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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 75 58 60
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 7 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.70% 1.83% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 2.00% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
Average daily rate
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£336 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.88% -2.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+35.55% -10.00%
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
928 749 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.08% 91.23% 91.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 397 293
Average daily rate £425 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 39
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.46% -55.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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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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
Chester +4 3 £294 - 3
Knutsford +1 3 £525 +19.45%
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) HTML
2 7 (31.82%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) Photoshop
2 7 (31.82%) CSS
3 6 (27.27%) IBM
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) SDLC
4 5 (22.73%) User Experience
4 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
4 5 (22.73%) Banking
4 5 (22.73%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (22.73%) Adobe
4 5 (22.73%) J2EE
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle
5 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 4 (18.18%) Flash
5 4 (18.18%) JSP
5 4 (18.18%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Web Design
5 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (13.64%) Degree
6 3 (13.64%) Graphic Design
6 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
6 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 3 (13.64%) JNDI

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (13.64%) CICS
2 1 (4.55%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Photoshop
2 5 (22.73%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (13.64%) Fireworks
3 3 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (9.09%) InDesign
5 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Broadband
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (9.09%) Lombardi
3 1 (4.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (4.55%) Axure RP
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) HTML
1 7 (31.82%) CSS
2 5 (22.73%) J2EE
3 4 (18.18%) JSP
3 4 (18.18%) Flash
4 3 (13.64%) JMS
4 3 (13.64%) JDBC
4 3 (13.64%) JNDI
4 3 (13.64%) .NET
5 2 (9.09%) HTML5
6 1 (4.55%) REST
6 1 (4.55%) CSS3
6 1 (4.55%) EJB
6 1 (4.55%) Servlets
6 1 (4.55%) SOAP
6 1 (4.55%) XML
6 1 (4.55%) JSON
6 1 (4.55%) jQuery
6 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
1 5 (22.73%) User Experience
2 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
2 3 (13.64%) Graphic Design
2 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (27.27%) SDLC
2 4 (18.18%) Web Design
2 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
2 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (9.09%) SOA
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow
4 2 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Usability Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) BPMN
5 1 (4.55%) UX Design
5 1 (4.55%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (4.55%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) IBM
2 5 (22.73%) Adobe
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Siebel
5 1 (4.55%) Pega
Warrington, Cheshire
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