The first table below looks at the demand for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 24 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 Lancashire 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 41 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 10 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.39% 2.99% 5.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 3.13% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 13
Average daily rate £325 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £254 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £300 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £369
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -3.15%
Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
391 192 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 93.54% 95.52% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 93 168
Average daily rate £375 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £165 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.04 £14.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% +27.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.47 £30.00 £29.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Designer
North West

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) CSS
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) ERP
3 4 (23.53%) Local Government
3 4 (23.53%) jQuery
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) HTML5
4 3 (17.65%) CSS3
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (11.76%) .NET
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Web Design
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) InDesign
6 1 (5.88%) C#
6 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
6 1 (5.88%) PHP
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) Java

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.88%) Fireworks
1 1 (5.88%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Financials
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) CSS
3 4 (23.53%) jQuery
4 3 (17.65%) HTML5
4 3 (17.65%) CSS3
5 2 (11.76%) .NET
6 1 (5.88%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Social Media
1 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) ERP
1 4 (23.53%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Web Design
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Web Development
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
2 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.88%) Ruby
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe