The first table below looks at the demand for Acrobat skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Acrobat over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Acrobat
Rank - 97 -
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.055% -
As % of the Applications category - 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £210 £310
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -32.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
- +82.27%
Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
383 283 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.17% 15.44% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 117 121
Average daily rate £300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £149 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £403 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 57 64
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.19 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.70% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.98 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £37.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Acrobat across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Acrobat Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Acrobat
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Acrobat across the West Midlands region.

Acrobat Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Acrobat
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Acrobat across the West Midlands region.

Acrobat Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Acrobat
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acrobat within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - - - - 1
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (100.00%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (100.00%) Adobe
1 2 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (100.00%) InDesign
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (100.00%) InDesign
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Designer
2 1 (50.00%) Photoshop Designer
2 1 (50.00%) Creative Designer
2 1 (50.00%) Print Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Adobe