Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 886 858 860
Rank change year-on-year -28 +2 -6
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 23 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.036% 0.029%
As % of the Applications category 0.26% 0.41% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 20
UK median daily rate £320 £288 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.30% +79.69% -5.88%
10th Percentile £112 £200 £113
90th Percentile £588 £345 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £125 £290 £150
% change year-on-year -56.90% +93.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.22% +119.51% -41.43%
10th Percentile £10.73 £20.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £23.15 £23.60 £16.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £10.25
% change year-on-year -42.22% +119.51% -18.00%

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 8,705 9,072 9,435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.26% 8.79% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,136 5,563 5,519
UK median daily rate £374 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% - -
10th Percentile £145 £142 £150
90th Percentile £556 £569 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 779 742 934
UK median hourly rate £15.80 £15.83 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.19% -1.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.23 £10.01 £10.16
90th Percentile £37.75 £35.84 £39.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.19 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -3.33% +3.45%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -26 20 £350 +21.74% 6
London +21 16 £356 +58.33%
UK excluding London -34 6 £125 -56.90% 6
North of England -10 3 £125 -
Scotland - 2 - -
North West - 2 £125 -
Yorkshire -9 1 - -
South East -24 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 19 (82.61%) Adobe
2 16 (69.57%) Photoshop
3 11 (47.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (34.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (34.78%) InDesign
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (30.43%) Marketing
5 7 (30.43%) User Experience
6 6 (26.09%) Google
6 6 (26.09%) Social Media
6 6 (26.09%) CSS
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) HTML
6 6 (26.09%) CMS
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) Mac OS X
7 5 (21.74%) Flash
7 5 (21.74%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (21.74%) Retail
8 4 (17.39%) Graphic Design
8 4 (17.39%) HTML5
8 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
8 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
8 4 (17.39%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (17.39%) Legal
8 4 (17.39%) ATG
8 4 (17.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (17.39%) Responsive Web Design

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 6 (26.09%) CMS
2 4 (17.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (69.57%) Photoshop
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (34.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (34.78%) InDesign
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (21.74%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (13.04%) Camtasia
6 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
7 2 (8.70%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (4.35%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (4.35%) InVision
8 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (8.70%) Google Analytics
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) Wireless
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Skype
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Xcode
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
1 7 (30.43%) Marketing
2 5 (21.74%) Retail
3 4 (17.39%) Legal
4 3 (13.04%) Advertising
4 3 (13.04%) Banking
5 1 (4.35%) French Language
5 1 (4.35%) German Language
5 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Italian Language
5 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.35%) Publishing
5 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Designer
2 5 (21.74%) Digital Designer
3 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Email Designer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support
4 2 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior SQL Developer
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) CSS
1 6 (26.09%) HTML
2 5 (21.74%) Flash
3 4 (17.39%) HTML5
4 3 (13.04%) .NET
4 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
4 3 (13.04%) WPF
5 1 (4.35%) Sass
5 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) User Experience
2 6 (26.09%) Social Media
3 4 (17.39%) Graphic Design
4 2 (8.70%) e-Learning
4 2 (8.70%) Learning Management System
4 2 (8.70%) Video Editing
5 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.35%) Handset
5 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Mac OS X
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Adaptive Web Design
1 4 (17.39%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (13.04%) Instructional Design
2 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Analytics
3 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (8.70%) Online Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (8.70%) SEO
3 2 (8.70%) Time Management
3 2 (8.70%) Typography
3 2 (8.70%) Wireframes
4 1 (4.35%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (4.35%) Data Privacy
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Publishing
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile First
4 1 (4.35%) Presales
4 1 (4.35%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MCDST
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Adobe
2 6 (26.09%) Google
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) ATG
5 3 (13.04%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 3 (13.04%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (4.35%) Apple
6 1 (4.35%) Facebook
6 1 (4.35%) Ivanti
6 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
6 1 (4.35%) Sun
6 1 (4.35%) Twitter