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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 231 201 213
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +12
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 540 524 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 1.00% 0.92%
As % of the Applications category 7.10% 7.86% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 326 275
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £308 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £288 £263
% change year-on-year
+16.52% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 15
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.80 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £124.50 £31.62 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.66%

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
7610 6664 6857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.04% 12.70% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4254 3629 3490
Average daily rate £330 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 644 740
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.13 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.72 £26.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -10 530 £325 +6.55% 194
London -29 243 £325 - 74
South East -4 97 £325 +30.00% 33
City of London +7 62 £375 +37.61% 15
East of England +8 56 £350 +21.73% 11
Yorkshire +20 36 £300 -5.88% 13
South West -17 35 £350 +14.75% 16
Hertfordshire -15 31 £340 +18.26% 4
East Midlands +18 28 £403 +360.00% 8
Berkshire +7 25 £288 +27.77% 12
Surrey +4 24 £425 +30.76% 2
Leeds +10 23 £200 -36.00% 3
West Yorkshire +3 23 £200 -39.62% 3
Northampton - 21 £442 -
Northamptonshire - 21 £442 - 2
Watford +11 18 £350 - 1
North West -27 18 £325 +8.33% 28
West Midlands -5 17 £225 -25.00% 8
Norwich +7 16 £395 +29.50% 1
Norfolk +5 16 £395 +29.50% 2
Devon -6 14 £350 +87.16% 4
Hampshire -10 13 £350 +27.27% 5
Exeter - 13 £350 -
Birmingham +6 12 £315 -16.00% 2
North Yorkshire +6 11 £375 +15.38% 4
York - 11 £375 - 3
Portsmouth - 11 - -
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £265 - 4
Maidenhead +5 9 £375 +167.85%
Cambridgeshire +4 9 £288 -8.00% 4

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 758 (70.91%) HTML
2 701 (65.58%) CSS
3 572 (53.51%) Adobe Illustrator
4 464 (43.41%) JavaScript
5 463 (43.31%) Adobe
6 418 (39.10%) User Experience
7 333 (31.15%) HTML5
8 299 (27.97%) jQuery
9 273 (25.54%) CSS3
10 212 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
11 163 (15.25%) Marketing
12 159 (14.87%) Dreamweaver
13 158 (14.78%) Flash
14 137 (12.82%) Web Design
15 122 (11.41%) CMS
15 122 (11.41%) E-Commerce
16 120 (11.23%) Responsive Web Design
17 119 (11.13%) Axure RP
18 111 (10.38%) XHTML
19 107 (10.01%) Ajax
20 106 (9.92%) Finance
21 98 (9.17%) InDesign
21 98 (9.17%) Fireworks
22 97 (9.07%) Graphic Design
23 92 (8.61%) Mobile App
24 89 (8.33%) Degree
24 89 (8.33%) Web Development
25 85 (7.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
26 84 (7.86%) Content Management
27 83 (7.76%) Android

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 122 (11.41%) CMS
2 51 (4.77%) SharePoint
3 33 (3.09%) Node.js
4 32 (2.99%) WordPress
5 23 (2.15%) Drupal
6 17 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
7 16 (1.50%) Apache
8 14 (1.31%) IIS
9 12 (1.12%) Umbraco
10 11 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.94%) Moodle
11 10 (0.94%) Joomla!
12 5 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.47%) Confluence
13 4 (0.37%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.28%) Lync
14 3 (0.28%) Sitefinity
14 3 (0.28%) Alfresco
14 3 (0.28%) TeamSite
15 2 (0.19%) GlassFish
Applications
1 572 (53.51%) Adobe Illustrator
2 98 (9.17%) InDesign
2 98 (9.17%) Fireworks
3 85 (7.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 54 (5.05%) OmniGraffle
5 53 (4.96%) MS Office
6 52 (4.86%) MS PowerPoint
7 48 (4.49%) Adobe After Effects
8 45 (4.21%) MS Excel
9 36 (3.37%) Acrobat
10 25 (2.34%) MS Visio
11 15 (1.40%) Adobe Captivate
12 12 (1.12%) MS Project
13 10 (0.94%) Maya
14 9 (0.84%) 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 (0.37%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (1.40%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.65%) 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 (1.12%) GitHub
2 10 (0.94%) Amazon S3
2 10 (0.94%) Heroku
3 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.19%) Office 365
5 1 (0.094%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.12%) Intranet
2 30 (2.81%) Internet
3 13 (1.22%) FTP
4 10 (0.94%) SSH
5 6 (0.56%) HTTP
6 5 (0.47%) Extranet
7 4 (0.37%) 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 49 (4.58%) MySQL
2 41 (3.84%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (0.94%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.37%) 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
1 159 (14.87%) Dreamweaver
2 119 (11.13%) Axure RP
3 49 (4.58%) Subversion
4 48 (4.49%) Git (software)
5 47 (4.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 26 (2.43%) Visual Studio
7 16 (1.50%) Sublime Text
8 15 (1.40%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.12%) JIRA
10 10 (0.94%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.94%) RSpec
10 10 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
11 9 (0.84%) Grunt
11 9 (0.84%) NUnit
12 8 (0.75%) Mercurial
13 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Blend
14 5 (0.47%) Flex Builder
14 5 (0.47%) Capybara
14 5 (0.47%) IntelliJ
14 5 (0.47%) Xcode
General
1 163 (15.25%) Marketing
2 106 (9.92%) Finance
3 75 (7.02%) Retail
4 67 (6.27%) Banking
5 65 (6.08%) Publishing
6 34 (3.18%) Legal
7 33 (3.09%) Advertising
8 29 (2.71%) Games
9 18 (1.68%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.50%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.40%) Interactive Media
12 13 (1.22%) Retail Banking
12 13 (1.22%) Investment Banking
13 12 (1.12%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.75%) Law
15 6 (0.56%) German Language
16 5 (0.47%) Automotive
17 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.28%) Dutch Language
17 3 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 493 (46.12%) Designer
2 436 (40.79%) Developer
3 192 (17.96%) Front-End Developer
4 147 (13.75%) Web Designer
5 107 (10.01%) Web Developer
6 105 (9.82%) UX Designer
7 77 (7.20%) UI Designer
8 67 (6.27%) Digital Designer
9 64 (5.99%) UI Developer
10 57 (5.33%) UI Programmer
11 50 (4.68%) Photoshop Designer
12 48 (4.49%) Graphic Designer
13 47 (4.40%) Visual Designer
14 34 (3.18%) Front-End Web Developer
15 28 (2.62%) Senior Designer
16 24 (2.25%) Web Manager
16 24 (2.25%) Architect
17 23 (2.15%) Consultant
18 22 (2.06%) Analyst
19 21 (1.96%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 758 (70.91%) HTML
2 701 (65.58%) CSS
3 333 (31.15%) HTML5
4 299 (27.97%) jQuery
5 273 (25.54%) CSS3
6 158 (14.78%) Flash
7 111 (10.38%) XHTML
8 107 (10.01%) Ajax
9 82 (7.67%) XML
10 78 (7.30%) AngularJS
11 71 (6.64%) Sass
12 57 (5.33%) .NET
12 57 (5.33%) JSON
13 47 (4.40%) Backbone.js
14 41 (3.84%) LESS
15 37 (3.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 36 (3.37%) ASP.NET
17 27 (2.53%) Web Services
17 27 (2.53%) REST
18 23 (2.15%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 418 (39.10%) User Experience
2 97 (9.07%) Graphic Design
3 92 (8.61%) Mobile App
4 65 (6.08%) Social Media
5 59 (5.52%) W3C
6 39 (3.65%) Animation
6 39 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (3.46%) E-Learning
8 23 (2.15%) iPhone
9 21 (1.96%) Visualisation
9 21 (1.96%) Digital Media
10 18 (1.68%) iPad
11 17 (1.59%) Computer Science
11 17 (1.59%) SCORM
12 16 (1.50%) Learning Management System
13 12 (1.12%) Video Editing
14 11 (1.03%) Photography
14 11 (1.03%) Wiki
14 11 (1.03%) Smartphone
14 11 (1.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 83 (7.76%) Android
2 74 (6.92%) Apple iOS
3 26 (2.43%) Windows
4 13 (1.22%) Linux
5 11 (1.03%) Mac OS
6 7 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
7 6 (0.56%) UNIX
8 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.37%) 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
1 212 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (12.82%) Web Design
3 122 (11.41%) E-Commerce
4 120 (11.23%) Responsive Web Design
5 89 (8.33%) Web Development
6 84 (7.86%) Content Management
7 65 (6.08%) SEO
8 54 (5.05%) Information Architecture
9 53 (4.96%) OO
10 52 (4.86%) MVC
11 49 (4.58%) Scrum
12 44 (4.12%) UX Design
12 44 (4.12%) Web Accessibility
13 38 (3.55%) Project Management
14 37 (3.46%) Usability Testing
15 36 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
16 34 (3.18%) TDD
17 32 (2.99%) Analytics
18 24 (2.25%) Workflow
19 23 (2.15%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 464 (43.41%) JavaScript
2 75 (7.02%) PHP
3 43 (4.02%) Java
4 36 (3.37%) C#
5 29 (2.71%) ActionScript
6 21 (1.96%) ActionScript 3.0
7 20 (1.87%) SQL
8 18 (1.68%) Ruby
9 11 (1.03%) XAML
10 10 (0.94%) ActionScript 2.0
11 7 (0.65%) Lua
12 4 (0.37%) VBScript
12 4 (0.37%) C++
12 4 (0.37%) C
13 3 (0.28%) VB
13 3 (0.28%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.28%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.28%) Python
13 3 (0.28%) PHP5
13 3 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 89 (8.33%) Degree
2 12 (1.12%) 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 (2.15%) QA
2 7 (0.65%) 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
1 463 (43.31%) Adobe
2 67 (6.27%) Microsoft
3 28 (2.62%) Google
4 19 (1.78%) Apple
5 18 (1.68%) Sitecore
6 16 (1.50%) Orchard
7 14 (1.31%) Twitter
8 12 (1.12%) Facebook
9 11 (1.03%) Oracle
10 9 (0.84%) EPiServer
11 8 (0.75%) Sencha
12 7 (0.65%) Ektron
12 7 (0.65%) RedDot
13 6 (0.56%) ExactTarget
14 4 (0.37%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.37%) hybris
14 4 (0.37%) Zend
14 4 (0.37%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.37%) Xamarin
14 4 (0.37%) IBM
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