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 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
UK / England
Rank 575 587 586
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1  
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 8 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.061% 0.036%
As % of the Applications category 0.18% 0.57% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 9
Median daily rate £313 £180 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.61% -28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £124 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £340 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £150 £325
% change year-on-year +183.33% -53.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -7.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.50 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £21.50 £19.80
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 England with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4467 5304 5838
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.69% 10.86% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2663 3189 3223
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 449 578
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.92 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.00 £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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acrobat in England

Acrobat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Acrobat in England

Acrobat
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acrobat in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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
London +26 3 £200 -11.11% 2
North West +26 1 - -
South East +11 1 £425 +226.92% 1
South West -3 1 - -
East of England -4 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Acrobat
UK

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 England region with a requirement for Acrobat.

1 13 (76.47%) Adobe
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Photoshop
2 6 (35.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (29.41%) MS Office
4 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
5 3 (17.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
5 3 (17.65%) HNC
5 3 (17.65%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (17.65%) Publishing
5 3 (17.65%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (17.65%) Marketing
5 3 (17.65%) FMCG
6 2 (11.76%) Copywriting
6 2 (11.76%) Wealth Management
6 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (11.76%) MOS
6 2 (11.76%) Legal
6 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
6 2 (11.76%) FrameMaker
6 2 (11.76%) CorelDRAW
6 2 (11.76%) CMS
6 2 (11.76%) Games
6 2 (11.76%) HND
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) Internet
6 2 (11.76%) Animation
6 2 (11.76%) Brand Management
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure

Acrobat
Top Related 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 2 (11.76%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (35.29%) Photoshop
2 5 (29.41%) MS Office
3 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
4 3 (17.65%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (17.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (17.65%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (11.76%) CorelDRAW
5 2 (11.76%) FrameMaker
5 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (5.88%) InDesign
6 1 (5.88%) InVision
6 1 (5.88%) QuarkXPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) FTP
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Axure RP
1 1 (5.88%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (17.65%) Marketing
1 3 (17.65%) Publishing
2 2 (11.76%) Games
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Author
1 4 (23.53%) Designer
1 4 (23.53%) Technical Author
2 3 (17.65%) Graphic Designer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Writer
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) Flash
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) SGML
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) FMCG
2 2 (11.76%) Animation
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Brand Management
1 2 (11.76%) Copywriting
1 2 (11.76%) Wealth Management
2 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
2 1 (5.88%) Document Management
2 1 (5.88%) Email Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Logistics
2 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Prototyping
2 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
2 1 (5.88%) Statistics
2 1 (5.88%) Time Management
2 1 (5.88%) Web Design
2 1 (5.88%) Web Development
2 1 (5.88%) Wireframes
2 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) HNC
2 2 (11.76%) HND
2 2 (11.76%) MOS
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Adobe
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Kofax
4 1 (5.88%) Quark
4 1 (5.88%) Veeam
4 1 (5.88%) VMware