Period
to 18 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 648 612 659
Rank change year-on-year -36 +47 -16
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 12 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.022% 0.037% 0.037%
As % of the Applications category 0.24% 0.40% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 12
UK excluding London median daily rate £171 £290 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.95% +93.33% -36.84%
10th Percentile £127 £239 £122
90th Percentile £221 £361 £380
UK median daily rate £216 £285 £180
% change year-on-year -24.12% +58.33% -34.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £29.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.45% +118.87% -18.46%
10th Percentile £11.38 £28.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £32.63 £29.50 £17.95
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £29.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year -32.76% +118.87% -30.26%

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 5,008 4,752 5,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 9.10% 9.16% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,719 2,582 2,951
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +2.80% -1.23%
10th Percentile £134 £130 £131
90th Percentile £500 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £374 £351 £338
% change year-on-year +6.42% +4.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 518 738
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £15.38 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -6.79% +13.79%
10th Percentile £10.24 £9.80 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.50 £40.08
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.05 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.80% -2.73% +10.00%

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acrobat in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 September 2018. 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 -6 6 £171 -40.95% 1
East of England -3 2 £233 -7.00% 1
North of England -19 2 £125 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -
Yorkshire -22 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £125 -
Acrobat
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 12 (100.00%) Adobe
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (50.00%) Photoshop
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) Project Management
6 4 (33.33%) HTML
6 4 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (33.33%) InDesign
7 3 (25.00%) Publishing
7 3 (25.00%) Legal
7 3 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) Marketing
7 3 (25.00%) Social Media
7 3 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (16.67%) Camtasia
8 2 (16.67%) Instructional Design
8 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
8 2 (16.67%) Learning Management System
8 2 (16.67%) Change Control
8 2 (16.67%) Video Editing
8 2 (16.67%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (16.67%) Degree
8 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
8 2 (16.67%) Document Management
8 2 (16.67%) PMP
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (16.67%) MS Visio

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:

Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (50.00%) Photoshop
4 4 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (33.33%) InDesign
5 2 (16.67%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (16.67%) Camtasia
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (8.33%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (8.33%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Adaptiv
1 1 (8.33%) Primavera
General
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
1 3 (25.00%) Marketing
1 3 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (25.00%) Publishing
2 2 (16.67%) Advertising
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) French Language
3 1 (8.33%) German Language
3 1 (8.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Author
1 2 (16.67%) Coordinator
1 2 (16.67%) Designer
1 2 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
1 2 (16.67%) Technical Author
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Communications Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Graphic Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) Sass
3 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Social Media
2 2 (16.67%) e-Learning
2 2 (16.67%) Learning Management System
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Video Editing
3 1 (8.33%) Graphic Design
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Document Management
3 2 (16.67%) Instructional Design
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Insight
4 1 (8.33%) Data Privacy
4 1 (8.33%) PLM
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) PMP
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Adobe
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft