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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 58 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 10 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.32% 3.23% 3.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 3.55% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 16
Average daily rate
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£439 £395 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.28% -6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £395 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £395 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.27%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
715 676 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.08% 90.98% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 278 449
Average daily rate £375 £325 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 44 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +45.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.64 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +3 2 £439 -
Crewe - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Chester - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Java
3 7 (29.17%) Migration
3 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
4 6 (25.00%) JNDI
4 6 (25.00%) .NET
4 6 (25.00%) J2EE
4 6 (25.00%) JDBC
4 6 (25.00%) JSP
4 6 (25.00%) JMS
5 4 (16.67%) IBM
5 4 (16.67%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) Banking
6 3 (12.50%) Retail
6 3 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
6 3 (12.50%) CICS
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.50%) DB2
6 3 (12.50%) Photoshop
6 3 (12.50%) HTML
6 3 (12.50%) CSS
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (8.33%) CSS3
7 2 (8.33%) Motion Graphics

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (12.50%) CICS
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 3 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.17%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (4.17%) Fireworks
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) Maya
2 1 (4.17%) CINEMA 4D
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SMS
1 1 (4.17%) FTP
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dreamweaver
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) JNDI
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
1 6 (25.00%) J2EE
1 6 (25.00%) JDBC
1 6 (25.00%) JSP
1 6 (25.00%) JMS
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) CSS3
3 2 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) XML Schema
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) XHTML
4 1 (4.17%) Ajax
4 1 (4.17%) Java EE
4 1 (4.17%) JSON
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (8.33%) Motion Graphics
3 1 (4.17%) Social Media
3 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.17%) IVR
3 1 (4.17%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
1 7 (29.17%) Waterfall
2 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Time Management
5 1 (4.17%) Web Usability
5 1 (4.17%) SEO
5 1 (4.17%) ETL
5 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.17%) Business Development
5 1 (4.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) IBM
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Sony
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) JBoss
3 1 (4.17%) Perforce
3 1 (4.17%) AppSense
3 1 (4.17%) Orchard