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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
England / North West
Rank 112 95 70
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 21 63 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 1.69% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.78% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 37 44
Median daily rate £400 £325 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 15
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.28% -22.22%

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
2491 3537 3103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.79% 94.93% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1555 2113 1701
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 189 198
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.05 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.30% +42.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +2 9 £300 -2.83% 14
Lancashire +10 5 £400 +25.49% 5
Cheshire -4 3 £475 +46.15% 4
Merseyside -6 3 £500 +37.93% 3
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 13 (29.55%) User Experience
2 11 (25.00%) HTML
3 10 (22.73%) Finance
4 9 (20.45%) Firewall
5 8 (18.18%) CSS
5 8 (18.18%) Migration
6 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
7 5 (11.36%) Web Services
7 5 (11.36%) Windows
7 5 (11.36%) IBM
7 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
7 5 (11.36%) jQuery
7 5 (11.36%) VLAN
7 5 (11.36%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (11.36%) Front End Development
8 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
8 4 (9.09%) ISO27002
8 4 (9.09%) WebEx
8 4 (9.09%) Service Design
8 4 (9.09%) Wireframes
8 4 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 4 (9.09%) Prototyping
8 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (9.09%) CISMP
8 4 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (9.09%) COBIT
8 4 (9.09%) Customer Engagement

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 4 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Papyrus
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (6.82%) Photoshop
3 2 (4.55%) Fireworks
4 1 (2.27%) 3ds Max
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.27%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) VLAN
3 4 (9.09%) WebEx
4 3 (6.82%) DHCP
4 3 (6.82%) DNS
4 3 (6.82%) SMTP
5 2 (4.55%) LAN
5 2 (4.55%) SAN
5 2 (4.55%) WAN
6 1 (2.27%) Broadband
6 1 (2.27%) FTP
6 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) DB2
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) MySQL
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.82%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (2.27%) GIS
3 1 (2.27%) Lumira
3 1 (2.27%) MS Access
3 1 (2.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Local Government
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) HTML
2 8 (18.18%) CSS
3 5 (11.36%) jQuery
3 5 (11.36%) Web Services
4 2 (4.55%) HTML5
4 2 (4.55%) Middleware
5 1 (2.27%) .NET
5 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.27%) J2EE
5 1 (2.27%) React
5 1 (2.27%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (2.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) User Experience
2 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) AIX
2 1 (2.27%) HPUX
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Migration
2 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.36%) Front End Development
3 5 (11.36%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (9.09%) Information Security
4 4 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (9.09%) Prototyping
4 4 (9.09%) Service Design
4 4 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 4 (9.09%) Wireframes
5 3 (6.82%) Data Flow Diagram
5 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
5 3 (6.82%) Human Factors
5 3 (6.82%) ITIL
5 3 (6.82%) Psychology
5 3 (6.82%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.82%) SQL
3 2 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) Perl
4 1 (2.27%) PHP
4 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) CISMP
1 4 (9.09%) CISSP
2 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) HNC
3 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) COBIT
1 4 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (9.09%) ISO27002
2 3 (6.82%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.82%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (2.27%) Netcool
1 1 (2.27%) SCOM
1 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) IBM
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Cisco
2 4 (9.09%) SAP
2 4 (9.09%) VMware
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe
4 1 (2.27%) Avaya
4 1 (2.27%) CA
4 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
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