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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Adobe Acrobat
UK
Rank 579 567 576
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 16 51 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.10% 0.072%
As % of the Applications category 0.34% 0.91% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 32 24
Median daily rate £143 £175 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -43.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £303 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £143 £130 £270
% change year-on-year
+9.61% -51.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Median hourly rate £18.55 £13.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £9.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £17.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.55 £13.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.66%

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
4676 5619 6053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.45% 11.26% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2802 3258 3513
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 487 583
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £41.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.48 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.24% +10.00%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

Acrobat Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Acrobat
Top 22 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -26 11 £275 +57.14% 8
Glasgow - 5 £125 -
Scotland - 5 £125 -
East of England +7 3 £275 - 1
South West +9 2 - -
Bristol +3 2 - -
South East -1 2 £160 +19.62% 4
London -5 2 - - 1
City of London -5 2 - -
Colchester - 2 £275 -
Essex - 2 £275 -
Hampshire +14 1 £160 -47.71% 2
North West +14 1 - - 1
Manchester +12 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - -
Berkshire -3 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £160 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 20 (74.07%) Adobe
2 10 (37.04%) Photoshop
2 10 (37.04%) MS Office
2 10 (37.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (33.33%) Windows
4 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
4 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
5 6 (22.22%) Internet
5 6 (22.22%) ITIL
5 6 (22.22%) Time Management
5 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 5 (18.52%) Video Editing
6 5 (18.52%) Office 365
6 5 (18.52%) User Experience
6 5 (18.52%) Wireframes
6 5 (18.52%) Prototyping
6 5 (18.52%) Adobe Premiere
7 4 (14.81%) Publishing
7 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.81%) Citrix
7 4 (14.81%) VPN
7 4 (14.81%) SLA
7 4 (14.81%) Web Development
7 4 (14.81%) Degree
8 3 (11.11%) FMCG
8 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
9 2 (7.41%) ITSM
9 2 (7.41%) Games
9 2 (7.41%) CorelDRAW

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 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (37.04%) MS Office
1 10 (37.04%) Photoshop
2 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
3 5 (18.52%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (7.41%) CorelDRAW
4 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (3.70%) FrameMaker
5 1 (3.70%) QuarkXPress
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Internet
2 4 (14.81%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) WebEx
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (14.81%) Publishing
2 2 (7.41%) Games
2 2 (7.41%) Legal
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Designer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Digital Designer
4 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (11.11%) Author
5 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Author
6 2 (7.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) IT Support
6 2 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Mobile Designer
6 2 (7.41%) Mobile UI Designer
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Writer
6 2 (7.41%) UI Designer
6 2 (7.41%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) XMPP
2 1 (3.70%) Flash
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) User Experience
1 5 (18.52%) Video Editing
2 3 (11.11%) FMCG
3 2 (7.41%) Animation
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.70%) iPad
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.41%) Android
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
4 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
1 6 (22.22%) Time Management
2 5 (18.52%) Prototyping
2 5 (18.52%) Wireframes
3 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (14.81%) Web Development
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Brand Management
4 2 (7.41%) Document Management
4 2 (7.41%) ITSM
4 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Logistics
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Software Licensing
5 1 (3.70%) Web Design
5 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Java
1 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) HNC
2 2 (7.41%) HND
2 2 (7.41%) MOS
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) BMC Marimba
1 1 (3.70%) DameWare
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Adobe
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) LANDesk
4 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.70%) Apple
5 1 (3.70%) BMC
5 1 (3.70%) Kofax
5 1 (3.70%) Lotus
5 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (3.70%) Quark