The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 43 41 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 2 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.48% 2.30% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 2.46% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Average daily rate
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£265 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £254 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £430 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +4.34%
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
373 406 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 89.23% 93.55% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 252 91
Average daily rate £378 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £215 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £523 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 42 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £32.47 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 28 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +2 1 £350 -12.50% 1
Colne - 1 £180 -
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 9 (42.86%) CSS
1 9 (42.86%) HTML
1 9 (42.86%) Photoshop
2 8 (38.10%) jQuery
3 7 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
4 6 (28.57%) Web Application Development
5 5 (23.81%) Fireworks
5 5 (23.81%) Web Usability
6 4 (19.05%) HTML5
6 4 (19.05%) CSS3
6 4 (19.05%) User Experience
6 4 (19.05%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (14.29%) Retail
7 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (14.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 3 (14.29%) Axure RP
7 3 (14.29%) Sass
7 3 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (9.52%) Oracle
8 2 (9.52%) Web Development
8 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL
9 1 (4.76%) E-business
9 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
9 1 (4.76%) Publishing
9 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (4.76%) Web Design
9 1 (4.76%) Local Government

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 (4.76%) WordPress
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Photoshop
2 5 (23.81%) Fireworks
3 4 (19.05%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (14.29%) Axure RP
2 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) HTML
1 9 (42.86%) CSS
2 8 (38.10%) jQuery
3 4 (19.05%) HTML5
3 4 (19.05%) CSS3
4 3 (14.29%) Sass
4 3 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Web Application Development
2 5 (23.81%) Web Usability
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) UML
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
5 1 (4.76%) SOA
5 1 (4.76%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) E-business
5 1 (4.76%) Web Design
5 1 (4.76%) UX Design
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Siebel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Informatica
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