Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 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
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 817 870
Rank change year-on-year -36 +53 -38
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 35 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.029% 0.032%
As % of the Applications category 0.41% 0.33% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 23
UK median daily rate £175 £283 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.05% +56.94% -34.55%
10th Percentile £107 £204 £113
90th Percentile £588 £375 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £290 £150
% change year-on-year -46.55% +93.33% -51.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +118.87% -30.32%
10th Percentile £11.25 £26.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.65 £35.15 £17.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £29.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year -32.76% +118.87% -24.29%

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 8,605 8,368 10,147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.41% 8.75% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,098 4,895 6,030
UK median daily rate £373 £355 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% +4.41% +0.74%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £150
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +3.79% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 763 693 882
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.18 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.98% -1.94% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.08 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.79% -8.61% +13.79%

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 14 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acrobat over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 August 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
England -25 35 £175 -38.05% 8
London -12 21 £271 +8.50% 1
UK excluding London -24 14 £155 -46.55% 8
South East -27 8 £150 -48.28% 1
East of England +3 3 £266 +6.50% 2
North of England -13 3 £140 - 2
North West - 2 £140 - 2
Yorkshire -17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 with a requirement for Acrobat.

1 31 (88.57%) Adobe
2 18 (51.43%) Photoshop
3 14 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (34.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (34.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (28.57%) Marketing
5 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (28.57%) Finance
6 9 (25.71%) User Experience
7 8 (22.86%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (22.86%) InDesign
8 7 (20.00%) Publishing
8 7 (20.00%) CMS
8 7 (20.00%) HTML
9 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
9 6 (17.14%) SQL
9 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
9 6 (17.14%) .NET
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
9 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
9 6 (17.14%) C#
9 6 (17.14%) Windows
9 6 (17.14%) Dreamweaver
9 6 (17.14%) MS Visio
9 6 (17.14%) Project Management
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (17.14%) WPF
9 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
9 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
9 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server

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 7 (20.00%) CMS
2 4 (11.43%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (8.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (51.43%) Photoshop
2 14 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (34.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (34.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (22.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (22.86%) InDesign
5 6 (17.14%) MS Visio
6 4 (11.43%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (2.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (2.86%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (2.86%) InVision
8 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Adaptiv
1 1 (2.86%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
1 2 (5.71%) LAN
1 2 (5.71%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) Intranet
2 1 (2.86%) Skype
2 1 (2.86%) SMS
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Dreamweaver
1 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) Xcode
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
1 10 (28.57%) Marketing
2 7 (20.00%) Publishing
3 4 (11.43%) Legal
3 4 (11.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (8.57%) Advertising
5 1 (2.86%) French Language
5 1 (2.86%) German Language
5 1 (2.86%) Italian Language
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) .NET Developer
1 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET Developer
1 6 (17.14%) C# .NET Developer
1 6 (17.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 6 (17.14%) C# Developer
1 6 (17.14%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Designer
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 4 (11.43%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Author
4 3 (8.57%) C# WPF Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.57%) Digital Designer
4 3 (8.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Junior
4 3 (8.57%) Junior Web Editor
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Author
4 3 (8.57%) Web Editor
4 3 (8.57%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) HTML
2 6 (17.14%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
2 6 (17.14%) WPF
3 4 (11.43%) CSS
4 3 (8.57%) Flash
4 3 (8.57%) HTML5
5 2 (5.71%) XML
6 1 (2.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) User Experience
2 5 (14.29%) Social Media
3 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (2.86%) Animation
5 1 (2.86%) Biotechnology
5 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.86%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.86%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.86%) iPhone
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Mac OS X
3 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Project Management
1 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
2 5 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 4 (11.43%) Content Marketing
3 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
3 4 (11.43%) Marketing Strategy
3 4 (11.43%) Mobile First
3 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (11.43%) SEO
4 3 (8.57%) Adaptive Web Design
4 3 (8.57%) Change Control
4 3 (8.57%) Document Management
4 3 (8.57%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (8.57%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (5.71%) Data Privacy
5 2 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.71%) Investment Management
5 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) C#
1 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
1 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
1 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
2 2 (5.71%) MCSA
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.71%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 31 (88.57%) Adobe
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) Google
3 4 (11.43%) Sitecore
4 3 (8.57%) ATG
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix
5 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee
6 1 (2.86%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.86%) Virgin Media