The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 50 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 20 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.52% 2.72% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.67% 2.85% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 9
Median daily rate £325 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £316 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £413 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.84 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.97%
Designer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
749 701 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.33% 95.24% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 464 369
Median daily rate £375 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 36
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Designer in the job title.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer across the Birmingham region.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Designer across the Birmingham region.

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 16 (64.00%) Adobe
2 15 (60.00%) User Experience
3 11 (44.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (40.00%) Photoshop
5 9 (36.00%) HTML
5 9 (36.00%) CSS
5 9 (36.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (28.00%) HTML5
6 7 (28.00%) MS Office
6 7 (28.00%) InDesign
6 7 (28.00%) Marketing
7 6 (24.00%) Wireframes
8 5 (20.00%) Digital Media
8 5 (20.00%) Web Development
9 4 (16.00%) Graphic Design
9 4 (16.00%) Web Design
9 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
9 4 (16.00%) Information Architecture
9 4 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (16.00%) Typography
10 3 (12.00%) UX Design
10 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
10 3 (12.00%) Social Media
10 3 (12.00%) Axure RP
10 3 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
11 2 (8.00%) JIRA
11 2 (8.00%) Retail

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (8.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (4.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 10 (40.00%) Photoshop
3 9 (36.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (28.00%) InDesign
4 7 (28.00%) MS Office
5 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (8.00%) Acrobat
8 1 (4.00%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) BGP
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) FTP
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.00%) ICMP
1 1 (4.00%) IKE
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
1 1 (4.00%) IPv4
1 1 (4.00%) LAN
1 1 (4.00%) MPLS
1 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (4.00%) SNMP
1 1 (4.00%) SSH
1 1 (4.00%) Telnet
1 1 (4.00%) VPN
1 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.00%) QlikView
1 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Axure RP
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) ClearQuest
3 1 (4.00%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.00%) PVCS
3 1 (4.00%) Toad
General
1 7 (28.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) CSS
1 9 (36.00%) HTML
2 7 (28.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) CSS3
3 2 (8.00%) Material Design
4 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.00%) Flash
4 1 (4.00%) Sass
4 1 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) User Experience
2 5 (20.00%) Digital Media
3 4 (16.00%) Graphic Design
4 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (12.00%) Social Media
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) NHS
5 1 (4.00%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Wireframes
2 5 (20.00%) Web Development
3 4 (16.00%) Information Architecture
3 4 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (16.00%) Typography
3 4 (16.00%) Web Design
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (12.00%) UX Design
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (8.00%) Mobile First
5 2 (8.00%) Prototyping
6 1 (4.00%) B2C
6 1 (4.00%) Benchmarking
6 1 (4.00%) Infographics
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.00%) Service Design
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CISA
1 1 (4.00%) CISSP
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Adobe
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle