The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 77 51 83
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 57 89 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 3.30% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 3.58% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 33
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £228 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £365 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.10 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £24.50 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -8.16%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2824 2486 2975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.63% 92.31% 91.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 1177 1510
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 194 231
Average hourly rate £16.63 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Designer
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 -20 27 £350 +16.66% 15
Cheshire -13 10 £439 +11.28% 5
Lancashire -17 9 £300 - 5
Merseyside +6 6 £375 +130.76% 3
Cumbria - - - - 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 35 (31.53%) HTML
2 31 (27.93%) CSS
3 28 (25.23%) Photoshop
4 23 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (19.82%) Orchard
6 21 (18.92%) Adobe
7 20 (18.02%) Finance
7 20 (18.02%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (17.12%) Oracle
9 17 (15.32%) HTML5
10 16 (14.41%) JavaScript
11 15 (13.51%) Java
12 12 (10.81%) CSS3
13 10 (9.01%) jQuery
13 10 (9.01%) Dreamweaver
13 10 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (9.01%) ETL
14 9 (8.11%) Migration
14 9 (8.11%) Axure RP
15 8 (7.21%) Responsive Web Design
15 8 (7.21%) Waterfall
15 8 (7.21%) .NET
16 7 (6.31%) Data Modelling
16 7 (6.31%) IBM
16 7 (6.31%) ERwin
16 7 (6.31%) Web Design
17 6 (5.41%) Banking
17 6 (5.41%) JNDI
17 6 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
17 6 (5.41%) Microsoft

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 4 (3.60%) SAS
1 4 (3.60%) CICS
2 2 (1.80%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.80%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.90%) WordPress
3 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (25.23%) Photoshop
2 20 (18.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.80%) MS Office
3 2 (1.80%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.90%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.90%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.90%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.90%) Maya
4 1 (0.90%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.80%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.90%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Pure360
2 1 (0.90%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.90%) LDAP
1 1 (0.90%) LAN
1 1 (0.90%) SMS
1 1 (0.90%) WAN
1 1 (0.90%) FTP
1 1 (0.90%) HTTP
1 1 (0.90%) DNS
1 1 (0.90%) Internet
1 1 (0.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.50%) DB2
3 4 (3.60%) OLAP
3 4 (3.60%) Oracle OLAP
3 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.80%) PowerCenter
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.90%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Dreamweaver
2 9 (8.11%) Axure RP
3 7 (6.31%) ERwin
General
1 20 (18.02%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Retail
3 4 (3.60%) Legal
3 4 (3.60%) Publishing
4 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.80%) Games
5 2 (1.80%) Local Government
6 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (31.53%) HTML
2 31 (27.93%) CSS
3 17 (15.32%) HTML5
4 12 (10.81%) CSS3
5 10 (9.01%) jQuery
6 8 (7.21%) .NET
7 6 (5.41%) J2EE
7 6 (5.41%) JMS
7 6 (5.41%) JNDI
7 6 (5.41%) JDBC
7 6 (5.41%) JSP
8 3 (2.70%) Web Services
9 2 (1.80%) XML
9 2 (1.80%) Ajax
9 2 (1.80%) Middleware
9 2 (1.80%) GWT
10 1 (0.90%) REST
10 1 (0.90%) Java EE
10 1 (0.90%) JSON
10 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.50%) Mainframe
1 5 (4.50%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (4.50%) Social Media
1 5 (4.50%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.60%) HP Superdome
3 3 (2.70%) Animation
4 2 (1.80%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (1.80%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.90%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.90%) IVR
5 1 (0.90%) Tandem
5 1 (0.90%) PKI
5 1 (0.90%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.90%) Blog
5 1 (0.90%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.60%) UNIX
1 4 (3.60%) HPUX
2 3 (2.70%) Windows
3 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.90%) AIX
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (9.01%) ETL
3 9 (8.11%) Migration
4 8 (7.21%) Waterfall
4 8 (7.21%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (6.31%) Web Design
5 7 (6.31%) Data Modelling
6 6 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (4.50%) Project Management
7 5 (4.50%) UML
7 5 (4.50%) Rapid Prototyping
8 3 (2.70%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (2.70%) Web Application Development
8 3 (2.70%) ITIL
8 3 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.70%) SEO
9 2 (1.80%) MVC
9 2 (1.80%) E-Commerce
9 2 (1.80%) ERP
9 2 (1.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.41%) JavaScript
2 15 (13.51%) Java
3 2 (1.80%) SQL
4 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.90%) PL/1
4 1 (0.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.90%) XenApp
1 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 22 (19.82%) Orchard
2 21 (18.92%) Adobe
3 19 (17.12%) Oracle
4 7 (6.31%) IBM
5 6 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.41%) HP
6 5 (4.50%) Informatica
7 2 (1.80%) Citrix
8 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.90%) Sony
8 1 (0.90%) Perforce
8 1 (0.90%) VMware
8 1 (0.90%) AppSense
8 1 (0.90%) Teradata
8 1 (0.90%) Intel
8 1 (0.90%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.90%) SAP
8 1 (0.90%) JBoss
North West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £24 - £25 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago