The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe Acrobat
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Applications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £375 £298
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +26.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Acrobat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
336 387 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.62% 14.42% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 181 137
Average daily rate £300 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 62 60
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.35 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.07% +49.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £10.33 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.34 £33.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Domino
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Lotus
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Domino
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Deskside Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Deskside Support
1 1 (100.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Lotus
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec