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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 572 556 502
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -54
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 35 26 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.049% 0.100%
As % of the Applications category 0.52% 0.38% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 14
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £339 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £255
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +15.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.01 £8.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.61% -76.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.84 £8.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+215.70% -76.38%

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
6692 6907 6145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.35% 13.12% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3668 3692 3180
Average daily rate £343 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 722 699
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 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 22 May 2015.

Acrobat Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Acrobat
Top 16 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 22 May 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 -11 35 £275 -9.98% 5
London +5 25 £260 -19.69% 3
City of London - 6 £350 - 1
Leeds - 3 £325 -
East of England - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 2
Cheltenham - 2 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £425 -
South West - 2 £425 -
Kent +4 1 - -
South East -21 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Barnet - 1 - -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (65.63%) Adobe
2 31 (48.44%) Photoshop
3 28 (43.75%) HTML
4 25 (39.06%) MS Office
5 24 (37.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 23 (35.94%) Windows
7 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
8 21 (32.81%) CSS
9 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
10 15 (23.44%) Degree
11 13 (20.31%) MS PowerPoint
12 12 (18.75%) Finance
13 11 (17.19%) Telecoms
13 11 (17.19%) InDesign
13 11 (17.19%) SharePoint
14 10 (15.63%) Android
14 10 (15.63%) Apple iOS
15 9 (14.06%) Marketing
15 9 (14.06%) Dreamweaver
16 8 (12.50%) XML
16 8 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 7 (10.94%) User Experience
17 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
17 7 (10.94%) LAN
17 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
17 7 (10.94%) W3C
17 7 (10.94%) Content Management
18 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
18 6 (9.38%) Banking
18 6 (9.38%) Project Management

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (17.19%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.69%) CMS
3 2 (3.13%) Drupal
4 1 (1.56%) WordPress
4 1 (1.56%) Joomla!
Applications
1 31 (48.44%) Photoshop
2 25 (39.06%) MS Office
3 24 (37.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (26.56%) MS Excel
5 13 (20.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (17.19%) InDesign
7 8 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
9 3 (4.69%) ImageReady
9 3 (4.69%) Fireworks
9 3 (4.69%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (3.13%) MS Project
10 2 (3.13%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (1.56%) Solid Edge
11 1 (1.56%) FrameMaker
11 1 (1.56%) AutoCAD
11 1 (1.56%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (1.56%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (1.56%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (1.56%) Adobe Captivate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) LAN
2 5 (7.81%) LDAP
2 5 (7.81%) WAN
2 5 (7.81%) DNS
3 4 (6.25%) Internet
4 3 (4.69%) Intranet
5 2 (3.13%) VoIP
5 2 (3.13%) FTP
6 1 (1.56%) PBX
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.56%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.56%) ClearQuest
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 11 (17.19%) Telecoms
3 9 (14.06%) Marketing
4 6 (9.38%) Banking
5 5 (7.81%) Publishing
6 4 (6.25%) Local Government
6 4 (6.25%) Advertising
7 3 (4.69%) Interactive Media
8 2 (3.13%) Retail
9 1 (1.56%) Front Office
9 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (34.38%) Designer
2 17 (26.56%) Author
2 17 (26.56%) Technical Author
3 5 (7.81%) UI Designer
4 4 (6.25%) Web Designer
4 4 (6.25%) Junior
4 4 (6.25%) Developer
4 4 (6.25%) Junior Designer
5 3 (4.69%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (4.69%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (4.69%) Graphic Designer
5 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.13%) IT Operations Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Web Editor
6 2 (3.13%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Operations Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (43.75%) HTML
2 21 (32.81%) CSS
3 8 (12.50%) XML
4 6 (9.38%) Flash
5 5 (7.81%) jQuery
6 3 (4.69%) CSS3
6 3 (4.69%) HTML5
6 3 (4.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) User Experience
1 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (10.94%) W3C
2 5 (7.81%) Derivative
3 4 (6.25%) Graphic Design
3 4 (6.25%) Open Source
4 3 (4.69%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.13%) Copywriting
5 2 (3.13%) Photography
5 2 (3.13%) Social Media
5 2 (3.13%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.13%) New Media
5 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.56%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.56%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.94%) Windows
2 10 (15.63%) Android
2 10 (15.63%) Apple iOS
3 5 (7.81%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.81%) UNIX
4 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.94%) Content Management
2 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.38%) Project Management
2 6 (9.38%) ITIL
3 5 (7.81%) Rapid Prototyping
4 4 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 3 (4.69%) Service Management
5 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.69%) ITSM
5 3 (4.69%) Web Design
5 3 (4.69%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.69%) Email Marketing
5 3 (4.69%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.13%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.13%) Scrum
6 2 (3.13%) BCP
6 2 (3.13%) Security Management
6 2 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.13%) Web Accessibility
6 2 (3.13%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) Degree
2 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) HND
4 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (1.56%) DameWare
1 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (65.63%) Adobe
2 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco
3 3 (4.69%) Apple
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) Quark
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.56%) Nortel
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) NEC