Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 561 819 861
Rank change year-on-year +258 +42 -18
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 26 34 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.036% 0.036%
As % of the Applications category 0.75% 0.44% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 25
Median daily rate £488 £275 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.27% +52.78% -28.00%
10th Percentile £120 £105 £108
90th Percentile £575 £438 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £375 £203
% change year-on-year -68.00% +85.19% -19.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £12.22 - £19.00
10th Percentile £11.55 - £15.75
90th Percentile £12.88 - £33.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.22 - £19.00

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 3,449 7,716 8,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.41% 8.25% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,931 4,536 5,362
Median daily rate £375 £375 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.01% +6.07%
10th Percentile £140 £148 £146
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 648 818
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.62 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.35% +0.70% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.37 £10.80 £10.61
90th Percentile £42.75 £47.20 £39.65
Median hourly rate £18.46 £16.40 £15.50
% change year-on-year +12.51% +5.82% +3.33%

Acrobat
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Acrobat as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Acrobat in the UK

Acrobat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Acrobat.

Daily rate trend for Acrobat in the UK

Acrobat
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Acrobat over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Acrobat in the UK

Acrobat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Acrobat.

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 11 July 2020. 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 +253 21 £488 +59.05% 6
UK excluding London +211 14 £120 -68.00% 1
London +197 11 £550 +79.45% 5
South East +152 7 £120 +9.09% 1
Wales - 4 - -
North of England +103 2 £275 -31.25%
South West +75 1 £120 +14.29%
North West +70 1 £275 -35.29%
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 25 (96.15%) Adobe
2 12 (46.15%) Photoshop
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 10 (38.46%) T-SQL
3 10 (38.46%) .NET
3 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 10 (38.46%) C#
3 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 10 (38.46%) Internet
3 10 (38.46%) Unit Testing
3 10 (38.46%) PowerShell
3 10 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
4 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (34.62%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (34.62%) ServiceCenter
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
4 9 (34.62%) Bomgar
4 9 (34.62%) WebEx
4 9 (34.62%) Remote Desktop
4 9 (34.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (34.62%) Remedy
4 9 (34.62%) Blackberry
4 9 (34.62%) Peregrine
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (34.62%) HP

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 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2003
1 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2007
1 9 (34.62%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (3.85%) Documentum
3 1 (3.85%) Drupal
3 1 (3.85%) SAS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (46.15%) Photoshop
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (34.62%) MS Visio
3 3 (11.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (3.85%) FrameMaker
4 1 (3.85%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.85%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Internet
2 9 (34.62%) Remote Desktop
2 9 (34.62%) VPN
2 9 (34.62%) WebEx
3 1 (3.85%) Intranet
3 1 (3.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Legal
2 2 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) SQL Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Desktop Support
4 8 (30.77%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (15.38%) .NET Developer
5 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (15.38%) SSIS Developer
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Support
7 1 (3.85%) Content Designer
7 1 (3.85%) Data Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Designer
7 1 (3.85%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (3.85%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) IT Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) IT Security Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Web Content Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) .NET
1 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 7 (26.92%) WPF
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) CSS3
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Blackberry
1 9 (34.62%) PDA
2 6 (23.08%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows 2000
2 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Vista
2 9 (34.62%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
1 10 (38.46%) Unit Testing
2 9 (34.62%) ITSM
3 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
3 3 (11.54%) DevOps
3 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) Content Management
4 1 (3.85%) Data Security
4 1 (3.85%) Front End Development
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Security Patching
4 1 (3.85%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) C#
1 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
1 10 (38.46%) PowerShell
1 10 (38.46%) T-SQL
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) ServiceCenter
1 9 (34.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Adobe
2 9 (34.62%) Bomgar
2 9 (34.62%) HP
2 9 (34.62%) Peregrine
2 9 (34.62%) Remedy
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) iManage