Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 446 481 395
Rank change year-on-year +35 -86 -14
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 368 473 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.45% 0.60%
As % of the Applications category 5.24% 5.40% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 265 387
UK median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £163 £195 £189
90th Percentile £488 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £7.00 £11.96 £12.00
90th Percentile £38.85 £35.00 £30.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £14.27 £20.00
% change year-on-year +68.21% -28.66% -15.79%

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 7,019 8,757 9,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.70% 8.39% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,114 5,172 5,576
UK median daily rate £365 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £140 £145 £143
90th Percentile £550 £558 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -3.21% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 776 735
UK median hourly rate £17.90 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.88% - -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.25 £10.11
90th Percentile £46.97 £38.13 £36.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.30 £14.50
% change year-on-year +14.38% +5.52% -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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +42 352 £350 -12.50% 213
London +21 198 £375 -6.25% 54
UK excluding London +57 163 £338 +3.85% 161
South East +45 44 £274 -21.79% 42
Midlands +83 40 £475 +22.58% 37
West Midlands +56 31 £475 +26.67% 12
South West +10 30 £325 -13.33% 14
North of England +6 18 £425 +21.43% 45
East of England +42 17 £400 +33.33% 21
Yorkshire +33 12 £425 +112.50% 16
Scotland +18 10 £240 -23.20% 1
East Midlands +28 9 £375 -11.76% 25
North West +2 6 - - 24
Wales +32 2 £315 -7.69% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £488 -

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 199 (54.08%) HTML
2 194 (52.72%) User Experience
3 182 (49.46%) CSS
4 178 (48.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 145 (39.40%) Adobe
6 120 (32.61%) Wireframes
7 116 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
8 115 (31.25%) JavaScript
9 114 (30.98%) Sketch
10 98 (26.63%) HTML5
11 73 (19.84%) Sass
12 68 (18.48%) CSS3
13 67 (18.21%) Java
14 63 (17.12%) AngularJS
15 62 (16.85%) Marketing
16 54 (14.67%) CMS
16 54 (14.67%) Front End Development
17 52 (14.13%) InDesign
18 50 (13.59%) InVision
19 43 (11.68%) React
20 42 (11.41%) jQuery
21 41 (11.14%) Graphic Design
21 41 (11.14%) Finance
21 41 (11.14%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
22 40 (10.87%) Git (software)
23 37 (10.05%) Web Development
23 37 (10.05%) JIRA
23 37 (10.05%) Prototyping
24 36 (9.78%) E-Commerce
25 35 (9.51%) Retail

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 54 (14.67%) CMS
2 20 (5.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 17 (4.62%) WordPress
4 16 (4.35%) Drupal
4 16 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (3.53%) Confluence
6 12 (3.26%) WebSphere
7 9 (2.45%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.63%) Mendix
9 5 (1.36%) Umbraco
10 4 (1.09%) Jadu
10 4 (1.09%) Kentico
11 3 (0.82%) IIS
12 1 (0.27%) Apache
12 1 (0.27%) CoreMedia CMS
12 1 (0.27%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.27%) Moodle
12 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 178 (48.37%) Adobe Illustrator
2 114 (30.98%) Sketch
3 52 (14.13%) InDesign
4 50 (13.59%) InVision
5 35 (9.51%) Adobe XD
6 32 (8.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 22 (5.98%) GIMP
8 21 (5.71%) Adobe After Effects
9 15 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 14 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
11 13 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
12 11 (2.99%) 3ds Max
13 10 (2.72%) Adobe Premiere
14 9 (2.45%) Zeplin
15 8 (2.17%) SketchUp
16 6 (1.63%) Acrobat
17 5 (1.36%) Figma
17 5 (1.36%) Lectora
17 5 (1.36%) PTC Creo
17 5 (1.36%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (4.08%) Magento
2 12 (3.26%) Shopify
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 16 (4.35%) Google Analytics
3 9 (2.45%) Azure
3 9 (2.45%) SaaS
4 6 (1.63%) GitHub
5 5 (1.36%) Office 365
6 4 (1.09%) Google Docs
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.82%) AWS
7 3 (0.82%) Route 53
7 3 (0.82%) Slack
8 2 (0.54%) GCP
8 2 (0.54%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.54%) Heroku
9 1 (0.27%) Asana
9 1 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.36%) Internet
2 4 (1.09%) VLAN
3 3 (0.82%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (0.82%) Skype
4 2 (0.54%) Wireless
5 1 (0.27%) Intranet
5 1 (0.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.45%) MySQL
2 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 37 (10.05%) JIRA
3 34 (9.24%) Axure RP
4 22 (5.98%) Grunt
5 21 (5.71%) gulp
6 18 (4.89%) webpack
7 13 (3.53%) Dreamweaver
8 11 (2.99%) Jasmine
8 11 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
9 10 (2.72%) Vagrant
10 7 (1.90%) Subversion
10 7 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (1.36%) GitLab
12 4 (1.09%) Balsamiq
13 3 (0.82%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.82%) Cypress.io
13 3 (0.82%) FrontPage
13 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.54%) Bitbucket
General
1 62 (16.85%) Marketing
2 41 (11.14%) Finance
3 35 (9.51%) Retail
4 19 (5.16%) Public Sector
5 16 (4.35%) Games
5 16 (4.35%) Publishing
6 10 (2.72%) Advertising
7 9 (2.45%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.90%) Electronics
8 7 (1.90%) Multimedia
9 6 (1.63%) Banking
9 6 (1.63%) Legal
10 5 (1.36%) Brand Awareness
10 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.36%) Police
11 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.54%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.27%) Local Government
13 1 (0.27%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 162 (44.02%) Designer
2 107 (29.08%) Developer
3 80 (21.74%) UX Designer
4 56 (15.22%) UI Designer
5 43 (11.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 36 (9.78%) UI/UX Designer
7 32 (8.70%) UI Developer
8 23 (6.25%) Digital Designer
9 21 (5.71%) Senior Designer
10 20 (5.43%) Angular Developer
10 20 (5.43%) HTML Developer
11 18 (4.89%) React Developer
12 16 (4.35%) Graphic Designer
12 16 (4.35%) HTML CSS Developer
13 15 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
14 13 (3.53%) Senior UX Designer
15 11 (2.99%) Visual Designer
15 11 (2.99%) Web Developer
16 10 (2.72%) 3D Artist
16 10 (2.72%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (54.08%) HTML
2 182 (49.46%) CSS
3 98 (26.63%) HTML5
4 73 (19.84%) Sass
5 68 (18.48%) CSS3
6 63 (17.12%) AngularJS
7 43 (11.68%) React
8 42 (11.41%) jQuery
9 34 (9.24%) LESS
9 34 (9.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 27 (7.34%) Node.js
11 21 (5.71%) Angular 2
12 18 (4.89%) Semantic HTML
13 16 (4.35%) Ajax
13 16 (4.35%) Vue.js
14 15 (4.08%) REST
15 14 (3.80%) JSON
16 12 (3.26%) Backbone.js
16 12 (3.26%) Web Services
17 10 (2.72%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 194 (52.72%) User Experience
2 41 (11.14%) Graphic Design
3 22 (5.98%) Animation
4 18 (4.89%) Social Media
5 16 (4.35%) W3C
6 15 (4.08%) Mobile App
7 14 (3.80%) e-Learning
8 13 (3.53%) Learning Management System
9 12 (3.26%) iPad
10 11 (2.99%) NHS
11 9 (2.45%) Motion Graphics
11 9 (2.45%) Video Editing
12 8 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (1.63%) Digital Media
14 6 (1.63%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.63%) Photography
15 4 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
15 4 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.80%) Windows
2 10 (2.72%) Windows 10
3 9 (2.45%) Android
3 9 (2.45%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.90%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.36%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.09%) Linux
6 4 (1.09%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (32.61%) Wireframes
2 116 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (14.67%) Front End Development
4 41 (11.14%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 37 (10.05%) Prototyping
5 37 (10.05%) Web Development
6 36 (9.78%) E-Commerce
7 35 (9.51%) Analytics
8 33 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (8.42%) Information Architecture
9 31 (8.42%) Project Management
10 27 (7.34%) Mobile First
11 26 (7.07%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 26 (7.07%) Scrum
12 25 (6.79%) SEO
13 20 (5.43%) Content Management
13 20 (5.43%) Responsive Web Design
14 18 (4.89%) Instructional Design
15 17 (4.62%) Typography
15 17 (4.62%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 115 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 67 (18.21%) Java
3 27 (7.34%) PHP
4 26 (7.07%) TypeScript
5 8 (2.17%) ES6
6 6 (1.63%) C#
6 6 (1.63%) Python
7 4 (1.09%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.09%) SQL
8 3 (0.82%) ES7
9 1 (0.27%) Ruby
9 1 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (5.43%) Degree
2 14 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.79%) QA
2 17 (4.62%) WCAG
3 5 (1.36%) PMO
4 4 (1.09%) GDPR
5 3 (0.82%) SLA
6 2 (0.54%) WAI
7 1 (0.27%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (4.08%) Docker
2 4 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.63%) TeamSite
2 4 (1.09%) Jamf Pro
2 4 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.54%) Rancher
5 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 145 (39.40%) Adobe
2 34 (9.24%) Google
3 19 (5.16%) Microsoft
4 16 (4.35%) Sitecore
5 12 (3.26%) Apple
5 12 (3.26%) hybris
5 12 (3.26%) IBM
6 9 (2.45%) SAP
7 8 (2.17%) Twitter
8 7 (1.90%) Cisco
8 7 (1.90%) Facebook
9 6 (1.63%) Autodesk
9 6 (1.63%) Hotjar
9 6 (1.63%) Yahoo!
10 5 (1.36%) HubSpot
11 4 (1.09%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 4 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.82%) Canon
12 3 (0.82%) Selligent
12 3 (0.82%) Sony