The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 65 74 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 26 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.77% 0.62% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 0.67% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 17
Average daily rate
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£338 £238 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.10% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £208 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £268 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +11.11%
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1376 1042 1183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.54% 92.05% 91.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 532 612
Average daily rate £338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 69 82
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 25 (54.35%) HTML
1 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (52.17%) CSS
3 18 (39.13%) User Experience
4 16 (34.78%) HTML5
5 15 (32.61%) CSS3
6 14 (30.43%) Photoshop
7 11 (23.91%) Adobe
8 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
8 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
8 9 (19.57%) Publishing
8 9 (19.57%) Social Media
8 9 (19.57%) Mobile App
9 8 (17.39%) AngularJS
9 8 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (17.39%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (17.39%) .NET
10 7 (15.22%) Dreamweaver
11 6 (13.04%) Legal
12 5 (10.87%) Web Application Development
12 5 (10.87%) Rapid Prototyping
12 5 (10.87%) SEO
13 4 (8.70%) Fireworks
13 4 (8.70%) Intranet
14 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
14 3 (6.52%) Web Design
14 3 (6.52%) Android
15 2 (4.35%) Marketing
15 2 (4.35%) Informatics
15 2 (4.35%) Graphic Design

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (2.17%) MQSeries
1 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Photoshop
2 8 (17.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (8.70%) Fireworks
4 2 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (2.17%) MS Office
5 1 (2.17%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (2.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Intranet
2 2 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) LDAP
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Dreamweaver
General
1 9 (19.57%) Publishing
2 6 (13.04%) Legal
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (54.35%) HTML
2 24 (52.17%) CSS
3 16 (34.78%) HTML5
4 15 (32.61%) CSS3
5 8 (17.39%) AngularJS
5 8 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (17.39%) .NET
6 2 (4.35%) Web Services
7 1 (2.17%) Flash
7 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) User Experience
2 9 (19.57%) Social Media
2 9 (19.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.35%) Informatics
3 2 (4.35%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) Animation
4 1 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
1 3 (6.52%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (10.87%) Web Application Development
2 5 (10.87%) Rapid Prototyping
2 5 (10.87%) SEO
3 3 (6.52%) Web Design
4 2 (4.35%) Content Management
4 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.17%) Information Architecture
5 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.17%) ETL
5 1 (2.17%) Workflow
5 1 (2.17%) Online Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Adobe
2 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Intel
3 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.17%) Teradata
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