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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 74 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 17 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 1.21% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.31% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.77% +30.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £480 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +31.57%
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
1311 1068 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.58% 92.47% 90.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 558 580
Average daily rate £330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 66 82
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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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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
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 20 (47.62%) HTML
2 19 (45.24%) CSS
3 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (38.10%) HTML5
5 15 (35.71%) CSS3
6 14 (33.33%) User Experience
7 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 12 (28.57%) Photoshop
7 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 11 (26.19%) .NET
8 11 (26.19%) AngularJS
8 11 (26.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (21.43%) Adobe
10 8 (19.05%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (16.67%) Publishing
11 7 (16.67%) Social Media
12 5 (11.90%) Dreamweaver
12 5 (11.90%) Legal
12 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
13 4 (9.52%) Fireworks
13 4 (9.52%) Intranet
13 4 (9.52%) SEO
13 4 (9.52%) Web Design
14 3 (7.14%) Internet
14 3 (7.14%) Finance
14 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
14 3 (7.14%) Graphic Design
14 3 (7.14%) Informatics
14 3 (7.14%) Android
14 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Photoshop
2 8 (19.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (9.52%) Fireworks
4 2 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (2.38%) InDesign
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Intranet
2 3 (7.14%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (4.76%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (16.67%) Publishing
2 5 (11.90%) Legal
3 3 (7.14%) Finance
4 2 (4.76%) Games
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
5 1 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (47.62%) HTML
2 19 (45.24%) CSS
3 16 (38.10%) HTML5
4 15 (35.71%) CSS3
5 11 (26.19%) AngularJS
5 11 (26.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (26.19%) .NET
6 1 (2.38%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) User Experience
2 7 (16.67%) Social Media
3 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.14%) Graphic Design
4 3 (7.14%) Informatics
5 1 (2.38%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Android
1 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (9.52%) SEO
2 4 (9.52%) Web Design
3 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 3 (7.14%) Web Application Development
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (4.76%) Content Management
5 1 (2.38%) Workflow
5 1 (2.38%) Online Marketing
5 1 (2.38%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Adobe
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