Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 820 869 845
Rank change year-on-year +49 -24 +25
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 15 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.032% 0.029%
As % of the Applications category 0.20% 0.38% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 21
UK median daily rate £145 £216 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.95% -24.12% +58.33%
10th Percentile £103 £159 £225
90th Percentile £438 £588 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £113 £171 £290
% change year-on-year -34.31% -40.95% +93.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
UK median hourly rate - £19.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.76% +118.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year - -53.45% +118.87%

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 7,449 8,752 8,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.33% 8.57% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,416 5,185 5,058
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.90% +5.77%
10th Percentile £150 £145 £148
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 659 793 655
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +2.80% -2.73%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £41.85 £39.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £15.04
% change year-on-year +4.76% +4.76% -8.88%

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 17 September 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 9 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 17 September 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 +63 11 £110 -49.13% 12
UK excluding London +59 10 £113 -34.31% 7
London +28 4 £350 -11.67% 5
South West - 4 £105 - 1
Scotland +37 3 £425 -
North of England +32 1 - - 3
East of England +24 1 - -
South East +24 1 £110 -35.77% 2
North West +16 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 11 (73.33%) Adobe
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (46.67%) Internet
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (33.33%) User Experience
5 5 (33.33%) SLA
5 5 (33.33%) Lotus
5 5 (33.33%) IBM Notes
5 5 (33.33%) CSS
5 5 (33.33%) ITIL
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (26.67%) Symantec
6 4 (26.67%) McAfee
6 4 (26.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (26.67%) Service Management
6 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
6 4 (26.67%) HTML
6 4 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
7 3 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (20.00%) Photoshop
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel

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 5 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (13.33%) CMS
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (20.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (6.67%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (6.67%) AutoCAD
5 1 (6.67%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (6.67%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Google Docs
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Internet
2 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 2 (13.33%) WebEx
5 1 (6.67%) Extranet
5 1 (6.67%) LAN
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
5 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Essbase
1 1 (6.67%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Public Sector
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Designer
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Designer
2 2 (13.33%) Salesforce Developer
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Artworker
3 1 (6.67%) Content Editor
3 1 (6.67%) Deskside Support
3 1 (6.67%) Functional Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Hardware Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Assistant
3 1 (6.67%) IT Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Project Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) Visualforce
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) User Experience
2 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
3 2 (13.33%) iPad
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (6.67%) Graphic Design
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
3 2 (13.33%) HPUX
3 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (6.67%) VMS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (26.67%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) Content Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) ITSM
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile First
4 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (13.33%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) Adaptive Web Design
5 1 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (6.67%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (6.67%) Deadline-Driven
5 1 (6.67%) Design Thinking
5 1 (6.67%) Prototyping
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 1 (6.67%) Vendor Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) NDS
2 1 (6.67%) NetIQ eDirectory
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (13.33%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Adobe
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Lotus
4 4 (26.67%) McAfee
4 4 (26.67%) Symantec
5 2 (13.33%) Apple
5 2 (13.33%) Bomgar
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Peregrine
5 2 (13.33%) Remedy
5 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (6.67%) ATG
6 1 (6.67%) Google
6 1 (6.67%) Hyperion
6 1 (6.67%) MobileIron
6 1 (6.67%) Novell
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (6.67%) Sitecore
6 1 (6.67%) Sophos