The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Photoshop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Photoshop over the 3 months to 29 March 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 114 109
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5  
Contract jobs citing Photoshop 4 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.55% 0.70%
As % of the Applications category 1.57% 5.23% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Median daily rate £363 £320 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.28% -1.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £256 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £408 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £31.50 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +152.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -11.42% -7.89%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 254 287 368
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 11.35% 10.45% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 148 149
Median daily rate £325 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £177 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 68
Median hourly rate £16.75 £12.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.00% -39.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £20.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Photoshop
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Photoshop as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Photoshop in the West Midlands

Photoshop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Photoshop in the West Midlands

Photoshop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Photoshop 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Photoshop within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 3 £363 - 2
Birmingham -2 1 - - 2
Photoshop
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Photoshop.

1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Wireframes
2 5 (38.46%) User Experience
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 5 (38.46%) Adobe
3 4 (30.77%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (30.77%) Web Development
4 3 (23.08%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Automotive
4 3 (23.08%) Visualisation
4 3 (23.08%) Axure RP
4 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
5 2 (15.38%) HTML5
5 2 (15.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (15.38%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (15.38%) CSS3
5 2 (15.38%) Tableau
5 2 (15.38%) Machine Learning
5 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
5 2 (15.38%) Infotainment
5 2 (15.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
5 2 (15.38%) UXPin
5 2 (15.38%) InVision
5 2 (15.38%) InDesign

Photoshop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (15.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (15.38%) Fireworks
2 2 (15.38%) InDesign
2 2 (15.38%) InVision
2 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (15.38%) UXPin
3 1 (7.69%) 3ds Max
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (7.69%) Maya
3 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (15.38%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Axure RP
2 2 (15.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 3 (23.08%) Automotive
2 2 (15.38%) Games
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Designer
3 3 (23.08%) UX Designer
3 3 (23.08%) Web Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Data Scientist
4 2 (15.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (15.38%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (15.38%) UX Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Web Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) 3D Artist
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Content Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) CSS
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
3 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) CSS3
3 2 (15.38%) HTML5
3 2 (15.38%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) LESS
4 1 (7.69%) RESTful
4 1 (7.69%) Sass
4 1 (7.69%) SPServices
4 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) Infotainment
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Animation
3 1 (7.69%) Graphic Design
3 1 (7.69%) Photography
3 1 (7.69%) Video Editing
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (46.15%) Wireframes
2 4 (30.77%) Web Development
3 3 (23.08%) Rapid Prototyping
3 3 (23.08%) Visualisation
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) Ergonomics
4 2 (15.38%) Front End Development
4 2 (15.38%) Human Factors
4 2 (15.38%) Machine Learning
4 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Statistics
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Filmmaking
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Adobe
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Tableau
4 1 (7.69%) Alias
4 1 (7.69%) Autodesk