Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 446 410 372
Rank change year-on-year -36 -38 -56
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 515 584 692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.58% 0.66%
As % of the Applications category 5.94% 6.61% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 366 474
UK median daily rate £375 £361 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +11.15% +2.36%
10th Percentile £198 £206 £175
90th Percentile £509 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 16
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £19.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.58% -26.85% +35.00%
10th Percentile £11.99 £12.85 £14.00
90th Percentile £40.25 £30.73 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.27 £18.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year -23.91% -27.88% +38.67%

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 8,677 8,835 9,621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.39% 8.82% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,148 5,332 5,606
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £145 £145 £146
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 796 683 964
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 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.88 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.72 £14.63 £16.46
% change year-on-year +7.45% -11.12% +13.52%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -35 477 £375 +3.45% 316
London -6 304 £400 +3.23% 101
UK excluding London -76 205 £338 +3.85% 223
South East -34 65 £350 -12.50% 39
North of England -32 44 £356 +18.75% 66
Midlands -14 29 £388 +19.23% 46
Scotland -32 26 £325 -29.73% 5
North West -22 24 £350 +16.67% 37
East of England +8 21 £300 -25.00% 24
West Midlands -22 21 £413 +26.92% 16
Yorkshire -17 17 £375 +36.36% 24
South West -25 17 £325 +1.56% 40
East Midlands +8 8 £288 -11.54% 30
North East -2 3 £365 +53.68% 5
Wales -20 3 £395 +97.50% 2

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 305 (59.22%) HTML
2 276 (53.59%) User Experience
3 259 (50.29%) CSS
4 223 (43.30%) Adobe
5 209 (40.58%) JavaScript
6 201 (39.03%) Adobe Illustrator
7 148 (28.74%) Wireframes
8 136 (26.41%) Agile Software Development
9 130 (25.24%) jQuery
10 127 (24.66%) HTML5
10 127 (24.66%) CSS3
11 93 (18.06%) AngularJS
12 88 (17.09%) Web Development
13 81 (15.73%) Scrum
14 80 (15.53%) Responsive Web Design
15 79 (15.34%) Sass
16 78 (15.15%) Front End Development
17 77 (14.95%) React
17 77 (14.95%) InVision
18 72 (13.98%) Finance
19 70 (13.59%) Axure RP
20 65 (12.62%) Git (software)
20 65 (12.62%) Java
21 64 (12.43%) Prototyping
22 63 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
23 61 (11.84%) JIRA
24 58 (11.26%) WordPress
25 57 (11.07%) PHP
26 55 (10.68%) TDD
26 55 (10.68%) Adobe Creative Suite

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 58 (11.26%) WordPress
2 45 (8.74%) CMS
3 35 (6.80%) Confluence
4 34 (6.60%) Drupal
5 9 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (1.17%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.58%) Apache
7 3 (0.58%) Marvel
7 3 (0.58%) Moodle
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.19%) JBoss
8 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 201 (39.03%) Adobe Illustrator
2 77 (14.95%) InVision
3 55 (10.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 54 (10.49%) InDesign
5 36 (6.99%) Fireworks
6 31 (6.02%) Adobe After Effects
7 23 (4.47%) GIMP
7 23 (4.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 20 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
9 18 (3.50%) Acrobat
10 15 (2.91%) Adobe Premiere
11 12 (2.33%) Maya
12 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
13 6 (1.17%) 3ds Max
13 6 (1.17%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (1.17%) Final Cut Pro
13 6 (1.17%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.78%) UXPin
15 3 (0.58%) Camtasia
15 3 (0.58%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 10 (1.94%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 18 (3.50%) Google Analytics
3 15 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.17%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (0.97%) Office 365
6 5 (0.97%) Yarn
7 4 (0.78%) npm
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.39%) GitHub
9 1 (0.19%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.19%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.91%) Internet
2 9 (1.75%) Intranet
3 5 (0.97%) SMS
4 1 (0.19%) H.323
4 1 (0.19%) HTTP
4 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.19%) SSL
4 1 (0.19%) WebEx
4 1 (0.19%) Wireless
4 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.05%) MySQL
2 8 (1.55%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.36%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.17%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.97%) SQL Server
5 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.78%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.19%) GIS
7 1 (0.19%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 70 (13.59%) Axure RP
2 65 (12.62%) Git (software)
3 61 (11.84%) JIRA
4 46 (8.93%) gulp
5 43 (8.35%) Dreamweaver
6 39 (7.57%) Grunt
7 28 (5.44%) Karma Test Runner
8 23 (4.47%) Jasmine
9 15 (2.91%) webpack
10 12 (2.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 12 (2.33%) Jenkins
11 11 (2.14%) Selenium
12 10 (1.94%) Hudson
12 10 (1.94%) Maven
12 10 (1.94%) WebDriver
13 9 (1.75%) Mocha
13 9 (1.75%) PHPUnit
14 8 (1.55%) Visual Studio
15 6 (1.17%) Subversion
15 6 (1.17%) Xcode
General
1 72 (13.98%) Finance
2 51 (9.90%) Marketing
3 45 (8.74%) Retail
4 19 (3.69%) Banking
5 16 (3.11%) Advertising
5 16 (3.11%) Games
6 10 (1.94%) Publishing
7 9 (1.75%) Legal
8 8 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.17%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.58%) Automotive
11 3 (0.58%) Law
11 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.39%) French Language
12 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.19%) German Language
13 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 236 (45.83%) Designer
2 210 (40.78%) Developer
3 115 (22.33%) UX Designer
4 95 (18.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 81 (15.73%) UI Designer
6 52 (10.10%) UI Developer
7 44 (8.54%) UI/UX Designer
8 40 (7.77%) JavaScript Developer
9 33 (6.41%) Digital Designer
10 31 (6.02%) Web Developer
11 28 (5.44%) HTML Developer
12 26 (5.05%) Senior Designer
13 24 (4.66%) Graphic Designer
13 24 (4.66%) HTML CSS Developer
14 22 (4.27%) React Developer
15 20 (3.88%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 19 (3.69%) Drupal Developer
17 16 (3.11%) Visual Designer
18 15 (2.91%) Senior UI Designer
19 14 (2.72%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (59.22%) HTML
2 259 (50.29%) CSS
3 130 (25.24%) jQuery
4 127 (24.66%) CSS3
4 127 (24.66%) HTML5
5 93 (18.06%) AngularJS
6 79 (15.34%) Sass
7 77 (14.95%) React
8 42 (8.16%) LESS
9 39 (7.57%) Ajax
10 35 (6.80%) Node.js
11 32 (6.21%) XHTML
12 21 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 19 (3.69%) Angular 2
13 19 (3.69%) Handlebars
13 19 (3.69%) REST
14 18 (3.50%) .NET
14 18 (3.50%) Backbone.js
14 18 (3.50%) Durandal
14 18 (3.50%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 276 (53.59%) User Experience
2 47 (9.13%) Mobile App
3 42 (8.16%) Graphic Design
4 34 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (5.44%) Social Media
6 27 (5.24%) W3C
7 23 (4.47%) Animation
8 20 (3.88%) Fintech
9 19 (3.69%) Video Editing
10 16 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (2.91%) Computer Science
12 10 (1.94%) Photography
13 9 (1.75%) Hedge funds
14 8 (1.55%) e-Learning
14 8 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.55%) Taxonomies
15 5 (0.97%) Algorithms
15 5 (0.97%) Virtual Team
16 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.78%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.85%) Android
2 24 (4.66%) Apple iOS
3 10 (1.94%) Windows
4 6 (1.17%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.17%) Unix
5 5 (0.97%) Mac OS
5 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.78%) Linux
7 3 (0.58%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (28.74%) Wireframes
2 136 (26.41%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (17.09%) Web Development
4 81 (15.73%) Scrum
5 80 (15.53%) Responsive Web Design
6 78 (15.15%) Front End Development
7 64 (12.43%) Prototyping
8 63 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
9 55 (10.68%) TDD
10 53 (10.29%) E-Commerce
11 52 (10.10%) MVC
12 41 (7.96%) Information Architecture
12 41 (7.96%) Web Design
13 35 (6.80%) Analytics
14 34 (6.60%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 34 (6.60%) Project Management
15 30 (5.83%) Typography
15 30 (5.83%) Unit Testing
16 29 (5.63%) SEO
16 29 (5.63%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 209 (40.58%) JavaScript
2 65 (12.62%) Java
3 57 (11.07%) PHP
4 23 (4.47%) SQL
5 22 (4.27%) ES6
6 16 (3.11%) C#
7 7 (1.36%) Python
8 6 (1.17%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.17%) TypeScript
9 5 (0.97%) PHP 5
9 5 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.78%) C++
10 4 (0.78%) Lua
10 4 (0.78%) PHP 7
10 4 (0.78%) Ruby
11 3 (0.58%) Apple Swift
11 3 (0.58%) Go
11 3 (0.58%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (10.49%) Degree
2 30 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.19%) CISA
6 1 (0.19%) CISSP
6 1 (0.19%) GIAC
6 1 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.52%) QA
2 6 (1.17%) WCAG
3 3 (0.58%) GDPR
4 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.39%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.19%) PMO
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) WAI
System Software
1 29 (5.63%) Docker
2 3 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) NFS
3 1 (0.19%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (2.52%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) SCCM
3 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 223 (43.30%) Adobe
2 41 (7.96%) Google
3 25 (4.85%) hybris
4 22 (4.27%) Microsoft
5 8 (1.55%) Oracle
6 7 (1.36%) Apple
6 7 (1.36%) Twitter
7 6 (1.17%) ClickTale
7 6 (1.17%) Facebook
8 5 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.78%) ATG
9 4 (0.78%) IBM
9 4 (0.78%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.58%) WooCommerce
11 2 (0.39%) Marketo
11 2 (0.39%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 1 (0.19%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.19%) Splunk
12 1 (0.19%) Tandberg