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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 108 120 77
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 53 30 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 0.81% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 0.85% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 40
Median daily rate £350 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £23.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £175.00 £21.84 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+701.46% +1.55%
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
3553 3520 2995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.70% 94.65% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2206 2028 1622
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £517 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 196 180
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Manchester +1 26 £300 -21.31% 9
Cheshire +6 16 £420 +32.28% 5
Lancashire 0 4 £455 +13.75% 4
Merseyside -7 4 £313 -24.24% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 37 (31.36%) User Experience
2 27 (22.88%) HTML
2 27 (22.88%) JavaScript
3 25 (21.19%) Security Cleared
4 24 (20.34%) CSS
4 24 (20.34%) Migration
5 22 (18.64%) Wireframes
6 21 (17.80%) SC Cleared
6 21 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (16.10%) Finance
8 18 (15.25%) Microsoft
9 17 (14.41%) SharePoint
10 16 (13.56%) VMware
11 15 (12.71%) Windows
11 15 (12.71%) Prototyping
11 15 (12.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (11.86%) Banking
13 13 (11.02%) MS Office
13 13 (11.02%) Photoshop
13 13 (11.02%) Active Directory
13 13 (11.02%) Cisco
14 12 (10.17%) Adobe Illustrator
15 11 (9.32%) Adobe
15 11 (9.32%) Linux
15 11 (9.32%) Oracle
15 11 (9.32%) SQL
15 11 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (9.32%) PowerShell
15 11 (9.32%) jQuery
15 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012

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 17 (14.41%) SharePoint
2 15 (12.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (7.63%) Skype for Business
4 8 (6.78%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.24%) CMS
5 5 (4.24%) JBoss
5 5 (4.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.39%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.54%) CICS
7 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.85%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.85%) Confluence
8 1 (0.85%) Drupal
8 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.85%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 13 (11.02%) MS Office
1 13 (11.02%) Photoshop
2 12 (10.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (5.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (4.24%) Fireworks
5 4 (3.39%) MS Excel
6 3 (2.54%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (1.69%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.69%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.85%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.63%) Skype
2 8 (6.78%) DHCP
3 6 (5.08%) LAN
3 6 (5.08%) WAN
4 4 (3.39%) DNS
4 4 (3.39%) SAN
5 3 (2.54%) Network Security
6 2 (1.69%) Firewall
6 2 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.69%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.69%) OpenScape
6 2 (1.69%) VPN
6 2 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.85%) FTP
7 1 (0.85%) Intranet
7 1 (0.85%) IPsec
7 1 (0.85%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.85%) SSL
7 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) DB2
2 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Axure RP
2 4 (3.39%) Subversion
3 3 (2.54%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.85%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.85%) JIRA
5 1 (0.85%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (16.10%) Finance
2 14 (11.86%) Banking
3 4 (3.39%) Retail
4 3 (2.54%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.69%) Local Government
5 2 (1.69%) Marketing
5 2 (1.69%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.85%) Military
6 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.88%) HTML
2 24 (20.34%) CSS
3 11 (9.32%) jQuery
4 8 (6.78%) HTML5
5 7 (5.93%) JSP
6 6 (5.08%) XML
7 5 (4.24%) CSS3
7 5 (4.24%) EJB
7 5 (4.24%) Servlets
7 5 (4.24%) Web Services
8 4 (3.39%) Ajax
8 4 (3.39%) J2EE
8 4 (3.39%) XHTML
8 4 (3.39%) XSD
9 3 (2.54%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.54%) JMS
9 3 (2.54%) Struts
9 3 (2.54%) WSDL
10 2 (1.69%) VXML
10 2 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (31.36%) User Experience
2 10 (8.47%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.78%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.93%) Mainframe
5 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.54%) Copywriting
6 3 (2.54%) Graphic Design
6 3 (2.54%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.54%) New Media
6 3 (2.54%) PMI
6 3 (2.54%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.69%) IVR
7 2 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.69%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.69%) Photography
7 2 (1.69%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.69%) VUI
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.71%) Windows
2 11 (9.32%) Linux
2 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 9 (7.63%) Solaris
4 9 (7.63%) Windows 10
5 5 (4.24%) AIX
5 5 (4.24%) Unix
6 4 (3.39%) HPUX
6 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.34%) Migration
2 22 (18.64%) Wireframes
3 21 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (12.71%) Prototyping
5 10 (8.47%) Software Engineering
5 10 (8.47%) Test Automation
6 9 (7.63%) Data Migration
6 9 (7.63%) Project Management
6 9 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (7.63%) Web Design
7 8 (6.78%) Service Management
8 7 (5.93%) SDLC
9 6 (5.08%) Front End Development
9 6 (5.08%) Information Architecture
9 6 (5.08%) Rapid Prototyping
9 6 (5.08%) Waterfall
10 5 (4.24%) Infographics
10 5 (4.24%) Web Usability
11 4 (3.39%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 4 (3.39%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.88%) JavaScript
2 11 (9.32%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.32%) SQL
3 10 (8.47%) Java
4 5 (4.24%) COBOL
5 4 (3.39%) PHP
6 3 (2.54%) Assembly Language
7 2 (1.69%) XPath
8 1 (0.85%) C
8 1 (0.85%) C#
8 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.85%) VB
8 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (21.19%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.80%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.78%) Degree
4 3 (2.54%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.69%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.85%) CCDA
6 1 (0.85%) CCDP
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) COBIT
1 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.85%) PMBOK
1 1 (0.85%) QA
1 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.63%) vSphere
4 3 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (7.63%) SCCM
1 9 (7.63%) SCOM
2 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.56%) VMware
3 13 (11.02%) Cisco
4 11 (9.32%) Adobe
4 11 (9.32%) Oracle
5 5 (4.24%) Chordiant
5 5 (4.24%) Citrix
5 5 (4.24%) IBM
6 4 (3.39%) EMC
6 4 (3.39%) HP
7 3 (2.54%) NetApp
8 2 (1.69%) Sun
9 1 (0.85%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.85%) Google
9 1 (0.85%) Juniper
9 1 (0.85%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.85%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.85%) Symantec
9 1 (0.85%) TIBCO
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