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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 88 72 54
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 72 62 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 2.05% 3.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 2.19% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 41 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Average hourly rate £10.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.42% -15.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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
3613 2835 2532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.02% 93.56% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2135 1538 1212
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 189 196
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -6 34 £350 +1.44% 11
Cheshire +7 26 £413 -2.94% 12
Merseyside -10 9 - - 2
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 49 (41.18%) User Experience
2 45 (37.82%) HTML
3 41 (34.45%) CSS
4 25 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (16.81%) IBM
5 20 (16.81%) Photoshop
6 19 (15.97%) Web Services
7 18 (15.13%) JavaScript
8 17 (14.29%) HTML5
9 16 (13.45%) Java
10 15 (12.61%) Adobe Illustrator
11 14 (11.76%) Hibernate
11 14 (11.76%) Finance
11 14 (11.76%) Spring
11 14 (11.76%) E-Commerce
11 14 (11.76%) SOA
11 14 (11.76%) Degree
12 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
13 12 (10.08%) IBM Mainframe
13 12 (10.08%) Responsive Web Design
13 12 (10.08%) Adobe
13 12 (10.08%) J2EE
13 12 (10.08%) JSP
13 12 (10.08%) UML
13 12 (10.08%) MVC
13 12 (10.08%) Mainframe
14 11 (9.24%) UNIX
14 11 (9.24%) Servlets
14 11 (9.24%) WSDL
15 10 (8.40%) EJB

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (6.72%) SAS
2 6 (5.04%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.20%) JBoss
3 5 (4.20%) CICS
4 4 (3.36%) Liferay
4 4 (3.36%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.52%) Apache
5 3 (2.52%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.84%) CMS
6 1 (0.84%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (16.81%) Photoshop
2 15 (12.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (4.20%) MS Excel
4 4 (3.36%) Fireworks
4 4 (3.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.68%) MS Office
7 1 (0.84%) InDesign
7 1 (0.84%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) MailChimp
1 1 (0.84%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) SMS
1 4 (3.36%) WAN
1 4 (3.36%) SMTP
1 4 (3.36%) FTP
1 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.36%) Firewall
1 4 (3.36%) SNA
2 3 (2.52%) LAN
2 3 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.52%) Wireless
2 3 (2.52%) SAN
2 3 (2.52%) HTTP
3 1 (0.84%) VPN
3 1 (0.84%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.84%) Intranet
3 1 (0.84%) MPLS
3 1 (0.84%) OSPF
3 1 (0.84%) BGP
3 1 (0.84%) RSVP
3 1 (0.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.72%) Base SAS
1 8 (6.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 6 (5.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.84%) DataStage
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.84%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.84%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (0.84%) Big Data
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Axure RP
2 7 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.36%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (1.68%) Lombardi
4 2 (1.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.84%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.84%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.84%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.84%) Subversion
5 1 (0.84%) JUnit
5 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (11.76%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Banking
3 7 (5.88%) Retail
4 4 (3.36%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.84%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Publishing
6 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (37.82%) HTML
2 41 (34.45%) CSS
3 19 (15.97%) Web Services
4 17 (14.29%) HTML5
5 14 (11.76%) Hibernate
5 14 (11.76%) Spring
6 12 (10.08%) J2EE
6 12 (10.08%) JSP
7 11 (9.24%) Servlets
7 11 (9.24%) WSDL
8 10 (8.40%) EJB
9 7 (5.88%) jQuery
9 7 (5.88%) JSON
10 6 (5.04%) SOAP
10 6 (5.04%) Middleware
10 6 (5.04%) REST
10 6 (5.04%) AngularJS
10 6 (5.04%) Apache Camel
11 5 (4.20%) CSS3
11 5 (4.20%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 49 (41.18%) User Experience
2 12 (10.08%) Mainframe
2 12 (10.08%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (8.40%) Digital Media
4 8 (6.72%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.88%) Data Extraction
6 5 (4.20%) VSAM
7 4 (3.36%) PKI
7 4 (3.36%) Graphic Design
8 3 (2.52%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.52%) NHS
8 3 (2.52%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.68%) Human Factors
9 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.68%) Social Media
10 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.84%) Copywriting
10 1 (0.84%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.24%) UNIX
2 8 (6.72%) Windows
3 5 (4.20%) Solaris
4 4 (3.36%) Linux
4 4 (3.36%) zOS
5 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.84%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.76%) E-Commerce
2 14 (11.76%) SOA
3 12 (10.08%) MVC
3 12 (10.08%) UML
3 12 (10.08%) Responsive Web Design
4 9 (7.56%) Data Analysis
5 8 (6.72%) Rapid Prototyping
5 8 (6.72%) Waterfall
6 7 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 6 (5.04%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (5.04%) Data Management
7 6 (5.04%) Migration
7 6 (5.04%) Web Design
7 6 (5.04%) System Testing
7 6 (5.04%) SDLC
7 6 (5.04%) Target Operating Model
8 5 (4.20%) Business Transformation
8 5 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.20%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.13%) JavaScript
2 16 (13.45%) Java
3 5 (4.20%) REXX
4 3 (2.52%) SQL
5 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.84%) C
5 1 (0.84%) C#
5 1 (0.84%) COBOL
5 1 (0.84%) JCL
Qualifications
1 14 (11.76%) Degree
2 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.20%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.52%) CCNP
4 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.84%) HND
5 1 (0.84%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) RACF
1 4 (3.36%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (3.36%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (2.52%) Squid
3 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) OMEGAMON
1 4 (3.36%) zSecure
2 2 (1.68%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.84%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (16.81%) IBM
2 12 (10.08%) Adobe
3 7 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.88%) Cisco
4 4 (3.36%) CA
5 3 (2.52%) VMware
5 3 (2.52%) Google
5 3 (2.52%) hybris
5 3 (2.52%) F5
6 2 (1.68%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle
6 2 (1.68%) Intel
7 1 (0.84%) Juniper
7 1 (0.84%) HP
7 1 (0.84%) Pega
7 1 (0.84%) Brocade
7 1 (0.84%) Orchard
7 1 (0.84%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.84%) Apple
7 1 (0.84%) Aruba
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