Period
to 3 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Photoshop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Photoshop over the 6 months to 3 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Adobe Photoshop
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 447 502 461
Rank change year-on-year +55 -41 -60
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 108 384 521
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Applications category 3.61% 5.02% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 245 331
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £199 £213 £150
90th Percentile £575 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -7.81% +23.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 10
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.89% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.50 £13.54
% change year-on-year - +117.95% -12.68%

Photoshop is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 2,989 7,649 8,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.30% 8.32% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,690 4,505 5,236
Median daily rate £375 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.35% +4.96%
10th Percentile £135 £150 £145
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 660 775
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.62 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.37% +0.70% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.80 £10.75
90th Percentile £42.75 £46.05 £40.00
Median hourly rate £18.74 £16.28 £15.50
% change year-on-year +15.13% +5.02% +3.33%

Photoshop
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Photoshop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Photoshop.

Daily rate trend for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Photoshop over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Photoshop.

Hourly rate trend for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Photoshop within the UK over the 6 months to 3 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +67 98 £375 -1.32% 32
London +64 53 £375 - 5
UK excluding London +121 50 £369 -7.81% 32
South East +129 13 £289 -26.67% 10
East of England +74 13 £500 +25.00% 2
Midlands +70 9 £425 -8.11% 5
Work from Home -6 9 £313 +108.33% 4
West Midlands +54 7 £438 -5.41% 2
South West +77 6 £190 -41.54% 4
North of England +101 4 £75 -81.25% 6
North West +68 3 £75 -86.96% 1
Scotland +62 2 £369 -4.84% 2
East Midlands +53 2 £250 -39.39% 3
Northern Ireland +16 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +79 1 - - 4
Wales +36 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Photoshop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Photoshop.

1 50 (46.30%) Adobe
2 41 (37.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 38 (35.19%) User Experience
4 33 (30.56%) JavaScript
4 33 (30.56%) CSS
5 31 (28.70%) SQL Server
6 29 (26.85%) HTML
7 27 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
8 26 (24.07%) PowerShell
9 25 (23.15%) Microsoft
9 25 (23.15%) Wireframes
9 25 (23.15%) Sketch
10 20 (18.52%) DevOps
11 19 (17.59%) Windows 10
11 19 (17.59%) ITIL
11 19 (17.59%) Windows
12 18 (16.67%) Active Directory
13 17 (15.74%) .NET
13 17 (15.74%) Security Cleared
14 16 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (14.81%) DV Cleared
14 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (14.81%) Windows 7
14 16 (14.81%) Lumension
14 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (14.81%) Oracle
14 16 (14.81%) Sophos
14 16 (14.81%) Migration
14 16 (14.81%) ESRI
14 16 (14.81%) ArcGIS

Photoshop
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (14.81%) ArcGIS
2 4 (3.70%) Apache
2 4 (3.70%) CMS
2 4 (3.70%) Gunicorn
2 4 (3.70%) nginx
3 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.85%) WordPress
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.93%) Drupal
5 1 (0.93%) Moodle
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (37.96%) Adobe Illustrator
2 27 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (23.15%) Sketch
4 14 (12.96%) InDesign
5 13 (12.04%) Acrobat
6 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
7 11 (10.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 9 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (8.33%) Figma
9 7 (6.48%) Adobe XD
10 5 (4.63%) Adobe After Effects
10 5 (4.63%) InVision
11 4 (3.70%) Zeplin
12 3 (2.78%) 3ds Max
12 3 (2.78%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (2.78%) UXPin
13 2 (1.85%) CINEMA 4D
14 1 (0.93%) Blender
14 1 (0.93%) GIMP
14 1 (0.93%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Magento
1 1 (0.93%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Amazon Alexa
1 4 (3.70%) Azure
2 3 (2.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (2.78%) Office 365
3 2 (1.85%) Google Docs
3 2 (1.85%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.93%) AWS
4 1 (0.93%) Dropbox
4 1 (0.93%) G Suite
4 1 (0.93%) GitHub
4 1 (0.93%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.93%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.93%) Kong
4 1 (0.93%) npm
4 1 (0.93%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) Broadband
2 1 (0.93%) FTP
2 1 (0.93%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) Intranet
2 1 (0.93%) Skype
2 1 (0.93%) VoIP
2 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.70%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.96%) GIS
3 9 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.63%) Axure RP
2 5 (4.63%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.70%) Balsamiq
4 3 (2.78%) Grunt
5 2 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.85%) gulp
5 2 (1.85%) JIRA
5 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.93%) Gradle
6 1 (0.93%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.93%) webpack
General
1 15 (13.89%) Marketing
2 14 (12.96%) Finance
3 7 (6.48%) Retail
4 6 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.63%) Advertising
6 4 (3.70%) Games
7 3 (2.78%) Banking
7 3 (2.78%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.85%) Back Office
8 2 (1.85%) Legal
9 1 (0.93%) Billing
9 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.93%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (37.04%) Developer
2 33 (30.56%) Designer
3 19 (17.59%) UX Designer
4 12 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 12 (11.11%) UI Designer
5 11 (10.19%) UI/UX Designer
6 10 (9.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (7.41%) .NET Developer
7 8 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (7.41%) Digital Designer
7 8 (7.41%) Integration Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) UI Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Email Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (4.63%) UX Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Implementation Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) SSIS Developer
10 4 (3.70%) UI/UX Developer
11 3 (2.78%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (30.56%) CSS
2 29 (26.85%) HTML
3 17 (15.74%) .NET
4 15 (13.89%) ASP.NET
5 14 (12.96%) jQuery
6 13 (12.04%) AngularJS
7 10 (9.26%) HTML5
8 9 (8.33%) React
8 9 (8.33%) WPF
9 6 (5.56%) CSS3
9 6 (5.56%) REST
9 6 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (4.63%) Node.js
10 5 (4.63%) Sass
10 5 (4.63%) Vue.js
11 4 (3.70%) Django
11 4 (3.70%) Flask
11 4 (3.70%) Ionic Framework
11 4 (3.70%) JSON
12 3 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (35.19%) User Experience
2 9 (8.33%) Animation
3 8 (7.41%) Graphic Design
4 6 (5.56%) Social Media
5 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.78%) Motion Graphics
6 3 (2.78%) W3C
7 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.85%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.93%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.93%) Digital Signage
8 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.93%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.93%) Photography
8 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.93%) Vector Graphics
8 1 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.59%) Windows
1 19 (17.59%) Windows 10
2 16 (14.81%) Windows 7
2 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
2 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2016
2 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2019
3 15 (13.89%) Windows Server
4 9 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.63%) Android
6 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.15%) Wireframes
2 20 (18.52%) DevOps
3 19 (17.59%) ITIL
4 16 (14.81%) Migration
5 15 (13.89%) Data Migration
6 14 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (12.96%) Image Processing
7 12 (11.11%) Prototyping
7 12 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 12 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 10 (9.26%) Front End Development
9 9 (8.33%) Service Design
9 9 (8.33%) Systems Engineering
10 8 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
10 8 (7.41%) Visualisation
10 8 (7.41%) Web Development
11 6 (5.56%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 5 (4.63%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (4.63%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.56%) JavaScript
2 26 (24.07%) PowerShell
3 15 (13.89%) VB
4 14 (12.96%) C#
5 13 (12.04%) SQL
6 11 (10.19%) C
6 11 (10.19%) T-SQL
7 7 (6.48%) Java
8 3 (2.78%) PHP
9 2 (1.85%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.85%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.85%) Python
10 1 (0.93%) ES6
10 1 (0.93%) Scala
10 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (15.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.81%) DV Cleared
3 15 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (10.19%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (7.41%) Degree
6 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) Solvency II
2 3 (2.78%) WCAG
3 2 (1.85%) WAI
4 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 18 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (13.89%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (13.89%) Ansible
2 2 (1.85%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.85%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 50 (46.30%) Adobe
2 25 (23.15%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.81%) ESRI
3 16 (14.81%) Lumension
3 16 (14.81%) Oracle
3 16 (14.81%) Sophos
3 16 (14.81%) VMware
4 11 (10.19%) Cisco
5 8 (7.41%) Google
6 4 (3.70%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 4 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.85%) Apple
7 2 (1.85%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.85%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.93%) hybris
8 1 (0.93%) IBM
8 1 (0.93%) Remedy
8 1 (0.93%) Telerik
8 1 (0.93%) Yahoo!
8 1 (0.93%) YouTube