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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 50 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 15 25 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.72% 3.04% 3.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 3.32% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 21
Average daily rate
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£420 £402 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £396 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £408 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
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
807 754 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.76% 91.73% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 350 468
Average daily rate £380 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 47 44
Average hourly rate £15.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.87% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.77 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Knutsford +1 3 £439 -
Crewe - 1 - - 2
Chester - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Warrington - - - - 3
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 10 (35.71%) Java
3 8 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 7 (25.00%) .NET
4 7 (25.00%) J2EE
4 7 (25.00%) JDBC
4 7 (25.00%) JSP
4 7 (25.00%) JMS
4 7 (25.00%) Migration
4 7 (25.00%) JNDI
5 6 (21.43%) Banking
6 4 (14.29%) IBM
6 4 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (10.71%) HTML
7 3 (10.71%) DB2
7 3 (10.71%) Photoshop
7 3 (10.71%) CSS
7 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.71%) CICS
7 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.71%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.71%) Retail
7 3 (10.71%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (10.71%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 2 (7.14%) Oracle
8 2 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (7.14%) HTML5

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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%) CICS
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Photoshop
1 3 (10.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.57%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (3.57%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (3.57%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) Fireworks
2 1 (3.57%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) SMS
1 1 (3.57%) FTP
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dreamweaver
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) JDBC
1 7 (25.00%) JSP
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
1 7 (25.00%) J2EE
1 7 (25.00%) JMS
1 7 (25.00%) JNDI
2 3 (10.71%) HTML
2 3 (10.71%) CSS
3 2 (7.14%) HTML5
3 2 (7.14%) CSS3
4 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (3.57%) XML Schema
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) XML
4 1 (3.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
1 3 (10.71%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (7.14%) Motion Graphics
2 2 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.57%) IVR
3 1 (3.57%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 7 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.57%) Business Development
5 1 (3.57%) Use Case
5 1 (3.57%) Time Management
5 1 (3.57%) Web Usability
5 1 (3.57%) SEO
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) IBM
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Sony
4 1 (3.57%) Perforce
4 1 (3.57%) AppSense
4 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat