Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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.

Adobe Acrobat
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 819 852 807
Rank change year-on-year +33 -45 -19
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 36 19 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.020% 0.056%
As % of the Applications category 0.43% 0.21% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 31
England median daily rate £290 £328 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.45% +22.43% -10.83%
10th Percentile £239 £115 £128
90th Percentile £346 £413 £425
UK median daily rate £290 £275 £250
% change year-on-year +5.45% +10.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.55 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.29% -2.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £20.25 £18.55 £13.80
90th Percentile £23.60 £18.55 £22.20
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £10.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +125.00% -47.37% +5.56%

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 8447 8998 10735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.91% 9.25% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5189 5282 6318
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £146 £150 £154
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 880 1027
England median hourly rate £15.53 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.91% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.29 £9.78
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.50 £36.70
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.02% +2.54% +5.00%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 2017. 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 +13 16 £290 +93.33% 1
London -18 10 £250 -36.71% 3
West Midlands +24 4 - -
Midlands +20 4 - -
East of England -3 3 - - 1
North of England +54 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +24 2 - -
South West -7 1 £350 - 1
Acrobat
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 28 (77.78%) Adobe
2 23 (63.89%) Windows
3 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (47.22%) Windows Server
4 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (44.44%) MS Visio
5 15 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 14 (38.89%) PaintShop Pro
7 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
7 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (36.11%) SDLC
8 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 12 (33.33%) Management Information System
9 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
9 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Excel
10 10 (27.78%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (22.22%) HTML
11 8 (22.22%) WAN
11 8 (22.22%) Server Virtualisation
12 7 (19.44%) LAN
12 7 (19.44%) Photoshop
12 7 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (19.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 6 (16.67%) CSS
13 6 (16.67%) VPN
14 5 (13.89%) RoboHelp
14 5 (13.89%) VMware

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 15 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 13 (36.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.11%) CMS
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (44.44%) MS Visio
2 14 (38.89%) PaintShop Pro
3 13 (36.11%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (27.78%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (19.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (19.44%) Photoshop
7 5 (13.89%) RoboHelp
7 5 (13.89%) Snagit
8 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (5.56%) AutoCAD
9 2 (5.56%) InDesign
10 1 (2.78%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (2.78%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Dropbox
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) WAN
2 7 (19.44%) LAN
3 6 (16.67%) VPN
4 3 (8.33%) Internet
5 2 (5.56%) Firewall
5 2 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (5.56%) WebEx
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.78%) DHCP
6 1 (2.78%) DNS
6 1 (2.78%) FTP
6 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.56%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.78%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 4 (11.11%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Publishing
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Author
1 18 (50.00%) Technical Author
2 4 (11.11%) Designer
2 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.33%) Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Graphic Designer
3 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Deskside Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Desktop Publisher
5 1 (2.78%) Email Developer
5 1 (2.78%) IT Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) IT Support
5 1 (2.78%) PMO Support Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.78%) Transformation Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) HTML
2 6 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (2.78%) HTML5
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.33%) PDA
3 3 (8.33%) User Experience
4 2 (5.56%) Animation
5 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.78%) Handset
5 1 (2.78%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (2.78%) Replication
5 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (63.89%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) Windows Server
2 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) SDLC
2 8 (22.22%) Server Virtualisation
3 7 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.11%) Content Management
5 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.33%) ITSM
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Publishing
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) Web Development
6 2 (5.56%) Wireframes
7 1 (2.78%) Chat Support
7 1 (2.78%) Data Encryption
7 1 (2.78%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (2.78%) Document Management
7 1 (2.78%) Front End Development
7 1 (2.78%) Mobile First
7 1 (2.78%) Presales
7 1 (2.78%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.78%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) MCP
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.11%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) DameWare
1 2 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Adobe
2 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.89%) VMware
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle
5 3 (8.33%) Remedy
6 2 (5.56%) Apple
6 2 (5.56%) Bomgar
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco
6 2 (5.56%) Dell
6 2 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.78%) Veeam