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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 70 53 102
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 82 67 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.54% 2.70% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.65% 2.83% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 33 13
Median daily rate £425 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £175 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £413 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £29.75 - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £34.01 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-13.99% +74.41%
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
3089 2367 2396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.61% 95.21% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1830 1399 1211
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 150 184
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.40% -2.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Designer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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
Birmingham -12 26 £338 -6.25% 6
Coventry +3 25 £425 +240.00% 1
Shropshire -20 14 £188 -53.41% 3
Solihull -11 3 - -
Warwickshire -12 3 £375 - 2
Staffordshire -2 2 £413 +11.48%
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 75 (54.74%) User Experience
2 61 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (29.93%) HTML
4 32 (23.36%) CSS
5 24 (17.52%) Legal
6 23 (16.79%) Social Media
6 23 (16.79%) Prototyping
7 22 (16.06%) Publishing
8 21 (15.33%) SEO
8 21 (15.33%) Photoshop
8 21 (15.33%) Web Usability
8 21 (15.33%) Web Application Development
9 19 (13.87%) Management Information System
10 18 (13.14%) Adobe
11 16 (11.68%) Mobile App
12 15 (10.95%) Wireframes
13 14 (10.22%) Retail
14 13 (9.49%) Adobe Illustrator
14 13 (9.49%) Scrum
14 13 (9.49%) E-Commerce
14 13 (9.49%) JIRA
15 12 (8.76%) Security Cleared
15 12 (8.76%) Rapid Prototyping
15 12 (8.76%) JavaScript
16 11 (8.03%) Service Design
16 11 (8.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 10 (7.30%) SC Cleared
17 10 (7.30%) Finance
17 10 (7.30%) Web Design
18 9 (6.57%) Windows

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 (1.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (1.46%) Liferay
1 2 (1.46%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.73%) CICS
2 1 (0.73%) CMS
2 1 (0.73%) JCAPS
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.73%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.73%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (15.33%) Photoshop
2 13 (9.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (8.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (5.84%) InDesign
5 7 (5.11%) MS Office
6 6 (4.38%) MS Excel
7 3 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
7 3 (2.19%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (1.46%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.73%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) GitHub
1 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.57%) NetScaler
2 5 (3.65%) Internet
3 4 (2.92%) DAB
3 4 (2.92%) Wireless
4 3 (2.19%) BGP
4 3 (2.19%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (2.19%) VPN
5 2 (1.46%) LAN
5 2 (1.46%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (1.46%) WAN
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.73%) DMZ
6 1 (0.73%) MPLS
6 1 (0.73%) PBX
6 1 (0.73%) Skype
6 1 (0.73%) VLAN
6 1 (0.73%) VoIP
6 1 (0.73%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
1 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (1.46%) QlikView
2 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.46%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.73%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.73%) DB2
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (9.49%) JIRA
2 6 (4.38%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.73%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.73%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.73%) PVCS
3 1 (0.73%) Toad
General
1 24 (17.52%) Legal
2 22 (16.06%) Publishing
3 14 (10.22%) Retail
4 10 (7.30%) Finance
5 7 (5.11%) Marketing
6 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.19%) Banking
8 2 (1.46%) Games
9 1 (0.73%) Automotive
9 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (29.93%) HTML
2 32 (23.36%) CSS
3 9 (6.57%) HTML5
4 4 (2.92%) CSS3
4 4 (2.92%) Flash
5 3 (2.19%) XML
6 2 (1.46%) Material Design
6 2 (1.46%) Web Services
7 1 (0.73%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.73%) Handlebars
7 1 (0.73%) J2EE
7 1 (0.73%) jQuery
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.73%) React
7 1 (0.73%) Sass
7 1 (0.73%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (54.74%) User Experience
2 23 (16.79%) Social Media
3 19 (13.87%) Management Information System
4 16 (11.68%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.65%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.92%) Graphic Design
7 3 (2.19%) e-Learning
7 3 (2.19%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.73%) EFT
8 1 (0.73%) EPoS
8 1 (0.73%) IVR
8 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.73%) NHS
8 1 (0.73%) Psychology
8 1 (0.73%) RIA
8 1 (0.73%) Robotics
8 1 (0.73%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.57%) Windows
2 5 (3.65%) Android
3 4 (2.92%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.19%) Linux
4 3 (2.19%) Unix
5 1 (0.73%) AIX
5 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.73%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.79%) Prototyping
3 21 (15.33%) SEO
3 21 (15.33%) Web Application Development
3 21 (15.33%) Web Usability
4 15 (10.95%) Wireframes
5 13 (9.49%) E-Commerce
5 13 (9.49%) Scrum
6 12 (8.76%) Rapid Prototyping
7 11 (8.03%) Service Design
8 10 (7.30%) Web Design
9 8 (5.84%) Front End Development
10 7 (5.11%) Network Design
10 7 (5.11%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (5.11%) UX Design
11 6 (4.38%) Analytics
11 6 (4.38%) Customer Insight
12 5 (3.65%) Migration
12 5 (3.65%) Typography
12 5 (3.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.46%) SQL
3 1 (0.73%) Java
3 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.30%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.84%) Degree
4 5 (3.65%) CCNP
4 5 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.19%) CCNA
6 2 (1.46%) CCDP
7 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.73%) CISA
7 1 (0.73%) CISSP
7 1 (0.73%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.46%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.73%) RACF
2 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (0.73%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.73%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (13.14%) Adobe
2 9 (6.57%) Cisco
3 6 (4.38%) Citrix
3 6 (4.38%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.65%) Juniper
4 5 (3.65%) Oracle
5 3 (2.19%) Aruba
5 3 (2.19%) IBM
6 2 (1.46%) VMware
7 1 (0.73%) Apple
7 1 (0.73%) Brocade
7 1 (0.73%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.73%) F5
7 1 (0.73%) Google
7 1 (0.73%) Kronos
7 1 (0.73%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.73%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.73%) Retek
7 1 (0.73%) SAP
West Midlands
Venn Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £365 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £40.00 - £60.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent DOE
Posted: Yesterday