The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 West Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 103 76 88
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +12
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 15 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 1.47% 0.75%
As % of the Applications category 3.91% 9.57% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 8
Average daily rate £375 £260 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% +38.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £315 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +84.21%
Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
384 282 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.15% 15.39% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 116 121
Average daily rate £300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £403 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 57 64
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.77 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
Photoshop
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 6 £388 +29.16% 6
Warwickshire -5 2 - - 2
Walsall - 2 £425 - 1
Coventry -7 1 £275 -
Solihull - 1 £300 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 4
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Photoshop
England

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 32 (94.12%) HTML
2 30 (88.24%) CSS
3 28 (82.35%) JavaScript
4 15 (44.12%) jQuery
4 15 (44.12%) CSS3
5 12 (35.29%) HTML5
5 12 (35.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (32.35%) ASP.NET
6 11 (32.35%) Adobe
6 11 (32.35%) .NET
6 11 (32.35%) Flash
7 9 (26.47%) XHTML
7 9 (26.47%) CMS
8 8 (23.53%) Apache Flex
8 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
8 8 (23.53%) HTTP
8 8 (23.53%) ActionScript
8 8 (23.53%) DHTML
8 8 (23.53%) ActionScript 3.0
9 7 (20.59%) Sass
9 7 (20.59%) MySQL
9 7 (20.59%) JSP
9 7 (20.59%) Subversion
10 6 (17.65%) Content Management
10 6 (17.65%) SEO
10 6 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (14.71%) Sitecore
11 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
12 4 (11.76%) XML
12 4 (11.76%) XSLT

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (26.47%) CMS
2 4 (11.76%) IIS
3 3 (8.82%) WordPress
4 2 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.88%) Acrobat
2 2 (5.88%) InDesign
3 1 (2.94%) Maya
3 1 (2.94%) 3ds Max
3 1 (2.94%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) HTTP
2 3 (8.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) MySQL
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Subversion
2 3 (8.82%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.94%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
1 4 (11.76%) Games
2 2 (5.88%) Automotive
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) French Language
3 1 (2.94%) German Language
3 1 (2.94%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (76.47%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (20.59%) ActionScript Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Flash Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Flash ActionScript Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Web Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Designer
7 3 (8.82%) Sitecore Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.88%) UI Designer
8 2 (5.88%) User Experience Designer
9 1 (2.94%) Print Designer
9 1 (2.94%) User Experience Manager
9 1 (2.94%) Creative Designer
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Front-End Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Photoshop Designer
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (94.12%) HTML
2 30 (88.24%) CSS
3 15 (44.12%) jQuery
3 15 (44.12%) CSS3
4 12 (35.29%) HTML5
5 11 (32.35%) ASP.NET
5 11 (32.35%) .NET
5 11 (32.35%) Flash
6 9 (26.47%) XHTML
7 8 (23.53%) Apache Flex
7 8 (23.53%) DHTML
8 7 (20.59%) Sass
8 7 (20.59%) JSP
9 4 (11.76%) XML
9 4 (11.76%) XSLT
9 4 (11.76%) Semantic HTML
10 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Streaming Video
1 3 (8.82%) W3C
1 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.88%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
2 6 (17.65%) Content Management
2 6 (17.65%) SEO
2 6 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
4 4 (11.76%) MVC
4 4 (11.76%) Validation
4 4 (11.76%) Web Development
5 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Content Management
6 2 (5.88%) Usability Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Web Accessibility
7 1 (2.94%) User Experience Design
7 1 (2.94%) Time Management
7 1 (2.94%) Information Architecture
7 1 (2.94%) Direct Marketing
7 1 (2.94%) Change Management
7 1 (2.94%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 28 (82.35%) JavaScript
2 8 (23.53%) ActionScript
2 8 (23.53%) ActionScript 3.0
3 4 (11.76%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) PHP
5 2 (5.88%) XAML
6 1 (2.94%) PHP5
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby
6 1 (2.94%) Python
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Adobe
2 5 (14.71%) Sitecore
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle
4 3 (8.82%) Facebook
4 3 (8.82%) Stellent
4 3 (8.82%) Sony
5 1 (2.94%) Apple