Period
to 3 June 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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 486 502 449
Rank change year-on-year +16 -53 -29
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 134 377 525
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Applications category 3.49% 5.10% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 248 362
Median daily rate £338 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +11.89% -1.72%
10th Percentile £159 £210 £168
90th Percentile £568 £538 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -28.13% +18.52% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 17
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £14.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +135.13% -29.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.05 £14.46
% change year-on-year - +45.54% -9.63%

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 3,842 7,393 8,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.50% 8.22% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,155 4,339 5,351
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £146 £148 £145
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -2.86% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 619 772
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.74 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.55% +1.42% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.52 £10.79 £10.51
90th Percentile £42.63 £44.20 £38.75
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.11 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.77% +3.90% +3.33%

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 3 June 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 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 3 June 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 +33 127 £338 -15.63% 34
London +46 68 £365 -8.75% 13
UK excluding London +71 61 £288 -28.13% 21
South East +82 16 £289 -32.06% 11
North of England +85 14 £125 -73.68% 5
South West +52 14 £400 +23.08% 1
North West +53 10 £100 -78.95% 4
East of England +53 10 £450 +12.50% 2
Work from Home +8 6 £363 +141.67% 8
Midlands +71 4 £280 -33.13% 2
Yorkshire +69 4 £175 - 1
West Midlands +59 2 £310 -27.06% 1
East Midlands +37 2 £250 -25.93% 1
Northern Ireland +15 2 - -
Wales +25 1 - -

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 70 (52.24%) Adobe
2 53 (39.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 49 (36.57%) User Experience
4 48 (35.82%) HTML
5 42 (31.34%) CSS
6 41 (30.60%) Sketch
7 40 (29.85%) JavaScript
8 34 (25.37%) Wireframes
9 26 (19.40%) SQL Server
9 26 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (17.16%) Microsoft Office
10 23 (17.16%) Front End Development
11 21 (15.67%) InDesign
11 21 (15.67%) HTML5
11 21 (15.67%) PowerShell
12 19 (14.18%) Marketing
12 19 (14.18%) Microsoft
13 18 (13.43%) AngularJS
14 17 (12.69%) DevOps
14 17 (12.69%) Finance
14 17 (12.69%) Unit Testing
15 16 (11.94%) .NET
16 15 (11.19%) ASP.NET
16 15 (11.19%) Windows
16 15 (11.19%) Social Media
16 15 (11.19%) InVision
17 14 (10.45%) Prototyping
17 14 (10.45%) Sass
17 14 (10.45%) Windows 10
17 14 (10.45%) ITIL

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 11 (8.21%) ArcGIS
2 8 (5.97%) CMS
3 6 (4.48%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.49%) WordPress
6 1 (0.75%) Drupal
6 1 (0.75%) Moodle
Applications
1 53 (39.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 41 (30.60%) Sketch
3 23 (17.16%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (15.67%) InDesign
5 15 (11.19%) InVision
6 12 (8.96%) Acrobat
6 12 (8.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Excel
8 10 (7.46%) Adobe After Effects
8 10 (7.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (5.22%) Adobe XD
10 6 (4.48%) Adobe Premiere
11 5 (3.73%) Figma
12 4 (2.99%) 3ds Max
13 3 (2.24%) CINEMA 4D
13 3 (2.24%) UXPin
14 2 (1.49%) Marvel
14 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
15 1 (0.75%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.75%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Magento
1 6 (4.48%) Shopify
2 3 (2.24%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 5 (3.73%) Google Docs
3 4 (2.99%) Azure
4 3 (2.24%) Office 365
5 2 (1.49%) Dropbox
5 2 (1.49%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.49%) npm
5 2 (1.49%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.49%) Yarn
6 1 (0.75%) AdWords
6 1 (0.75%) AWS
6 1 (0.75%) G Suite
6 1 (0.75%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.75%) Google Sheets
6 1 (0.75%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) FTP
1 1 (0.75%) HTTP
1 1 (0.75%) Internet
1 1 (0.75%) Intranet
1 1 (0.75%) Skype
1 1 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.72%) GIS
2 9 (6.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.46%) Grunt
2 10 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (6.72%) JIRA
4 8 (5.97%) Axure RP
4 8 (5.97%) Jasmine
4 8 (5.97%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (3.73%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (2.99%) Balsamiq
6 4 (2.99%) Gradle
6 4 (2.99%) gulp
7 2 (1.49%) git-flow
7 2 (1.49%) webpack
8 1 (0.75%) Mercurial
General
1 19 (14.18%) Marketing
2 17 (12.69%) Finance
3 11 (8.21%) Retail
4 8 (5.97%) Games
5 7 (5.22%) Advertising
6 6 (4.48%) Publishing
7 5 (3.73%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.99%) Back Office
8 4 (2.99%) Banking
9 3 (2.24%) Public Sector
10 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.49%) Legal
11 1 (0.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (38.06%) Designer
2 47 (35.07%) Developer
3 25 (18.66%) UX Designer
4 21 (15.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 16 (11.94%) UI Designer
6 14 (10.45%) UI/UX Designer
7 11 (8.21%) SQL Developer
8 9 (6.72%) Digital Designer
9 8 (5.97%) .NET Developer
9 8 (5.97%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.73%) Graphic Designer
10 5 (3.73%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.73%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (2.99%) Implementation Engineer
11 4 (2.99%) Integration Engineer
11 4 (2.99%) IT Support
11 4 (2.99%) Photoshop Designer
11 4 (2.99%) UI Developer
11 4 (2.99%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (35.82%) HTML
2 42 (31.34%) CSS
3 21 (15.67%) HTML5
4 18 (13.43%) AngularJS
5 16 (11.94%) .NET
6 15 (11.19%) ASP.NET
7 14 (10.45%) Sass
8 12 (8.96%) CSS3
9 11 (8.21%) Node.js
10 10 (7.46%) React
10 10 (7.46%) Semantic HTML
11 9 (6.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (6.72%) WPF
12 7 (5.22%) jQuery
13 6 (4.48%) JSP
13 6 (4.48%) JSTL
13 6 (4.48%) Vue.js
13 6 (4.48%) XHTML
14 3 (2.24%) Framer.js
14 3 (2.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 49 (36.57%) User Experience
2 15 (11.19%) Social Media
3 12 (8.96%) W3C
4 7 (5.22%) Animation
4 7 (5.22%) Graphic Design
4 7 (5.22%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.73%) Motion Graphics
6 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.49%) Blog
7 2 (1.49%) Photography
7 2 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.49%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.75%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.75%) Derivative
8 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.75%) FMCG
8 1 (0.75%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.75%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.75%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.19%) Windows
2 14 (10.45%) Windows 10
3 11 (8.21%) Windows 7
3 11 (8.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (8.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (8.21%) Windows Server 2016
3 11 (8.21%) Windows Server 2019
4 10 (7.46%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.73%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.49%) Android
6 2 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.75%) Linux
7 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.37%) Wireframes
2 26 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (17.16%) Front End Development
4 17 (12.69%) DevOps
4 17 (12.69%) Unit Testing
5 14 (10.45%) ITIL
5 14 (10.45%) Prototyping
6 12 (8.96%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 11 (8.21%) Web Development
8 10 (7.46%) Data Migration
8 10 (7.46%) Migration
9 9 (6.72%) E-Commerce
9 9 (6.72%) Image Processing
9 9 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (5.97%) Scrum
11 7 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (5.22%) Rapid Prototyping
12 6 (4.48%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 6 (4.48%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (29.85%) JavaScript
2 21 (15.67%) PowerShell
3 14 (10.45%) C#
4 11 (8.21%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.46%) Java
5 10 (7.46%) VB
6 8 (5.97%) ES6
6 8 (5.97%) SQL
7 6 (4.48%) C
7 6 (4.48%) PHP
8 1 (0.75%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.75%) Scala
8 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (8.21%) DV Cleared
1 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.46%) Degree
2 10 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) Solvency II
1 7 (5.22%) WCAG
2 2 (1.49%) QA
2 2 (1.49%) WAI
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (9.70%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.46%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (7.46%) Ansible
2 2 (1.49%) AirWatch
2 2 (1.49%) SCCM
3 1 (0.75%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 70 (52.24%) Adobe
2 19 (14.18%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.96%) Google
4 11 (8.21%) ESRI
4 11 (8.21%) Lumension
4 11 (8.21%) Oracle
4 11 (8.21%) Sophos
4 11 (8.21%) VMware
5 7 (5.22%) Cisco
6 6 (4.48%) hybris
6 6 (4.48%) IBM
7 3 (2.24%) Facebook
7 3 (2.24%) Vectorworks
8 2 (1.49%) Apple
8 2 (1.49%) Hootsuite
8 2 (1.49%) Instagram
8 2 (1.49%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.49%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.49%) Twitter
8 2 (1.49%) YouTube