Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 390 368 299
Rank change year-on-year -22 -69 -51
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 623 661 903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.63% 0.80%
As % of the Applications category 6.86% 6.82% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 459 605
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £188 £180 £163
90th Percentile £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +18.18% +15.79%
10th Percentile £13.15 £14.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £30.65 £42.50 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% +18.42%

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 9076 9697 11546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.80% 9.20% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5523 5682 6736
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £150
90th Percentile £560 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 952 1087
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.08 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.74% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.13 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.75 £39.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.45% +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 22 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -23 582 £350 - 158
London -68 319 £375 +7.91% 52
UK excluding London +51 299 £325 -7.14% 111
South East +22 103 £400 +23.08% 20
North of England +96 68 £288 -17.86% 30
North West +31 37 £300 +10.09% 15
Midlands -11 37 £325 -18.75% 30
Scotland +10 33 £463 +37.04% 5
Yorkshire +30 30 £275 -26.67% 14
South West +18 30 £315 - 11
West Midlands +9 27 £318 -18.06% 23
East of England -18 24 £325 - 15
East Midlands -21 10 £325 -22.62% 7
Wales +21 4 £200 -33.33%
North East +66 1 £175 -54.84% 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 363 (58.27%) HTML
2 327 (52.49%) CSS
3 301 (48.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 289 (46.39%) User Experience
5 268 (43.02%) Adobe
6 238 (38.20%) JavaScript
7 187 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
8 176 (28.25%) HTML5
9 160 (25.68%) CSS3
10 143 (22.95%) Wireframes
11 138 (22.15%) Front End Development
12 129 (20.71%) jQuery
13 122 (19.58%) Finance
14 119 (19.10%) Responsive Web Design
14 119 (19.10%) Marketing
15 102 (16.37%) AngularJS
16 91 (14.61%) Git (software)
16 91 (14.61%) CMS
17 85 (13.64%) Web Development
18 84 (13.48%) Sass
19 81 (13.00%) InVision
20 78 (12.52%) Axure RP
21 73 (11.72%) Web Design
22 70 (11.24%) Mobile App
22 70 (11.24%) Prototyping
23 65 (10.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
24 63 (10.11%) React
25 62 (9.95%) Grunt
26 61 (9.79%) PHP
27 59 (9.47%) E-Commerce

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 (14.61%) CMS
2 43 (6.90%) WordPress
3 28 (4.49%) Drupal
4 20 (3.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 20 (3.21%) Confluence
5 14 (2.25%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.09%) Apache
6 13 (2.09%) Marvel
7 5 (0.80%) nginx
7 5 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.32%) JBoss
8 2 (0.32%) Kentico
8 2 (0.32%) SAS
8 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.16%) CoreMedia CMS
9 1 (0.16%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 301 (48.31%) Adobe Illustrator
2 81 (13.00%) InVision
3 65 (10.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 49 (7.87%) InDesign
5 39 (6.26%) Adobe After Effects
6 38 (6.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 27 (4.33%) Adobe Premiere
8 25 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
9 20 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
10 14 (2.25%) Flinto
11 13 (2.09%) OmniGraffle
12 12 (1.93%) 3ds Max
12 12 (1.93%) GIMP
12 12 (1.93%) MS Visio
12 12 (1.93%) UXPin
13 11 (1.77%) Maya
14 9 (1.44%) Houdini
14 9 (1.44%) NUKE
14 9 (1.44%) ZBrush
15 8 (1.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (0.80%) Eloqua
2 5 (0.80%) Magento
3 3 (0.48%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.16%) Shopify
4 1 (0.16%) Unica
4 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.17%) Google Analytics
2 20 (3.21%) GitHub
3 18 (2.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 16 (2.57%) Slack
5 14 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (2.09%) Adobe Analytics
6 13 (2.09%) SaaS
7 8 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.80%) npm
9 4 (0.64%) Office 365
9 4 (0.64%) Trello
10 3 (0.48%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.32%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.32%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.32%) Route 53
12 1 (0.16%) Algolia
12 1 (0.16%) Firebase
12 1 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.16%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.28%) LAN
1 8 (1.28%) SMS
1 8 (1.28%) WAN
2 5 (0.80%) Intranet
3 4 (0.64%) Internet
4 1 (0.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.37%) MySQL
2 5 (0.80%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.48%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.32%) Big Data
4 2 (0.32%) HBase
4 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.32%) Power BI
4 2 (0.32%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.16%) DB2
5 1 (0.16%) Endeca
5 1 (0.16%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.16%) MonetDB
5 1 (0.16%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 91 (14.61%) Git (software)
2 78 (12.52%) Axure RP
3 62 (9.95%) Grunt
4 56 (8.99%) JIRA
5 47 (7.54%) Dreamweaver
6 44 (7.06%) gulp
7 31 (4.98%) Jasmine
8 25 (4.01%) Karma Test Runner
9 21 (3.37%) Subversion
10 14 (2.25%) webpack
11 13 (2.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 10 (1.61%) Bitbucket
12 10 (1.61%) Mocha
13 9 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.12%) Mercurial
15 6 (0.96%) Jenkins
15 6 (0.96%) Visual Studio
16 4 (0.64%) Bower
16 4 (0.64%) PHPUnit
16 4 (0.64%) Sinon.JS
General
1 122 (19.58%) Finance
2 119 (19.10%) Marketing
3 37 (5.94%) Banking
4 33 (5.30%) Retail
5 27 (4.33%) Games
6 25 (4.01%) Publishing
7 19 (3.05%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.09%) Electronics
9 11 (1.77%) Multimedia
10 10 (1.61%) Advertising
10 10 (1.61%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.44%) German Language
11 9 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.80%) French Language
13 4 (0.64%) Interactive Media
13 4 (0.64%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.64%) Russian Language
13 4 (0.64%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.48%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 265 (42.54%) Designer
2 222 (35.63%) Developer
3 121 (19.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 117 (18.78%) UX Designer
5 80 (12.84%) UI Designer
6 44 (7.06%) Digital Designer
7 41 (6.58%) UI/UX Designer
8 38 (6.10%) JavaScript Developer
9 36 (5.78%) HTML Developer
9 36 (5.78%) UI Developer
9 36 (5.78%) Visual Designer
10 30 (4.82%) Web Developer
11 25 (4.01%) Graphic Designer
12 22 (3.53%) Angular Developer
12 22 (3.53%) PHP Developer
13 21 (3.37%) Mobile Designer
13 21 (3.37%) Senior Designer
14 19 (3.05%) HTML CSS Developer
15 17 (2.73%) Administrator
15 17 (2.73%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (58.27%) HTML
2 327 (52.49%) CSS
3 176 (28.25%) HTML5
4 160 (25.68%) CSS3
5 129 (20.71%) jQuery
6 102 (16.37%) AngularJS
7 84 (13.48%) Sass
8 63 (10.11%) React
9 57 (9.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 44 (7.06%) Node.js
11 39 (6.26%) LESS
12 26 (4.17%) Flash
13 19 (3.05%) Material Design
14 18 (2.89%) Ajax
15 16 (2.57%) Redux
16 14 (2.25%) .NET
16 14 (2.25%) Web Services
17 13 (2.09%) REST
18 12 (1.93%) Backbone.js
18 12 (1.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 289 (46.39%) User Experience
2 70 (11.24%) Mobile App
3 49 (7.87%) Graphic Design
4 44 (7.06%) Animation
5 37 (5.94%) Social Media
6 36 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (2.57%) Photography
7 16 (2.57%) Video Editing
8 13 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (2.09%) Motion Graphics
9 12 (1.93%) Fintech
10 11 (1.77%) 3D Graphics
10 11 (1.77%) W3C
11 9 (1.44%) Blog
11 9 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.28%) Smartphone
13 6 (0.96%) e-Learning
14 5 (0.80%) Computer Science
14 5 (0.80%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.80%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.26%) Apple iOS
2 37 (5.94%) Android
3 30 (4.82%) Linux
4 20 (3.21%) Windows
5 9 (1.44%) CentOS
5 9 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.44%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.28%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.64%) Unix
8 3 (0.48%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (22.95%) Wireframes
3 138 (22.15%) Front End Development
4 119 (19.10%) Responsive Web Design
5 85 (13.64%) Web Development
6 73 (11.72%) Web Design
7 70 (11.24%) Prototyping
8 59 (9.47%) E-Commerce
9 57 (9.15%) Scrum
10 56 (8.99%) Analytics
11 53 (8.51%) SEO
12 52 (8.35%) Content Management
13 47 (7.54%) TDD
14 44 (7.06%) Typography
15 35 (5.62%) Information Architecture
16 33 (5.30%) Visualisation
17 29 (4.65%) Digital Marketing
17 29 (4.65%) MVC
18 28 (4.49%) OO
19 24 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 238 (38.20%) JavaScript
2 61 (9.79%) PHP
3 31 (4.98%) Java
4 21 (3.37%) Python
5 14 (2.25%) ECMAScript
6 13 (2.09%) C#
7 12 (1.93%) TypeScript
8 10 (1.61%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.12%) SQL
10 6 (0.96%) ActionScript
11 4 (0.64%) ES6
11 4 (0.64%) XAML
12 3 (0.48%) Perl
13 2 (0.32%) Dart
13 2 (0.32%) XPath
14 1 (0.16%) AppleScript
14 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.16%) C-shell
14 1 (0.16%) Groovy
14 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 43 (6.90%) Degree
2 19 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.32%) MBA
5 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.09%) QA
2 3 (0.48%) WAI
2 3 (0.48%) WCAG
3 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.44%) NFS
2 9 (1.44%) Samba
3 3 (0.48%) Docker
4 2 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (0.48%) cPanel
2 2 (0.32%) Nagios
3 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.16%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 268 (43.02%) Adobe
2 29 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.05%) Google
4 13 (2.09%) Facebook
4 13 (2.09%) Oracle
4 13 (2.09%) Twitter
5 10 (1.61%) ClickTale
5 10 (1.61%) Optimizely
5 10 (1.61%) SAP
6 9 (1.44%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.12%) Sitecore
8 6 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.96%) Zend
9 5 (0.80%) hybris
9 5 (0.80%) Perforce
10 4 (0.64%) Apple
10 4 (0.64%) FatWire
10 4 (0.64%) Hotjar
11 3 (0.48%) ATG
11 3 (0.48%) Atlassian