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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 219 207 219
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 546 526 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 1.00% 0.88%
As % of the Applications category 7.23% 7.91% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 332 268
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£330 £300 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £160 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £288 £265
% change year-on-year
+21.73% +8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 14
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £18.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £10.20 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £121.25 £31.62 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -2.77%

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
7557 6646 7021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.98% 12.64% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4207 3621 3606
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 640 743
Average hourly rate £15.32 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £26.48 £36.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -9 536 £330 +10.00% 198
London -39 236 £325 - 75
South East -6 97 £348 +39.00% 36
City of London +11 62 £375 +36.36% 15
East of England +11 60 £350 +21.73% 11
South West -14 42 £350 +23.89% 19
Yorkshire +19 37 £285 -10.58% 14
Hertfordshire -7 32 £340 +18.26% 6
East Midlands +17 29 £403 +101.25% 7
Leeds +15 25 £196 -37.20% 5
West Yorkshire +8 25 £196 -40.75% 5
Surrey +10 24 £425 +30.76% 2
Berkshire +2 22 £313 +38.88% 12
Northamptonshire - 22 £442 - 2
Northampton - 22 £442 -
Watford +9 19 £350 - 1
Norfolk +8 18 £395 +29.50% 1
Devon -9 18 £350 +87.16% 4
North West -31 18 £325 +4.83% 25
West Midlands -3 17 £225 -29.68% 9
Exeter - 17 £363 -
Hampshire -9 14 £350 +27.27% 5
Birmingham +5 12 £315 -9.35% 3
North Yorkshire +13 11 £375 +15.38% 3
Portsmouth +8 11 - -
York - 11 £375 - 2
Cambridgeshire +10 10 £288 -8.00% 3
Buckinghamshire - 10 £265 - 3
Maidenhead +3 9 £375 +167.85% 1
Manchester -10 9 £350 +4.47% 13

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 754 (70.86%) HTML
2 698 (65.60%) CSS
3 573 (53.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 461 (43.33%) Adobe
5 459 (43.14%) JavaScript
6 416 (39.10%) User Experience
7 329 (30.92%) HTML5
8 294 (27.63%) jQuery
9 270 (25.38%) CSS3
10 213 (20.02%) Agile Software Development
11 164 (15.41%) Marketing
12 160 (15.04%) Flash
13 157 (14.76%) Dreamweaver
14 137 (12.88%) Web Design
15 121 (11.37%) Responsive Web Design
16 120 (11.28%) CMS
17 119 (11.18%) E-Commerce
18 117 (11.00%) Axure RP
19 110 (10.34%) XHTML
20 104 (9.77%) Ajax
21 103 (9.68%) Finance
22 99 (9.30%) Fireworks
23 97 (9.12%) Graphic Design
24 95 (8.93%) InDesign
25 92 (8.65%) Mobile App
26 89 (8.36%) Web Development
27 86 (8.08%) Degree
27 86 (8.08%) Android
28 85 (7.99%) Content Management
29 83 (7.80%) Adobe Creative Suite

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 120 (11.28%) CMS
2 50 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 33 (3.10%) Node.js
4 32 (3.01%) WordPress
5 22 (2.07%) Drupal
6 17 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 16 (1.50%) Apache
8 14 (1.32%) IIS
9 12 (1.13%) Umbraco
10 11 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.94%) Moodle
12 9 (0.85%) Joomla!
13 5 (0.47%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.38%) Confluence
14 4 (0.38%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.28%) Lync
15 3 (0.28%) Sitefinity
15 3 (0.28%) Alfresco
15 3 (0.28%) TeamSite
16 2 (0.19%) GlassFish
Applications
1 573 (53.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 99 (9.30%) Fireworks
3 95 (8.93%) InDesign
4 83 (7.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 53 (4.98%) OmniGraffle
5 53 (4.98%) MS Office
6 52 (4.89%) MS PowerPoint
7 48 (4.51%) Adobe After Effects
8 45 (4.23%) MS Excel
9 34 (3.20%) Acrobat
10 24 (2.26%) MS Visio
11 15 (1.41%) Adobe Captivate
12 12 (1.13%) MS Project
13 10 (0.94%) Maya
14 9 (0.85%) CINEMA 4D
15 5 (0.47%) GIMP
15 5 (0.47%) 3ds Max
15 5 (0.47%) CorelDRAW
15 5 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
16 4 (0.38%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (1.41%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.66%) Magento
3 5 (0.47%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.28%) Shopify
5 2 (0.19%) SiteCatalyst
5 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.094%) Tridion
6 1 (0.094%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.094%) Summit
6 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.13%) GitHub
2 10 (0.94%) Amazon S3
2 10 (0.94%) Heroku
3 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.19%) Office 365
5 1 (0.094%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.14%) Intranet
2 32 (3.01%) Internet
3 13 (1.22%) FTP
4 10 (0.94%) SSH
5 6 (0.56%) HTTP
6 5 (0.47%) Extranet
7 4 (0.38%) DNS
8 2 (0.19%) LAN
8 2 (0.19%) WAN
9 1 (0.094%) DHCP
9 1 (0.094%) SSL
9 1 (0.094%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.094%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.51%) MySQL
2 41 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (0.94%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.28%) MS Access
7 3 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.094%) SQLite
9 1 (0.094%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.094%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 157 (14.76%) Dreamweaver
2 117 (11.00%) Axure RP
3 48 (4.51%) Subversion
4 47 (4.42%) Git (software)
4 47 (4.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 26 (2.44%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.50%) Sublime Text
7 15 (1.41%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.03%) JIRA
9 10 (0.94%) Eclipse
9 10 (0.94%) RSpec
9 10 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
10 9 (0.85%) Grunt
10 9 (0.85%) NUnit
11 8 (0.75%) Mercurial
12 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Blend
13 5 (0.47%) Flex Builder
13 5 (0.47%) Capybara
13 5 (0.47%) IntelliJ
14 4 (0.38%) Sinon.JS
General
1 164 (15.41%) Marketing
2 103 (9.68%) Finance
3 73 (6.86%) Retail
4 67 (6.30%) Banking
5 65 (6.11%) Publishing
6 35 (3.29%) Advertising
7 33 (3.10%) Legal
8 29 (2.73%) Games
9 17 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.32%) Interactive Media
11 13 (1.22%) Multimedia
11 13 (1.22%) Investment Banking
12 12 (1.13%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.75%) Law
14 5 (0.47%) Automotive
14 5 (0.47%) German Language
15 3 (0.28%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.28%) French Language
15 3 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 493 (46.33%) Designer
2 432 (40.60%) Developer
3 188 (17.67%) Front-End Developer
4 148 (13.91%) Web Designer
5 108 (10.15%) Web Developer
6 103 (9.68%) UX Designer
7 78 (7.33%) UI Designer
8 69 (6.48%) Digital Designer
9 64 (6.02%) UI Developer
10 57 (5.36%) UI Programmer
11 50 (4.70%) Photoshop Designer
12 49 (4.61%) Graphic Designer
13 48 (4.51%) Visual Designer
14 34 (3.20%) Front-End Web Developer
15 28 (2.63%) Senior Designer
16 24 (2.26%) Web Manager
17 23 (2.16%) Consultant
18 22 (2.07%) Analyst
18 22 (2.07%) Architect
19 19 (1.79%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 754 (70.86%) HTML
2 698 (65.60%) CSS
3 329 (30.92%) HTML5
4 294 (27.63%) jQuery
5 270 (25.38%) CSS3
6 160 (15.04%) Flash
7 110 (10.34%) XHTML
8 104 (9.77%) Ajax
9 82 (7.71%) XML
10 78 (7.33%) AngularJS
11 70 (6.58%) Sass
12 57 (5.36%) JSON
13 55 (5.17%) .NET
14 47 (4.42%) Backbone.js
15 41 (3.85%) LESS
16 36 (3.38%) ASP.NET
17 33 (3.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 28 (2.63%) Web Services
19 27 (2.54%) REST
20 23 (2.16%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 416 (39.10%) User Experience
2 97 (9.12%) Graphic Design
3 92 (8.65%) Mobile App
4 69 (6.48%) Social Media
5 59 (5.55%) W3C
6 41 (3.85%) Animation
7 39 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
8 37 (3.48%) E-Learning
9 25 (2.35%) iPhone
10 19 (1.79%) Visualisation
11 18 (1.69%) iPad
11 18 (1.69%) Digital Media
12 16 (1.50%) Computer Science
12 16 (1.50%) SCORM
13 15 (1.41%) Learning Management System
14 12 (1.13%) Video Editing
14 12 (1.13%) Smartphone
15 11 (1.03%) Management Information System
15 11 (1.03%) Photography
15 11 (1.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 86 (8.08%) Android
2 75 (7.05%) Apple iOS
3 27 (2.54%) Windows
4 13 (1.22%) Linux
5 11 (1.03%) Mac OS
6 8 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
7 6 (0.56%) UNIX
8 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (20.02%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (12.88%) Web Design
3 121 (11.37%) Responsive Web Design
4 119 (11.18%) E-Commerce
5 89 (8.36%) Web Development
6 85 (7.99%) Content Management
7 66 (6.20%) SEO
8 54 (5.08%) OO
8 54 (5.08%) Information Architecture
9 52 (4.89%) MVC
10 49 (4.61%) Scrum
11 44 (4.14%) Web Accessibility
12 43 (4.04%) UX Design
13 38 (3.57%) Project Management
14 36 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (3.38%) Usability Testing
15 34 (3.20%) TDD
16 32 (3.01%) Analytics
17 24 (2.26%) Workflow
18 23 (2.16%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 459 (43.14%) JavaScript
2 74 (6.95%) PHP
3 43 (4.04%) Java
4 36 (3.38%) C#
5 29 (2.73%) ActionScript
6 21 (1.97%) ActionScript 3.0
7 20 (1.88%) SQL
8 18 (1.69%) Ruby
9 12 (1.13%) XAML
10 10 (0.94%) ActionScript 2.0
11 7 (0.66%) Lua
12 4 (0.38%) VBScript
12 4 (0.38%) C++
12 4 (0.38%) C
13 3 (0.28%) VB
13 3 (0.28%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.28%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.28%) PHP5
13 3 (0.28%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 86 (8.08%) Degree
2 12 (1.13%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.28%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.094%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.094%) ISEB
5 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.094%) MCTS
5 1 (0.094%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.16%) QA
2 7 (0.66%) WCAG
3 2 (0.19%) WAI
4 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.094%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.094%) Section 508
System Software
1 6 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.094%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (0.28%) SCCM
2 1 (0.094%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 461 (43.33%) Adobe
2 66 (6.20%) Microsoft
3 28 (2.63%) Google
4 19 (1.79%) Apple
5 18 (1.69%) Sitecore
6 16 (1.50%) Orchard
7 14 (1.32%) Twitter
8 12 (1.13%) Facebook
9 11 (1.03%) Oracle
10 9 (0.85%) EPiServer
11 8 (0.75%) Sencha
12 7 (0.66%) Ektron
12 7 (0.66%) RedDot
13 6 (0.56%) ExactTarget
14 4 (0.38%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.38%) hybris
14 4 (0.38%) Zend
14 4 (0.38%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.38%) Xamarin
14 4 (0.38%) IBM
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