Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 18 January 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 643 604 612
Rank change year-on-year -39 +8 +4
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 6 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.011% 0.062% 0.036%
As % of the Applications category 0.13% 0.67% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 11
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £290 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.41% +93.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £133 £260 £113
90th Percentile £318 £344 £288
UK median daily rate £338 £290 £150
% change year-on-year +16.38% +93.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £18.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +10.96% +10.92%
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £21.25 £18.03
% change year-on-year -38.82% +17.89% +3.00%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4,608 4,785 4,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.72% 9.23% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,453 2,635 2,714
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +3.08% -
10th Percentile £134 £135 £134
90th Percentile £500 £500 £477
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.45% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 588 729
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.62% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £9.68 £10.00 £9.81
90th Percentile £37.50 £33.75 £39.20
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% - -

Acrobat
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Acrobat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Acrobat in the UK excluding London

Acrobat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Acrobat in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Acrobat in the UK excluding London

Acrobat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acrobat in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acrobat in the UK excluding London

Acrobat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Acrobat in the UK excluding London

Acrobat
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acrobat within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Scotland -10 3 £325 +11.11%
North of England -21 2 £125 - 1
North West - 2 £125 - 1
South East -17 1 - - 1
Acrobat
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Acrobat.

1 6 (100.00%) Adobe
2 5 (83.33%) Photoshop
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Video Editing
3 3 (50.00%) Adobe Captivate
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (50.00%) e-Learning
3 3 (50.00%) InDesign
4 2 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Marketing
4 2 (33.33%) Social Media
4 2 (33.33%) Learning Management System
4 2 (33.33%) Camtasia
4 2 (33.33%) Instructional Design
5 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Facebook
5 1 (16.67%) Twitter
5 1 (16.67%) Customer Insight
5 1 (16.67%) Sass
5 1 (16.67%) Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (16.67%) User Experience
5 1 (16.67%) Graphic Design
5 1 (16.67%) Google
5 1 (16.67%) Google Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Email Marketing

Acrobat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (83.33%) Photoshop
2 3 (50.00%) Adobe Captivate
2 3 (50.00%) InDesign
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (33.33%) Camtasia
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
General
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Communications Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Designer
2 1 (16.67%) e-Learning Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Graphic Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) Sass
2 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) e-Learning
1 3 (50.00%) Video Editing
2 2 (33.33%) Learning Management System
2 2 (33.33%) Social Media
3 1 (16.67%) Graphic Design
3 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Instructional Design
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Brand Management
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Insight
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Email Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) Facebook
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Twitter