The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Adobe Acrobat
England / West Midlands
Rank 115 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Acrobat 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.044% - -
As % of the Applications category 0.37% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £150 £325
% change year-on-year +183.33% -53.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +57.14% -12.50%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 267 287 351
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 11.70% 10.77% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 148 136
Median daily rate £325 £330 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £179 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 68
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -37.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £20.00 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

Acrobat
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Acrobat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Acrobat in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Acrobat in the West Midlands

Acrobat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Acrobat in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Acrobat in the West Midlands

Acrobat
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acrobat within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Shropshire - 1 - -
Acrobat
England

Acrobat
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Acrobat.

1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) HNC
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe
1 1 (100.00%) FrameMaker

Acrobat
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) FrameMaker
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Author
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) HNC
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe