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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 208 201 221
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 533 510 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 1.00% 0.84%
As % of the Applications category 7.49% 7.83% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 271 280
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£310 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £161 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 21 22
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 £11.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.61 £27.50 £36.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £16.23 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+38.67% -16.79%
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7112 6510 7480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.02% 12.73% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3937 3537 3891
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 664 781
Average hourly rate £15.83 £16.00 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% -4.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £27.50 £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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -13 512 £310 +12.72% 197
London +3 243 £325 +8.33% 68
South East -33 86 £313 +42.04% 39
City of London +12 61 £375 +41.24% 23
Berkshire +4 41 £350 +59.09% 7
Yorkshire +42 38 £190 -5.00% 15
North West -7 36 £310 +24.00% 30
South West -2 35 £307 +36.44% 8
West Midlands -3 30 £255 -7.27% 10
West Yorkshire +28 28 £168 -16.25% 11
Leeds +20 26 £165 -17.50% 8
East Midlands +13 23 £263 +31.25% 8
Manchester -17 22 £310 +24.00% 17
East of England -30 18 £238 -13.63% 18
Wiltshire +5 17 £344 +25.00% 1
Hampshire -9 14 £338 +12.50% 11
Scotland -22 14 £225 -21.73% 5
Northamptonshire - 13 £403 - 4
Swindon +7 12 £344 +25.00%
Birmingham +2 12 £210 -30.00% 3
Northampton - 12 £403 - 4
Merseyside +11 11 - - 2
Liverpool +6 11 - - 2
Canary Wharf +34 10 £300 -
Glasgow +6 10 £250 - 2
Bracknell - 10 £313 -
North Yorkshire - 10 £300 -
Hertfordshire -10 9 £238 -5.00% 7
Brighton +1 8 £220 - 3
East Sussex -2 8 £220 - 3

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 745 (70.48%) HTML
2 681 (64.43%) CSS
3 612 (57.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 490 (46.36%) Adobe
5 439 (41.53%) JavaScript
6 336 (31.79%) HTML5
7 301 (28.48%) jQuery
8 256 (24.22%) CSS3
9 157 (14.85%) Responsive Web Design
10 155 (14.66%) Flash
11 153 (14.47%) Marketing
12 142 (13.43%) Web Design
13 120 (11.35%) Dreamweaver
14 118 (11.16%) E-Commerce
14 118 (11.16%) InDesign
15 117 (11.07%) CMS
15 117 (11.07%) Axure RP
16 116 (10.97%) XHTML
17 103 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
17 103 (9.74%) Finance
18 98 (9.27%) Android
19 95 (8.99%) Mobile App
20 88 (8.33%) Graphic Design
21 87 (8.23%) Web Development
21 87 (8.23%) Ajax
21 87 (8.23%) PHP
22 86 (8.14%) Fireworks
22 86 (8.14%) Content Management
23 81 (7.66%) Degree
24 79 (7.47%) Microsoft

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 117 (11.07%) CMS
2 39 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 38 (3.60%) WordPress
4 19 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
4 19 (1.80%) Node.js
5 18 (1.70%) IIS
6 16 (1.51%) Drupal
7 14 (1.32%) Umbraco
7 14 (1.32%) Apache
8 8 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.66%) Moodle
10 6 (0.57%) Joomla!
11 4 (0.38%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (0.38%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.28%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.19%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.19%) Lync
13 2 (0.19%) TeamSite
14 1 (0.095%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 612 (57.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 118 (11.16%) InDesign
3 86 (8.14%) Fireworks
4 67 (6.34%) OmniGraffle
5 64 (6.05%) Adobe After Effects
6 52 (4.92%) MS Office
7 46 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
8 40 (3.78%) MS Excel
9 38 (3.60%) Acrobat
10 24 (2.27%) MS Visio
11 10 (0.95%) MS Project
12 8 (0.76%) 3ds Max
13 7 (0.66%) CINEMA 4D
14 6 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
15 5 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
16 4 (0.38%) GIMP
16 4 (0.38%) Maya
16 4 (0.38%) AutoCAD
17 3 (0.28%) CorelDRAW
18 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (2.08%) Google Analytics
2 19 (1.80%) Magento
3 9 (0.85%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.38%) SiteCatalyst
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.095%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.04%) GitHub
2 9 (0.85%) Heroku
2 9 (0.85%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.28%) SaaS
5 2 (0.19%) Pure360
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.095%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.78%) Internet
2 31 (2.93%) Intranet
3 9 (0.85%) SSH
4 7 (0.66%) FTP
5 6 (0.57%) HTTP
6 2 (0.19%) SMS
6 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.19%) Broadband
7 1 (0.095%) LAN
7 1 (0.095%) DNS
7 1 (0.095%) SSL
7 1 (0.095%) VPN
7 1 (0.095%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.73%) MySQL
2 34 (3.22%) SQL Server
3 10 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.28%) MS Access
6 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.19%) Big Data
8 1 (0.095%) SQLite
8 1 (0.095%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 120 (11.35%) Dreamweaver
2 117 (11.07%) Axure RP
3 52 (4.92%) Subversion
4 49 (4.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 36 (3.41%) Git (software)
6 23 (2.18%) Visual Studio
7 17 (1.61%) Microsoft Blend
8 15 (1.42%) Sublime Text
8 15 (1.42%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.14%) Eclipse
10 11 (1.04%) NUnit
11 9 (0.85%) RSpec
11 9 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (0.66%) Flex Builder
12 7 (0.66%) JIRA
13 5 (0.47%) IntelliJ
13 5 (0.47%) Capybara
14 4 (0.38%) Sinon.JS
14 4 (0.38%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.38%) Firebug
General
1 153 (14.47%) Marketing
2 103 (9.74%) Finance
3 67 (6.34%) Retail
4 55 (5.20%) Publishing
5 53 (5.01%) Banking
6 47 (4.45%) Advertising
7 34 (3.22%) Legal
8 31 (2.93%) Games
9 23 (2.18%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.32%) Interactive Media
11 13 (1.23%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.14%) Retail Banking
13 11 (1.04%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.76%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.66%) Automotive
16 6 (0.57%) French Language
17 5 (0.47%) Law
17 5 (0.47%) Local Government
17 5 (0.47%) German Language
18 4 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 512 (48.44%) Designer
2 404 (38.22%) Developer
3 171 (16.18%) Front-End Developer
4 116 (10.97%) Web Designer
5 114 (10.79%) Web Developer
6 109 (10.31%) User Experience Designer
7 90 (8.51%) UI Designer
8 74 (7.00%) Visual Designer
9 66 (6.24%) UI Developer
10 61 (5.77%) Digital Designer
11 55 (5.20%) Graphic Designer
11 55 (5.20%) UI Programmer
12 45 (4.26%) Photoshop Designer
13 42 (3.97%) Front-End Web Developer
14 33 (3.12%) Senior Designer
15 23 (2.18%) Senior Developer
16 20 (1.89%) Junior
17 19 (1.80%) Senior Front-End Developer
18 17 (1.61%) JavaScript Developer
19 16 (1.51%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 745 (70.48%) HTML
2 681 (64.43%) CSS
3 336 (31.79%) HTML5
4 301 (28.48%) jQuery
5 256 (24.22%) CSS3
6 155 (14.66%) Flash
7 116 (10.97%) XHTML
8 87 (8.23%) Ajax
9 72 (6.81%) XML
10 68 (6.43%) .NET
11 55 (5.20%) AngularJS
12 48 (4.54%) ASP.NET
13 47 (4.45%) JSON
14 43 (4.07%) Sass
15 34 (3.22%) Backbone.js
16 31 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 29 (2.74%) JSP
17 29 (2.74%) LESS
18 28 (2.65%) Web Services
19 23 (2.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 95 (8.99%) Mobile App
2 88 (8.33%) Graphic Design
3 69 (6.53%) Social Media
4 55 (5.20%) W3C
5 53 (5.01%) Animation
6 38 (3.60%) iPhone
7 28 (2.65%) Computer Science
8 22 (2.08%) Digital Media
9 20 (1.89%) Visualisation
10 16 (1.51%) iPad
11 15 (1.42%) E-Learning
12 14 (1.32%) Photography
13 13 (1.23%) Smartphone
13 13 (1.23%) Open Source
14 12 (1.14%) RIA
15 11 (1.04%) Copywriting
15 11 (1.04%) Wiki
16 10 (0.95%) Blackberry
17 8 (0.76%) Management Information System
18 7 (0.66%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 98 (9.27%) Android
2 71 (6.72%) Apple iOS
3 48 (4.54%) Windows
4 22 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
5 13 (1.23%) Linux
6 9 (0.85%) Mac OS
7 6 (0.57%) UNIX
8 4 (0.38%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.38%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.38%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.095%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.095%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (14.85%) Responsive Web Design
2 142 (13.43%) Web Design
3 118 (11.16%) E-Commerce
4 103 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (8.23%) Web Development
6 86 (8.14%) Content Management
7 57 (5.39%) OO
8 55 (5.20%) SEO
9 50 (4.73%) Analytics
10 47 (4.45%) MVC
11 43 (4.07%) Usability Testing
12 42 (3.97%) User Experience Design
12 42 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (3.78%) TDD
13 40 (3.78%) Information Architecture
14 38 (3.60%) Scrum
15 34 (3.22%) Web Accessibility
16 30 (2.84%) Project Management
17 28 (2.65%) Time Management
18 22 (2.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 439 (41.53%) JavaScript
2 87 (8.23%) PHP
3 46 (4.35%) Java
4 37 (3.50%) C#
5 26 (2.46%) ActionScript
6 24 (2.27%) XAML
7 20 (1.89%) Ruby
8 19 (1.80%) SQL
9 15 (1.42%) ActionScript 3.0
10 7 (0.66%) Lua
11 6 (0.57%) PHP5
11 6 (0.57%) ActionScript 2.0
11 6 (0.57%) Perl
12 5 (0.47%) Python
12 5 (0.47%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.38%) C++
14 3 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.28%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.19%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (7.66%) Degree
2 6 (0.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.19%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.095%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.095%) ISEB
4 1 (0.095%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.99%) QA
2 7 (0.66%) WCAG
3 1 (0.095%) SLA
3 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.095%) WAI
3 1 (0.095%) Section 508
System Software
1 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 490 (46.36%) Adobe
2 79 (7.47%) Microsoft
3 34 (3.22%) Google
4 23 (2.18%) Sitecore
5 22 (2.08%) Orchard
6 18 (1.70%) Apple
6 18 (1.70%) Twitter
7 16 (1.51%) Facebook
8 14 (1.32%) Oracle
9 9 (0.85%) Sony
10 7 (0.66%) Infragistics
10 7 (0.66%) EPiServer
11 6 (0.57%) Yahoo!
11 6 (0.57%) Ektron
11 6 (0.57%) Sencha
12 5 (0.47%) Zend
13 4 (0.38%) JD Edwards
13 4 (0.38%) SAP
14 3 (0.28%) RedDot
14 3 (0.28%) Stellent
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £330 to £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Steria
Rate: Up to £210 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Londonderry, County Londonderry
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £8.00 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JD & Co Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Hays Plc - The Pensions Regulator
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Rate: £24,000 per annum £24K p.a. Pro Rata
Posted: 6 days ago