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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 58 98 88
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 62 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.58% 0.98% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 1.08% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £235 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%
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
2251 2232 1823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.56% 90.92% 91.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1349 1145 890
Average daily rate £370 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £200
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 145 183 132
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 August 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 August 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 +26 31 £375 +15.38% 3
Coventry +2 7 £125 -58.33% 2
Warwickshire +2 7 - -
Solihull +5 6 £225 - 4
Staffordshire -4 5 £258 - 2
Wolverhampton - 2 £175 -
Shropshire - 1 £430 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £275 - 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 34 (36.96%) User Experience
2 25 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (22.83%) Content Management
4 18 (19.57%) Analytics
5 16 (17.39%) Adobe
6 15 (16.30%) HTML
7 14 (15.22%) CSS
8 12 (13.04%) JavaScript
9 11 (11.96%) Photoshop
9 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
9 11 (11.96%) HTML5
10 9 (9.78%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (9.78%) Axure RP
11 8 (8.70%) Social Media
11 8 (8.70%) Web Design
11 8 (8.70%) Publishing
11 8 (8.70%) Windows
12 7 (7.61%) Finance
12 7 (7.61%) CSS3
13 6 (6.52%) Master Data Management
13 6 (6.52%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (6.52%) Business Analytics
13 6 (6.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (6.52%) MS Office
13 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
13 6 (6.52%) Data Management
13 6 (6.52%) Marketing
14 5 (5.43%) jQuery
14 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
14 5 (5.43%) Oracle

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.35%) Confluence
2 4 (4.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.26%) CMS
4 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.17%) WordPress
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) Joomla!
Applications
1 11 (11.96%) Photoshop
2 9 (9.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (6.52%) MS Office
3 6 (6.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (4.35%) InDesign
5 2 (2.17%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.17%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
6 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.09%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Firewall
2 2 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.17%) SAN
2 2 (2.17%) NAS
3 1 (1.09%) Skype
3 1 (1.09%) Intranet
3 1 (1.09%) Internet
3 1 (1.09%) MPLS
3 1 (1.09%) VLAN
3 1 (1.09%) WAN
3 1 (1.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.09%) Xcelsius
2 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Axure RP
2 4 (4.35%) JIRA
3 3 (3.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.09%) Ant
4 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.09%) Phing
4 1 (1.09%) Grunt
General
1 8 (8.70%) Publishing
2 7 (7.61%) Finance
3 6 (6.52%) Marketing
4 4 (4.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.17%) Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Legal
5 2 (2.17%) Back Office
6 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) HTML
2 14 (15.22%) CSS
3 11 (11.96%) HTML5
4 7 (7.61%) CSS3
5 5 (5.43%) XML
5 5 (5.43%) jQuery
6 4 (4.35%) .NET
6 4 (4.35%) XSD
6 4 (4.35%) Sass
7 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.09%) RSS
8 1 (1.09%) Middleware
8 1 (1.09%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 34 (36.96%) User Experience
2 8 (8.70%) Social Media
3 3 (3.26%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.26%) Clustering
4 2 (2.17%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.09%) Psychology
5 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.70%) Windows
2 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.83%) Content Management
3 18 (19.57%) Analytics
4 8 (8.70%) Web Design
5 6 (6.52%) Data Management
5 6 (6.52%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (6.52%) Business Analytics
5 6 (6.52%) Master Data Management
6 5 (5.43%) Rapid Prototyping
7 4 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.35%) OO
8 3 (3.26%) CRM
8 3 (3.26%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.26%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.26%) Line Management
9 2 (2.17%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.17%) Information Architecture
9 2 (2.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.17%) C
2 2 (2.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.09%) VB
3 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.09%) Java
3 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (1.09%) Six Sigma Black Belt
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (17.39%) Adobe
2 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle
4 4 (4.35%) Cisco
5 3 (3.26%) Amdocs
5 3 (3.26%) Capita
6 2 (2.17%) VMware
6 2 (2.17%) SAP
6 2 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (1.09%) Nokia
7 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.09%) Wonderware
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