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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe Acrobat
Rank 573 575 526
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -49
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 55 34 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.066% 0.12%
As % of the Applications category 0.99% 0.55% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 28
Average daily rate £165 £310 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.77% +13.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £182 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £385 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £270 £260
% change year-on-year
-51.85% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.57 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £32.00 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £63.75
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -76.47%

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
5579 6139 6443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.85% 11.90% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3299 3495 3390
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 581 631
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.51 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.19% -3.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

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 8 February 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 25 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 55 £165 -46.77% 5
South East +25 26 £130 -51.85%
London +2 12 £275 -11.29% 2
Oxford - 11 £130 -
Oxfordshire - 11 £130 -
Berkshire - 10 £165 -
South West - 7 £120 -
North West -16 5 £175 -46.15% 1
Manchester - 5 £175 - 1
Bristol - 5 £120 -
Hampshire +9 3 £306 +27.50%
Slough - 3 £165 -
Peterborough +16 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +9 2 - -
East of England 0 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire -11 2 - -
Yorkshire -14 2 - - 1
Sheffield -17 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £363 -
City of London +45 1 £180 -41.93% 1
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Hook - 1 £306 -
West Midlands - 1 £120 -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 74 (87.06%) Adobe
2 48 (56.47%) Microsoft
3 35 (41.18%) Photoshop
3 35 (41.18%) MS Office
4 32 (37.65%) MS Excel
5 30 (35.29%) Windows
6 28 (32.94%) MS PowerPoint
7 23 (27.06%) Active Directory
7 23 (27.06%) Internet
7 23 (27.06%) Adobe Illustrator
8 22 (25.88%) Windows XP
9 21 (24.71%) ITIL
10 20 (23.53%) Incident Management
11 17 (20.00%) IBM Notes
11 17 (20.00%) SharePoint
11 17 (20.00%) Lotus
12 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
12 14 (16.47%) Adobe Captivate
13 13 (15.29%) VPN
13 13 (15.29%) Project Management
14 12 (14.12%) Finance
14 12 (14.12%) Banking
14 12 (14.12%) Apple
14 12 (14.12%) MS Visio
14 12 (14.12%) HTML
14 12 (14.12%) Apple iOS
15 11 (12.94%) WebEx
15 11 (12.94%) Java
15 11 (12.94%) PeopleSoft
15 11 (12.94%) DameWare

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 17 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 17 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.76%) CMS
3 6 (7.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (7.06%) IBM Domino
4 5 (5.88%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.71%) Drupal
5 4 (4.71%) WordPress
6 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (2.35%) concrete5
7 2 (2.35%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (2.35%) Joomla!
7 2 (2.35%) LiveLink
7 2 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (2.35%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.35%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 35 (41.18%) MS Office
1 35 (41.18%) Photoshop
2 32 (37.65%) MS Excel
3 28 (32.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (27.06%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (16.47%) Adobe Captivate
6 12 (14.12%) MS Visio
7 10 (11.76%) InDesign
7 10 (11.76%) MS Project
8 6 (7.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (7.06%) FrameMaker
8 6 (7.06%) RoboHelp
8 6 (7.06%) XMetaL
9 5 (5.88%) 3ds Max
10 4 (4.71%) QuarkXPress
11 2 (2.35%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (2.35%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (2.35%) FreeHand
11 2 (2.35%) PaintShop Pro
11 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.35%) Magento
2 2 (2.35%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) MailChimp
2 2 (2.35%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.06%) Internet
2 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
3 13 (15.29%) VPN
4 11 (12.94%) WebEx
5 8 (9.41%) LAN
6 6 (7.06%) WAN
7 5 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.53%) Intranet
9 2 (2.35%) DHCP
9 2 (2.35%) Firewall
10 1 (1.18%) 3G
10 1 (1.18%) 4G
10 1 (1.18%) SAN
10 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) MySQL
2 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Axure RP
1 2 (2.35%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (2.35%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.35%) Grunt
General
1 12 (14.12%) Banking
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Law
2 10 (11.76%) Legal
3 6 (7.06%) Billing
3 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.71%) Local Government
4 4 (4.71%) Marketing
4 4 (4.71%) Publishing
5 3 (3.53%) Retail
6 2 (2.35%) Military
7 1 (1.18%) Front Office
7 1 (1.18%) Games
7 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (16.47%) Designer
2 13 (15.29%) Analyst
3 10 (11.76%) Author
3 10 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 10 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (11.76%) Technical Author
4 8 (9.41%) Consultant
4 8 (9.41%) IT Trainer
4 8 (9.41%) Trainer
5 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Technical Services Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Creative Designer
6 6 (7.06%) Implementation Consultant
6 6 (7.06%) Print Designer
7 5 (5.88%) Deskside Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Deskside Support
7 5 (5.88%) Deskside Support Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Digital Designer
8 4 (4.71%) Graphic Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.12%) HTML
2 8 (9.41%) XML
3 7 (8.24%) CSS
4 4 (4.71%) Flash
5 3 (3.53%) ATL
6 2 (2.35%) .NET
6 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.35%) Backbone.js
6 2 (2.35%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (2.35%) CSS3
6 2 (2.35%) D3.js
6 2 (2.35%) Ember.js
6 2 (2.35%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (2.35%) jQuery
6 2 (2.35%) JSP
6 2 (2.35%) Laravel
6 2 (2.35%) MooTools
6 2 (2.35%) PhoneGap
6 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Blackberry
2 8 (9.41%) e-Learning
2 8 (9.41%) Smartphone
3 7 (8.24%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.06%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.06%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.06%) Statistics
5 5 (5.88%) User Experience
6 4 (4.71%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (3.53%) Derivative
7 3 (3.53%) PDA
8 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.35%) Animation
8 2 (2.35%) Copywriting
8 2 (2.35%) New Media
8 2 (2.35%) Photography
8 2 (2.35%) Social Media
8 2 (2.35%) Tandem
9 1 (1.18%) Graphic Design
9 1 (1.18%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.29%) Windows
2 22 (25.88%) Windows XP
3 12 (14.12%) Apple iOS
4 9 (10.59%) Windows 2000
4 9 (10.59%) Windows Vista
5 8 (9.41%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.71%) Android
6 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.53%) Unix
7 3 (3.53%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.35%) CentOS
9 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.71%) ITIL
2 20 (23.53%) Incident Management
3 13 (15.29%) Project Management
4 10 (11.76%) Change Control
4 10 (11.76%) Content Management
4 10 (11.76%) Release Management
5 8 (9.41%) Software Distribution
6 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
7 6 (7.06%) Information Architecture
7 6 (7.06%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (7.06%) Service Management
8 5 (5.88%) Presales
9 4 (4.71%) ITSM
9 4 (4.71%) Time Management
10 3 (3.53%) Change Management
10 3 (3.53%) Migration
11 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.35%) Web Design
11 2 (2.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) Java
2 2 (2.35%) ActionScript
2 2 (2.35%) Apple Swift
2 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.35%) C
2 2 (2.35%) C#
2 2 (2.35%) C++
2 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
2 2 (2.35%) PHP
2 2 (2.35%) Python
2 2 (2.35%) Ruby
2 2 (2.35%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.71%) Degree
4 3 (3.53%) MCP
4 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) QA
3 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (27.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) DameWare
2 6 (7.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.35%) SCCM
4 2 (2.35%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 74 (87.06%) Adobe
2 48 (56.47%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.00%) Lotus
4 12 (14.12%) Apple
5 11 (12.94%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (7.06%) Citrix
6 6 (7.06%) Dell
6 6 (7.06%) Symantec
7 4 (4.71%) Remedy
8 3 (3.53%) Bomgar
9 2 (2.35%) Google
9 2 (2.35%) HP
9 2 (2.35%) iRise
9 2 (2.35%) Peregrine
9 2 (2.35%) Quark
9 2 (2.35%) Sitecore
9 2 (2.35%) Zend
10 1 (1.18%) Aprimo
10 1 (1.18%) VMware
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