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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 90 72 80
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 64 103 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 2.30% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 2.42% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 61 41
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.38 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.94% +40.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £29.15 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-9.93% +34.00%
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
3306 4259 2991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.48% 95.17% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2110 2606 1696
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 211 196
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 September 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 -6 43 £375 +7.14% 7
Cheshire -10 13 £388 -8.82%
Lancashire +20 2 £175 -64.46% 3
Merseyside -3 2 £338 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 44 (37.61%) User Experience
2 32 (27.35%) HTML
3 29 (24.79%) CSS
4 25 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (19.66%) JavaScript
6 22 (18.80%) Wireframes
7 20 (17.09%) Windows
8 19 (16.24%) SQL
8 19 (16.24%) Prototyping
9 18 (15.38%) Migration
10 16 (13.68%) jQuery
11 15 (12.82%) Finance
12 14 (11.97%) Oracle
12 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
12 14 (11.97%) Active Directory
13 13 (11.11%) Adobe
13 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
14 12 (10.26%) Security Cleared
14 12 (10.26%) Front End Development
15 11 (9.40%) DHCP
15 11 (9.40%) Photoshop
15 11 (9.40%) VMware
16 10 (8.55%) Adobe Illustrator
16 10 (8.55%) SharePoint
16 10 (8.55%) ETL
16 10 (8.55%) Ab Initio
16 10 (8.55%) Mobile App
17 9 (7.69%) Talend
17 9 (7.69%) Talend Open Studio
17 9 (7.69%) SC Cleared

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 10 (8.55%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.98%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (4.27%) CMS
3 5 (4.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.56%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.71%) JBoss
5 2 (1.71%) Marvel
5 2 (1.71%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.85%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.85%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (9.40%) Photoshop
2 10 (8.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (4.27%) Adobe After Effects
3 5 (4.27%) Fireworks
3 5 (4.27%) MS Office
4 4 (3.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.71%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (1.71%) InDesign
5 2 (1.71%) MS Excel
5 2 (1.71%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (1.71%) Pixate
6 1 (0.85%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.85%) InVision
6 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.98%) Office 365
2 2 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.71%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) PaaS
3 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.40%) DHCP
2 7 (5.98%) DNS
2 7 (5.98%) Firewall
2 7 (5.98%) VLAN
3 5 (4.27%) SMTP
4 3 (2.56%) LAN
4 3 (2.56%) WAN
5 2 (1.71%) SAN
5 2 (1.71%) Skype
5 2 (1.71%) Wireless
6 1 (0.85%) BGP
6 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.85%) NAS
6 1 (0.85%) OpenScape
6 1 (0.85%) PBX
6 1 (0.85%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.85%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.85%) Wireless Security
6 1 (0.85%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.84%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.13%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.42%) DB2
5 3 (2.56%) Big Data
6 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (7.69%) Talend Open Studio
2 7 (5.98%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.85%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (12.82%) Finance
2 9 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (3.42%) Marketing
4 2 (1.71%) Local Government
5 1 (0.85%) Back Office
5 1 (0.85%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Publishing
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.35%) HTML
2 29 (24.79%) CSS
3 16 (13.68%) jQuery
4 6 (5.13%) HTML5
5 3 (2.56%) CSS3
5 3 (2.56%) Middleware
6 2 (1.71%) .NET
6 2 (1.71%) Framer.js
6 2 (1.71%) XHTML
7 1 (0.85%) Ajax
7 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.85%) Ext JS
7 1 (0.85%) Flash
7 1 (0.85%) J2EE
7 1 (0.85%) JSF
7 1 (0.85%) JSON
7 1 (0.85%) JSP
7 1 (0.85%) WPF
7 1 (0.85%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 44 (37.61%) User Experience
2 10 (8.55%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.27%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.42%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.56%) New Media
5 3 (2.56%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.71%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.71%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.71%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.71%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.71%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.71%) Social Media
7 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.85%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.85%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.85%) Photography
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.09%) Windows
2 8 (6.84%) Linux
3 6 (5.13%) AIX
3 6 (5.13%) Solaris
4 5 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.42%) HPUX
6 3 (2.56%) Unix
6 3 (2.56%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.71%) Android
7 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.71%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (18.80%) Wireframes
3 19 (16.24%) Prototyping
4 18 (15.38%) Migration
5 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 12 (10.26%) Front End Development
7 10 (8.55%) ETL
8 8 (6.84%) Data Modelling
8 8 (6.84%) UX Design
9 7 (5.98%) Project Management
9 7 (5.98%) Rapid Prototyping
10 5 (4.27%) Information Architecture
10 5 (4.27%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (4.27%) Server Building
10 5 (4.27%) Web Usability
11 4 (3.42%) ITIL
11 4 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.42%) Web Application Development
11 4 (3.42%) Web Design
12 3 (2.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.66%) JavaScript
2 19 (16.24%) SQL
3 4 (3.42%) Java
4 2 (1.71%) Apple Swift
4 2 (1.71%) COBOL
4 2 (1.71%) Objective-C
4 2 (1.71%) PHP
4 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.85%) C
5 1 (0.85%) C#
5 1 (0.85%) VB
5 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.98%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) CCDP
4 1 (0.85%) CCNP
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) COBIT
1 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.85%) PMBOK
1 1 (0.85%) QA
1 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (11.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.13%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) SCCM
2 2 (1.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (11.97%) Oracle
2 13 (11.11%) Adobe
3 11 (9.40%) VMware
4 10 (8.55%) Ab Initio
5 9 (7.69%) Informatica
5 9 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.69%) Talend
6 4 (3.42%) Cisco
6 4 (3.42%) Citrix
6 4 (3.42%) EMC
7 3 (2.56%) HP
8 2 (1.71%) Sun
9 1 (0.85%) Avaya
9 1 (0.85%) Chordiant
9 1 (0.85%) Dell
9 1 (0.85%) IBM
9 1 (0.85%) Lotus
9 1 (0.85%) NetApp
9 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.85%) TIBCO
Salford, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago