The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 33 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 11 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.87% 0.47% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 0.49% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £210 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £210 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.01 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+74.41% -9.30%
Designer
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield 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
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
361 205 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 94.26% 96.24% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 130 141
Average daily rate £375 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £433 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 28
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £14.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £34.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Designer in the job title across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer across the Sheffield region.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Designer across the Sheffield region.

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 10 (83.33%) User Experience
2 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 6 (50.00%) Degree
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
5 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (16.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (16.67%) Axure RP
8 1 (8.33%) HTML5
8 1 (8.33%) jQuery
8 1 (8.33%) Usability Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
8 1 (8.33%) Sass
8 1 (8.33%) Analytics
8 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (8.33%) CSS3
8 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
8 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
8 1 (8.33%) SQL
8 1 (8.33%) .NET
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (16.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (16.67%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) Sass
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) User Experience
2 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Usability Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe