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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 63 57 67
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 25 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.82% 1.74% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.85% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 22
Average daily rate
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£345 £305 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.11% -15.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+6.09% -18.00%
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
1297 1137 1371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.26% 93.97% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 579 670
Average daily rate £338 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 89 112
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Altrincham - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.98%) HTML
3 22 (44.90%) CSS
4 20 (40.82%) User Experience
5 18 (36.73%) Photoshop
6 14 (28.57%) Adobe
6 14 (28.57%) HTML5
7 11 (22.45%) Publishing
7 11 (22.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (22.45%) CSS3
8 10 (20.41%) Social Media
9 9 (18.37%) Mobile App
10 8 (16.33%) Dreamweaver
11 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 7 (14.29%) Legal
12 6 (12.24%) Web Application Development
12 6 (12.24%) Web Design
12 6 (12.24%) SEO
13 5 (10.20%) Rapid Prototyping
14 4 (8.16%) Orchard
14 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
14 4 (8.16%) Intranet
15 3 (6.12%) Internet
15 3 (6.12%) .NET
15 3 (6.12%) Android
15 3 (6.12%) jQuery
15 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
15 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
15 3 (6.12%) Responsive Web Design
15 3 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (2.04%) MQSeries
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (36.73%) Photoshop
2 11 (22.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (4.08%) Fireworks
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Intranet
2 3 (6.12%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) DB2
2 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (22.45%) Publishing
2 7 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.98%) HTML
2 22 (44.90%) CSS
3 14 (28.57%) HTML5
4 11 (22.45%) CSS3
5 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (6.12%) .NET
5 3 (6.12%) jQuery
6 2 (4.08%) Web Services
7 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.82%) User Experience
2 10 (20.41%) Social Media
3 9 (18.37%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) Animation
4 2 (4.08%) Informatics
5 1 (2.04%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.04%) PKI
5 1 (2.04%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Android
1 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
2 1 (2.04%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.24%) Web Application Development
2 6 (12.24%) Web Design
2 6 (12.24%) SEO
3 5 (10.20%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (6.12%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.04%) Web Analytics
6 1 (2.04%) Web Usability
6 1 (2.04%) Online Marketing
6 1 (2.04%) Workflow
6 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.04%) ETL
6 1 (2.04%) Content Management
6 1 (2.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Adobe
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Orchard
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) IBM
3 1 (2.04%) Intel
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.04%) Teradata