Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 362 375 377
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 +6
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 16 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.095% 0.018% 0.088%
As % of the Applications category 0.91% 0.17% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 13
South East median daily rate £290 £150 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +93.33% +11.11% -53.45%
10th Percentile £260 £143 £112
90th Percentile £323 £157 £259
England median daily rate £290 £328 £268
% change year-on-year -11.45% +22.43% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South East median hourly rate - £18.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.00% +40.00%
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.55 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.29% -2.37% +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 the South East with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1755 1781 2257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.43% 10.71% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 896 1197
South East median daily rate £345 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -1.54% +3.17%
10th Percentile £131 £136 £153
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.43% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 229 211
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +9.27% +5.74%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.91
90th Percentile £32.60 £38.80 £28.75
England median hourly rate £15.53 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -5.91% +4.76% +5.00%

Acrobat
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Acrobat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Acrobat in the South East

Acrobat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Acrobat in the South East

Acrobat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Acrobat in the South East

Acrobat
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acrobat within the South East 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
Hampshire +21 13 £290 +93.33% 1
Thames Valley -9 2 - -
Oxfordshire +8 1 - -
Berkshire +1 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Acrobat
England

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 South East region with a requirement for Acrobat.

1 15 (93.75%) Windows
1 15 (93.75%) Adobe
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 13 (81.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (81.25%) PaintShop Pro
3 13 (81.25%) MS Visio
3 13 (81.25%) MS Exchange
4 12 (75.00%) Management Information System
4 12 (75.00%) SDLC
5 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
6 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
7 8 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
7 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (43.75%) LAN
8 7 (43.75%) WAN
9 2 (12.50%) VPN
9 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
10 1 (6.25%) Chat Support
10 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (6.25%) ITSM
10 1 (6.25%) Banking
10 1 (6.25%) PDA
10 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
10 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
10 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
10 1 (6.25%) SharePoint

Acrobat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (81.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 13 (81.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (81.25%) MS Visio
1 13 (81.25%) PaintShop Pro
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) LAN
1 7 (43.75%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Author
1 13 (81.25%) Technical Author
2 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) SDLC
2 8 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Chat Support
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy