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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 630 609 599
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -10
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 16 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.064% 0.045%
As % of the Applications category 0.28% 0.53% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 10
Median daily rate £152 £310 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.96% +2.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £214 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £425 £336
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 £17.00 £19.01 £8.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.56% +123.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £26.84 £8.50
% change year-on-year
-36.64% +215.70%

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
5730 6820 6943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.67% 12.18% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3448 3731 3714
Median daily rate £350 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 692 721
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 £35.90 £34.40 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 29 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 29 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 -10 16 £152 -50.96% 6
South East +7 7 £150 - 2
Oxfordshire - 4 £150 -
London -15 3 £263 -3.66% 3
Gloucestershire -1 2 £350 -17.64%
South West -5 2 £350 -17.64%
Hampshire - 2 £154 - 1
North West - 2 £275 -
Basingstoke - 2 £154 -
Cambridgeshire +13 1 - -
Yorkshire +8 1 £108 -66.92% 1
East of England +7 1 - -
Cheltenham +7 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £108 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £108 -
Manchester - 1 £275 -
Surrey - 1 - -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 49 (83.05%) Adobe
2 31 (52.54%) Microsoft
3 30 (50.85%) MS Excel
4 24 (40.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (38.98%) MS Office
6 21 (35.59%) Windows
7 19 (32.20%) Photoshop
8 17 (28.81%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (27.12%) Internet
10 15 (25.42%) Incident Management
11 13 (22.03%) Lotus
11 13 (22.03%) ITIL
11 13 (22.03%) IBM Notes
12 12 (20.34%) Active Directory
13 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
14 10 (16.95%) Telecoms
14 10 (16.95%) VPN
14 10 (16.95%) Windows XP
14 10 (16.95%) Windows 2000
14 10 (16.95%) Java
15 9 (15.25%) MS Visio
15 9 (15.25%) DameWare
15 9 (15.25%) Project Management
15 9 (15.25%) Apple iOS
16 8 (13.56%) InDesign
16 8 (13.56%) Apple
16 8 (13.56%) PeopleSoft
17 7 (11.86%) MS Project
17 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
17 7 (11.86%) Finance

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 13 (22.03%) IBM Notes
2 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (6.78%) IBM Domino
4 3 (5.08%) CMS
4 3 (5.08%) Joomla!
4 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (3.39%) concrete5
5 2 (3.39%) Drupal
5 2 (3.39%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (3.39%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.39%) Umbraco
5 2 (3.39%) WordPress
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.69%) Moodle
Applications
1 30 (50.85%) MS Excel
2 24 (40.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (38.98%) MS Office
4 19 (32.20%) Photoshop
5 17 (28.81%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (15.25%) MS Visio
7 8 (13.56%) InDesign
8 7 (11.86%) Adobe Captivate
8 7 (11.86%) MS Project
9 5 (8.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (5.08%) 3ds Max
10 3 (5.08%) AutoCAD
11 2 (3.39%) GIMP
11 2 (3.39%) PaintShop Pro
11 2 (3.39%) QuarkXPress
12 1 (1.69%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (1.69%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Primavera
2 3 (5.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (3.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) MailChimp
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) Internet
2 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
3 10 (16.95%) VPN
4 5 (8.47%) WebEx
5 3 (5.08%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.39%) 4G
6 2 (3.39%) DHCP
6 2 (3.39%) Firewall
6 2 (3.39%) LAN
7 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) MySQL
2 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.39%) Grunt
2 1 (1.69%) Dreamweaver
General
1 10 (16.95%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.86%) Finance
3 6 (10.17%) Law
3 6 (10.17%) Legal
4 5 (8.47%) Banking
5 4 (6.78%) Billing
5 4 (6.78%) Publishing
6 3 (5.08%) Marketing
6 3 (5.08%) Retail
7 2 (3.39%) Games
7 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
7 2 (3.39%) Military
8 1 (1.69%) Front Office
8 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Analyst
2 10 (16.95%) Support Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Designer
4 8 (13.56%) Author
4 8 (13.56%) Service Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Technical Author
5 6 (10.17%) Creative Designer
5 6 (10.17%) Print Designer
6 5 (8.47%) Digital Designer
7 4 (6.78%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
7 4 (6.78%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.78%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) CSS
1 6 (10.17%) HTML
2 4 (6.78%) XML
3 3 (5.08%) ATL
4 2 (3.39%) .NET
4 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.39%) Backbone.js
4 2 (3.39%) CodeIgniter
4 2 (3.39%) CSS3
4 2 (3.39%) D3.js
4 2 (3.39%) Ember.js
4 2 (3.39%) Flash
4 2 (3.39%) Highcharts JS
4 2 (3.39%) jQuery
4 2 (3.39%) JSP
4 2 (3.39%) Laravel
4 2 (3.39%) MooTools
4 2 (3.39%) PhoneGap
4 2 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (3.39%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Blackberry
1 5 (8.47%) Derivative
1 5 (8.47%) e-Learning
1 5 (8.47%) User Experience
2 4 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.78%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.08%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Animation
4 2 (3.39%) Online Games
4 2 (3.39%) Tandem
5 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) PDA
5 1 (1.69%) Social Media
5 1 (1.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Windows
2 10 (16.95%) Windows 2000
2 10 (16.95%) Windows XP
3 9 (15.25%) Apple iOS
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Vista
5 4 (6.78%) Unix
5 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.08%) Android
7 2 (3.39%) CentOS
7 2 (3.39%) Linux
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) Incident Management
2 13 (22.03%) ITIL
3 9 (15.25%) Project Management
4 5 (8.47%) Change Control
4 5 (8.47%) Release Management
5 4 (6.78%) Change Management
5 4 (6.78%) Content Management
5 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.78%) Service Management
6 3 (5.08%) Coaching
6 3 (5.08%) ITSM
6 3 (5.08%) Software Distribution
6 3 (5.08%) Time Management
7 2 (3.39%) Android Development
7 2 (3.39%) Front End Development
7 2 (3.39%) iOS Development
7 2 (3.39%) Load Testing
7 2 (3.39%) Presales
7 2 (3.39%) Security Testing
7 2 (3.39%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) Java
2 2 (3.39%) ActionScript
2 2 (3.39%) Apple Swift
2 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.39%) C
2 2 (3.39%) C#
2 2 (3.39%) C++
2 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.39%) Objective-C
2 2 (3.39%) PHP
2 2 (3.39%) Python
2 2 (3.39%) Ruby
2 2 (3.39%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.78%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
3 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
2 3 (5.08%) QA
System Software
1 12 (20.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) DameWare
2 5 (8.47%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (6.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.39%) SCCM
5 1 (1.69%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (83.05%) Adobe
2 31 (52.54%) Microsoft
3 13 (22.03%) Lotus
4 8 (13.56%) Apple
4 8 (13.56%) PeopleSoft
5 5 (8.47%) BMC
6 4 (6.78%) Citrix
6 4 (6.78%) Dell
6 4 (6.78%) Symantec
7 3 (5.08%) Remedy
8 2 (3.39%) Quark
8 2 (3.39%) Sitecore
8 2 (3.39%) Zend
9 1 (1.69%) Aprimo
9 1 (1.69%) Bomgar
9 1 (1.69%) HP
9 1 (1.69%) Peregrine
9 1 (1.69%) VMware
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