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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 93 101 87
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 48 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.67% 1.08% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.15% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 17
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £451 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-0.93% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +37.77%
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
2721 2524 2203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.94% 94.25% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1538 1509 1132
Median daily rate £388 £361 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.26% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 164 157
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -25 13 £350 -
Solihull -1 11 £442 +26.14% 1
Birmingham -1 9 £350 -8.49% 2
Coventry +1 8 £438 +45.83%
Warwickshire +2 4 £365 -8.75% 4
Staffordshire +17 2 £215 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 3
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 46 (44.23%) User Experience
2 33 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (25.96%) HTML
3 27 (25.96%) CSS
4 23 (22.12%) Security Cleared
5 17 (16.35%) SC Cleared
5 17 (16.35%) Migration
6 16 (15.38%) LAN
6 16 (15.38%) Mobile App
7 15 (14.42%) Degree
7 15 (14.42%) WAN
7 15 (14.42%) Juniper
8 14 (13.46%) VPN
8 14 (13.46%) Rapid Prototyping
9 13 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
9 13 (12.50%) Cisco
9 13 (12.50%) CCNP
9 13 (12.50%) CCDP
9 13 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (12.50%) BGP
10 12 (11.54%) Legal
10 12 (11.54%) Publishing
11 11 (10.58%) Web Application Development
11 11 (10.58%) Social Media
11 11 (10.58%) JNCIA
12 10 (9.62%) SEO
12 10 (9.62%) Customer Insight
13 9 (8.65%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (8.65%) Web Design
13 9 (8.65%) Management Information System

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 (1.92%) Liferay
1 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.96%) CMS
2 1 (0.96%) Drupal
2 1 (0.96%) JCAPS
2 1 (0.96%) Joomla!
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Photoshop
2 6 (5.77%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (2.88%) MS Office
5 1 (0.96%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.96%) InDesign
5 1 (0.96%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.38%) LAN
2 15 (14.42%) WAN
3 14 (13.46%) VPN
4 13 (12.50%) BGP
4 13 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
5 7 (6.73%) PBX
5 7 (6.73%) X.21
6 6 (5.77%) MPLS
6 6 (5.77%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.85%) Wireless
8 3 (2.88%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (1.92%) DWDM
9 2 (1.92%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.92%) HTTP
10 1 (0.96%) DHCP
10 1 (0.96%) FTP
10 1 (0.96%) ICMP
10 1 (0.96%) IKE
10 1 (0.96%) SNMP
10 1 (0.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.92%) Data Mart
2 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (1.92%) QlikView
2 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.96%) DB2
3 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.96%) Ant
2 1 (0.96%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.96%) JIRA
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.96%) PVCS
2 1 (0.96%) Toad
General
1 12 (11.54%) Legal
1 12 (11.54%) Publishing
2 8 (7.69%) Retail
2 8 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.85%) Finance
3 4 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (0.96%) Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.96%) CSS
1 27 (25.96%) HTML
2 4 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (3.85%) Zurb Foundation
3 3 (2.88%) jQuery
4 2 (1.92%) CSS3
4 2 (1.92%) HTML5
4 2 (1.92%) Web Services
4 2 (1.92%) XHTML
5 1 (0.96%) BAPI
5 1 (0.96%) Handlebars
5 1 (0.96%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.96%) J2EE
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.96%) React
5 1 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.96%) XML
5 1 (0.96%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 46 (44.23%) User Experience
2 16 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 11 (10.58%) Social Media
4 9 (8.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.88%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.92%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.96%) BBC
7 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.96%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.73%) Linux
1 7 (6.73%) Windows
2 4 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (3.85%) Unix
3 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.96%) AIX
4 1 (0.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (16.35%) Migration
3 14 (13.46%) Rapid Prototyping
4 11 (10.58%) Web Application Development
5 10 (9.62%) Customer Insight
5 10 (9.62%) SEO
6 9 (8.65%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (8.65%) Web Design
7 8 (7.69%) Web Usability
8 5 (4.81%) Network Design
9 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (3.85%) Front End Development
9 4 (3.85%) Network Management
9 4 (3.85%) TOGAF
10 3 (2.88%) Computer Architecture
10 3 (2.88%) MODAF
10 3 (2.88%) Presales
10 3 (2.88%) Scrum
10 3 (2.88%) Typography
10 3 (2.88%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.85%) SQL
3 2 (1.92%) Java
4 1 (0.96%) COBOL
4 1 (0.96%) PHP
4 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (22.12%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.35%) SC Cleared
3 15 (14.42%) Degree
4 13 (12.50%) CCDP
4 13 (12.50%) CCNP
4 13 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (10.58%) JNCIA
6 3 (2.88%) CCDA
7 1 (0.96%) CISA
7 1 (0.96%) CISSP
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (0.96%) OpenView
1 1 (0.96%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (14.42%) Juniper
2 13 (12.50%) Cisco
3 8 (7.69%) Adobe
4 7 (6.73%) Oracle
5 5 (4.81%) Citrix
5 5 (4.81%) IBM
6 4 (3.85%) Aruba
6 4 (3.85%) EMC
6 4 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.85%) Twitter
7 3 (2.88%) Splunk
7 3 (2.88%) VMware
8 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.92%) SAP
9 1 (0.96%) Brocade
9 1 (0.96%) CA
9 1 (0.96%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.96%) HP
9 1 (0.96%) Reuters
9 1 (0.96%) webMethods
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