Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 590 419 474
Rank change year-on-year -171 +55 -11
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 217 90 397
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.45%
As % of the Applications category 3.70% 3.95% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 68 255
10th Percentile £225 £213 £200
25th Percentile £313 £350 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £428 £425 £375
Median % change year-on-year +0.71% +13.33% -
75th Percentile £588 £525 £450
90th Percentile £650 £575 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -27.78% +28.57% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 14
10th Percentile £14.82 " £20.00
25th Percentile £20.50 " £20.75
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £30.00
75th Percentile £28.75 " £34.00
90th Percentile £30.55 " £46.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 - £34.00

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 5,870 2,279 7,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.38% 7.74% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,653 1,433 4,467
10th Percentile £156 £135 £148
25th Percentile £275 £225 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £379 £375
Median % change year-on-year +12.14% +1.07% -
75th Percentile £538 £500 £475
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 194 640
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.75 £10.81
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.40 £13.45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £26.50 £34.40 £26.94
90th Percentile £44.63 £48.53 £47.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -13.51% +12.12% +6.59%

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 26 September 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Photoshop over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Photoshop in the UK

Photoshop
Top 16 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 26 September 2021. 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 -137 191 £444 +3.20% 94
London -131 107 £563 +33.93% 34
UK excluding London -111 76 £325 -27.78% 65
Work from Home -224 46 £400 +20.75% 10
North of England -55 23 £311 +315.00% 20
South East -73 21 £425 +17.24% 16
Midlands -67 14 £425 -2.86% 12
North West -46 13 £324 +331.67% 13
West Midlands -63 12 £438 -2.78% 9
East of England -53 7 £438 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire -40 6 £250 - 3
South West - 6 £450 - 10
North East -14 4 £300 - 4
Scotland -86 4 £162 -56.80% 2
East Midlands -37 2 £250 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £300 - 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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.

1 137 (63.13%) Adobe
2 118 (54.38%) User Experience
3 116 (53.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 104 (47.93%) Wireframes
5 83 (38.25%) HTML
6 64 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (29.49%) Sketch
7 62 (28.57%) Social Skills
8 61 (28.11%) CSS
9 55 (25.35%) Accessibility
10 54 (24.88%) Prototyping
11 44 (20.28%) JavaScript
12 43 (19.82%) Axure RP
13 40 (18.43%) InVision
14 35 (16.13%) Marketing
15 34 (15.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 32 (14.75%) User Research
17 31 (14.29%) HTML5
18 30 (13.82%) Adobe XD
19 29 (13.36%) Figma
19 29 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
19 29 (13.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 27 (12.44%) Degree
21 24 (11.06%) InDesign
22 23 (10.60%) CMS
22 23 (10.60%) CRM
22 23 (10.60%) Project Management
22 23 (10.60%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
23 22 (10.14%) Web Development
24 21 (9.68%) JIRA

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 23 (10.60%) CMS
2 12 (5.53%) Confluence
3 11 (5.07%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.61%) ArcGIS
5 9 (4.15%) Drupal
6 8 (3.69%) WordPress
7 2 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.92%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.92%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.46%) JBoss
8 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 116 (53.46%) Adobe Illustrator
2 64 (29.49%) Sketch
3 40 (18.43%) InVision
4 30 (13.82%) Adobe XD
5 29 (13.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 29 (13.36%) Figma
6 24 (11.06%) InDesign
7 20 (9.22%) Adobe Premiere
8 16 (7.37%) Adobe After Effects
9 15 (6.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (4.15%) Marvel
12 7 (3.23%) UXPin
13 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
14 5 (2.30%) Adobe Captivate
14 5 (2.30%) Zeplin
15 4 (1.84%) MS Visio
16 3 (1.38%) GIMP
17 2 (0.92%) Acrobat
17 2 (0.92%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (3.69%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (1.38%) Magento
3 2 (0.92%) Shopify
4 1 (0.46%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.46%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 34 (15.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 8 (3.69%) npm
3 7 (3.23%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.84%) Azure
5 2 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.92%) AWS
5 2 (0.92%) Google Ads
6 1 (0.46%) Attraqt
6 1 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.46%) Firebase
6 1 (0.46%) Google Docs
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.46%) SaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Socialbakers
6 1 (0.46%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.38%) Intranet
2 1 (0.46%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.61%) GIS
3 4 (1.84%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.46%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 43 (19.82%) Axure RP
2 21 (9.68%) JIRA
3 17 (7.83%) Git (software)
4 16 (7.37%) Dreamweaver
5 13 (5.99%) Jasmine
6 12 (5.53%) Grunt
7 9 (4.15%) Cucumber
7 9 (4.15%) Cypress.io
7 9 (4.15%) GitLab
7 9 (4.15%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.84%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.84%) webpack
9 3 (1.38%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.38%) Bower
9 3 (1.38%) Bundler
9 3 (1.38%) gulp
9 3 (1.38%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.92%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.46%) JDeveloper
11 1 (0.46%) NetBeans
General
1 62 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 35 (16.13%) Marketing
3 21 (9.68%) Finance
4 17 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (6.91%) Banking
6 13 (5.99%) Publishing
7 12 (5.53%) Back Office
7 12 (5.53%) Investment Banking
7 12 (5.53%) Presentation Skills
8 10 (4.61%) Telecoms
9 9 (4.15%) Games
9 9 (4.15%) German Language
9 9 (4.15%) Public Sector
10 8 (3.69%) Advertising
10 8 (3.69%) French Language
10 8 (3.69%) Italian Language
11 5 (2.30%) Retail
12 4 (1.84%) Multimedia
13 3 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
13 3 (1.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 129 (59.45%) Designer
2 67 (30.88%) UX Designer
3 50 (23.04%) UI Designer
4 39 (17.97%) Developer
4 39 (17.97%) UI/UX Designer
5 13 (5.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 11 (5.07%) UI Developer
6 11 (5.07%) Web Designer
7 10 (4.61%) Graphic Designer
7 10 (4.61%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (4.61%) Marketing Manager
8 8 (3.69%) Marketing Automation Manager
9 7 (3.23%) Interaction Designer
9 7 (3.23%) Lead Designer
9 7 (3.23%) Senior Designer
10 6 (2.76%) Artworker
10 6 (2.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (2.76%) Photoshop Designer
10 6 (2.76%) Web Developer
11 5 (2.30%) Lead UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (38.25%) HTML
2 61 (28.11%) CSS
3 31 (14.29%) HTML5
4 19 (8.76%) React
5 18 (8.29%) AngularJS
6 17 (7.83%) jQuery
7 13 (5.99%) Node.js
7 13 (5.99%) Vue.js
8 12 (5.53%) CSS3
9 9 (4.15%) Jest
9 9 (4.15%) OpenGL
9 9 (4.15%) Pixi.js
9 9 (4.15%) WebGL
10 8 (3.69%) Sass
10 8 (3.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (3.23%) HTML5 Canvas
11 7 (3.23%) Redux
11 7 (3.23%) RxJS
12 5 (2.30%) Material Design
13 4 (1.84%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 118 (54.38%) User Experience
2 20 (9.22%) Social Media
3 17 (7.83%) Animation
3 17 (7.83%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (7.37%) Graphic Design
5 10 (4.61%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.69%) Data Structures
6 8 (3.69%) Marketing Technology
7 7 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (2.76%) W3C
9 5 (2.30%) e-Learning
9 5 (2.30%) Taxonomies
9 5 (2.30%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.84%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.84%) Photography
11 3 (1.38%) Blog
12 2 (0.92%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.92%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.92%) SCORM
12 2 (0.92%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.07%) Android
1 11 (5.07%) Windows
1 11 (5.07%) Windows 10
2 10 (4.61%) Apple iOS
2 10 (4.61%) Windows 7
2 10 (4.61%) Windows Server
2 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2016
2 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (0.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (47.93%) Wireframes
2 64 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (24.88%) Prototyping
4 32 (14.75%) User Research
5 29 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (10.60%) CRM
6 23 (10.60%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 23 (10.60%) Project Management
7 22 (10.14%) Web Development
8 21 (9.68%) B2B
8 21 (9.68%) Workshop Facilitation
9 20 (9.22%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 18 (8.29%) Analytics
11 16 (7.37%) Front End Development
11 16 (7.37%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
11 16 (7.37%) Rapid Prototyping
12 15 (6.91%) Content Management
12 15 (6.91%) Web Design
12 15 (6.91%) Workflow
13 14 (6.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.28%) JavaScript
2 10 (4.61%) C
2 10 (4.61%) ES6
2 10 (4.61%) PowerShell
2 10 (4.61%) VB
3 9 (4.15%) TypeScript
4 7 (3.23%) Java
5 6 (2.76%) SQL
6 4 (1.84%) Python
7 2 (0.92%) C#
8 1 (0.46%) C++
8 1 (0.46%) Go
8 1 (0.46%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.46%) PHP
8 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.46%) Scala
8 1 (0.46%) XAML
Qualifications
1 27 (12.44%) Degree
2 17 (7.83%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (4.61%) DV Cleared
3 10 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (25.35%) Accessibility
2 8 (3.69%) QA
3 6 (2.76%) WCAG
4 1 (0.46%) GDPR
4 1 (0.46%) PMO
4 1 (0.46%) Section 508
4 1 (0.46%) WAI
System Software
1 10 (4.61%) Active Directory
1 10 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (4.61%) VMware NSX
2 4 (1.84%) Docker
3 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (4.61%) Ansible
2 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 137 (63.13%) Adobe
2 15 (6.91%) Google
3 14 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.53%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (5.07%) Oracle
6 10 (4.61%) Cisco
6 10 (4.61%) ESRI
6 10 (4.61%) Lumension
6 10 (4.61%) Marketo
6 10 (4.61%) Sophos
6 10 (4.61%) VMware
7 7 (3.23%) Facebook
8 3 (1.38%) IBM
8 3 (1.38%) Instagram
8 3 (1.38%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.92%) hybris
9 2 (0.92%) Snapchat
9 2 (0.92%) Spotify
9 2 (0.92%) Xerox
9 2 (0.92%) YouTube