Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 866 818
Rank change year-on-year +24 -48 +21
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 37 22 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.021% 0.059%
As % of the Applications category 0.41% 0.23% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 35
UK median daily rate £290 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +10.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £239 £113 £122
90th Percentile £346 £413 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £150 £136
% change year-on-year +93.33% +10.09% -55.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £10.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.00% -47.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £20.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £23.60 £16.84 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £10.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +125.00% -33.33% -25.00%

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 9012 9567 11693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.81% 9.20% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5487 5600 6826
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £142 £150 £150
90th Percentile £560 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 744 943 1096
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.02% +3.36% +4.17%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.15 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.82 £39.90 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.82 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.31% +5.43% -

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 20 November 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 10 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 20 November 2017. 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 +44 36 £290 -11.45% 8
UK excluding London +50 26 £290 +93.33% 4
South East +19 16 £290 +93.33% 2
London -15 10 £250 -36.71% 4
West Midlands +26 4 - -
Midlands +20 4 - -
East of England -14 3 - -
North of England +60 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +16 2 - -
South West +11 1 £350 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 29 (78.38%) Adobe
2 23 (62.16%) Windows
3 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
4 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (43.24%) MS Visio
5 15 (40.54%) MS Exchange
6 14 (37.84%) PaintShop Pro
7 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
7 13 (35.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (35.14%) SDLC
8 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
8 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
8 12 (32.43%) Management Information System
9 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
9 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Excel
10 10 (27.03%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (21.62%) HTML
11 8 (21.62%) WAN
11 8 (21.62%) Server Virtualisation
12 7 (18.92%) LAN
12 7 (18.92%) Photoshop
12 7 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (18.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
13 6 (16.22%) CSS
13 6 (16.22%) VPN
14 5 (13.51%) Oracle
14 5 (13.51%) RoboHelp

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 15 (40.54%) MS Exchange
2 13 (35.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) CMS
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (43.24%) MS Visio
2 14 (37.84%) PaintShop Pro
3 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (27.03%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (18.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (18.92%) Photoshop
7 5 (13.51%) RoboHelp
7 5 (13.51%) Snagit
8 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (8.11%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (5.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (5.41%) AutoCAD
9 2 (5.41%) InDesign
10 1 (2.70%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (2.70%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Dropbox
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
1 1 (2.70%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) WAN
2 7 (18.92%) LAN
3 6 (16.22%) VPN
4 3 (8.11%) Internet
5 2 (5.41%) Firewall
5 2 (5.41%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (5.41%) WebEx
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.70%) DHCP
6 1 (2.70%) DNS
6 1 (2.70%) FTP
6 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.41%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.70%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
1 4 (10.81%) Marketing
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.70%) French Language
3 1 (2.70%) German Language
3 1 (2.70%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Author
1 18 (48.65%) Technical Author
2 4 (10.81%) Designer
2 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Graphic Designer
3 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Deskside Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Desktop Publisher
5 1 (2.70%) Email Developer
5 1 (2.70%) IT Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) IT Support
5 1 (2.70%) PMO Support Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 1 (2.70%) Taleo Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Transformation Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) UI/UX Designer
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) HTML
2 6 (16.22%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.11%) PDA
3 3 (8.11%) User Experience
4 2 (5.41%) Animation
5 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) Handset
5 1 (2.70%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (2.70%) Replication
5 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
2 17 (45.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Vista
5 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) SDLC
2 8 (21.62%) Server Virtualisation
3 7 (18.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.81%) Content Management
5 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.11%) ITSM
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Publishing
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL
6 2 (5.41%) Web Development
6 2 (5.41%) Wireframes
7 1 (2.70%) Chat Support
7 1 (2.70%) Data Encryption
7 1 (2.70%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (2.70%) Front End Development
7 1 (2.70%) Mobile First
7 1 (2.70%) Presales
7 1 (2.70%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.70%) Typography
7 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) C
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) MCP
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) PMO
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) DameWare
1 2 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (78.38%) Adobe
2 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 5 (13.51%) VMware
4 3 (8.11%) Remedy
5 2 (5.41%) Apple
5 2 (5.41%) Bomgar
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco
5 2 (5.41%) Dell
5 2 (5.41%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.70%) Veeam