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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 78 82 66
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 56 53 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.75% 1.80% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.96% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 14 53
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£350 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £421 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+6.09% -18.00%
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
2919 2710 3160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.45% 91.96% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1343 1584
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 202 224
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.14 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Manchester -6 25 £345 +13.11% 7
Lancashire -10 17 £325 +8.33% 1
Cheshire -1 10 £420 +6.40% 12
Merseyside 0 3 £375 - 4
Cumbria - - - - 2
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.86%) HTML
3 28 (24.14%) User Experience
4 26 (22.41%) CSS
5 25 (21.55%) Photoshop
6 21 (18.10%) Oracle
6 21 (18.10%) Adobe
7 18 (15.52%) Finance
7 18 (15.52%) Adobe Illustrator
8 17 (14.66%) Orchard
9 16 (13.79%) HTML5
10 13 (11.21%) ETL
10 13 (11.21%) CSS3
11 12 (10.34%) Java
12 11 (9.48%) JavaScript
12 11 (9.48%) Publishing
12 11 (9.48%) Social Media
13 10 (8.62%) .NET
13 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
14 9 (7.76%) Informatica
14 9 (7.76%) Mobile App
15 8 (6.90%) Legal
15 8 (6.90%) Dreamweaver
15 8 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (6.03%) Windows
16 7 (6.03%) J2EE
16 7 (6.03%) IBM
16 7 (6.03%) ERwin
16 7 (6.03%) Web Design
16 7 (6.03%) Axure RP

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (2.59%) CICS
2 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.72%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (21.55%) Photoshop
2 18 (15.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.59%) MS Office
3 3 (2.59%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.72%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.86%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.86%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.86%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.86%) Maya
5 1 (0.86%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.86%) Exstream
2 1 (0.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) MailChimp
1 1 (0.86%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) LAN
1 4 (3.45%) WAN
1 4 (3.45%) DNS
1 4 (3.45%) Intranet
2 3 (2.59%) Internet
3 2 (1.72%) Firewall
3 2 (1.72%) SMS
4 1 (0.86%) FTP
4 1 (0.86%) HTTP
4 1 (0.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.45%) DB2
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.72%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.86%) IMS/DB
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Dreamweaver
2 7 (6.03%) ERwin
2 7 (6.03%) Axure RP
General
1 18 (15.52%) Finance
2 11 (9.48%) Publishing
3 8 (6.90%) Legal
4 6 (5.17%) Banking
5 3 (2.59%) Retail
5 3 (2.59%) Local Government
5 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.72%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.86%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.86%) HTML
2 26 (22.41%) CSS
3 16 (13.79%) HTML5
4 13 (11.21%) CSS3
5 10 (8.62%) .NET
6 7 (6.03%) J2EE
7 6 (5.17%) JDBC
7 6 (5.17%) JSP
7 6 (5.17%) JMS
7 6 (5.17%) JNDI
8 5 (4.31%) jQuery
9 4 (3.45%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.45%) ODBC
10 3 (2.59%) Web Services
10 3 (2.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.72%) XML
11 2 (1.72%) Middleware
12 1 (0.86%) Flash
12 1 (0.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 1 (0.86%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.14%) User Experience
2 11 (9.48%) Social Media
3 9 (7.76%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.72%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.72%) Animation
5 2 (1.72%) Informatics
6 1 (0.86%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.86%) IVR
6 1 (0.86%) Tandem
6 1 (0.86%) PKI
6 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.03%) Windows
2 5 (4.31%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.59%) Android
5 2 (1.72%) UNIX
6 1 (0.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (11.21%) ETL
3 7 (6.03%) Web Design
4 6 (5.17%) SEO
4 6 (5.17%) Data Modelling
4 6 (5.17%) Waterfall
4 6 (5.17%) Web Application Development
5 5 (4.31%) Migration
5 5 (4.31%) Rapid Prototyping
6 4 (3.45%) CRM
6 4 (3.45%) E-business
7 3 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.59%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (2.59%) Use Case
8 2 (1.72%) Software Engineering
8 2 (1.72%) Web Usability
8 2 (1.72%) Data Management
8 2 (1.72%) E-Commerce
8 2 (1.72%) ERP
8 2 (1.72%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.34%) Java
2 11 (9.48%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.17%) SQL
4 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.86%) PL/1
4 1 (0.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (0.86%) XenServer
2 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 21 (18.10%) Oracle
1 21 (18.10%) Adobe
2 17 (14.66%) Orchard
3 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.76%) Informatica
5 7 (6.03%) IBM
6 6 (5.17%) Citrix
7 5 (4.31%) VMware
7 5 (4.31%) AppSense
8 4 (3.45%) Siebel
9 2 (1.72%) HP
9 2 (1.72%) Teradata
10 1 (0.86%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.86%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.86%) Sony
10 1 (0.86%) Perforce
10 1 (0.86%) Intel
10 1 (0.86%) Cisco
10 1 (0.86%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.86%) SAP
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