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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 108 98 109
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 23 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 1.09% 0.78%
As % of the Applications category 6.15% 8.83% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 13
Average daily rate
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£260 £250 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £389 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £260 £230
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.25 £30.29 £10.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.85% +191.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +92.30%
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
374 351 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.69% 12.39% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 145 121
Average daily rate £294 £230 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.71% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 52 41
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +24.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £44.99 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.70
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -6.05%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014. 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
Lancashire -15 8 £375 +70.45% 12
Manchester -14 7 £250 -25.65% 11
Cheshire -1 6 £260 +4.00% 2
Merseyside -6 1 - -
Cumbria - - - -
Photoshop
England

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 32 (72.73%) HTML
2 30 (68.18%) CSS
3 23 (52.27%) User Experience
3 23 (52.27%) Adobe
4 22 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 20 (45.45%) Dreamweaver
6 19 (43.18%) jQuery
7 16 (36.36%) HTML5
8 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
9 14 (31.82%) CSS3
10 8 (18.18%) Fireworks
10 8 (18.18%) Axure RP
10 8 (18.18%) Mobile App
11 7 (15.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 7 (15.91%) Web Design
12 6 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
13 5 (11.36%) PHP
14 4 (9.09%) XHTML
14 4 (9.09%) Finance
14 4 (9.09%) Android
14 4 (9.09%) Retail
14 4 (9.09%) Web Development
14 4 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
14 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
15 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
15 3 (6.82%) Content Management
15 3 (6.82%) Orchard
15 3 (6.82%) Flash

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 3 (6.82%) CMS
1 3 (6.82%) WordPress
2 1 (2.27%) Node.js
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.27%) Drupal
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (18.18%) Fireworks
3 6 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (4.55%) CINEMA 4D
4 2 (4.55%) Maya
4 2 (4.55%) 3ds Max
5 1 (2.27%) InDesign
5 1 (2.27%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (45.45%) Dreamweaver
2 8 (18.18%) Axure RP
3 7 (15.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
1 4 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
3 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Designer
2 20 (45.45%) Developer
3 9 (20.45%) UX Designer
4 8 (18.18%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Web Developer
6 6 (13.64%) UI Developer
6 6 (13.64%) UI Programmer
7 5 (11.36%) Front-End Web Developer
8 4 (9.09%) UI Designer
9 2 (4.55%) Web Designer
9 2 (4.55%) Graphic Designer
10 1 (2.27%) Photoshop Designer
10 1 (2.27%) Content Editor
10 1 (2.27%) Coordinator
10 1 (2.27%) Architect
10 1 (2.27%) Systems Developer
10 1 (2.27%) Creative Designer
10 1 (2.27%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 1 (2.27%) Mobile Developer
10 1 (2.27%) Interaction Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (72.73%) HTML
2 30 (68.18%) CSS
3 19 (43.18%) jQuery
4 16 (36.36%) HTML5
5 14 (31.82%) CSS3
6 4 (9.09%) XHTML
7 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.82%) Flash
8 2 (4.55%) WebGL
8 2 (4.55%) Web Services
8 2 (4.55%) .NET
8 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.27%) XML
9 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.27%) Apache Flex
9 1 (2.27%) Semantic HTML
9 1 (2.27%) Backbone.js
9 1 (2.27%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (52.27%) User Experience
2 8 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.55%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.27%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Android
1 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.91%) Web Design
3 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
4 4 (9.09%) Web Development
4 4 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (6.82%) UX Design
5 3 (6.82%) Content Management
5 3 (6.82%) SEO
5 3 (6.82%) Workflow
6 2 (4.55%) Information Architecture
7 1 (2.27%) MVVM
7 1 (2.27%) Progressive Enhancement
7 1 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.27%) Usability Testing
7 1 (2.27%) Time Management
7 1 (2.27%) Usability Engineering
7 1 (2.27%) SOA
7 1 (2.27%) UML
7 1 (2.27%) OOP
7 1 (2.27%) Graceful Degradation
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
2 5 (11.36%) PHP
3 2 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) VB
4 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Adobe
2 3 (6.82%) Orchard
3 2 (4.55%) Facebook
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Twitter
4 1 (2.27%) Xamarin
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