The table below looks at the statistics for Photoshop skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Photoshop over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 133 98 79
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -19
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 21 36 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 1.18% 1.84%
As % of the Applications category 4.75% 8.89% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 8
Average daily rate
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£323 £310 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +32.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £216 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Average hourly rate £10.75 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.42% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
Photoshop
England

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

Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
442 405 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.55% 13.26% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 177 119
Average daily rate £325 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £195 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 63 54
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £9.85 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £28.75 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

Photoshop
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Photoshop Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Photoshop
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Photoshop Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Photoshop
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Photoshop across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Photoshop Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Photoshop
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Photoshop Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Photoshop
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Photoshop within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
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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
Manchester -18 19 £320 +3.22% 5
Cheshire -5 1 £350 +79.48% 8
Merseyside -24 1 - - 3
Photoshop
England

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 20 (58.82%) HTML
2 19 (55.88%) CSS
3 17 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (50.00%) User Experience
4 13 (38.24%) JavaScript
5 8 (23.53%) HTML5
5 8 (23.53%) Digital Media
5 8 (23.53%) Adobe
6 7 (20.59%) Degree
7 6 (17.65%) jQuery
7 6 (17.65%) Web Design
8 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (14.71%) Fireworks
8 5 (14.71%) Flash
9 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
9 4 (11.76%) CSS3
9 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (11.76%) .NET
9 4 (11.76%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
9 4 (11.76%) C#
9 4 (11.76%) TDD
10 3 (8.82%) Subversion
10 3 (8.82%) Web Development
10 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
10 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
10 3 (8.82%) PHP
10 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
10 3 (8.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (8.82%) hybris

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.88%) CMS
1 2 (5.88%) Umbraco
1 2 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) WordPress
2 1 (2.94%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (14.71%) Fireworks
3 3 (8.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (5.88%) MODO
4 2 (5.88%) CINEMA 4D
4 2 (5.88%) Maya
4 2 (5.88%) 3ds Max
5 1 (2.94%) InDesign
5 1 (2.94%) Adobe After Effects
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
1 4 (11.76%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.82%) Subversion
3 2 (5.88%) Axure RP
3 2 (5.88%) Grunt
3 2 (5.88%) Bower
3 2 (5.88%) gulp
4 1 (2.94%) PhantomJS
4 1 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Designer
2 16 (47.06%) Developer
3 11 (32.35%) UI Designer
4 7 (20.59%) Web Developer
4 7 (20.59%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (20.59%) UI/UX Designer
5 6 (17.65%) Senior UI/UX Designer
5 6 (17.65%) Senior Designer
5 6 (17.65%) Senior UI Designer
5 6 (17.65%) Web Designer
6 5 (14.71%) Front-End Web Developer
7 4 (11.76%) UI Programmer
7 4 (11.76%) UI Developer
8 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) UX Designer
8 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Email Designer
9 1 (2.94%) Graphic Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) HTML
2 19 (55.88%) CSS
3 8 (23.53%) HTML5
4 6 (17.65%) jQuery
5 5 (14.71%) Flash
6 4 (11.76%) .NET
6 4 (11.76%) CSS3
7 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
7 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.88%) Sass
8 2 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (5.88%) Web Services
8 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
8 2 (5.88%) Smarty
9 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (2.94%) RESTful
9 1 (2.94%) Backbone.js
9 1 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (2.94%) WPF
9 1 (2.94%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 17 (50.00%) User Experience
2 8 (23.53%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.88%) Graphic Design
3 2 (5.88%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.94%) Animation
4 1 (2.94%) Photography
4 1 (2.94%) Human Factors
4 1 (2.94%) Copywriting
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Web Design
2 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.76%) TDD
3 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
4 3 (8.82%) Web Development
5 2 (5.88%) Scrum
5 2 (5.88%) Time Management
5 2 (5.88%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (5.88%) Product Management
5 2 (5.88%) SEO
5 2 (5.88%) Data Management
5 2 (5.88%) Content Management
5 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Test Management
5 2 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (2.94%) Progressive Enhancement
6 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.94%) SDLC
6 1 (2.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.76%) C#
3 3 (8.82%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) VB
4 2 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Adobe
2 3 (8.82%) hybris
3 1 (2.94%) Apple