Period
to 23 April 2019

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 6 months to 23 April 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
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 829 842 804
Rank change year-on-year +13 -38 +13
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 31 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.037% 0.033%
As % of the Applications category 0.40% 0.42% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 17
UK median daily rate £369 £200 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +84.50% -4.76% +27.27%
10th Percentile £215 £105 £113
90th Percentile £438 £365 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £259 £199
% change year-on-year +54.59% +30.19% +52.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
UK median hourly rate - £19.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.74% +61.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year - -32.74% +61.43%

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 with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 7,797 8,782 8,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.19% 8.69% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,554 5,314 4,787
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +2.34%
10th Percentile £143 £143 £150
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 775 761
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.11 £37.58 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%

Acrobat
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Acrobat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acrobat in the UK

Acrobat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Acrobat in the UK

Acrobat
Top 8 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 6 months to 23 April 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
England -1 25 £375 +114.29% 2
London +36 18 £362 +106.57%
UK excluding London -8 11 £400 +54.59% 2
North of England +13 6 £400 +158.06%
Scotland +18 4 £375 +28.21%
Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
North West +8 2 £425 +174.19%
East of England +10 1 - - 1

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

1 27 (87.10%) Adobe
2 19 (61.29%) InDesign
3 12 (38.71%) WCAG
3 12 (38.71%) LiveCycle
4 11 (35.48%) Publishing
5 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (29.03%) Desktop Publishing
7 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (22.58%) Photoshop
8 7 (22.58%) Marketing
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (19.35%) Degree
9 6 (19.35%) CSS
9 6 (19.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
10 5 (16.13%) HTML
10 5 (16.13%) Windows
10 5 (16.13%) User Experience
11 4 (12.90%) Google
11 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
11 4 (12.90%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (12.90%) CMS
11 4 (12.90%) Banking
11 4 (12.90%) Retail
12 3 (9.68%) ATG
12 3 (9.68%) Mac OS X
12 3 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (9.68%) Advertising
12 3 (9.68%) Internet

Acrobat
Co-occurring 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 12 (38.71%) LiveCycle
2 4 (12.90%) CMS
3 3 (9.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (61.29%) InDesign
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (22.58%) Photoshop
5 6 (19.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
7 3 (9.68%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (9.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (9.68%) Blender
8 1 (3.23%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (3.23%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) assyst
1 1 (3.23%) HFM
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.23%) Skype
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
2 1 (3.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Essbase
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (35.48%) Publishing
2 7 (22.58%) Marketing
3 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Retail
4 3 (9.68%) Advertising
4 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
4 3 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Designer
3 3 (9.68%) Graphics Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.45%) Digital Designer
4 2 (6.45%) Email Designer
4 2 (6.45%) Salesforce Developer
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Communications Officer
5 1 (3.23%) Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) IT Support
5 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Business Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) CSS
2 5 (16.13%) HTML
3 3 (9.68%) HTML5
4 2 (6.45%) Flash
4 2 (6.45%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) User Experience
2 3 (9.68%) Animation
2 3 (9.68%) Graphic Design
2 3 (9.68%) Motion Graphics
2 3 (9.68%) Social Media
3 2 (6.45%) Life Science
4 1 (3.23%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.23%) iPad
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Mac OS X
2 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.45%) HPUX
3 2 (6.45%) Unix
3 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Desktop Publishing
2 3 (9.68%) Adaptive Web Design
2 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (9.68%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (9.68%) Typography
3 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.45%) Online Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
3 2 (6.45%) Project Management
3 2 (6.45%) User Stories
4 1 (3.23%) Deadline-Driven
4 1 (3.23%) DRM
4 1 (3.23%) Instructional Design
4 1 (3.23%) IT Strategy
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) SDLC
4 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.23%) Vendor Relationship Management
4 1 (3.23%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.45%) DBS Check
3 2 (6.45%) Master's Degree
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) MCP
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (38.71%) WCAG
2 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.23%) IFRS
3 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) BitLocker
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (3.23%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (87.10%) Adobe
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) Google
3 4 (12.90%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (9.68%) ATG
5 2 (6.45%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Hyperion
6 1 (3.23%) Lotus
6 1 (3.23%) McAfee
6 1 (3.23%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.23%) Peregrine
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) Xerox
6 1 (3.23%) YouTube