The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 76 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 55 62 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.00% 2.43% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 2.57% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 19
Median daily rate £413 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £286 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £23.39 £21.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 £22.18
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -21.08%
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 West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2600 2413 2195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.58% 94.44% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1588 1328 1226
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 117 183
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Designer in the job title.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +1 19 £450 -
Solihull -7 9 - -
Birmingham -14 9 £500 +53.84% 3
Coventry -18 5 £400 +23.07%
Worcestershire - 2 £356 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £500 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Designer
England

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 96 (65.31%) User Experience
2 79 (53.74%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (27.89%) HTML
4 36 (24.49%) Prototyping
5 34 (23.13%) CSS
6 28 (19.05%) Photoshop
7 27 (18.37%) Publishing
8 25 (17.01%) Service Design
8 25 (17.01%) Rapid Prototyping
9 23 (15.65%) Mobile App
10 22 (14.97%) Legal
10 22 (14.97%) JIRA
11 21 (14.29%) Scrum
11 21 (14.29%) E-Commerce
12 20 (13.61%) Web Usability
13 19 (12.93%) Security Cleared
14 18 (12.24%) Web Application Development
15 17 (11.56%) Retail
15 17 (11.56%) Adobe
15 17 (11.56%) Management Information System
16 16 (10.88%) SEO
16 16 (10.88%) SC Cleared
16 16 (10.88%) Social Media
16 16 (10.88%) Wireframes
17 14 (9.52%) Web Design
17 14 (9.52%) Axure RP
18 13 (8.84%) Cisco
18 13 (8.84%) Juniper
19 12 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
20 11 (7.48%) Migration

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.68%) CICS
2 1 (0.68%) CMS
2 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (19.05%) Photoshop
2 10 (6.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (4.08%) InDesign
4 6 (4.08%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (2.72%) MS Visio
6 3 (2.04%) InVision
6 3 (2.04%) MS Office
6 3 (2.04%) UXPin
7 2 (1.36%) Acrobat
7 2 (1.36%) AutoCAD
7 2 (1.36%) CATIA
7 2 (1.36%) MS Excel
7 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (1.36%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (1.36%) PTC Creo
7 2 (1.36%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.04%) WebTrends
3 2 (1.36%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.04%) GitHub
2 2 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.36%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.76%) LAN
2 6 (4.08%) Internet
3 5 (3.40%) BGP
3 5 (3.40%) NetScaler
3 5 (3.40%) PBX
3 5 (3.40%) Structured Cabling
3 5 (3.40%) VPN
3 5 (3.40%) WAN
3 5 (3.40%) X.21
4 4 (2.72%) VoIP
4 4 (2.72%) Wireless
5 3 (2.04%) ATM
5 3 (2.04%) Frame Relay
6 2 (1.36%) DAB
7 1 (0.68%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (14.97%) JIRA
2 14 (9.52%) Axure RP
3 3 (2.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.68%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.68%) Jasmine
General
1 27 (18.37%) Publishing
2 22 (14.97%) Legal
3 17 (11.56%) Retail
4 3 (2.04%) Finance
4 3 (2.04%) Marketing
5 2 (1.36%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (27.89%) HTML
2 34 (23.13%) CSS
3 4 (2.72%) Flash
3 4 (2.72%) HTML5
3 4 (2.72%) Web Services
4 3 (2.04%) XML
5 2 (1.36%) CSS3
6 1 (0.68%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 96 (65.31%) User Experience
2 23 (15.65%) Mobile App
3 17 (11.56%) Management Information System
4 16 (10.88%) Social Media
5 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.36%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.36%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.36%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.68%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) IVR
7 1 (0.68%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Psychology
7 1 (0.68%) Robotics
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.68%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.08%) Windows
2 3 (2.04%) Android
2 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (53.74%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (24.49%) Prototyping
3 25 (17.01%) Rapid Prototyping
3 25 (17.01%) Service Design
4 21 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 21 (14.29%) Scrum
5 20 (13.61%) Web Usability
6 18 (12.24%) Web Application Development
7 16 (10.88%) SEO
7 16 (10.88%) Wireframes
8 14 (9.52%) Web Design
9 11 (7.48%) Migration
10 9 (6.12%) Content Management
10 9 (6.12%) Network Design
11 8 (5.44%) Front End Development
12 7 (4.76%) Analytics
12 7 (4.76%) Customer Insight
12 7 (4.76%) UX Design
13 5 (3.40%) Competitor Analysis
13 5 (3.40%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (12.93%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.88%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (6.80%) Degree
5 7 (4.76%) CCNA
6 6 (4.08%) CCDA
6 6 (4.08%) CCNP
7 5 (3.40%) CCDP
8 3 (2.04%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.68%) CISA
10 1 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.68%) RACF
Vendors
1 17 (11.56%) Adobe
2 13 (8.84%) Cisco
2 13 (8.84%) Juniper
3 6 (4.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.36%) Google
5 1 (0.68%) BMC
5 1 (0.68%) Brocade
5 1 (0.68%) Citrix
5 1 (0.68%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (0.68%) F5
5 1 (0.68%) IBM
5 1 (0.68%) Kronos
5 1 (0.68%) Remedy
5 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow