The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Adobe Acrobat
UK
Rank 591 598 601
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3  
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 8 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.057% 0.038%
As % of the Applications category 0.16% 0.52% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 9
Median daily rate £313 £180 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.61% -28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £124 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £340 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £150 £325
% change year-on-year +183.33% -53.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £19.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.50 £12.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £21.50 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +57.14% -12.50%  

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 with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4864 5725 6382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.88% 10.84% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2879 3409 3512
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 482 616
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.00 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

Acrobat
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Acrobat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Acrobat in the UK

Acrobat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acrobat over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acrobat in the UK

Acrobat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Acrobat in the UK

Acrobat
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acrobat over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Acrobat in the UK

Acrobat
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 23 March 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
England +13 8 £313 +73.61% 5
London +15 3 £200 -11.11% 3
North West +18 1 - -
Manchester +16 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - -
South East +1 1 £425 +226.92%
South West +1 1 - -
East of England -5 1 - -
Kent - 1 £425 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Telford - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 £425 -

Acrobat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 with a requirement for Acrobat.

1 18 (81.82%) Adobe
2 11 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 11 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (36.36%) Adobe Premiere
4 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 6 (27.27%) User Experience
4 6 (27.27%) Wireframes
4 6 (27.27%) Prototyping
5 5 (22.73%) Time Management
5 5 (22.73%) Web Development
5 5 (22.73%) Video Editing
5 5 (22.73%) MS Office
6 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.64%) Publishing
7 3 (13.64%) Marketing
7 3 (13.64%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
7 3 (13.64%) HNC
7 3 (13.64%) FMCG
7 3 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (9.09%) Copywriting
8 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
8 2 (9.09%) Brand Management
8 2 (9.09%) HND
8 2 (9.09%) CSS
8 2 (9.09%) Citrix
8 2 (9.09%) HTML
8 2 (9.09%) Internet
8 2 (9.09%) MOS

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 11 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 8 (36.36%) Adobe Premiere
3 5 (22.73%) MS Office
4 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 3 (13.64%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (9.09%) CorelDRAW
6 2 (9.09%) FrameMaker
6 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (4.55%) InDesign
7 1 (4.55%) InVision
7 1 (4.55%) QuarkXPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Axure RP
1 1 (4.55%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (13.64%) Marketing
1 3 (13.64%) Publishing
2 2 (9.09%) Games
2 2 (9.09%) Legal
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Designer
2 5 (22.73%) Digital Designer
3 4 (18.18%) Author
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Author
4 3 (13.64%) Graphic Designer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Writer
6 1 (4.55%) Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) UX Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) CSS
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) Flash
2 1 (4.55%) SGML
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) User Experience
2 5 (22.73%) Video Editing
3 3 (13.64%) FMCG
4 2 (9.09%) Animation
5 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Prototyping
1 6 (27.27%) Wireframes
2 5 (22.73%) Time Management
2 5 (22.73%) Web Development
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Brand Management
4 2 (9.09%) Copywriting
4 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
4 2 (9.09%) Web Design
5 1 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
5 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.55%) Document Management
5 1 (4.55%) Email Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Logistics
5 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Software Licensing
5 1 (4.55%) Statistics
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) HNC
2 2 (9.09%) HND
2 2 (9.09%) MOS
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Adobe
2 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Kofax
4 1 (4.55%) Quark
4 1 (4.55%) Veeam
4 1 (4.55%) VMware