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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 27 May 2022 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
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 818 696 594
Rank change year-on-year -122 -102 +254
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 17 7 43
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.012% 0.091%
As % of the Applications category 0.26% 0.17% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 19
10th Percentile £128 - -
25th Percentile £150 £313 £120
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £175 £325 £206
Median % change year-on-year -46.15% +58.15% -45.20%
75th Percentile £206 £506 £506
90th Percentile £356 £608 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 - £120
% change year-on-year - - -69.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
10th Percentile - - £11.68
25th Percentile £26.25 £19.25 £11.88
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £12.73
Median % change year-on-year +41.03% +53.15% -
75th Percentile £29.13 £19.75 £13.44
90th Percentile £29.35 - £13.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.50 £12.73
% change year-on-year - +53.15% -

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 6,441 4,070 4,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.30% 6.88% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,299 2,399 2,389
10th Percentile £160 £150 £148
25th Percentile £258 £250 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £430 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £550 £500 £488
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +9.63% -3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 393 429
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.28 £11.26
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.25 £13.51
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.75 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.13% -1.39% +9.09%
75th Percentile £46.88 £26.65 £23.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £44.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.09 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +9.38%

Acrobat
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Acrobat in the UK

Acrobat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Acrobat.

Daily rate trend for Acrobat in the UK

Acrobat
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Acrobat over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Acrobat in the UK

Acrobat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Acrobat.

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 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -119 14 £170 -47.69% 4
UK excluding London -65 9 £175 - 3
South East - 7 £175 - 1
London -107 5 £145 -77.69% 1
Work from Home -126 4 £327 +0.54% 2
North of England -44 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 £110 -

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, 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 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (82.35%) Adobe
3 10 (58.82%) Social Skills
4 9 (52.94%) Service Management
5 8 (47.06%) MS Visio
5 8 (47.06%) Change Management
6 7 (41.18%) ITSM
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (41.18%) ITIL
6 7 (41.18%) Internet
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (35.29%) LAN
7 6 (35.29%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (35.29%) Documentation Skills
7 6 (35.29%) Antivirus Management
7 6 (35.29%) Break/Fix
8 5 (29.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (29.41%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (29.41%) InDesign
8 5 (29.41%) Graphic Design
8 5 (29.41%) Photoshop
8 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (17.65%) Banking
9 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
9 3 (17.65%) ServiceNow
10 2 (11.76%) Prototyping
10 2 (11.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (11.76%) Mobile App

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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (47.06%) MS Visio
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (29.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (29.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (29.41%) InDesign
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (29.41%) Photoshop
5 1 (5.88%) Blender
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (11.76%) Figma
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Internet
2 6 (35.29%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dreamweaver
General
1 10 (58.82%) Social Skills
2 6 (35.29%) Documentation Skills
2 6 (35.29%) Influencing Skills
3 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 2 (11.76%) Retail
5 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Desktop Support
2 6 (35.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Designer
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Support
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Creative Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Creative Graphic Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Graphic Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Designer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior UI Designer
5 2 (11.76%) UI Designer
6 1 (5.88%) PowerPoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Graphic Design
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Service Management
2 8 (47.06%) Change Management
3 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 7 (41.18%) ITSM
4 6 (35.29%) Antivirus Management
4 6 (35.29%) Break/Fix
5 2 (11.76%) Design Thinking
5 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (11.76%) Prototyping
6 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Decision-Making
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Publishing
6 1 (5.88%) ETL
6 1 (5.88%) Product Management
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Accessibility
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Adobe
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.88%) Bomgar
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Peregrine
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy