Period
to 24 October 2020

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 24 October 2020 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 434 452 466
Rank change year-on-year +18 +14 -52
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 82 394 512
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.47% 0.49%
As % of the Applications category 3.42% 5.49% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 242 321
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £213 £163 £170
90th Percentile £525 £495 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +21.43% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 15
Median hourly rate - £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% +26.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £14.27
% change year-on-year - +138.30% -23.91%

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 2,395 7,174 8,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.52% 8.49% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,446 4,237 5,232
Median daily rate £375 £375 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.27% +6.86%
10th Percentile £131 £147 £145
90th Percentile £575 £569 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -5.71% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 670 803
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £12.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate £20.25 £16.74 £15.75
% change year-on-year +20.95% +6.30% +8.62%

Photoshop
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Photoshop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Photoshop.

Daily rate trend for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Photoshop over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Photoshop.

Hourly rate trend for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Top 13 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 24 October 2020. 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 +9 74 £401 +14.64% 58
London +47 49 £400 +6.67% 9
UK excluding London +109 25 £425 +21.43% 51
Work from Home -80 14 £363 +114.81% 8
South East +145 7 £363 +20.83% 17
East of England +82 7 £500 +17.65% 3
Midlands +51 5 £450 -5.26% 11
West Midlands +37 5 £450 -5.26% 9
North of England +100 3 £295 -30.59% 14
Scotland +69 3 £375 +7.14% 1
North West +76 1 - - 10
Yorkshire +67 1 £295 -30.59% 3
North East - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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 41 (50.00%) Adobe
2 33 (40.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 32 (39.02%) CSS
3 32 (39.02%) User Experience
4 29 (35.37%) HTML
5 25 (30.49%) JavaScript
6 21 (25.61%) SQL Server
7 19 (23.17%) Wireframes
8 18 (21.95%) Windows
8 18 (21.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 18 (21.95%) Windows 10
9 17 (20.73%) Security Cleared
9 17 (20.73%) PowerShell
9 17 (20.73%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
9 17 (20.73%) jQuery
10 16 (19.51%) Migration
11 15 (18.29%) ESRI
11 15 (18.29%) ArcGIS
11 15 (18.29%) Active Directory
11 15 (18.29%) Sophos
11 15 (18.29%) Oracle
11 15 (18.29%) ITIL
11 15 (18.29%) VMware
11 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (18.29%) DV Cleared
11 15 (18.29%) Data Migration
11 15 (18.29%) Windows 7
11 15 (18.29%) Lumension

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 15 (18.29%) ArcGIS
2 5 (6.10%) CMS
3 4 (4.88%) Apache
3 4 (4.88%) Gunicorn
3 4 (4.88%) nginx
4 2 (2.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.44%) WordPress
5 1 (1.22%) Confluence
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.22%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (40.24%) Adobe Illustrator
2 18 (21.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 17 (20.73%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (17.07%) Sketch
5 11 (13.41%) Adobe XD
6 9 (10.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (8.54%) InDesign
8 6 (7.32%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (7.32%) Zeplin
9 5 (6.10%) Figma
9 5 (6.10%) InVision
9 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
10 4 (4.88%) Acrobat
10 4 (4.88%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (3.66%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (2.44%) Maya
13 1 (1.22%) Blender
13 1 (1.22%) GIMP
13 1 (1.22%) Houdini
13 1 (1.22%) Marvel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Amazon Alexa
2 3 (3.66%) Office 365
3 1 (1.22%) G Suite
3 1 (1.22%) GitHub
3 1 (1.22%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (1.22%) Kong
3 1 (1.22%) npm
3 1 (1.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) Broadband
1 1 (1.22%) Internet
1 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.20%) GIS
3 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Grunt
2 6 (7.32%) JIRA
3 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.10%) gulp
4 4 (4.88%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.88%) webpack
5 3 (3.66%) Balsamiq
5 3 (3.66%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.44%) Axure RP
6 2 (2.44%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.44%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.44%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (2.44%) Mocha
6 2 (2.44%) Protractor
6 2 (2.44%) QUnit
6 2 (2.44%) Selenium
6 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (2.44%) WebStorm
General
1 9 (10.98%) Marketing
2 7 (8.54%) Finance
3 5 (6.10%) Advertising
4 3 (3.66%) Banking
4 3 (3.66%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.44%) Arabic Language
5 2 (2.44%) Games
5 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.22%) Billing
6 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.22%) Humanities
6 1 (1.22%) Local Government
6 1 (1.22%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (34.15%) Designer
1 28 (34.15%) Developer
2 12 (14.63%) UX Designer
3 11 (13.41%) UI Designer
4 9 (10.98%) UI/UX Designer
5 8 (9.76%) Digital Designer
5 8 (9.76%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (7.32%) Graphic Designer
7 5 (6.10%) Email Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) UX Developer
9 3 (3.66%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Django Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Head of Design
9 3 (3.66%) React Developer
9 3 (3.66%) UI Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (39.02%) CSS
2 29 (35.37%) HTML
3 17 (20.73%) jQuery
4 13 (15.85%) HTML5
5 10 (12.20%) AngularJS
6 9 (10.98%) React
6 9 (10.98%) REST
6 9 (10.98%) Sass
6 9 (10.98%) Vue.js
7 8 (9.76%) JSON
8 7 (8.54%) CSS3
9 5 (6.10%) .NET
9 5 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (4.88%) Ajax
10 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
10 4 (4.88%) Django
10 4 (4.88%) Flask
10 4 (4.88%) Ionic Framework
10 4 (4.88%) LESS
11 3 (3.66%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (39.02%) User Experience
2 12 (14.63%) Graphic Design
3 11 (13.41%) Animation
4 8 (9.76%) Social Media
5 4 (4.88%) Motion Graphics
6 3 (3.66%) Video Editing
6 3 (3.66%) W3C
7 2 (2.44%) Blog
7 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.22%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.95%) Windows
1 18 (21.95%) Windows 10
2 15 (18.29%) Windows 7
2 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2016
2 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2019
3 14 (17.07%) Windows Server
4 10 (12.20%) Apple iOS
5 8 (9.76%) Android
6 1 (1.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Wireframes
2 16 (19.51%) Migration
3 15 (18.29%) Data Migration
3 15 (18.29%) ITIL
4 13 (15.85%) Test Scripting
5 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (14.63%) Prototyping
5 12 (14.63%) Requirements Analysis
5 12 (14.63%) Service Design
5 12 (14.63%) Systems Engineering
6 11 (13.41%) DevOps
7 10 (12.20%) Image Processing
8 8 (9.76%) Web Development
9 7 (8.54%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (7.32%) Front End Development
10 6 (7.32%) Personalization
10 6 (7.32%) UX Design
11 5 (6.10%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (6.10%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.49%) JavaScript
2 17 (20.73%) PowerShell
3 14 (17.07%) VB
4 11 (13.41%) C
4 11 (13.41%) SQL
5 5 (6.10%) Java
6 4 (4.88%) C#
7 3 (3.66%) PHP
7 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.44%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.44%) ES6
8 2 (2.44%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.44%) Python
9 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (20.73%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.29%) DV Cleared
3 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (8.54%) Degree
6 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) WCAG
2 1 (1.22%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (18.29%) Active Directory
1 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (13.41%) VMware NSX
3 3 (3.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 41 (50.00%) Adobe
2 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
3 15 (18.29%) ESRI
3 15 (18.29%) Lumension
3 15 (18.29%) Oracle
3 15 (18.29%) Sophos
3 15 (18.29%) VMware
4 8 (9.76%) Cisco
5 5 (6.10%) Google
6 4 (4.88%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 4 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.22%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.22%) Telerik
7 1 (1.22%) Twitter
7 1 (1.22%) Xerox
7 1 (1.22%) Yahoo!