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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
England / West Midlands
Rank 86 68 88
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 34 53 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.44% 2.17% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 2.30% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 12
Median daily rate £500 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £275 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £416
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%

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
2216 2306 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.94% 94.51% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1257 1133
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 £213 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 98 166
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.40 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Solihull -4 13 - - 1
Coventry -18 9 £488 +77.27%
Birmingham -3 7 £509 +42.80% 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £500 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 77 (62.60%) User Experience
2 56 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (25.20%) Prototyping
4 30 (24.39%) Security Cleared
4 30 (24.39%) HTML
5 29 (23.58%) CSS
6 27 (21.95%) SC Cleared
6 27 (21.95%) Rapid Prototyping
7 25 (20.33%) Juniper
8 24 (19.51%) Mobile App
9 21 (17.07%) Publishing
9 21 (17.07%) Cisco
10 19 (15.45%) Service Design
11 18 (14.63%) Photoshop
12 15 (12.20%) LAN
13 14 (11.38%) Migration
13 14 (11.38%) Legal
13 14 (11.38%) Web Design
14 13 (10.57%) Scrum
14 13 (10.57%) Degree
14 13 (10.57%) JIRA
14 13 (10.57%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (10.57%) Front End Development
14 13 (10.57%) Web Application Development
15 12 (9.76%) Wireframes
15 12 (9.76%) E-Commerce
15 12 (9.76%) Management Information System
15 12 (9.76%) Web Usability
16 11 (8.94%) Retail
17 10 (8.13%) Axure RP

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 1 (0.81%) CMS
1 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (14.63%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.44%) InDesign
3 3 (2.44%) InVision
3 3 (2.44%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (2.44%) UXPin
4 2 (1.63%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.63%) CATIA
4 2 (1.63%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 2 (1.63%) PTC Creo
4 2 (1.63%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.81%) MS Office
5 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.44%) WebTrends
3 2 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.63%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.20%) LAN
2 8 (6.50%) Internet
3 6 (4.88%) WAN
4 5 (4.07%) BGP
4 5 (4.07%) PBX
4 5 (4.07%) Structured Cabling
4 5 (4.07%) VPN
4 5 (4.07%) X.21
5 3 (2.44%) ATM
5 3 (2.44%) Frame Relay
5 3 (2.44%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.44%) VoIP
5 3 (2.44%) Wireless
6 1 (0.81%) DHCP
6 1 (0.81%) DNS
Development Applications
1 13 (10.57%) JIRA
2 10 (8.13%) Axure RP
3 3 (2.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 21 (17.07%) Publishing
2 14 (11.38%) Legal
3 11 (8.94%) Retail
4 2 (1.63%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.63%) Finance
5 1 (0.81%) Automotive
5 1 (0.81%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.39%) HTML
2 29 (23.58%) CSS
3 4 (3.25%) Web Services
4 2 (1.63%) CSS3
4 2 (1.63%) HTML5
5 1 (0.81%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 77 (62.60%) User Experience
2 24 (19.51%) Mobile App
3 12 (9.76%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.50%) Social Media
5 3 (2.44%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.63%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.81%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.81%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.81%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.81%) Psychology
7 1 (0.81%) Robotics
7 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.20%) Prototyping
3 27 (21.95%) Rapid Prototyping
4 19 (15.45%) Service Design
5 14 (11.38%) Migration
5 14 (11.38%) Web Design
6 13 (10.57%) Front End Development
6 13 (10.57%) Scrum
6 13 (10.57%) Web Application Development
7 12 (9.76%) E-Commerce
7 12 (9.76%) Web Usability
7 12 (9.76%) Wireframes
8 9 (7.32%) Content Management
8 9 (7.32%) Network Design
9 8 (6.50%) SEO
10 4 (3.25%) Content Writing
10 4 (3.25%) CRM
10 4 (3.25%) Customer Insight
11 3 (2.44%) Analytics
11 3 (2.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 27 (21.95%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.57%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (10.57%) Degree
4 8 (6.50%) CCDA
4 8 (6.50%) CCNA
5 5 (4.07%) CCDP
5 5 (4.07%) CCNP
5 5 (4.07%) JNCIA
6 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.81%) CISA
7 1 (0.81%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 25 (20.33%) Juniper
2 21 (17.07%) Cisco
3 9 (7.32%) Adobe
4 7 (5.69%) Nortel
5 3 (2.44%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.63%) Google
7 1 (0.81%) BMC
7 1 (0.81%) Citrix
7 1 (0.81%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.81%) IBM
7 1 (0.81%) Kronos
7 1 (0.81%) Remedy
7 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
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