The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 29 39 24
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.01% 0.43% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.46% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.40% +21.25%
Designer
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
192 218 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 96.97% 94.78% 98.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 87 43
Average daily rate £413 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £222 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 18
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.07 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.74% +3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.49 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Designer in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer across the Chester region.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Designer across the Chester region.

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (60.00%) User Experience
3 5 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) Photoshop
5 3 (30.00%) Web Design
5 3 (30.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (20.00%) Adobe
6 2 (20.00%) Fireworks
6 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (20.00%) Graphic Design
7 1 (10.00%) Copywriting
7 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (10.00%) Time Management
7 1 (10.00%) Android
7 1 (10.00%) UX Design
7 1 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
7 1 (10.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (10.00%) Axure RP
7 1 (10.00%) TSYS
7 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (10.00%) Flash
7 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (10.00%) Dreamweaver

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (30.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (20.00%) Fireworks
2 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (10.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (10.00%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mobile App
1 6 (60.00%) User Experience
2 2 (20.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (10.00%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Web Design
2 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (10.00%) Web Development
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) UX Design
2 1 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
2 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) SEO
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) TSYS