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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 635 605
Rank change year-on-year +37 -30  
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 12 19 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.035% 0.067%
As % of the Applications category 0.29% 0.39% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 20
Median daily rate £250 £228 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.89% -26.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £141 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £399 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £244 £152 £323
% change year-on-year +60.36% -52.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.58% -17.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £26.84
% change year-on-year +70.58% -36.64%  

Acrobat is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4073 4892 5926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.64% 9.06% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2336 2939 3361
Median daily rate £370 £336 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.20% -0.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 433 556
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.47% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.96 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £36.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Acrobat
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Acrobat as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 14 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 12 £250 +9.89% 5
London +4 6 £250 -36.30% 2
South East +14 4 £238 +58.33%
City of London - 3 £210 - 1
Reading - 2 £238 -
Berkshire - 2 £238 -
West Midlands +19 1 - - 1
Surrey +8 1 - -
East of England -1 1 £250 -
Oxfordshire -6 1 £350 +133.33%
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Abingdon - 1 £350 -
Luton - 1 £250 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Acrobat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Acrobat.

1 16 (80.00%) Adobe
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (40.00%) Photoshop
3 8 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (35.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) VPN
6 5 (25.00%) Client/Server
6 5 (25.00%) InDesign
6 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (20.00%) Veeam
7 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (20.00%) Migration
7 4 (20.00%) VMware
7 4 (20.00%) Adobe After Effects
7 4 (20.00%) DHCP
7 4 (20.00%) FTP
7 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (20.00%) DNS
7 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (15.00%) Marketing
8 3 (15.00%) FrameMaker
8 3 (15.00%) Publishing
8 3 (15.00%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (15.00%) Email Migration

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 2 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (40.00%) Photoshop
3 5 (25.00%) InDesign
4 4 (20.00%) Adobe After Effects
4 4 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (15.00%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (15.00%) FrameMaker
6 2 (10.00%) InVision
6 2 (10.00%) RoboHelp
7 1 (5.00%) AutoCAD
7 1 (5.00%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (5.00%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
7 1 (5.00%) Notepad++
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) VPN
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) FTP
2 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Marketing
1 3 (15.00%) Publishing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Author
1 5 (25.00%) Designer
1 5 (25.00%) Technical Author
2 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Graphic Designer
3 2 (10.00%) UX Designer
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Photoshop Designer
4 1 (5.00%) UI Designer
4 1 (5.00%) UI/UX Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) SGML
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) FMCG
3 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Email Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Copywriting
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Publishing
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
3 2 (10.00%) Wealth Management
3 2 (10.00%) Wireframes
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (5.00%) Document Management
4 1 (5.00%) Presales
4 1 (5.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (5.00%) Web Design
4 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) HNC
2 1 (5.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Adobe
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Veeam
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic