The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Acrobat skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Acrobat over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Adobe Acrobat
England / East of England
Rank 125 121 131
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10  
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.046% 0.082% 0.039%
As % of the Applications category 0.34% 0.62% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £150 £325
% change year-on-year +183.33% -53.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +57.14% -12.50%  

Acrobat is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 294 325 331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 13.54% 13.31% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 152 152
Median daily rate £300 £360 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +30.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £168 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 69 68
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.79%  

Acrobat
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Acrobat as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Acrobat in the East of England

Acrobat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Acrobat in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Acrobat in the East of England

Acrobat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Acrobat in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Acrobat in the East of England

Acrobat
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acrobat within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Cambridgeshire +4 1 - - 1
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for Acrobat.

1 3 (100.00%) Adobe
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) MOS
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Support Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Document Management
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MOS
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Adobe
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft