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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 55 66 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 47 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.63% 1.50% 2.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 1.58% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £563 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £25.38 - £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 - £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.08 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.01 £19.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+74.41% -11.36%
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
1661 1266 1138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.79% 95.05% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 748 579
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 57 91
Average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.73% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 27 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Designer Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 42 (59.15%) User Experience
2 25 (35.21%) HTML
3 18 (25.35%) Photoshop
3 18 (25.35%) CSS
4 14 (19.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (16.90%) Adobe
5 12 (16.90%) Responsive Web Design
6 11 (15.49%) HTML5
6 11 (15.49%) IBM
6 11 (15.49%) E-Commerce
7 10 (14.08%) Retail
8 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (12.68%) Java
8 9 (12.68%) Digital Media
9 8 (11.27%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (11.27%) SOA
9 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
9 8 (11.27%) Web Services
9 8 (11.27%) UNIX
9 8 (11.27%) Finance
9 8 (11.27%) Migration
9 8 (11.27%) Mainframe
10 7 (9.86%) Hibernate
10 7 (9.86%) Data Analysis
10 7 (9.86%) Spring
11 6 (8.45%) jQuery
11 6 (8.45%) Marketing
11 6 (8.45%) CMS
11 6 (8.45%) SOAP
11 6 (8.45%) SAS

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 6 (8.45%) SAS
1 6 (8.45%) CMS
2 5 (7.04%) JBoss
3 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.63%) Liferay
4 3 (4.23%) Apache ServiceMix
4 3 (4.23%) Apache
4 3 (4.23%) CICS
5 2 (2.82%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.82%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (25.35%) Photoshop
2 14 (19.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (5.63%) InDesign
3 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.82%) MS Office
4 2 (2.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.41%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.41%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.41%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.41%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) HTTP
2 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.82%) SNA
2 2 (2.82%) SSL
2 2 (2.82%) SAN
2 2 (2.82%) Firewall
2 2 (2.82%) NAS
2 2 (2.82%) SMS
2 2 (2.82%) SMTP
2 2 (2.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) Base SAS
1 6 (8.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (2.82%) DataStage
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.41%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (1.41%) JUnit
2 1 (1.41%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.41%) Subversion
2 1 (1.41%) FitNesse
2 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.41%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 10 (14.08%) Retail
2 8 (11.27%) Finance
3 6 (8.45%) Marketing
4 4 (5.63%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.21%) HTML
2 18 (25.35%) CSS
3 11 (15.49%) HTML5
4 8 (11.27%) Web Services
5 7 (9.86%) Hibernate
5 7 (9.86%) Spring
6 6 (8.45%) jQuery
6 6 (8.45%) REST
6 6 (8.45%) SOAP
6 6 (8.45%) Apache Camel
7 5 (7.04%) JPA
7 5 (7.04%) JSF
7 5 (7.04%) WSDL
7 5 (7.04%) Middleware
7 5 (7.04%) JSP
8 4 (5.63%) Servlets
8 4 (5.63%) Java EE
8 4 (5.63%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (5.63%) AngularJS
9 3 (4.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (59.15%) User Experience
2 9 (12.68%) Digital Media
3 8 (11.27%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (11.27%) Mainframe
4 6 (8.45%) Mobile App
5 5 (7.04%) Data Extraction
6 4 (5.63%) Photography
7 3 (4.23%) VSAM
7 3 (4.23%) Visualisation
7 3 (4.23%) New Media
7 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.82%) PKI
8 2 (2.82%) Graphic Design
8 2 (2.82%) Human Factors
8 2 (2.82%) EFT
8 2 (2.82%) NHS
9 1 (1.41%) W3C
9 1 (1.41%) Social Network
9 1 (1.41%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) UNIX
2 2 (2.82%) AIX
2 2 (2.82%) Solaris
2 2 (2.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Responsive Web Design
2 11 (15.49%) E-Commerce
3 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.27%) SOA
4 8 (11.27%) Migration
5 7 (9.86%) Data Analysis
6 6 (8.45%) System Testing
7 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.04%) UML
7 5 (7.04%) CRM
8 4 (5.63%) MVC
8 4 (5.63%) Usability Testing
8 4 (5.63%) Scrum
8 4 (5.63%) Web Design
8 4 (5.63%) Web Development
9 3 (4.23%) ETL
9 3 (4.23%) EAI
9 3 (4.23%) Graceful Degradation
9 3 (4.23%) Progressive Enhancement
9 3 (4.23%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) Java
2 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.04%) REXX
4 2 (2.82%) SQL
5 1 (1.41%) C#
5 1 (1.41%) COBOL
5 1 (1.41%) JCL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) HND
2 1 (1.41%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Squid
2 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.82%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (2.82%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (2.82%) RACF
3 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (2.82%) zSecure
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) Adobe
2 11 (15.49%) IBM
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.63%) Oracle
5 3 (4.23%) Google
5 3 (4.23%) hybris
6 2 (2.82%) VMware
6 2 (2.82%) CA
7 1 (1.41%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.41%) Apple
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