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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 44 36 56
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 27 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.48% 3.39% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 3.49% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 5
Median daily rate £375 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £265 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £34.01 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-16.20% +74.41%
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
753 717 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 97.04% 97.15% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 448 398
Median daily rate £385 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 45
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.93 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £42.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 23 (58.97%) User Experience
2 17 (43.59%) HTML
3 16 (41.03%) Adobe
4 12 (30.77%) CSS
5 11 (28.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (25.64%) Photoshop
7 9 (23.08%) HTML5
7 9 (23.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (23.08%) Wireframes
8 7 (17.95%) Prototyping
8 7 (17.95%) MS Office
8 7 (17.95%) InDesign
8 7 (17.95%) Marketing
9 6 (15.38%) Web Development
9 6 (15.38%) Internet
9 6 (15.38%) Service Design
10 5 (12.82%) Front End Development
10 5 (12.82%) Digital Media
10 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
10 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
11 4 (10.26%) Graphic Design
11 4 (10.26%) Web Design
11 4 (10.26%) Information Architecture
11 4 (10.26%) CSS3
11 4 (10.26%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (10.26%) Typography
12 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
12 3 (7.69%) UX Design
12 3 (7.69%) Social Media

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 (5.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Adobe Illustrator
2 10 (25.64%) Photoshop
3 9 (23.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (17.95%) InDesign
4 7 (17.95%) MS Office
5 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
6 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (5.13%) Acrobat
8 1 (2.56%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) BGP
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.56%) MPLS
2 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.56%) QlikView
1 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Axure RP
2 2 (5.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.56%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.56%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.56%) PVCS
3 1 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 7 (17.95%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) HTML
2 12 (30.77%) CSS
3 9 (23.08%) HTML5
4 4 (10.26%) CSS3
5 2 (5.13%) Material Design
6 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.56%) Flash
6 1 (2.56%) Sass
6 1 (2.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (58.97%) User Experience
2 5 (12.82%) Digital Media
3 4 (10.26%) Graphic Design
4 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.69%) Social Media
5 1 (2.56%) Blockchain
5 1 (2.56%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) NHS
5 1 (2.56%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Android
1 1 (2.56%) Unix
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.08%) Wireframes
3 7 (17.95%) Prototyping
4 6 (15.38%) Service Design
4 6 (15.38%) Web Development
5 5 (12.82%) Front End Development
6 4 (10.26%) Information Architecture
6 4 (10.26%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (10.26%) Typography
6 4 (10.26%) Web Design
7 3 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (7.69%) Scrum
7 3 (7.69%) UX Design
8 2 (5.13%) Coaching
8 2 (5.13%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 2 (5.13%) Data Loss Prevention
8 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.13%) Mobile First
8 2 (5.13%) Network Design
9 1 (2.56%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Adobe
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco
2 1 (2.56%) Google
2 1 (2.56%) IBM
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle