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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 111 75 56
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 34 56 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 1.87% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 2.00% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 12
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£388 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £265 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+312.50% -11.11%
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
3442 2807 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.38% 93.60% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1998 1514 1101
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 163 174
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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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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 -14 18 £381 +8.92% 11
Cheshire -6 8 £380 -10.58% 12
Merseyside -13 5 £475 - 5
Lancashire +1 2 £400 +25.49%
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 46 (46.46%) HTML
2 38 (38.38%) CSS
3 32 (32.32%) User Experience
4 20 (20.20%) Finance
5 18 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 18 (18.18%) IBM
6 16 (16.16%) HTML5
7 15 (15.15%) Photoshop
8 14 (14.14%) Java
8 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (12.12%) E-Commerce
10 11 (11.11%) UNIX
10 11 (11.11%) Mainframe
10 11 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (10.10%) IBM Mainframe
12 9 (9.09%) Data Analysis
12 9 (9.09%) Spring
12 9 (9.09%) Migration
12 9 (9.09%) Hibernate
12 9 (9.09%) JSP
12 9 (9.09%) J2EE
12 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
12 9 (9.09%) jQuery
12 9 (9.09%) CSS3
13 8 (8.08%) AngularJS
13 8 (8.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 8 (8.08%) SDLC
13 8 (8.08%) Base SAS
13 8 (8.08%) SOA
13 8 (8.08%) SAS

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 8 (8.08%) SAS
2 5 (5.05%) JBoss
3 4 (4.04%) Liferay
3 4 (4.04%) CICS
3 4 (4.04%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.03%) Apache ServiceMix
4 3 (3.03%) Apache
5 1 (1.01%) CMS
5 1 (1.01%) AquaLogic
5 1 (1.01%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (15.15%) Photoshop
2 8 (8.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (7.07%) Fireworks
4 6 (6.06%) MS Excel
5 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.02%) InDesign
5 2 (2.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) MailChimp
2 2 (2.02%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) HTTP
1 3 (3.03%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) SAN
2 2 (2.02%) Broadband
3 1 (1.01%) SMS
3 1 (1.01%) SMTP
3 1 (1.01%) FTP
3 1 (1.01%) Intranet
3 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.01%) SNA
3 1 (1.01%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.08%) Base SAS
1 8 (8.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (2.02%) Big Data
2 2 (2.02%) DB2
3 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.01%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.01%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (1.01%) MySQL
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Dreamweaver
2 6 (6.06%) Axure RP
3 2 (2.02%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.02%) Lombardi
4 1 (1.01%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.01%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.01%) JUnit
General
1 20 (20.20%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Retail
3 6 (6.06%) Banking
4 4 (4.04%) Marketing
5 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.01%) Back Office
6 1 (1.01%) Legal
6 1 (1.01%) Publishing
6 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Local Government
6 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (46.46%) HTML
2 38 (38.38%) CSS
3 16 (16.16%) HTML5
4 9 (9.09%) Spring
4 9 (9.09%) jQuery
4 9 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 9 (9.09%) J2EE
4 9 (9.09%) JSP
4 9 (9.09%) CSS3
5 8 (8.08%) AngularJS
6 6 (6.06%) Apache Camel
6 6 (6.06%) REST
6 6 (6.06%) Servlets
6 6 (6.06%) SOAP
6 6 (6.06%) Web Services
6 6 (6.06%) WSDL
6 6 (6.06%) Middleware
7 5 (5.05%) JPA
7 5 (5.05%) JSF
7 5 (5.05%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 32 (32.32%) User Experience
2 11 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 10 (10.10%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (7.07%) Data Extraction
5 4 (4.04%) Graphic Design
5 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.03%) NHS
7 2 (2.02%) Informatics
7 2 (2.02%) Social Media
7 2 (2.02%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.01%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.01%) Human Factors
8 1 (1.01%) Copywriting
8 1 (1.01%) W3C
8 1 (1.01%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.11%) UNIX
2 3 (3.03%) Windows
3 2 (2.02%) Linux
4 1 (1.01%) zOS
4 1 (1.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (12.12%) E-Commerce
3 11 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
4 9 (9.09%) Migration
4 9 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 8 (8.08%) Web Design
5 8 (8.08%) SOA
5 8 (8.08%) SDLC
6 7 (7.07%) UML
6 7 (7.07%) MVC
7 6 (6.06%) System Testing
7 6 (6.06%) Waterfall
8 5 (5.05%) Project Management
8 5 (5.05%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.04%) EAI
9 4 (4.04%) Usability Testing
9 4 (4.04%) Web Development
9 4 (4.04%) Rapid Prototyping
10 3 (3.03%) Progressive Enhancement
10 3 (3.03%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 14 (14.14%) Java
3 5 (5.05%) REXX
3 5 (5.05%) SQL
4 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) Degree
2 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Squid
2 1 (1.01%) RACF
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.01%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (18.18%) IBM
2 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.07%) Adobe
4 5 (5.05%) Oracle
5 4 (4.04%) Orchard
6 3 (3.03%) Google
6 3 (3.03%) hybris
7 2 (2.02%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.02%) VMware
7 2 (2.02%) Intel
8 1 (1.01%) CA
8 1 (1.01%) Siebel
8 1 (1.01%) HP
8 1 (1.01%) Pega
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