Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 24 June 2019 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.

Adobe Acrobat
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 779 816 788
Rank change year-on-year +37 -28 +18
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 26 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.038% 0.024%
As % of the Applications category 0.38% 0.44% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 11
England median daily rate £369 £175 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +110.86% -30.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £140 £107 £200
90th Percentile £419 £480 £375
UK median daily rate £363 £180 £250
% change year-on-year +101.67% -28.00% +38.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
England median hourly rate - £19.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.74% +61.43%
UK median hourly rate - £19.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year - -32.74% +61.43%

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

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 6,840 7,990 7,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.24% 8.73% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,982 4,798 4,457
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £150 £148 £150
90th Percentile £580 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 725 669
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £9.81
90th Percentile £45.75 £40.73 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £16.57 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.39% +3.13% -3.03%

Acrobat
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Acrobat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Acrobat in England

Acrobat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Acrobat in England

Acrobat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acrobat in England over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acrobat in England

Acrobat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Acrobat in England

Acrobat
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +44 16 £307 +70.28%
North of England +22 6 £400 +158.06% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
North West +15 2 £425 +174.19% 1
South West - 2 £105 - 1
South East +19 1 £110 -31.25%
East of England -2 1 - -
Acrobat
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Acrobat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Acrobat.

1 24 (92.31%) Adobe
2 16 (61.54%) InDesign
3 12 (46.15%) WCAG
3 12 (46.15%) LiveCycle
4 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (42.31%) Publishing
5 9 (34.62%) Desktop Publishing
6 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 6 (23.08%) Windows
7 6 (23.08%) Internet
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (19.23%) Marketing
8 5 (19.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (19.23%) Photoshop
8 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
9 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
9 4 (15.38%) ITIL
9 4 (15.38%) IBM Notes
9 4 (15.38%) Lotus
9 4 (15.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
9 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
10 3 (11.54%) Blender
10 3 (11.54%) Motion Graphics
10 3 (11.54%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (11.54%) Animation
10 3 (11.54%) Banking
10 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
10 3 (11.54%) Asset Management

Acrobat
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (46.15%) LiveCycle
2 4 (15.38%) IBM Notes
3 2 (7.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (7.69%) CMS
3 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (61.54%) InDesign
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (19.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (19.23%) MS Visio
5 5 (19.23%) Photoshop
6 4 (15.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (11.54%) Blender
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (3.85%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.85%) assyst
2 1 (3.85%) HFM
2 1 (3.85%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) Google Docs
2 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Internet
2 3 (11.54%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.69%) VPN
3 2 (7.69%) WebEx
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) Skype
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Essbase
2 1 (3.85%) FileMaker
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (42.31%) Publishing
2 5 (19.23%) Marketing
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Advertising
4 2 (7.69%) Retail
5 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Designer
2 3 (11.54%) Graphics Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (3.85%) Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Deskside Support
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Designer
4 1 (3.85%) Functional Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Hardware Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) IT Assistant
4 1 (3.85%) IT Support
4 1 (3.85%) IT Technician
4 1 (3.85%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Web Designer
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Animation
1 3 (11.54%) Motion Graphics
2 2 (7.69%) Graphic Design
2 2 (7.69%) iPad
2 2 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
2 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.54%) Mac OS X
3 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Desktop Publishing
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
3 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) Adaptive Web Design
4 2 (7.69%) Business Development
4 2 (7.69%) Deadline-Driven
4 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.69%) ITSM
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (7.69%) SDLC
4 2 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) DRM
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) ERP
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) DBS Check
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) WCAG
2 3 (11.54%) SLA
3 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.85%) IFRS
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
2 1 (3.85%) NDS
2 1 (3.85%) NetIQ eDirectory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (7.69%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Adobe
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Lotus
4 3 (11.54%) McAfee
4 3 (11.54%) Symantec
5 2 (7.69%) Apple
5 2 (7.69%) ATG
5 2 (7.69%) Bomgar
5 2 (7.69%) Google
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Hyperion
5 2 (7.69%) Peregrine
5 2 (7.69%) Remedy
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.85%) Novell
6 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.85%) Spiceworks
6 1 (3.85%) VMware