The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 44 49 44
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 4 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.89% 0.22% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.24% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Median daily rate £275 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £350 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £29.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +30.00%
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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
428 411 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.32% 91.13% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 246 267
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 43 44
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.88 £19.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.62% -0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.83 £32.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Lancashire region that featured Designer in the job title.

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 1 May 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Preston +2 3 £279 -20.35% 5
Colne - 1 £275 -
Designer
North West

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 Lancashire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (28.57%) Network Design
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Local Government
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
3 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
4 1 (14.29%) Energy Management
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Fireworks
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) FTP
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Network Design
1 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Service Management
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (14.29%) Energy Management
2 1 (14.29%) Kanban
2 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCDA
2 1 (14.29%) CCDP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe