The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 20 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 2 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.35% 8.27% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 8.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -6.25%
Designer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
141 124 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 95.27% 93.23% 88.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 42 61
Average daily rate £450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% -4.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Designer in the job title across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer across the Midlands region.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Designer across the Midlands region.

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Designer
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 9 (52.94%) COBOL
2 9 (52.94%) Retail
2 9 (52.94%) Billing
2 9 (52.94%) Translating Business Requirements
3 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) SAP BW
4 5 (29.41%) NetWeaver
4 5 (29.41%) SAP
4 5 (29.41%) CRM
4 5 (29.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (29.41%) SAP CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Clustering
5 1 (5.88%) Amdocs
5 1 (5.88%) Capita
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (5.88%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
5 1 (5.88%) Windows
5 1 (5.88%) Alias
5 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 5 (29.41%) NetWeaver
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (29.41%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (52.94%) Billing
1 9 (52.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Translating Business Requirements
2 5 (29.41%) CRM
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (5.88%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) COBOL
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Alias
4 1 (5.88%) Amdocs
4 1 (5.88%) Capita