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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 232 206 216
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +10
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 526 528 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 1.01% 0.90%
As % of the Applications category 7.01% 7.92% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 326 265
Average daily rate
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of your Daily Rate
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£333 £314 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% +19.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £295 £250
% change year-on-year
+13.55% +18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 17
Average hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.20 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.50 £31.17 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%

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
7503 6670 6767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.93% 12.74% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4215 3638 3436
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £145 £155
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 771 653 729
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 £10.22 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £26.00 £37.00
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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -14 518 £330 +5.60% 185
London -23 241 £333 +2.30% 68
South East -4 98 £330 +10.00% 38
City of London +13 65 £375 +36.36% 14
East of England +1 53 £350 +19.14% 8
Yorkshire +15 33 £350 +9.80% 17
South West -13 33 £350 +14.75% 14
Hertfordshire -11 29 £345 +20.00% 3
Berkshire +6 26 £263 +7.69% 12
East Midlands +11 25 £250 +185.71% 5
Surrey +3 23 £425 +61.90% 5
Leeds +1 21 £200 -36.00% 5
West Yorkshire 0 21 £200 -39.62% 6
West Midlands +6 18 £225 -35.71% 8
North West -32 18 £313 +6.38% 26
Northamptonshire - 17 £448 - 1
Northampton - 17 £448 -
Norfolk +10 16 £395 +29.50% 2
Watford +10 16 £350 - 1
Norwich +8 16 £395 +29.50% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 13 £330 - 5
Devon -13 13 £350 +87.16% 3
Birmingham +7 12 £315 -16.00% 1
Hampshire -21 12 - - 5
Exeter - 12 £350 -
Portsmouth - 11 - - 1
North Yorkshire +7 10 £375 +15.38% 6
Maidenhead +7 10 £375 +400.00%
Manchester -7 10 £338 +0.74% 15
York - 10 £375 - 4

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 752 (70.54%) HTML
2 694 (65.10%) CSS
3 572 (53.66%) Adobe Illustrator
4 460 (43.15%) Adobe
5 457 (42.87%) JavaScript
6 416 (39.02%) User Experience
7 333 (31.24%) HTML5
8 299 (28.05%) jQuery
9 271 (25.42%) CSS3
10 213 (19.98%) Agile Software Development
11 164 (15.38%) Marketing
12 160 (15.01%) Dreamweaver
13 152 (14.26%) Flash
14 135 (12.66%) Web Design
15 124 (11.63%) Axure RP
16 122 (11.44%) CMS
16 122 (11.44%) E-Commerce
17 119 (11.16%) Responsive Web Design
18 113 (10.60%) XHTML
19 106 (9.94%) Finance
20 105 (9.85%) Ajax
21 97 (9.10%) Graphic Design
22 96 (9.01%) Fireworks
23 95 (8.91%) InDesign
24 90 (8.44%) Degree
25 89 (8.35%) Mobile App
25 89 (8.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
26 88 (8.26%) Web Development
27 86 (8.07%) Content Management
28 84 (7.88%) XML

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (11.44%) CMS
2 50 (4.69%) SharePoint
3 33 (3.10%) WordPress
3 33 (3.10%) Node.js
4 24 (2.25%) Drupal
5 17 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
6 16 (1.50%) Apache
7 14 (1.31%) IIS
8 12 (1.13%) Umbraco
9 10 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.84%) Moodle
10 9 (0.84%) Joomla!
11 5 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.47%) Confluence
12 4 (0.38%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.28%) Lync
13 3 (0.28%) Sitefinity
13 3 (0.28%) Alfresco
13 3 (0.28%) TeamSite
14 2 (0.19%) GlassFish
Applications
1 572 (53.66%) Adobe Illustrator
2 96 (9.01%) Fireworks
3 95 (8.91%) InDesign
4 89 (8.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 55 (5.16%) OmniGraffle
6 54 (5.07%) MS Office
7 51 (4.78%) MS PowerPoint
8 46 (4.32%) MS Excel
9 45 (4.22%) Adobe After Effects
10 35 (3.28%) Acrobat
11 27 (2.53%) MS Visio
12 15 (1.41%) Adobe Captivate
13 12 (1.13%) Maya
14 10 (0.94%) MS Project
15 9 (0.84%) CINEMA 4D
16 6 (0.56%) 3ds Max
17 5 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
17 5 (0.47%) GIMP
18 4 (0.38%) CorelDRAW
19 3 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (1.31%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.66%) Magento
3 4 (0.38%) 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 43 (4.03%) Intranet
2 29 (2.72%) 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 (4.50%) MySQL
2 39 (3.66%) 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
1 160 (15.01%) Dreamweaver
2 124 (11.63%) Axure RP
3 49 (4.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 49 (4.60%) Subversion
4 48 (4.50%) Git (software)
5 26 (2.44%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.41%) Sublime Text
7 14 (1.31%) Cucumber
8 12 (1.13%) JIRA
9 10 (0.94%) Eclipse
9 10 (0.94%) RSpec
9 10 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
10 9 (0.84%) Grunt
10 9 (0.84%) NUnit
11 8 (0.75%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.56%) Xcode
13 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Blend
13 5 (0.47%) Flex Builder
14 4 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.38%) Capybara
General
1 164 (15.38%) Marketing
2 106 (9.94%) Finance
3 73 (6.85%) Retail
4 70 (6.57%) Banking
5 66 (6.19%) Publishing
6 33 (3.10%) Advertising
6 33 (3.10%) Legal
7 31 (2.91%) Games
8 20 (1.88%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.59%) Interactive Media
10 16 (1.50%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.22%) Investment Banking
12 12 (1.13%) Multimedia
12 12 (1.13%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.75%) Law
14 6 (0.56%) German Language
15 5 (0.47%) Automotive
16 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.28%) Dutch Language
16 3 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 492 (46.15%) Designer
2 431 (40.43%) Developer
3 193 (18.11%) Front-End Developer
4 143 (13.41%) Web Designer
5 108 (10.13%) UX Designer
6 106 (9.94%) Web Developer
7 82 (7.69%) UI Designer
8 64 (6.00%) Digital Designer
9 62 (5.82%) UI Developer
10 56 (5.25%) UI Programmer
11 49 (4.60%) Graphic Designer
12 48 (4.50%) Photoshop Designer
13 47 (4.41%) Visual Designer
14 34 (3.19%) Front-End Web Developer
15 30 (2.81%) Senior Designer
16 26 (2.44%) Architect
17 24 (2.25%) Consultant
17 24 (2.25%) Web Manager
18 23 (2.16%) User Experience Architect
19 22 (2.06%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 752 (70.54%) HTML
2 694 (65.10%) CSS
3 333 (31.24%) HTML5
4 299 (28.05%) jQuery
5 271 (25.42%) CSS3
6 152 (14.26%) Flash
7 113 (10.60%) XHTML
8 105 (9.85%) Ajax
9 84 (7.88%) XML
10 80 (7.50%) AngularJS
11 70 (6.57%) Sass
12 55 (5.16%) JSON
13 53 (4.97%) .NET
14 45 (4.22%) Backbone.js
15 42 (3.94%) LESS
16 36 (3.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 34 (3.19%) ASP.NET
18 27 (2.53%) REST
19 24 (2.25%) Web Services
19 24 (2.25%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 416 (39.02%) User Experience
2 97 (9.10%) Graphic Design
3 89 (8.35%) Mobile App
4 65 (6.10%) Social Media
5 60 (5.63%) W3C
6 39 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
7 38 (3.56%) Animation
8 36 (3.38%) E-Learning
9 23 (2.16%) Visualisation
10 21 (1.97%) Digital Media
10 21 (1.97%) iPhone
11 18 (1.69%) iPad
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%) Management Information System
15 11 (1.03%) Smartphone
15 11 (1.03%) Photography
15 11 (1.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 76 (7.13%) Android
2 72 (6.75%) Apple iOS
3 21 (1.97%) Windows
4 13 (1.22%) Linux
5 11 (1.03%) Mac OS
6 5 (0.47%) UNIX
6 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.28%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (19.98%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (12.66%) Web Design
3 122 (11.44%) E-Commerce
4 119 (11.16%) Responsive Web Design
5 88 (8.26%) Web Development
6 86 (8.07%) Content Management
7 66 (6.19%) SEO
8 56 (5.25%) Information Architecture
9 49 (4.60%) MVC
9 49 (4.60%) OO
10 47 (4.41%) Scrum
11 43 (4.03%) Web Accessibility
12 40 (3.75%) UX Design
13 35 (3.28%) Usability Testing
13 35 (3.28%) Project Management
14 33 (3.10%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (3.00%) TDD
16 31 (2.91%) Analytics
17 26 (2.44%) Workflow
18 23 (2.16%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 457 (42.87%) JavaScript
2 74 (6.94%) PHP
3 41 (3.85%) Java
4 33 (3.10%) C#
5 27 (2.53%) ActionScript
6 21 (1.97%) ActionScript 3.0
7 20 (1.88%) SQL
8 18 (1.69%) Ruby
9 10 (0.94%) ActionScript 2.0
9 10 (0.94%) XAML
10 7 (0.66%) Lua
11 5 (0.47%) C++
11 5 (0.47%) C
12 4 (0.38%) VBScript
12 4 (0.38%) Python
13 3 (0.28%) VB
13 3 (0.28%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.28%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.28%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.19%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 90 (8.44%) Degree
2 11 (1.03%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.19%) 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 7 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.094%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (0.28%) SCCM
2 1 (0.094%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 460 (43.15%) Adobe
2 67 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 27 (2.53%) Google
4 18 (1.69%) Sitecore
5 17 (1.59%) Apple
6 16 (1.50%) Orchard
7 14 (1.31%) Twitter
8 13 (1.22%) Facebook
9 11 (1.03%) Oracle
10 9 (0.84%) 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%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.38%) Xamarin
14 4 (0.38%) IBM
15 3 (0.28%) SolidWorks
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