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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 28 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 31 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.15% 0.98% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.31% 1.08% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.38 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.48% -13.33%
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
720 646 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.39% 90.60% 90.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 377 300
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 21
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.38 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -22.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.64 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 25 (60.98%) User Experience
2 18 (43.90%) Analytics
3 17 (41.46%) Content Management
4 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (19.51%) Adobe
5 8 (19.51%) Social Media
6 7 (17.07%) Publishing
7 6 (14.63%) Finance
7 6 (14.63%) Master Data Management
7 6 (14.63%) Data Management
7 6 (14.63%) Business Analytics
8 5 (12.20%) Axure RP
8 5 (12.20%) Photoshop
9 4 (9.76%) HTML
9 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.76%) Web Design
10 3 (7.32%) Line Management
10 3 (7.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (7.32%) CSS
10 3 (7.32%) Rapid Prototyping
10 3 (7.32%) Marketing
11 2 (4.88%) Graphic Design
11 2 (4.88%) jQuery
11 2 (4.88%) Product Marketing
11 2 (4.88%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (4.88%) Banking
11 2 (4.88%) Visualisation
11 2 (4.88%) HTML5
11 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
11 2 (4.88%) CSS3

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (4.88%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Joomla!
2 1 (2.44%) WordPress
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Photoshop
2 3 (7.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) VPN
1 1 (2.44%) Intranet
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Axure RP
2 2 (4.88%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 7 (17.07%) Publishing
2 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Marketing
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) HTML
2 3 (7.32%) CSS
3 2 (4.88%) jQuery
3 2 (4.88%) HTML5
3 2 (4.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 25 (60.98%) User Experience
2 8 (19.51%) Social Media
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Graphic Design
3 2 (4.88%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.44%) Psychology
4 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Analytics
2 17 (41.46%) Content Management
3 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.63%) Data Management
4 6 (14.63%) Business Analytics
4 6 (14.63%) Master Data Management
5 4 (9.76%) Web Design
5 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.32%) Rapid Prototyping
6 3 (7.32%) Line Management
7 2 (4.88%) Product Marketing
7 2 (4.88%) CRM
8 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.44%) B2B
8 1 (2.44%) Project Management
8 1 (2.44%) Migration
8 1 (2.44%) Scrum
8 1 (2.44%) Web Usability
8 1 (2.44%) Information Architecture
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Adobe
2 1 (2.44%) Nokia
2 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.44%) Wonderware
2 1 (2.44%) SAP
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft