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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 271 213 238
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +25
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 388 447 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.93% 0.83%
As % of the Applications category 6.34% 7.02% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 258 203
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£320 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £169 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £260 £245
% change year-on-year
+20.19% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 15
Average hourly rate £22.18 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £15.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £74.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £22.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+27.51% +66.66%

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
6119 6367 5664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.99% 13.22% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3519 3394 2918
Average daily rate £330 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 615 697
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 -43 368 £325 +16.07% 213
London -49 157 £325 +4.83% 82
South East +5 95 £307 +16.85% 34
City of London +27 47 £350 +27.27% 18
Berkshire +1 28 £275 -5.98% 5
South West -1 27 £375 +25.00% 17
Yorkshire +1 24 £275 -8.33% 13
Buckinghamshire +11 22 £325 +38.29% 3
North West -11 21 £275 +57.14% 24
East Midlands +16 16 £225 +12.50% 9
Milton Keynes +4 16 £323 - 2
West Yorkshire -4 15 £288 -13.53% 10
Surrey -10 13 £260 -0.95% 6
West Midlands -6 12 £375 +36.36% 10
Wiltshire -5 9 £395 +31.66% 1
Lancashire -10 9 £275 +57.14% 3
Oxford -10 9 £363 +39.42% 3
Oxfordshire -16 9 £363 +45.00% 8
East of England -21 9 £275 +15.78% 20
North East - 8 £463 - 4
Bradford - 8 £275 - 1
Swindon -7 7 £395 +31.66%
North Yorkshire - 7 £250 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £463 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 7 £463 - 4
Leicestershire +4 6 £198 -1.25% 4
Middlesex +2 6 £413 +26.92% 1
Cheshire +2 6 £250 - 3
Wales -11 6 £300 +20.00%
Leicester +4 5 £195 -8.23% 3

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 640 (70.41%) HTML
2 583 (64.14%) CSS
3 492 (54.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 393 (43.23%) JavaScript
5 375 (41.25%) Adobe
6 373 (41.03%) User Experience
7 298 (32.78%) HTML5
8 281 (30.91%) jQuery
9 229 (25.19%) CSS3
10 173 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
11 129 (14.19%) Dreamweaver
12 124 (13.64%) Axure RP
13 121 (13.31%) Marketing
14 115 (12.65%) Web Design
15 114 (12.54%) Responsive Web Design
16 104 (11.44%) Finance
17 98 (10.78%) E-Commerce
18 94 (10.34%) CMS
19 93 (10.23%) Graphic Design
20 92 (10.12%) Flash
20 92 (10.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 87 (9.57%) Fireworks
21 87 (9.57%) InDesign
21 87 (9.57%) Ajax
22 84 (9.24%) Web Development
23 82 (9.02%) Mobile App
24 75 (8.25%) Apple iOS
24 75 (8.25%) XML
25 74 (8.14%) Degree
25 74 (8.14%) Android

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 94 (10.34%) CMS
2 42 (4.62%) WordPress
3 29 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 27 (2.97%) Drupal
5 23 (2.53%) Node.js
6 11 (1.21%) Adobe CQ
7 9 (0.99%) Apache
8 7 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.66%) Confluence
9 6 (0.66%) Joomla!
10 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.55%) Moodle
11 4 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.44%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.44%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.33%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.33%) IIS
12 3 (0.33%) TeamSite
Applications
1 492 (54.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 92 (10.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 87 (9.57%) Fireworks
3 87 (9.57%) InDesign
4 44 (4.84%) MS Office
5 43 (4.73%) OmniGraffle
6 42 (4.62%) Acrobat
7 35 (3.85%) MS Visio
8 33 (3.63%) MS Excel
8 33 (3.63%) Adobe After Effects
9 27 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
10 23 (2.53%) Adobe Captivate
11 11 (1.21%) Maya
12 8 (0.88%) GIMP
13 7 (0.77%) MS Project
14 6 (0.66%) Adobe Premiere
14 6 (0.66%) ImageReady
14 6 (0.66%) CINEMA 4D
15 4 (0.44%) 3ds Max
15 4 (0.44%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 7 (0.77%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.44%) Magento
3 3 (0.33%) Shopify
3 3 (0.33%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.11%) Tridion
5 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.33%) GitHub
2 3 (0.33%) SaaS
3 2 (0.22%) Office 365
4 1 (0.11%) Yammer
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.87%) Intranet
2 13 (1.43%) Internet
3 10 (1.10%) FTP
4 5 (0.55%) Extranet
5 4 (0.44%) DNS
6 3 (0.33%) Broadband
7 2 (0.22%) HTTP
8 1 (0.11%) ATM
8 1 (0.11%) LAN
8 1 (0.11%) WAN
8 1 (0.11%) DHCP
8 1 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.07%) MySQL
2 27 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.22%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 129 (14.19%) Dreamweaver
2 124 (13.64%) Axure RP
3 43 (4.73%) Git (software)
4 39 (4.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 28 (3.08%) Subversion
6 18 (1.98%) Visual Studio
7 12 (1.32%) JIRA
8 10 (1.10%) Grunt
9 9 (0.99%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.66%) Xcode
10 6 (0.66%) NetBeans
10 6 (0.66%) Mercurial
11 5 (0.55%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.55%) Bower
11 5 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.33%) Yeoman
12 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.22%) QUnit
13 2 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 121 (13.31%) Marketing
2 104 (11.44%) Finance
3 71 (7.81%) Banking
3 71 (7.81%) Retail
4 40 (4.40%) Publishing
5 29 (3.19%) Games
6 25 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.75%) Legal
7 19 (2.09%) Advertising
8 15 (1.65%) Multimedia
9 13 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.32%) Interactive Media
11 10 (1.10%) Law
12 8 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.88%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.33%) German Language
15 2 (0.22%) Electronics
15 2 (0.22%) Automotive
15 2 (0.22%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 458 (50.39%) Designer
2 357 (39.27%) Developer
3 156 (17.16%) Front-End Developer
4 110 (12.10%) Web Designer
5 108 (11.88%) UX Designer
6 93 (10.23%) Web Developer
7 87 (9.57%) UI Designer
8 48 (5.28%) Visual Designer
9 47 (5.17%) Graphic Designer
10 43 (4.73%) Digital Designer
11 42 (4.62%) Photoshop Designer
12 36 (3.96%) UI Programmer
12 36 (3.96%) UI Developer
13 31 (3.41%) Architect
14 29 (3.19%) Consultant
14 29 (3.19%) Senior Designer
15 25 (2.75%) User Experience Architect
16 24 (2.64%) JavaScript Developer
17 22 (2.42%) Junior
18 20 (2.20%) E-Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 640 (70.41%) HTML
2 583 (64.14%) CSS
3 298 (32.78%) HTML5
4 281 (30.91%) jQuery
5 229 (25.19%) CSS3
6 92 (10.12%) Flash
7 87 (9.57%) Ajax
8 75 (8.25%) XML
9 68 (7.48%) Sass
10 61 (6.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 59 (6.49%) XHTML
12 53 (5.83%) AngularJS
13 42 (4.62%) LESS
14 35 (3.85%) .NET
15 33 (3.63%) JSON
15 33 (3.63%) Backbone.js
16 23 (2.53%) JSP
17 21 (2.31%) REST
18 20 (2.20%) MooTools
19 16 (1.76%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 373 (41.03%) User Experience
2 93 (10.23%) Graphic Design
3 82 (9.02%) Mobile App
4 58 (6.38%) W3C
5 47 (5.17%) E-Learning
6 32 (3.52%) Digital Media
7 31 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (2.97%) Social Media
9 26 (2.86%) Animation
10 21 (2.31%) Learning Management System
11 20 (2.20%) Video Editing
12 15 (1.65%) Visualisation
13 10 (1.10%) SCORM
13 10 (1.10%) Photography
13 10 (1.10%) Mobile Payment
14 9 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
14 9 (0.99%) Computer Science
15 8 (0.88%) Open Source
16 7 (0.77%) iPhone
16 7 (0.77%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 75 (8.25%) Apple iOS
2 74 (8.14%) Android
3 24 (2.64%) Windows
4 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.22%) UNIX
6 2 (0.22%) Linux
6 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (12.65%) Web Design
3 114 (12.54%) Responsive Web Design
4 98 (10.78%) E-Commerce
5 84 (9.24%) Web Development
6 69 (7.59%) Content Management
7 66 (7.26%) Information Architecture
8 43 (4.73%) Scrum
9 42 (4.62%) OO
10 37 (4.07%) SEO
11 33 (3.63%) Project Management
12 31 (3.41%) Usability Testing
13 28 (3.08%) Web Accessibility
13 28 (3.08%) UX Design
13 28 (3.08%) Workflow
14 26 (2.86%) MVC
15 19 (2.09%) Email Marketing
15 19 (2.09%) Waterfall
15 19 (2.09%) Analytics
15 19 (2.09%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 393 (43.23%) JavaScript
2 61 (6.71%) PHP
3 38 (4.18%) Java
4 21 (2.31%) SQL
4 21 (2.31%) C#
5 17 (1.87%) ActionScript
6 15 (1.65%) ActionScript 3.0
7 10 (1.10%) ActionScript 2.0
8 7 (0.77%) C
9 6 (0.66%) VBScript
9 6 (0.66%) Python
9 6 (0.66%) Lua
10 5 (0.55%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.44%) C++
12 3 (0.33%) PHP5
12 3 (0.33%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.22%) Ruby
14 1 (0.11%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.11%) VB
14 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 74 (8.14%) Degree
2 13 (1.43%) Security Cleared
3 7 (0.77%) HND
4 4 (0.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.09%) QA
2 5 (0.55%) WCAG
2 5 (0.55%) WAI
3 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.22%) cPanel
2 1 (0.11%) SCCM
2 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 375 (41.25%) Adobe
2 57 (6.27%) Microsoft
3 25 (2.75%) Apple
4 20 (2.20%) Google
5 11 (1.21%) Twitter
6 8 (0.88%) Orchard
6 8 (0.88%) Facebook
7 5 (0.55%) Sitecore
7 5 (0.55%) hybris
8 4 (0.44%) RedDot
8 4 (0.44%) FatWire
8 4 (0.44%) Quark
8 4 (0.44%) IBM
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle
8 4 (0.44%) Venda
8 4 (0.44%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.44%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.44%) ExactTarget
9 3 (0.33%) Endeca
9 3 (0.33%) Sencha
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