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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 78 81 65
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 98 55 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.27% 1.78% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 1.93% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 39 15
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£400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £25.38 £17.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.26% -28.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £17.00 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.08 £18.60 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.01 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+74.41% -9.30%
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
4042 2843 2649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.46% 92.16% 92.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 1582 1315
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 179 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Designer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 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 +8 47 £350 +1.44% 10
Cheshire +9 31 £456 +7.98% 13
Merseyside -1 12 - - 2
Lancashire -24 2 £505 +55.38% 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 56 (40.88%) User Experience
2 45 (32.85%) HTML
3 37 (27.01%) CSS
4 25 (18.25%) Web Services
5 23 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (16.06%) Photoshop
7 21 (15.33%) IBM
8 20 (14.60%) HTML5
9 19 (13.87%) JavaScript
9 19 (13.87%) SOA
10 18 (13.14%) Finance
11 17 (12.41%) Adobe Illustrator
11 17 (12.41%) Java
12 16 (11.68%) Adobe
13 15 (10.95%) Hibernate
13 15 (10.95%) Spring
14 14 (10.22%) Security Cleared
14 14 (10.22%) Mainframe
14 14 (10.22%) Responsive Web Design
15 13 (9.49%) MVC
15 13 (9.49%) JSP
15 13 (9.49%) E-Commerce
15 13 (9.49%) UML
15 13 (9.49%) IBM Mainframe
15 13 (9.49%) Retail
16 12 (8.76%) Degree
16 12 (8.76%) WSDL
16 12 (8.76%) Servlets
16 12 (8.76%) UNIX
16 12 (8.76%) J2EE

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 11 (8.03%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (5.84%) SAS
3 6 (4.38%) CICS
3 6 (4.38%) CMS
4 5 (3.65%) JBoss
5 4 (2.92%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.92%) Liferay
6 3 (2.19%) Apache ServiceMix
6 3 (2.19%) Apache
7 2 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.46%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.73%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 22 (16.06%) Photoshop
2 17 (12.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (4.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (3.65%) MS Excel
5 4 (2.92%) InDesign
6 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (2.19%) Fireworks
6 3 (2.19%) MS Office
7 1 (0.73%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.73%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.73%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) SMS
1 5 (3.65%) WAN
1 5 (3.65%) SMTP
1 5 (3.65%) FTP
1 5 (3.65%) TCP/IP
1 5 (3.65%) SNA
1 5 (3.65%) Firewall
2 4 (2.92%) LAN
2 4 (2.92%) SAN
3 3 (2.19%) HTTP
3 3 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.19%) Wireless
4 2 (1.46%) IPsec
4 2 (1.46%) NAS
4 2 (1.46%) VPN
4 2 (1.46%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.46%) SSL
4 2 (1.46%) MPLS
4 2 (1.46%) OSPF
4 2 (1.46%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.03%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 8 (5.84%) Base SAS
3 5 (3.65%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.46%) DataStage
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.73%) MySQL
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.73%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.73%) DB2
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.73%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (5.84%) Axure RP
2 6 (4.38%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.19%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (2.19%) ERwin
4 2 (1.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (1.46%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.73%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.73%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.73%) JUnit
5 1 (0.73%) Subversion
5 1 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 18 (13.14%) Finance
2 13 (9.49%) Retail
3 11 (8.03%) Banking
4 7 (5.11%) Marketing
5 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.73%) Back Office
6 1 (0.73%) Legal
6 1 (0.73%) Publishing
6 1 (0.73%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.73%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (32.85%) HTML
2 37 (27.01%) CSS
3 25 (18.25%) Web Services
4 20 (14.60%) HTML5
5 15 (10.95%) Hibernate
5 15 (10.95%) Spring
6 13 (9.49%) JSP
7 12 (8.76%) Servlets
7 12 (8.76%) J2EE
7 12 (8.76%) WSDL
8 11 (8.03%) EJB
9 8 (5.84%) JSON
10 7 (5.11%) jQuery
10 7 (5.11%) Middleware
11 6 (4.38%) SOAP
11 6 (4.38%) REST
11 6 (4.38%) Apache Camel
12 5 (3.65%) Struts
12 5 (3.65%) JDBC
12 5 (3.65%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 56 (40.88%) User Experience
2 14 (10.22%) Mainframe
3 13 (9.49%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (8.03%) Mobile App
5 9 (6.57%) Digital Media
5 9 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.11%) Data Extraction
7 6 (4.38%) VSAM
8 5 (3.65%) PKI
9 4 (2.92%) Graphic Design
9 4 (2.92%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.92%) Photography
10 3 (2.19%) Smartcard
10 3 (2.19%) New Media
11 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.46%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.46%) Human Factors
11 2 (1.46%) EFT
11 2 (1.46%) NHS
12 1 (0.73%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.76%) UNIX
2 8 (5.84%) Windows
3 7 (5.11%) Solaris
4 5 (3.65%) Linux
4 5 (3.65%) zOS
5 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (13.87%) SOA
3 14 (10.22%) Responsive Web Design
4 13 (9.49%) E-Commerce
4 13 (9.49%) UML
4 13 (9.49%) MVC
5 11 (8.03%) Data Management
5 11 (8.03%) Requirements Analysis
5 11 (8.03%) Target Operating Model
6 10 (7.30%) Data Analysis
6 10 (7.30%) Business Transformation
6 10 (7.30%) Systems Analysis
7 8 (5.84%) Migration
7 8 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.84%) Waterfall
8 6 (4.38%) Rapid Prototyping
8 6 (4.38%) Automated Testing
8 6 (4.38%) System Testing
8 6 (4.38%) Web Design
8 6 (4.38%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.87%) JavaScript
2 17 (12.41%) Java
3 6 (4.38%) SQL
4 5 (3.65%) REXX
5 4 (2.92%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.19%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.46%) C++
8 1 (0.73%) COBOL
8 1 (0.73%) C
8 1 (0.73%) C#
8 1 (0.73%) JCL
Qualifications
1 14 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.76%) Degree
3 7 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.92%) CCNP
4 4 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.73%) HND
5 1 (0.73%) ISEB
System Software
1 5 (3.65%) RACF
1 5 (3.65%) Time Sharing Option
1 5 (3.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (2.19%) Squid
3 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) OMEGAMON
1 5 (3.65%) zSecure
2 2 (1.46%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.73%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (15.33%) IBM
2 16 (11.68%) Adobe
3 11 (8.03%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.57%) Cisco
5 7 (5.11%) Oracle
6 5 (3.65%) CA
7 4 (2.92%) VMware
8 3 (2.19%) Google
8 3 (2.19%) hybris
8 3 (2.19%) F5
9 2 (1.46%) Aruba
9 2 (1.46%) Brocade
9 2 (1.46%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.46%) Informatica
9 2 (1.46%) HP
9 2 (1.46%) Intel
9 2 (1.46%) Juniper
10 1 (0.73%) Apple
10 1 (0.73%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.73%) Pega
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