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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 259 231 221
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -10
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 440 455 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.88% 0.86%
As % of the Applications category 6.40% 6.81% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 267 235
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £285 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £437 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £260 £230
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £30.26 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.35 £25.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-10.60% +92.30%

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
6873 6680 6215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.46% 12.94% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3978 3646 3135
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 708 658 743
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.74 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -36 425 £340 +19.29% 168
London -25 195 £325 +4.00% 61
South East -4 86 £325 +25.00% 42
City of London +12 46 £375 +38.88% 21
South West +2 35 £369 +22.91% 7
Berkshire +7 31 £275 +5.76% 9
Yorkshire +2 26 £325 -2.25% 10
East Midlands +4 23 £240 +113.33% 1
North West -19 22 £260 -3.25% 30
Buckinghamshire +5 21 £328 +39.36% 2
East of England -24 20 £300 +11.62% 9
Milton Keynes +2 16 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire -10 14 £325 -2.25% 5
Wiltshire -7 12 £395 +31.66% 1
Northampton 0 10 £455 -
Northamptonshire -5 10 £455 -
West Midlands -17 10 £375 +36.36% 6
Oxfordshire -23 10 £350 +34.61% 12
North East - 10 £450 - 2
Norwich +18 9 £373 +22.13% 1
Norfolk +17 9 £373 +22.13% 1
Leicester +16 9 £195 -2.50%
Leicestershire +13 9 £210 +5.00%
Swindon -5 9 £395 +31.66%
Leeds -7 9 £350 +2.94% 2
Surrey -12 9 £425 +68.65% 5
Oxford -14 9 £350 +34.61% 8
North Yorkshire - 9 £300 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 9 £450 - 2
Hertfordshire -11 8 £325 +20.93% 4

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 721 (70.34%) HTML
2 653 (63.71%) CSS
3 560 (54.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 439 (42.83%) Adobe
5 436 (42.54%) JavaScript
6 418 (40.78%) User Experience
7 340 (33.17%) HTML5
8 300 (29.27%) jQuery
9 257 (25.07%) CSS3
10 213 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
11 146 (14.24%) Dreamweaver
12 142 (13.85%) Axure RP
13 139 (13.56%) Marketing
14 131 (12.78%) Web Design
15 125 (12.20%) Flash
15 125 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
16 118 (11.51%) Finance
17 111 (10.83%) CMS
17 111 (10.83%) E-Commerce
18 101 (9.85%) XHTML
19 99 (9.66%) Ajax
20 98 (9.56%) Graphic Design
21 95 (9.27%) Web Development
22 94 (9.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
23 93 (9.07%) Mobile App
24 92 (8.98%) Degree
25 91 (8.88%) InDesign
26 86 (8.39%) Fireworks
27 85 (8.29%) Android
28 84 (8.20%) XML

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (10.83%) CMS
2 36 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.51%) WordPress
3 26 (2.54%) Node.js
4 25 (2.44%) Drupal
5 12 (1.17%) Apache
6 11 (1.07%) Adobe CQ
7 9 (0.88%) Joomla!
7 9 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.78%) Moodle
8 8 (0.78%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.59%) Confluence
10 5 (0.49%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.49%) IIS
11 4 (0.39%) Sitefinity
12 3 (0.29%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.29%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 560 (54.63%) Adobe Illustrator
2 94 (9.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 91 (8.88%) InDesign
4 86 (8.39%) Fireworks
5 57 (5.56%) MS Office
6 49 (4.78%) OmniGraffle
7 47 (4.59%) Acrobat
8 38 (3.71%) MS Excel
9 36 (3.51%) Adobe After Effects
10 35 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
11 31 (3.02%) MS Visio
12 20 (1.95%) Adobe Captivate
13 11 (1.07%) Maya
14 8 (0.78%) Adobe Premiere
14 8 (0.78%) MS Project
15 7 (0.68%) GIMP
16 6 (0.59%) CINEMA 4D
17 5 (0.49%) MicroStation
17 5 (0.49%) 3ds Max
18 3 (0.29%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 8 (0.78%) Google Analytics
2 5 (0.49%) Magento
2 5 (0.49%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.29%) Shopify
4 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.098%) Tridion
5 1 (0.098%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.07%) GitHub
2 10 (0.98%) Amazon S3
2 10 (0.98%) Heroku
3 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.098%) SaaS
4 1 (0.098%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.098%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.15%) Internet
2 21 (2.05%) Intranet
3 15 (1.46%) FTP
4 10 (0.98%) SSH
5 5 (0.49%) Extranet
6 4 (0.39%) DNS
7 3 (0.29%) HTTP
8 2 (0.20%) LAN
8 2 (0.20%) WAN
9 1 (0.098%) DHCP
9 1 (0.098%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.098%) VPN
9 1 (0.098%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.71%) MySQL
2 29 (2.83%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (0.98%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.20%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.20%) MS Access
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.098%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.098%) SQLite
9 1 (0.098%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 146 (14.24%) Dreamweaver
2 142 (13.85%) Axure RP
3 46 (4.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 46 (4.49%) Git (software)
4 35 (3.41%) Subversion
5 26 (2.54%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.07%) JIRA
6 11 (1.07%) Sublime Text
7 10 (0.98%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (0.98%) RSpec
7 10 (0.98%) Cucumber
8 9 (0.88%) Grunt
9 8 (0.78%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.68%) Xcode
11 6 (0.59%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.49%) Flex Builder
12 5 (0.49%) NUnit
13 4 (0.39%) NetBeans
14 3 (0.29%) Firebug
General
1 139 (13.56%) Marketing
2 118 (11.51%) Finance
3 79 (7.71%) Banking
4 69 (6.73%) Retail
5 49 (4.78%) Publishing
6 33 (3.22%) Legal
7 26 (2.54%) Games
8 25 (2.44%) Advertising
9 20 (1.95%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.56%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.46%) Interactive Media
12 13 (1.27%) Multimedia
13 12 (1.17%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.78%) Law
15 6 (0.59%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.39%) Automotive
16 4 (0.39%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
17 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 495 (48.29%) Designer
2 403 (39.32%) Developer
3 190 (18.54%) Front-End Developer
4 127 (12.39%) Web Designer
5 105 (10.24%) UX Designer
6 102 (9.95%) Web Developer
7 99 (9.66%) UI Designer
8 52 (5.07%) Digital Designer
9 51 (4.98%) Graphic Designer
10 49 (4.78%) UI Developer
11 48 (4.68%) Visual Designer
11 48 (4.68%) UI Programmer
12 46 (4.49%) Photoshop Designer
13 32 (3.12%) Architect
13 32 (3.12%) Senior Designer
14 31 (3.02%) Consultant
15 30 (2.93%) Front-End Web Developer
16 25 (2.44%) User Experience Architect
17 22 (2.15%) JavaScript Developer
18 21 (2.05%) E-Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 721 (70.34%) HTML
2 653 (63.71%) CSS
3 340 (33.17%) HTML5
4 300 (29.27%) jQuery
5 257 (25.07%) CSS3
6 125 (12.20%) Flash
7 101 (9.85%) XHTML
8 99 (9.66%) Ajax
9 84 (8.20%) XML
10 80 (7.80%) Sass
11 72 (7.02%) AngularJS
12 51 (4.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 44 (4.29%) LESS
14 42 (4.10%) Backbone.js
15 41 (4.00%) .NET
15 41 (4.00%) JSON
16 22 (2.15%) ASP.NET
17 20 (1.95%) JSP
17 20 (1.95%) REST
18 19 (1.85%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 418 (40.78%) User Experience
2 98 (9.56%) Graphic Design
3 93 (9.07%) Mobile App
4 79 (7.71%) W3C
5 42 (4.10%) E-Learning
6 38 (3.71%) Social Media
6 38 (3.71%) Animation
7 36 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (3.22%) Digital Media
9 24 (2.34%) Visualisation
10 17 (1.66%) Computer Science
11 16 (1.56%) Learning Management System
12 15 (1.46%) iPad
12 15 (1.46%) SCORM
13 14 (1.37%) Video Editing
14 11 (1.07%) Copywriting
14 11 (1.07%) Smartphone
14 11 (1.07%) Photography
15 10 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
16 9 (0.88%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 85 (8.29%) Android
2 81 (7.90%) Apple iOS
3 27 (2.63%) Windows
4 13 (1.27%) Mac OS
5 11 (1.07%) Linux
6 4 (0.39%) UNIX
6 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.29%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.20%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.098%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.098%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (12.78%) Web Design
3 125 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
4 111 (10.83%) E-Commerce
5 95 (9.27%) Web Development
6 84 (8.20%) Content Management
7 57 (5.56%) Information Architecture
8 55 (5.37%) SEO
9 49 (4.78%) Scrum
10 43 (4.20%) Web Accessibility
10 43 (4.20%) OO
11 41 (4.00%) Usability Testing
12 39 (3.80%) UX Design
13 34 (3.32%) MVC
14 33 (3.22%) Project Management
15 32 (3.12%) Workflow
16 24 (2.34%) Analytics
17 23 (2.24%) Mobile Application Development
18 22 (2.15%) TDD
19 20 (1.95%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 436 (42.54%) JavaScript
2 63 (6.15%) PHP
3 33 (3.22%) Java
4 27 (2.63%) C#
5 19 (1.85%) ActionScript
6 17 (1.66%) Ruby
6 17 (1.66%) ActionScript 3.0
7 16 (1.56%) SQL
8 11 (1.07%) ActionScript 2.0
9 8 (0.78%) XAML
10 7 (0.68%) Python
10 7 (0.68%) C
11 6 (0.59%) Lua
12 5 (0.49%) VBScript
13 4 (0.39%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.39%) C++
14 3 (0.29%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.20%) Perl
15 2 (0.20%) VB
15 2 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 92 (8.98%) Degree
2 15 (1.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.59%) HND
3 6 (0.59%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.20%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.098%) MCTS
5 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.15%) QA
2 6 (0.59%) WCAG
3 5 (0.49%) WAI
4 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.098%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.098%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.098%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.20%) cPanel
1 2 (0.20%) SCCM
2 1 (0.098%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 439 (42.83%) Adobe
2 67 (6.54%) Microsoft
3 23 (2.24%) Google
4 22 (2.15%) Apple
5 13 (1.27%) Twitter
6 10 (0.98%) Oracle
6 10 (0.98%) Orchard
7 9 (0.88%) Sitecore
7 9 (0.88%) Facebook
8 7 (0.68%) EPiServer
8 7 (0.68%) RedDot
9 6 (0.59%) Ektron
10 4 (0.39%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.39%) ExactTarget
10 4 (0.39%) Quark
10 4 (0.39%) IBM
10 4 (0.39%) hybris
10 4 (0.39%) Venda
11 3 (0.29%) Endeca
11 3 (0.29%) Sencha
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