Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 165 209
Rank change year-on-year -23 +44 -5
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 25 42 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.43% 0.73% 0.42%
As % of the Applications category 5.34% 10.82% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 19
North West median daily rate £350 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -7.56%
10th Percentile £223 £225 £108
90th Percentile £578 £438 £425
England median daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
North West median hourly rate £13.47 £19.25 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.03% -28.70% +151.16%
England median hourly rate £26.50 £19.25 £26.25
% change year-on-year +37.66% -26.67% +34.31%

Photoshop is in the Software Applications category. The following 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.

All Software Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 468 388 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.03% 6.70% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 196 264
North West median daily rate £350 £338 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +2.35% +1.54%
10th Percentile £120 £133 £130
90th Percentile £475 £447 £525
England median daily rate £375 £362 £342
% change year-on-year +3.52% +5.92% -0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 65 61
North West median hourly rate £16.61 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.78% -8.57% +11.20%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.03 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.88 £43.90 £47.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.18 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.98% -1.94% +10.00%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 -39 15 £350 +16.67% 15
Cheshire -3 7 £575 +64.29% 6
Merseyside +18 1 - - 2
Photoshop
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Photoshop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Photoshop.

1 17 (68.00%) HTML
2 16 (64.00%) CSS
3 14 (56.00%) User Experience
4 13 (52.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (48.00%) Adobe
6 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (32.00%) HTML5
7 8 (32.00%) Axure RP
7 8 (32.00%) CSS3
8 7 (28.00%) Sass
8 7 (28.00%) Information Architecture
8 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (28.00%) React
8 7 (28.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (28.00%) Grunt
8 7 (28.00%) Wireframes
8 7 (28.00%) Prototyping
8 7 (28.00%) jQuery
9 6 (24.00%) Front End Development
9 6 (24.00%) LESS
9 6 (24.00%) Analytics
10 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
10 5 (20.00%) WordPress
10 5 (20.00%) JIRA
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
11 4 (16.00%) OO
11 4 (16.00%) Legal
11 4 (16.00%) Fireworks

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 5 (20.00%) WordPress
2 4 (16.00%) CMS
3 3 (12.00%) Confluence
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (16.00%) Fireworks
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (12.00%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (12.00%) InVision
4 2 (8.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (8.00%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (8.00%) InDesign
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (4.00%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Google Analytics
1 4 (16.00%) Yarn
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.00%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Axure RP
2 7 (28.00%) Grunt
3 5 (20.00%) JIRA
4 4 (16.00%) gulp
4 4 (16.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (16.00%) Mocha
5 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (12.00%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (16.00%) Legal
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Designer
1 11 (44.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) UI Developer
3 4 (16.00%) UX Designer
3 4 (16.00%) Web Content Officer
4 3 (12.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (12.00%) Graphic Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Designer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior UX Designer
5 2 (8.00%) UI/UX Developer
5 2 (8.00%) UX Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Content Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Interaction Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Junior
6 1 (4.00%) Junior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Junior WordPress Developer
6 1 (4.00%) UI Designer
6 1 (4.00%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) HTML
2 16 (64.00%) CSS
3 8 (32.00%) CSS3
3 8 (32.00%) HTML5
4 7 (28.00%) jQuery
4 7 (28.00%) React
4 7 (28.00%) Sass
4 7 (28.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (24.00%) LESS
6 4 (16.00%) Ajax
6 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (16.00%) Chai
6 4 (16.00%) Node.js
7 3 (12.00%) Aurelia
8 1 (4.00%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) User Experience
2 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (12.00%) Taxonomies
6 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
6 1 (4.00%) Animation
6 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
6 1 (4.00%) Graphic Design
6 1 (4.00%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Information Architecture
2 7 (28.00%) Prototyping
2 7 (28.00%) Wireframes
3 6 (24.00%) Analytics
3 6 (24.00%) Front End Development
4 4 (16.00%) Change Control
4 4 (16.00%) OO
4 4 (16.00%) Scrum
4 4 (16.00%) Service Design
4 4 (16.00%) Task Automation
4 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Commercial Awareness
5 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.00%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (12.00%) OOD
5 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.00%) SOLID
5 3 (12.00%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Numerate Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Adobe
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Google
4 2 (8.00%) hybris