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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 65 69 63
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 21 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.53% 1.34% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.43% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 12
Average daily rate
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£319 £379 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.84% +47.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £198 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
1291 1051 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.10% 93.76% 91.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 563 500
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £207 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 50 69
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 20 (45.45%) HTML
2 18 (40.91%) CSS
3 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (34.09%) HTML5
4 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
5 14 (31.82%) .NET
5 14 (31.82%) CSS3
5 14 (31.82%) AngularJS
5 14 (31.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 14 (31.82%) User Experience
6 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
7 7 (15.91%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (15.91%) Publishing
7 7 (15.91%) Finance
7 7 (15.91%) Photoshop
7 7 (15.91%) Social Media
8 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.64%) Internet
9 5 (11.36%) Legal
9 5 (11.36%) Web Design
9 5 (11.36%) Informatics
9 5 (11.36%) Mobile App
10 4 (9.09%) Graphic Design
10 4 (9.09%) SEO
10 4 (9.09%) Fireworks
10 4 (9.09%) Intranet
10 4 (9.09%) Adobe
11 3 (6.82%) Axure RP
11 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
11 3 (6.82%) Web Application Development

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (2.27%) CICS
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (15.91%) Photoshop
2 4 (9.09%) Fireworks
3 2 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.27%) InDesign
4 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Internet
2 4 (9.09%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.27%) Dreamweaver
General
1 7 (15.91%) Publishing
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Legal
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) HTML
2 18 (40.91%) CSS
3 15 (34.09%) HTML5
4 14 (31.82%) .NET
4 14 (31.82%) CSS3
4 14 (31.82%) AngularJS
4 14 (31.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.55%) jQuery
5 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.27%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) User Experience
2 7 (15.91%) Social Media
3 5 (11.36%) Informatics
3 5 (11.36%) Mobile App
4 4 (9.09%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
1 3 (6.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
3 5 (11.36%) Web Design
4 4 (9.09%) SEO
5 3 (6.82%) Web Application Development
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (4.55%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (4.55%) Usability Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Project Management
6 2 (4.55%) Workflow
6 2 (4.55%) Content Management
7 1 (2.27%) Workflow Management
7 1 (2.27%) High Availability
7 1 (2.27%) Online Marketing
7 1 (2.27%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Adobe
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