Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 453 493 420
Rank change year-on-year +40 -73 -9
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 282 430 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.43% 0.58%
As % of the Applications category 4.87% 5.23% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 244 386
UK median daily rate £320 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +14.29% -4.76%
10th Percentile £125 £205 £168
90th Percentile £488 £529 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -24.14% +11.54% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 36
UK median hourly rate - £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.50% -23.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +32.50% -11.11%

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 5,794 8,218 8,971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.58% 8.31% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,303 4,842 5,498
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £136 £140 £143
90th Percentile £550 £563 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 727 769
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.21 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.08% +8.03% -3.23%
10th Percentile £11.77 £10.50 £10.29
90th Percentile £42.85 £42.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.10 £15.98 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.01% +10.21% -2.52%

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 28 February 2020.

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
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 28 February 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 +35 270 £325 -18.75% 188
London +41 151 £358 -10.63% 67
UK excluding London +56 124 £275 -24.14% 130
South West +38 34 £315 -3.08% 16
South East +35 29 £200 -50.00% 35
Midlands +58 23 £475 +11.76% 27
West Midlands +53 16 £489 +16.72% 16
North of England +55 15 £275 -42.11% 35
East of England +30 12 £275 -31.25% 9
North West +21 10 £288 -39.47% 20
East Midlands +36 7 £375 -11.76% 11
Scotland +16 7 £210 -30.58% 5
Yorkshire +56 5 £175 - 10
Wales +25 2 £315 +19.43% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 146 (51.77%) HTML
1 146 (51.77%) User Experience
2 140 (49.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 130 (46.10%) Adobe
4 126 (44.68%) CSS
5 99 (35.11%) Wireframes
6 98 (34.75%) Sketch
7 86 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
8 77 (27.30%) JavaScript
9 72 (25.53%) HTML5
10 56 (19.86%) InDesign
11 48 (17.02%) Front End Development
12 45 (15.96%) Marketing
13 43 (15.25%) Java
14 42 (14.89%) Sass
14 42 (14.89%) AngularJS
15 39 (13.83%) InVision
16 38 (13.48%) CSS3
17 36 (12.77%) CMS
18 35 (12.41%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
19 32 (11.35%) Finance
19 32 (11.35%) E-Commerce
20 31 (10.99%) JIRA
21 30 (10.64%) Prototyping
22 29 (10.28%) Git (software)
23 28 (9.93%) Adobe XD
23 28 (9.93%) React
23 28 (9.93%) Axure RP
24 27 (9.57%) Google
25 26 (9.22%) Node.js

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 36 (12.77%) CMS
2 19 (6.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 17 (6.03%) Sitecore CMS
4 16 (5.67%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.19%) Confluence
6 6 (2.13%) Mendix
7 5 (1.77%) WordPress
8 4 (1.42%) Kentico
8 4 (1.42%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.06%) Drupal
9 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.71%) Moodle
11 1 (0.35%) CoreMedia CMS
11 1 (0.35%) IIS
11 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 140 (49.65%) Adobe Illustrator
2 98 (34.75%) Sketch
3 56 (19.86%) InDesign
4 39 (13.83%) InVision
5 28 (9.93%) Adobe XD
6 23 (8.16%) Adobe After Effects
7 22 (7.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 20 (7.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 19 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
10 14 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
11 13 (4.61%) 3ds Max
12 12 (4.26%) GIMP
13 11 (3.90%) Adobe Premiere
14 8 (2.84%) SketchUp
15 5 (1.77%) CINEMA 4D
15 5 (1.77%) UXPin
16 4 (1.42%) Acrobat
17 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
17 3 (1.06%) PTC Creo
17 3 (1.06%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (6.74%) Magento
2 16 (5.67%) Shopify
3 3 (1.06%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 8 (2.84%) Google Docs
3 5 (1.77%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.77%) Office 365
4 4 (1.42%) Slack
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (1.06%) AWS
5 3 (1.06%) GitHub
5 3 (1.06%) Route 53
6 2 (0.71%) Dropbox
6 2 (0.71%) npm
6 2 (0.71%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.71%) SaaS
6 2 (0.71%) Yarn
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.35%) Google Sheets
7 1 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.06%) Cisco PIX
1 3 (1.06%) Skype
2 2 (0.71%) Internet
2 2 (0.71%) Intranet
3 1 (0.35%) FTP
3 1 (0.35%) VLAN
3 1 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.71%) MySQL
2 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 31 (10.99%) JIRA
2 29 (10.28%) Git (software)
3 28 (9.93%) Axure RP
4 26 (9.22%) Grunt
5 18 (6.38%) gulp
6 14 (4.96%) Jasmine
6 14 (4.96%) Karma Test Runner
7 13 (4.61%) Dreamweaver
8 11 (3.90%) webpack
9 9 (3.19%) Vagrant
10 4 (1.42%) Gradle
11 3 (1.06%) CircleCI
11 3 (1.06%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.71%) git-flow
13 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.35%) Subversion
13 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (15.96%) Marketing
2 32 (11.35%) Finance
3 25 (8.87%) Retail
4 18 (6.38%) Games
5 16 (5.67%) Public Sector
6 15 (5.32%) Publishing
7 12 (4.26%) Advertising
8 9 (3.19%) Telecoms
9 7 (2.48%) Legal
10 6 (2.13%) Banking
11 5 (1.77%) Brand Awareness
11 5 (1.77%) Multimedia
11 5 (1.77%) Police
12 4 (1.42%) Back Office
13 3 (1.06%) Electronics
13 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.35%) Local Government
14 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 138 (48.94%) Designer
2 77 (27.30%) Developer
3 64 (22.70%) UX Designer
4 45 (15.96%) UI Designer
5 40 (14.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 32 (11.35%) UI/UX Designer
7 21 (7.45%) Digital Designer
7 21 (7.45%) UI Developer
8 17 (6.03%) Graphic Designer
9 15 (5.32%) React Developer
9 15 (5.32%) Senior Designer
10 11 (3.90%) HTML Developer
11 10 (3.55%) Web Designer
12 9 (3.19%) Angular Developer
13 8 (2.84%) Senior UX Designer
14 7 (2.48%) 3D Artist
15 6 (2.13%) Digital UX Designer
15 6 (2.13%) UX Developer
15 6 (2.13%) Visual Designer
16 5 (1.77%) Senior Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (51.77%) HTML
2 126 (44.68%) CSS
3 72 (25.53%) HTML5
4 42 (14.89%) AngularJS
4 42 (14.89%) Sass
5 38 (13.48%) CSS3
6 28 (9.93%) React
7 26 (9.22%) Node.js
8 23 (8.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 22 (7.80%) Semantic HTML
10 19 (6.74%) jQuery
11 16 (5.67%) Vue.js
12 15 (5.32%) LESS
13 14 (4.96%) Angular 2
13 14 (4.96%) REST
13 14 (4.96%) XHTML
14 12 (4.26%) JSP
14 12 (4.26%) JSTL
15 9 (3.19%) RESTful
15 9 (3.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 146 (51.77%) User Experience
2 23 (8.16%) Graphic Design
2 23 (8.16%) W3C
3 21 (7.45%) Social Media
4 16 (5.67%) Mobile App
5 12 (4.26%) Motion Graphics
6 11 (3.90%) Animation
6 11 (3.90%) Learning Management System
7 9 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.19%) e-Learning
7 9 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.19%) NHS
8 8 (2.84%) Video Editing
9 5 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.42%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.06%) Blog
11 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.06%) Photography
12 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 9 (3.19%) Android
3 7 (2.48%) Windows
4 4 (1.42%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.71%) Linux
5 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (35.11%) Wireframes
2 86 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (17.02%) Front End Development
4 35 (12.41%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 32 (11.35%) E-Commerce
6 30 (10.64%) Prototyping
7 26 (9.22%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (8.87%) Mobile First
9 24 (8.51%) Scrum
10 22 (7.80%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 21 (7.45%) Analytics
12 20 (7.09%) Information Architecture
12 20 (7.09%) Project Management
13 17 (6.03%) Sprint Planning
13 17 (6.03%) Unit Testing
13 17 (6.03%) Web Development
14 16 (5.67%) Collaborative Working
14 16 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (5.67%) Instructional Design
14 16 (5.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (27.30%) JavaScript
2 43 (15.25%) Java
3 18 (6.38%) PHP
4 15 (5.32%) TypeScript
5 13 (4.61%) ES6
6 4 (1.42%) C#
6 4 (1.42%) Python
7 1 (0.35%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.35%) ES7
7 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (6.38%) Degree
2 12 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.09%) WCAG
2 13 (4.61%) QA
3 4 (1.42%) PMO
4 3 (1.06%) SLA
5 2 (0.71%) WAI
6 1 (0.35%) Def Stans
System Software
1 9 (3.19%) Docker
2 3 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (2.13%) TeamSite
2 4 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.71%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.71%) SCCM
5 1 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 130 (46.10%) Adobe
2 27 (9.57%) Google
3 19 (6.74%) Microsoft
4 17 (6.03%) Sitecore
5 16 (5.67%) hybris
5 16 (5.67%) IBM
6 9 (3.19%) Facebook
6 9 (3.19%) Twitter
7 6 (2.13%) SAP
8 5 (1.77%) Autodesk
8 5 (1.77%) Cisco
9 3 (1.06%) Arri
9 3 (1.06%) Canon
9 3 (1.06%) F5
9 3 (1.06%) Instagram
9 3 (1.06%) Okta
9 3 (1.06%) Panasonic
9 3 (1.06%) Selligent
9 3 (1.06%) Sony
9 3 (1.06%) Vectorworks