The table below looks at the statistics for Photoshop skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Photoshop over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 100 102 77
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 31 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.16% 0.64% 1.53%
As % of the Applications category 7.97% 4.09% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 17
Average daily rate
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£288 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £475 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.69 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.86 £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.95% -40.00%
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 West Midlands region.

Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
389 367 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.51% 15.57% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 138 117
Average daily rate £313 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 51
Average hourly rate £22.35 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £32.30 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%

Photoshop
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Photoshop Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Photoshop
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Photoshop Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Photoshop
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Photoshop across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Photoshop Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Photoshop
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Photoshop Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Photoshop
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Photoshop within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
Birmingham +1 13 £288 -25.80% 10
Coventry +8 6 - - 2
Solihull +8 2 £291 -2.91%
Warwickshire -1 1 - - 6
Staffordshire - 1 £288 -
Photoshop
England

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 41 (95.35%) HTML
1 41 (95.35%) CSS
2 30 (69.77%) JavaScript
3 24 (55.81%) jQuery
4 21 (48.84%) Adobe
5 18 (41.86%) HTML5
6 16 (37.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (32.56%) SEO
7 14 (32.56%) Content Management
7 14 (32.56%) CSS3
8 13 (30.23%) PHP
9 11 (25.58%) MySQL
9 11 (25.58%) CMS
10 9 (20.93%) Degree
10 9 (20.93%) User Experience
11 8 (18.60%) WordPress
11 8 (18.60%) Ajax
11 8 (18.60%) Web Design
11 8 (18.60%) .NET
11 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
12 7 (16.28%) XHTML
12 7 (16.28%) Google
12 7 (16.28%) Marketing
13 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (13.95%) Analytics
14 5 (11.63%) Pay per click
14 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
14 5 (11.63%) Retail
14 5 (11.63%) Subversion
14 5 (11.63%) Management Information System

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 11 (25.58%) CMS
2 8 (18.60%) WordPress
3 3 (6.98%) Umbraco
4 2 (4.65%) Drupal
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (11.63%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (9.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.33%) Fireworks
5 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Internet
2 2 (4.65%) FTP
3 1 (2.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) MySQL
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Subversion
2 4 (9.30%) PhpStorm
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.30%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 7 (16.28%) Marketing
2 5 (11.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Games
3 1 (2.33%) Automotive
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (74.42%) Developer
2 15 (34.88%) Web Developer
3 11 (25.58%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (16.28%) PHP Developer
4 7 (16.28%) Designer
5 6 (13.95%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 6 (13.95%) MySQL Developer
6 3 (6.98%) PHP Web Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Front-End Web Developer
6 3 (6.98%) UX Designer
7 2 (4.65%) WordPress Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Web Designer
8 1 (2.33%) HTML Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Xamarin Developer
8 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (95.35%) HTML
1 41 (95.35%) CSS
2 24 (55.81%) jQuery
3 18 (41.86%) HTML5
4 14 (32.56%) CSS3
5 8 (18.60%) Ajax
5 8 (18.60%) .NET
6 7 (16.28%) XHTML
7 5 (11.63%) XML
8 4 (9.30%) Laravel
8 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (9.30%) DHTML
8 4 (9.30%) XSLT
9 3 (6.98%) Flash
10 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
11 1 (2.33%) DOM
11 1 (2.33%) SOAP
11 1 (2.33%) Web Services
11 1 (2.33%) Sass
11 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) User Experience
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.30%) Graphic Design
5 3 (6.98%) W3C
6 1 (2.33%) GIS
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) SEO
1 14 (32.56%) Content Management
2 8 (18.60%) Web Design
2 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
3 6 (13.95%) Analytics
4 5 (11.63%) Pay per click
4 5 (11.63%) OOP
4 5 (11.63%) Online Marketing
4 5 (11.63%) Information Architecture
4 5 (11.63%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (9.30%) MVC
6 3 (6.98%) Web Application Development
6 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Content Management
7 2 (4.65%) Product Marketing
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.33%) Scrum
8 1 (2.33%) Validation
8 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.33%) Project Management
8 1 (2.33%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) JavaScript
2 13 (30.23%) PHP
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) PHP5
4 4 (9.30%) PHP4
4 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.30%) VBScript
5 3 (6.98%) C#
6 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.33%) C
6 1 (2.33%) Java
6 1 (2.33%) VB
6 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Adobe
2 7 (16.28%) Google
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.30%) Apple
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle
6 2 (4.65%) Zend
6 2 (4.65%) Stellent
7 1 (2.33%) Xamarin
7 1 (2.33%) Twitter
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