The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Graphic Design 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 Graphic Design over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graphic Design
Rank 136 128 126
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Graphic Design 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.50% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £310 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £400 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £285
% change year-on-year
- +22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.35 £32.50 £13.17
% change year-on-year
-34.32% +146.77%
Graphic Design
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
863 796 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.59% 28.04% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 404 391
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 58 52
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.82 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.27% +6.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.50 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

Graphic Design
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Graphic Design across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Graphic Design Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Graphic Design
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Graphic Design across the North West region.

Graphic Design Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Graphic Design
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Graphic Design across the North West region.

Graphic Design Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Graphic Design
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 Graphic Design within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 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
Manchester -8 3 - - 4
Merseyside - 1 £250 - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 2
Graphic Design
England

Graphic Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Graphic Design also 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 that cited Graphic Design.

1 2 (33.33%) HTML5
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Publishing
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) W3C
2 1 (16.67%) Fireworks
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) InDesign

Graphic Design
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Graphic Design also 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 that cited Graphic Design. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (16.67%) Fireworks
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) InDesign
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Graphic Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML5
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Ajax
2 1 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (16.67%) Sass
2 1 (16.67%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Validation
1 1 (16.67%) Workflow
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe
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