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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 567 551 506
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -45
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 27 49 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.089% 0.11%
As % of the Applications category 0.39% 0.68% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 27 21
Average daily rate
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£250 £310 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.41% +3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £340 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £210
% change year-on-year
+9.24% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 9
Average hourly rate £19.02 £22.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.09 - £36.00

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
6884 7205 6314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.35% 13.05% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3739 3796 3239
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 677 716
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.83 £39.70 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -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 24 April 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 24 April 2015.

Acrobat Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Acrobat
Top 19 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 24 April 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 -18 24 £250 -21.25% 6
London -4 17 £235 -27.13% 2
City of London +20 3 £250 -
East of England - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £325 - 1
Scotland +1 1 - -
Kent -3 1 - -
South East -14 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North Wales - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Barnet - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £325 -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 43 (69.35%) Adobe
2 29 (46.77%) Photoshop
3 24 (38.71%) MS Office
3 24 (38.71%) Windows
4 23 (37.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 22 (35.48%) Microsoft
6 21 (33.87%) HTML
7 18 (29.03%) MS Excel
8 16 (25.81%) Degree
9 14 (22.58%) CSS
10 12 (19.35%) Android
10 12 (19.35%) Apple iOS
11 11 (17.74%) InDesign
11 11 (17.74%) SharePoint
12 9 (14.52%) Banking
12 9 (14.52%) MS PowerPoint
12 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (12.90%) Finance
14 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
14 7 (11.29%) Marketing
14 7 (11.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
15 6 (9.68%) Content Management
15 6 (9.68%) LAN
15 6 (9.68%) Active Directory
15 6 (9.68%) Dreamweaver
15 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
15 6 (9.68%) Flash
15 6 (9.68%) ITIL

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (17.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) WordPress
2 1 (1.61%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 29 (46.77%) Photoshop
2 24 (38.71%) MS Office
3 23 (37.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (29.03%) MS Excel
5 11 (17.74%) InDesign
6 9 (14.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (11.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (8.06%) MS Visio
9 3 (4.84%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (3.23%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (3.23%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (3.23%) Fireworks
10 2 (3.23%) ImageReady
10 2 (3.23%) MS Project
11 1 (1.61%) FrameMaker
11 1 (1.61%) AutoCAD
11 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (1.61%) Solid Edge
11 1 (1.61%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (1.61%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) LAN
2 5 (8.06%) DNS
2 5 (8.06%) LDAP
3 4 (6.45%) WAN
4 3 (4.84%) Internet
5 2 (3.23%) Intranet
5 2 (3.23%) VoIP
5 2 (3.23%) FTP
6 1 (1.61%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.61%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.61%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.61%) FrontPage
General
1 9 (14.52%) Banking
2 8 (12.90%) Finance
3 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.29%) Marketing
4 3 (4.84%) Retail
4 3 (4.84%) Publishing
5 2 (3.23%) Advertising
5 2 (3.23%) Local Government
6 1 (1.61%) Front Office
6 1 (1.61%) Interactive Media
6 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Designer
2 15 (24.19%) Author
2 15 (24.19%) Technical Author
3 9 (14.52%) UI Designer
4 4 (6.45%) Developer
5 3 (4.84%) Analyst
5 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.84%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (4.84%) Graphic Designer
5 3 (4.84%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (3.23%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Administrator
6 2 (3.23%) Web Designer
6 2 (3.23%) Interface Designer
6 2 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Technical Writer
6 2 (3.23%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.23%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (33.87%) HTML
2 14 (22.58%) CSS
3 6 (9.68%) Flash
4 4 (6.45%) jQuery
4 4 (6.45%) XML
5 3 (4.84%) XHTML
5 3 (4.84%) HTML5
5 3 (4.84%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) W3C
2 5 (8.06%) Graphic Design
2 5 (8.06%) User Experience
3 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.45%) Open Source
4 3 (4.84%) Photography
4 3 (4.84%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.23%) New Media
5 2 (3.23%) NHS
5 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.61%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.61%) Animation
6 1 (1.61%) Derivative
6 1 (1.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.71%) Windows
2 12 (19.35%) Android
2 12 (19.35%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.61%) UNIX
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
2 6 (9.68%) Content Management
2 6 (9.68%) ITIL
3 5 (8.06%) Project Management
4 4 (6.45%) Rapid Prototyping
5 3 (4.84%) Service Management
5 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.84%) ITSM
5 3 (4.84%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.23%) Scrum
6 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.23%) Email Marketing
6 2 (3.23%) BCP
6 2 (3.23%) Security Management
6 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.61%) ERP
7 1 (1.61%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) 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 6 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) DameWare
1 1 (1.61%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (69.35%) Adobe
2 22 (35.48%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.84%) Cisco
4 2 (3.23%) VMware
4 2 (3.23%) Apple
4 2 (3.23%) Quark
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) Nortel
5 1 (1.61%) Citrix
5 1 (1.61%) NEC
5 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
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