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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 60 64 102
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 95 63 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.93% 2.50% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.09% 2.65% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 27 8
Median daily rate £425 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £205 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £400 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £29.75 £26.77 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.13% +18.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.15 £26.77 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.35 £26.77 £28.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.15 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-2.21% +34.00%
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
3077 2376 2398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.06% 94.21% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1841 1369 1217
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 £250 £240 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 148 168
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.12 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.20 £32.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Coventry +13 29 £400 +14.28%
Shropshire -13 28 £400 -0.62% 2
Birmingham -10 19 £425 +36.00% 5
Solihull -10 6 - - 1
Warwickshire 0 3 £250 -
Staffordshire -5 1 £475 +28.37%
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 100 (59.17%) User Experience
2 76 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (26.04%) HTML
4 35 (20.71%) CSS
5 31 (18.34%) Photoshop
6 30 (17.75%) Publishing
7 28 (16.57%) Legal
7 28 (16.57%) Prototyping
8 24 (14.20%) Social Media
9 23 (13.61%) Web Usability
9 23 (13.61%) Web Application Development
10 22 (13.02%) JIRA
10 22 (13.02%) SEO
10 22 (13.02%) E-Commerce
11 21 (12.43%) Adobe
12 20 (11.83%) Management Information System
12 20 (11.83%) Scrum
13 19 (11.24%) Mobile App
14 18 (10.65%) Security Cleared
14 18 (10.65%) Retail
14 18 (10.65%) Wireframes
15 17 (10.06%) Service Design
15 17 (10.06%) SC Cleared
16 16 (9.47%) Cisco
17 15 (8.88%) Rapid Prototyping
17 15 (8.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 13 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
19 12 (7.10%) Web Design
19 12 (7.10%) JavaScript
20 11 (6.51%) Degree

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 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (1.18%) Liferay
1 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.59%) CICS
2 1 (0.59%) CMS
2 1 (0.59%) JCAPS
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (18.34%) Photoshop
2 15 (8.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 13 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (4.73%) InDesign
5 7 (4.14%) MS Office
6 5 (2.96%) MS Excel
6 5 (2.96%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (2.37%) MS Visio
8 3 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (1.18%) Acrobat
9 2 (1.18%) AutoCAD
9 2 (1.18%) CATIA
9 2 (1.18%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 2 (1.18%) PTC Creo
9 2 (1.18%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.78%) GitHub
1 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.92%) NetScaler
2 6 (3.55%) BGP
2 6 (3.55%) Internet
2 6 (3.55%) VPN
3 5 (2.96%) LAN
3 5 (2.96%) Structured Cabling
3 5 (2.96%) WAN
3 5 (2.96%) Wireless
4 4 (2.37%) DAB
4 4 (2.37%) PBX
4 4 (2.37%) X.21
5 3 (1.78%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (1.18%) VoIP
7 1 (0.59%) ATM
7 1 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.59%) DMZ
7 1 (0.59%) Frame Relay
7 1 (0.59%) MPLS
7 1 (0.59%) Skype
7 1 (0.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.59%) DB2
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.59%) QlikView
2 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (13.02%) JIRA
2 10 (5.92%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.59%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
General
1 30 (17.75%) Publishing
2 28 (16.57%) Legal
3 18 (10.65%) Retail
4 11 (6.51%) Finance
5 7 (4.14%) Marketing
6 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.78%) Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.18%) Games
9 1 (0.59%) Automotive
9 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.04%) HTML
2 35 (20.71%) CSS
3 9 (5.33%) HTML5
4 4 (2.37%) CSS3
4 4 (2.37%) Flash
5 3 (1.78%) Web Services
5 3 (1.78%) XML
6 1 (0.59%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.59%) Handlebars
6 1 (0.59%) J2EE
6 1 (0.59%) jQuery
6 1 (0.59%) Material Design
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle ADF
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.59%) React
6 1 (0.59%) Sass
6 1 (0.59%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (59.17%) User Experience
2 24 (14.20%) Social Media
3 20 (11.83%) Management Information System
4 19 (11.24%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.96%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.78%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.78%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.78%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.59%) EFT
8 1 (0.59%) EPoS
8 1 (0.59%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.59%) IVR
8 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.59%) NHS
8 1 (0.59%) Psychology
8 1 (0.59%) Robotics
8 1 (0.59%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.59%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.59%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.14%) Windows
2 4 (2.37%) Android
2 4 (2.37%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.59%) AIX
3 1 (0.59%) Linux
3 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.57%) Prototyping
3 23 (13.61%) Web Application Development
3 23 (13.61%) Web Usability
4 22 (13.02%) E-Commerce
4 22 (13.02%) SEO
5 20 (11.83%) Scrum
6 18 (10.65%) Wireframes
7 17 (10.06%) Service Design
8 15 (8.88%) Rapid Prototyping
9 12 (7.10%) Web Design
10 10 (5.92%) Migration
11 9 (5.33%) Customer Insight
11 9 (5.33%) Network Design
11 9 (5.33%) UX Design
12 8 (4.73%) Front End Development
13 7 (4.14%) Analytics
13 7 (4.14%) Content Management
14 6 (3.55%) Information Architecture
15 5 (2.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.10%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (10.65%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.51%) Degree
4 10 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.73%) CCNP
6 5 (2.96%) CCDP
6 5 (2.96%) CCNA
7 2 (1.18%) CCDA
8 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.59%) CISA
8 1 (0.59%) CISSP
8 1 (0.59%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.59%) RACF
2 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (0.59%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.59%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (12.43%) Adobe
2 16 (9.47%) Cisco
3 11 (6.51%) Juniper
4 7 (4.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.55%) Citrix
6 4 (2.37%) Oracle
7 3 (1.78%) Aruba
8 2 (1.18%) Google
9 1 (0.59%) Apple
9 1 (0.59%) BMC
9 1 (0.59%) Brocade
9 1 (0.59%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.59%) F5
9 1 (0.59%) IBM
9 1 (0.59%) Kronos
9 1 (0.59%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.59%) Remedy
9 1 (0.59%) Retek
9 1 (0.59%) SAP
West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £365 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago