Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 191 188
Rank change year-on-year +33 -3 -22
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 43 15 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.79% 0.24% 0.57%
As % of the Applications category 11.38% 3.36% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 26
North West median daily rate £306 £270 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.43% +8.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £241 £170 £125
90th Percentile £391 £375 £375
England median daily rate £350 £368 £325
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 9
North West median hourly rate £17.50 - £47.00
10th Percentile £13.30 - £16.25
90th Percentile £20.85 - £47.33
England median hourly rate £19.75 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -21.00% +13.64% -1.57%

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 378 446 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.96% 7.28% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 241 381
North West median daily rate £335 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.90% +6.15% +10.17%
10th Percentile £163 £123 £150
90th Percentile £488 £519 £450
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 56 75
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.63% -8.57% +12.00%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £36.24 £28.13 £47.33
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +26 35 £300 +11.11% 30
Cheshire - 8 £365 - 12
Photoshop
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 29 (67.44%) HTML
1 29 (67.44%) CSS
2 26 (60.47%) JavaScript
3 24 (55.81%) User Experience
4 18 (41.86%) Front End Development
5 17 (39.53%) Adobe
5 17 (39.53%) CMS
5 17 (39.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (39.53%) Wireframes
6 15 (34.88%) HTML5
7 14 (32.56%) AngularJS
8 13 (30.23%) Visualisation
8 13 (30.23%) PHP
9 12 (27.91%) jQuery
10 11 (25.58%) React
11 10 (23.26%) Information Architecture
11 10 (23.26%) Grunt
12 9 (20.93%) CSS3
12 9 (20.93%) Time Management
13 8 (18.60%) Project Planning
13 8 (18.60%) Animation
13 8 (18.60%) Photography
13 8 (18.60%) 3D Graphics
13 8 (18.60%) 3ds Max
13 8 (18.60%) 3D Modelling
13 8 (18.60%) ZBrush
13 8 (18.60%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 8 (18.60%) gulp
13 8 (18.60%) Texturing
14 7 (16.28%) Sass

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 17 (39.53%) CMS
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) Kentico
3 2 (4.65%) WordPress
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) Drupal
4 1 (2.33%) EPiServer
Applications
1 17 (39.53%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (18.60%) 3ds Max
2 8 (18.60%) ZBrush
3 6 (13.95%) Adobe After Effects
4 5 (11.63%) Adobe Premiere
4 5 (11.63%) InVision
4 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (6.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (4.65%) Fireworks
6 2 (4.65%) InDesign
7 1 (2.33%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Magento
2 1 (2.33%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Google Analytics
2 2 (4.65%) npm
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Grunt
2 8 (18.60%) gulp
3 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
4 6 (13.95%) Axure RP
5 2 (4.65%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.65%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (4.65%) Subversion
5 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.33%) Babel
6 1 (2.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.33%) CasperJS
6 1 (2.33%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (2.33%) Mocha
6 1 (2.33%) webpack
General
1 6 (13.95%) Retail
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Developer
2 14 (32.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (23.26%) Designer
4 7 (16.28%) UX Designer
5 6 (13.95%) 3D Modeller
6 5 (11.63%) PHP Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Content Manager
7 4 (9.30%) HTML CSS Designer
7 4 (9.30%) Magento Developer
7 4 (9.30%) PHP Magento Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Web Content Manager
7 4 (9.30%) Web Manager
8 2 (4.65%) 3D Artist
8 2 (4.65%) Graphic Designer
8 2 (4.65%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (4.65%) HTML Developer
8 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Photoshop Designer
8 2 (4.65%) UI Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (67.44%) CSS
1 29 (67.44%) HTML
2 15 (34.88%) HTML5
3 14 (32.56%) AngularJS
4 12 (27.91%) jQuery
5 11 (25.58%) React
6 9 (20.93%) CSS3
7 8 (18.60%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 7 (16.28%) .NET
8 7 (16.28%) Sass
9 6 (13.95%) Ember.js
9 6 (13.95%) Vue (Vue.js)
10 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (6.98%) Node.js
12 2 (4.65%) LESS
13 1 (2.33%) Chai
13 1 (2.33%) Flash
13 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
13 1 (2.33%) LAMP
13 1 (2.33%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (55.81%) User Experience
2 8 (18.60%) 3D Graphics
2 8 (18.60%) Animation
2 8 (18.60%) Photography
3 6 (13.95%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.65%) W3C
6 1 (2.33%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Front End Development
2 17 (39.53%) Wireframes
3 13 (30.23%) Visualisation
4 10 (23.26%) Information Architecture
5 9 (20.93%) Time Management
6 8 (18.60%) 3D Modelling
6 8 (18.60%) Project Planning
6 8 (18.60%) Texturing
7 6 (13.95%) Analytics
7 6 (13.95%) Content Management
8 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (11.63%) Change Control
8 5 (11.63%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
8 5 (11.63%) Workflow
9 4 (9.30%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Infographics
9 4 (9.30%) Prototyping
9 4 (9.30%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (9.30%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) JavaScript
2 13 (30.23%) PHP
3 6 (13.95%) Perl
3 6 (13.95%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Adobe
2 5 (11.63%) Google
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) Zend
4 2 (4.65%) hybris
5 1 (2.33%) Optimizely
5 1 (2.33%) Sitecore