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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 89 68 78
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 70 76 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 2.32% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 2.46% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 34
Average daily rate £316 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -6.25%
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
3564 3084 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.04% 94.28% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 1714 1351
Average daily rate £386 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 186 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 30 £250 -35.48% 15
Cheshire +3 28 £331 -14.51% 6
Merseyside +4 7 £225 -45.45% 4
Lancashire -8 3 £275 - 2
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 55 (32.16%) HTML
2 50 (29.24%) User Experience
3 48 (28.07%) CSS
4 36 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 30 (17.54%) Adobe
6 27 (15.79%) Photoshop
7 23 (13.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 23 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (12.87%) IBM
8 22 (12.87%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 21 (12.28%) HTML5
10 20 (11.70%) Migration
11 19 (11.11%) WebSphere
12 18 (10.53%) Retail
13 15 (8.77%) Finance
13 15 (8.77%) jQuery
14 14 (8.19%) Security Cleared
14 14 (8.19%) Oracle
15 13 (7.60%) Java
15 13 (7.60%) CSS3
15 13 (7.60%) Marketing
16 12 (7.02%) Banking
16 12 (7.02%) Cisco
16 12 (7.02%) SharePoint
17 11 (6.43%) Content Management
17 11 (6.43%) SC Cleared
17 11 (6.43%) Mobile App
18 10 (5.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 10 (5.85%) EPiServer
18 10 (5.85%) Git (software)

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 19 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (4.09%) CMS
4 7 (4.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.92%) Apache
5 5 (2.92%) JBoss
6 3 (1.75%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.17%) Confluence
7 2 (1.17%) WordPress
8 1 (0.58%) Drupal
8 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (15.79%) Photoshop
2 23 (13.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (5.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (3.51%) InDesign
5 4 (2.34%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.75%) MS Office
6 3 (1.75%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (1.17%) MS Excel
7 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.58%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.58%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.09%) Office 365
2 5 (2.92%) PaaS
3 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.26%) LAN
1 9 (5.26%) SAN
2 7 (4.09%) WAN
3 6 (3.51%) Firewall
4 5 (2.92%) Internet
4 5 (2.92%) NetScaler
5 4 (2.34%) Network Security
5 4 (2.34%) VPN
6 3 (1.75%) IPsec
7 2 (1.17%) DHCP
7 2 (1.17%) DNS
7 2 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.17%) SSH
7 2 (1.17%) SSL
7 2 (1.17%) VLAN
8 1 (0.58%) BGP
8 1 (0.58%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.58%) MPLS
8 1 (0.58%) OSPF
8 1 (0.58%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (1.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.58%) Big Data
4 1 (0.58%) DB2
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (5.85%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.51%) Axure RP
3 3 (1.75%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.75%) Maven
4 2 (1.17%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.17%) Grunt
4 2 (1.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.17%) JIRA
4 2 (1.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.58%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.58%) Subversion
5 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (10.53%) Retail
2 15 (8.77%) Finance
3 13 (7.60%) Marketing
4 12 (7.02%) Banking
5 3 (1.75%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.58%) Games
6 1 (0.58%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.58%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.58%) Publishing
6 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (32.16%) HTML
2 48 (28.07%) CSS
3 21 (12.28%) HTML5
4 15 (8.77%) jQuery
5 13 (7.60%) CSS3
6 9 (5.26%) J2EE
7 6 (3.51%) Web Services
8 5 (2.92%) Apache Camel
8 5 (2.92%) OSGi
9 4 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.75%) Ajax
10 3 (1.75%) EJB
10 3 (1.75%) JSP
10 3 (1.75%) LESS
10 3 (1.75%) Servlets
10 3 (1.75%) XML
11 2 (1.17%) .NET
11 2 (1.17%) VXML
11 2 (1.17%) XHTML
11 2 (1.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (29.24%) User Experience
2 11 (6.43%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.68%) Graphic Design
4 6 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.51%) Photography
5 5 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.92%) New Media
6 3 (1.75%) IVR
6 3 (1.75%) Social Media
6 3 (1.75%) VUI
7 2 (1.17%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.17%) Psychology
7 2 (1.17%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.17%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.17%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.58%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.58%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.58%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.58%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.26%) Windows
2 8 (4.68%) Unix
3 7 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.51%) Solaris
4 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.92%) Linux
6 4 (2.34%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.75%) AIX
7 3 (1.75%) Android
7 3 (1.75%) HPUX
7 3 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (11.70%) Migration
3 11 (6.43%) Content Management
4 9 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (4.09%) Rapid Prototyping
5 7 (4.09%) Web Design
6 6 (3.51%) Coaching
6 6 (3.51%) Scrum
7 5 (2.92%) Brand Management
7 5 (2.92%) CRM
7 5 (2.92%) Data Analysis
7 5 (2.92%) Information Architecture
8 4 (2.34%) E-Commerce
8 4 (2.34%) SDLC
8 4 (2.34%) SEO
8 4 (2.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.34%) Waterfall
9 3 (1.75%) Business Transformation
9 3 (1.75%) Mentoring
9 3 (1.75%) Social Media Marketing
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 13 (7.60%) Java
3 4 (2.34%) SQL
4 2 (1.17%) Groovy
4 2 (1.17%) PHP
4 2 (1.17%) XPath
5 1 (0.58%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (8.19%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.43%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.68%) Degree
4 1 (0.58%) CCDA
4 1 (0.58%) CCDP
4 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.58%) CISSP
4 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.75%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.34%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (12.87%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 6 (3.51%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.58%) Netcool
3 1 (0.58%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 30 (17.54%) Adobe
2 22 (12.87%) IBM
3 14 (8.19%) Oracle
4 12 (7.02%) Cisco
5 10 (5.85%) EPiServer
6 7 (4.09%) HP
7 6 (3.51%) 3PAR
7 6 (3.51%) Citrix
7 6 (3.51%) VMware
8 3 (1.75%) Intel
8 3 (1.75%) Juniper
8 3 (1.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.75%) NetApp
8 3 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.17%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.17%) Symantec
10 1 (0.58%) Avaya
10 1 (0.58%) Brocade
10 1 (0.58%) Coremetrics
10 1 (0.58%) Tableau
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Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
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