The table below looks at the statistics for Photoshop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Photoshop over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 69 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 6 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.68% 0.50% 1.29%
As % of the Applications category 5.66% 4.17% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£275 - £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £261
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £48.75 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.43 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.23% +5.00%
Photoshop
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
106 96 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.10% 12.09% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 36 31
Average daily rate £300 £334 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +118.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £122 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

Photoshop
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Photoshop across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Photoshop Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Photoshop
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Photoshop across the Cheshire region.

Photoshop Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Photoshop
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Photoshop across the Cheshire region.

Photoshop Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Photoshop
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Photoshop within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +9 2 £275 - 2
Knutsford - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - - 2
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Photoshop
North West

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Photoshop also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Photoshop.

1 8 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (58.33%) Adobe
3 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (33.33%) Flash
4 4 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (25.00%) User Experience
5 3 (25.00%) HTML5
5 3 (25.00%) CSS3
5 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (25.00%) Fireworks
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (25.00%) Web Design
6 2 (16.67%) InDesign
6 2 (16.67%) Maya
6 2 (16.67%) 3ds Max
6 2 (16.67%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (16.67%) Web Development
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Broadband
6 2 (16.67%) WebGL
6 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (8.33%) UX Design
7 1 (8.33%) Web Accessibility
7 1 (8.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (8.33%) Axure RP

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Photoshop also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Photoshop. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (25.00%) Fireworks
4 2 (16.67%) Maya
4 2 (16.67%) 3ds Max
4 2 (16.67%) InDesign
4 2 (16.67%) CINEMA 4D
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Broadband
2 1 (8.33%) ATM
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
2 1 (8.33%) Grunt
2 1 (8.33%) Bower
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Designer
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Web Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Creative Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) Flash
3 3 (25.00%) CSS3
3 3 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (16.67%) WebGL
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) Sass
5 1 (8.33%) LESS
5 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (8.33%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Web Design
1 3 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Usability Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) UX Design
3 1 (8.33%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) SEO
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft