The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 46 44 57
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 3 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.59% 3.28% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 3.54% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 21 8
Median daily rate £475 £325 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%

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
480 875 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.05% 92.69% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 550 422
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 57
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £20.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Designer in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Runcorn -1 1 - -
Designer
North West

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 Cheshire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (16.67%) WordPress
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) HPUX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) GIS
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) HPUX
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) SEO
2 1 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CA
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow