The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 51 58 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 21 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.19% 1.28% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 1.36% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 1
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£400 £439 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +11.28%
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 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -11.11%
Designer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
887 737 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.30% 94.13% 91.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 396 287
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £509 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 54 44
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £32.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% -53.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer across the Cheshire region.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Designer across the Cheshire region.

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +8 10 £400 - 7
Knutsford -2 5 £443 +0.79%
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 16 (57.14%) HTML
1 16 (57.14%) CSS
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) User Experience
4 8 (28.57%) Web Services
4 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 7 (25.00%) J2EE
5 7 (25.00%) HTML5
6 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 6 (21.43%) Degree
6 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 6 (21.43%) Java
6 6 (21.43%) EJB
6 6 (21.43%) JSP
6 6 (21.43%) Servlets
6 6 (21.43%) UML
6 6 (21.43%) Banking
6 6 (21.43%) MVC
6 6 (21.43%) Hibernate
6 6 (21.43%) Spring
6 6 (21.43%) JSON
7 5 (17.86%) Finance
7 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
7 5 (17.86%) WSDL
7 5 (17.86%) Windows
7 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
7 5 (17.86%) Rapid Prototyping
7 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
8 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.29%) SDLC

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (10.71%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.57%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 3 (10.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (10.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (7.14%) Fireworks
4 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.57%) MS Office
4 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (7.14%) Lombardi
3 1 (3.57%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) HTML
1 16 (57.14%) CSS
2 8 (28.57%) Web Services
3 7 (25.00%) J2EE
3 7 (25.00%) HTML5
4 6 (21.43%) Hibernate
4 6 (21.43%) Spring
4 6 (21.43%) JSON
4 6 (21.43%) EJB
4 6 (21.43%) JSP
4 6 (21.43%) Servlets
5 5 (17.86%) WSDL
6 3 (10.71%) Struts
6 3 (10.71%) JDBC
7 2 (7.14%) Flash
8 1 (3.57%) CSS3
8 1 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) User Experience
2 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
3 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Smartcard
4 2 (7.14%) PKI
5 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.57%) Graphic Design
5 1 (3.57%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Solaris
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) UML
2 6 (21.43%) MVC
2 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
3 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Rapid Prototyping
4 4 (14.29%) SDLC
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) SOA
5 3 (10.71%) Data Management
5 3 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Target Operating Model
5 3 (10.71%) Business Transformation
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (7.14%) Web Design
7 1 (3.57%) SEO
7 1 (3.57%) Workflow
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 6 (21.43%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) IBM
2 3 (10.71%) Adobe
3 1 (3.57%) Pega
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Siebel
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