Period
to 17 August 2017

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 August 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 368 333
Rank change year-on-year -21 -35 -92
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 573 695 811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.64% 0.72%
As % of the Applications category 6.82% 6.90% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 475 475
UK median daily rate £363 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £209 £175 £154
90th Percentile £513 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £299
% change year-on-year - +8.79% -0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 38
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £26.25 £19.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.05% +38.10% -9.49%
10th Percentile £14.63 £10.18 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.98 £31.16 £32.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.71% -20.00% -16.67%

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 8399 10077 12137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.78% 9.26% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4922 5983 6846
UK median daily rate £355 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.49% +0.74% +3.85%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £155
90th Percentile £550 £525 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +3.13% -1.54% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 894 1164
UK median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +10.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.40 £38.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79% -3.33%

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 August 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 6 months to 17 August 2017.

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 August 2017. 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 -21 531 £363 +11.54% 134
UK excluding London +69 286 £325 - 74
London -69 279 £400 +23.08% 64
South East +57 107 £330 +16.81% 20
North of England +73 74 £300 -7.69% 17
North West +40 46 £300 +9.09% 6
Scotland +57 35 £500 +53.85% 4
East of England -14 28 £400 +23.08% 9
Yorkshire +35 26 £275 -20.00% 11
South West +1 22 £325 +18.18% 6
Midlands -19 18 £325 - 18
West Midlands +5 11 £350 +7.69% 12
East Midlands -23 7 £288 -27.22% 6
North East +54 2 £269 -27.12%
Wales -3 2 £288 -4.17%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 385 (67.19%) HTML
2 355 (61.95%) CSS
3 296 (51.66%) User Experience
4 264 (46.07%) JavaScript
5 259 (45.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 255 (44.50%) Adobe
7 194 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
8 187 (32.64%) HTML5
9 179 (31.24%) CSS3
10 169 (29.49%) Wireframes
11 154 (26.88%) Front End Development
11 154 (26.88%) jQuery
12 128 (22.34%) AngularJS
13 105 (18.32%) Web Development
14 102 (17.80%) Marketing
15 100 (17.45%) Responsive Web Design
16 97 (16.93%) Sass
17 96 (16.75%) Finance
18 95 (16.58%) Git (software)
19 90 (15.71%) Prototyping
20 83 (14.49%) Axure RP
20 83 (14.49%) React
21 68 (11.87%) Web Design
22 67 (11.69%) TDD
23 66 (11.52%) Degree
23 66 (11.52%) Grunt
24 63 (10.99%) Scrum
25 60 (10.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 59 (10.30%) InVision
27 56 (9.77%) Adobe Creative Suite

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 55 (9.60%) CMS
2 34 (5.93%) WordPress
3 17 (2.97%) Confluence
4 15 (2.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.57%) Drupal
7 6 (1.05%) Marvel
7 6 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.52%) Apache
8 3 (0.52%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.52%) Joomla!
8 3 (0.52%) Magnolia
9 2 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.35%) JBoss
9 2 (0.35%) Kentico
9 2 (0.35%) nginx
9 2 (0.35%) SAS
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.17%) Moodle
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 259 (45.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 59 (10.30%) InVision
3 56 (9.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 48 (8.38%) InDesign
5 37 (6.46%) Adobe After Effects
6 25 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
7 20 (3.49%) MS Visio
8 19 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 17 (2.97%) OmniGraffle
10 15 (2.62%) Adobe Premiere
11 14 (2.44%) UXPin
12 13 (2.27%) 3ds Max
12 13 (2.27%) Fireworks
13 11 (1.92%) Maya
13 11 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
14 9 (1.57%) Acrobat
15 7 (1.22%) Adobe Captivate
15 7 (1.22%) ImageReady
15 7 (1.22%) NUKE
16 6 (1.05%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 9 (1.57%) SDL Web 8
2 6 (1.05%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.52%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.35%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.17%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.17%) Shopify
5 1 (0.17%) Unica
5 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 18 (3.14%) Google Analytics
3 12 (2.09%) Adobe Analytics
4 11 (1.92%) GitHub
4 11 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (1.22%) SaaS
7 6 (1.05%) Slack
8 4 (0.70%) Trello
9 3 (0.52%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.35%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.35%) Dropbox
10 2 (0.35%) Route 53
11 1 (0.17%) Firebase
11 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.05%) LAN
1 6 (1.05%) WAN
2 5 (0.87%) SMS
3 4 (0.70%) Internet
3 4 (0.70%) Intranet
4 3 (0.52%) MVNO
5 2 (0.35%) DHCP
5 2 (0.35%) DNS
5 2 (0.35%) Skype
5 2 (0.35%) VoIP
5 2 (0.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.49%) Oracle Database
2 10 (1.75%) MySQL
3 6 (1.05%) Big Data
4 5 (0.87%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.70%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.35%) HBase
7 2 (0.35%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.17%) DB2
8 1 (0.17%) Endeca
8 1 (0.17%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 95 (16.58%) Git (software)
2 83 (14.49%) Axure RP
3 66 (11.52%) Grunt
4 52 (9.08%) Dreamweaver
5 50 (8.73%) gulp
6 42 (7.33%) Subversion
7 41 (7.16%) Jasmine
8 36 (6.28%) JIRA
9 24 (4.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 24 (4.19%) Karma Test Runner
9 24 (4.19%) Mocha
10 16 (2.79%) webpack
11 11 (1.92%) Mercurial
11 11 (1.92%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Blend
12 6 (1.05%) Sinon.JS
13 5 (0.87%) Bower
13 5 (0.87%) Jenkins
14 4 (0.70%) Babel
14 4 (0.70%) WebStorm
General
1 102 (17.80%) Marketing
2 96 (16.75%) Finance
3 31 (5.41%) Publishing
4 29 (5.06%) Retail
5 20 (3.49%) Banking
6 19 (3.32%) Games
7 16 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.09%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.92%) Electronics
10 8 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.40%) German Language
11 7 (1.22%) French Language
12 6 (1.05%) Advertising
13 5 (0.87%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.87%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.70%) Interactive Media
14 4 (0.70%) Russian Language
15 3 (0.52%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.52%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.52%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 242 (42.23%) Designer
2 240 (41.88%) Developer
3 154 (26.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 114 (19.90%) UX Designer
5 73 (12.74%) UI Designer
6 59 (10.30%) JavaScript Developer
7 51 (8.90%) Web Developer
8 50 (8.73%) HTML Developer
9 45 (7.85%) UI/UX Designer
10 35 (6.11%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 35 (6.11%) UI Developer
11 32 (5.58%) HTML CSS Developer
12 28 (4.89%) Digital Designer
12 28 (4.89%) Senior Designer
13 26 (4.54%) Graphic Designer
14 20 (3.49%) Web Designer
15 19 (3.32%) Visual Designer
16 18 (3.14%) Junior
17 15 (2.62%) Angular Developer
18 14 (2.44%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (67.19%) HTML
2 355 (61.95%) CSS
3 187 (32.64%) HTML5
4 179 (31.24%) CSS3
5 154 (26.88%) jQuery
6 128 (22.34%) AngularJS
7 97 (16.93%) Sass
8 83 (14.49%) React
9 60 (10.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 53 (9.25%) Node.js
11 44 (7.68%) Ajax
12 35 (6.11%) Flash
13 27 (4.71%) LESS
14 20 (3.49%) Django
15 19 (3.32%) .NET
15 19 (3.32%) Web Services
16 16 (2.79%) REST
16 16 (2.79%) XHTML
17 15 (2.62%) Redux
18 12 (2.09%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 296 (51.66%) User Experience
2 54 (9.42%) Graphic Design
3 39 (6.81%) Mobile App
4 33 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (4.71%) Animation
6 18 (3.14%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (2.79%) W3C
8 15 (2.62%) Social Media
9 14 (2.44%) Motion Graphics
10 10 (1.75%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.40%) Photography
12 7 (1.22%) Smartphone
13 6 (1.05%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.05%) Fintech
13 6 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.87%) 3D Graphics
14 5 (0.87%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.87%) Derivative
14 5 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.19%) Apple iOS
2 23 (4.01%) Linux
3 22 (3.84%) Unix
4 21 (3.66%) Android
5 12 (2.09%) Windows
6 8 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.22%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.05%) CentOS
8 6 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.05%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.52%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (29.49%) Wireframes
3 154 (26.88%) Front End Development
4 105 (18.32%) Web Development
5 100 (17.45%) Responsive Web Design
6 90 (15.71%) Prototyping
7 68 (11.87%) Web Design
8 67 (11.69%) TDD
9 63 (10.99%) Scrum
10 49 (8.55%) MVC
11 42 (7.33%) Analytics
12 41 (7.16%) E-Commerce
13 39 (6.81%) Mobile First
13 39 (6.81%) Typography
14 38 (6.63%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 33 (5.76%) Information Architecture
16 29 (5.06%) Content Management
16 29 (5.06%) Digital Marketing
17 26 (4.54%) OO
18 25 (4.36%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 264 (46.07%) JavaScript
2 41 (7.16%) Python
3 37 (6.46%) PHP
4 30 (5.24%) Java
5 18 (3.14%) ECMAScript
6 15 (2.62%) TypeScript
7 14 (2.44%) C#
8 8 (1.40%) ES6
8 8 (1.40%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.40%) XAML
9 4 (0.70%) ActionScript
9 4 (0.70%) Dart
9 4 (0.70%) Perl
9 4 (0.70%) SQL
10 3 (0.52%) Ruby
11 2 (0.35%) C
11 2 (0.35%) C++
12 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (11.52%) Degree
2 17 (2.97%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.52%) ISEB
6 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.17%) HNC
6 1 (0.17%) HND
6 1 (0.17%) MBA
6 1 (0.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.40%) QA
2 5 (0.87%) WAI
2 5 (0.87%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.05%) NFS
2 6 (1.05%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (0.70%) cPanel
1 4 (0.70%) TeamSite
2 2 (0.35%) Nagios
2 2 (0.35%) SCCM
3 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 255 (44.50%) Adobe
2 34 (5.93%) Oracle
3 31 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 18 (3.14%) Google
5 12 (2.09%) SAP
6 9 (1.57%) ClickTale
7 6 (1.05%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.05%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.87%) Apple
8 5 (0.87%) IBM
8 5 (0.87%) Perforce
9 4 (0.70%) hybris
9 4 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.52%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.52%) Autodesk
11 2 (0.35%) Alterian
11 2 (0.35%) ATG
11 2 (0.35%) BMC
11 2 (0.35%) DoubleClick
11 2 (0.35%) Zend