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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 14 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 7 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.74% 4.76% -
As % of the Job Titles category 6.54% 5.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +31.57%
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
107 198 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 87.70% 94.29% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 64 51
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 27
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -16.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £16.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the Chester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Mobile App
3 4 (57.14%) User Experience
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
5 2 (28.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (14.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (14.29%) Axure RP
6 1 (14.29%) TSYS
6 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
6 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Android
6 1 (14.29%) UX Design
6 1 (14.29%) Adobe
6 1 (14.29%) Fireworks
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) Games
6 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (14.29%) Web Design

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
1 2 (28.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (14.29%) Fireworks
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (14.29%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Mobile App
2 4 (57.14%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Web Development
1 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
1 1 (14.29%) UX Design
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (14.29%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) TSYS
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe
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