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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 76 70 75
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 38 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.36% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.49% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £221 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.35 £36.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.76% +21.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +31.57%
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
2116 1946 1901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.93% 91.23% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1231 1022 873
Average daily rate £350 £335 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 147 192
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +7 16 £400 +77.77%
Coventry -2 10 £425 -5.55%
Warwickshire -5 3 £400 +33.33%
Solihull +2 2 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £303 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 19 (32.76%) CSS
2 18 (31.03%) HTML
3 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
4 15 (25.86%) jQuery
5 14 (24.14%) User Experience
6 10 (17.24%) Oracle
7 8 (13.79%) SQL
7 8 (13.79%) Java
8 7 (12.07%) SOA
9 6 (10.34%) Software AG
9 6 (10.34%) webMethods
9 6 (10.34%) Photoshop
9 6 (10.34%) XML
9 6 (10.34%) UNIX
9 6 (10.34%) XSLT
9 6 (10.34%) Marketing
9 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (8.62%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (8.62%) Middleware
10 5 (8.62%) Windows
10 5 (8.62%) AIX
10 5 (8.62%) XSD
10 5 (8.62%) EAI
10 5 (8.62%) HP
11 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
11 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
11 4 (6.90%) Flash
11 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
11 4 (6.90%) Degree

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.45%) AutoCAD
2 2 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.72%) Maya
3 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Intranet
2 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (1.72%) Internet
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.72%) ERwin
General
1 6 (10.34%) Marketing
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Automotive
3 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Local Government
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) CSS
2 18 (31.03%) HTML
3 15 (25.86%) jQuery
4 6 (10.34%) XML
4 6 (10.34%) XSLT
5 5 (8.62%) Middleware
5 5 (8.62%) XSD
6 4 (6.90%) Flash
7 3 (5.17%) HTML5
8 2 (3.45%) CSS3
8 2 (3.45%) RESTful
8 2 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (3.45%) .NET
8 2 (3.45%) SOAP
8 2 (3.45%) Web Services
8 2 (3.45%) Spring
9 1 (1.72%) Java EE
9 1 (1.72%) Spring MVC
9 1 (1.72%) Ajax
9 1 (1.72%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) User Experience
2 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.72%) Animation
3 1 (1.72%) Photography
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.72%) DTV
3 1 (1.72%) Social Media
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) UNIX
2 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) AIX
3 3 (5.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.07%) SOA
2 5 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (8.62%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (8.62%) EAI
3 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
3 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
3 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (3.45%) Information Architecture
4 2 (3.45%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (3.45%) Project Management
4 2 (3.45%) CAD
4 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.45%) Migration
4 2 (3.45%) Software Engineering
5 1 (1.72%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (1.72%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (1.72%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.72%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
2 8 (13.79%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) Java
3 2 (3.45%) C
3 2 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) C++
4 1 (1.72%) VBA
4 1 (1.72%) PHP
4 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.72%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) BC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Oracle
2 6 (10.34%) Software AG
2 6 (10.34%) webMethods
3 5 (8.62%) HP
4 3 (5.17%) SAP
5 2 (3.45%) iRise
6 1 (1.72%) Google
6 1 (1.72%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.72%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco
6 1 (1.72%) IBM
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.72%) Macromedia
6 1 (1.72%) EMC
6 1 (1.72%) Apple
6 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.72%) F5