The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 8 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 17 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 13.49% 1.35% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.17% 1.67% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £325 - £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -6.25%
Designer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Solihull 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
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
120 60 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 95.24% 81.08% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 22 37
Average daily rate £375 £365 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £120 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 15 (51.72%) WAN
3 14 (48.28%) Cisco
4 13 (44.83%) Migration
5 11 (37.93%) MPLS
6 10 (34.48%) Juniper
6 10 (34.48%) LAN
6 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
6 10 (34.48%) Network Management
7 8 (27.59%) Telecoms
7 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (24.14%) BGP
8 7 (24.14%) CCNP
8 7 (24.14%) CCDP
8 7 (24.14%) VPN
8 7 (24.14%) Wireless
8 7 (24.14%) Structured Cabling
9 6 (20.69%) JNCIA
9 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
9 6 (20.69%) PBX
9 6 (20.69%) Citrix
10 5 (17.24%) X.21
10 5 (17.24%) EMC
10 5 (17.24%) F5
11 3 (10.34%) Network Design
11 3 (10.34%) Splunk
11 3 (10.34%) Computer Architecture
11 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
11 3 (10.34%) Windows

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) WAN
2 11 (37.93%) MPLS
3 10 (34.48%) LAN
4 7 (24.14%) BGP
4 7 (24.14%) Structured Cabling
4 7 (24.14%) VPN
4 7 (24.14%) Wireless
5 6 (20.69%) PBX
6 5 (17.24%) X.21
7 3 (10.34%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (6.90%) DWDM
8 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
8 2 (6.90%) NetScaler
8 2 (6.90%) VoIP
8 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (3.45%) 3G
9 1 (3.45%) ATM
9 1 (3.45%) Frame Relay
9 1 (3.45%) ISDN
9 1 (3.45%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (27.59%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) BBC
1 1 (3.45%) Copywriting
1 1 (3.45%) Taxonomies
1 1 (3.45%) User Experience
1 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
1 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
1 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Migration
2 10 (34.48%) Network Management
3 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.34%) Computer Architecture
4 3 (10.34%) Network Design
5 2 (6.90%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.45%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (24.14%) CCDP
4 7 (24.14%) CCNP
5 6 (20.69%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.45%) CCDA
6 1 (3.45%) CCNA
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (3.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco
2 10 (34.48%) Juniper
3 6 (20.69%) Citrix
4 5 (17.24%) EMC
4 5 (17.24%) F5
5 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.34%) Splunk
6 2 (6.90%) Aruba
6 2 (6.90%) Brocade
6 2 (6.90%) CA
7 1 (3.45%) Fujitsu
7 1 (3.45%) HP
7 1 (3.45%) Reuters
7 1 (3.45%) VMware