Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Photoshop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Photoshop over the 6 months to 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Adobe Photoshop
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 207 205
Rank change year-on-year +48 -2 -69
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 42 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 0.47% 0.45%
As % of the Applications category 9.35% 6.42% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 23
North West median daily rate £300 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - -11.29%
10th Percentile £225 £108 £165
90th Percentile £438 £425 £350
England median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
North West median hourly rate £18.50 £27.00 £27.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.48% -3.14% +46.71%
10th Percentile £17.75 £26.83 £14.18
90th Percentile £19.25 £37.17 £41.58
England median hourly rate £16.00 £26.25 £19.51
% change year-on-year -39.05% +34.56% -7.11%

Photoshop is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 449 561 817
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 7.90% 7.33% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 266 370
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £123 £130 £150
90th Percentile £475 £500 £475
England median daily rate £362 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.39% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 74 103
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.16 £10.65 £10.05
90th Percentile £45.23 £47.33 £39.75
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -0.08%

Photoshop
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Photoshop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Photoshop in the North West

Photoshop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Photoshop in the North West

Photoshop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Photoshop in the North West over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Photoshop in the North West

Photoshop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Photoshop in the North West

Photoshop
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Photoshop within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +38 35 £300 +30.43% 6
Lancashire +16 4 £250 -9.09% 2
Cheshire +20 3 £369 +20.90% 1
Merseyside 0 3 - - 1
Photoshop
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Photoshop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Photoshop.

1 32 (76.19%) User Experience
2 29 (69.05%) HTML
2 29 (69.05%) CSS
2 29 (69.05%) Adobe
3 24 (57.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 21 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 20 (47.62%) CSS3
6 19 (45.24%) Front End Development
6 19 (45.24%) Wireframes
7 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (42.86%) HTML5
8 15 (35.71%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (35.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 14 (33.33%) AngularJS
9 14 (33.33%) Web Design
9 14 (33.33%) WordPress
10 11 (26.19%) PHP
11 10 (23.81%) gulp
12 8 (19.05%) Prototyping
12 8 (19.05%) TDD
12 8 (19.05%) jQuery
13 7 (16.67%) CMS
13 7 (16.67%) Chai
13 7 (16.67%) Ionic Framework
13 7 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
13 7 (16.67%) Apache Cordova
13 7 (16.67%) React
13 7 (16.67%) Node.js
13 7 (16.67%) LESS
13 7 (16.67%) Mobile App

Photoshop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (33.33%) WordPress
2 7 (16.67%) CMS
3 3 (7.14%) Drupal
3 3 (7.14%) EPiServer
3 3 (7.14%) Joomla!
Applications
1 24 (57.14%) Adobe Illustrator
2 15 (35.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (4.76%) InVision
3 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.76%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (4.76%) UXPin
4 1 (2.38%) 3ds Max
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (2.38%) Fireworks
4 1 (2.38%) GIMP
4 1 (2.38%) InDesign
4 1 (2.38%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) gulp
2 7 (16.67%) Mocha
3 6 (14.29%) Axure RP
3 6 (14.29%) Grunt
3 6 (14.29%) Jasmine
3 6 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
3 6 (14.29%) Sinon.JS
3 6 (14.29%) webpack
4 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (2.38%) Babel
7 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 5 (11.90%) Games
2 4 (9.52%) Marketing
3 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Interactive Media
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Developer
2 19 (45.24%) Designer
3 18 (42.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (19.05%) Creative Designer
4 8 (19.05%) UX Designer
5 6 (14.29%) UI Designer
6 5 (11.90%) WordPress Developer
7 3 (7.14%) HTML Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Junior
7 3 (7.14%) MySQL Developer
7 3 (7.14%) PHP Developer
7 3 (7.14%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 3 (7.14%) PHP WordPress Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (4.76%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Junior Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (4.76%) UI Developer
8 2 (4.76%) UX Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (69.05%) CSS
1 29 (69.05%) HTML
2 20 (47.62%) CSS3
3 18 (42.86%) HTML5
4 14 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 8 (19.05%) jQuery
6 7 (16.67%) Apache Cordova
6 7 (16.67%) Chai
6 7 (16.67%) Ionic Framework
6 7 (16.67%) LESS
6 7 (16.67%) Node.js
6 7 (16.67%) React
7 5 (11.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (9.52%) .NET
9 3 (7.14%) Angular 2
9 3 (7.14%) LAMP
9 3 (7.14%) Sass
10 2 (4.76%) Apache Flex
11 1 (2.38%) Laravel
11 1 (2.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 32 (76.19%) User Experience
2 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.14%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.76%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.38%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.38%) Animation
5 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (2.38%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Android
1 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
1 2 (4.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Front End Development
1 19 (45.24%) Wireframes
2 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) Responsive Web Design
4 14 (33.33%) Web Design
5 8 (19.05%) Prototyping
5 8 (19.05%) TDD
6 7 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
7 5 (11.90%) Mobile First
8 4 (9.52%) Typography
9 3 (7.14%) Analytics
9 3 (7.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.14%) Iconography
9 3 (7.14%) Information Architecture
9 3 (7.14%) Scrum
9 3 (7.14%) Visualisation
10 2 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (4.76%) SEO
10 2 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (26.19%) PHP
3 3 (7.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
Vendors
1 29 (69.05%) Adobe