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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 69 58 99
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 81 58 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.56% 2.43% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.54% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 36 18
Median daily rate £425 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £150 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £413 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £10.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+179.06% -46.25%
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
3015 2283 2227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.29% 95.80% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1812 1358 1140
Median daily rate £400 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 150 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -20 24 £325 -13.33% 4
Coventry +2 23 £425 +240.00% 1
Shropshire - 15 £325 -
Solihull -12 4 - -
Warwickshire -10 3 £500 - 2
Staffordshire -6 2 £413 +258.69%
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 64 (48.48%) User Experience
2 55 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (29.55%) HTML
4 32 (24.24%) CSS
5 22 (16.67%) Prototyping
6 20 (15.15%) Security Cleared
6 20 (15.15%) Social Media
7 19 (14.39%) Legal
7 19 (14.39%) Photoshop
8 18 (13.64%) Adobe
8 18 (13.64%) SEO
8 18 (13.64%) Publishing
8 18 (13.64%) SC Cleared
8 18 (13.64%) Mobile App
9 16 (12.12%) Web Application Development
9 16 (12.12%) Web Usability
10 14 (10.61%) Rapid Prototyping
10 14 (10.61%) Migration
10 14 (10.61%) Management Information System
10 14 (10.61%) Retail
10 14 (10.61%) Cisco
10 14 (10.61%) CCNP
10 14 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (9.85%) Juniper
11 13 (9.85%) Wireframes
12 12 (9.09%) VPN
12 12 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
12 12 (9.09%) BGP
13 11 (8.33%) Scrum
13 11 (8.33%) Web Design

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 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (1.52%) Liferay
1 2 (1.52%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.52%) WordPress
2 1 (0.76%) CICS
2 1 (0.76%) CMS
2 1 (0.76%) Drupal
2 1 (0.76%) JCAPS
2 1 (0.76%) Joomla!
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.76%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (14.39%) Photoshop
2 12 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (6.06%) InDesign
5 7 (5.30%) MS Office
6 5 (3.79%) MS Excel
7 3 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
7 3 (2.27%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (1.52%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.76%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.76%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) GitHub
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) BGP
1 12 (9.09%) VPN
2 11 (8.33%) LAN
2 11 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
2 11 (8.33%) WAN
3 10 (7.58%) NetScaler
4 6 (4.55%) PBX
4 6 (4.55%) X.21
5 5 (3.79%) MPLS
6 4 (3.03%) DAB
6 4 (3.03%) Wireless
7 3 (2.27%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (2.27%) Internet
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.76%) DMZ
8 1 (0.76%) HTTP
8 1 (0.76%) Skype
8 1 (0.76%) VLAN
8 1 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
1 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.52%) DB2
2 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (1.52%) QlikView
2 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (0.76%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.33%) JIRA
2 6 (4.55%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.76%) Ant
3 1 (0.76%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.76%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.76%) PVCS
3 1 (0.76%) Toad
General
1 19 (14.39%) Legal
2 18 (13.64%) Publishing
3 14 (10.61%) Retail
4 9 (6.82%) Finance
5 7 (5.30%) Marketing
6 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Games
8 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (29.55%) HTML
2 32 (24.24%) CSS
3 9 (6.82%) HTML5
4 4 (3.03%) Flash
4 4 (3.03%) XML
5 3 (2.27%) CSS3
5 3 (2.27%) jQuery
6 2 (1.52%) Material Design
6 2 (1.52%) XHTML
7 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.76%) BAPI
7 1 (0.76%) Handlebars
7 1 (0.76%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.76%) J2EE
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (0.76%) React
7 1 (0.76%) Sass
7 1 (0.76%) Web Services
7 1 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 64 (48.48%) User Experience
2 20 (15.15%) Social Media
3 18 (13.64%) Mobile App
4 14 (10.61%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.79%) Digital Media
5 5 (3.79%) Graphic Design
6 4 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.52%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.52%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.76%) EFT
8 1 (0.76%) EPoS
8 1 (0.76%) IVR
8 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.76%) NHS
8 1 (0.76%) RIA
8 1 (0.76%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.06%) Windows
2 5 (3.79%) Android
3 4 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.27%) Linux
4 3 (2.27%) Unix
5 1 (0.76%) AIX
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 18 (13.64%) SEO
4 16 (12.12%) Web Application Development
4 16 (12.12%) Web Usability
5 14 (10.61%) Migration
5 14 (10.61%) Rapid Prototyping
6 13 (9.85%) Wireframes
7 11 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 11 (8.33%) Scrum
7 11 (8.33%) Web Design
8 10 (7.58%) Network Design
9 9 (6.82%) Service Design
10 8 (6.06%) Customer Insight
10 8 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (5.30%) Front End Development
11 7 (5.30%) UX Design
12 5 (3.79%) Analytics
12 5 (3.79%) Information Architecture
12 5 (3.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.58%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.27%) SQL
3 2 (1.52%) Java
4 1 (0.76%) COBOL
4 1 (0.76%) PHP
4 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.76%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.61%) CCNP
3 14 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (8.33%) CCDP
5 10 (7.58%) Degree
6 9 (6.82%) JNCIA
7 3 (2.27%) CCDA
7 3 (2.27%) CCNA
8 1 (0.76%) CISA
8 1 (0.76%) CISSP
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.76%) RACF
2 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (0.76%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (13.64%) Adobe
2 14 (10.61%) Cisco
3 13 (9.85%) Juniper
4 6 (4.55%) Citrix
4 6 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.55%) Oracle
5 3 (2.27%) Aruba
5 3 (2.27%) IBM
6 2 (1.52%) SAP
6 2 (1.52%) VMware
7 1 (0.76%) Apple
7 1 (0.76%) Brocade
7 1 (0.76%) F5
7 1 (0.76%) Google
7 1 (0.76%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.76%) Retek
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