The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 60 57 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 14 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.65% 0.67% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 0.73% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 8
Average daily rate £425 £363 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -8.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £353 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £421 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+19.51% -13.68%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
767 684 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.66% 91.08% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 323 310
Average daily rate £375 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 27
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% -31.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Designer
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +6 1 - - 2
Chester -15 1 - - 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Lymm - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (34.55%) HTML
1 19 (34.55%) CSS
2 17 (30.91%) Finance
3 15 (27.27%) Photoshop
3 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 14 (25.45%) Banking
5 11 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (14.55%) Project Management
6 8 (14.55%) Migration
7 7 (12.73%) HTML5
7 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
7 7 (12.73%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.73%) Adobe
8 6 (10.91%) Java
8 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.91%) Agile Project Management
8 6 (10.91%) CSS3
8 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (9.09%) jQuery
9 5 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (9.09%) Axure RP
9 5 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 5 (9.09%) Mainframe
9 5 (9.09%) IBM
9 5 (9.09%) Windows
10 4 (7.27%) .NET
10 4 (7.27%) Middleware
10 4 (7.27%) Web Design
10 4 (7.27%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (7.27%) Information Architecture

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (3.64%) CICS
1 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (27.27%) Photoshop
2 4 (7.27%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (5.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.64%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.82%) SPSS
5 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) DB2
2 1 (1.82%) Text Mining
2 1 (1.82%) Spotfire
2 1 (1.82%) Data Mart
2 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Axure RP
2 2 (3.64%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (3.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 14 (25.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (34.55%) HTML
1 19 (34.55%) CSS
2 7 (12.73%) HTML5
3 6 (10.91%) CSS3
4 5 (9.09%) jQuery
5 4 (7.27%) .NET
5 4 (7.27%) Middleware
5 4 (7.27%) Ajax
6 3 (5.45%) JNDI
6 3 (5.45%) J2EE
6 3 (5.45%) JDBC
6 3 (5.45%) JSP
6 3 (5.45%) JMS
6 3 (5.45%) Flash
7 1 (1.82%) Java EE
7 1 (1.82%) JSON
7 1 (1.82%) REST
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.82%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.45%) Tandem
2 3 (5.45%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.64%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (3.64%) Motion Graphics
3 2 (3.64%) iPhone
4 1 (1.82%) Statistics
4 1 (1.82%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.82%) Social Media
4 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Android
2 3 (5.45%) UNIX
3 2 (3.64%) AIX
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 8 (14.55%) Project Management
2 8 (14.55%) Migration
3 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
3 7 (12.73%) E-Commerce
4 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (10.91%) Agile Project Management
4 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 4 (7.27%) Web Design
6 4 (7.27%) Information Architecture
7 3 (5.45%) Usability Testing
7 3 (5.45%) Information Security
8 2 (3.64%) Validation
8 2 (3.64%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.64%) Matrix Management
8 2 (3.64%) Content Management
9 1 (1.82%) Business Development
9 1 (1.82%) Risk Analysis
9 1 (1.82%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.91%) Java
3 1 (1.82%) IronPython
3 1 (1.82%) R
3 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Adobe
2 5 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle
3 2 (3.64%) Dell
4 1 (1.82%) Orchard
4 1 (1.82%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (1.82%) Minitab
4 1 (1.82%) JBoss