The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the North West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 95 84 119
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +35
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 37 43 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.25% 1.69% 0.51%
As % of the Applications category 9.32% 13.52% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 5
Average daily rate
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£310 £184 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.70% -26.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £250 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £285
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +35.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.15 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £102.26 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +53.84%
Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
397 318 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.46% 12.48% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 119 136
Average daily rate £325 £300 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £144 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 52 57
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.04 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -2.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £10.04 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £40.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.21 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.34% +1.36%
Photoshop
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -8 22 £310 +36.26% 13
Merseyside +14 11 - - 1
Cheshire +2 3 £248 - 3
Lancashire -22 1 - - 3
Photoshop
England

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 46 (71.88%) HTML
2 44 (68.75%) Adobe
3 43 (67.19%) CSS
4 36 (56.25%) HTML5
5 34 (53.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 26 (40.63%) JavaScript
7 22 (34.38%) Dreamweaver
7 22 (34.38%) CSS3
8 20 (31.25%) jQuery
8 20 (31.25%) Orchard
9 17 (26.56%) Web Design
10 16 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (15.63%) PHP
13 8 (12.50%) MySQL
14 7 (10.94%) Fireworks
15 6 (9.38%) Content Management
16 5 (7.81%) SEO
17 4 (6.25%) Web Development
17 4 (6.25%) XHTML
17 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
17 4 (6.25%) Java
17 4 (6.25%) WordPress
18 3 (4.69%) Animation
18 3 (4.69%) XML
18 3 (4.69%) Sony
18 3 (4.69%) Data Management
18 3 (4.69%) Legal
18 3 (4.69%) CMS
19 2 (3.13%) Finance

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 4 (6.25%) WordPress
2 3 (4.69%) CMS
Applications
1 34 (53.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (10.94%) Fireworks
3 2 (3.13%) Maya
3 2 (3.13%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (3.13%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (3.13%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (3.13%) MS Office
4 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.56%) CorelDRAW
4 1 (1.56%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Magento
2 1 (1.56%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (34.38%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (3.13%) Subversion
2 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.56%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (4.69%) Legal
2 2 (3.13%) Retail
2 2 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (64.06%) Developer
2 29 (45.31%) Designer
3 19 (29.69%) Front-End Developer
4 15 (23.44%) UI Programmer
4 15 (23.44%) Web Developer
4 15 (23.44%) UI Developer
5 8 (12.50%) UI Designer
6 7 (10.94%) Front-End Web Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Web Designer
7 2 (3.13%) Graphic Designer
7 2 (3.13%) User Experience Designer
7 2 (3.13%) User Experience Developer
8 1 (1.56%) Senior Designer
8 1 (1.56%) Digital Designer
8 1 (1.56%) Photoshop Designer
8 1 (1.56%) Content Editor
8 1 (1.56%) Creative Designer
8 1 (1.56%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (71.88%) HTML
2 43 (67.19%) CSS
3 36 (56.25%) HTML5
4 22 (34.38%) CSS3
5 20 (31.25%) jQuery
6 4 (6.25%) XHTML
7 3 (4.69%) XML
8 2 (3.13%) JSP
8 2 (3.13%) .NET
8 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
8 2 (3.13%) Web Services
8 2 (3.13%) Ajax
9 1 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.56%) JSON
9 1 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.56%) SOAP
9 1 (1.56%) XSLT
9 1 (1.56%) Flash
9 1 (1.56%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Animation
2 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.13%) Social Media
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.56%) W3C
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.56%) Blog
3 1 (1.56%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (1.56%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Web Design
2 16 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.38%) Content Management
5 5 (7.81%) SEO
6 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.25%) Web Development
7 3 (4.69%) Data Management
8 1 (1.56%) Analytics
8 1 (1.56%) Time Management
8 1 (1.56%) MVVM
8 1 (1.56%) Project Management
8 1 (1.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.63%) JavaScript
2 10 (15.63%) PHP
3 4 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (1.56%) Perl
4 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.56%) Python
4 1 (1.56%) Ruby
4 1 (1.56%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (1.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 44 (68.75%) Adobe
2 20 (31.25%) Orchard
3 3 (4.69%) Sony
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.56%) Perforce
5 1 (1.56%) Facebook
5 1 (1.56%) Twitter
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Cheshire
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Rate: 225-275 Per Day
Posted: 10 days ago