The table below looks at the statistics for Photoshop skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Photoshop over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 206 197 223
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 583 526 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 1.00% 0.87%
As % of the Applications category 7.75% 7.94% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 307 290
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £150 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 9
Average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £9.30 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.28 £20.35 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7526 6624 7517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.02% 12.55% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 3618 3923
Average daily rate £340 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 635 780
Average hourly rate £15.62 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

Photoshop
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Photoshop within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Photoshop Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Photoshop
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Photoshop within the UK.

Photoshop Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Photoshop
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Photoshop within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Photoshop Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Photoshop
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Photoshop within the UK.

Photoshop Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Photoshop
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Photoshop within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Photoshop Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Photoshop
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Photoshop within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 568 £325 +8.33% 224
London -17 239 £325 - 87
South East +20 119 £325 +40.54% 39
City of London +18 68 £375 +36.36% 22
East of England -14 50 £350 +19.14% 11
South West -11 45 £350 +27.27% 10
Yorkshire +34 43 £175 -33.33% 25
West Yorkshire +21 34 £175 -36.36% 11
Berkshire +11 33 £325 +56.62% 4
Leeds +24 32 £175 -12.50% 8
Hertfordshire -15 31 £340 +18.26% 3
West Midlands +1 26 £215 -32.81% 6
Surrey +6 23 £425 +21.42% 8
North West -26 23 £340 +13.33% 25
East Midlands +9 22 £403 +101.25% 15
Hampshire -4 21 £350 +64.70% 13
Devon 0 19 £375 +100.53% 3
Exeter - 19 £375 - 1
Watford +3 18 £350 -
Birmingham +3 16 £213 -38.84% 1
Northampton - 16 £428 - 4
Northamptonshire - 16 £428 - 5
Manchester -16 15 £340 +6.25% 12
Portsmouth +5 11 - - 3
Wiltshire -1 11 £350 +15.70% 3
Norfolk -2 11 £373 - 2
East Sussex -5 11 £210 -6.66% 1
Brighton -6 11 £210 -6.66% 1
West Sussex +14 10 £313 -10.71%
Maidenhead +7 9 £345 +146.42%

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Photoshop also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Photoshop.

1 767 (70.82%) HTML
2 705 (65.10%) CSS
3 611 (56.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 467 (43.12%) JavaScript
5 466 (43.03%) Adobe
6 425 (39.24%) User Experience
7 336 (31.02%) HTML5
8 303 (27.98%) jQuery
9 279 (25.76%) CSS3
10 216 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
11 171 (15.79%) Flash
12 169 (15.60%) Marketing
13 139 (12.83%) Dreamweaver
14 134 (12.37%) Web Design
15 131 (12.10%) Responsive Web Design
16 121 (11.17%) CMS
17 116 (10.71%) Axure RP
18 113 (10.43%) XHTML
19 111 (10.25%) Fireworks
20 106 (9.79%) InDesign
21 105 (9.70%) E-Commerce
22 100 (9.23%) Finance
23 99 (9.14%) Ajax
24 97 (8.96%) Web Development
25 95 (8.77%) Degree
26 92 (8.49%) Android
27 89 (8.22%) Mobile App
28 85 (7.85%) Content Management
28 85 (7.85%) XML
29 82 (7.57%) Graphic Design

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Photoshop also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Photoshop. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 121 (11.17%) CMS
2 48 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.77%) WordPress
3 30 (2.77%) Node.js
4 19 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
5 16 (1.48%) IIS
6 15 (1.39%) Apache
7 14 (1.29%) Umbraco
8 13 (1.20%) Drupal
9 10 (0.92%) Moodle
9 10 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.83%) Joomla!
11 5 (0.46%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.37%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.28%) TeamSite
13 3 (0.28%) Sitefinity
13 3 (0.28%) Lync
13 3 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
14 2 (0.18%) Confluence
14 2 (0.18%) GlassFish
Applications
1 611 (56.42%) Adobe Illustrator
2 111 (10.25%) Fireworks
3 106 (9.79%) InDesign
4 64 (5.91%) Adobe After Effects
5 58 (5.36%) OmniGraffle
6 53 (4.89%) MS Office
7 51 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
8 44 (4.06%) MS Excel
9 28 (2.59%) Acrobat
10 15 (1.39%) MS Visio
10 15 (1.39%) MS Project
11 12 (1.11%) Adobe Captivate
12 7 (0.65%) Maya
12 7 (0.65%) 3ds Max
12 7 (0.65%) CINEMA 4D
13 6 (0.55%) Adobe Premiere
14 5 (0.46%) CorelDRAW
14 5 (0.46%) GIMP
15 4 (0.37%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.85%) Google Analytics
2 9 (0.83%) Magento
3 5 (0.46%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.28%) Shopify
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.092%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.092%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.11%) GitHub
2 10 (0.92%) Amazon S3
2 10 (0.92%) Heroku
3 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.092%) Pure360
5 1 (0.092%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.092%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.97%) Intranet
2 36 (3.32%) Internet
3 14 (1.29%) FTP
4 10 (0.92%) SSH
5 6 (0.55%) HTTP
6 5 (0.46%) Extranet
7 3 (0.28%) DNS
8 2 (0.18%) LAN
8 2 (0.18%) WAN
9 1 (0.092%) SSL
9 1 (0.092%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.092%) VPN
9 1 (0.092%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.62%) MySQL
2 44 (4.06%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (0.92%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.28%) MS Access
6 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.18%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.092%) SQLite
8 1 (0.092%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 139 (12.83%) Dreamweaver
2 116 (10.71%) Axure RP
3 49 (4.52%) Subversion
4 48 (4.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 43 (3.97%) Git (software)
6 30 (2.77%) Visual Studio
7 17 (1.57%) Microsoft Blend
8 16 (1.48%) Sublime Text
9 15 (1.39%) Cucumber
10 12 (1.11%) Eclipse
11 11 (1.02%) NUnit
11 11 (1.02%) JIRA
12 10 (0.92%) RSpec
12 10 (0.92%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (0.83%) Mercurial
14 7 (0.65%) Grunt
15 5 (0.46%) Capybara
15 5 (0.46%) Flex Builder
15 5 (0.46%) IntelliJ
16 4 (0.37%) Firebug
General
1 169 (15.60%) Marketing
2 100 (9.23%) Finance
3 75 (6.93%) Retail
4 68 (6.28%) Banking
5 65 (6.00%) Publishing
6 43 (3.97%) Advertising
7 30 (2.77%) Legal
8 29 (2.68%) Games
9 16 (1.48%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 13 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.20%) Telecoms
12 11 (1.02%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.74%) Interactive Media
14 6 (0.55%) French Language
14 6 (0.55%) Law
15 5 (0.46%) Automotive
15 5 (0.46%) German Language
15 5 (0.46%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.37%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 513 (47.37%) Designer
2 440 (40.63%) Developer
3 195 (18.01%) Front-End Developer
4 136 (12.56%) Web Designer
5 116 (10.71%) Web Developer
6 103 (9.51%) User Experience Designer
7 85 (7.85%) UI Designer
8 74 (6.83%) Digital Designer
9 64 (5.91%) UI Developer
10 57 (5.26%) UI Programmer
11 56 (5.17%) Graphic Designer
12 54 (4.99%) Photoshop Designer
13 50 (4.62%) Visual Designer
14 40 (3.69%) Front-End Web Developer
15 33 (3.05%) Senior Designer
16 24 (2.22%) Web Manager
17 23 (2.12%) Junior
18 21 (1.94%) Senior Developer
18 21 (1.94%) JavaScript Developer
19 18 (1.66%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 767 (70.82%) HTML
2 705 (65.10%) CSS
3 336 (31.02%) HTML5
4 303 (27.98%) jQuery
5 279 (25.76%) CSS3
6 171 (15.79%) Flash
7 113 (10.43%) XHTML
8 99 (9.14%) Ajax
9 85 (7.85%) XML
10 76 (7.02%) AngularJS
11 63 (5.82%) .NET
12 58 (5.36%) JSON
12 58 (5.36%) Sass
13 44 (4.06%) ASP.NET
14 41 (3.79%) Backbone.js
15 36 (3.32%) LESS
16 34 (3.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 29 (2.68%) Web Services
18 23 (2.12%) WPF
19 21 (1.94%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 425 (39.24%) User Experience
2 89 (8.22%) Mobile App
3 82 (7.57%) Graphic Design
4 71 (6.56%) Social Media
5 58 (5.36%) W3C
6 51 (4.71%) Animation
7 37 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (3.23%) E-Learning
9 31 (2.86%) iPhone
10 19 (1.75%) Computer Science
11 17 (1.57%) Smartphone
12 16 (1.48%) iPad
13 15 (1.39%) SCORM
14 14 (1.29%) Visualisation
14 14 (1.29%) Digital Media
15 13 (1.20%) Learning Management System
16 12 (1.11%) Open Source
17 11 (1.02%) Copywriting
17 11 (1.02%) Wiki
18 9 (0.83%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 92 (8.49%) Android
2 75 (6.93%) Apple iOS
3 38 (3.51%) Windows
4 17 (1.57%) Windows Mobile
5 14 (1.29%) Linux
6 11 (1.02%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.55%) UNIX
8 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (12.37%) Web Design
3 131 (12.10%) Responsive Web Design
4 105 (9.70%) E-Commerce
5 97 (8.96%) Web Development
6 85 (7.85%) Content Management
7 69 (6.37%) SEO
8 60 (5.54%) MVC
9 53 (4.89%) Scrum
10 51 (4.71%) OO
11 48 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (4.25%) Information Architecture
13 42 (3.88%) User Experience Design
14 41 (3.79%) Project Management
14 41 (3.79%) TDD
14 41 (3.79%) Usability Testing
15 40 (3.69%) Web Accessibility
15 40 (3.69%) Analytics
16 24 (2.22%) Workflow
17 22 (2.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 467 (43.12%) JavaScript
2 77 (7.11%) PHP
3 54 (4.99%) Java
4 42 (3.88%) C#
5 30 (2.77%) ActionScript
6 22 (2.03%) XAML
7 20 (1.85%) ActionScript 3.0
8 19 (1.75%) Ruby
8 19 (1.75%) SQL
9 8 (0.74%) ActionScript 2.0
10 7 (0.65%) Lua
11 4 (0.37%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.37%) VBScript
11 4 (0.37%) C++
12 3 (0.28%) C
12 3 (0.28%) Perl
12 3 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.28%) Python
12 3 (0.28%) PHP5
12 3 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (8.77%) Degree
2 12 (1.11%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.28%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.092%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.092%) ISEB
5 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.092%) MCTS
5 1 (0.092%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.12%) QA
2 8 (0.74%) WCAG
3 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.092%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.092%) WAI
4 1 (0.092%) Section 508
System Software
1 5 (0.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.28%) SCCM
2 1 (0.092%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 466 (43.03%) Adobe
2 68 (6.28%) Microsoft
3 35 (3.23%) Google
4 22 (2.03%) Sitecore
4 22 (2.03%) Apple
5 16 (1.48%) Orchard
5 16 (1.48%) Twitter
6 15 (1.39%) Facebook
7 13 (1.20%) Oracle
8 9 (0.83%) EPiServer
9 7 (0.65%) Sencha
9 7 (0.65%) RedDot
9 7 (0.65%) ExactTarget
10 6 (0.55%) Ektron
10 6 (0.55%) Infragistics
11 4 (0.37%) SAP
11 4 (0.37%) IBM
11 4 (0.37%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.37%) hybris
11 4 (0.37%) Yahoo!
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