Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 618 823 831
Rank change year-on-year +205 +8 -32
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 40 27 36
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.073% 0.030% 0.039%
As % of the Applications category 0.85% 0.36% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 19
Median daily rate £120 £369 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.48% +110.86% -33.33%
10th Percentile £103 £201 £105
90th Percentile £575 £424 £353
UK median daily rate £120 £343 £200
% change year-on-year -64.96% +71.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £12.73 - £20.75
10th Percentile £11.68 - £17.88
90th Percentile £13.55 - £26.25
UK median hourly rate £12.73 - £20.75

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 4,724 7,434 8,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.68% 8.40% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,699 4,374 5,017
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £144 £148 £145
90th Percentile £551 £575 £572
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 610 721
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.25 £43.75 £37.63
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.30 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +3.23%

Acrobat
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Acrobat in England

Acrobat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Acrobat in England.

Daily rate trend for Acrobat in England

Acrobat
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Acrobat in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Acrobat in England

Acrobat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Acrobat in England.

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 9 April 2020. 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
South East - 23 £120 - 2
London +141 8 £550 +80.33% 2
North of England +73 8 £163 -59.31%
Yorkshire +67 5 £206 -48.63%
North East - 3 £120 -
South West - 3 £120 -
Acrobat
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 39 (97.50%) Adobe
2 28 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (65.00%) Windows
4 24 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (60.00%) Internet
4 24 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 22 (55.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (55.00%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (55.00%) MS Visio
5 22 (55.00%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
6 20 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 20 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 20 (50.00%) Windows XP
6 20 (50.00%) HP
6 20 (50.00%) VPN
6 20 (50.00%) Peregrine
6 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (50.00%) Windows 2000
6 20 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 20 (50.00%) Remedy
6 20 (50.00%) Blackberry
6 20 (50.00%) ITSM
6 20 (50.00%) PDA
6 20 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (50.00%) Windows Vista
6 20 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
6 20 (50.00%) ServiceCenter

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 20 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 20 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 20 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.00%) CMS
3 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (55.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (55.00%) Microsoft Project
3 22 (55.00%) MS Visio
4 14 (35.00%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (17.50%) Photoshop
6 1 (2.50%) FrameMaker
6 1 (2.50%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 20 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (5.00%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Azure
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (60.00%) Internet
2 20 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 20 (50.00%) VPN
2 20 (50.00%) WebEx
3 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.00%) Skype
5 1 (2.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.50%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Desktop Support
2 10 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
3 8 (20.00%) IT Support
4 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Developer
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Coordinator
6 4 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (7.50%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (7.50%) Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) IT Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) IT Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Support
7 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Deskside Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
1 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.00%) WPF
3 1 (2.50%) CSS
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 20 (50.00%) PDA
2 5 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 5 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (65.00%) Windows
2 24 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (50.00%) Windows 2000
3 20 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 20 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (50.00%) ITSM
3 18 (45.00%) Incident Management
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 4 (10.00%) Document Management
5 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.00%) Service Management
5 4 (10.00%) Time Management
6 2 (5.00%) Content Management
6 2 (5.00%) DevOps
6 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.50%) Analytics
7 1 (2.50%) Change Management
7 1 (2.50%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.50%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) C#
1 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 5 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) SLA
2 4 (10.00%) Solvency II
3 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (50.00%) ServiceCenter
1 20 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 39 (97.50%) Adobe
2 20 (50.00%) Bomgar
2 20 (50.00%) HP
2 20 (50.00%) Peregrine
2 20 (50.00%) Remedy
3 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.00%) Lotus
4 4 (10.00%) McAfee
4 4 (10.00%) Symantec
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) Google
5 2 (5.00%) iManage
6 1 (2.50%) RedDot