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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 62 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 35 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.14% 1.49% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 1.61% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £331 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £170 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £84.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +320.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.40% +21.25%
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
1506 1182 892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.11% 93.00% 93.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 618 407
Average daily rate £350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 59 75
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.80 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 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
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 30 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Altrincham - 2 - -
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 28 (53.85%) HTML
2 26 (50.00%) CSS
3 21 (40.38%) User Experience
4 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
5 16 (30.77%) HTML5
6 14 (26.92%) Finance
6 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
6 14 (26.92%) AngularJS
7 13 (25.00%) CSS3
8 11 (21.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (21.15%) .NET
9 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (11.54%) Data Analysis
10 6 (11.54%) Migration
10 6 (11.54%) System Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Base SAS
10 6 (11.54%) Mainframe
10 6 (11.54%) UNIX
10 6 (11.54%) SAS
10 6 (11.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 6 (11.54%) Axure RP
11 5 (9.62%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (9.62%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
11 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
11 5 (9.62%) IBM
11 5 (9.62%) REXX
11 5 (9.62%) Data Extraction
11 5 (9.62%) Graphic Design
12 4 (7.69%) jQuery

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (11.54%) SAS
2 1 (1.92%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.69%) Fireworks
1 4 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (5.77%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) InDesign
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Base SAS
1 6 (11.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.92%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
2 3 (5.77%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (53.85%) HTML
2 26 (50.00%) CSS
3 16 (30.77%) HTML5
4 14 (26.92%) AngularJS
5 13 (25.00%) CSS3
6 11 (21.15%) .NET
6 11 (21.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (7.69%) jQuery
8 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.92%) J2EE
9 1 (1.92%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) User Experience
2 6 (11.54%) Mainframe
3 5 (9.62%) Graphic Design
3 5 (9.62%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (9.62%) Data Extraction
4 3 (5.77%) Informatics
4 3 (5.77%) NHS
5 2 (3.85%) Social Media
5 2 (3.85%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) UNIX
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (11.54%) Data Analysis
2 6 (11.54%) System Testing
2 6 (11.54%) Migration
3 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
3 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
3 5 (9.62%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.69%) Web Design
5 3 (5.77%) UX Design
5 3 (5.77%) Usability Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.85%) Progressive Enhancement
6 2 (3.85%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (3.85%) Graceful Degradation
6 2 (3.85%) Project Management
6 2 (3.85%) Workflow
6 2 (3.85%) ETL
6 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
2 5 (9.62%) REXX
3 3 (5.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) IBM
3 3 (5.77%) Adobe
4 2 (3.85%) Google
5 1 (1.92%) hybris
5 1 (1.92%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle
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