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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 62 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 17 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.93% 0.91% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 0.96% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 7
Median daily rate £388 £360 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £565 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £21.84 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-17.56% +3.97%
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
829 939 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.31% 94.85% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 571 405
Median daily rate £420 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 46 44
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester -3 6 £338 +22.72% 2
Knutsford -2 3 £425 -3.95%
Warrington -10 2 - -
Runcorn - 2 £420 -
Designer
North West

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 21 (38.89%) User Experience
2 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 17 (31.48%) Migration
4 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
5 14 (25.93%) SharePoint
5 14 (25.93%) Wireframes
5 14 (25.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (22.22%) Windows
6 12 (22.22%) HTML
6 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (20.37%) Finance
7 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
7 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
7 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
8 10 (18.52%) CSS
8 10 (18.52%) Banking
8 10 (18.52%) PowerShell
8 10 (18.52%) Prototyping
9 9 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 9 (16.67%) VMware
10 8 (14.81%) Data Migration
10 8 (14.81%) SCCM
10 8 (14.81%) SCOM
10 8 (14.81%) SQL
10 8 (14.81%) vSphere
10 8 (14.81%) Skype for Business

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 14 (25.93%) SharePoint
1 14 (25.93%) SharePoint 2013
2 8 (14.81%) Skype for Business
3 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
4 5 (9.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (5.56%) CICS
5 3 (5.56%) JBoss
5 3 (5.56%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.56%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.85%) CMS
6 1 (1.85%) Confluence
6 1 (1.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Office
2 4 (7.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (7.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (7.41%) Photoshop
3 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
4 2 (3.70%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (3.70%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) Skype
2 6 (11.11%) DHCP
3 3 (5.56%) DNS
3 3 (5.56%) SAN
4 2 (3.70%) Firewall
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
4 2 (3.70%) VPN
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.85%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) Intranet
5 1 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.85%) IPsec
5 1 (1.85%) Network Security
5 1 (1.85%) SSH
5 1 (1.85%) SSL
5 1 (1.85%) VLAN
5 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) DB2
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Axure RP
2 3 (5.56%) ClearCase
2 3 (5.56%) Subversion
3 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) HTML
2 10 (18.52%) CSS
3 5 (9.26%) EJB
3 5 (9.26%) JSP
3 5 (9.26%) Servlets
4 4 (7.41%) HTML5
4 4 (7.41%) J2EE
4 4 (7.41%) Web Services
5 3 (5.56%) Hibernate
5 3 (5.56%) JMS
5 3 (5.56%) Struts
5 3 (5.56%) WSDL
5 3 (5.56%) XML
5 3 (5.56%) XSD
6 2 (3.70%) CSS3
6 2 (3.70%) VXML
7 1 (1.85%) .NET
7 1 (1.85%) RESTful
7 1 (1.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (38.89%) User Experience
2 7 (12.96%) Mobile App
3 6 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) Copywriting
4 3 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (5.56%) PMI
5 2 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.70%) IVR
5 2 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Photography
5 2 (3.70%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.70%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (14.81%) Windows 10
4 7 (12.96%) Linux
5 3 (5.56%) AIX
5 3 (5.56%) HPUX
5 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.56%) Solaris
6 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Migration
2 14 (25.93%) Wireframes
3 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.52%) Prototyping
5 9 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 8 (14.81%) Data Migration
7 6 (11.11%) SDLC
7 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 5 (9.26%) Infographics
8 5 (9.26%) Service Management
9 4 (7.41%) Project Management
9 4 (7.41%) Rapid Prototyping
10 3 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (5.56%) Front End Development
10 3 (5.56%) Information Architecture
10 3 (5.56%) PRINCE
10 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.56%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
2 10 (18.52%) PowerShell
3 8 (14.81%) SQL
4 7 (12.96%) Java
5 3 (5.56%) Assembly Language
5 3 (5.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) Degree
3 3 (5.56%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.70%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.81%) vSphere
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) SCCM
1 8 (14.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.67%) VMware
3 6 (11.11%) Oracle
4 4 (7.41%) Adobe
4 4 (7.41%) IBM
5 3 (5.56%) Chordiant
5 3 (5.56%) Cisco
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) EMC
5 3 (5.56%) NetApp
6 2 (3.70%) Sun
7 1 (1.85%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.85%) Informatica
7 1 (1.85%) Juniper
7 1 (1.85%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.85%) Talend
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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