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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 97 87 101
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 24 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.99% 0.40%
As % of the Applications category 6.25% 6.82% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 7
Average daily rate
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£220 £288 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.47% +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £251 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £347 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+24.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
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
384 308 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.22% 14.59% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 144 147
Average daily rate £300 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 36 35
Average hourly rate £17.68 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.23 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £25.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
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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 +4 13 £210 -32.25% 5
Warwickshire -9 3 - - 1
Solihull - 3 £268 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Photoshop
England

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 31 (73.81%) HTML
2 30 (71.43%) CSS
3 23 (54.76%) JavaScript
4 20 (47.62%) CSS3
5 19 (45.24%) Adobe
6 17 (40.48%) XHTML
6 17 (40.48%) jQuery
7 16 (38.10%) HTML5
8 14 (33.33%) .NET
9 13 (30.95%) MySQL
9 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET
9 13 (30.95%) CMS
10 12 (28.57%) XML
11 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
11 11 (26.19%) IIS
11 11 (26.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 11 (26.19%) Sitecore
12 10 (23.81%) C#
12 10 (23.81%) XSLT
12 10 (23.81%) MVC
12 10 (23.81%) SEO
13 9 (21.43%) Content Management
14 7 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (14.29%) Publishing
16 5 (11.90%) Oracle
16 5 (11.90%) Flash
16 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
16 5 (11.90%) Banking
16 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
16 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 13 (30.95%) CMS
2 11 (26.19%) IIS
3 7 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (9.52%) Umbraco
5 2 (4.76%) WordPress
6 1 (2.38%) Joomla!
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.76%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.38%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Magento
2 1 (2.38%) WebTrends
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) FTP
2 1 (2.38%) Intranet
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) MySQL
2 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) SQLite
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.38%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (14.29%) Publishing
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Marketing
4 3 (7.14%) Automotive
5 1 (2.38%) French Language
5 1 (2.38%) German Language
5 1 (2.38%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (61.90%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Sitecore Developer
4 6 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Web Manager
5 5 (11.90%) Front-End Web Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Designer
6 4 (9.52%) Content Manager
6 4 (9.52%) CSS Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Web Content Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Web Team Leader
7 3 (7.14%) Web Designer
7 3 (7.14%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.76%) Graphic Designer
8 2 (4.76%) Applications Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Junior
9 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Junior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (73.81%) HTML
2 30 (71.43%) CSS
3 20 (47.62%) CSS3
4 17 (40.48%) jQuery
4 17 (40.48%) XHTML
5 16 (38.10%) HTML5
6 14 (33.33%) .NET
7 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET
8 12 (28.57%) XML
9 10 (23.81%) XSLT
10 5 (11.90%) Flash
11 2 (4.76%) Web Services
11 2 (4.76%) JSP
11 2 (4.76%) Sass
11 2 (4.76%) JSON
12 1 (2.38%) Cocoa
12 1 (2.38%) Ajax
12 1 (2.38%) Cocoa Touch
12 1 (2.38%) UIKit
12 1 (2.38%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Social Media
2 4 (9.52%) W3C
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) MVC
1 10 (23.81%) SEO
2 9 (21.43%) Content Management
3 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
3 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
3 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 4 (9.52%) Web Development
4 4 (9.52%) Web Application Development
5 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Content Management
6 2 (4.76%) Web Accessibility
6 2 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (4.76%) Validation
7 1 (2.38%) Web Design
7 1 (2.38%) Change Management
7 1 (2.38%) ITSM
7 1 (2.38%) OO
7 1 (2.38%) CRM
7 1 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) JavaScript
2 10 (23.81%) C#
3 4 (9.52%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) SQL
5 1 (2.38%) VBScript
5 1 (2.38%) VBA
5 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Adobe
2 11 (26.19%) Sitecore
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) Stellent
4 3 (7.14%) Facebook
5 1 (2.38%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Apple
5 1 (2.38%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.38%) Sony
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