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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
England / North West
Rank 112 73 64
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 24 85 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 2.21% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 2.33% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 43 49
Median daily rate £410 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £385 £413
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 12
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £13.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+63.63% -38.88%

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
2500 3644 2924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.72% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 2167 1690
Median daily rate £375 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 168 187
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -20 14 £345 +10.40% 2
Cheshire +6 4 £388 - 2
Lancashire +6 3 £400 +45.45%
Merseyside -4 3 £500 +122.22% 1
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 23 (29.49%) User Experience
2 21 (26.92%) HTML
3 18 (23.08%) Windows
4 17 (21.79%) CSS
5 16 (20.51%) Firewall
6 15 (19.23%) Migration
6 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
7 13 (16.67%) SQL
7 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (15.38%) VLAN
8 12 (15.38%) VMware
8 12 (15.38%) Oracle
9 11 (14.10%) Active Directory
9 11 (14.10%) Finance
10 10 (12.82%) DHCP
10 10 (12.82%) DNS
10 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
10 10 (12.82%) Wireframes
11 9 (11.54%) Prototyping
11 9 (11.54%) Oracle Database
11 9 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (11.54%) VMware ESX
12 8 (10.26%) Ab Initio
12 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
12 8 (10.26%) Data Modelling
12 8 (10.26%) ETL
12 8 (10.26%) SMTP
12 8 (10.26%) jQuery
12 8 (10.26%) Server Building
13 7 (8.97%) Data Centre

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 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 6 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (6.41%) CMS
3 2 (2.56%) WordPress
4 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (5.13%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.85%) Fireworks
4 2 (2.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (2.56%) InDesign
5 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (7.69%) Office 365
2 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.28%) IaaS
4 1 (1.28%) PaaS
4 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.51%) Firewall
2 12 (15.38%) VLAN
3 10 (12.82%) DHCP
3 10 (12.82%) DNS
4 8 (10.26%) SMTP
5 4 (5.13%) LAN
5 4 (5.13%) SAN
5 4 (5.13%) WAN
5 4 (5.13%) WebEx
6 2 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.56%) Wireless
7 1 (1.28%) Broadband
7 1 (1.28%) FTP
7 1 (1.28%) NAS
7 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.28%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.28%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 9 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.85%) Big Data
4 3 (3.85%) DB2
5 2 (2.56%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.28%) Lumira
6 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (2.56%) Axure RP
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Marketing
3 3 (3.85%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Local Government
5 1 (1.28%) Billing
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.92%) HTML
2 17 (21.79%) CSS
3 8 (10.26%) jQuery
4 5 (6.41%) HTML5
4 5 (6.41%) Web Services
5 3 (3.85%) Middleware
6 1 (1.28%) .NET
6 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.28%) CSS3
6 1 (1.28%) Flash
6 1 (1.28%) J2EE
6 1 (1.28%) React
6 1 (1.28%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.28%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.49%) User Experience
2 7 (8.97%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.85%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.85%) Psychology
4 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.28%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.28%) PKI
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) Social Media
5 1 (1.28%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (2.56%) Unix
3 1 (1.28%) AIX
3 1 (1.28%) CentOS
3 1 (1.28%) Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Solaris
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) Migration
2 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.82%) Wireframes
4 9 (11.54%) Prototyping
5 8 (10.26%) Data Modelling
5 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
5 8 (10.26%) ETL
5 8 (10.26%) Server Building
6 6 (7.69%) Front End Development
6 6 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
7 5 (6.41%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (6.41%) Service Design
8 4 (5.13%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (5.13%) Information Security
8 4 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (5.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 3 (3.85%) Human Factors
9 3 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) SQL
2 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.28%) C#
3 1 (1.28%) Java
3 1 (1.28%) PHP
3 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) CISMP
1 4 (5.13%) CISSP
2 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) COBIT
1 4 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (5.13%) ISO27002
2 3 (3.85%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.10%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.54%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Oracle
1 12 (15.38%) VMware
2 8 (10.26%) Ab Initio
3 7 (8.97%) Informatica
3 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.97%) Talend
4 6 (7.69%) Adobe
4 6 (7.69%) Cisco
5 3 (3.85%) IBM
5 3 (3.85%) SAP
6 2 (2.56%) Sun
7 1 (1.28%) Avaya
7 1 (1.28%) Dell
7 1 (1.28%) F5
7 1 (1.28%) HP
7 1 (1.28%) Lotus
7 1 (1.28%) NetApp
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat