The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 212 200 222
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 538 521 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 1.02% 0.83%
As % of the Applications category 7.56% 8.02% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 274 275
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£310 £275 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £164 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 22
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.63 £11.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £36.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7112 6496 7482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.01% 12.73% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3942 3534 3898
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 664 772
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(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 -8 518 £310 +12.72% 225
London +1 251 £325 +8.33% 85
South East -22 90 £313 +37.36% 43
City of London +12 64 £400 +42.22% 27
Berkshire +10 43 £350 +59.09% 7
Yorkshire +45 38 £225 +12.50% 18
North West -13 36 £310 +32.62% 28
South West -11 34 £300 +26.31% 13
West Midlands -3 30 £260 -9.56% 8
West Yorkshire +34 28 £170 -15.00% 12
Leeds +28 26 £170 -15.00% 9
Manchester -15 22 £310 +24.00% 18
East Midlands +8 20 £225 +12.50% 10
Wiltshire +7 16 £338 +22.72% 2
Hampshire -15 16 £313 +4.16% 14
East of England -35 16 £250 -4.76% 18
Scotland -25 14 £219 -25.36% 4
Birmingham +5 13 £210 -30.00% 2
Merseyside +14 11 - - 2
Liverpool +10 11 - - 1
Swindon +10 11 £338 +22.72% 1
Canary Wharf +34 10 £300 -
Glasgow +10 10 £250 - 3
Bracknell - 10 £313 -
North Yorkshire - 10 £300 - 1
Northamptonshire - 9 £248 - 3
Hertfordshire -8 8 £275 +10.00% 6
Northampton - 8 £200 - 3
West Sussex - 8 £281 - 5
Brighton +6 7 £220 - 3

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 736 (70.30%) HTML
2 672 (64.18%) CSS
3 608 (58.07%) Adobe Illustrator
4 490 (46.80%) Adobe
5 440 (42.02%) JavaScript
6 330 (31.52%) HTML5
7 301 (28.75%) jQuery
8 248 (23.69%) CSS3
9 156 (14.90%) Flash
9 156 (14.90%) Responsive Web Design
10 152 (14.52%) Marketing
11 140 (13.37%) Web Design
12 123 (11.75%) Axure RP
13 119 (11.37%) Dreamweaver
14 117 (11.17%) E-Commerce
14 117 (11.17%) InDesign
15 115 (10.98%) XHTML
16 111 (10.60%) CMS
17 104 (9.93%) Finance
18 99 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
18 99 (9.46%) Android
19 93 (8.88%) Mobile App
20 87 (8.31%) Graphic Design
20 87 (8.31%) PHP
21 86 (8.21%) Ajax
21 86 (8.21%) Web Development
22 83 (7.93%) Content Management
22 83 (7.93%) Fireworks
23 81 (7.74%) Degree
24 79 (7.55%) Microsoft

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 111 (10.60%) CMS
2 40 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 38 (3.63%) WordPress
4 18 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
4 18 (1.72%) IIS
4 18 (1.72%) Node.js
5 16 (1.53%) Drupal
6 14 (1.34%) Umbraco
7 13 (1.24%) Apache
8 8 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.57%) Joomla!
9 6 (0.57%) Moodle
10 5 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (0.38%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.29%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.19%) Lync
13 2 (0.19%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.19%) TeamSite
14 1 (0.096%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 608 (58.07%) Adobe Illustrator
2 117 (11.17%) InDesign
3 83 (7.93%) Fireworks
4 68 (6.49%) OmniGraffle
5 66 (6.30%) Adobe After Effects
6 52 (4.97%) MS Office
7 46 (4.39%) MS PowerPoint
8 41 (3.92%) Acrobat
9 40 (3.82%) MS Excel
10 24 (2.29%) MS Visio
11 10 (0.96%) MS Project
12 8 (0.76%) 3ds Max
13 7 (0.67%) CINEMA 4D
14 6 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
15 5 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
16 4 (0.38%) AutoCAD
16 4 (0.38%) Maya
16 4 (0.38%) GIMP
17 3 (0.29%) CorelDRAW
18 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.01%) Google Analytics
2 19 (1.81%) Magento
3 9 (0.86%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.38%) SiteCatalyst
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.096%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.96%) GitHub
2 8 (0.76%) Heroku
2 8 (0.76%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.29%) SaaS
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.19%) Pure360
6 1 (0.096%) Office 365
6 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.82%) Internet
2 31 (2.96%) Intranet
3 8 (0.76%) SSH
4 7 (0.67%) FTP
5 6 (0.57%) HTTP
6 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.19%) Broadband
6 2 (0.19%) SMS
7 1 (0.096%) WAN
7 1 (0.096%) LAN
7 1 (0.096%) VPN
7 1 (0.096%) DNS
7 1 (0.096%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.78%) MySQL
2 34 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (0.76%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.19%) Big Data
7 2 (0.19%) MS Access
8 1 (0.096%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.096%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 123 (11.75%) Axure RP
2 119 (11.37%) Dreamweaver
3 51 (4.87%) Subversion
4 50 (4.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 33 (3.15%) Git (software)
6 23 (2.20%) Visual Studio
7 17 (1.62%) Microsoft Blend
8 14 (1.34%) Cucumber
8 14 (1.34%) Sublime Text
9 12 (1.15%) Eclipse
10 11 (1.05%) NUnit
11 9 (0.86%) JIRA
12 8 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (0.76%) RSpec
13 7 (0.67%) Flex Builder
14 5 (0.48%) IntelliJ
14 5 (0.48%) Capybara
15 4 (0.38%) Bitbucket
15 4 (0.38%) Sinon.JS
16 3 (0.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 152 (14.52%) Marketing
2 104 (9.93%) Finance
3 68 (6.49%) Retail
4 55 (5.25%) Publishing
5 52 (4.97%) Banking
6 45 (4.30%) Advertising
7 34 (3.25%) Legal
8 31 (2.96%) Games
9 24 (2.29%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.34%) Interactive Media
12 12 (1.15%) Retail Banking
13 11 (1.05%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.76%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.67%) Automotive
16 6 (0.57%) Law
16 6 (0.57%) French Language
17 5 (0.48%) German Language
17 5 (0.48%) Local Government
18 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 509 (48.62%) Designer
2 402 (38.40%) Developer
3 170 (16.24%) Front-End Developer
4 115 (10.98%) Web Developer
5 113 (10.79%) User Experience Designer
6 112 (10.70%) Web Designer
7 89 (8.50%) UI Designer
8 74 (7.07%) Visual Designer
9 66 (6.30%) UI Developer
10 59 (5.64%) Digital Designer
11 56 (5.35%) Graphic Designer
12 54 (5.16%) UI Programmer
13 44 (4.20%) Photoshop Designer
14 43 (4.11%) Front-End Web Developer
15 34 (3.25%) Senior Designer
16 24 (2.29%) Senior Developer
17 20 (1.91%) Junior
17 20 (1.91%) Senior Front-End Developer
18 16 (1.53%) JavaScript Developer
18 16 (1.53%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 736 (70.30%) HTML
2 672 (64.18%) CSS
3 330 (31.52%) HTML5
4 301 (28.75%) jQuery
5 248 (23.69%) CSS3
6 156 (14.90%) Flash
7 115 (10.98%) XHTML
8 86 (8.21%) Ajax
9 73 (6.97%) XML
10 68 (6.49%) .NET
11 52 (4.97%) AngularJS
12 48 (4.58%) ASP.NET
13 46 (4.39%) JSON
14 38 (3.63%) Sass
15 32 (3.06%) Backbone.js
16 31 (2.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 30 (2.87%) JSP
18 28 (2.67%) LESS
19 27 (2.58%) Web Services
20 23 (2.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 93 (8.88%) Mobile App
2 87 (8.31%) Graphic Design
3 69 (6.59%) Social Media
4 55 (5.25%) Animation
5 53 (5.06%) W3C
6 38 (3.63%) iPhone
7 28 (2.67%) Computer Science
8 22 (2.10%) Digital Media
9 20 (1.91%) Visualisation
10 16 (1.53%) iPad
11 14 (1.34%) E-Learning
12 13 (1.24%) Smartphone
12 13 (1.24%) Photography
12 13 (1.24%) Open Source
13 12 (1.15%) RIA
14 11 (1.05%) Wiki
15 10 (0.96%) Copywriting
15 10 (0.96%) Blackberry
16 8 (0.76%) Management Information System
17 7 (0.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 99 (9.46%) Android
2 71 (6.78%) Apple iOS
3 48 (4.58%) Windows
4 22 (2.10%) Windows Mobile
5 12 (1.15%) Linux
6 8 (0.76%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.57%) UNIX
8 4 (0.38%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.38%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.38%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.096%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.096%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (14.90%) Responsive Web Design
2 140 (13.37%) Web Design
3 117 (11.17%) E-Commerce
4 99 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (8.21%) Web Development
6 83 (7.93%) Content Management
7 55 (5.25%) OO
8 54 (5.16%) SEO
9 49 (4.68%) Analytics
10 47 (4.49%) MVC
11 45 (4.30%) Usability Testing
12 42 (4.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (4.01%) Information Architecture
13 40 (3.82%) User Experience Design
14 39 (3.72%) Scrum
14 39 (3.72%) TDD
15 34 (3.25%) Web Accessibility
16 30 (2.87%) Project Management
17 27 (2.58%) Time Management
18 21 (2.01%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 440 (42.02%) JavaScript
2 87 (8.31%) PHP
3 45 (4.30%) Java
4 37 (3.53%) C#
5 27 (2.58%) ActionScript
6 24 (2.29%) XAML
7 18 (1.72%) SQL
8 17 (1.62%) Ruby
9 15 (1.43%) ActionScript 3.0
10 7 (0.67%) Lua
11 6 (0.57%) PHP5
11 6 (0.57%) ActionScript 2.0
11 6 (0.57%) Perl
12 5 (0.48%) Python
12 5 (0.48%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.38%) C++
14 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.29%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.19%) VB
15 2 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (7.74%) Degree
2 4 (0.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.096%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.096%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.096%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.096%) ISEB
3 1 (0.096%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.01%) QA
2 6 (0.57%) WCAG
3 2 (0.19%) SLA
4 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.096%) WAI
4 1 (0.096%) Section 508
System Software
1 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 490 (46.80%) Adobe
2 79 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.06%) Google
4 22 (2.10%) Sitecore
4 22 (2.10%) Orchard
5 18 (1.72%) Twitter
6 17 (1.62%) Apple
7 16 (1.53%) Facebook
8 14 (1.34%) Oracle
9 9 (0.86%) Sony
10 7 (0.67%) Infragistics
10 7 (0.67%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.57%) Yahoo!
11 6 (0.57%) Ektron
11 6 (0.57%) Sencha
12 5 (0.48%) Zend
13 4 (0.38%) JD Edwards
13 4 (0.38%) SAP
14 3 (0.29%) Stellent
14 3 (0.29%) Atlassian
Cwmbran, Gwent
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: £24,000 per annum £24K p.a. Pro Rata
Posted: 14 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £405 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £200 to £200 per day 3 month contract
Posted: 15 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £405.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 200 to 250 per day GBP
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £170 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Lincolnshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £15,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Comtecs
Rate: £125 - £150 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £100 to £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
ITF Solutions
Rate: £345 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Comtecs
Rate: £200 - £210 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago