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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 287 222 183
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -39
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 404 509 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.94% 1.15%
As % of the Applications category 5.83% 7.18% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 301 274
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £325 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 53
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.86 £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.95% -40.00%

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
6933 7085 6187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.43% 13.02% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3806 3781 3175
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 680 696
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -4.61%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -54 386 £325 - 211
London -47 197 £325 -3.70% 72
South East -37 58 £250 -16.66% 32
City of London +4 48 £375 -6.25% 14
Berkshire -2 40 £223 -36.42% 5
East of England +11 35 £294 +37.42% 23
West Midlands +5 32 £288 -23.33% 21
Cambridgeshire +21 27 £250 +51.51% 8
Yorkshire -3 24 £325 +18.18% 19
South West +15 18 £350 +20.68% 6
Scotland +2 13 £318 -25.29% 1
Birmingham -1 13 £288 -25.80% 9
West Yorkshire -12 13 £325 +18.18% 14
North West -33 13 £275 +30.95% 30
Edinburgh +7 12 £318 - 1
East Midlands -3 12 £300 +33.33% 6
Peterborough +16 11 £250 - 6
Exeter - 11 - -
Devon - 11 - -
Leeds -15 9 £333 +10.83% 9
Bracknell +5 8 £133 -66.87% 1
Coventry +6 6 - - 2
Nottinghamshire +2 6 £300 - 1
Cheshire -2 6 £275 -12.00% 6
Northamptonshire -9 6 £420 - 2
Manchester -21 6 £208 +3.75% 18
Nottingham - 6 £300 - 1
Northampton 0 5 £410 - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £250 -35.06% 7
Reading -6 5 £298 +105.17% 2

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 574 (72.84%) HTML
2 531 (67.39%) CSS
3 396 (50.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 372 (47.21%) JavaScript
5 350 (44.42%) Adobe
6 305 (38.71%) User Experience
7 279 (35.41%) HTML5
8 262 (33.25%) jQuery
9 227 (28.81%) CSS3
10 139 (17.64%) Agile Software Development
11 127 (16.12%) Marketing
12 119 (15.10%) Web Design
13 109 (13.83%) CMS
14 107 (13.58%) Dreamweaver
15 103 (13.07%) Responsive Web Design
16 100 (12.69%) E-Commerce
17 96 (12.18%) Axure RP
18 92 (11.68%) Content Management
19 89 (11.29%) PHP
20 83 (10.53%) InDesign
21 82 (10.41%) Finance
22 77 (9.77%) Sass
23 76 (9.64%) Flash
23 76 (9.64%) Fireworks
23 76 (9.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
24 74 (9.39%) Retail
24 74 (9.39%) Graphic Design
25 73 (9.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 70 (8.88%) Mobile App
27 67 (8.50%) Information Architecture

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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
1 109 (13.83%) CMS
2 48 (6.09%) WordPress
3 21 (2.66%) Drupal
4 20 (2.54%) Node.js
4 20 (2.54%) Umbraco
5 18 (2.28%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (1.27%) Apache
8 9 (1.14%) IIS
8 9 (1.14%) Confluence
9 8 (1.02%) Moodle
10 7 (0.89%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.63%) Immediacy CMS
12 3 (0.38%) Kentico
12 3 (0.38%) LiveCycle
13 2 (0.25%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 396 (50.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 83 (10.53%) InDesign
3 76 (9.64%) Fireworks
3 76 (9.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 39 (4.95%) MS Visio
5 37 (4.70%) MS Office
6 31 (3.93%) Acrobat
7 30 (3.81%) OmniGraffle
8 26 (3.30%) MS Excel
9 22 (2.79%) Adobe After Effects
10 13 (1.65%) GIMP
11 11 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
12 10 (1.27%) Adobe Captivate
13 8 (1.02%) Adobe Premiere
14 7 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
15 6 (0.76%) ImageReady
16 4 (0.51%) Vectorworks
16 4 (0.51%) MicroStation
17 3 (0.38%) CINEMA 4D
17 3 (0.38%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 12 (1.52%) Magento
2 9 (1.14%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.38%) Tridion
4 2 (0.25%) Summit
4 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.16%) Adobe Analytics
2 10 (1.27%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.63%) GitHub
4 4 (0.51%) SaaS
5 3 (0.38%) PaaS
5 3 (0.38%) MailChimp
6 2 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.13%) Office 365
7 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.65%) Internet
2 12 (1.52%) Intranet
3 5 (0.63%) FTP
4 3 (0.38%) Broadband
5 2 (0.25%) WebEx
5 2 (0.25%) SSL
5 2 (0.25%) HTTP
5 2 (0.25%) DNS
5 2 (0.25%) Extranet
6 1 (0.13%) SSH
6 1 (0.13%) Firewall
6 1 (0.13%) Wireless
6 1 (0.13%) ATM
6 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.13%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.71%) MySQL
2 15 (1.90%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.25%) QlikView
6 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.13%) DB2
7 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 107 (13.58%) Dreamweaver
2 96 (12.18%) Axure RP
3 55 (6.98%) Git (software)
4 33 (4.19%) Subversion
5 28 (3.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 28 (3.55%) Grunt
6 22 (2.79%) Visual Studio
7 19 (2.41%) JIRA
8 13 (1.65%) Bower
9 9 (1.14%) NetBeans
9 9 (1.14%) Sublime Text
10 7 (0.89%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.63%) PhpStorm
12 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.38%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.38%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.38%) Selenium
13 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.38%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 127 (16.12%) Marketing
2 82 (10.41%) Finance
3 74 (9.39%) Retail
4 49 (6.22%) Banking
5 30 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 29 (3.68%) Advertising
7 26 (3.30%) Games
8 18 (2.28%) Publishing
9 16 (2.03%) Multimedia
10 14 (1.78%) Legal
11 10 (1.27%) Interactive Media
12 9 (1.14%) Electronics
13 8 (1.02%) Law
14 6 (0.76%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.51%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.38%) Local Government
16 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.25%) Arabic Language
17 2 (0.25%) German Language
17 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 371 (47.08%) Designer
2 334 (42.39%) Developer
3 142 (18.02%) Front-End Developer
4 127 (16.12%) Web Developer
5 106 (13.45%) UX Designer
6 94 (11.93%) UI Designer
7 90 (11.42%) Web Designer
8 36 (4.57%) Photoshop Designer
8 36 (4.57%) UI Programmer
8 36 (4.57%) UI Developer
9 35 (4.44%) Front-End Web Developer
10 31 (3.93%) Graphic Designer
11 28 (3.55%) Junior
12 27 (3.43%) Visual Designer
13 26 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
14 25 (3.17%) Digital Designer
15 22 (2.79%) Architect
16 19 (2.41%) Senior Developer
16 19 (2.41%) Senior Designer
17 18 (2.28%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 574 (72.84%) HTML
2 531 (67.39%) CSS
3 279 (35.41%) HTML5
4 262 (33.25%) jQuery
5 227 (28.81%) CSS3
6 77 (9.77%) Sass
7 76 (9.64%) Flash
8 73 (9.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 64 (8.12%) Ajax
10 61 (7.74%) XML
11 45 (5.71%) XHTML
12 44 (5.58%) LESS
13 43 (5.46%) .NET
14 36 (4.57%) AngularJS
15 32 (4.06%) Backbone.js
16 22 (2.79%) JSP
16 22 (2.79%) REST
17 20 (2.54%) JSON
17 20 (2.54%) ASP.NET
18 17 (2.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 305 (38.71%) User Experience
2 74 (9.39%) Graphic Design
3 70 (8.88%) Mobile App
4 44 (5.58%) W3C
5 33 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (3.17%) E-Learning
7 21 (2.66%) Digital Media
8 17 (2.16%) Photography
8 17 (2.16%) Video Editing
9 16 (2.03%) Animation
10 14 (1.78%) Social Media
11 11 (1.40%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.40%) Computer Science
12 10 (1.27%) Copywriting
12 10 (1.27%) Visualisation
13 9 (1.14%) Open Source
13 9 (1.14%) Learning Management System
14 8 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
15 7 (0.89%) Social Network
16 6 (0.76%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 45 (5.71%) Android
2 43 (5.46%) Apple iOS
3 26 (3.30%) Windows
4 6 (0.76%) Windows Phone
5 4 (0.51%) Linux
6 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.13%) UNIX
8 1 (0.13%) AIX
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.13%) CentOS
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (17.64%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (15.10%) Web Design
3 103 (13.07%) Responsive Web Design
4 100 (12.69%) E-Commerce
5 92 (11.68%) Content Management
6 67 (8.50%) Information Architecture
7 64 (8.12%) Web Development
8 48 (6.09%) SEO
9 42 (5.33%) Analytics
10 39 (4.95%) OO
11 32 (4.06%) Scrum
12 31 (3.93%) Usability Testing
13 30 (3.81%) Project Management
14 29 (3.68%) Digital Marketing
15 27 (3.43%) MVC
16 26 (3.30%) UX Design
17 25 (3.17%) Email Marketing
17 25 (3.17%) Workflow
18 20 (2.54%) CRM
19 19 (2.41%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 372 (47.21%) JavaScript
2 89 (11.29%) PHP
3 42 (5.33%) SQL
4 39 (4.95%) Java
5 20 (2.54%) C#
6 12 (1.52%) PHP5
7 10 (1.27%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.27%) Objective-C
8 9 (1.14%) ActionScript
9 5 (0.63%) VB
10 4 (0.51%) PHP4
10 4 (0.51%) ActionScript 3.0
10 4 (0.51%) VBScript
10 4 (0.51%) C++
11 3 (0.38%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.38%) VBA
11 3 (0.38%) ECMAScript
11 3 (0.38%) Python
11 3 (0.38%) ActionScript 2.0
11 3 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 66 (8.38%) Degree
2 22 (2.79%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.52%) HND
4 11 (1.40%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.78%) QA
2 7 (0.89%) WCAG
3 4 (0.51%) WAI
4 3 (0.38%) SLA
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.13%) XenServer
1 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
1 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.25%) cPanel
Vendors
1 350 (44.42%) Adobe
2 65 (8.25%) Microsoft
3 36 (4.57%) Google
4 16 (2.03%) Facebook
4 16 (2.03%) Apple
5 15 (1.90%) EPiServer
6 14 (1.78%) Twitter
7 13 (1.65%) hybris
8 9 (1.14%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.02%) Oracle
9 8 (1.02%) Orchard
10 5 (0.63%) VMware
10 5 (0.63%) FatWire
11 3 (0.38%) DoubleClick
11 3 (0.38%) ATG
11 3 (0.38%) SAP
11 3 (0.38%) Quark
11 3 (0.38%) Demandware
11 3 (0.38%) Zend
12 2 (0.25%) Aprimo
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