The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 47 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 7 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.12% 1.58% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.83% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
Average daily rate
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£394 £328 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.22% +21.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £374 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +22.50%
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
564 492 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.53% 86.62% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 298 241
Average daily rate £350 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 43
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -22.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £9.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £20.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Designer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 27 February 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Designer in their job title.

1 15 (60.00%) jQuery
2 14 (56.00%) CSS
2 14 (56.00%) HTML
2 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (48.00%) User Experience
4 3 (12.00%) Axure RP
4 3 (12.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (12.00%) Marketing
4 3 (12.00%) CRM
4 3 (12.00%) Photoshop
4 3 (12.00%) Adobe
5 2 (8.00%) Web Design
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (8.00%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Product Marketing
5 2 (8.00%) HTML5
5 2 (8.00%) CSS3
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (4.00%) F5
6 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Axure RP
2 2 (8.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (12.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) jQuery
2 14 (56.00%) HTML
2 14 (56.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) CSS3
4 1 (4.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Copywriting
2 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) CRM
1 3 (12.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 2 (8.00%) Web Design
2 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (8.00%) Product Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Adobe
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.00%) F5
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