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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 73 59 40
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 18 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.17% 2.03% 3.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 2.13% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 6
Average daily rate
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£381 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £305 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £563 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £28.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+312.50% -11.11%
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
1446 1171 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.39% 94.89% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 629 471
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
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 59 57 79
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 25 (44.64%) HTML
2 23 (41.07%) CSS
2 23 (41.07%) User Experience
3 11 (19.64%) Finance
4 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 10 (17.86%) E-Commerce
5 9 (16.07%) HTML5
5 9 (16.07%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (14.29%) Java
6 8 (14.29%) IBM
7 7 (12.50%) Migration
7 7 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 7 (12.50%) SOA
7 7 (12.50%) Spring
7 7 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 6 (10.71%) Apache Camel
8 6 (10.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 6 (10.71%) Data Analysis
8 6 (10.71%) jQuery
8 6 (10.71%) System Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Base SAS
8 6 (10.71%) REST
8 6 (10.71%) SAS
8 6 (10.71%) SOAP
8 6 (10.71%) UNIX
8 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.71%) Mainframe
9 5 (8.93%) Configuration Management
9 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
9 5 (8.93%) REXX

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (10.71%) SAS
2 5 (8.93%) JBoss
3 4 (7.14%) Liferay
3 4 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.36%) Apache ServiceMix
4 3 (5.36%) Apache
5 1 (1.79%) CICS
5 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Photoshop
2 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.57%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) HTTP
1 3 (5.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Base SAS
1 6 (10.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.79%) JUnit
2 1 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.79%) FitNesse
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (44.64%) HTML
2 23 (41.07%) CSS
3 9 (16.07%) HTML5
4 7 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 7 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 7 (12.50%) Spring
5 6 (10.71%) SOAP
5 6 (10.71%) Apache Camel
5 6 (10.71%) REST
5 6 (10.71%) jQuery
6 5 (8.93%) JPA
6 5 (8.93%) CSS3
6 5 (8.93%) Web Services
6 5 (8.93%) JSP
6 5 (8.93%) JSF
6 5 (8.93%) WSDL
7 4 (7.14%) Java EE
7 4 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (7.14%) Servlets
7 4 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (41.07%) User Experience
2 6 (10.71%) Mainframe
3 5 (8.93%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (8.93%) Data Extraction
4 3 (5.36%) Graphic Design
4 3 (5.36%) NHS
5 2 (3.57%) Informatics
5 2 (3.57%) Social Media
5 2 (3.57%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.79%) Human Factors
6 1 (1.79%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) UNIX
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) E-Commerce
2 9 (16.07%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (12.50%) SOA
3 7 (12.50%) Migration
4 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.71%) Data Analysis
4 6 (10.71%) System Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.93%) UML
6 4 (7.14%) Web Design
6 4 (7.14%) MVC
6 4 (7.14%) Usability Testing
7 3 (5.36%) UX Design
7 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.36%) Progressive Enhancement
7 3 (5.36%) Graceful Degradation
7 3 (5.36%) EAI
8 2 (3.57%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (3.57%) DRM
8 2 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) JavaScript
2 8 (14.29%) Java
3 5 (8.93%) REXX
4 3 (5.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Squid
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) IBM
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) Adobe
3 3 (5.36%) Google
3 3 (5.36%) hybris
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 2 (3.57%) Hyperion
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