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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 547 497 505
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +8
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 36 56 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.12% 0.076%
As % of the Applications category 0.59% 0.88% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 22
Average daily rate
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£310 £260 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -30.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £260 £75
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +246.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-60.00% -

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
6119 6367 5664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.99% 13.22% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3519 3394 2918
Average daily rate £330 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 615 697
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 30 January 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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 -34 34 £310 +19.23% 3
London -6 21 £310 -2.36% 1
East of England - 6 £325 -
City of London +16 5 £310 - 1
South East -13 3 £270 +3.84%
Surrey -4 2 £270 -
Yorkshire -6 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Cheshire +1 1 £325 -
North West -16 1 £325 +85.71%
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Bedford - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Wimbledon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Chester - - - -
Clevedon - - - -
Felixstowe - - - -
Harrogate - - - -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 43 (67.19%) Adobe
2 42 (65.63%) Photoshop
3 33 (51.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 25 (39.06%) MS Office
4 25 (39.06%) Microsoft
5 21 (32.81%) Windows
6 18 (28.13%) InDesign
7 14 (21.88%) HTML
8 13 (20.31%) CSS
8 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
8 13 (20.31%) Finance
9 12 (18.75%) Apple iOS
9 12 (18.75%) Android
10 11 (17.19%) Dreamweaver
10 11 (17.19%) Banking
10 11 (17.19%) MS PowerPoint
11 10 (15.63%) Marketing
11 10 (15.63%) Degree
11 10 (15.63%) MS Visio
12 9 (14.06%) SharePoint
13 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
13 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (10.94%) Content Management
14 6 (9.38%) XML
14 6 (9.38%) LAN
14 6 (9.38%) Digital Media
14 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
14 6 (9.38%) Rapid Prototyping
15 5 (7.81%) Visualisation
15 5 (7.81%) User Experience

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (14.06%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.25%) Joomla!
3 2 (3.13%) CMS
4 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (65.63%) Photoshop
2 33 (51.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (39.06%) MS Office
4 18 (28.13%) InDesign
5 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
6 11 (17.19%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (15.63%) MS Visio
8 5 (7.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (7.81%) Fireworks
9 4 (6.25%) FrameMaker
9 4 (6.25%) CorelDRAW
10 3 (4.69%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (3.13%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (3.13%) ImageReady
11 2 (3.13%) MS Project
11 2 (3.13%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (1.56%) Solid Edge
12 1 (1.56%) RoboHelp
12 1 (1.56%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) LAN
2 5 (7.81%) FTP
2 5 (7.81%) Internet
3 4 (6.25%) Intranet
4 3 (4.69%) WAN
5 1 (1.56%) DHCP
5 1 (1.56%) VPN
5 1 (1.56%) 3G
5 1 (1.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (3.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (3.13%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.56%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.56%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.56%) FrontPage
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
2 11 (17.19%) Banking
3 10 (15.63%) Marketing
4 5 (7.81%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.69%) Publishing
5 3 (4.69%) Retail
6 2 (3.13%) Advertising
7 1 (1.56%) Legal
7 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Designer
2 12 (18.75%) Author
2 12 (18.75%) Technical Author
3 11 (17.19%) UI Designer
4 6 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Marketing Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Technical Writer
5 4 (6.25%) Marketing Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Communications Officer
6 3 (4.69%) Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.69%) Communications Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Graphic Designer
7 2 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (3.13%) Web Designer
7 2 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Interface Designer
7 2 (3.13%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) HTML
2 13 (20.31%) CSS
3 6 (9.38%) XML
4 5 (7.81%) Flash
5 3 (4.69%) XML Schema
5 3 (4.69%) XML Messaging
6 2 (3.13%) jQuery
7 1 (1.56%) CSS3
7 1 (1.56%) HTML5
7 1 (1.56%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (1.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Digital Media
2 5 (7.81%) Visualisation
2 5 (7.81%) User Experience
2 5 (7.81%) W3C
2 5 (7.81%) Graphic Design
3 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.69%) Photography
4 3 (4.69%) Social Media
4 3 (4.69%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (3.13%) NHS
5 2 (3.13%) New Media
6 1 (1.56%) iPhone
6 1 (1.56%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.56%) iPad
6 1 (1.56%) Open Source
6 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.56%) Animation
6 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.81%) Windows
2 12 (18.75%) Apple iOS
2 12 (18.75%) Android
3 4 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (10.94%) Content Management
2 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
2 6 (9.38%) Rapid Prototyping
3 4 (6.25%) Project Management
4 3 (4.69%) Product Management
4 3 (4.69%) ITIL
4 3 (4.69%) OOP
4 3 (4.69%) OO
4 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.69%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.69%) Data Mapping
5 2 (3.13%) Email Marketing
5 2 (3.13%) Document Management
5 2 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.13%) Validation
5 2 (3.13%) Service Management
5 2 (3.13%) ITSM
5 2 (3.13%) Security Management
5 2 (3.13%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.25%) Java
3 3 (4.69%) C++
3 3 (4.69%) VBScript
4 2 (3.13%) SQL
5 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) HND
2 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 43 (67.19%) Adobe
2 25 (39.06%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Quark
3 3 (4.69%) SolidWorks
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (1.56%) Veeam
5 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle
5 1 (1.56%) Remedy
5 1 (1.56%) Sophos
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) Dell
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) Apple