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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 114 89 129
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +40
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 25 47 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 1.58% 0.38%
As % of the Applications category 7.23% 14.24% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 10
Average daily rate
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£333 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -2.77%
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
346 330 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.90% 11.09% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 122 148
Average daily rate £326 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £165 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 61 65
Average hourly rate £15.51 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.41% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £29.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Manchester -13 16 £340 +6.25% 11
Merseyside +4 5 - - 5
Lancashire -26 3 £300 +36.36%
Cheshire +2 1 - - 3
Cumbria - - - - 2
Photoshop
England

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 38 (74.51%) HTML
1 38 (74.51%) Adobe
2 34 (66.67%) CSS
3 31 (60.78%) HTML5
4 28 (54.90%) Adobe Illustrator
5 22 (43.14%) Dreamweaver
6 21 (41.18%) CSS3
7 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
8 17 (33.33%) User Experience
9 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (29.41%) jQuery
11 14 (27.45%) Orchard
12 12 (23.53%) Web Design
12 12 (23.53%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (15.69%) PHP
14 7 (13.73%) Fireworks
15 6 (11.76%) MySQL
16 5 (9.80%) XHTML
17 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
17 4 (7.84%) SEO
17 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
18 3 (5.88%) Java
18 3 (5.88%) .NET
18 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
18 3 (5.88%) XML
18 3 (5.88%) Animation
18 3 (5.88%) Retail
19 2 (3.92%) Adobe After Effects
19 2 (3.92%) Marketing
19 2 (3.92%) Degree

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (3.92%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (54.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (13.73%) Fireworks
3 2 (3.92%) MS Office
3 2 (3.92%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (3.92%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (1.96%) Maya
4 1 (1.96%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Pure360
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (43.14%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (3.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (3.92%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.96%) Subversion
3 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.88%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Publishing
3 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (64.71%) Developer
2 26 (50.98%) Designer
3 16 (31.37%) Front-End Developer
4 15 (29.41%) UI Programmer
4 15 (29.41%) UI Developer
5 11 (21.57%) Web Developer
6 8 (15.69%) Front-End Web Developer
6 8 (15.69%) UI Designer
7 3 (5.88%) Web Designer
8 2 (3.92%) Graphic Designer
9 1 (1.96%) Content Editor
9 1 (1.96%) Creative Designer
9 1 (1.96%) Systems Developer
9 1 (1.96%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (74.51%) HTML
2 34 (66.67%) CSS
3 31 (60.78%) HTML5
4 21 (41.18%) CSS3
5 15 (29.41%) jQuery
6 5 (9.80%) XHTML
7 3 (5.88%) .NET
7 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.88%) XML
8 2 (3.92%) Web Services
9 1 (1.96%) XSLT
9 1 (1.96%) Flash
9 1 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.96%) JSP
9 1 (1.96%) SOAP
9 1 (1.96%) SVG
9 1 (1.96%) CGI
9 1 (1.96%) Ajax
9 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (33.33%) User Experience
2 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.88%) Animation
4 2 (3.92%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Android
1 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.53%) Web Design
2 12 (23.53%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
3 4 (7.84%) SEO
4 1 (1.96%) Workflow
4 1 (1.96%) OOP
4 1 (1.96%) Content Management
4 1 (1.96%) Web Development
4 1 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (1.96%) Time Management
4 1 (1.96%) Graceful Degradation
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 8 (15.69%) PHP
3 3 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) Degree
Vendors
1 38 (74.51%) Adobe
2 14 (27.45%) Orchard
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) Facebook
4 1 (1.96%) Twitter
4 1 (1.96%) Sony
4 1 (1.96%) Perforce
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