Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 394 360 309
Rank change year-on-year -34 -51 -64
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 582 695 873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.65% 0.77%
As % of the Applications category 6.67% 7.15% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 477 558
UK median daily rate £363 £325 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +3.59% -0.40%
10th Percentile £206 £175 £157
90th Percentile £500 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £290
% change year-on-year - +12.07% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 37
UK median hourly rate £19.75 £27.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.85% +25.58% +4.88%
10th Percentile £12.85 £14.00 £10.45
90th Percentile £30.73 £42.50 £33.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +30.00% -11.11%

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 8726 9718 11783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.78% 9.12% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5245 5695 6826
UK median daily rate £350 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £145 £148 £155
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 966 1148
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.00 £40.38 £37.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +12.07% -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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -47 535 £363 +11.54% 168
London -69 299 £388 +19.23% 71
UK excluding London +29 276 £325 - 100
South East +30 88 £395 +43.64% 17
North of England +86 65 £300 -11.11% 30
Scotland +36 39 £456 +35.19% 2
North West +44 35 £300 +31.87% 18
Midlands -10 33 £325 -13.33% 27
Yorkshire +27 27 £275 -24.14% 11
South West +5 24 £325 +12.26% 10
East of England -27 24 £400 +25.49% 13
West Midlands +8 22 £325 -13.33% 21
East Midlands -8 11 £325 -23.08% 6
North East +71 3 £238 -38.71% 1
Wales +2 3 £200 -33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 360 (61.86%) HTML
2 328 (56.36%) CSS
3 293 (50.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 292 (50.17%) User Experience
5 263 (45.19%) Adobe
6 237 (40.72%) JavaScript
7 192 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
8 171 (29.38%) HTML5
9 159 (27.32%) CSS3
10 141 (24.23%) Wireframes
11 139 (23.88%) Front End Development
12 134 (23.02%) jQuery
13 121 (20.79%) Finance
14 110 (18.90%) Marketing
14 110 (18.90%) Responsive Web Design
15 104 (17.87%) AngularJS
16 91 (15.64%) Git (software)
17 86 (14.78%) Sass
18 85 (14.60%) Axure RP
19 81 (13.92%) Web Development
20 73 (12.54%) InVision
21 70 (12.03%) Prototyping
21 70 (12.03%) Web Design
22 66 (11.34%) CMS
23 65 (11.17%) React
24 63 (10.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
25 61 (10.48%) Grunt
26 60 (10.31%) Mobile App
27 57 (9.79%) Scrum
27 57 (9.79%) PHP

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 66 (11.34%) CMS
2 42 (7.22%) WordPress
3 19 (3.26%) Drupal
4 18 (3.09%) Confluence
5 17 (2.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (1.72%) Apache
6 10 (1.72%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.55%) Marvel
8 5 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.52%) nginx
10 2 (0.34%) JBoss
10 2 (0.34%) Kentico
10 2 (0.34%) SAS
11 1 (0.17%) CoreMedia CMS
11 1 (0.17%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 293 (50.34%) Adobe Illustrator
2 73 (12.54%) InVision
3 63 (10.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 49 (8.42%) InDesign
5 37 (6.36%) Adobe After Effects
6 29 (4.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 22 (3.78%) Adobe Premiere
8 21 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
9 18 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
10 15 (2.58%) MS Visio
11 12 (2.06%) OmniGraffle
12 11 (1.89%) Flinto
12 11 (1.89%) UXPin
13 10 (1.72%) 3ds Max
14 9 (1.55%) GIMP
14 9 (1.55%) Maya
15 8 (1.37%) Acrobat
16 7 (1.20%) Fireworks
17 6 (1.03%) Houdini
17 6 (1.03%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 6 (1.03%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (0.86%) Eloqua
2 5 (0.86%) Magento
2 5 (0.86%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.17%) Shopify
3 1 (0.17%) Unica
3 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 22 (3.78%) Google Analytics
3 18 (3.09%) GitHub
4 15 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (2.23%) Slack
6 12 (2.06%) Adobe Analytics
7 11 (1.89%) SaaS
8 10 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (0.86%) npm
10 4 (0.69%) Office 365
10 4 (0.69%) Trello
11 3 (0.52%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.34%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.34%) Dropbox
12 2 (0.34%) Route 53
13 1 (0.17%) Algolia
13 1 (0.17%) Firebase
13 1 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
13 1 (0.17%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.03%) LAN
1 6 (1.03%) WAN
2 5 (0.86%) Intranet
2 5 (0.86%) SMS
3 4 (0.69%) Internet
4 2 (0.34%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.78%) MySQL
2 7 (1.20%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.86%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.69%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.52%) Big Data
6 2 (0.34%) HBase
6 2 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.34%) Power BI
6 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.34%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.17%) DB2
7 1 (0.17%) Endeca
7 1 (0.17%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.17%) MonetDB
7 1 (0.17%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 91 (15.64%) Git (software)
2 85 (14.60%) Axure RP
3 61 (10.48%) Grunt
4 47 (8.08%) Dreamweaver
5 44 (7.56%) gulp
6 40 (6.87%) JIRA
7 32 (5.50%) Jasmine
8 26 (4.47%) Subversion
9 22 (3.78%) Karma Test Runner
10 16 (2.75%) Mocha
11 14 (2.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 13 (2.23%) webpack
13 9 (1.55%) Bitbucket
13 9 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.55%) Visual Studio
14 8 (1.37%) Mercurial
15 6 (1.03%) Jenkins
15 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Blend
16 4 (0.69%) Bower
16 4 (0.69%) PHPUnit
General
1 121 (20.79%) Finance
2 110 (18.90%) Marketing
3 35 (6.01%) Banking
3 35 (6.01%) Retail
4 27 (4.64%) Publishing
5 22 (3.78%) Games
6 14 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.06%) Electronics
8 11 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.55%) German Language
9 9 (1.55%) Multimedia
10 7 (1.20%) Advertising
11 6 (1.03%) French Language
12 5 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.69%) Interactive Media
13 4 (0.69%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.52%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.52%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 256 (43.99%) Designer
2 223 (38.32%) Developer
3 124 (21.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 123 (21.13%) UX Designer
5 75 (12.89%) UI Designer
6 46 (7.90%) JavaScript Developer
7 42 (7.22%) UI/UX Designer
8 39 (6.70%) Digital Designer
9 37 (6.36%) HTML Developer
10 35 (6.01%) Visual Designer
11 34 (5.84%) UI Developer
12 30 (5.15%) Web Developer
13 25 (4.30%) Senior Designer
14 23 (3.95%) Graphic Designer
15 22 (3.78%) PHP Developer
16 20 (3.44%) Angular Developer
17 18 (3.09%) Mobile Designer
18 17 (2.92%) HTML CSS Developer
18 17 (2.92%) WordPress Developer
19 16 (2.75%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 360 (61.86%) HTML
2 328 (56.36%) CSS
3 171 (29.38%) HTML5
4 159 (27.32%) CSS3
5 134 (23.02%) jQuery
6 104 (17.87%) AngularJS
7 86 (14.78%) Sass
8 65 (11.17%) React
9 55 (9.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 46 (7.90%) Node.js
11 35 (6.01%) LESS
12 29 (4.98%) Flash
13 19 (3.26%) .NET
13 19 (3.26%) Ajax
14 18 (3.09%) Material Design
15 15 (2.58%) Web Services
16 13 (2.23%) Redux
16 13 (2.23%) REST
17 11 (1.89%) Backbone.js
17 11 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 292 (50.17%) User Experience
2 60 (10.31%) Mobile App
3 49 (8.42%) Graphic Design
4 36 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (5.67%) Animation
6 25 (4.30%) Social Media
7 13 (2.23%) Motion Graphics
8 12 (2.06%) Fintech
8 12 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (2.06%) Photography
9 10 (1.72%) Video Editing
10 9 (1.55%) Blog
10 9 (1.55%) W3C
11 8 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
12 6 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.03%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.86%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.86%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.86%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 35 (6.01%) Apple iOS
2 32 (5.50%) Android
3 28 (4.81%) Linux
4 17 (2.92%) Windows
5 9 (1.55%) Unix
6 7 (1.20%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.03%) CentOS
7 6 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.03%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (24.23%) Wireframes
3 139 (23.88%) Front End Development
4 110 (18.90%) Responsive Web Design
5 81 (13.92%) Web Development
6 70 (12.03%) Prototyping
6 70 (12.03%) Web Design
7 57 (9.79%) Scrum
8 55 (9.45%) E-Commerce
9 51 (8.76%) TDD
10 50 (8.59%) Analytics
11 44 (7.56%) SEO
12 41 (7.04%) Typography
13 36 (6.19%) Content Management
14 34 (5.84%) MVC
15 30 (5.15%) Digital Marketing
16 29 (4.98%) OO
17 28 (4.81%) Information Architecture
17 28 (4.81%) Mobile First
18 27 (4.64%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 237 (40.72%) JavaScript
2 57 (9.79%) PHP
3 30 (5.15%) Java
4 24 (4.12%) Python
5 17 (2.92%) C#
6 13 (2.23%) ECMAScript
6 13 (2.23%) TypeScript
7 8 (1.37%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.37%) XAML
8 6 (1.03%) ActionScript
8 6 (1.03%) SQL
9 5 (0.86%) ES6
10 2 (0.34%) C
10 2 (0.34%) Dart
10 2 (0.34%) Perl
10 2 (0.34%) XPath
11 1 (0.17%) AppleScript
11 1 (0.17%) C++
11 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (6.87%) Degree
2 18 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.34%) MBA
5 1 (0.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.17%) HNC
5 1 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.58%) QA
2 5 (0.86%) WCAG
3 2 (0.34%) WAI
4 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.03%) NFS
2 6 (1.03%) Samba
3 2 (0.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.52%) cPanel
2 2 (0.34%) Nagios
3 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.17%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 263 (45.19%) Adobe
2 25 (4.30%) Microsoft
3 17 (2.92%) Google
4 15 (2.58%) Oracle
5 10 (1.72%) ClickTale
5 10 (1.72%) Optimizely
5 10 (1.72%) SAP
6 7 (1.20%) Facebook
6 7 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.20%) Twitter
7 6 (1.03%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.03%) Zend
8 5 (0.86%) hybris
8 5 (0.86%) Perforce
8 5 (0.86%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.69%) Apple
9 4 (0.69%) FatWire
9 4 (0.69%) Hotjar
9 4 (0.69%) IBM
10 3 (0.52%) Atlassian