The first table below looks at the demand for Photoshop skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Photoshop over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Reading 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 65 47 74
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +27
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 14 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.35% 2.82% 0.37%
As % of the Applications category 7.57% 14.77% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate £145 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +94.44%
Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
185 149 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.81% 19.08% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 47 59
Average daily rate £275 £305 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -15.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £177 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 22
Average hourly rate £11.05 £28.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.53% +143.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £13.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £34.50 £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Photoshop
Berkshire

Photoshop
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Photoshop across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Photoshop Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Photoshop
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Photoshop across the Reading region.

Photoshop Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Photoshop
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Photoshop across the Reading region.

Photoshop Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 24 (80.00%) HTML
2 23 (76.67%) CSS
3 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (50.00%) jQuery
4 15 (50.00%) HTML5
5 14 (46.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (26.67%) Adobe
7 7 (23.33%) CSS3
7 7 (23.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (20.00%) CMS
8 6 (20.00%) Content Management
8 6 (20.00%) JSON
8 6 (20.00%) Web Development
9 5 (16.67%) Publishing
9 5 (16.67%) Subversion
9 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 5 (16.67%) InDesign
9 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 5 (16.67%) MS Office
10 4 (13.33%) YUI
10 4 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (13.33%) Twitter
10 4 (13.33%) XML
10 4 (13.33%) Advertising
10 4 (13.33%) Yahoo!
11 3 (10.00%) Ajax
11 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (10.00%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (10.00%) Games
11 3 (10.00%) Animation

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (46.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (16.67%) InDesign
2 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.00%) Acrobat
3 3 (10.00%) Adobe After Effects
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (3.33%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (16.67%) Publishing
2 4 (13.33%) Advertising
3 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.00%) Games
4 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (6.67%) Finance
5 1 (3.33%) Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Danish Language
5 1 (3.33%) Dutch Language
5 1 (3.33%) Italian Language
5 1 (3.33%) Japanese Language
5 1 (3.33%) Korean Language
5 1 (3.33%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (3.33%) Spanish Language
5 1 (3.33%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
1 13 (43.33%) Designer
2 7 (23.33%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Visual Designer
4 4 (13.33%) UI Programmer
4 4 (13.33%) UI Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Graphic Designer
5 3 (10.00%) Photoshop Designer
5 3 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Digital Designer
5 3 (10.00%) User Experience Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Web Designer
6 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.33%) UI Designer
7 1 (3.33%) Web Producer
7 1 (3.33%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior UI Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Creative Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (80.00%) HTML
2 23 (76.67%) CSS
3 15 (50.00%) HTML5
3 15 (50.00%) jQuery
4 7 (23.33%) CSS3
5 6 (20.00%) JSON
6 4 (13.33%) XML
6 4 (13.33%) YUI
6 4 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (10.00%) XSLT
7 3 (10.00%) XHTML
7 3 (10.00%) Ajax
8 2 (6.67%) Flash
9 1 (3.33%) DOM
9 1 (3.33%) JSP
9 1 (3.33%) .NET
9 1 (3.33%) Apache Flex
9 1 (3.33%) JSLint
9 1 (3.33%) Backbone.js
9 1 (3.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Animation
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.33%) W3C
3 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (20.00%) Content Management
2 6 (20.00%) Web Development
3 3 (10.00%) Web Design
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) Graceful Degradation
4 1 (3.33%) Analytics
4 1 (3.33%) OO
4 1 (3.33%) TDD
4 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.33%) Interactive Advertising
4 1 (3.33%) Kanban
4 1 (3.33%) Information Management
4 1 (3.33%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.67%) ActionScript
3 1 (3.33%) Lua
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Adobe
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) Yahoo!
3 4 (13.33%) Twitter
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle