The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 106 105 84
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 58 47 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.44% 1.21% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.28% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 38
Median daily rate £413 £350 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £478 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-0.93% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.11% -83.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +37.77%
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
3802 3677 2957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.67% 94.50% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2299 1973 1574
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 226 200
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.16 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.38% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £11.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Designer in the job title.

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 6 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +14 28 £416 +41.70% 2
Manchester -22 16 £393 +16.29% 15
Merseyside +2 7 £408 +16.42% 1
Lancashire +4 4 £275 -31.25% 4
Cumbria - 1 - -
Designer
England

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 39 (29.55%) User Experience
2 35 (26.52%) HTML
3 33 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 33 (25.00%) CSS
4 26 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 24 (18.18%) Migration
6 21 (15.91%) SC Cleared
7 20 (15.15%) SharePoint
7 20 (15.15%) Microsoft
8 19 (14.39%) Adobe
9 18 (13.64%) VMware
10 17 (12.88%) Photoshop
10 17 (12.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (12.12%) Windows
11 16 (12.12%) Cisco
11 16 (12.12%) Finance
12 15 (11.36%) MS Office
12 15 (11.36%) Banking
13 14 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (9.85%) Java
14 13 (9.85%) Adobe Illustrator
15 12 (9.09%) HTML5
15 12 (9.09%) jQuery
15 12 (9.09%) Mobile App
16 11 (8.33%) Software Engineering
16 11 (8.33%) PowerShell
17 10 (7.58%) Oracle
17 10 (7.58%) IBM

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 17 (12.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (6.82%) Skype for Business
3 9 (6.82%) WebSphere
4 8 (6.06%) MS Exchange
5 7 (5.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (3.79%) CMS
6 5 (3.79%) JBoss
7 3 (2.27%) CICS
7 3 (2.27%) Confluence
7 3 (2.27%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.52%) Apache
9 1 (0.76%) Drupal
9 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (12.88%) Photoshop
2 15 (11.36%) MS Office
3 13 (9.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (6.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (4.55%) MS Excel
6 5 (3.79%) Fireworks
7 4 (3.03%) MS Visio
8 3 (2.27%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.76%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.76%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.76%) InDesign
10 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.30%) Office 365
2 2 (1.52%) PaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.58%) LAN
2 9 (6.82%) Skype
3 8 (6.06%) SAN
3 8 (6.06%) WAN
4 5 (3.79%) DHCP
4 5 (3.79%) DNS
5 4 (3.03%) Firewall
5 4 (3.03%) Internet
5 4 (3.03%) NetScaler
5 4 (3.03%) Network Security
6 3 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.27%) VPN
7 2 (1.52%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.52%) IPsec
7 2 (1.52%) OpenScape
7 2 (1.52%) SSH
7 2 (1.52%) SSL
7 2 (1.52%) VLAN
7 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) DB2
2 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.76%) Big Data
4 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (5.30%) Axure RP
2 6 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.03%) Subversion
4 3 (2.27%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.27%) JIRA
5 2 (1.52%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.52%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.52%) Grunt
5 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.52%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.76%) Maven
6 1 (0.76%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (12.12%) Finance
2 15 (11.36%) Banking
3 6 (4.55%) Marketing
4 4 (3.03%) Retail
5 3 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.52%) Local Government
6 2 (1.52%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Military
7 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (26.52%) HTML
2 33 (25.00%) CSS
3 12 (9.09%) HTML5
3 12 (9.09%) jQuery
4 9 (6.82%) CSS3
5 7 (5.30%) JSP
6 6 (4.55%) XML
7 5 (3.79%) EJB
7 5 (3.79%) J2EE
7 5 (3.79%) Servlets
7 5 (3.79%) Web Services
8 4 (3.03%) XSD
9 3 (2.27%) Ajax
9 3 (2.27%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.27%) JMS
9 3 (2.27%) Struts
9 3 (2.27%) WSDL
9 3 (2.27%) XHTML
10 2 (1.52%) JSF
10 2 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (29.55%) User Experience
2 12 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.55%) Graphic Design
4 4 (3.03%) Social Media
5 3 (2.27%) Copywriting
5 3 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (2.27%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.27%) New Media
5 3 (2.27%) PMI
5 3 (2.27%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.52%) IVR
6 2 (1.52%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.52%) Psychology
6 2 (1.52%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.52%) VUI
7 1 (0.76%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.12%) Windows
2 14 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (7.58%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.82%) Windows 10
5 7 (5.30%) Linux
5 7 (5.30%) Unix
6 5 (3.79%) Solaris
7 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.52%) AIX
8 2 (1.52%) Android
8 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.52%) HPUX
8 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.18%) Migration
3 11 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 10 (7.58%) Test Automation
5 9 (6.82%) Data Migration
5 9 (6.82%) Web Design
6 8 (6.06%) Project Management
6 8 (6.06%) Rapid Prototyping
6 8 (6.06%) Service Management
6 8 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.30%) Scrum
7 7 (5.30%) SDLC
8 6 (4.55%) UX Design
8 6 (4.55%) Web Development
9 5 (3.79%) Front End Development
9 5 (3.79%) Information Architecture
9 5 (3.79%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.03%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 4 (3.03%) Infographics
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (9.85%) Java
3 11 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.06%) SQL
5 5 (3.79%) PHP
6 3 (2.27%) Assembly Language
6 3 (2.27%) COBOL
7 2 (1.52%) XPath
8 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.76%) VB
8 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.91%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.82%) Degree
4 3 (2.27%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.52%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.76%) CCDA
6 1 (0.76%) CCDP
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.76%) CISSP
6 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) COBIT
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.76%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.82%) vSphere
3 3 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) SCCM
1 9 (6.82%) SCOM
2 5 (3.79%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 4 (3.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.39%) Adobe
3 18 (13.64%) VMware
4 16 (12.12%) Cisco
5 10 (7.58%) IBM
5 10 (7.58%) Oracle
6 6 (4.55%) HP
7 5 (3.79%) Chordiant
7 5 (3.79%) NetApp
8 4 (3.03%) 3PAR
8 4 (3.03%) Citrix
9 2 (1.52%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.52%) Sun
9 2 (1.52%) Symantec
10 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.76%) Coremetrics
10 1 (0.76%) Intel
10 1 (0.76%) Juniper
10 1 (0.76%) Sourcefire
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Colne, Lancashire
Send
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago