Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 754 824 842
Rank change year-on-year +70 +18 +23
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 21 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.024% 0.035%
As % of the Applications category 0.32% 0.29% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 16
England median daily rate £113 £250 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.00% -13.79% -23.68%
10th Percentile £90 £122 £242
90th Percentile £288 £560 £363
UK median daily rate £113 £270 £290
% change year-on-year -58.33% -6.90% -23.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
England median hourly rate - £25.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -
UK median hourly rate - £13.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year - -38.82% +112.50%

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 6,512 7,999 8,349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.50% 8.51% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,829 4,737 5,143
England median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £146 £149 £150
90th Percentile £563 £563 £573
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 738 667
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -6.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.34 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.18 £40.54 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -4.85%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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
South East +44 8 £110 - 1
London +52 6 £275 -8.33% 4
South West - 5 £105 - 2
North of England +37 1 - - 2
North West +27 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £275 - 1
Acrobat
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 17 (80.95%) Adobe
2 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (61.90%) Windows
3 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 13 (61.90%) Internet
3 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
4 10 (47.62%) Incident Management
5 9 (42.86%) ITIL
6 8 (38.10%) IBM Notes
6 8 (38.10%) Lotus
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (33.33%) MS Visio
7 7 (33.33%) Java
7 7 (33.33%) McAfee
7 7 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (33.33%) Symantec
7 7 (33.33%) Service Management
8 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
8 6 (28.57%) Remedy
8 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
8 6 (28.57%) ITSM
8 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
8 6 (28.57%) Windows 2000
8 6 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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 8 (38.10%) IBM Notes
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 4 (19.05%) CMS
4 2 (9.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (4.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (23.81%) Photoshop
6 4 (19.05%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (19.05%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (9.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (4.76%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.76%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (4.76%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) Internet
2 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (28.57%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (28.57%) VPN
3 6 (28.57%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Publishing
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support
3 3 (14.29%) Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Deskside Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Deskside Support
3 3 (14.29%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Content Editor
4 2 (9.52%) Digital Content Editor
4 2 (9.52%) Digital Editor
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Content Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Functional Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 6 (28.57%) PDA
1 6 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (19.05%) Driving Licence
2 4 (19.05%) User Experience
3 2 (9.52%) Digital Media
3 2 (9.52%) Graphic Design
4 1 (4.76%) iPad
4 1 (4.76%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
1 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
2 6 (28.57%) Windows 2000
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Vista
2 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Incident Management
2 9 (42.86%) ITIL
3 7 (33.33%) Service Management
4 6 (28.57%) ITSM
4 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 5 (23.81%) Asset Management
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) Content Strategy
7 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (9.52%) Mobile First
7 2 (9.52%) SEO
8 1 (4.76%) Adaptive Web Design
8 1 (4.76%) Collaborative Working
8 1 (4.76%) Customer-Centricity
8 1 (4.76%) Deadline-Driven
8 1 (4.76%) Desktop Publishing
8 1 (4.76%) Infographics
8 1 (4.76%) SDLC
8 1 (4.76%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) NDS
2 1 (4.76%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (28.57%) ServiceCenter
2 6 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Adobe
2 8 (38.10%) Lotus
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) McAfee
3 7 (33.33%) Symantec
4 6 (28.57%) Bomgar
4 6 (28.57%) HP
4 6 (28.57%) Peregrine
4 6 (28.57%) Remedy
5 2 (9.52%) Sitecore
6 1 (4.76%) Apple
6 1 (4.76%) ATG
6 1 (4.76%) Google
6 1 (4.76%) Hyperion
6 1 (4.76%) Novell
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) RedDot