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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 92 85 122
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +37
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 36 48 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 1.77% 0.53%
As % of the Applications category 9.18% 14.81% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 6
Average daily rate
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£310 £250 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £188 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £308 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.10 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £24.50 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £16.23 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+38.67% -16.79%
Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
392 324 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.06% 11.97% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 121 151
Average daily rate £325 £313 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £428 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 56 58
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £19.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.95% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £10.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £25.00 £42.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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 30 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 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -17 22 £310 +24.00% 18
Merseyside +11 11 - - 2
Cheshire +1 2 £195 -10.34% 8
Lancashire -16 1 - - 2
Photoshop
England

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 45 (73.77%) Adobe
2 42 (68.85%) HTML
3 39 (63.93%) CSS
4 35 (57.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 35 (57.38%) HTML5
5 23 (37.70%) JavaScript
6 21 (34.43%) Dreamweaver
6 21 (34.43%) CSS3
7 20 (32.79%) Orchard
8 19 (31.15%) jQuery
9 16 (26.23%) Responsive Web Design
10 15 (24.59%) Web Design
10 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (16.39%) PHP
12 8 (13.11%) MySQL
13 6 (9.84%) Content Management
14 4 (6.56%) SEO
14 4 (6.56%) Web Development
14 4 (6.56%) Fireworks
14 4 (6.56%) XHTML
14 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
14 4 (6.56%) WordPress
14 4 (6.56%) Animation
15 3 (4.92%) Sony
15 3 (4.92%) Java
15 3 (4.92%) XML
15 3 (4.92%) Data Management
15 3 (4.92%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (4.92%) Legal
15 3 (4.92%) CMS

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (6.56%) WordPress
2 3 (4.92%) CMS
Applications
1 35 (57.38%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (6.56%) Fireworks
3 3 (4.92%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (3.28%) Maya
4 2 (3.28%) CINEMA 4D
4 2 (3.28%) MS Office
4 2 (3.28%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.64%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.64%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Magento
2 1 (1.64%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) MySQL
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (34.43%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.64%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 3 (4.92%) Legal
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (62.30%) Developer
2 28 (45.90%) Designer
3 18 (29.51%) Front-End Developer
4 15 (24.59%) UI Programmer
4 15 (24.59%) UI Developer
5 13 (21.31%) Web Developer
6 8 (13.11%) UI Designer
7 7 (11.48%) Front-End Web Developer
8 5 (8.20%) Web Designer
9 3 (4.92%) Graphic Designer
10 2 (3.28%) User Experience Designer
11 1 (1.64%) User Experience Developer
11 1 (1.64%) Senior Designer
11 1 (1.64%) Digital Designer
11 1 (1.64%) Creative Designer
11 1 (1.64%) Photoshop Designer
11 1 (1.64%) Content Editor
11 1 (1.64%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (68.85%) HTML
2 39 (63.93%) CSS
3 35 (57.38%) HTML5
4 21 (34.43%) CSS3
5 19 (31.15%) jQuery
6 4 (6.56%) XHTML
7 3 (4.92%) XML
8 2 (3.28%) .NET
8 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
8 2 (3.28%) Web Services
8 2 (3.28%) Ajax
9 1 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.64%) SVG
9 1 (1.64%) CGI
9 1 (1.64%) JSP
9 1 (1.64%) SOAP
9 1 (1.64%) XSLT
9 1 (1.64%) Flash
9 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Animation
2 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.28%) Social Media
3 1 (1.64%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (1.64%) Open Source
3 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.64%) Blog
3 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.64%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Responsive Web Design
2 15 (24.59%) Web Design
2 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (9.84%) Content Management
4 4 (6.56%) SEO
4 4 (6.56%) Web Development
4 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.92%) Data Management
6 1 (1.64%) Analytics
6 1 (1.64%) Time Management
6 1 (1.64%) OOP
6 1 (1.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) JavaScript
2 10 (16.39%) PHP
3 3 (4.92%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) PHP5
4 1 (1.64%) Python
4 1 (1.64%) Perl
4 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
Vendors
1 45 (73.77%) Adobe
2 20 (32.79%) Orchard
3 3 (4.92%) Sony
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.64%) Facebook
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter
5 1 (1.64%) Perforce
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