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 3 months to 23 May 2017 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 339 348 285
Rank change year-on-year +9 -63  
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 258 333 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.62% 0.75%
As % of the Applications category 6.77% 6.84% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 231 228
Median daily rate £363 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.53% +6.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 18
Median hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £18.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.85% +42.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.75 £15.77
% change year-on-year -24.05% +25.27%  

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

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 3813 4865 6040
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.51% 9.10% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2170 2928 3290
Median daily rate £365 £340 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% -1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £163 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.07% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 416 591
Median hourly rate £17.81 £16.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.93% +4.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year +6.04% +11.11%  

Photoshop
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Photoshop as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Photoshop.

Contractor daily rate trend for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Photoshop over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Photoshop.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Photoshop over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 240 £363 +11.53% 164
London -45 123 £400 +23.07% 70
South East +41 51 £330 +10.00% 26
North West +27 24 £300 +9.09% 22
Manchester +27 21 £300 +90.47% 15
East of England +4 17 £363 +13.72% 3
Surrey +19 16 £330 - 4
Scotland +45 14 £450 +38.46% 7
Glasgow +15 14 £450 +38.46% 2
Berkshire +25 13 £238 +90.00% 7
Reading +30 10 £238 +123.52% 2
City of London -19 10 £425 +21.42% 16
South West +13 9 £265 +35.89% 8
Hampshire +20 7 £319 +155.00% 6
Kent +15 7 £335 +21.81% 2
Uxbridge - 7 - -
Buckinghamshire -14 6 £375 +15.38% 2
Aylesbury - 6 £375 -
West Midlands +20 5 £350 +42.85% 8
Yorkshire +11 5 £288 -11.53% 12
Cambridgeshire +6 4 £363 +0.69% 1
Bristol +4 4 £380 +90.00% 2
Welwyn Garden City +3 4 £475 -
Hertfordshire +2 4 £475 +171.42% 1
Basingstoke +6 3 - - 1
North Yorkshire +4 3 £275 +96.42% 3
Cambridge +4 3 £363 +0.69%
Bedfordshire -6 3 £273 +4.80%
Essex -10 3 £175 -45.09% 1
Redhill - 3 £340 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Photoshop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Photoshop.

1 327 (64.50%) HTML
2 299 (58.97%) CSS
3 249 (49.11%) User Experience
4 231 (45.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 222 (43.79%) JavaScript
6 210 (41.42%) Adobe
7 160 (31.56%) Wireframes
8 156 (30.77%) HTML5
9 148 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
10 138 (27.22%) jQuery
11 134 (26.43%) CSS3
12 124 (24.46%) Front End Development
13 95 (18.74%) Web Development
14 93 (18.34%) Sass
15 90 (17.75%) AngularJS
16 85 (16.77%) Prototyping
17 78 (15.38%) Marketing
18 71 (14.00%) Responsive Web Design
18 71 (14.00%) Axure RP
19 69 (13.61%) Degree
20 64 (12.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 62 (12.23%) Git (software)
22 60 (11.83%) React
23 57 (11.24%) Finance
24 56 (11.05%) Dreamweaver
25 54 (10.65%) Web Design
26 50 (9.86%) PHP
27 46 (9.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
28 45 (8.88%) Node.js
28 45 (8.88%) Ajax

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 32 (6.31%) CMS
1 32 (6.31%) WordPress
2 9 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.59%) EPiServer
4 3 (0.59%) Magnolia
4 3 (0.59%) Marvel
4 3 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.59%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.39%) Apache
5 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.39%) Drupal
5 2 (0.39%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 231 (45.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 64 (12.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 42 (8.28%) InVision
4 41 (8.09%) InDesign
5 25 (4.93%) Microsoft Office
6 23 (4.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 22 (4.34%) Adobe After Effects
8 15 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
8 15 (2.96%) MS Visio
9 13 (2.56%) Acrobat
9 13 (2.56%) Adobe Premiere
9 13 (2.56%) OmniGraffle
10 11 (2.17%) Fireworks
11 7 (1.38%) 3ds Max
11 7 (1.38%) GIMP
11 7 (1.38%) UXPin
12 6 (1.18%) CINEMA 4D
13 5 (0.99%) ImageReady
14 4 (0.79%) Pixate
15 3 (0.59%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.18%) SDL Web 8
2 5 (0.99%) SAP CRM
2 5 (0.99%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.59%) FastStats
3 3 (0.59%) FastStats PeopleStage
4 2 (0.39%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.39%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.20%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 17 (3.35%) Google Analytics
3 12 (2.37%) Adobe Analytics
4 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.59%) GitHub
6 3 (0.59%) Responsys
7 2 (0.39%) Google Play
7 2 (0.39%) Office 365
7 2 (0.39%) SaaS
8 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.20%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.59%) Internet
1 3 (0.59%) MVNO
2 2 (0.39%) DHCP
2 2 (0.39%) DNS
2 2 (0.39%) SMS
2 2 (0.39%) VoIP
2 2 (0.39%) WebEx
3 1 (0.20%) Intranet
3 1 (0.20%) Skype
3 1 (0.20%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.14%) MySQL
1 21 (4.14%) Oracle Database
2 5 (0.99%) Big Data
2 5 (0.99%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 71 (14.00%) Axure RP
2 62 (12.23%) Git (software)
3 56 (11.05%) Dreamweaver
4 40 (7.89%) Subversion
5 30 (5.92%) Grunt
6 29 (5.72%) gulp
7 22 (4.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 17 (3.35%) Jasmine
8 17 (3.35%) Mocha
9 15 (2.96%) JIRA
10 11 (2.17%) Visual Studio
11 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Blend
11 9 (1.78%) webpack
12 8 (1.58%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.99%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.99%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (0.59%) Bower
14 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
14 3 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 78 (15.38%) Marketing
2 57 (11.24%) Finance
3 24 (4.73%) Publishing
4 18 (3.55%) Retail
5 16 (3.16%) Banking
6 13 (2.56%) Games
6 13 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.17%) Multimedia
8 9 (1.78%) Advertising
9 7 (1.38%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.18%) Czech Language
10 6 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.99%) German Language
12 4 (0.79%) French Language
13 3 (0.59%) Automotive
13 3 (0.59%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.59%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.59%) Korean Language
13 3 (0.59%) Russian Language
13 3 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 224 (44.18%) Designer
2 210 (41.42%) Developer
3 124 (24.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 94 (18.54%) UX Designer
5 75 (14.79%) UI Designer
6 64 (12.62%) JavaScript Developer
7 49 (9.66%) Web Developer
8 46 (9.07%) HTML Developer
8 46 (9.07%) UI/UX Designer
9 41 (8.09%) UI Developer
10 37 (7.30%) HTML CSS Developer
11 34 (6.71%) Digital Designer
11 34 (6.71%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 32 (6.31%) Web Designer
13 21 (4.14%) Junior
14 20 (3.94%) Senior Designer
15 17 (3.35%) UX Developer
15 17 (3.35%) Visual Designer
16 16 (3.16%) Graphic Designer
17 14 (2.76%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (64.50%) HTML
2 299 (58.97%) CSS
3 156 (30.77%) HTML5
4 138 (27.22%) jQuery
5 134 (26.43%) CSS3
6 93 (18.34%) Sass
7 90 (17.75%) AngularJS
8 60 (11.83%) React
9 46 (9.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 45 (8.88%) Ajax
10 45 (8.88%) Node.js
11 31 (6.11%) Flash
12 29 (5.72%) LESS
13 25 (4.93%) .NET
14 23 (4.54%) Django
14 23 (4.54%) XHTML
15 16 (3.16%) Web Services
15 16 (3.16%) WPF
16 11 (2.17%) Material Design
17 10 (1.97%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 249 (49.11%) User Experience
2 29 (5.72%) Mobile App
3 25 (4.93%) W3C
4 24 (4.73%) Graphic Design
5 19 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.56%) Animation
7 13 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.17%) Social Media
9 9 (1.78%) Motion Graphics
9 9 (1.78%) Video Editing
10 6 (1.18%) Photography
11 5 (0.99%) FMCG
11 5 (0.99%) Interactive TV
12 4 (0.79%) Derivative
12 4 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.79%) iPad
12 4 (0.79%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.59%) Fintech
13 3 (0.59%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.93%) Android
2 22 (4.34%) Apple iOS
3 21 (4.14%) Unix
4 6 (1.18%) Linux
5 4 (0.79%) Windows
6 3 (0.59%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.59%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.59%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (31.56%) Wireframes
2 148 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (24.46%) Front End Development
4 95 (18.74%) Web Development
5 85 (16.77%) Prototyping
6 71 (14.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 54 (10.65%) Web Design
8 43 (8.48%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 42 (8.28%) Scrum
10 40 (7.89%) Typography
11 37 (7.30%) MVC
11 37 (7.30%) TDD
12 36 (7.10%) Analytics
13 32 (6.31%) Mobile First
14 31 (6.11%) E-Commerce
15 26 (5.13%) Usability Testing
16 24 (4.73%) Information Architecture
17 22 (4.34%) Project Management
17 22 (4.34%) Time Management
18 21 (4.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 222 (43.79%) JavaScript
2 50 (9.86%) PHP
3 44 (8.68%) Python
4 28 (5.52%) C#
5 15 (2.96%) XAML
6 13 (2.56%) Perl
7 10 (1.97%) Java
8 9 (1.78%) TypeScript
9 8 (1.58%) ECMAScript
10 5 (0.99%) ES6
11 4 (0.79%) C
11 4 (0.79%) SQL
12 3 (0.59%) Ruby
13 2 (0.39%) C++
13 2 (0.39%) Dart
14 1 (0.20%) R
14 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (13.61%) Degree
2 6 (1.18%) MBA
3 3 (0.59%) ISEB
3 3 (0.59%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.20%) HNC
5 1 (0.20%) HND
5 1 (0.20%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.78%) QA
2 5 (0.99%) WAI
2 5 (0.99%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.59%) TeamSite
2 2 (0.39%) SCCM
3 1 (0.20%) Ansible
3 1 (0.20%) cPanel
Vendors
1 210 (41.42%) Adobe
2 42 (8.28%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.72%) Oracle
4 28 (5.52%) Google
5 13 (2.56%) SAP
6 9 (1.78%) ClickTale
7 5 (0.99%) Apple
7 5 (0.99%) hybris
7 5 (0.99%) IBM
8 4 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.59%) Autodesk
9 3 (0.59%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.39%) BMC
10 2 (0.39%) DoubleClick
10 2 (0.39%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.20%) Avid
11 1 (0.20%) Facebook
11 1 (0.20%) Infragistics
11 1 (0.20%) Perforce
11 1 (0.20%) Twitter
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