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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 586 542 577
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +35
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 20 50 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.095% 0.054%
As % of the Applications category 0.27% 0.76% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 41 18
Average daily rate
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£309 £325 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £400 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £214 £275
% change year-on-year
+35.67% -22.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -

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
7458 6598 7608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.97% 12.49% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4133 3596 3981
Average daily rate £340 £335 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 649 791
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -3.22%

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 16 September 2014.

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 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 16 September 2014. 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 -28 20 £309 -5.00% 15
London -8 9 £320 -8.57% 3
South East -9 4 £290 -6.90% 3
East of England - 3 - - 2
Hampshire -4 2 - - 2
South West -21 2 - - 2
Fareham - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £290 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Woking - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (87.50%) Adobe
2 25 (52.08%) Photoshop
3 21 (43.75%) MS Office
4 17 (35.42%) Dreamweaver
5 16 (33.33%) CSS
5 16 (33.33%) HTML
6 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
7 13 (27.08%) Windows
7 13 (27.08%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (22.92%) jQuery
8 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
9 10 (20.83%) LAN
9 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
10 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (18.75%) Windows XP
10 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (16.67%) Cisco
11 8 (16.67%) MS Visio
12 7 (14.58%) ITSM
12 7 (14.58%) Publishing
12 7 (14.58%) Windows Vista
12 7 (14.58%) Windows 2000
12 7 (14.58%) MS Project
12 7 (14.58%) Axure RP
12 7 (14.58%) HTML5
12 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (14.58%) User Experience
13 6 (12.50%) Social Media
13 6 (12.50%) XML
13 6 (12.50%) ITIL

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.33%) WordPress
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 25 (52.08%) Photoshop
2 21 (43.75%) MS Office
3 13 (27.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 7 (14.58%) MS Project
6 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
6 4 (8.33%) Fireworks
6 4 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (6.25%) InDesign
7 3 (6.25%) CorelDRAW
8 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (4.17%) AutoCAD
9 1 (2.08%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) LAN
2 5 (10.42%) Intranet
2 5 (10.42%) Internet
3 3 (6.25%) VPN
4 2 (4.17%) DHCP
4 2 (4.17%) FTP
4 2 (4.17%) 3G
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
5 1 (2.08%) HTTP
5 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) DNS
5 1 (2.08%) SSL
5 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (35.42%) Dreamweaver
2 7 (14.58%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.08%) FrontPage
General
1 7 (14.58%) Publishing
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Advertising
3 3 (6.25%) Marketing
4 2 (4.17%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Law
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Developer
2 8 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (14.58%) Author
3 7 (14.58%) Help Desk Support
3 7 (14.58%) Help Desk Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Technical Author
4 6 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 6 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Designer
4 6 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Web Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) HTML
1 16 (33.33%) CSS
2 11 (22.92%) jQuery
3 7 (14.58%) HTML5
4 6 (12.50%) XML
5 4 (8.33%) XHTML
6 2 (4.17%) CSS3
6 2 (4.17%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (2.08%) Ajax
7 1 (2.08%) JSON
7 1 (2.08%) Flash
7 1 (2.08%) Web Services
7 1 (2.08%) .NET
7 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) User Experience
2 6 (12.50%) Social Media
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Graphic Design
4 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.08%) iPad
5 1 (2.08%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (18.75%) Windows XP
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (14.58%) Windows Vista
4 7 (14.58%) Windows 2000
4 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) UNIX
5 1 (2.08%) Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) ITSM
2 6 (12.50%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Service Management
2 6 (12.50%) Web Development
2 6 (12.50%) Release Management
3 5 (10.42%) Content Management
3 5 (10.42%) Document Management
3 5 (10.42%) SEO
3 5 (10.42%) Validation
4 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.25%) Time Management
4 3 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (4.17%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (4.17%) Migration
5 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.08%) CRM
6 1 (2.08%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.08%) B2B
6 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.08%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
2 6 (12.50%) Java
3 4 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.08%) SQL
4 1 (2.08%) VBScript
4 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (87.50%) Adobe
2 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (4.17%) Remedy
5 1 (2.08%) Sophos
5 1 (2.08%) SolidWorks
5 1 (2.08%) Veeam
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Dell
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.08%) Lotus
5 1 (2.08%) Apple
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle
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