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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 568 536 503
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -33
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 21 52 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.098% 0.10%
As % of the Applications category 0.31% 0.74% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 31 21
Average daily rate
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£250 £318 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +5.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £252 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £340 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £291 £210
% change year-on-year
+11.58% +38.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Average hourly rate £19.02 £63.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.17% +77.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £90.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-81.29% +150.00%

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
6716 6989 6022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.22% 13.12% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3700 3619 3067
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 654 710
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% +2.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -33 18 £250 -21.56% 10
London -9 14 £250 -23.66% 2
City of London +16 3 £250 -
South East -35 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 3
Sheffield - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £325 -
Devon - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Exeter - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Leicester - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 41 (66.13%) Adobe
2 32 (51.61%) Photoshop
3 27 (43.55%) MS Office
3 27 (43.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 23 (37.10%) Windows
4 23 (37.10%) Microsoft
5 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
6 15 (24.19%) HTML
6 15 (24.19%) Finance
7 14 (22.58%) InDesign
7 14 (22.58%) Degree
8 12 (19.35%) Android
8 12 (19.35%) Apple iOS
9 11 (17.74%) Banking
10 10 (16.13%) Marketing
11 9 (14.52%) CSS
12 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
12 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
13 7 (11.29%) MS Visio
13 7 (11.29%) LAN
13 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (9.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
14 6 (9.68%) Digital Media
14 6 (9.68%) XML
14 6 (9.68%) ITIL
14 6 (9.68%) Content Management
15 5 (8.06%) Graphic Design
15 5 (8.06%) Telecoms

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (51.61%) Photoshop
2 27 (43.55%) MS Office
2 27 (43.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
4 14 (22.58%) InDesign
5 8 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (11.29%) MS Visio
7 6 (9.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (6.45%) FrameMaker
9 3 (4.84%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (3.23%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (3.23%) ImageReady
10 2 (3.23%) MS Project
10 2 (3.23%) Fireworks
10 2 (3.23%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (1.61%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (1.61%) AutoCAD
11 1 (1.61%) RoboHelp
11 1 (1.61%) Solid Edge
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) LAN
2 5 (8.06%) WAN
3 3 (4.84%) DNS
3 3 (4.84%) LDAP
3 3 (4.84%) Internet
4 2 (3.23%) Intranet
4 2 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.61%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.61%) FrontPage
2 1 (1.61%) ClearCase
General
1 15 (24.19%) Finance
2 11 (17.74%) Banking
3 10 (16.13%) Marketing
4 5 (8.06%) Manufacturing
4 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.84%) Retail
5 3 (4.84%) Publishing
6 2 (3.23%) Advertising
6 2 (3.23%) Local Government
7 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Front Office
7 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Designer
2 13 (20.97%) Author
2 13 (20.97%) Technical Author
3 9 (14.52%) UI Designer
4 4 (6.45%) Marketing Project Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.45%) Technical Writer
4 4 (6.45%) Marketing Manager
5 3 (4.84%) Communications Manager
5 3 (4.84%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (4.84%) Developer
5 3 (4.84%) Graphic Designer
6 2 (3.23%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Analyst
6 2 (3.23%) Consultant
6 2 (3.23%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) HTML
2 9 (14.52%) CSS
3 6 (9.68%) XML
4 5 (8.06%) Flash
5 3 (4.84%) XML Schema
5 3 (4.84%) XML Messaging
5 3 (4.84%) jQuery
6 2 (3.23%) HTML5
6 2 (3.23%) CSS3
6 2 (3.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.68%) Digital Media
3 5 (8.06%) User Experience
3 5 (8.06%) W3C
3 5 (8.06%) Graphic Design
3 5 (8.06%) Visualisation
4 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.84%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (4.84%) Open Source
5 3 (4.84%) Photography
6 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.23%) New Media
6 2 (3.23%) NHS
7 1 (1.61%) Derivative
7 1 (1.61%) Animation
7 1 (1.61%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.10%) Windows
2 12 (19.35%) Android
2 12 (19.35%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000
4 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.68%) ITIL
2 6 (9.68%) Content Management
2 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
3 4 (6.45%) Rapid Prototyping
3 4 (6.45%) Project Management
4 3 (4.84%) Service Management
4 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.84%) OOP
4 3 (4.84%) OO
4 3 (4.84%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.84%) ITSM
4 3 (4.84%) Data Mapping
5 2 (3.23%) Email Marketing
5 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (3.23%) Security Management
5 2 (3.23%) BCP
5 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.23%) Scrum
5 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.84%) C++
2 3 (4.84%) Java
3 2 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) HND
3 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (66.13%) Adobe
2 23 (37.10%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.23%) Apple
3 2 (3.23%) Quark
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco
3 2 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.61%) SolidWorks
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