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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Adobe Photoshop
UK
Rank 342 330 305
Rank change year-on-year -12 -25  
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 264 331 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.63% 0.67%
As % of the Applications category 5.47% 5.78% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 224 213
Median daily rate £333 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £437 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +0.78% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 16
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.88 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £37.78 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -11.42% -16.66%  

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 4826 5729 6358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.86% 10.85% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2859 3399 3497
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year - +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 486 614
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £11.00 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

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 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +1 253 £333 -1.48% 152
London -46 134 £400 +16.36% 64
South East +34 57 £330 -5.71% 24
Surrey +29 22 £335 -12.13% 2
North West +39 20 £300 +3.44% 17
Manchester +26 20 £300 -17.80% 15
City of London -15 18 £400 +14.35% 16
Berkshire +26 16 £290 +222.22% 6
South West +10 13 £375 +17.18% 5
East of England -14 11 £200 -44.44% 12
Yorkshire +18 10 £250 -25.92% 6
Scotland +35 9 £475 +48.43% 4
Reading +26 9 - -
Glasgow +10 9 £475 - 1
Uxbridge - 8 - -
Hampshire +24 7 £313 -10.71% 8
West Yorkshire +24 7 £250 -35.48% 4
Leeds +13 6 £250 -41.17% 2
Kent +19 5 £335 +21.81% 3
Croydon +11 5 £225 -47.05%
Bristol +3 5 £233 -27.34% 1
Redhill - 5 £400 -
Leicestershire +4 4 £325 -7.14% 4
Newbury +2 4 £289 - 1
Leicester -2 4 £325 -7.14% 3
East Midlands -5 4 £325 -7.14% 12
Staines -6 4 £500 -
Essex -6 4 £225 -21.73% 5
West Midlands +6 3 £375 +17.18% 10
Buckinghamshire -8 3 - - 2

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 329 (61.15%) HTML
2 297 (55.20%) CSS
3 261 (48.51%) Adobe Illustrator
4 254 (47.21%) User Experience
5 219 (40.71%) Adobe
6 216 (40.15%) JavaScript
7 182 (33.83%) Wireframes
8 162 (30.11%) HTML5
9 138 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
10 127 (23.61%) jQuery
11 121 (22.49%) CSS3
12 117 (21.75%) Front End Development
13 99 (18.40%) Prototyping
14 93 (17.29%) AngularJS
15 89 (16.54%) Web Development
16 83 (15.43%) Axure RP
17 78 (14.50%) Sass
17 78 (14.50%) Degree
18 77 (14.31%) Responsive Web Design
19 74 (13.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 74 (13.75%) Marketing
20 66 (12.27%) Finance
20 66 (12.27%) Git (software)
21 65 (12.08%) Dreamweaver
22 52 (9.67%) Ajax
22 52 (9.67%) Microsoft
23 51 (9.48%) PHP
24 50 (9.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 49 (9.11%) E-Commerce
26 48 (8.92%) Typography

Photoshop
Top Related 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 31 (5.76%) CMS
2 27 (5.02%) WordPress
3 13 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.74%) Marvel
6 3 (0.56%) Confluence
7 2 (0.37%) Apache
7 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.19%) Drupal
8 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 261 (48.51%) Adobe Illustrator
2 74 (13.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 45 (8.36%) InDesign
4 43 (7.99%) InVision
5 28 (5.20%) MS Excel
6 27 (5.02%) Fireworks
7 26 (4.83%) MS Office
8 22 (4.09%) MS PowerPoint
8 22 (4.09%) MS Visio
9 21 (3.90%) Adobe After Effects
10 16 (2.97%) Adobe Premiere
11 11 (2.04%) Acrobat
12 9 (1.67%) OmniGraffle
13 8 (1.49%) GIMP
14 7 (1.30%) 3ds Max
15 6 (1.12%) CINEMA 4D
15 6 (1.12%) UXPin
16 3 (0.56%) Edge Animate
16 3 (0.56%) Flinto
16 3 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) SAP CRM
1 5 (0.93%) SAP Hybris
1 5 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.74%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.56%) FastStats
3 3 (0.56%) FastStats PeopleStage
4 2 (0.37%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.37%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.19%) Radian6
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.09%) Google Analytics
2 21 (3.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 16 (2.97%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (0.93%) Office 365
5 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.56%) Responsys
6 2 (0.37%) Google Play
7 1 (0.19%) SaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.67%) Internet
2 6 (1.12%) Intranet
3 4 (0.74%) snoop
4 2 (0.37%) DHCP
4 2 (0.37%) DNS
4 2 (0.37%) VoIP
4 2 (0.37%) WebEx
5 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.09%) MySQL
2 16 (2.97%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.49%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.19%) Big Data
5 1 (0.19%) GIS
5 1 (0.19%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 83 (15.43%) Axure RP
2 66 (12.27%) Git (software)
3 65 (12.08%) Dreamweaver
4 39 (7.25%) Subversion
5 27 (5.02%) Grunt
6 26 (4.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 16 (2.97%) Jasmine
8 15 (2.79%) gulp
9 14 (2.60%) JIRA
10 11 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
11 8 (1.49%) Mercurial
12 7 (1.30%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.12%) Bower
13 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Blend
14 5 (0.93%) Mocha
14 5 (0.93%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.93%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.74%) NUnit
15 4 (0.74%) ReSharper
General
1 74 (13.75%) Marketing
2 66 (12.27%) Finance
3 33 (6.13%) Banking
4 25 (4.65%) Publishing
5 22 (4.09%) Games
6 20 (3.72%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.60%) Retail
8 12 (2.23%) Multimedia
9 11 (2.04%) Advertising
10 9 (1.67%) Local Government
10 9 (1.67%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.49%) German Language
12 7 (1.30%) Automotive
13 6 (1.12%) Czech Language
13 6 (1.12%) Electronics
14 5 (0.93%) French Language
14 5 (0.93%) Front Office
15 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.74%) Legal
16 3 (0.56%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 257 (47.77%) Designer
2 201 (37.36%) Developer
3 120 (22.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 97 (18.03%) UX Designer
5 81 (15.06%) UI Designer
6 60 (11.15%) JavaScript Developer
7 45 (8.36%) HTML Developer
8 43 (7.99%) UI/UX Designer
9 42 (7.81%) Web Developer
10 40 (7.43%) Digital Designer
10 40 (7.43%) HTML CSS Developer
10 40 (7.43%) UI Developer
11 36 (6.69%) Web Designer
12 30 (5.58%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 24 (4.46%) Visual Designer
14 23 (4.28%) UX Developer
15 22 (4.09%) Angular Developer
16 21 (3.90%) Senior Designer
17 20 (3.72%) Mobile Designer
18 18 (3.35%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (61.15%) HTML
2 297 (55.20%) CSS
3 162 (30.11%) HTML5
4 127 (23.61%) jQuery
5 121 (22.49%) CSS3
6 93 (17.29%) AngularJS
7 78 (14.50%) Sass
8 52 (9.67%) Ajax
9 50 (9.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 46 (8.55%) React
11 37 (6.88%) LESS
12 32 (5.95%) Flash
13 30 (5.58%) Node.js
14 22 (4.09%) .NET
14 22 (4.09%) XHTML
15 19 (3.53%) Django
16 15 (2.79%) Web Services
16 15 (2.79%) XML
17 14 (2.60%) RESTful
17 14 (2.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 254 (47.21%) User Experience
2 28 (5.20%) Mobile App
3 27 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.65%) Graphic Design
5 21 (3.90%) W3C
6 16 (2.97%) Animation
7 12 (2.23%) Social Media
8 11 (2.04%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.67%) Motion Graphics
10 8 (1.49%) Interactive TV
10 8 (1.49%) Video Editing
11 7 (1.30%) Fintech
11 7 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (1.30%) Photography
12 5 (0.93%) FMCG
12 5 (0.93%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.74%) Blog
13 4 (0.74%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.74%) iPad
13 4 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.58%) Android
2 27 (5.02%) Apple iOS
3 16 (2.97%) Unix
4 9 (1.67%) Windows
5 5 (0.93%) Linux
6 3 (0.56%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (33.83%) Wireframes
2 138 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (21.75%) Front End Development
4 99 (18.40%) Prototyping
5 89 (16.54%) Web Development
6 77 (14.31%) Responsive Web Design
7 49 (9.11%) E-Commerce
8 48 (8.92%) Typography
9 44 (8.18%) Web Design
10 40 (7.43%) MVC
11 37 (6.88%) Analytics
12 36 (6.69%) Scrum
13 35 (6.51%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 30 (5.58%) Information Architecture
15 27 (5.02%) Visualisation
16 24 (4.46%) Content Management
16 24 (4.46%) Project Management
17 23 (4.28%) TDD
18 22 (4.09%) Usability Testing
19 21 (3.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 216 (40.15%) JavaScript
2 51 (9.48%) PHP
3 33 (6.13%) Python
4 26 (4.83%) C#
5 15 (2.79%) Java
6 14 (2.60%) XAML
7 11 (2.04%) Perl
8 6 (1.12%) ECMAScript
8 6 (1.12%) SQL
9 4 (0.74%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.56%) C
11 2 (0.37%) Dart
11 2 (0.37%) XPath
12 1 (0.19%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.19%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.19%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.19%) ES6
12 1 (0.19%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.19%) Scala
12 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (14.50%) Degree
2 10 (1.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.12%) MBA
5 3 (0.56%) ISEB
6 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.19%) HNC
6 1 (0.19%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.53%) QA
2 4 (0.74%) WCAG
3 3 (0.56%) WAI
4 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.56%) Ansible
2 2 (0.37%) SCCM
3 1 (0.19%) cPanel
Vendors
1 219 (40.71%) Adobe
2 52 (9.67%) Microsoft
3 28 (5.20%) Google
4 23 (4.28%) Oracle
5 16 (2.97%) SAP
6 13 (2.42%) ClickTale
7 6 (1.12%) Apple
7 6 (1.12%) IBM
8 5 (0.93%) hybris
9 4 (0.74%) DevExpress
9 4 (0.74%) Infragistics
9 4 (0.74%) Telerik
10 3 (0.56%) Autodesk
10 3 (0.56%) Tableau
11 2 (0.37%) BMC
11 2 (0.37%) MobileIron
11 2 (0.37%) Sage
11 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.37%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.37%) Twitter
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