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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 73 82 79
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 72 49 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.10% 1.79% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 1.91% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 34 22
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £33.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +65.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +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 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
3160 2562 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.10% 93.71% 91.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1718 1309 1069
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 204 182
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Designer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 February 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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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
Manchester +1 30 £380 +4.82% 18
Cheshire +3 15 £410 -3.58% 9
Lancashire -7 11 £275 -8.33%
Merseyside -14 1 - - 4
Cumbria - - - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 60 (42.86%) HTML
2 42 (30.00%) CSS
3 34 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (24.29%) User Experience
4 31 (22.14%) Finance
5 27 (19.29%) Photoshop
6 25 (17.86%) JavaScript
7 24 (17.14%) HTML5
8 20 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 19 (13.57%) .NET
9 19 (13.57%) Adobe Illustrator
9 19 (13.57%) CSS3
10 18 (12.86%) AngularJS
11 17 (12.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 17 (12.14%) Dreamweaver
12 16 (11.43%) jQuery
13 14 (10.00%) Oracle
14 13 (9.29%) Mobile App
14 13 (9.29%) MailChimp
14 13 (9.29%) Orchard
15 12 (8.57%) Fireworks
16 11 (7.86%) Java
16 11 (7.86%) Banking
16 11 (7.86%) Axure RP
17 10 (7.14%) Migration
18 9 (6.43%) Retail
18 9 (6.43%) SQL
18 9 (6.43%) J2EE
18 9 (6.43%) Web Application Development
18 9 (6.43%) Social Media

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (4.29%) CICS
2 2 (1.43%) WordPress
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.71%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 27 (19.29%) Photoshop
2 19 (13.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (8.57%) Fireworks
4 3 (2.14%) InDesign
4 3 (2.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.71%) MS Office
5 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.29%) MailChimp
2 1 (0.71%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) Internet
2 4 (2.86%) Intranet
3 2 (1.43%) Broadband
4 1 (0.71%) LAN
4 1 (0.71%) WAN
4 1 (0.71%) FTP
4 1 (0.71%) HTTP
4 1 (0.71%) DNS
4 1 (0.71%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.71%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.57%) DB2
2 4 (2.86%) Big Data
3 1 (0.71%) OLAP
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.71%) PowerCenter
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (12.14%) Dreamweaver
2 11 (7.86%) Axure RP
3 5 (3.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (2.86%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
General
1 31 (22.14%) Finance
2 11 (7.86%) Banking
3 9 (6.43%) Retail
4 8 (5.71%) Publishing
5 5 (3.57%) Legal
6 4 (2.86%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.14%) Local Government
7 3 (2.14%) Games
8 2 (1.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (42.86%) HTML
2 42 (30.00%) CSS
3 24 (17.14%) HTML5
4 19 (13.57%) .NET
4 19 (13.57%) CSS3
5 18 (12.86%) AngularJS
6 17 (12.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 16 (11.43%) jQuery
8 9 (6.43%) J2EE
9 5 (3.57%) JDBC
9 5 (3.57%) JSP
9 5 (3.57%) JNDI
9 5 (3.57%) JMS
10 4 (2.86%) Flash
11 3 (2.14%) Middleware
11 3 (2.14%) Sass
12 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET
13 1 (0.71%) SOAP
13 1 (0.71%) XML
13 1 (0.71%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (24.29%) User Experience
2 13 (9.29%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.43%) Social Media
4 7 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 7 (5.00%) Graphic Design
5 6 (4.29%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (3.57%) Informatics
7 2 (1.43%) CMDB
7 2 (1.43%) NHS
8 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.00%) Windows
2 4 (2.86%) Android
2 4 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.14%) UNIX
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.71%) Linux
4 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (7.14%) Migration
3 9 (6.43%) Web Application Development
4 8 (5.71%) Web Design
4 8 (5.71%) ETL
5 7 (5.00%) Project Management
5 7 (5.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (4.29%) Agile Project Management
6 6 (4.29%) Software Engineering
7 5 (3.57%) UX Design
7 5 (3.57%) Web Usability
8 4 (2.86%) SEO
8 4 (2.86%) Workflow
8 4 (2.86%) Web Development
9 3 (2.14%) E-business
9 3 (2.14%) Process Management
9 3 (2.14%) CRM
9 3 (2.14%) Usability Testing
9 3 (2.14%) Business Analysis
9 3 (2.14%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.86%) JavaScript
2 11 (7.86%) Java
3 9 (6.43%) SQL
4 2 (1.43%) PHP
5 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.71%) C
5 1 (0.71%) C#
5 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.71%) VB
5 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (2.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.14%) Degree
3 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) SCCM
2 1 (0.71%) SCOM
2 1 (0.71%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.00%) Oracle
3 13 (9.29%) Orchard
4 8 (5.71%) IBM
4 8 (5.71%) Adobe
5 5 (3.57%) Informatica
6 4 (2.86%) Siebel
7 2 (1.43%) Teradata
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco
8 1 (0.71%) TSYS
8 1 (0.71%) F5
8 1 (0.71%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.71%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.71%) VMware
8 1 (0.71%) AppSense
8 1 (0.71%) HP
8 1 (0.71%) Citrix
8 1 (0.71%) Hyperion
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