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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 615 595 602
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 12 42 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.077% 0.082%
As % of the Applications category 0.23% 0.69% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 28
Median daily rate £150 £165 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -45.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £425 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £130 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -52.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £14.53 £12.92 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.42% -26.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £9.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £20.45 £20.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.53 £9.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+61.38% -44.61%

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
5233 6121 7285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.43% 11.19% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3123 3540 4153
Median daily rate £360 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 583 764
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £27.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -32 7 £218 +27.94% 4
Scotland +12 5 £125 -13.79%
Glasgow +10 5 £125 -13.79%
South East +5 3 £155 +19.23% 4
East of England - 2 £275 -
Essex - 2 £275 -
Colchester - 2 £275 -
Berkshire +6 1 - - 1
City of London +4 1 - -
Oxfordshire -7 1 £150 +15.38%
Oxford -13 1 £150 +15.38%
London -19 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £160 -
Reading - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £160 -
Nottingham - 1 - -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 24 (82.76%) Adobe
2 13 (44.83%) Photoshop
2 13 (44.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (37.93%) MS Office
4 9 (31.03%) Windows
5 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
5 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
6 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
6 7 (24.14%) Time Management
7 6 (20.69%) Video Editing
7 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
7 6 (20.69%) Internet
7 6 (20.69%) ITIL
8 5 (17.24%) CSS
8 5 (17.24%) HTML
8 5 (17.24%) Adobe Premiere
8 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (17.24%) Office 365
8 5 (17.24%) User Experience
8 5 (17.24%) Wireframes
8 5 (17.24%) Prototyping
9 4 (13.79%) Web Development
9 4 (13.79%) Degree
9 4 (13.79%) VPN
9 4 (13.79%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (13.79%) SLA
9 4 (13.79%) Citrix
10 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
10 3 (10.34%) FrameMaker
10 3 (10.34%) Web Design

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 3 (10.34%) WordPress
2 2 (6.90%) CMS
2 2 (6.90%) Moodle
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (44.83%) Adobe Illustrator
1 13 (44.83%) Photoshop
2 11 (37.93%) MS Office
3 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
4 5 (17.24%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (10.34%) FrameMaker
6 2 (6.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (6.90%) Fireworks
6 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (3.45%) InDesign
7 1 (3.45%) QuarkXPress
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Internet
2 4 (13.79%) VPN
3 2 (6.90%) WebEx
4 1 (3.45%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (10.34%) Marketing
1 3 (10.34%) Publishing
2 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Designer
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Digital Designer
4 4 (13.79%) Author
4 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Author
5 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (10.34%) Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.90%) Graphic Designer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Mobile Designer
6 2 (6.90%) Mobile UI Designer
6 2 (6.90%) UI Designer
6 2 (6.90%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) CSS
1 5 (17.24%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) HTML5
2 2 (6.90%) XMPP
3 1 (3.45%) Flash
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Video Editing
2 5 (17.24%) User Experience
3 3 (10.34%) Social Media
4 2 (6.90%) e-Learning
4 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.45%) Animation
5 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.45%) FMCG
5 1 (3.45%) Graphic Design
5 1 (3.45%) iPad
5 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.90%) Android
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Vista
4 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Time Management
2 6 (20.69%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Prototyping
3 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (17.24%) Wireframes
4 4 (13.79%) Web Development
5 3 (10.34%) Web Design
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Content Development
6 2 (6.90%) Content Management
6 2 (6.90%) Document Management
6 2 (6.90%) ITSM
6 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.45%) Brand Management
7 1 (3.45%) Change Management
7 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) MOS
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) BMC Marimba
1 1 (3.45%) DameWare
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Adobe
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) LANDesk
4 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.45%) Apple
5 1 (3.45%) BMC
5 1 (3.45%) Kofax
5 1 (3.45%) Lotus
5 1 (3.45%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (3.45%) Quark