The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 58 56 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 44 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.81% 2.26% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 2.44% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £260 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £163 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £325 £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -11.57%
Designer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1439 1066 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.77% 92.62% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1033 747 429
Average daily rate £350 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 28
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.05 £12.00 £10.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 32 (53.33%) User Experience
2 17 (28.33%) HTML
2 17 (28.33%) CSS
2 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.00%) CRM
4 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (13.33%) Web Design
5 7 (11.67%) Telecoms
5 7 (11.67%) Adobe
5 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (11.67%) Information Architecture
6 6 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (10.00%) Marketing
6 6 (10.00%) Finance
7 5 (8.33%) .NET
7 5 (8.33%) Oracle
7 5 (8.33%) jQuery
8 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (6.67%) HTML5
8 4 (6.67%) Retail
8 4 (6.67%) Photoshop
8 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.67%) ITIL
8 4 (6.67%) Advertising
9 3 (5.00%) OPNET
9 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
9 3 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (5.00%) InDesign
9 3 (5.00%) Acrobat

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 2 (3.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (6.67%) Photoshop
3 3 (5.00%) Acrobat
3 3 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (5.00%) InDesign
4 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) MPLS
1 3 (5.00%) BGP
1 3 (5.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (5.00%) Firewall
1 3 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (5.00%) WLAN
1 3 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (11.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Marketing
3 4 (6.67%) Advertising
3 4 (6.67%) Retail
4 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (5.00%) Interactive Media
5 2 (3.33%) Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.67%) Billing
6 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.33%) HTML
1 17 (28.33%) CSS
2 5 (8.33%) .NET
2 5 (8.33%) jQuery
3 4 (6.67%) HTML5
4 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.00%) DOM
5 2 (3.33%) XML
6 1 (1.67%) CSS3
6 1 (1.67%) Sass
6 1 (1.67%) LESS
6 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (53.33%) User Experience
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Graphic Design
4 2 (3.33%) NHS
4 2 (3.33%) W3C
4 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.67%) IVR
5 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.00%) CRM
3 8 (13.33%) Web Design
4 7 (11.67%) Information Architecture
5 4 (6.67%) ITIL
5 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.00%) Service Management
6 3 (5.00%) Supply Chain Management
6 3 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (5.00%) Product Management
7 2 (3.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (3.33%) Line Management
7 2 (3.33%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (3.33%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.67%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.67%) ITSM
8 1 (1.67%) Workflow
8 1 (1.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.67%) Usability Testing
8 1 (1.67%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.00%) Lisp
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
3 2 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (1.67%) C
4 1 (1.67%) LINC
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) CCNP
1 3 (5.00%) CCNA
1 3 (5.00%) CCDP
1 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) Adobe
3 5 (8.33%) Oracle
4 3 (5.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (5.00%) HP
4 3 (5.00%) BMC
4 3 (5.00%) TippingPoint
4 3 (5.00%) F5
4 3 (5.00%) Cisco
5 2 (3.33%) Google
6 1 (1.67%) Unisys
6 1 (1.67%) VMware
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