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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 328 339 309
Rank change year-on-year +11 -30  
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 274 330 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.62% 0.69%
As % of the Applications category 5.62% 5.73% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 221 225
Median daily rate £343 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.38% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £200 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.74 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £36.57 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% -10.25%  

Photoshop is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4877 5759 6579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.86% 10.82% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 3427 3598
Median daily rate £350 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 484 652
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.62 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Photoshop
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Photoshop as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 262 £343 +1.48% 140
London -23 138 £400 +14.28% 57
South East +33 61 £330 -5.71% 21
North West +35 22 £300 +3.44% 19
Surrey +20 22 £335 -12.13% 2
Manchester +26 21 £300 -17.80% 16
City of London -13 17 £425 +21.42% 15
Berkshire +34 16 £290 +222.22% 5
South West +12 13 £375 +17.18% 9
East of England -11 13 £250 -30.55% 10
Scotland +26 10 £475 +48.43% 2
Glasgow +5 10 £475 -
Reading +30 9 - -
Hampshire +17 8 £313 -10.71% 6
Uxbridge - 8 - -
Kent +19 7 £335 +21.81% 1
Yorkshire +17 7 £275 -24.13% 6
Croydon +12 5 £225 -47.05%
Bristol +7 5 £233 -27.34% 3
Hertfordshire 0 5 £225 - 2
Redhill - 5 £400 -
West Yorkshire +17 4 £363 -4.91% 2
Newbury +4 4 £289 -
Leicester -2 4 £325 -7.14% 1
Essex -2 4 £225 -21.73% 5
Leicestershire -4 4 £325 -7.14% 2
Staines -5 4 £500 -
East Midlands -6 4 £325 -10.34% 9
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £375 +152.10% 3
Leeds +13 3 £363 -3.33%

Photoshop
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 338 (62.25%) HTML
2 306 (56.35%) CSS
3 265 (48.80%) User Experience
4 258 (47.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 224 (41.25%) JavaScript
6 217 (39.96%) Adobe
7 188 (34.62%) Wireframes
8 166 (30.57%) HTML5
9 143 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
10 135 (24.86%) jQuery
11 129 (23.76%) CSS3
12 124 (22.84%) Front End Development
13 103 (18.97%) Prototyping
14 97 (17.86%) AngularJS
15 96 (17.68%) Web Development
16 88 (16.21%) Axure RP
17 84 (15.47%) Sass
18 80 (14.73%) Responsive Web Design
19 74 (13.63%) Degree
20 73 (13.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 72 (13.26%) Git (software)
22 70 (12.89%) Marketing
23 65 (11.97%) Finance
23 65 (11.97%) Dreamweaver
24 56 (10.31%) Ajax
25 52 (9.58%) PHP
25 52 (9.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 51 (9.39%) Microsoft
27 50 (9.21%) React
28 47 (8.66%) Web Design

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 34 (6.26%) CMS
2 28 (5.16%) WordPress
3 13 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.74%) Marvel
6 3 (0.55%) Confluence
7 2 (0.37%) Apache
7 2 (0.37%) Magnolia
7 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.18%) Drupal
8 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 258 (47.51%) Adobe Illustrator
2 73 (13.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 44 (8.10%) InDesign
4 42 (7.73%) InVision
5 27 (4.97%) Fireworks
5 27 (4.97%) MS Excel
5 27 (4.97%) MS Office
6 22 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
7 21 (3.87%) Adobe After Effects
7 21 (3.87%) MS Visio
8 16 (2.95%) Adobe Premiere
9 11 (2.03%) Acrobat
10 9 (1.66%) GIMP
11 8 (1.47%) OmniGraffle
12 7 (1.29%) 3ds Max
13 6 (1.10%) CINEMA 4D
13 6 (1.10%) UXPin
14 3 (0.55%) Edge Animate
14 3 (0.55%) Flinto
14 3 (0.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) SAP CRM
1 5 (0.92%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.74%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.55%) FastStats
3 3 (0.55%) FastStats PeopleStage
3 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.55%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.37%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.18%) Radian6
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.05%) Google Analytics
2 20 (3.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 16 (2.95%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (0.92%) Office 365
5 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.55%) Responsys
6 2 (0.37%) Google Play
7 1 (0.18%) SaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.66%) Internet
2 6 (1.10%) Intranet
3 4 (0.74%) snoop
4 2 (0.37%) DHCP
4 2 (0.37%) DNS
4 2 (0.37%) VoIP
4 2 (0.37%) WebEx
5 1 (0.18%) MVNO
5 1 (0.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.87%) MySQL
2 16 (2.95%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.47%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.18%) Big Data
5 1 (0.18%) GIS
5 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 88 (16.21%) Axure RP
2 72 (13.26%) Git (software)
3 65 (11.97%) Dreamweaver
4 41 (7.55%) Subversion
5 29 (5.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 29 (5.34%) Grunt
6 18 (3.31%) Jasmine
7 17 (3.13%) gulp
8 15 (2.76%) JIRA
9 11 (2.03%) Karma Test Runner
10 8 (1.47%) Mercurial
11 7 (1.29%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.29%) Mocha
12 6 (1.10%) Bower
12 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Blend
13 5 (0.92%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.92%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.74%) NUnit
14 4 (0.74%) ReSharper
General
1 70 (12.89%) Marketing
2 65 (11.97%) Finance
3 32 (5.89%) Banking
4 25 (4.60%) Publishing
5 19 (3.50%) Games
6 18 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.76%) Retail
8 11 (2.03%) Multimedia
9 10 (1.84%) Advertising
10 9 (1.66%) Local Government
11 7 (1.29%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.10%) Automotive
12 6 (1.10%) Czech Language
12 6 (1.10%) German Language
13 5 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.92%) Front Office
14 4 (0.74%) Electronics
14 4 (0.74%) French Language
14 4 (0.74%) Legal
15 3 (0.55%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 254 (46.78%) Designer
2 208 (38.31%) Developer
3 126 (23.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 98 (18.05%) UX Designer
5 81 (14.92%) UI Designer
6 63 (11.60%) JavaScript Developer
7 48 (8.84%) HTML Developer
7 48 (8.84%) Web Developer
8 43 (7.92%) HTML CSS Developer
8 43 (7.92%) UI/UX Designer
9 42 (7.73%) UI Developer
10 36 (6.63%) Digital Designer
10 36 (6.63%) Web Designer
11 35 (6.45%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 24 (4.42%) Visual Designer
13 23 (4.24%) UX Developer
14 21 (3.87%) Angular Developer
15 20 (3.68%) Mobile Designer
15 20 (3.68%) Senior Designer
16 19 (3.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (62.25%) HTML
2 306 (56.35%) CSS
3 166 (30.57%) HTML5
4 135 (24.86%) jQuery
5 129 (23.76%) CSS3
6 97 (17.86%) AngularJS
7 84 (15.47%) Sass
8 56 (10.31%) Ajax
9 52 (9.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 50 (9.21%) React
11 39 (7.18%) LESS
12 35 (6.45%) Node.js
13 32 (5.89%) Flash
14 26 (4.79%) XHTML
15 22 (4.05%) .NET
16 19 (3.50%) Django
17 17 (3.13%) XML
18 15 (2.76%) Web Services
19 14 (2.58%) RESTful
19 14 (2.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 265 (48.80%) User Experience
2 29 (5.34%) Mobile App
3 27 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.97%) Graphic Design
4 23 (4.24%) W3C
5 16 (2.95%) Animation
6 12 (2.21%) Social Media
7 11 (2.03%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.84%) Motion Graphics
9 8 (1.47%) Interactive TV
9 8 (1.47%) Video Editing
10 7 (1.29%) Fintech
11 6 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.10%) Photography
11 6 (1.10%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.92%) FMCG
13 4 (0.74%) Blog
13 4 (0.74%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.74%) iPad
13 4 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.71%) Android
2 28 (5.16%) Apple iOS
3 16 (2.95%) Unix
4 9 (1.66%) Windows
5 5 (0.92%) Linux
6 3 (0.55%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.18%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (34.62%) Wireframes
2 143 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (22.84%) Front End Development
4 103 (18.97%) Prototyping
5 96 (17.68%) Web Development
6 80 (14.73%) Responsive Web Design
7 47 (8.66%) Typography
7 47 (8.66%) Web Design
8 45 (8.29%) E-Commerce
9 40 (7.37%) Analytics
9 40 (7.37%) MVC
10 38 (7.00%) Scrum
11 37 (6.81%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 30 (5.52%) Information Architecture
13 28 (5.16%) TDD
14 27 (4.97%) Visualisation
15 26 (4.79%) Project Management
16 24 (4.42%) Content Management
17 22 (4.05%) Time Management
17 22 (4.05%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 224 (41.25%) JavaScript
2 52 (9.58%) PHP
3 35 (6.45%) Python
4 26 (4.79%) C#
5 16 (2.95%) Java
6 14 (2.58%) XAML
7 12 (2.21%) Perl
8 6 (1.10%) ECMAScript
9 4 (0.74%) SQL
9 4 (0.74%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.55%) C
11 2 (0.37%) Dart
11 2 (0.37%) ES6
11 2 (0.37%) XPath
12 1 (0.18%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.18%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.18%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.18%) Ruby
12 1 (0.18%) Scala
12 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (13.63%) Degree
2 10 (1.84%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.10%) MBA
5 3 (0.55%) ISEB
6 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.18%) HNC
6 1 (0.18%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.50%) QA
2 5 (0.92%) WAI
3 4 (0.74%) WCAG
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.55%) Ansible
2 2 (0.37%) SCCM
2 2 (0.37%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.18%) cPanel
Vendors
1 217 (39.96%) Adobe
2 51 (9.39%) Microsoft
3 28 (5.16%) Google
4 23 (4.24%) Oracle
5 14 (2.58%) SAP
6 13 (2.39%) ClickTale
7 6 (1.10%) Apple
7 6 (1.10%) IBM
8 5 (0.92%) hybris
9 4 (0.74%) DevExpress
9 4 (0.74%) Infragistics
9 4 (0.74%) Telerik
10 3 (0.55%) Autodesk
11 2 (0.37%) BMC
11 2 (0.37%) DoubleClick
11 2 (0.37%) Sage
11 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.37%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.37%) Tableau
11 2 (0.37%) Twitter
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