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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe Photoshop
Rank 120 91 107
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +16
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 17 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 1.19% 0.59%
As % of the Applications category 5.06% 8.21% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 11
Average daily rate £220 £288 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.47% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £231 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £345 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £28.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.86 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.01% -14.95%
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
336 390 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.62% 14.56% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 181 137
Average daily rate £300 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 60 60
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.35 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.07% +49.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £10.28 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.34 £32.95 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 -3 7 £150 -47.82% 4
Staffordshire +16 4 £215 -25.21% 2
Worcestershire - 2 £364 - 3
Coventry -12 1 £225 -
Photoshop
England

Photoshop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 22 (68.75%) HTML
1 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 21 (65.63%) CSS
3 17 (53.13%) Adobe
4 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (43.75%) User Experience
6 12 (37.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (31.25%) Front End Development
8 9 (28.13%) High Availability
8 9 (28.13%) ActionScript 3.0
8 9 (28.13%) Apache Flex
8 9 (28.13%) Performance Testing
8 9 (28.13%) ActionScript
8 9 (28.13%) Flash
8 9 (28.13%) N-Tier
8 9 (28.13%) SOA
8 9 (28.13%) HTTP
9 7 (21.88%) PHP
10 6 (18.75%) HTML5
10 6 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (15.63%) CSS3
11 5 (15.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (15.63%) Web Development
11 5 (15.63%) Java
11 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
12 4 (12.50%) CMS
12 4 (12.50%) Games
12 4 (12.50%) Ajax
12 4 (12.50%) Scrum
12 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering

Photoshop
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (12.50%) CMS
2 3 (9.38%) WordPress
3 1 (3.13%) Drupal
3 1 (3.13%) Joomla!
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (6.25%) Fireworks
2 2 (6.25%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (3.13%) 3ds Max
3 1 (3.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (3.13%) InDesign
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) HTTP
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Axure RP
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) Grunt
2 1 (3.13%) gulp
General
1 4 (12.50%) Games
2 3 (9.38%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Flash Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (25.00%) Designer
3 8 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 7 (21.88%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (21.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (18.75%) UX Designer
6 5 (15.63%) UI Designer
6 5 (15.63%) UI/UX Designer
7 4 (12.50%) Flash ActionScript Developer
7 4 (12.50%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (12.50%) HTML Developer
7 4 (12.50%) UI Developer
7 4 (12.50%) Web Designer
7 4 (12.50%) Web UI Developer
8 3 (9.38%) ActionScript Developer
8 3 (9.38%) PHP Developer
8 3 (9.38%) PHP Web Developer
9 2 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (68.75%) HTML
2 21 (65.63%) CSS
3 9 (28.13%) Apache Flex
3 9 (28.13%) Flash
4 6 (18.75%) HTML5
5 5 (15.63%) CSS3
5 5 (15.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (12.50%) Ajax
6 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 3 (9.38%) jQuery
7 3 (9.38%) Sass
8 2 (6.25%) Smarty
9 1 (3.13%) .NET
9 1 (3.13%) LESS
9 1 (3.13%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (3.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (3.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) User Experience
2 9 (28.13%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.25%) Graphic Design
4 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) New Media
4 1 (3.13%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) Social Media
4 1 (3.13%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) Front End Development
3 9 (28.13%) High Availability
3 9 (28.13%) Performance Testing
3 9 (28.13%) SOA
4 6 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
5 5 (15.63%) Web Development
6 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.38%) OO
7 3 (9.38%) TDD
8 2 (6.25%) BDD
8 2 (6.25%) Web Design
9 1 (3.13%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
9 1 (3.13%) Information Architecture
9 1 (3.13%) Open Source
9 1 (3.13%) Progressive Enhancement
9 1 (3.13%) Texturing
9 1 (3.13%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 9 (28.13%) ActionScript
2 9 (28.13%) ActionScript 3.0
3 7 (21.88%) PHP
4 5 (15.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Adobe
2 2 (6.25%) Hotjar
2 2 (6.25%) Optimizely
2 2 (6.25%) Usabilla
3 1 (3.13%) Capita