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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 43 36 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 15 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.47% 0.79% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 0.86% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £180 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -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 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
564 350 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.76% 91.62% 92.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 160 208
Average daily rate £350 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 59 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.17 £32.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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 -12 15 £375 +108.33% 1
Durham - - - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 7 (41.18%) Rapid Prototyping
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) CSS
3 5 (29.41%) Web Design
4 4 (23.53%) Open Source
4 4 (23.53%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Photoshop
6 2 (11.76%) Adobe
6 2 (11.76%) E-Learning
6 2 (11.76%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (11.76%) Banking
6 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing
7 1 (5.88%) C
7 1 (5.88%) C#
7 1 (5.88%) SQL
7 1 (5.88%) VBScript
7 1 (5.88%) VB
7 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.88%) VBA
7 1 (5.88%) .NET
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
7 1 (5.88%) MS Office
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 1 (5.88%) Web Services
7 1 (5.88%) Windows
7 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
7 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
7 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Photoshop
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (5.88%) InDesign
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
1 6 (35.29%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) MDX
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Open Source
1 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) E-Learning
3 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.88%) Social Media
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Rapid Prototyping
2 5 (29.41%) Web Design
3 4 (23.53%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing
6 1 (5.88%) User Experience Design
6 1 (5.88%) Customer Insight
6 1 (5.88%) Data Management
6 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) VBScript
1 1 (5.88%) VB
1 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
1 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft