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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 68 59 78
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 73 73 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.27% 2.58% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 2.82% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 38
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +29.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +31.57%
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
2958 2589 2690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.12% 91.42% 90.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1723 1312 1381
Average daily rate £350 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 191 201
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.57 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Cheshire -10 24 £420 -5.46% 1
Lancashire -4 21 £450 +50.00% 7
Manchester -9 17 £310 -16.77% 6
Merseyside -5 2 £413 +71.87%
Cumbria - - - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 39 (30.47%) HTML
2 30 (23.44%) CSS
3 27 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (19.53%) Finance
4 25 (19.53%) User Experience
5 24 (18.75%) Photoshop
6 23 (17.97%) Oracle
7 19 (14.84%) JavaScript
8 18 (14.06%) Microsoft
8 18 (14.06%) Adobe Illustrator
9 17 (13.28%) HTML5
10 15 (11.72%) CSS3
10 15 (11.72%) .NET
11 14 (10.94%) ETL
12 13 (10.16%) Dreamweaver
12 13 (10.16%) Informatica
13 12 (9.38%) Adobe
13 12 (9.38%) AngularJS
14 11 (8.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (8.59%) Mobile App
15 10 (7.81%) Java
15 10 (7.81%) Banking
16 9 (7.03%) Migration
16 9 (7.03%) jQuery
16 9 (7.03%) Orchard
16 9 (7.03%) Web Application Development
17 8 (6.25%) Social Media
17 8 (6.25%) Axure RP
17 8 (6.25%) Publishing
18 7 (5.47%) Windows

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (2.34%) CICS
2 1 (0.78%) PowerExchange
2 1 (0.78%) WordPress
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (18.75%) Photoshop
2 18 (14.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (4.69%) Fireworks
4 4 (3.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.56%) MS Office
6 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.78%) InDesign
6 1 (0.78%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) Intranet
2 3 (2.34%) Internet
2 3 (2.34%) LAN
2 3 (2.34%) WAN
2 3 (2.34%) DNS
3 2 (1.56%) Firewall
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.78%) FTP
4 1 (0.78%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.34%) DB2
3 3 (2.34%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.78%) Big Data
4 1 (0.78%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (10.16%) Dreamweaver
2 8 (6.25%) Axure RP
3 6 (4.69%) ERwin
4 5 (3.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
General
1 25 (19.53%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Banking
3 8 (6.25%) Publishing
4 6 (4.69%) Local Government
5 5 (3.91%) Legal
6 4 (3.13%) Retail
7 3 (2.34%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.34%) Games
8 2 (1.56%) Marketing
9 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (30.47%) HTML
2 30 (23.44%) CSS
3 17 (13.28%) HTML5
4 15 (11.72%) CSS3
4 15 (11.72%) .NET
5 12 (9.38%) AngularJS
6 11 (8.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (7.03%) jQuery
8 5 (3.91%) J2EE
9 4 (3.13%) JDBC
9 4 (3.13%) JSP
9 4 (3.13%) JMS
9 4 (3.13%) JNDI
10 3 (2.34%) ODBC
11 2 (1.56%) Flash
11 2 (1.56%) Middleware
12 1 (0.78%) Apache Flex
12 1 (0.78%) REST
12 1 (0.78%) XHTML
12 1 (0.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.53%) User Experience
2 11 (8.59%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.25%) Social Media
4 5 (3.91%) Graphic Design
5 4 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.34%) Informatics
7 2 (1.56%) CMDB
8 1 (0.78%) Tandem
8 1 (0.78%) Animation
8 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.47%) Windows
2 4 (3.13%) Android
2 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.34%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.56%) UNIX
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (10.94%) ETL
3 9 (7.03%) Migration
3 9 (7.03%) Web Application Development
4 6 (4.69%) E-business
4 6 (4.69%) Data Modelling
4 6 (4.69%) CRM
4 6 (4.69%) Web Design
5 5 (3.91%) Web Usability
6 4 (3.13%) SEO
7 3 (2.34%) Workflow
7 3 (2.34%) Process Management
7 3 (2.34%) Data Analysis
7 3 (2.34%) Software Engineering
7 3 (2.34%) Waterfall
8 2 (1.56%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (1.56%) UX Design
8 2 (1.56%) Information Architecture
8 2 (1.56%) Master Data Management
8 2 (1.56%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.84%) JavaScript
2 10 (7.81%) Java
3 6 (4.69%) SQL
4 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.78%) VB
4 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.78%) XPath
4 1 (0.78%) PHP
4 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.78%) C
4 1 (0.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.34%) XenApp
3 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) SCCM
1 1 (0.78%) SCOM
1 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 23 (17.97%) Oracle
2 18 (14.06%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.16%) Informatica
4 12 (9.38%) Adobe
5 9 (7.03%) Orchard
6 6 (4.69%) Siebel
7 5 (3.91%) IBM
8 4 (3.13%) Citrix
8 4 (3.13%) VMware
8 4 (3.13%) AppSense
9 2 (1.56%) Teradata
9 2 (1.56%) Cisco
10 1 (0.78%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.78%) TSYS
10 1 (0.78%) F5
10 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.78%) Ab Initio
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