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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 40 32 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 36 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.92% 3.81% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.14% 4.06% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 3
Average daily rate £388 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -8.16%
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
870 567 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 94.77% 93.87% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 338 227
Average daily rate £380 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 49
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £38.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 30 £400 +23.07% 1
Durham +4 4 £375 -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (50.00%) User Experience
3 13 (24.07%) Legal
4 12 (22.22%) Publishing
4 12 (22.22%) HTML
4 12 (22.22%) CSS
5 11 (20.37%) User Stories
6 10 (18.52%) Finance
6 10 (18.52%) Content Management
7 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 8 (14.81%) Office 365
8 8 (14.81%) Web Design
9 7 (12.96%) Migration
9 7 (12.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (12.96%) Rapid Prototyping
9 7 (12.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (11.11%) Mobile App
11 5 (9.26%) Scrum
11 5 (9.26%) Information Architecture
11 5 (9.26%) UX Design
12 4 (7.41%) Front End Development
12 4 (7.41%) Web Application Development
12 4 (7.41%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (7.41%) Photoshop
13 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce
13 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
13 3 (5.56%) Adobe
13 3 (5.56%) SEO

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.96%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (12.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (7.41%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.85%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) LAN
1 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Axure RP
1 1 (1.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 13 (24.07%) Legal
2 12 (22.22%) Publishing
3 10 (18.52%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) CSS
1 12 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (3.70%) CSS3
2 2 (3.70%) HTML5
2 2 (3.70%) Sass
2 2 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.85%) Flash
3 1 (1.85%) jQuery
3 1 (1.85%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (50.00%) User Experience
2 6 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.85%) Interactive TV
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.85%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Windows
1 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.37%) User Stories
3 10 (18.52%) Content Management
4 8 (14.81%) Web Design
5 7 (12.96%) Migration
5 7 (12.96%) Rapid Prototyping
6 5 (9.26%) Information Architecture
6 5 (9.26%) Scrum
6 5 (9.26%) UX Design
7 4 (7.41%) Front End Development
7 4 (7.41%) Web Application Development
8 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.56%) SEO
9 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.70%) ITIL
9 2 (3.70%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (1.85%) Information Security
10 1 (1.85%) ITIL V3
10 1 (1.85%) Programme Management
10 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (5.56%) Adobe
2 2 (3.70%) Twitter
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) SAP