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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 40 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 5 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.22% 0.45% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.48% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Median daily rate £380 £400 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £360 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £440 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
- +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.63 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +35.55%
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
392 413 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.84% 92.81% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 257 309
Median daily rate £393 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 49 49
Median hourly rate £27.00 £18.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.00% -10.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £11.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 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 29 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 +6 2 £195 -51.25% 1
Colne - 1 £275 - 1
Designer
North West

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 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 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) JBoss
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) COBOL
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Network Design
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Local Government
3 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (22.22%) Smart Meter
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (11.11%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Fireworks
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) FTP
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (22.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 2 (22.22%) Smart Meter
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Network Design
1 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
1 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (11.11%) Energy Management
2 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Security Patching
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) COBOL
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCDA
2 1 (11.11%) CCDP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe