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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 45 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 11 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.71% 0.63% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 0.66% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Median daily rate £488 £428 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £406 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%

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
622 610 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.88% 95.46% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 377 349
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 30
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £25.00 £25.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017, 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 11 (68.75%) User Experience
2 8 (50.00%) CSS
3 7 (43.75%) HTML
3 7 (43.75%) Service Design
3 7 (43.75%) Prototyping
4 6 (37.50%) Web Design
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Mobile App
5 5 (31.25%) Rapid Prototyping
5 5 (31.25%) Wireframes
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) Axure RP
7 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
8 2 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (12.50%) UX Design
8 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (12.50%) Office 365
8 2 (12.50%) Information Architecture
8 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
8 2 (12.50%) BMC
8 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
8 2 (12.50%) Adobe
8 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 2 (12.50%) Remedy

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) CSS
2 7 (43.75%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) User Experience
2 6 (37.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
3 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
4 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Prototyping
1 7 (43.75%) Service Design
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Web Design
3 5 (31.25%) Rapid Prototyping
3 5 (31.25%) Wireframes
4 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Information Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (12.50%) UX Design
6 1 (6.25%) Case Management
6 1 (6.25%) Coaching
6 1 (6.25%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCPD
1 1 (6.25%) MCSD
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Adobe
2 2 (12.50%) BMC
2 2 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix