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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 600 586 549
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -37
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 30 22 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.039% 0.082%
As % of the Applications category 0.43% 0.30% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 38
Average daily rate
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£170 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.60% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £244 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £352 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £290 £305
% change year-on-year
-50.86% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -

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
6919 7318 6766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.68% 12.94% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4069 4112 3696
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 722 661
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £31.85 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.06%

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 2 September 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 2 September 2015.

Acrobat Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Acrobat
Top 22 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 2 September 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 -3 24 £250 -20.00% 3
London -12 10 £300 -5.13% 1
South East -17 7 £150 -48.27%
Hampshire +10 6 £143 -
Scotland - 6 £124 -
East of England +5 4 - -
Cambridge +2 4 - -
Cambridgeshire -1 4 - -
City of London +8 2 £355 - 1
Yorkshire -27 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -28 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Hook - 2 £143 -
Paisley - 2 £124 -
Glasgow - 2 £165 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £124 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £300 -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 42 (66.67%) Adobe
2 30 (47.62%) Photoshop
3 26 (41.27%) MS Office
4 25 (39.68%) MS Excel
5 24 (38.10%) HTML
6 18 (28.57%) CSS
6 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 18 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
7 17 (26.98%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (20.63%) Degree
9 12 (19.05%) Windows
10 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
11 10 (15.87%) Finance
12 9 (14.29%) Content Management
12 9 (14.29%) XML
12 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
12 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
13 8 (12.70%) Dreamweaver
13 8 (12.70%) CMS
13 8 (12.70%) InDesign
14 7 (11.11%) Publishing
14 7 (11.11%) Local Government
14 7 (11.11%) Marketing
14 7 (11.11%) DNS
14 7 (11.11%) ITIL
14 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (9.52%) UNIX
15 6 (9.52%) Project Management
15 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
15 6 (9.52%) Intranet

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 8 (12.70%) CMS
3 5 (7.94%) Drupal
4 4 (6.35%) Lync
5 1 (1.59%) WordPress
5 1 (1.59%) LiveLink
Applications
1 30 (47.62%) Photoshop
2 26 (41.27%) MS Office
3 25 (39.68%) MS Excel
4 18 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (26.98%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (12.70%) InDesign
7 3 (4.76%) QuarkXPress
7 3 (4.76%) FreeHand
7 3 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (3.17%) Fireworks
8 2 (3.17%) FrameMaker
8 2 (3.17%) XMetaL
8 2 (3.17%) 3ds Max
8 2 (3.17%) RoboHelp
8 2 (3.17%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (1.59%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (1.59%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
9 1 (1.59%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.59%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) DNS
2 6 (9.52%) Intranet
3 5 (7.94%) Internet
3 5 (7.94%) LDAP
4 3 (4.76%) DHCP
5 2 (3.17%) HTTP
5 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.17%) LAN
5 2 (3.17%) VoIP
6 1 (1.59%) WAN
6 1 (1.59%) PBX
6 1 (1.59%) VPN
6 1 (1.59%) 3G
6 1 (1.59%) Firewall
6 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (7.94%) ClearQuest
2 5 (7.94%) ClearCase
General
1 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
2 10 (15.87%) Finance
3 7 (11.11%) Publishing
3 7 (11.11%) Local Government
3 7 (11.11%) Marketing
4 5 (7.94%) Advertising
5 4 (6.35%) Banking
6 3 (4.76%) Legal
6 3 (4.76%) Interactive Media
7 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
7 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.59%) Law
8 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Author
1 19 (30.16%) Technical Author
2 14 (22.22%) Designer
3 6 (9.52%) Junior
4 5 (7.94%) Junior Designer
4 5 (7.94%) Web Editor
5 4 (6.35%) Web Designer
5 4 (6.35%) Graphic Designer
6 3 (4.76%) Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) UI/UX Designer
6 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Web Content Editor
7 2 (3.17%) Content Editor
7 2 (3.17%) Document Controller
7 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.10%) HTML
2 18 (28.57%) CSS
3 9 (14.29%) XML
4 3 (4.76%) Flash
4 3 (4.76%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.17%) jQuery
6 1 (1.59%) HTML5
6 1 (1.59%) CSS3
6 1 (1.59%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) Derivative
3 5 (7.94%) W3C
3 5 (7.94%) Copywriting
3 5 (7.94%) Social Media
3 5 (7.94%) User Experience
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) New Media
4 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.17%) Photography
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.59%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.59%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) UNIX
3 5 (7.94%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.35%) Android
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.29%) Content Management
2 7 (11.11%) ITIL
3 6 (9.52%) Project Management
4 4 (6.35%) Web Design
4 4 (6.35%) Web Accessibility
4 4 (6.35%) Rapid Prototyping
5 3 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.17%) Document Management
6 2 (3.17%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.17%) CAD
6 2 (3.17%) Change Management
6 2 (3.17%) ITSM
6 2 (3.17%) Software Distribution
6 2 (3.17%) Information Architecture
6 2 (3.17%) Security Patching
7 1 (1.59%) Waterfall
7 1 (1.59%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) C
1 3 (4.76%) VBScript
1 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.59%) VB
2 1 (1.59%) VBA
2 1 (1.59%) Java
2 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Degree
2 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) MOS
6 1 (1.59%) HNC
6 1 (1.59%) MCSE
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) XenApp
2 3 (4.76%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.17%) XenServer
3 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (3.17%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.17%) WMI
3 1 (1.59%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.59%) DameWare
Vendors
1 42 (66.67%) Adobe
2 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.94%) Apple
4 4 (6.35%) Google
4 4 (6.35%) Citrix
5 2 (3.17%) Splunk
5 2 (3.17%) VMware
5 2 (3.17%) AppSense
5 2 (3.17%) HP
6 1 (1.59%) Nortel
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco
6 1 (1.59%) Quark
6 1 (1.59%) Remedy
6 1 (1.59%) NEC