The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Leeds 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 73 65 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 13 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.13% 0.79% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.83% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
Average daily rate £300 £275 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £343 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £369
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -3.15%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1076 724 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.24% 95.14% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 376 479
Average daily rate £345 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.11% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 45
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £40.00 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Designer
West Yorkshire

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014, 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 11 (39.29%) HTML
2 10 (35.71%) CSS
3 9 (32.14%) HTML5
4 7 (25.00%) CSS3
5 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 5 (17.86%) PHP
6 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (14.29%) jQuery
7 4 (14.29%) Finance
8 3 (10.71%) Advertising
8 3 (10.71%) Marketing
8 3 (10.71%) Photoshop
9 2 (7.14%) Banking
9 2 (7.14%) Retail
9 2 (7.14%) SQL
9 2 (7.14%) SOA
9 2 (7.14%) CMS
9 2 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (7.14%) Information Architecture
10 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (3.57%) Pentaho
10 1 (3.57%) Analytics
10 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
10 1 (3.57%) Java EE
10 1 (3.57%) Unica
10 1 (3.57%) QA
10 1 (3.57%) Spotfire

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Photoshop
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) ATM
1 1 (3.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.57%) Spotfire
1 1 (3.57%) Pentaho
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Advertising
2 3 (10.71%) Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) HTML
2 10 (35.71%) CSS
3 9 (32.14%) HTML5
4 7 (25.00%) CSS3
5 4 (14.29%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) .NET
6 1 (3.57%) Flash
6 1 (3.57%) XHTML
6 1 (3.57%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) W3C
1 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
1 1 (3.57%) FMCG
1 1 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (7.14%) Information Architecture
3 2 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (3.57%) ETL
4 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.57%) MVC
4 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.57%) Content Management
4 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.57%) Display Advertising
4 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.57%) UML
4 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.86%) PHP
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (3.57%) Unica
1 1 (3.57%) Greenplum