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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 322 288 220
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -68
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 335 362 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.71% 0.93%
As % of the Applications category 6.14% 6.02% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 218 264
Average daily rate £325 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £301 £260
% change year-on-year
-0.33% +15.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 19
Average hourly rate £26.54 £24.93 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.47% +13.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.63 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £48.75 £85.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £28.10 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.50% +12.38%

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
5456 6011 6604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 10.76% 11.75% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3225 3408 3434
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 591 649
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.34
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -5.47%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 321 £325 +1.56% 222
London +41 201 £350 +7.69% 72
South East -32 43 £250 -16.66% 30
City of London +42 38 £325 -1.51% 14
West Midlands -9 21 £320 -6.90% 28
North West -11 18 £175 -36.36% 30
East of England +8 16 £360 +15.20% 19
Berkshire +1 15 £128 -36.25% 5
East Midlands -11 12 £294 -21.66% 9
Coventry 0 10 £288 -30.30% 1
Manchester -8 10 £175 -46.15% 17
Norfolk -5 9 £400 +45.45%
South West -16 9 £270 -28.00% 11
Scotland +3 8 £288 - 4
Staffordshire - 8 £320 - 1
Northamptonshire +13 7 £300 -28.57% 1
Northampton +13 7 £300 -28.57% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 7 £300 -6.97% 1
Bromley -2 7 £325 -
Edinburgh -3 6 £288 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 6 £320 - 1
Hampshire +12 5 £338 +35.00% 5
East Sussex +8 5 £340 +13.33%
Bristol +3 5 £219 -41.60% 4
Surrey -8 5 £388 +64.89% 8
Cambridgeshire +13 4 £360 - 5
Milton Keynes -3 4 £325 +1.56%
Derbyshire -6 4 £288 +27.77%
North East -25 4 £325 -29.72% 1
Yorkshire -33 4 £375 +36.36% 22

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 549 (65.51%) HTML
2 475 (56.68%) CSS
3 460 (54.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 396 (47.26%) Adobe
5 388 (46.30%) User Experience
6 372 (44.39%) JavaScript
7 267 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
8 248 (29.59%) HTML5
9 229 (27.33%) jQuery
10 185 (22.08%) CSS3
11 165 (19.69%) Front End Development
12 133 (15.87%) Marketing
13 127 (15.16%) E-Commerce
14 118 (14.08%) Responsive Web Design
15 114 (13.60%) Sass
15 114 (13.60%) Axure RP
16 113 (13.48%) CMS
17 106 (12.65%) AngularJS
18 105 (12.53%) Finance
19 104 (12.41%) PHP
20 98 (11.69%) Web Design
21 93 (11.10%) Graphic Design
22 87 (10.38%) Git (software)
23 85 (10.14%) Degree
24 83 (9.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
25 82 (9.79%) Dreamweaver
26 77 (9.19%) UX Design
27 76 (9.07%) Microsoft
28 73 (8.71%) Banking
28 73 (8.71%) WordPress

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 113 (13.48%) CMS
2 73 (8.71%) WordPress
3 52 (6.21%) Node.js
4 20 (2.39%) SharePoint
5 19 (2.27%) Drupal
6 17 (2.03%) Apache
7 15 (1.79%) Umbraco
8 14 (1.67%) Confluence
9 10 (1.19%) Joomla!
9 10 (1.19%) Moodle
9 10 (1.19%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (1.07%) nginx
11 8 (0.95%) IIS
12 6 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.60%) ExpressionEngine
14 4 (0.48%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.48%) WebSphere Portal
15 3 (0.36%) Alfresco
15 3 (0.36%) Mule
Applications
1 460 (54.89%) Adobe Illustrator
2 83 (9.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 70 (8.35%) InDesign
4 60 (7.16%) MS Office
5 45 (5.37%) MS Excel
6 43 (5.13%) Fireworks
7 42 (5.01%) MS PowerPoint
7 42 (5.01%) OmniGraffle
8 33 (3.94%) Acrobat
9 30 (3.58%) Adobe After Effects
10 16 (1.91%) MS Visio
11 12 (1.43%) Adobe Captivate
12 9 (1.07%) 3ds Max
12 9 (1.07%) Adobe Premiere
13 8 (0.95%) SketchUp
14 6 (0.72%) AutoCAD
14 6 (0.72%) MS Project
15 5 (0.60%) FrameMaker
15 5 (0.60%) QuarkXPress
15 5 (0.60%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 14 (1.67%) SDL Web 8
2 11 (1.31%) Magento
3 4 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.24%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.34%) Google Analytics
2 24 (2.86%) GitHub
3 21 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 9 (1.07%) Adobe Analytics
7 8 (0.95%) MailChimp
8 5 (0.60%) SaaS
9 2 (0.24%) Heroku
9 2 (0.24%) Pure360
10 1 (0.12%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.12%) Responsys
10 1 (0.12%) Trello
10 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.51%) Internet
2 20 (2.39%) Intranet
3 11 (1.31%) HTTP
4 3 (0.36%) Firewall
4 3 (0.36%) FTP
4 3 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (0.36%) VPN
5 2 (0.24%) DVB
5 2 (0.24%) SSH
6 1 (0.12%) DNS
6 1 (0.12%) Skype
6 1 (0.12%) SMS
6 1 (0.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.06%) MySQL
2 9 (1.07%) MongoDB
3 8 (0.95%) SQL Server
4 7 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.72%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.72%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.48%) GIS
6 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.36%) MS Access
8 2 (0.24%) Big Data
8 2 (0.24%) Redis
9 1 (0.12%) DTS
9 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.12%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 114 (13.60%) Axure RP
2 87 (10.38%) Git (software)
3 82 (9.79%) Dreamweaver
4 56 (6.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 46 (5.49%) Grunt
6 38 (4.53%) Visual Studio
7 37 (4.42%) gulp
8 27 (3.22%) Subversion
9 25 (2.98%) WebStorm
10 21 (2.51%) JIRA
11 20 (2.39%) Jasmine
12 16 (1.91%) Selenium
13 15 (1.79%) Mercurial
14 14 (1.67%) IntelliJ
15 11 (1.31%) Cucumber
16 9 (1.07%) Jenkins
17 8 (0.95%) Bower
17 8 (0.95%) FogBugz
17 8 (0.95%) Vagrant
18 7 (0.84%) PhantomJS
General
1 133 (15.87%) Marketing
2 105 (12.53%) Finance
3 73 (8.71%) Banking
4 49 (5.85%) Investment Banking
5 44 (5.25%) Retail
6 37 (4.42%) Games
7 35 (4.18%) Telecoms
8 29 (3.46%) Back Office
9 22 (2.63%) Publishing
10 15 (1.79%) Electronics
10 15 (1.79%) Multimedia
11 14 (1.67%) Advertising
12 8 (0.95%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.84%) Legal
13 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.48%) Brand Awareness
14 4 (0.48%) Front Office
14 4 (0.48%) Local Government
15 3 (0.36%) Automotive
15 3 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 372 (44.39%) Designer
2 326 (38.90%) Developer
3 158 (18.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 148 (17.66%) UX Designer
5 98 (11.69%) Web Developer
6 92 (10.98%) UI Designer
7 76 (9.07%) HTML Developer
8 68 (8.11%) JavaScript Developer
9 67 (8.00%) Web Designer
10 60 (7.16%) HTML CSS Developer
11 57 (6.80%) Photoshop Designer
12 54 (6.44%) Digital Designer
13 52 (6.21%) UI Developer
13 52 (6.21%) Visual Designer
14 46 (5.49%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 39 (4.65%) UI/UX Designer
16 33 (3.94%) Graphic Designer
17 29 (3.46%) Architect
18 28 (3.34%) Senior Developer
19 27 (3.22%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 549 (65.51%) HTML
2 475 (56.68%) CSS
3 248 (29.59%) HTML5
4 229 (27.33%) jQuery
5 185 (22.08%) CSS3
6 114 (13.60%) Sass
7 106 (12.65%) AngularJS
8 72 (8.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 70 (8.35%) Flash
10 62 (7.40%) XML
11 56 (6.68%) LESS
12 53 (6.32%) Ajax
13 49 (5.85%) .NET
14 41 (4.89%) ASP.NET
15 34 (4.06%) JSON
16 28 (3.34%) Web Services
17 25 (2.98%) REST
18 24 (2.86%) React
19 22 (2.63%) XHTML
20 21 (2.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 388 (46.30%) User Experience
2 93 (11.10%) Graphic Design
3 66 (7.88%) Mobile App
4 39 (4.65%) Social Media
5 30 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.58%) Photography
6 29 (3.46%) Fixed Income
7 27 (3.22%) Visualisation
8 26 (3.10%) Animation
9 24 (2.86%) Computer Science
9 24 (2.86%) Digital Media
10 21 (2.51%) e-Learning
10 21 (2.51%) Psychology
11 15 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (1.31%) Blog
12 11 (1.31%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.07%) Augmented Reality
13 9 (1.07%) Learning Management System
14 8 (0.95%) Online Games
14 8 (0.95%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 29 (3.46%) Android
2 27 (3.22%) Apple iOS
3 19 (2.27%) Windows
4 17 (2.03%) Linux
5 5 (0.60%) CentOS
6 4 (0.48%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.36%) Unix
8 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (19.69%) Front End Development
3 127 (15.16%) E-Commerce
4 118 (14.08%) Responsive Web Design
5 98 (11.69%) Web Design
6 77 (9.19%) UX Design
7 69 (8.23%) Project Management
8 62 (7.40%) Typography
9 59 (7.04%) Web Development
10 58 (6.92%) Scrum
11 53 (6.32%) MVC
12 50 (5.97%) Workflow
13 45 (5.37%) Information Architecture
13 45 (5.37%) Usability Testing
14 44 (5.25%) Analytics
15 40 (4.77%) Content Management
16 35 (4.18%) SEO
17 27 (3.22%) Digital Marketing
17 27 (3.22%) OO
18 26 (3.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 372 (44.39%) JavaScript
2 104 (12.41%) PHP
3 57 (6.80%) Java
4 40 (4.77%) SQL
5 33 (3.94%) ActionScript
6 26 (3.10%) C#
7 21 (2.51%) ActionScript 3.0
8 19 (2.27%) XAML
9 14 (1.67%) Dart
9 14 (1.67%) ECMAScript
9 14 (1.67%) TypeScript
10 13 (1.55%) C
11 9 (1.07%) VB
12 8 (0.95%) ES6
12 8 (0.95%) Python
12 8 (0.95%) Ruby
12 8 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.84%) ActionScript 2.0
14 6 (0.72%) Apple Swift
15 5 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 85 (10.14%) Degree
2 15 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (0.48%) DV Cleared
3 4 (0.48%) ISTQB
3 4 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.36%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.51%) QA
2 6 (0.72%) WCAG
3 4 (0.48%) WAI
4 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (0.60%) Docker
2 4 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.36%) vCloud
4 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.36%) Ansible
1 3 (0.36%) Kibana
1 3 (0.36%) logstash
1 3 (0.36%) Rundeck
1 3 (0.36%) Salt
1 3 (0.36%) ZABBIX
2 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.24%) Puppet
2 2 (0.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 396 (47.26%) Adobe
2 76 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 28 (3.34%) Google
4 21 (2.51%) Twitter
5 11 (1.31%) Zend
6 7 (0.84%) Apple
6 7 (0.84%) Facebook
6 7 (0.84%) Oracle
6 7 (0.84%) Sitecore
7 6 (0.72%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.72%) ClickTale
7 6 (0.72%) EPiServer
7 6 (0.72%) IBM
7 6 (0.72%) VMware
8 5 (0.60%) Quark
8 5 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.48%) ESRI
9 4 (0.48%) Fujitsu
9 4 (0.48%) Infor
9 4 (0.48%) Sophos
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