Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 854 837 870
Rank change year-on-year -17 +33 -31
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 30 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.030% 0.023%
As % of the Applications category 0.35% 0.34% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 15
UK median daily rate £225 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +4.55% -8.33%
10th Percentile £135 £228 £116
90th Percentile £588 £358 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £290 £154
% change year-on-year -41.38% +88.31% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £24.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +145.00% -51.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £29.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -53.45% +190.00% -38.46%

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 8,639 8,737 9,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.38% 8.79% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,138 5,256 5,699
UK median daily rate £366 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.64% +4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £145 £145 £148
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 794 674 966
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.72 £38.00 £40.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +3.33% -7.69% +12.07%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -3 28 £225 -21.74% 10
London -3 20 £350 +40.00% 4
UK excluding London -32 10 £170 -41.38% 6
South East -22 6 £171 -40.95% 3
North of England -29 2 £125 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -
Yorkshire -19 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £125 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 27 (90.00%) Adobe
2 19 (63.33%) Photoshop
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Excel
6 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 10 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (30.00%) InDesign
7 9 (30.00%) Windows
7 9 (30.00%) Finance
8 8 (26.67%) HTML
9 7 (23.33%) Social Media
9 7 (23.33%) User Experience
10 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (20.00%) Asset Management
10 6 (20.00%) Marketing
10 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 6 (20.00%) CSS
11 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
11 5 (16.67%) C#
11 5 (16.67%) SQL
11 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
11 5 (16.67%) .NET
11 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 5 (16.67%) Flash
11 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
11 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 5 (16.67%) Mac OS X
11 5 (16.67%) Legal
11 5 (16.67%) CMS

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 (16.67%) CMS
2 4 (13.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (63.33%) Photoshop
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (30.00%) InDesign
7 5 (16.67%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
8 2 (6.67%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (6.67%) Camtasia
9 1 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (3.33%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (3.33%) InVision
9 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.67%) LAN
2 2 (6.67%) WAN
2 2 (6.67%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) Skype
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (13.33%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (10.00%) Xcode
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Marketing
3 5 (16.67%) Legal
4 3 (10.00%) Advertising
4 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (6.67%) Banking
5 2 (6.67%) French Language
5 2 (6.67%) German Language
5 2 (6.67%) Italian Language
5 2 (6.67%) Publishing
5 2 (6.67%) Retail
6 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Designer
2 5 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 5 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 5 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Digital Designer
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Author
5 2 (6.67%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Author
5 2 (6.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) HTML
2 6 (20.00%) CSS
3 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (16.67%) Flash
3 5 (16.67%) WPF
4 4 (13.33%) HTML5
5 3 (10.00%) XML
6 1 (3.33%) Sass
6 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Social Media
1 7 (23.33%) User Experience
2 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.67%) e-Learning
3 2 (6.67%) Graphic Design
3 2 (6.67%) Learning Management System
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (6.67%) Video Editing
4 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.33%) Handset
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Mac OS X
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Adaptive Web Design
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (6.67%) Change Control
5 2 (6.67%) Data Privacy
5 2 (6.67%) Decision-Making
5 2 (6.67%) Document Management
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Instructional Design
5 2 (6.67%) Investment Management
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.67%) Time Management
5 2 (6.67%) Wireframes
5 2 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (16.67%) C#
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (3.33%) MCDST
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (90.00%) Adobe
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.67%) Google
4 4 (13.33%) ATG
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.33%) Sitecore
6 1 (3.33%) Sun