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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 108 72 80
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 40 56 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 1.85% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 2.01% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £449 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £28.75 £66.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+35.55% -2.17%
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
3418 2788 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.13% 92.20% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1934 1515 1046
Average daily rate £388 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 176 174
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.61 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 0 24 £350 +16.66% 12
Cheshire -18 6 £294 -32.08% 13
Merseyside -10 5 £350 -9.67% 4
Lancashire +1 2 £400 +18.51% 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 57 (50.00%) HTML
2 41 (35.96%) CSS
3 35 (30.70%) User Experience
4 26 (22.81%) Finance
5 21 (18.42%) HTML5
5 21 (18.42%) Photoshop
6 19 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 19 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (14.04%) IBM
8 15 (13.16%) CSS3
9 14 (12.28%) jQuery
9 14 (12.28%) Microsoft
10 12 (10.53%) MailChimp
10 12 (10.53%) AngularJS
10 12 (10.53%) Axure RP
10 12 (10.53%) Orchard
10 12 (10.53%) Dreamweaver
11 11 (9.65%) Mainframe
11 11 (9.65%) UNIX
11 11 (9.65%) Web Design
11 11 (9.65%) Adobe Illustrator
11 11 (9.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (8.77%) IBM Mainframe
12 10 (8.77%) Migration
12 10 (8.77%) .NET
12 10 (8.77%) Fireworks
13 9 (7.89%) Java
13 9 (7.89%) Oracle
13 9 (7.89%) Responsive Web Design
14 8 (7.02%) Base SAS

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (7.02%) SAS
2 4 (3.51%) CICS
3 2 (1.75%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (1.75%) Liferay
3 2 (1.75%) JBoss
3 2 (1.75%) Apache
3 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) AquaLogic
4 1 (0.88%) WordPress
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (18.42%) Photoshop
2 11 (9.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (8.77%) Fireworks
4 6 (5.26%) MS Excel
5 3 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (1.75%) InDesign
7 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.53%) MailChimp
2 1 (0.88%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) Internet
2 3 (2.63%) HTTP
3 2 (1.75%) Broadband
3 2 (1.75%) SAN
4 1 (0.88%) Firewall
4 1 (0.88%) ATM
4 1 (0.88%) Intranet
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) Base SAS
1 8 (7.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (2.63%) DB2
2 3 (2.63%) Big Data
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.88%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.88%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 12 (10.53%) Axure RP
1 12 (10.53%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (4.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.88%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
General
1 26 (22.81%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Retail
3 6 (5.26%) Banking
4 4 (3.51%) Marketing
5 3 (2.63%) Games
6 2 (1.75%) Local Government
6 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (50.00%) HTML
2 41 (35.96%) CSS
3 21 (18.42%) HTML5
4 15 (13.16%) CSS3
5 14 (12.28%) jQuery
6 12 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 11 (9.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (8.77%) .NET
9 7 (6.14%) J2EE
10 5 (4.39%) JSP
11 4 (3.51%) Sass
11 4 (3.51%) Flash
12 3 (2.63%) JNDI
12 3 (2.63%) JDBC
12 3 (2.63%) JMS
12 3 (2.63%) SOAP
12 3 (2.63%) Middleware
12 3 (2.63%) REST
13 2 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
13 2 (1.75%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 35 (30.70%) User Experience
2 11 (9.65%) Mainframe
3 10 (8.77%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (6.14%) Graphic Design
4 7 (6.14%) Data Extraction
5 6 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.63%) NHS
6 3 (2.63%) Informatics
7 2 (1.75%) Social Media
7 2 (1.75%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.88%) W3C
8 1 (0.88%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.65%) UNIX
2 3 (2.63%) Windows
3 1 (0.88%) Linux
3 1 (0.88%) Android
3 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (9.65%) Web Design
3 10 (8.77%) Migration
4 9 (7.89%) Responsive Web Design
5 8 (7.02%) Data Analysis
6 7 (6.14%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.26%) System Testing
7 6 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 6 (5.26%) Project Management
8 5 (4.39%) Web Development
8 5 (4.39%) SOA
8 5 (4.39%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.39%) UX Design
8 5 (4.39%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (3.51%) Usability Testing
9 4 (3.51%) ETL
9 4 (3.51%) Software Engineering
10 3 (2.63%) Workflow
10 3 (2.63%) Business Analysis
10 3 (2.63%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 9 (7.89%) Java
3 7 (6.14%) SQL
4 5 (4.39%) REXX
5 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.88%) XPath
6 1 (0.88%) PHP
6 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.51%) Degree
2 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) Squid
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (14.04%) IBM
2 14 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.53%) Orchard
4 9 (7.89%) Oracle
5 8 (7.02%) Adobe
6 3 (2.63%) hybris
7 2 (1.75%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.75%) Intel
7 2 (1.75%) Siebel
7 2 (1.75%) Google
7 2 (1.75%) VMware
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco
8 1 (0.88%) HP
8 1 (0.88%) Informatica
8 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.88%) Pega
8 1 (0.88%) F5
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