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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 547 516 529
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +13
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 45 54 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.11% 0.066%
As % of the Applications category 0.67% 0.81% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 19
Average daily rate
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£305 £260 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £173 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £260 £213
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +22.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.20 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £22.80 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%

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
6709 6676 6089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.37% 13.04% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3942 3614 3073
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 658 733
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.98 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -34 43 £310 +19.23% 8
London +23 28 £310 +13.55% 1
City of London +10 8 £310 +34.78%
East of England -5 6 £325 - 1
Yorkshire -9 3 - -
South East -39 3 £270 +3.84% 4
Surrey -3 2 £270 - 3
East Midlands - 2 £325 -
South West -34 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Felixstowe - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Suffolk - - - -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 46 (66.67%) Adobe
2 45 (65.22%) Photoshop
3 36 (52.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 26 (37.68%) MS Office
4 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
5 23 (33.33%) Windows
6 18 (26.09%) HTML
7 17 (24.64%) CSS
8 16 (23.19%) InDesign
9 15 (21.74%) Dreamweaver
10 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
10 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
10 13 (18.84%) Finance
11 12 (17.39%) Apple iOS
11 12 (17.39%) Android
12 11 (15.94%) Banking
12 11 (15.94%) MS PowerPoint
13 10 (14.49%) Degree
13 10 (14.49%) MS Visio
14 9 (13.04%) LAN
14 9 (13.04%) XML
15 8 (11.59%) SharePoint
15 8 (11.59%) Marketing
15 8 (11.59%) jQuery
15 8 (11.59%) User Experience
16 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
17 6 (8.70%) Content Management
17 6 (8.70%) FTP
17 6 (8.70%) Digital Media
17 6 (8.70%) Axure RP

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (11.59%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.80%) Joomla!
3 2 (2.90%) CMS
4 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (65.22%) Photoshop
2 36 (52.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 26 (37.68%) MS Office
4 16 (23.19%) InDesign
5 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
6 11 (15.94%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (14.49%) MS Visio
8 5 (7.25%) Fireworks
9 4 (5.80%) FrameMaker
9 4 (5.80%) CorelDRAW
9 4 (5.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (4.35%) MS Project
10 3 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (4.35%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (2.90%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (1.45%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (1.45%) Solid Edge
12 1 (1.45%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (1.45%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.04%) LAN
2 6 (8.70%) FTP
3 5 (7.25%) Internet
4 4 (5.80%) WAN
4 4 (5.80%) Intranet
5 3 (4.35%) VPN
6 2 (2.90%) 3G
6 2 (2.90%) Firewall
6 2 (2.90%) DHCP
7 1 (1.45%) HTTP
7 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.45%) DNS
7 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Dreamweaver
2 6 (8.70%) Axure RP
3 2 (2.90%) FrontPage
3 2 (2.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.45%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.45%) ClearCase
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Banking
3 8 (11.59%) Marketing
4 5 (7.25%) Publishing
4 5 (7.25%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.35%) Advertising
5 3 (4.35%) Retail
6 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Designer
2 11 (15.94%) Author
2 11 (15.94%) Technical Author
2 11 (15.94%) UI Designer
3 8 (11.59%) Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Marketing Project Manager
5 4 (5.80%) Technical Writer
5 4 (5.80%) Marketing Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Communications Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (4.35%) Web Designer
6 3 (4.35%) Help Desk Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.35%) Communications Officer
7 2 (2.90%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Interface Designer
7 2 (2.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.09%) HTML
2 17 (24.64%) CSS
3 9 (13.04%) XML
4 8 (11.59%) jQuery
5 5 (7.25%) HTML5
6 4 (5.80%) Flash
7 3 (4.35%) XHTML
7 3 (4.35%) XML Schema
7 3 (4.35%) XML Messaging
8 2 (2.90%) CSS3
8 2 (2.90%) Semantic HTML
9 1 (1.45%) Ajax
9 1 (1.45%) JSON
9 1 (1.45%) Web Services
9 1 (1.45%) .NET
9 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) User Experience
2 6 (8.70%) Digital Media
3 5 (7.25%) W3C
4 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.80%) Visualisation
4 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.35%) Social Media
5 3 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (4.35%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.90%) New Media
6 2 (2.90%) NHS
7 1 (1.45%) iPad
7 1 (1.45%) Open Source
7 1 (1.45%) iPhone
7 1 (1.45%) Animation
7 1 (1.45%) Photography
7 1 (1.45%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.33%) Windows
2 12 (17.39%) Android
2 12 (17.39%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.25%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Vista
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.35%) Windows 2000
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.45%) UNIX
6 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (8.70%) Content Management
2 6 (8.70%) Rapid Prototyping
2 6 (8.70%) Waterfall
3 5 (7.25%) Project Management
4 3 (4.35%) ITIL
4 3 (4.35%) OOP
4 3 (4.35%) OO
4 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.35%) ITSM
4 3 (4.35%) Data Mapping
4 3 (4.35%) Product Management
4 3 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.35%) Web Development
5 2 (2.90%) Time Management
5 2 (2.90%) Document Management
5 2 (2.90%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (2.90%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (2.90%) Security Management
5 2 (2.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
2 5 (7.25%) Java
3 3 (4.35%) C++
3 3 (4.35%) SQL
3 3 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (1.45%) C
4 1 (1.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 46 (66.67%) Adobe
2 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco
4 3 (4.35%) Quark
4 3 (4.35%) SolidWorks
5 2 (2.90%) VMware
5 2 (2.90%) Remedy
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle
6 1 (1.45%) Sophos
6 1 (1.45%) HP
6 1 (1.45%) Dell
6 1 (1.45%) Citrix
6 1 (1.45%) Apple
6 1 (1.45%) Veeam
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