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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 92 89 77
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 63 66 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.73% 1.72% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.81% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 36
Median daily rate £381 £380 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.32% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £323 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £472 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £10.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.23% +1.87%
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
3460 3641 2887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.90% 94.92% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2161 2134 1557
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 189 202
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -7 34 £350 +5.66% 15
Cheshire +3 19 £388 -3.12% 10
Lancashire -5 4 £485 +7.77% 2
Merseyside -7 2 £300 - 2
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 43 (34.13%) User Experience
2 27 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.43%) HTML
2 27 (21.43%) Migration
3 26 (20.63%) JavaScript
4 25 (19.84%) Security Cleared
5 24 (19.05%) CSS
6 22 (17.46%) SC Cleared
7 21 (16.67%) Windows
7 21 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 21 (16.67%) Wireframes
8 20 (15.87%) Finance
8 20 (15.87%) SQL
9 18 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 18 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 17 (13.49%) VMware
10 17 (13.49%) Prototyping
11 16 (12.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (11.90%) Oracle
12 15 (11.90%) jQuery
13 14 (11.11%) Banking
14 13 (10.32%) MS Office
15 11 (8.73%) Adobe
15 11 (8.73%) Linux
15 11 (8.73%) DHCP
15 11 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (8.73%) PowerShell
15 11 (8.73%) Mobile App
16 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (7.94%) Windows Server

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 18 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 16 (12.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.14%) Skype for Business
4 7 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (3.97%) CMS
5 5 (3.97%) JBoss
6 4 (3.17%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.38%) CICS
7 3 (2.38%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.59%) Marvel
9 1 (0.79%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.79%) Confluence
9 1 (0.79%) Drupal
9 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.79%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (10.32%) MS Office
2 10 (7.94%) Photoshop
3 9 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (3.97%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (3.97%) Fireworks
5 5 (3.97%) MS Excel
6 2 (1.59%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (1.59%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (1.59%) Pixate
7 1 (0.79%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.79%) InVision
7 1 (0.79%) MS Project
7 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.56%) Office 365
2 2 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) PaaS
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.73%) DHCP
2 9 (7.14%) Skype
3 7 (5.56%) DNS
4 5 (3.97%) Firewall
4 5 (3.97%) LAN
4 5 (3.97%) WAN
5 4 (3.17%) SMTP
5 4 (3.17%) VLAN
6 3 (2.38%) SAN
7 2 (1.59%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.59%) OpenScape
7 2 (1.59%) VPN
7 2 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.79%) FTP
8 1 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.79%) PBX
8 1 (0.79%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.79%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.56%) DB2
3 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.79%) Big Data
5 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Axure RP
2 6 (4.76%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (2.38%) ClearCase
3 3 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (15.87%) Finance
2 14 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (3.17%) Retail
4 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.59%) Local Government
5 2 (1.59%) Marketing
5 2 (1.59%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.79%) Military
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.43%) HTML
2 24 (19.05%) CSS
3 15 (11.90%) jQuery
4 7 (5.56%) HTML5
5 5 (3.97%) JSP
6 4 (3.17%) CSS3
6 4 (3.17%) J2EE
6 4 (3.17%) Web Services
7 3 (2.38%) EJB
7 3 (2.38%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.38%) JMS
7 3 (2.38%) Middleware
7 3 (2.38%) Servlets
7 3 (2.38%) Struts
7 3 (2.38%) WSDL
7 3 (2.38%) XML
7 3 (2.38%) XSD
8 2 (1.59%) .NET
8 2 (1.59%) JSF
8 2 (1.59%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (34.13%) User Experience
2 11 (8.73%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.35%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.56%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.38%) Copywriting
6 3 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.38%) New Media
6 3 (2.38%) PMI
6 3 (2.38%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.59%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.59%) Photography
8 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.79%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.67%) Windows
2 11 (8.73%) Linux
3 10 (7.94%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 7 (5.56%) Solaris
6 5 (3.97%) AIX
6 5 (3.97%) Unix
7 4 (3.17%) HPUX
7 4 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.59%) Android
8 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (21.43%) Migration
2 21 (16.67%) Wireframes
3 17 (13.49%) Prototyping
4 10 (7.94%) Project Management
4 10 (7.94%) Software Engineering
4 10 (7.94%) Test Automation
5 9 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 9 (7.14%) Front End Development
5 9 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (6.35%) E-Commerce
7 7 (5.56%) ETL
7 7 (5.56%) UX Design
7 7 (5.56%) Web Design
8 6 (4.76%) Information Architecture
8 6 (4.76%) Service Management
9 5 (3.97%) Data Modelling
9 5 (3.97%) Infographics
9 5 (3.97%) SDLC
9 5 (3.97%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.63%) JavaScript
2 20 (15.87%) SQL
3 11 (8.73%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.35%) Java
5 5 (3.97%) COBOL
6 4 (3.17%) PHP
7 3 (2.38%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.59%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.59%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.79%) C
9 1 (0.79%) C#
9 1 (0.79%) VB
9 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (19.84%) Security Cleared
2 22 (17.46%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.35%) Degree
4 3 (2.38%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.59%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.79%) CCDP
6 1 (0.79%) CCNP
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) COBIT
1 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.79%) PMBOK
1 1 (0.79%) QA
1 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.14%) vSphere
4 4 (3.17%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.79%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) SCCM
1 9 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.49%) VMware
3 15 (11.90%) Oracle
4 11 (8.73%) Adobe
5 10 (7.94%) Cisco
6 7 (5.56%) Ab Initio
7 6 (4.76%) Informatica
7 6 (4.76%) Talend
8 5 (3.97%) Chordiant
8 5 (3.97%) IBM
9 4 (3.17%) Citrix
9 4 (3.17%) EMC
10 3 (2.38%) HP
10 3 (2.38%) NetApp
10 3 (2.38%) Sun
11 1 (0.79%) Google
11 1 (0.79%) Juniper
11 1 (0.79%) Lotus
11 1 (0.79%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
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