Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 499 407 391
Rank change year-on-year -92 -16 -83
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 423 600 595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.60% 0.61%
As % of the Applications category 5.13% 6.81% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 388 406
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £201 £175 £172
90th Percentile £513 £488 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 41 22
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.90% -23.53% +15.91%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £29.00 £41.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £18.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +43.24% -17.78% -

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 8,240 8,809 8,848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.29% 8.78% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,824 5,421 5,200
UK median daily rate £374 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +1.45% -1.43%
10th Percentile £143 £140 £145
90th Percentile £550 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +4.48% +3.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 722 906
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -1.56% +4.55%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.17 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.13 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.32 £14.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.08% -0.95% -

Photoshop
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Top 15 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 17 January 2019. 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 -86 399 £400 +14.29% 299
London -31 258 £400 +6.67% 123
UK excluding London -137 158 £325 - 184
South East -38 56 £325 -18.75% 49
North of England -44 32 £350 +16.67% 54
North West -28 22 £350 +14.29% 33
South West -38 19 £325 +3.17% 27
Scotland +1 18 £250 -1.96% 4
Midlands -24 18 £375 +15.38% 31
East of England +6 13 £319 -1.92% 15
East Midlands +3 9 £375 +15.38% 17
Yorkshire -28 9 - - 16
West Midlands -37 9 £375 +20.97% 14
Wales -11 3 £278 +38.75% 3
North East -7 1 £425 +142.86% 5

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 234 (55.32%) HTML
2 209 (49.41%) CSS
3 205 (48.46%) User Experience
4 183 (43.26%) Adobe
5 163 (38.53%) JavaScript
5 163 (38.53%) Adobe Illustrator
6 127 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
7 106 (25.06%) Wireframes
8 89 (21.04%) jQuery
9 87 (20.57%) HTML5
10 84 (19.86%) CSS3
11 75 (17.73%) Front End Development
12 72 (17.02%) AngularJS
13 71 (16.78%) Git (software)
13 71 (16.78%) Responsive Web Design
13 71 (16.78%) Marketing
14 70 (16.55%) InVision
15 69 (16.31%) Web Development
16 65 (15.37%) Finance
17 61 (14.42%) Prototyping
18 56 (13.24%) PHP
19 53 (12.53%) Scrum
20 52 (12.29%) Mobile App
21 50 (11.82%) Sass
21 50 (11.82%) MVC
22 48 (11.35%) gulp
23 46 (10.87%) Axure RP
23 46 (10.87%) CMS
23 46 (10.87%) Degree
24 45 (10.64%) Analytics

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 46 (10.87%) CMS
2 41 (9.69%) Drupal
3 35 (8.27%) WordPress
4 22 (5.20%) Confluence
5 14 (3.31%) Marvel
6 8 (1.89%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (1.18%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.71%) IIS
9 3 (0.71%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.47%) Apache
10 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.47%) Tornado
11 1 (0.24%) JBoss
11 1 (0.24%) nginx
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 163 (38.53%) Adobe Illustrator
2 70 (16.55%) InVision
3 40 (9.46%) InDesign
4 39 (9.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 30 (7.09%) Fireworks
6 27 (6.38%) Adobe After Effects
7 22 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
8 21 (4.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 17 (4.02%) Acrobat
10 11 (2.60%) Adobe Premiere
11 8 (1.89%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (1.89%) UXPin
12 7 (1.65%) Final Cut Pro
13 6 (1.42%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (1.42%) Camtasia
13 6 (1.42%) GIMP
13 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
14 5 (1.18%) Maya
15 3 (0.71%) NUKE
16 2 (0.47%) Blender
Business Applications
1 7 (1.65%) Magento
2 2 (0.47%) SessionCam
3 1 (0.24%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.24%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.67%) Google Analytics
2 13 (3.07%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 13 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.13%) MailChimp
4 6 (1.42%) npm
4 6 (1.42%) Office 365
5 5 (1.18%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (1.18%) Yarn
6 4 (0.95%) GitHub
7 3 (0.71%) SaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.24%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Responsys
8 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.36%) Internet
2 7 (1.65%) Intranet
3 2 (0.47%) SMS
4 1 (0.24%) AMQP
4 1 (0.24%) DHCP
4 1 (0.24%) DNS
4 1 (0.24%) HTTP
4 1 (0.24%) LAN
4 1 (0.24%) VLAN
4 1 (0.24%) WAN
4 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.09%) MySQL
2 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.71%) MariaDB
3 3 (0.71%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.71%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.71%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.47%) Redis
5 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (16.78%) Git (software)
2 48 (11.35%) gulp
3 46 (10.87%) Axure RP
4 44 (10.40%) Dreamweaver
5 35 (8.27%) JIRA
6 32 (7.57%) Grunt
7 30 (7.09%) Karma Test Runner
8 27 (6.38%) Jasmine
9 11 (2.60%) webpack
10 7 (1.65%) Jenkins
11 6 (1.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 6 (1.42%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.18%) PHPUnit
12 5 (1.18%) Subversion
13 4 (0.95%) Firebug
13 4 (0.95%) GitLab
14 3 (0.71%) Mocha
14 3 (0.71%) PostCSS
14 3 (0.71%) Selenium
14 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (16.78%) Marketing
2 65 (15.37%) Finance
3 37 (8.75%) Retail
4 16 (3.78%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.60%) Banking
5 11 (2.60%) Legal
6 10 (2.36%) Advertising
6 10 (2.36%) Games
7 8 (1.89%) Multimedia
8 6 (1.42%) Publishing
9 2 (0.47%) Back Office
9 2 (0.47%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) German Language
10 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 205 (48.46%) Designer
2 155 (36.64%) Developer
3 89 (21.04%) UI Designer
4 87 (20.57%) UX Designer
5 74 (17.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 43 (10.17%) UI/UX Designer
7 34 (8.04%) JavaScript Developer
8 32 (7.57%) Digital Designer
8 32 (7.57%) UI Developer
9 27 (6.38%) Drupal Developer
10 21 (4.96%) Senior Designer
11 18 (4.26%) HTML Developer
12 16 (3.78%) Graphic Designer
13 15 (3.55%) HTML CSS Developer
13 15 (3.55%) Visual Designer
14 14 (3.31%) Web Developer
15 11 (2.60%) Senior UI Designer
15 11 (2.60%) Senior UX Designer
15 11 (2.60%) Web Designer
16 10 (2.36%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (55.32%) HTML
2 209 (49.41%) CSS
3 89 (21.04%) jQuery
4 87 (20.57%) HTML5
5 84 (19.86%) CSS3
6 72 (17.02%) AngularJS
7 50 (11.82%) Sass
8 40 (9.46%) React
9 35 (8.27%) XHTML
10 34 (8.04%) Ajax
11 30 (7.09%) LESS
12 25 (5.91%) RESTful
13 23 (5.44%) Node.js
14 18 (4.26%) JSON
14 18 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (3.78%) DOM
15 16 (3.78%) XML
16 15 (3.55%) .NET
17 13 (3.07%) D3.js
18 12 (2.84%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 205 (48.46%) User Experience
2 52 (12.29%) Mobile App
3 34 (8.04%) Graphic Design
4 31 (7.33%) Animation
5 28 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (5.91%) Social Media
7 21 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (4.73%) Video Editing
9 17 (4.02%) Photography
10 16 (3.78%) W3C
11 12 (2.84%) Blog
12 11 (2.60%) Fintech
12 11 (2.60%) Taxonomies
13 10 (2.36%) e-Learning
14 7 (1.65%) Hedge funds
15 5 (1.18%) Learning Management System
15 5 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
16 4 (0.95%) Online Banking
17 3 (0.71%) Smartphone
17 3 (0.71%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.31%) Android
2 12 (2.84%) Windows
3 11 (2.60%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.36%) Linux
5 6 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.18%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.95%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.71%) Unix
9 2 (0.47%) CentOS
9 2 (0.47%) Debian
9 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (25.06%) Wireframes
3 75 (17.73%) Front End Development
4 71 (16.78%) Responsive Web Design
5 69 (16.31%) Web Development
6 61 (14.42%) Prototyping
7 53 (12.53%) Scrum
8 50 (11.82%) MVC
9 45 (10.64%) Analytics
10 43 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (9.69%) E-Commerce
12 37 (8.75%) Information Architecture
13 36 (8.51%) SEO
14 32 (7.57%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 31 (7.33%) Web Design
16 30 (7.09%) Project Management
16 30 (7.09%) Visualisation
17 25 (5.91%) Content Management
18 24 (5.67%) OO
18 24 (5.67%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 163 (38.53%) JavaScript
2 56 (13.24%) PHP
3 25 (5.91%) Java
4 13 (3.07%) C#
4 13 (3.07%) ES6
4 13 (3.07%) Python
4 13 (3.07%) SQL
5 11 (2.60%) TypeScript
6 9 (2.13%) Ruby
7 6 (1.42%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.95%) C++
8 4 (0.95%) Groovy
8 4 (0.95%) PHP 5
8 4 (0.95%) PHP 7
8 4 (0.95%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.71%) C
9 3 (0.71%) R
9 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.47%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.47%) Go
Qualifications
1 46 (10.87%) Degree
2 21 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.71%) CIPD
6 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.24%) MCSA
6 1 (0.24%) MCSD
6 1 (0.24%) MCSE
6 1 (0.24%) MCT
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.31%) QA
2 8 (1.89%) WCAG
3 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
System Software
1 18 (4.26%) Docker
2 4 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.47%) NFS
3 2 (0.47%) Samba
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (1.89%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.47%) SCCM
3 1 (0.24%) Puppet
3 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 183 (43.26%) Adobe
2 37 (8.75%) Google
3 23 (5.44%) Microsoft
4 16 (3.78%) hybris
5 11 (2.60%) Twitter
6 10 (2.36%) Facebook
7 9 (2.13%) Hootsuite
8 6 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.95%) ATG
9 4 (0.95%) ClickTale
9 4 (0.95%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 4 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.71%) Apple
10 3 (0.71%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.71%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 3 (0.71%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.47%) OutSystems
12 1 (0.24%) Marketo
12 1 (0.24%) Samsung
12 1 (0.24%) Xerox