The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 53 40 63
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 28 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.24% 3.60% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 3.85% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 17
Average daily rate
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£345 £303 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.04% -12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £350 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £362
% change year-on-year
- -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £22.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +23.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1188 1066 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.19% 93.51% 90.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 532 625
Average daily rate £325 £333 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 87 103
Average hourly rate £15.13 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Designer
North West

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 25 (59.52%) HTML
2 23 (54.76%) CSS
3 20 (47.62%) Photoshop
4 14 (33.33%) Adobe
5 13 (30.95%) HTML5
6 12 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (21.43%) Dreamweaver
7 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 8 (19.05%) CSS3
9 6 (14.29%) Orchard
9 6 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (14.29%) Web Design
10 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
10 5 (11.90%) jQuery
10 5 (11.90%) Rapid Prototyping
11 4 (9.52%) Publishing
12 3 (7.14%) Legal
12 3 (7.14%) Oracle
12 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
12 3 (7.14%) UML
12 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (7.14%) ETL
12 3 (7.14%) Social Media
12 3 (7.14%) Animation
12 3 (7.14%) Web Application Development
13 2 (4.76%) Analytics
13 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
13 2 (4.76%) Pure360
13 2 (4.76%) Oracle OLAP

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (2.38%) MQSeries
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) WordPress
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (47.62%) Photoshop
2 12 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Firewall
1 1 (2.38%) LDAP
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.76%) OLAP
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (9.52%) Publishing
2 3 (7.14%) Legal
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Games
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (59.52%) HTML
2 23 (54.76%) CSS
3 13 (30.95%) HTML5
4 8 (19.05%) CSS3
5 5 (11.90%) jQuery
6 2 (4.76%) Web Services
7 1 (2.38%) Ajax
7 1 (2.38%) .NET
7 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) Social Media
2 3 (7.14%) Animation
3 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (2.38%) PKI
3 1 (2.38%) Blog
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) UNIX
1 1 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (14.29%) Web Design
3 5 (11.90%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (7.14%) UML
4 3 (7.14%) ETL
4 3 (7.14%) Web Application Development
5 2 (4.76%) Analytics
5 2 (4.76%) Content Management
5 2 (4.76%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (4.76%) BPMN
5 2 (4.76%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.76%) SEO
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) TDD
6 1 (2.38%) Data Management
6 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.38%) Scrum
6 1 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Adobe
2 6 (14.29%) Orchard
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) Teradata
5 1 (2.38%) Intel
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
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