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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 94 98 79
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 31 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 0.77% 1.31%
As % of the Applications category 8.36% 4.83% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 15
Average daily rate
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£270 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £255 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £465 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £299 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-0.41% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-24.92% -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
371 373 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.55% 15.96% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 137 106
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £177 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 67 45
Average hourly rate £22.35 £14.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.52% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 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 22 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
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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
Birmingham 0 13 £267 -37.17%
Coventry +7 5 - - 3
Solihull +4 2 £291 -2.91% 2
Warwickshire 0 1 - - 5
Staffordshire - 1 £288 - 5
Photoshop
England

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 (93.18%) HTML
1 41 (93.18%) CSS
2 27 (61.36%) JavaScript
3 22 (50.00%) jQuery
4 19 (43.18%) Adobe
5 16 (36.36%) Content Management
5 16 (36.36%) HTML5
6 15 (34.09%) SEO
7 13 (29.55%) Adobe Illustrator
7 13 (29.55%) CSS3
8 12 (27.27%) User Experience
8 12 (27.27%) Degree
9 11 (25.00%) Web Design
9 11 (25.00%) E-Commerce
9 11 (25.00%) PHP
10 10 (22.73%) MySQL
10 10 (22.73%) CMS
10 10 (22.73%) Marketing
11 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (20.45%) Analytics
12 8 (18.18%) Online Marketing
12 8 (18.18%) Information Architecture
12 8 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (18.18%) Ajax
12 8 (18.18%) Pay per click
12 8 (18.18%) Retail
12 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
13 7 (15.91%) .NET
13 7 (15.91%) WordPress

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 10 (22.73%) CMS
2 7 (15.91%) WordPress
3 3 (6.82%) Umbraco
4 2 (4.55%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (6.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.27%) Vectorworks
5 1 (2.27%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) FTP
3 1 (2.27%) Wireless
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) MySQL
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Subversion
2 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.09%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (9.09%) PhpStorm
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 10 (22.73%) Marketing
2 8 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Automotive
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (68.18%) Developer
2 15 (34.09%) Web Developer
3 9 (20.45%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (15.91%) PHP Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Designer
5 6 (13.64%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 6 (13.64%) MySQL Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Front-End Web Developer
6 3 (6.82%) UX Designer
6 3 (6.82%) PHP Web Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Web Designer
7 2 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.55%) WordPress Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Xamarin Developer
8 1 (2.27%) HTML Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.27%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (93.18%) HTML
1 41 (93.18%) CSS
2 22 (50.00%) jQuery
3 16 (36.36%) HTML5
4 13 (29.55%) CSS3
5 8 (18.18%) Ajax
6 7 (15.91%) .NET
7 6 (13.64%) XHTML
8 4 (9.09%) DHTML
8 4 (9.09%) XML
8 4 (9.09%) XSLT
8 4 (9.09%) Laravel
9 3 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (6.82%) Flash
10 1 (2.27%) Google Maps API
10 1 (2.27%) JSON
10 1 (2.27%) RESTful
10 1 (2.27%) HTML5 Canvas
10 1 (2.27%) REST
10 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) User Experience
2 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.09%) Graphic Design
4 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.82%) W3C
6 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.27%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Android
1 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
1 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
1 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Content Management
2 15 (34.09%) SEO
3 11 (25.00%) Web Design
3 11 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 9 (20.45%) Analytics
5 8 (18.18%) Online Marketing
5 8 (18.18%) Information Architecture
5 8 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (18.18%) Pay per click
6 5 (11.36%) OOP
7 4 (9.09%) MVC
8 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Content Management
8 3 (6.82%) Web Application Development
9 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.55%) Product Marketing
10 1 (2.27%) Web Development
10 1 (2.27%) Web Analytics
10 1 (2.27%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (2.27%) Scrum
10 1 (2.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (61.36%) JavaScript
2 11 (25.00%) PHP
3 5 (11.36%) SQL
4 4 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.09%) VBScript
4 4 (9.09%) PHP5
4 4 (9.09%) PHP4
5 2 (4.55%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.27%) Java
6 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) XenServer
1 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Adobe
2 6 (13.64%) Google
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.09%) Apple
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle
6 2 (4.55%) Stellent
6 2 (4.55%) Zend
7 1 (2.27%) Xamarin
7 1 (2.27%) Autodesk
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix
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