe
2 46 (59.74%) Microsoft
3 22 (28.57%) Lotus
4 15 (19.48%) PeopleSoft
5 10 (12.99%) Apple
6 6 (7.79%) Citrix
6 6 (7.79%) Dell
6 6 (7.79%) Symantec
7 5 (6.49%) BMC
7 5 (6.49%) Remedy
8 3 (3.90%) Bomgar
8 3 (3.90%) HP
8 3 (3.90%) Peregrine
9 2 (2.60%) Quark
9 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
9 2 (2.60%) Zend
10 1 (1.30%) Aprimo
10 1 (1.30%) VMware
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