The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 72 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 34 31 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.84% 1.92% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.02% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 17
Median daily rate £350 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £320 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £391 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £10.75 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.23% +1.87%
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
1760 1534 1198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.19% 95.10% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 920 669
Median daily rate £389 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.17% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 60 64
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.87 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% -13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £34.00 £29.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Designer in the job title.

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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 12 £400 - 2
Designer
North West

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 22 (44.00%) User Experience
2 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (32.00%) HTML
4 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (30.00%) CSS
5 14 (28.00%) jQuery
6 10 (20.00%) Prototyping
7 7 (14.00%) Wireframes
7 7 (14.00%) UX Design
7 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (14.00%) Windows
8 6 (12.00%) Oracle
8 6 (12.00%) Photoshop
8 6 (12.00%) Finance
8 6 (12.00%) Migration
8 6 (12.00%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (12.00%) Front End Development
8 6 (12.00%) Mobile App
9 5 (10.00%) Degree
9 5 (10.00%) Web Usability
9 5 (10.00%) Web Design
9 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
9 5 (10.00%) Project Management
9 5 (10.00%) SQL
9 5 (10.00%) DHCP
10 4 (8.00%) SMTP
10 4 (8.00%) PHP
10 4 (8.00%) MS Office
10 4 (8.00%) DNS

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.00%) CMS
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.00%) Marvel
3 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (12.00%) Photoshop
2 4 (8.00%) Fireworks
2 4 (8.00%) MS Office
3 3 (6.00%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (4.00%) Pixate
5 1 (2.00%) InfoPath
5 1 (2.00%) InVision
5 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (2.00%) MS Project
5 1 (2.00%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) DHCP
2 4 (8.00%) DNS
2 4 (8.00%) Firewall
2 4 (8.00%) SMTP
2 4 (8.00%) VLAN
3 1 (2.00%) BGP
3 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.00%) PBX
3 1 (2.00%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (2.00%) tcpdump
3 1 (2.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.00%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) HTML
2 15 (30.00%) CSS
3 14 (28.00%) jQuery
4 2 (4.00%) Framer.js
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) Ajax
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) CSS3
5 1 (2.00%) Ext JS
5 1 (2.00%) HTML5
5 1 (2.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.00%) XHTML
5 1 (2.00%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (44.00%) User Experience
2 6 (12.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.00%) New Media
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.00%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Android
2 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.00%) AIX
3 1 (2.00%) HPUX
3 1 (2.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Solaris
3 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.00%) Prototyping
3 7 (14.00%) UX Design
3 7 (14.00%) Wireframes
4 6 (12.00%) Front End Development
4 6 (12.00%) Migration
5 5 (10.00%) Project Management
5 5 (10.00%) Web Design
5 5 (10.00%) Web Usability
6 4 (8.00%) Web Application Development
7 3 (6.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 3 (6.00%) Information Architecture
7 3 (6.00%) Server Building
8 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.00%) Iconography
8 2 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.00%) Usability Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Use Case
9 1 (2.00%) Graceful Degradation
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.00%) SQL
3 4 (8.00%) PHP
4 2 (4.00%) Apple Swift
4 2 (4.00%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) CCDP
4 1 (2.00%) CCNP
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) COBIT
1 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.00%) PMBOK
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.00%) Adobe
3 4 (8.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) EMC
5 1 (2.00%) F5
5 1 (2.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.00%) Lotus
5 1 (2.00%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.00%) Sun
5 1 (2.00%) TIBCO
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