Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 441 408 378
Rank change year-on-year -33 -30 -47
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 522 529 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.58% 0.63%
As % of the Applications category 6.06% 6.49% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 317 474
UK median daily rate £350 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +12.31% +4.00%
10th Percentile £163 £209 £180
90th Percentile £500 £525 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year - +1.56% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 21
UK median hourly rate £15.98 £16.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.13% -39.05% +30.24%
10th Percentile £12.38 £15.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £30.40 £29.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £22.17
% change year-on-year -12.52% -27.81% +5.55%

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 8,607 8,146 9,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.58% 8.89% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,139 4,707 5,935
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.25% +3.70% +0.75%
10th Percentile £145 £148 £155
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.08% +1.56% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 789 731 874
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.97 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.75 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% -9.09% +13.79%

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018. 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 -42 492 £350 -4.11% 337
London -30 293 £375 -6.25% 116
UK excluding London -53 225 £325 - 235
South East -33 88 £325 -2.26% 63
North of England -27 54 £338 +22.73% 71
Midlands +1 36 £425 +25.93% 45
North West -24 33 £338 +12.50% 36
West Midlands +1 30 £425 +21.43% 26
Scotland -48 22 £363 -21.62% 8
South West +4 14 £325 -13.91% 18
Yorkshire -28 13 £275 - 28
East of England -16 10 £300 -6.98% 24
North East +8 8 £335 +24.65% 7
East Midlands 0 6 £175 -46.15% 19
Wales -11 1 £475 +65.22% 4

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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.

1 289 (55.36%) HTML
2 282 (54.02%) User Experience
3 248 (47.51%) Adobe
4 239 (45.79%) CSS
5 226 (43.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 191 (36.59%) JavaScript
7 147 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
8 135 (25.86%) Wireframes
9 134 (25.67%) HTML5
10 119 (22.80%) CSS3
11 95 (18.20%) jQuery
11 95 (18.20%) Finance
12 91 (17.43%) CMS
13 89 (17.05%) AngularJS
14 88 (16.86%) Front End Development
15 85 (16.28%) Responsive Web Design
16 80 (15.33%) InVision
17 76 (14.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 75 (14.37%) Marketing
19 74 (14.18%) Sass
20 68 (13.03%) Axure RP
21 65 (12.45%) InDesign
22 63 (12.07%) Web Development
23 61 (11.69%) React
24 60 (11.49%) Scrum
25 58 (11.11%) E-Commerce
26 56 (10.73%) Prototyping
27 55 (10.54%) Git (software)
27 55 (10.54%) Java
27 55 (10.54%) Degree

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 91 (17.43%) CMS
2 39 (7.47%) WordPress
3 22 (4.21%) Confluence
4 16 (3.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 14 (2.68%) Marvel
6 12 (2.30%) Drupal
7 10 (1.92%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.96%) Apache
9 5 (0.96%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.96%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.38%) IIS
10 2 (0.38%) Kentico
10 2 (0.38%) Moodle
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.19%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
Applications
1 226 (43.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 80 (15.33%) InVision
3 76 (14.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 65 (12.45%) InDesign
5 33 (6.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 32 (6.13%) GIMP
7 29 (5.56%) Adobe After Effects
8 20 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
9 18 (3.45%) Adobe Premiere
10 16 (3.07%) UXPin
11 15 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
12 13 (2.49%) Acrobat
13 12 (2.30%) 3ds Max
14 11 (2.11%) Maya
15 7 (1.34%) Fireworks
16 6 (1.15%) OmniGraffle
16 6 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
17 5 (0.96%) Adobe Captivate
17 5 (0.96%) ZBrush
18 4 (0.77%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 9 (1.72%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (1.15%) Magento
3 4 (0.77%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.90%) Google Analytics
2 35 (6.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 18 (3.45%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (0.96%) GitHub
4 5 (0.96%) npm
5 4 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.77%) SaaS
6 3 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.38%) Office 365
7 2 (0.38%) Yarn
8 1 (0.19%) Responsys
8 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.92%) Intranet
2 7 (1.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.19%) Skype
3 1 (0.19%) SMS
3 1 (0.19%) SSL
3 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.11%) MySQL
2 6 (1.15%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.96%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.57%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.38%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.38%) GIS
5 2 (0.38%) Power BI
5 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.19%) Big Data
6 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 68 (13.03%) Axure RP
2 55 (10.54%) Git (software)
3 44 (8.43%) Grunt
4 34 (6.51%) JIRA
5 25 (4.79%) Dreamweaver
5 25 (4.79%) gulp
6 24 (4.60%) Karma Test Runner
7 22 (4.21%) Jasmine
8 17 (3.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 14 (2.68%) webpack
10 9 (1.72%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.53%) Mocha
12 6 (1.15%) SonarQube
12 6 (1.15%) Subversion
13 4 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
14 3 (0.57%) TeamCity
15 2 (0.38%) Bitbucket
15 2 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
15 2 (0.38%) PHPUnit
General
1 95 (18.20%) Finance
2 75 (14.37%) Marketing
3 46 (8.81%) Retail
4 28 (5.36%) Banking
5 24 (4.60%) Publishing
6 18 (3.45%) Games
7 16 (3.07%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.68%) Advertising
9 10 (1.92%) Multimedia
10 6 (1.15%) Automotive
11 4 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.77%) Law
12 3 (0.57%) iGaming
12 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.38%) French Language
13 2 (0.38%) Legal
14 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 233 (44.64%) Designer
2 168 (32.18%) Developer
3 102 (19.54%) UX Designer
4 82 (15.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 67 (12.84%) UI Designer
6 57 (10.92%) UI Developer
7 42 (8.05%) HTML Developer
8 41 (7.85%) Digital Designer
9 35 (6.70%) HTML CSS Developer
9 35 (6.70%) UI/UX Designer
10 30 (5.75%) Graphic Designer
10 30 (5.75%) Senior Designer
11 29 (5.56%) Visual Designer
12 22 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
13 19 (3.64%) Junior
14 18 (3.45%) Analyst
14 18 (3.45%) Angular Developer
14 18 (3.45%) Web Developer
15 17 (3.26%) WordPress Developer
16 15 (2.87%) Artworker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (55.36%) HTML
2 239 (45.79%) CSS
3 134 (25.67%) HTML5
4 119 (22.80%) CSS3
5 95 (18.20%) jQuery
6 89 (17.05%) AngularJS
7 74 (14.18%) Sass
8 61 (11.69%) React
9 46 (8.81%) LESS
10 33 (6.32%) Node.js
11 31 (5.94%) Ajax
12 27 (5.17%) RESTful
12 27 (5.17%) Web Services
13 25 (4.79%) .NET
14 23 (4.41%) Angular 2
14 23 (4.41%) Backbone.js
15 22 (4.21%) KnockoutJS
15 22 (4.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 21 (4.02%) Durandal
17 15 (2.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 282 (54.02%) User Experience
2 54 (10.34%) Graphic Design
2 54 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 38 (7.28%) Social Media
4 33 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (5.56%) Animation
6 19 (3.64%) Virtual Team
6 19 (3.64%) W3C
7 14 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (2.30%) Fintech
8 12 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.11%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.11%) Video Editing
10 10 (1.92%) Photography
11 7 (1.34%) 3D Graphics
11 7 (1.34%) Blog
11 7 (1.34%) e-Learning
12 5 (0.96%) iPhone
12 5 (0.96%) Motion Graphics
13 4 (0.77%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.75%) Android
2 25 (4.79%) Apple iOS
3 4 (0.77%) Windows
4 3 (0.57%) Linux
5 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (25.86%) Wireframes
3 88 (16.86%) Front End Development
4 85 (16.28%) Responsive Web Design
5 63 (12.07%) Web Development
6 60 (11.49%) Scrum
7 58 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 56 (10.73%) Prototyping
9 50 (9.58%) Analytics
10 48 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (8.43%) TDD
12 42 (8.05%) Content Management
13 39 (7.47%) Infographics
13 39 (7.47%) Typography
14 34 (6.51%) Digital Marketing
14 34 (6.51%) Web Design
15 32 (6.13%) Information Architecture
15 32 (6.13%) Project Management
15 32 (6.13%) SEO
16 30 (5.75%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 191 (36.59%) JavaScript
2 55 (10.54%) Java
3 33 (6.32%) PHP
4 26 (4.98%) C#
4 26 (4.98%) SQL
5 16 (3.07%) ES6
6 8 (1.53%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.34%) TypeScript
8 4 (0.77%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.57%) ES7
9 3 (0.57%) Perl
9 3 (0.57%) Python
10 2 (0.38%) VBA
10 2 (0.38%) VBScript
11 1 (0.19%) C
11 1 (0.19%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) Go
11 1 (0.19%) Lua
11 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (10.54%) Degree
2 32 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.38%) CISA
5 2 (0.38%) CISSP
5 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.38%) GIAC
6 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.30%) QA
2 5 (0.96%) GDPR
3 3 (0.57%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.38%) PMO
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (3.26%) Docker
2 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.38%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 248 (47.51%) Adobe
2 39 (7.47%) Google
3 22 (4.21%) Facebook
3 22 (4.21%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.21%) Twitter
4 10 (1.92%) hybris
4 10 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.72%) Apple
6 7 (1.34%) Capita
6 7 (1.34%) Sitecore
7 6 (1.15%) ClickTale
8 4 (0.77%) Oracle
9 3 (0.57%) ATG
9 3 (0.57%) Volusion
9 3 (0.57%) WooCommerce
10 1 (0.19%) Alterian
10 1 (0.19%) Hotjar
10 1 (0.19%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) Splunk
10 1 (0.19%) Zend