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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 141 110 86
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -24
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 13 25 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.81% 1.34%
As % of the Applications category 2.73% 6.25% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £210 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £124 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £317 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £66.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -74.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.86 £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.95% -40.00%
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
477 400 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.29% 12.89% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 178 134
Average daily rate £325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £122 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 49 50
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -15.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £38.40 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Cheshire -4 6 £275 -12.00% 7
Manchester -26 5 £325 +62.50% 18
Lancashire - 1 £180 - 5
Photoshop
England

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (84.85%) HTML
1 28 (84.85%) CSS
2 15 (45.45%) Adobe Illustrator
2 15 (45.45%) jQuery
3 14 (42.42%) JavaScript
3 14 (42.42%) Dreamweaver
4 13 (39.39%) HTML5
4 13 (39.39%) User Experience
5 10 (30.30%) CSS3
6 9 (27.27%) Fireworks
7 7 (21.21%) Adobe
7 7 (21.21%) Web Design
8 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (15.15%) Axure RP
9 5 (15.15%) Flash
9 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
9 5 (15.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (12.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
10 4 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (12.12%) Sass
10 4 (12.12%) PHP
10 4 (12.12%) Web Development
11 3 (9.09%) TDD
11 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (9.09%) Retail
11 3 (9.09%) InDesign
11 3 (9.09%) Workflow
11 3 (9.09%) Finance
11 3 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (6.06%) WordPress
2 1 (3.03%) Node.js
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (45.45%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (27.27%) Fireworks
3 5 (15.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (9.09%) InDesign
5 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Broadband
2 1 (3.03%) ATM
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (15.15%) Axure RP
2 5 (15.15%) Visual Studio
3 4 (12.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.03%) Subversion
6 1 (3.03%) Grunt
6 1 (3.03%) PhantomJS
6 1 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (3.03%) Bower
General
1 3 (9.09%) Retail
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Designer
2 16 (48.48%) Developer
3 12 (36.36%) Web Developer
4 9 (27.27%) Web Designer
4 9 (27.27%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Front-End Web Developer
5 6 (18.18%) UX Designer
6 3 (9.09%) Photoshop Designer
6 3 (9.09%) UI Designer
6 3 (9.09%) UI Developer
6 3 (9.09%) UI Programmer
7 2 (6.06%) Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Creative Designer
7 2 (6.06%) User Experience Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Interaction Designer
8 1 (3.03%) Graphic Designer
8 1 (3.03%) Email Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (84.85%) HTML
1 28 (84.85%) CSS
2 15 (45.45%) jQuery
3 13 (39.39%) HTML5
4 10 (30.30%) CSS3
5 5 (15.15%) Flash
6 4 (12.12%) AngularJS
6 4 (12.12%) Sass
7 3 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (6.06%) Semantic HTML
8 2 (6.06%) Backbone.js
8 2 (6.06%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (6.06%) Smarty
9 1 (3.03%) SVG
9 1 (3.03%) .NET
9 1 (3.03%) LESS
9 1 (3.03%) Zepto.js
9 1 (3.03%) Durandal
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.03%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Web Design
2 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (12.12%) Web Development
4 3 (9.09%) TDD
4 3 (9.09%) Workflow
4 3 (9.09%) UX Design
5 2 (6.06%) MVVM
5 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.06%) BDD
5 2 (6.06%) Progressive Enhancement
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Usability Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) Web Accessibility
6 1 (3.03%) SOA
6 1 (3.03%) UML
6 1 (3.03%) OO
6 1 (3.03%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.12%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Adobe
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) hybris
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Facebook
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