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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 82 93 79
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 62 37 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.91% 1.34% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.46% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 14 43
Average daily rate
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£350 £418 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.16% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £258 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £28.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-24.34% +19.79%
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
2965 2528 2867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.29% 91.76% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1743 1230 1446
Average daily rate £360 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 201 186
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 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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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 0 24 £338 +3.84% 15
Cheshire +12 19 £420 +2.37% 10
Lancashire -11 17 £350 - 2
Merseyside - - - - 3
Cumbria - - - - 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 40 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.67%) HTML
3 30 (25.00%) CSS
4 29 (24.17%) User Experience
5 28 (23.33%) Photoshop
6 21 (17.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 20 (16.67%) Oracle
7 20 (16.67%) Adobe
8 17 (14.17%) HTML5
9 16 (13.33%) Finance
10 14 (11.67%) Orchard
10 14 (11.67%) ETL
10 14 (11.67%) CSS3
11 13 (10.83%) JavaScript
11 13 (10.83%) Microsoft
12 12 (10.00%) Java
12 12 (10.00%) .NET
12 12 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
13 11 (9.17%) Publishing
13 11 (9.17%) Banking
14 10 (8.33%) Informatica
14 10 (8.33%) Social Media
15 9 (7.50%) Mobile App
16 8 (6.67%) jQuery
16 8 (6.67%) IBM
16 8 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (6.67%) Windows
16 8 (6.67%) Migration
17 7 (5.83%) Legal
17 7 (5.83%) Web Design

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 4 (3.33%) CICS
2 2 (1.67%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.83%) WordPress
3 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.83%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 28 (23.33%) Photoshop
2 21 (17.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.33%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.67%) MS Office
4 2 (1.67%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.83%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.83%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Exstream
1 1 (0.83%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) LAN
1 4 (3.33%) WAN
1 4 (3.33%) DNS
1 4 (3.33%) Intranet
2 3 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (1.67%) Firewall
3 2 (1.67%) FTP
3 2 (1.67%) SMS
4 1 (0.83%) HTTP
4 1 (0.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.17%) DB2
3 3 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.50%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.83%) OLAP
5 1 (0.83%) IMS/DB
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
2 7 (5.83%) ERwin
3 6 (5.00%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 16 (13.33%) Finance
2 11 (9.17%) Publishing
2 11 (9.17%) Banking
3 7 (5.83%) Legal
4 5 (4.17%) Retail
5 4 (3.33%) Local Government
6 3 (2.50%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.67%) Marketing
8 1 (0.83%) Games
8 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.67%) HTML
2 30 (25.00%) CSS
3 17 (14.17%) HTML5
4 14 (11.67%) CSS3
5 12 (10.00%) .NET
6 8 (6.67%) jQuery
7 7 (5.83%) J2EE
7 7 (5.83%) AngularJS
8 6 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (5.00%) JMS
8 6 (5.00%) JNDI
8 6 (5.00%) JDBC
8 6 (5.00%) JSP
9 4 (3.33%) ODBC
10 3 (2.50%) Web Services
10 3 (2.50%) Middleware
11 2 (1.67%) XML
11 2 (1.67%) Flash
12 1 (0.83%) XHTML
12 1 (0.83%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.17%) User Experience
2 10 (8.33%) Social Media
3 9 (7.50%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (4.17%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.67%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.67%) Informatics
5 2 (1.67%) CMDB
6 1 (0.83%) Animation
6 1 (0.83%) IVR
6 1 (0.83%) Tandem
6 1 (0.83%) PKI
6 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.67%) Windows
2 5 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.50%) UNIX
4 3 (2.50%) Android
5 1 (0.83%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.67%) ETL
3 8 (6.67%) Migration
4 7 (5.83%) Web Design
5 6 (5.00%) SEO
5 6 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (5.00%) Web Application Development
6 5 (4.17%) Waterfall
6 5 (4.17%) Rapid Prototyping
7 4 (3.33%) CRM
7 4 (3.33%) E-business
8 3 (2.50%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (2.50%) Process Management
8 3 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.50%) Data Analysis
9 2 (1.67%) Software Engineering
9 2 (1.67%) Information Architecture
9 2 (1.67%) Web Usability
9 2 (1.67%) Use Case
9 2 (1.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.83%) JavaScript
2 12 (10.00%) Java
3 7 (5.83%) SQL
4 1 (0.83%) VB
4 1 (0.83%) PL/1
4 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.83%) PHP
4 1 (0.83%) C
4 1 (0.83%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (0.83%) XenServer
2 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 20 (16.67%) Oracle
1 20 (16.67%) Adobe
2 14 (11.67%) Orchard
3 13 (10.83%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.33%) Informatica
5 8 (6.67%) IBM
6 6 (5.00%) Citrix
7 5 (4.17%) VMware
7 5 (4.17%) AppSense
8 4 (3.33%) Siebel
9 3 (2.50%) Teradata
10 2 (1.67%) HP
11 1 (0.83%) Intel
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco
11 1 (0.83%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.83%) SAP
11 1 (0.83%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.83%) Sony
11 1 (0.83%) Perforce
North West
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £275 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £494 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £201 per day + Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 275-325 Per Day
Posted: 23 days ago
Daresbury
AppSense
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago