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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 272 265
Rank change year-on-year +38 -7  
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.052% 0.057% 0.053%
As % of the Applications category 0.51% 0.56% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £238 £150 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £244 £152 £323
% change year-on-year +60.36% -52.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.84
% change year-on-year +70.58% -36.64%  

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 the South East with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 781 898 1182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 10.23% 10.19% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 468 553
Median daily rate £350 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £143 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 103 139
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Acrobat
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acrobat in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Berkshire - 2 £238 -
Surrey +3 1 - -
Oxfordshire -9 1 £350 +133.33%
Acrobat
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 5 (100.00%) Adobe
2 3 (60.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (60.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (60.00%) InDesign
3 2 (40.00%) RoboHelp
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Change Control
3 2 (40.00%) Desktop Publishing
3 2 (40.00%) Publishing
4 1 (20.00%) Wireframes
4 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (20.00%) InVision
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Axure RP
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (20.00%) Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Adobe After Effects

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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (60.00%) InDesign
1 3 (60.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (40.00%) RoboHelp
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (20.00%) InVision
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (40.00%) Publishing
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Author
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Author
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) UX Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Control
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Publishing
2 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (20.00%) Web Design
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Wireframes
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft