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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 56 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 33 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.14% 1.67% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 1.78% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £213 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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
1431 1124 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.68% 93.90% 91.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 604 425
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 53 68
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.35 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% +9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £33.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 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 6 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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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 - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - -
Designer
North West

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 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 26 (42.62%) HTML
2 24 (39.34%) CSS
3 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (31.15%) User Experience
4 17 (27.87%) JavaScript
4 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
4 17 (27.87%) HTML5
5 16 (26.23%) AngularJS
6 15 (24.59%) CSS3
7 14 (22.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 14 (22.95%) .NET
7 14 (22.95%) Finance
8 9 (14.75%) Social Media
9 8 (13.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (11.48%) Publishing
11 6 (9.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 6 (9.84%) Internet
11 6 (9.84%) UNIX
11 6 (9.84%) Photoshop
11 6 (9.84%) SAS
11 6 (9.84%) Migration
11 6 (9.84%) Mainframe
11 6 (9.84%) Graphic Design
11 6 (9.84%) System Testing
11 6 (9.84%) Base SAS
11 6 (9.84%) Data Analysis
11 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
12 5 (8.20%) Data Extraction
12 5 (8.20%) Informatics
12 5 (8.20%) Legal

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (9.84%) SAS
2 1 (1.64%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (9.84%) Photoshop
3 5 (8.20%) Fireworks
4 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.64%) MS Office
5 1 (1.64%) InDesign
5 1 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) Internet
2 4 (6.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Base SAS
1 6 (9.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (1.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.64%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Publishing
3 5 (8.20%) Legal
4 3 (4.92%) Marketing
5 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 2 (3.28%) Games
6 1 (1.64%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (42.62%) HTML
2 24 (39.34%) CSS
3 17 (27.87%) HTML5
4 16 (26.23%) AngularJS
5 15 (24.59%) CSS3
6 14 (22.95%) .NET
6 14 (22.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.28%) jQuery
8 1 (1.64%) J2EE
8 1 (1.64%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.15%) User Experience
2 9 (14.75%) Social Media
3 6 (9.84%) Mainframe
3 6 (9.84%) Graphic Design
4 5 (8.20%) Informatics
4 5 (8.20%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (8.20%) Data Extraction
4 5 (8.20%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.28%) NHS
5 2 (3.28%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) UNIX
2 3 (4.92%) Android
2 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.84%) Migration
2 6 (9.84%) Data Analysis
2 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
2 6 (9.84%) System Testing
3 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
4 4 (6.56%) SEO
4 4 (6.56%) Web Design
5 3 (4.92%) Web Application Development
6 2 (3.28%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (3.28%) UX Design
6 2 (3.28%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (3.28%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.28%) Usability Testing
6 2 (3.28%) Workflow
6 2 (3.28%) Project Management
6 2 (3.28%) ETL
6 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.64%) DRM
7 1 (1.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) JavaScript
2 5 (8.20%) REXX
3 3 (4.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
1 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.64%) VCP4
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) IBM
3 4 (6.56%) Adobe
4 1 (1.64%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle
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