Period
to 16 May 2021

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 16 May 2021 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 495 483 505
Rank change year-on-year -12 +22 -63
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 166 158 377
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Applications category 4.25% 3.64% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 105 255
10th Percentile £214 £130 £213
25th Percentile £300 £225 £294
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £359 £325 £400
Median % change year-on-year +10.46% -18.75% +14.29%
75th Percentile £525 £475 £482
90th Percentile £588 £542 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £283 £275 £381
% change year-on-year +2.73% -27.87% +17.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 4
10th Percentile £13.76 " £15.35
25th Percentile £15.79 " £16.47
Median hourly rate £28.00 - £21.05
75th Percentile £45.50 " £30.56
90th Percentile £46.00 " £36.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £17.09

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 3,904 4,336 7,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.87% 8.69% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,346 2,550 4,537
10th Percentile £150 £143 £145
25th Percentile £253 £213 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £363 £375
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%
75th Percentile £500 £488 £485
90th Percentile £592 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £329 £350
% change year-on-year +2.64% -5.91% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 470 607
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.26 £10.75
25th Percentile £13.34 £13.49 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +3.13%
75th Percentile £27.74 £23.75 £25.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.08 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.67%

Photoshop
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Photoshop.

Daily rate trend for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Photoshop over the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Photoshop.

Hourly rate trend for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Photoshop over the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

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 16 May 2021. 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 +2 146 £370 +13.85% 74
London -15 93 £409 +25.85% 15
UK excluding London +18 54 £283 +2.73% 62
Work from Home -226 41 £350 +7.69% 15
North of England +32 19 £244 +8.33% 19
South East +29 19 £300 +22.45% 17
Yorkshire +37 9 £225 -10.00% 8
North West +10 9 £303 +51.25% 7
Scotland -14 7 £263 +123.40% 2
East of England +19 3 £513 +13.89% 6
Midlands 0 3 £425 +51.79% 8
West Midlands -2 3 £425 +37.10% 4
South West +27 2 £325 - 9
Wales +13 1 £250 -
North East - 1 £413 - 4

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, 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.

1 110 (66.27%) Adobe
2 90 (54.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 63 (37.95%) User Experience
4 55 (33.13%) HTML
5 47 (28.31%) Social Skills
6 45 (27.11%) Wireframes
7 40 (24.10%) CSS
8 35 (21.08%) Marketing
9 32 (19.28%) Graphic Design
9 32 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (18.67%) HTML5
11 30 (18.07%) Sketch
12 28 (16.87%) InDesign
13 27 (16.27%) JavaScript
14 26 (15.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 25 (15.06%) Adobe XD
16 24 (14.46%) Analytics
16 24 (14.46%) Animation
16 24 (14.46%) Adobe After Effects
17 23 (13.86%) Security Cleared
17 23 (13.86%) Social Media
18 20 (12.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 19 (11.45%) Adobe Premiere
19 19 (11.45%) Microsoft
20 18 (10.84%) SEO
20 18 (10.84%) Degree
20 18 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
21 17 (10.24%) InVision
21 17 (10.24%) CSS3
21 17 (10.24%) Microsoft Office

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 10 (6.02%) ArcGIS
2 7 (4.22%) Confluence
3 5 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.01%) WordPress
4 4 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (2.41%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 90 (54.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 30 (18.07%) Sketch
3 28 (16.87%) InDesign
4 26 (15.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 25 (15.06%) Adobe XD
6 24 (14.46%) Adobe After Effects
7 19 (11.45%) Adobe Premiere
8 17 (10.24%) InVision
8 17 (10.24%) Microsoft Office
9 13 (7.83%) Zeplin
10 11 (6.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 10 (6.02%) Figma
12 8 (4.82%) Adobe Captivate
12 8 (4.82%) Maya
13 6 (3.61%) CINEMA 4D
14 5 (3.01%) Final Cut Pro
14 5 (3.01%) GIMP
15 3 (1.81%) 3ds Max
15 3 (1.81%) AutoCAD
15 3 (1.81%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Adobe Campaign
1 4 (2.41%) Magento
2 1 (0.60%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.60%) Shopify
2 1 (0.60%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 13 (7.83%) Adobe Analytics
3 11 (6.63%) Google Analytics
4 7 (4.22%) npm
5 6 (3.61%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (1.81%) Azure
6 3 (1.81%) Google Docs
7 2 (1.20%) AdWords
7 2 (1.20%) SaaS
8 1 (0.60%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.60%) Google Sheets
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.42%) GIS
3 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.60%) MS Access
3 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (7.83%) Axure RP
2 12 (7.23%) JIRA
3 11 (6.63%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.02%) Grunt
4 10 (6.02%) Jasmine
4 10 (6.02%) Jenkins
5 9 (5.42%) Cucumber
5 9 (5.42%) Cypress.io
5 9 (5.42%) GitLab
6 4 (2.41%) gulp
7 3 (1.81%) Dreamweaver
8 2 (1.20%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.60%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.60%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 47 (28.31%) Social Skills
2 35 (21.08%) Marketing
3 14 (8.43%) Finance
4 13 (7.83%) Games
5 12 (7.23%) Retail
6 11 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (5.42%) French Language
7 9 (5.42%) Organisational Skills
8 8 (4.82%) Publishing
9 7 (4.22%) Multimedia
9 7 (4.22%) Public Sector
10 6 (3.61%) Advertising
10 6 (3.61%) Presentation Skills
11 5 (3.01%) Banking
11 5 (3.01%) Influencing Skills
11 5 (3.01%) Telecoms
12 4 (2.41%) German Language
12 4 (2.41%) Italian Language
13 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
13 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (50.00%) Designer
2 36 (21.69%) Developer
3 27 (16.27%) UX Designer
4 19 (11.45%) Graphic Designer
5 18 (10.84%) UI Designer
6 16 (9.64%) Senior Designer
7 14 (8.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 13 (7.83%) UI/UX Designer
9 12 (7.23%) JavaScript Developer
9 12 (7.23%) UI Developer
10 10 (6.02%) Digital Designer
10 10 (6.02%) UX Developer
11 9 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (5.42%) UI/UX Developer
12 6 (3.61%) Creative Designer
12 6 (3.61%) Photoshop Designer
12 6 (3.61%) Web Developer
13 5 (3.01%) Marketing Manager
13 5 (3.01%) Senior UX Designer
14 4 (2.41%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (33.13%) HTML
2 40 (24.10%) CSS
3 31 (18.67%) HTML5
4 17 (10.24%) CSS3
5 15 (9.04%) React
6 14 (8.43%) jQuery
7 12 (7.23%) Material Design
8 11 (6.63%) Ajax
8 11 (6.63%) AngularJS
8 11 (6.63%) Vue.js
9 10 (6.02%) JSON
9 10 (6.02%) Node.js
10 9 (5.42%) Jest
10 9 (5.42%) OpenGL
10 9 (5.42%) Pixi.js
10 9 (5.42%) WebGL
11 7 (4.22%) HTML5 Canvas
11 7 (4.22%) Redux
11 7 (4.22%) RxJS
12 6 (3.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 63 (37.95%) User Experience
2 32 (19.28%) Graphic Design
3 24 (14.46%) Animation
4 23 (13.86%) Social Media
5 13 (7.83%) Mobile App
6 12 (7.23%) W3C
7 11 (6.63%) Video Editing
8 10 (6.02%) e-Learning
9 8 (4.82%) Digital Media
10 7 (4.22%) Learning Management System
10 7 (4.22%) Photography
11 4 (2.41%) Data Structures
11 4 (2.41%) Marketing Technology
11 4 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (2.41%) Vector Graphics
12 3 (1.81%) Augmented Reality
12 3 (1.81%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (1.20%) Blog
13 2 (1.20%) Motion Graphics
13 2 (1.20%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.24%) Windows
2 16 (9.64%) Windows 10
3 14 (8.43%) Android
3 14 (8.43%) Apple iOS
4 10 (6.02%) Windows 7
4 10 (6.02%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2016
4 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (27.11%) Wireframes
2 32 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (14.46%) Analytics
4 18 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (10.84%) SEO
5 16 (9.64%) Responsive Web Design
6 15 (9.04%) Web Design
7 14 (8.43%) Project Management
7 14 (8.43%) Typography
7 14 (8.43%) User Stories
8 12 (7.23%) Web Development
9 11 (6.63%) Data Analysis
9 11 (6.63%) Scrum
10 10 (6.02%) A/B Testing
10 10 (6.02%) Copywriting
10 10 (6.02%) CRM
10 10 (6.02%) Customer Journey Map
10 10 (6.02%) ITIL
10 10 (6.02%) MVC
10 10 (6.02%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.27%) JavaScript
2 10 (6.02%) Java
2 10 (6.02%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.02%) VB
3 9 (5.42%) C
3 9 (5.42%) ES6
3 9 (5.42%) TypeScript
4 5 (3.01%) C#
5 4 (2.41%) PHP
6 3 (1.81%) MAXScript
7 2 (1.20%) SQL
8 1 (0.60%) Delphi
8 1 (0.60%) Python
8 1 (0.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 23 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.84%) Degree
3 9 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.42%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.20%) PhD
6 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.42%) WCAG
2 2 (1.20%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (6.02%) Active Directory
1 10 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.42%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.42%) Ansible
2 1 (0.60%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 110 (66.27%) Adobe
2 19 (11.45%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.64%) Google
4 10 (6.02%) ESRI
4 10 (6.02%) Lumension
4 10 (6.02%) Oracle
4 10 (6.02%) Sophos
4 10 (6.02%) VMware
5 9 (5.42%) Cisco
5 9 (5.42%) Optimizely
6 7 (4.22%) Facebook
7 6 (3.61%) Marketo
7 6 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (3.61%) Twitter
7 6 (3.61%) YouTube
8 4 (2.41%) Instagram
9 3 (1.81%) Autodesk
9 3 (1.81%) Brandwatch
9 3 (1.81%) Hootsuite
10 2 (1.20%) Apple