The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 51 99 97
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 67 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.72% 0.85% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 0.93% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 12 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +117.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £395 £193
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.01 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+54.59% +2.32%
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
2285 2363 1938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.66% 91.41% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1201 1013
Average daily rate £365 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 166 130
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Designer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 3 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +22 25 £338 +3.84% 1
Shropshire - 12 £403 -
Solihull - 9 £275 - 2
Coventry +1 7 £125 -57.62%
Warwickshire +9 6 - - 1
Staffordshire -11 4 £370 - 3
Wolverhampton - 2 £175 -
Walsall - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £275 -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Designer in their job title.

1 32 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.13%) User Experience
3 24 (23.30%) Content Management
4 23 (22.33%) Adobe
5 20 (19.42%) HTML
6 19 (18.45%) Analytics
7 18 (17.48%) CSS
8 17 (16.50%) Web Design
9 16 (15.53%) JavaScript
10 13 (12.62%) HTML5
11 12 (11.65%) Photoshop
11 12 (11.65%) OO
12 10 (9.71%) JIRA
12 10 (9.71%) Social Media
12 10 (9.71%) Confluence
13 9 (8.74%) Security Cleared
13 9 (8.74%) Adobe Illustrator
13 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
14 8 (7.77%) Cisco
14 8 (7.77%) Publishing
15 7 (6.80%) Finance
15 7 (6.80%) Marketing
15 7 (6.80%) Retail
15 7 (6.80%) XML
15 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
15 7 (6.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (6.80%) CSS3
16 6 (5.83%) Business Analytics
16 6 (5.83%) Master Data Management
16 6 (5.83%) jQuery

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.71%) Confluence
2 7 (6.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (4.85%) CMS
4 4 (3.88%) WordPress
5 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.94%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.97%) IIS
7 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (11.65%) Photoshop
2 9 (8.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (5.83%) MS Office
4 5 (4.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (3.88%) InDesign
6 2 (1.94%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.97%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.97%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.97%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.85%) WAN
1 5 (4.85%) Wireless
2 4 (3.88%) MPLS
3 3 (2.91%) Firewall
3 3 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.94%) Skype
4 2 (1.94%) Frame Relay
4 2 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.94%) NAS
4 2 (1.94%) SAN
5 1 (0.97%) Intranet
5 1 (0.97%) Internet
5 1 (0.97%) ATM
5 1 (0.97%) ISDN
5 1 (0.97%) LAN
5 1 (0.97%) PBX
5 1 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.71%) JIRA
2 5 (4.85%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.97%) Ant
4 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.97%) Phing
4 1 (0.97%) Grunt
General
1 8 (7.77%) Publishing
2 7 (6.80%) Retail
2 7 (6.80%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Marketing
3 2 (1.94%) Legal
3 2 (1.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Billing
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Automotive
4 1 (0.97%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.42%) HTML
2 18 (17.48%) CSS
3 13 (12.62%) HTML5
4 7 (6.80%) CSS3
4 7 (6.80%) XML
5 6 (5.83%) XSD
5 6 (5.83%) jQuery
6 4 (3.88%) Sass
7 2 (1.94%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.97%) RSS
8 1 (0.97%) Middleware
8 1 (0.97%) MDX
8 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.97%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (29.13%) User Experience
2 10 (9.71%) Social Media
3 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.94%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.97%) Psychology
6 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.97%) Clustering
6 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.83%) Windows
2 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (0.97%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (23.30%) Content Management
3 19 (18.45%) Analytics
4 17 (16.50%) Web Design
5 12 (11.65%) OO
6 6 (5.83%) Data Management
6 6 (5.83%) Load Balancing
6 6 (5.83%) Master Data Management
6 6 (5.83%) Business Analytics
7 5 (4.85%) Test Strategy
7 5 (4.85%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (4.85%) Network Management
7 5 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.88%) Migration
8 4 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.91%) Process Improvement
9 3 (2.91%) Process Architecture
9 3 (2.91%) Line Management
9 3 (2.91%) CRM
9 3 (2.91%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.53%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.94%) C
3 1 (0.97%) Java
3 1 (0.97%) PHP
3 1 (0.97%) SQL
3 1 (0.97%) VB
3 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (1.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.97%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) CCNA
4 1 (0.97%) CCDA
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.91%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (22.33%) Adobe
2 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.77%) Cisco
4 4 (3.88%) Citrix
4 4 (3.88%) F5
5 2 (1.94%) HP
5 2 (1.94%) Juniper
5 2 (1.94%) VMware
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle
6 1 (0.97%) SAP
6 1 (0.97%) Amdocs
6 1 (0.97%) Capita
6 1 (0.97%) Wonderware
6 1 (0.97%) EPiServer
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