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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 135 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 22 106 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 2.53% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 2.69% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 52 53
Median daily rate £375 £356 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £150 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £399
% change year-on-year
- -5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
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
3009 3936 3091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.50% 93.94% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1974 2361 1816
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 192 177
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.34% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -46 16 £345 -1.42% 8
Cheshire -6 3 £388 +3.33% 1
Lancashire -1 1 £375 - 1
Merseyside -5 1 £425 +183.33% 4
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 31 (35.23%) User Experience
2 24 (27.27%) HTML
3 22 (25.00%) CSS
4 20 (22.73%) Windows
5 18 (20.45%) SQL
5 18 (20.45%) Migration
5 18 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (18.18%) Oracle
7 15 (17.05%) Active Directory
7 15 (17.05%) Prototyping
8 14 (15.91%) Wireframes
8 14 (15.91%) DHCP
8 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
8 14 (15.91%) JavaScript
8 14 (15.91%) Firewall
9 12 (13.64%) VMware
9 12 (13.64%) VLAN
9 12 (13.64%) E-Commerce
10 11 (12.50%) jQuery
11 10 (11.36%) Front End Development
11 10 (11.36%) ETL
11 10 (11.36%) DNS
11 10 (11.36%) Ab Initio
11 10 (11.36%) Finance
12 9 (10.23%) VMware ESX
12 9 (10.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (10.23%) Informatica
12 9 (10.23%) Data Modelling
12 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
12 9 (10.23%) Talend

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 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
1 5 (5.68%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (4.55%) CMS
3 2 (2.27%) Marvel
3 2 (2.27%) WordPress
4 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (4.55%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.41%) Fireworks
2 3 (3.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.27%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.27%) InDesign
3 2 (2.27%) Pixate
4 1 (1.14%) InVision
4 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Office 365
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.14%) IaaS
4 1 (1.14%) PaaS
4 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) DHCP
1 14 (15.91%) Firewall
2 12 (13.64%) VLAN
3 10 (11.36%) DNS
4 8 (9.09%) SMTP
5 5 (5.68%) LAN
5 5 (5.68%) WAN
6 4 (4.55%) SAN
7 2 (2.27%) WebEx
7 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.27%) Wireless
8 1 (1.14%) BGP
8 1 (1.14%) FTP
8 1 (1.14%) NAS
8 1 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.14%) VPN
8 1 (1.14%) Wireless Security
8 1 (1.14%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.23%) Oracle Database
2 9 (10.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.68%) DB2
5 3 (3.41%) Big Data
6 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.14%) MySQL
6 1 (1.14%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (4.55%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Banking
2 4 (4.55%) Marketing
3 2 (2.27%) Local Government
4 1 (1.14%) Back Office
4 1 (1.14%) Billing
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Publishing
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.27%) HTML
2 22 (25.00%) CSS
3 11 (12.50%) jQuery
4 6 (6.82%) HTML5
5 3 (3.41%) Middleware
6 2 (2.27%) CSS3
6 2 (2.27%) Framer.js
6 2 (2.27%) Web Services
7 1 (1.14%) .NET
7 1 (1.14%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.14%) Flash
7 1 (1.14%) React
7 1 (1.14%) Sass
7 1 (1.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (35.23%) User Experience
2 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.41%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.27%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) PKI
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
6 1 (1.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.73%) Windows
2 6 (6.82%) AIX
2 6 (6.82%) Solaris
3 5 (5.68%) Linux
3 5 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.55%) HPUX
5 3 (3.41%) Unix
6 2 (2.27%) Android
6 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.14%) CentOS
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (20.45%) Migration
2 15 (17.05%) Prototyping
3 14 (15.91%) Wireframes
4 12 (13.64%) E-Commerce
5 10 (11.36%) ETL
5 10 (11.36%) Front End Development
6 9 (10.23%) Data Modelling
7 8 (9.09%) Server Building
8 7 (7.95%) Rapid Prototyping
9 5 (5.68%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (4.55%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 4 (4.55%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
10 4 (4.55%) UX Design
11 3 (3.41%) ITIL
11 3 (3.41%) Project Planning
11 3 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (3.41%) Web Development
12 2 (2.27%) Risk Management
12 2 (2.27%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.45%) SQL
2 14 (15.91%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.27%) Apple Swift
3 2 (2.27%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.14%) C
4 1 (1.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.41%) Degree
4 2 (2.27%) CISMP
4 2 (2.27%) CISSP
5 1 (1.14%) CCDP
5 1 (1.14%) CCNP
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) COBIT
1 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.27%) ISO27002
2 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.23%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (18.18%) Oracle
2 12 (13.64%) VMware
3 10 (11.36%) Ab Initio
4 9 (10.23%) Informatica
4 9 (10.23%) Talend
5 8 (9.09%) Adobe
6 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
7 5 (5.68%) Cisco
8 4 (4.55%) Citrix
8 4 (4.55%) EMC
9 2 (2.27%) HP
9 2 (2.27%) IBM
9 2 (2.27%) Sun
10 1 (1.14%) Avaya
10 1 (1.14%) Dell
10 1 (1.14%) F5
10 1 (1.14%) Lotus
10 1 (1.14%) NetApp
10 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.14%) SAP
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