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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 58 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 8 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.96% 1.46% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.61% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
Average daily rate
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£383 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £363 £340
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 £31.00 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+37.77% -2.17%
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
772 558 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.90% 90.29% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 332 231
Average daily rate £350 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £194 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 23
Average hourly rate £13.87 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.93% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 8 (61.54%) User Experience
2 6 (46.15%) Adobe
3 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
3 4 (30.77%) Axure RP
4 3 (23.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (23.08%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) Web Design
5 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (15.38%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (15.38%) HTML5
5 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 2 (15.38%) CSS3
5 2 (15.38%) Product Marketing
5 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (15.38%) Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (7.69%) VLAN
6 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
2 3 (23.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Axure RP
2 2 (15.38%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) jQuery
2 2 (15.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Rapid Prototyping
1 3 (23.08%) CRM
1 3 (23.08%) Web Design
2 2 (15.38%) Product Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Adobe
2 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) F5
3 1 (7.69%) Nokia