The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 99 80 85
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 55 53 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.42% 1.73% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.88% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £381 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +15.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £135.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.33% +575.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +4.34%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3569 2813 2257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.03% 91.75% 93.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1903 1501 1067
Average daily rate £385 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 196 181
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.67 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Manchester +12 35 £380 +21.60% 19
Cheshire -15 7 £294 -30.88% 13
Merseyside -12 5 £288 -25.80%
Lancashire -2 2 £265 -18.46% 2
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 62 (48.44%) HTML
2 45 (35.16%) CSS
3 37 (28.91%) User Experience
4 33 (25.78%) Finance
5 23 (17.97%) JavaScript
6 22 (17.19%) Photoshop
6 22 (17.19%) HTML5
7 19 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 16 (12.50%) CSS3
9 15 (11.72%) jQuery
10 14 (10.94%) IBM
11 13 (10.16%) Dreamweaver
11 13 (10.16%) Orchard
11 13 (10.16%) Adobe Illustrator
11 13 (10.16%) MailChimp
11 13 (10.16%) AngularJS
11 13 (10.16%) Axure RP
12 11 (8.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (8.59%) Mainframe
12 11 (8.59%) Migration
12 11 (8.59%) Fireworks
12 11 (8.59%) .NET
13 10 (7.81%) Java
13 10 (7.81%) Oracle
13 10 (7.81%) UNIX
13 10 (7.81%) IBM Mainframe
14 9 (7.03%) Web Design
14 9 (7.03%) Adobe
15 8 (6.25%) SAS

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (6.25%) SAS
2 4 (3.13%) CICS
3 2 (1.56%) JBoss
3 2 (1.56%) Apache
3 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.56%) Liferay
3 2 (1.56%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (17.19%) Photoshop
2 13 (10.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (8.59%) Fireworks
4 6 (4.69%) MS Excel
5 5 (3.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (2.34%) InDesign
7 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.16%) MailChimp
2 1 (0.78%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) Internet
2 3 (2.34%) HTTP
3 2 (1.56%) Broadband
4 1 (0.78%) ATM
4 1 (0.78%) SAN
4 1 (0.78%) Intranet
4 1 (0.78%) Firewall
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.25%) Base SAS
1 8 (6.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (3.13%) Big Data
3 3 (2.34%) DB2
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.78%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (10.16%) Dreamweaver
1 13 (10.16%) Axure RP
2 5 (3.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
General
1 33 (25.78%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Retail
3 6 (4.69%) Banking
4 5 (3.91%) Marketing
5 3 (2.34%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Publishing
6 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (48.44%) HTML
2 45 (35.16%) CSS
3 22 (17.19%) HTML5
4 16 (12.50%) CSS3
5 15 (11.72%) jQuery
6 13 (10.16%) AngularJS
7 11 (8.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (8.59%) .NET
8 6 (4.69%) J2EE
9 5 (3.91%) JSP
10 4 (3.13%) Flash
11 3 (2.34%) JMS
11 3 (2.34%) JDBC
11 3 (2.34%) REST
11 3 (2.34%) Sass
11 3 (2.34%) SOAP
11 3 (2.34%) JNDI
12 2 (1.56%) Java EE
12 2 (1.56%) Web Services
12 2 (1.56%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 37 (28.91%) User Experience
2 11 (8.59%) Mainframe
3 10 (7.81%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (6.25%) Graphic Design
4 8 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.47%) Data Extraction
6 3 (2.34%) Social Media
6 3 (2.34%) Informatics
6 3 (2.34%) NHS
7 2 (1.56%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.78%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.78%) W3C
8 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.81%) UNIX
2 3 (2.34%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) Linux
3 1 (0.78%) Android
3 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (8.59%) Migration
3 9 (7.03%) Web Design
4 8 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 8 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (4.69%) Waterfall
5 6 (4.69%) Web Application Development
5 6 (4.69%) System Testing
5 6 (4.69%) Project Management
5 6 (4.69%) E-Commerce
6 5 (3.91%) ETL
6 5 (3.91%) Configuration Management
6 5 (3.91%) UX Design
6 5 (3.91%) Web Usability
6 5 (3.91%) Workflow
6 5 (3.91%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (3.13%) Software Engineering
7 4 (3.13%) Web Development
7 4 (3.13%) Usability Testing
7 4 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.97%) JavaScript
2 10 (7.81%) Java
3 7 (5.47%) SQL
4 5 (3.91%) REXX
5 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.78%) PHP
6 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (3.13%) Degree
2 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) Squid
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.94%) IBM
3 13 (10.16%) Orchard
4 10 (7.81%) Oracle
5 9 (7.03%) Adobe
6 2 (1.56%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.56%) Informatica
6 2 (1.56%) Siebel
6 2 (1.56%) Google
7 1 (0.78%) hybris
7 1 (0.78%) TSYS
7 1 (0.78%) F5
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco
7 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.78%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.78%) VMware
7 1 (0.78%) HP
7 1 (0.78%) Intel
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