The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 48 65 33
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 11 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.68% 0.52% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 0.57% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£319 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.31% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £400 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £400 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +22.50%
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 North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
609 522 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.98% 89.85% 91.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 301 116
Average daily rate £345 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £188 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 28
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.51 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £34.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the North East region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the North East region over the 3 months to 31 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
Tyne and Wear +13 10 £325 -18.75% 3
Durham - - - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 32 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (58.49%) User Experience
3 28 (52.83%) HTML
3 28 (52.83%) CSS
4 16 (30.19%) Rapid Prototyping
5 14 (26.42%) Mobile App
6 13 (24.53%) Customer Insight
6 13 (24.53%) Degree
7 9 (16.98%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (16.98%) Photoshop
8 8 (15.09%) Graphic Design
8 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
8 8 (15.09%) Axure RP
9 7 (13.21%) Adobe
9 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
10 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
10 6 (11.32%) Legal
10 6 (11.32%) Content Management
11 5 (9.43%) Publishing
12 4 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (5.66%) UX Design
13 3 (5.66%) Usability Testing
13 3 (5.66%) .NET
14 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
14 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
14 2 (3.77%) W3C
14 2 (3.77%) Banking
14 2 (3.77%) Web Design
14 2 (3.77%) E-Learning
14 2 (3.77%) Microsoft

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) WordPress
2 1 (1.89%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Photoshop
1 9 (16.98%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
1 1 (1.89%) Firewall
1 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Axure RP
2 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (11.32%) Legal
2 5 (9.43%) Publishing
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (52.83%) HTML
1 28 (52.83%) CSS
2 4 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (5.66%) .NET
4 2 (3.77%) jQuery
4 2 (3.77%) HTML5
4 2 (3.77%) CSS3
4 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.89%) REST
5 1 (1.89%) SOAP
5 1 (1.89%) XML
5 1 (1.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 31 (58.49%) User Experience
2 14 (26.42%) Mobile App
3 8 (15.09%) Graphic Design
4 2 (3.77%) W3C
4 2 (3.77%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.89%) Video Editing
5 1 (1.89%) Social Media
5 1 (1.89%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Rapid Prototyping
3 13 (24.53%) Customer Insight
4 6 (11.32%) Content Management
5 3 (5.66%) Usability Testing
5 3 (5.66%) UX Design
6 2 (3.77%) Web Design
7 1 (1.89%) Web Application Development
7 1 (1.89%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.89%) Web Usability
7 1 (1.89%) Information Architecture
7 1 (1.89%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (1.89%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.89%) SOA
7 1 (1.89%) ETL
7 1 (1.89%) SEO
7 1 (1.89%) Workflow
7 1 (1.89%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.89%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.89%) XPath
2 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Degree
2 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Adobe
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco
3 1 (1.89%) Informatica
3 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.89%) F5