Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 783 876 865
Rank change year-on-year +93 -11 +29
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 22 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.025% 0.034%
As % of the Applications category 0.31% 0.29% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 15
UK median daily rate £113 £270 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -58.33% -6.90% -11.45%
10th Percentile £90 £126 £239
90th Percentile £288 £546 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £125 £290
% change year-on-year -12.00% -56.90% +75.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
UK median hourly rate - £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.22% +125.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -42.22% +125.00%

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 7,113 8,823 9,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.54% 8.49% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,165 5,205 5,577
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £143 £148 £143
90th Percentile £550 £556 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 797 743
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -4.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £40.10 £35.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £15.31 £14.50
% change year-on-year +12.69% +5.57% -6.45%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +92 21 £113 -55.00% 11
UK excluding London +77 16 £110 -12.00% 7
South East +45 8 £110 - 1
London +68 6 £275 -8.33% 4
South West - 5 £105 - 3
North of England +35 1 - - 2
Scotland +25 1 - -
North West +22 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £275 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 18 (81.82%) Adobe
2 16 (72.73%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (59.09%) Windows
3 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
3 13 (59.09%) Internet
3 13 (59.09%) Windows 7
4 10 (45.45%) Incident Management
5 9 (40.91%) ITIL
6 8 (36.36%) IBM Notes
6 8 (36.36%) Lotus
6 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 8 (36.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
7 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (31.82%) MS Visio
7 7 (31.82%) Java
7 7 (31.82%) McAfee
7 7 (31.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (31.82%) Symantec
7 7 (31.82%) Service Management
8 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
8 6 (27.27%) Remedy
8 6 (27.27%) Blackberry
8 6 (27.27%) ITSM
8 6 (27.27%) Photoshop
8 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
8 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
8 6 (27.27%) Windows 2000

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 8 (36.36%) IBM Notes
2 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
3 4 (18.18%) CMS
4 2 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (31.82%) MS Visio
4 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (27.27%) Photoshop
5 5 (22.73%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (4.55%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (4.55%) InDesign
8 1 (4.55%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.55%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (4.55%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Internet
2 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 6 (27.27%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (27.27%) VPN
3 6 (27.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.55%) Advertising
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Designer
2 4 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.64%) Deskside Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Deskside Support
3 3 (13.64%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Content Editor
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Content Editor
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Designer
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Editor
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Artworker
5 1 (4.55%) Content Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) CSS
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Blackberry
1 6 (27.27%) PDA
1 6 (27.27%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (22.73%) User Experience
3 4 (18.18%) Driving Licence
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Media
4 2 (9.09%) Graphic Design
5 1 (4.55%) iPad
5 1 (4.55%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
1 13 (59.09%) Windows 7
2 6 (27.27%) Windows 2000
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Vista
2 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Incident Management
2 9 (40.91%) ITIL
3 7 (31.82%) Service Management
4 6 (27.27%) ITSM
4 6 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
5 5 (22.73%) Asset Management
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Content Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Mobile First
7 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (9.09%) SEO
8 1 (4.55%) B2B
8 1 (4.55%) ERP
8 1 (4.55%) Migration
8 1 (4.55%) Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) Scrum
8 1 (4.55%) Web Design
8 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) NDS
2 1 (4.55%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (27.27%) ServiceCenter
2 6 (27.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Adobe
2 8 (36.36%) Lotus
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) McAfee
3 7 (31.82%) Symantec
4 6 (27.27%) Bomgar
4 6 (27.27%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) Peregrine
4 6 (27.27%) Remedy
5 2 (9.09%) Sitecore
6 1 (4.55%) Apple
6 1 (4.55%) ATG
6 1 (4.55%) Google
6 1 (4.55%) Hyperion
6 1 (4.55%) Novell
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) RedDot