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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Photoshop over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 151 144 114
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -30
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 13 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.33% 0.80%
As % of the Applications category 3.12% 2.73% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 15
Median daily rate £306 £275 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% +30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £320 £317
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £37.17 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.86 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.01% -14.95%
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
417 476 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.33% 12.25% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 203 186
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 60 50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.01 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £36.23 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

Photoshop
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Photoshop as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Photoshop across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Photoshop Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Photoshop within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -12 4 - - 10
Lancashire - 4 £275 - 7
Cheshire -15 2 £375 +36.36% 4
Merseyside - 2 - - 2
Photoshop
England

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Photoshop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Photoshop.

1 27 (72.97%) HTML
1 27 (72.97%) CSS
2 24 (64.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (54.05%) JavaScript
4 15 (40.54%) Adobe
5 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
6 9 (24.32%) User Experience
7 8 (21.62%) MS Office
7 8 (21.62%) PHP
8 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
8 7 (18.92%) Web Development
9 6 (16.22%) Web Design
9 6 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (16.22%) Time Management
10 5 (13.51%) jQuery
10 5 (13.51%) HTML5
10 5 (13.51%) CSS3
10 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (13.51%) Finance
10 5 (13.51%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (13.51%) Fireworks
11 4 (10.81%) Acrobat
11 4 (10.81%) ERP
11 4 (10.81%) Java
11 4 (10.81%) SCORM
11 4 (10.81%) CMS
11 4 (10.81%) Front End Development
11 4 (10.81%) Infor
11 4 (10.81%) Learning Management System
11 4 (10.81%) Marketing

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) CMS
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (64.86%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (21.62%) MS Office
3 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
4 6 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (13.51%) Fireworks
6 4 (10.81%) Acrobat
6 4 (10.81%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (8.11%) InDesign
8 2 (5.41%) 3ds Max
8 2 (5.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (5.41%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (5.41%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (2.70%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (2.70%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (2.70%) Maya
9 1 (2.70%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (2.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.41%) Grunt
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Marketing
3 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.41%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Games
5 1 (2.70%) Military
5 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Designer
2 13 (35.14%) Developer
3 12 (32.43%) Web Designer
4 7 (18.92%) Web Developer
5 5 (13.51%) UX Designer
6 4 (10.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (8.11%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (8.11%) UI Designer
8 2 (5.41%) Artworker
8 2 (5.41%) Digital Artworker
8 2 (5.41%) HTML CSS Designer
8 2 (5.41%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (5.41%) HTML Developer
8 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Junior Designer
8 2 (5.41%) Junior Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Junior Graphic Designer
8 2 (5.41%) PHP Developer
8 2 (5.41%) UI Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (72.97%) CSS
1 27 (72.97%) HTML
2 5 (13.51%) CSS3
2 5 (13.51%) HTML5
2 5 (13.51%) jQuery
3 2 (5.41%) React
3 2 (5.41%) Smarty
4 1 (2.70%) Ajax
4 1 (2.70%) Flash
4 1 (2.70%) Grails
4 1 (2.70%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (2.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) User Experience
2 4 (10.81%) Learning Management System
2 4 (10.81%) SCORM
3 3 (8.11%) Graphic Design
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Animation
4 2 (5.41%) Digital Media
4 2 (5.41%) Psychology
4 2 (5.41%) Tandem
5 1 (2.70%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.70%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Web Development
2 6 (16.22%) Time Management
2 6 (16.22%) Web Design
3 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.81%) ERP
4 4 (10.81%) Front End Development
5 3 (8.11%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
5 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.41%) BDD
6 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.41%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (5.41%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (5.41%) Scrum
6 2 (5.41%) SEO
6 2 (5.41%) TDD
6 2 (5.41%) Usability Testing
6 2 (5.41%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) JavaScript
2 8 (21.62%) PHP
3 4 (10.81%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) C
4 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) Delphi
5 1 (2.70%) Groovy
5 1 (2.70%) MAXScript
5 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Adobe
2 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.81%) Infor
4 2 (5.41%) Apple
4 2 (5.41%) Quark
5 1 (2.70%) Autodesk
5 1 (2.70%) Coremetrics
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