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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 295 205 213
Rank change year-on-year
-90 +8
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 344 503 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.99% 0.89%
As % of the Applications category 5.51% 7.46% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 283 231
Average daily rate
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£315 £315 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £161 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 19
Average hourly rate £28.69 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.44% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £85.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £21.75 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+31.90% +12.98%

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
6246 6745 5911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.89% 13.32% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3498 3516 3056
Average daily rate £348 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.15% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 585 618 686
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £10.00 £9.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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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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 -84 321 £320 +0.78% 191
London -87 142 £325 - 79
South East -48 77 £275 -2.22% 26
City of London +19 40 £384 +13.70% 22
Yorkshire +1 33 £275 -19.11% 15
Berkshire -11 23 £200 -38.46% 7
North West -18 20 £275 +57.14% 29
West Yorkshire -15 19 £300 -11.76% 13
East Midlands +17 16 £385 +40.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 15 £320 -28.88% 2
West Midlands -13 13 £313 +12.61% 8
South West -12 12 £338 +50.00% 6
Milton Keynes +2 11 £320 -28.88% 2
Surrey -11 10 £235 -11.32% 4
East of England -17 10 £338 +42.10% 16
Lancashire -6 9 £275 +57.14% 4
Scotland -9 9 £336 +60.11% 2
Bracknell +6 8 £200 -50.00% 1
Edinburgh -3 8 £336 - 2
Bradford - 8 £275 -
Northamptonshire - 8 £420 - 1
Cheshire -1 7 £250 - 8
Wales -2 7 £300 -11.11% 4
Leeds -15 7 £375 +21.95% 4
Northampton - 7 £420 - 1
North Yorkshire - 7 £263 -
Oxford -11 6 - - 4
Oxfordshire -17 6 - - 5
West Sussex - 6 £375 - 1
Crawley - 6 £375 -

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 575 (69.87%) HTML
2 529 (64.28%) CSS
3 430 (52.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 358 (43.50%) JavaScript
5 346 (42.04%) User Experience
6 335 (40.70%) Adobe
7 264 (32.08%) jQuery
8 257 (31.23%) HTML5
9 200 (24.30%) CSS3
10 154 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
11 119 (14.46%) Dreamweaver
12 115 (13.97%) Web Design
13 114 (13.85%) Axure RP
14 108 (13.12%) Marketing
15 99 (12.03%) CMS
16 96 (11.66%) Finance
17 91 (11.06%) Responsive Web Design
18 89 (10.81%) Graphic Design
19 84 (10.21%) Mobile App
20 82 (9.96%) InDesign
21 80 (9.72%) E-Commerce
22 78 (9.48%) Ajax
23 76 (9.23%) Fireworks
23 76 (9.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
24 75 (9.11%) Content Management
25 72 (8.75%) Flash
26 70 (8.51%) Sass
26 70 (8.51%) Apple iOS
27 68 (8.26%) Web Development
28 67 (8.14%) Android

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 99 (12.03%) CMS
2 39 (4.74%) WordPress
3 30 (3.65%) Drupal
4 22 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 21 (2.55%) Node.js
6 14 (1.70%) Adobe CQ
7 9 (1.09%) Apache
8 8 (0.97%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.73%) Confluence
9 6 (0.73%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.73%) Joomla!
10 5 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.49%) Moodle
11 4 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.36%) TeamSite
12 3 (0.36%) IIS
12 3 (0.36%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.36%) Kentico
13 2 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 430 (52.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 82 (9.96%) InDesign
3 76 (9.23%) Fireworks
3 76 (9.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 43 (5.22%) Acrobat
5 40 (4.86%) MS Visio
5 40 (4.86%) MS Office
6 32 (3.89%) OmniGraffle
6 32 (3.89%) MS Excel
7 31 (3.77%) Adobe After Effects
8 20 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
9 17 (2.07%) Adobe Captivate
10 10 (1.22%) Maya
11 8 (0.97%) GIMP
12 7 (0.85%) Adobe Premiere
13 6 (0.73%) ImageReady
13 6 (0.73%) CINEMA 4D
14 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.49%) MicroStation
14 4 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.85%) Google Analytics
2 6 (0.73%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.49%) Magento
4 2 (0.24%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.49%) SaaS
3 3 (0.36%) PaaS
4 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.24%) GitHub
4 2 (0.24%) Office 365
5 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.46%) Intranet
2 10 (1.22%) Internet
3 9 (1.09%) FTP
4 3 (0.36%) DNS
4 3 (0.36%) Broadband
5 2 (0.24%) HTTP
5 2 (0.24%) Extranet
6 1 (0.12%) DHCP
6 1 (0.12%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.25%) MySQL
2 19 (2.31%) SQL Server
3 8 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 119 (14.46%) Dreamweaver
2 114 (13.85%) Axure RP
3 47 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 34 (4.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 30 (3.65%) Subversion
6 15 (1.82%) Grunt
7 13 (1.58%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.34%) JIRA
9 10 (1.22%) Bower
10 9 (1.09%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.85%) NetBeans
12 6 (0.73%) Sublime Text
13 5 (0.61%) Xcode
13 5 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.49%) Jasmine
15 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Blend
15 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 2 (0.24%) Bitbucket
16 2 (0.24%) QUnit
General
1 108 (13.12%) Marketing
2 96 (11.66%) Finance
3 64 (7.78%) Banking
4 62 (7.53%) Retail
5 29 (3.52%) Publishing
6 25 (3.04%) Games
7 24 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.19%) Legal
9 16 (1.94%) Advertising
10 12 (1.46%) Multimedia
11 11 (1.34%) Law
12 10 (1.22%) Interactive Media
13 7 (0.85%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.73%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.49%) German Language
15 4 (0.49%) Electronics
15 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.24%) Automotive
18 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 425 (51.64%) Designer
2 314 (38.15%) Developer
3 141 (17.13%) Front-End Developer
4 115 (13.97%) UX Designer
5 101 (12.27%) Web Designer
6 90 (10.94%) Web Developer
7 88 (10.69%) UI Designer
8 45 (5.47%) Visual Designer
9 42 (5.10%) Graphic Designer
10 35 (4.25%) Photoshop Designer
11 33 (4.01%) UI Programmer
11 33 (4.01%) UI Developer
12 32 (3.89%) Architect
13 30 (3.65%) Digital Designer
14 28 (3.40%) User Experience Architect
15 27 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
16 25 (3.04%) Senior Designer
17 21 (2.55%) Consultant
18 20 (2.43%) Front-End Web Developer
19 18 (2.19%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 575 (69.87%) HTML
2 529 (64.28%) CSS
3 264 (32.08%) jQuery
4 257 (31.23%) HTML5
5 200 (24.30%) CSS3
6 78 (9.48%) Ajax
7 72 (8.75%) Flash
8 70 (8.51%) Sass
9 59 (7.17%) XML
10 58 (7.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 48 (5.83%) XHTML
12 40 (4.86%) AngularJS
13 39 (4.74%) LESS
14 34 (4.13%) .NET
15 33 (4.01%) Backbone.js
16 28 (3.40%) REST
17 26 (3.16%) JSON
18 24 (2.92%) JSP
19 20 (2.43%) MooTools
20 16 (1.94%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 346 (42.04%) User Experience
2 89 (10.81%) Graphic Design
3 84 (10.21%) Mobile App
4 47 (5.71%) W3C
5 31 (3.77%) E-Learning
5 31 (3.77%) Digital Media
6 27 (3.28%) Social Media
7 25 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (2.55%) Video Editing
9 18 (2.19%) Animation
10 15 (1.82%) Visualisation
11 14 (1.70%) Learning Management System
12 12 (1.46%) Photography
13 11 (1.34%) Computer Science
14 9 (1.09%) Open Source
14 9 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
14 9 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
15 8 (0.97%) iPad
15 8 (0.97%) iPhone
15 8 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 70 (8.51%) Apple iOS
2 67 (8.14%) Android
3 24 (2.92%) Windows
4 6 (0.73%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.24%) Linux
5 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.12%) UNIX
6 1 (0.12%) CentOS
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (13.97%) Web Design
3 91 (11.06%) Responsive Web Design
4 80 (9.72%) E-Commerce
5 75 (9.11%) Content Management
6 68 (8.26%) Web Development
7 58 (7.05%) Information Architecture
8 42 (5.10%) OO
9 36 (4.37%) Scrum
10 31 (3.77%) SEO
10 31 (3.77%) UX Design
11 30 (3.65%) Project Management
12 25 (3.04%) Usability Testing
13 24 (2.92%) Workflow
14 21 (2.55%) Analytics
15 19 (2.31%) Mobile Application Development
16 16 (1.94%) Email Marketing
16 16 (1.94%) Web Accessibility
17 15 (1.82%) MVC
17 15 (1.82%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 358 (43.50%) JavaScript
2 65 (7.90%) PHP
3 32 (3.89%) Java
4 28 (3.40%) SQL
5 14 (1.70%) C#
6 12 (1.46%) ActionScript
7 9 (1.09%) ActionScript 3.0
8 8 (0.97%) Objective-C
9 7 (0.85%) ActionScript 2.0
10 6 (0.73%) PHP5
10 6 (0.73%) VBScript
10 6 (0.73%) C
11 5 (0.61%) C++
11 5 (0.61%) Python
12 4 (0.49%) Lua
13 3 (0.36%) XAML
13 3 (0.36%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.12%) VB
14 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (7.78%) Degree
2 11 (1.34%) Security Cleared
3 8 (0.97%) VCP4
4 7 (0.85%) HND
5 5 (0.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.82%) QA
2 5 (0.61%) WAI
3 3 (0.36%) WCAG
3 3 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.24%) cPanel
2 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 335 (40.70%) Adobe
2 58 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 22 (2.67%) Apple
4 20 (2.43%) Google
5 13 (1.58%) Facebook
6 11 (1.34%) Twitter
7 8 (0.97%) Orchard
8 7 (0.85%) hybris
9 5 (0.61%) VMware
9 5 (0.61%) Quark
9 5 (0.61%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.49%) Venda
10 4 (0.49%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.49%) Oracle
10 4 (0.49%) FatWire
11 3 (0.36%) SolidWorks
11 3 (0.36%) Interwoven
11 3 (0.36%) Sencha
12 2 (0.24%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.24%) Xamarin
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