Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 464 396 374
Rank change year-on-year -68 -22 -37
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 511 573 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.60% 0.64%
As % of the Applications category 5.89% 6.82% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 349 475
UK median daily rate £364 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.34% +11.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £163 £209 £175
90th Percentile £501 £513 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 17
UK median hourly rate £14.27 £16.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.83% -39.05% +38.10%
10th Percentile £12.08 £14.63 £10.18
90th Percentile £36.75 £31.98 £31.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.47 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -13.10% +10.71% -20.00%

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 8,674 8,402 10,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.42% 8.78% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,143 4,925 5,983
UK median daily rate £374 £356 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +4.56% +0.74%
10th Percentile £146 £150 £150
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 764 688 894
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.18 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.98% -1.94% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.40 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -6.06% +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -65 477 £363 - 315
London -14 287 £385 -3.75% 116
UK excluding London -84 221 £325 - 207
South East -35 83 £265 -19.70% 51
North of England -45 45 £345 +15.00% 57
Midlands +10 33 £425 +30.77% 35
West Midlands -3 26 £425 +21.43% 12
Scotland -51 26 £350 -30.00% 6
North West -34 22 £363 +20.83% 31
South West -14 17 £325 - 29
East of England -27 15 £300 -25.00% 27
Yorkshire -24 14 £313 +13.64% 22
North East -4 9 £345 +28.37% 4
East Midlands -4 7 £288 - 23
Wales -12 2 £381 +32.61% 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 297 (58.12%) HTML
2 287 (56.16%) User Experience
3 242 (47.36%) Adobe
4 240 (46.97%) CSS
5 219 (42.86%) Adobe Illustrator
6 208 (40.70%) JavaScript
7 149 (29.16%) Wireframes
8 138 (27.01%) Agile Software Development
9 135 (26.42%) HTML5
10 125 (24.46%) CSS3
11 109 (21.33%) jQuery
12 93 (18.20%) InVision
13 92 (18.00%) Responsive Web Design
14 89 (17.42%) AngularJS
15 88 (17.22%) Finance
16 82 (16.05%) Web Development
17 81 (15.85%) Sass
18 80 (15.66%) Axure RP
19 79 (15.46%) Scrum
20 74 (14.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 69 (13.50%) React
22 65 (12.72%) Java
23 63 (12.33%) Marketing
24 62 (12.13%) Front End Development
25 61 (11.94%) InDesign
26 60 (11.74%) Prototyping
27 57 (11.15%) TDD
27 57 (11.15%) E-Commerce
28 55 (10.76%) Git (software)
29 53 (10.37%) Problem-Solving

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 52 (10.18%) CMS
2 46 (9.00%) WordPress
3 28 (5.48%) Confluence
4 15 (2.94%) Drupal
5 10 (1.96%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.98%) Marvel
7 5 (0.98%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.59%) Apache
8 3 (0.59%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.59%) Moodle
9 2 (0.39%) IIS
9 2 (0.39%) Kentico
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.20%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 219 (42.86%) Adobe Illustrator
2 93 (18.20%) InVision
3 74 (14.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 61 (11.94%) InDesign
5 32 (6.26%) Adobe After Effects
6 30 (5.87%) GIMP
7 28 (5.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 20 (3.91%) Adobe Premiere
9 18 (3.52%) Acrobat
10 17 (3.33%) Fireworks
11 16 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
12 15 (2.94%) Maya
13 12 (2.35%) UXPin
14 11 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
15 8 (1.57%) 3ds Max
15 8 (1.57%) OmniGraffle
16 5 (0.98%) Adobe Captivate
16 5 (0.98%) Blender
17 4 (0.78%) CINEMA 4D
18 3 (0.59%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 9 (1.76%) Adobe Campaign
2 8 (1.57%) Magento
3 4 (0.78%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 25 (4.89%) Google Analytics
3 15 (2.94%) Adobe Analytics
4 12 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.17%) Office 365
6 5 (0.98%) GitHub
7 4 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.59%) npm
8 3 (0.59%) SaaS
9 2 (0.39%) Yarn
10 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.54%) Internet
2 12 (2.35%) Intranet
3 4 (0.78%) SMS
4 1 (0.20%) H.323
4 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.20%) SSL
4 1 (0.20%) WebEx
4 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.35%) Relational Database
2 11 (2.15%) MySQL
3 8 (1.57%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.37%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.59%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.39%) GIS
7 2 (0.39%) Power BI
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.20%) Big Data
8 1 (0.20%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 80 (15.66%) Axure RP
2 55 (10.76%) Git (software)
3 51 (9.98%) JIRA
4 37 (7.24%) Grunt
5 27 (5.28%) Dreamweaver
6 26 (5.09%) gulp
7 24 (4.70%) Karma Test Runner
8 22 (4.31%) Jasmine
9 15 (2.94%) webpack
10 13 (2.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 11 (2.15%) Jenkins
12 10 (1.96%) Hudson
12 10 (1.96%) Maven
12 10 (1.96%) Selenium
12 10 (1.96%) Visual Studio
12 10 (1.96%) WebDriver
13 8 (1.57%) Mocha
14 7 (1.37%) PHPUnit
14 7 (1.37%) Subversion
15 6 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 88 (17.22%) Finance
2 63 (12.33%) Marketing
3 49 (9.59%) Retail
4 26 (5.09%) Games
5 21 (4.11%) Banking
6 17 (3.33%) Advertising
6 17 (3.33%) Publishing
7 10 (1.96%) Multimedia
7 10 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.59%) Automotive
9 3 (0.59%) Law
9 3 (0.59%) Legal
9 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) iGaming
10 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 237 (46.38%) Designer
2 193 (37.77%) Developer
3 116 (22.70%) UX Designer
4 77 (15.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 66 (12.92%) UI Developer
6 64 (12.52%) UI Designer
7 36 (7.05%) HTML Developer
8 35 (6.85%) Digital Designer
8 35 (6.85%) UI/UX Designer
9 32 (6.26%) HTML CSS Developer
10 30 (5.87%) Web Developer
11 24 (4.70%) Graphic Designer
11 24 (4.70%) Visual Designer
12 23 (4.50%) JavaScript Developer
12 23 (4.50%) Senior Designer
13 22 (4.31%) React Developer
14 19 (3.72%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 19 (3.72%) Junior
15 16 (3.13%) Angular Developer
16 15 (2.94%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (58.12%) HTML
2 240 (46.97%) CSS
3 135 (26.42%) HTML5
4 125 (24.46%) CSS3
5 109 (21.33%) jQuery
6 89 (17.42%) AngularJS
7 81 (15.85%) Sass
8 69 (13.50%) React
9 45 (8.81%) LESS
10 35 (6.85%) Ajax
11 29 (5.68%) Node.js
12 27 (5.28%) RESTful
13 24 (4.70%) Angular 2
13 24 (4.70%) Backbone.js
14 23 (4.50%) KnockoutJS
15 22 (4.31%) .NET
15 22 (4.31%) Durandal
16 20 (3.91%) Flash
16 20 (3.91%) Web Services
17 18 (3.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 287 (56.16%) User Experience
2 48 (9.39%) Graphic Design
3 45 (8.81%) Mobile App
4 36 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (6.07%) Social Media
6 23 (4.50%) Animation
6 23 (4.50%) W3C
7 18 (3.52%) Fintech
7 18 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.74%) Video Editing
9 11 (2.15%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.15%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.37%) e-Learning
11 7 (1.37%) Photography
12 5 (0.98%) 3D Graphics
12 5 (0.98%) Motion Graphics
13 4 (0.78%) Augmented Reality
13 4 (0.78%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.09%) Android
2 25 (4.89%) Apple iOS
3 8 (1.57%) Windows
4 6 (1.17%) Unix
5 5 (0.98%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.78%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (29.16%) Wireframes
2 138 (27.01%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (18.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 82 (16.05%) Web Development
5 79 (15.46%) Scrum
6 62 (12.13%) Front End Development
7 60 (11.74%) Prototyping
8 57 (11.15%) E-Commerce
8 57 (11.15%) TDD
9 53 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (7.83%) Web Design
11 38 (7.44%) Analytics
12 35 (6.85%) MVC
12 35 (6.85%) Typography
13 33 (6.46%) Information Architecture
14 32 (6.26%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 32 (6.26%) Visualisation
15 31 (6.07%) SEO
16 28 (5.48%) Unit Testing
16 28 (5.48%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 208 (40.70%) JavaScript
2 65 (12.72%) Java
3 34 (6.65%) PHP
4 24 (4.70%) C#
5 23 (4.50%) ES6
6 22 (4.31%) SQL
7 7 (1.37%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.17%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.78%) C++
9 4 (0.78%) Lua
9 4 (0.78%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.59%) Apple Swift
10 3 (0.59%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.59%) Python
11 2 (0.39%) ES7
11 2 (0.39%) VBA
11 2 (0.39%) VBScript
12 1 (0.20%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.20%) C
12 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (9.98%) Degree
2 30 (5.87%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.68%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.59%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.39%) CISA
5 2 (0.39%) CISSP
5 2 (0.39%) GIAC
6 1 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.76%) QA
2 5 (0.98%) GDPR
3 3 (0.59%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.20%) PMO
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) WAI
System Software
1 26 (5.09%) Docker
2 2 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (1.96%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.39%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 242 (47.36%) Adobe
2 39 (7.63%) Google
3 22 (4.31%) Microsoft
4 16 (3.13%) Facebook
4 16 (3.13%) Twitter
5 13 (2.54%) hybris
6 11 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.96%) Oracle
8 9 (1.76%) Apple
8 9 (1.76%) ClickTale
9 6 (1.17%) Capita
9 6 (1.17%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.78%) ATG
11 3 (0.59%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.59%) IBM
11 3 (0.59%) Volusion
11 3 (0.59%) WooCommerce
12 2 (0.39%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 1 (0.20%) Demandware
13 1 (0.20%) Rackspace