The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 39 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.39% 0.66% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.68% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+19.51% -13.68%
Job Titles Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
239 147 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 93.36% 97.35% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 40 22
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £231 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 17 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £11.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +216.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Designer
Cheshire

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 26 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (90.91%) Photoshop
2 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 9 (81.82%) HTML
3 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
4 7 (63.64%) E-Commerce
4 7 (63.64%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (27.27%) Adobe
6 2 (18.18%) Web Design
6 2 (18.18%) Android
6 2 (18.18%) iPhone
6 2 (18.18%) Information Architecture
7 1 (9.09%) HTML5
7 1 (9.09%) Social Media
7 1 (9.09%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (9.09%) Axure RP
7 1 (9.09%) CSS3
7 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
7 1 (9.09%) Project Management
7 1 (9.09%) SEO
7 1 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (9.09%) Ajax
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) jQuery
7 1 (9.09%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (9.09%) Flash
7 1 (9.09%) XHTML

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (90.91%) Photoshop
2 1 (9.09%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Axure RP
1 1 (9.09%) Dreamweaver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) CSS
1 9 (81.82%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) CSS3
2 1 (9.09%) Ajax
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) Flash
2 1 (9.09%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) Social Media
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) E-Commerce
1 7 (63.64%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (18.18%) Web Design
2 2 (18.18%) Information Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Adobe