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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 66 93 70
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 59 18 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.33% 0.84% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 0.90% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 26
Average daily rate £375 £413 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £26.28 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -6.25%
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
2380 1990 1943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.00% 92.34% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1114 1021
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 173 141
Average hourly rate £13.85 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Solihull +2 17 £325 -
Shropshire -4 16 £400 +128.57%
Coventry +8 13 £275 -33.33% 3
Birmingham -2 7 £394 +8.62% 4
Sutton Coldfield -5 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £213 -
Kingswinford - 1 £413 -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 44 (39.64%) User Experience
2 42 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (27.03%) HTML
4 26 (23.42%) CSS
5 22 (19.82%) Security Cleared
6 19 (17.12%) WAN
6 19 (17.12%) Cisco
7 16 (14.41%) Degree
8 14 (12.61%) SC Cleared
8 14 (12.61%) Publishing
8 14 (12.61%) Migration
9 13 (11.71%) LAN
10 12 (10.81%) Web Design
10 12 (10.81%) Rapid Prototyping
10 12 (10.81%) Mobile App
10 12 (10.81%) Network Management
11 11 (9.91%) Social Media
11 11 (9.91%) Adobe
11 11 (9.91%) MPLS
12 10 (9.01%) Juniper
12 10 (9.01%) Legal
12 10 (9.01%) Customer Insight
13 9 (8.11%) Web Application Development
13 9 (8.11%) SEO
13 9 (8.11%) Wireless
13 9 (8.11%) Citrix
14 8 (7.21%) VPN
14 8 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (7.21%) OO
14 8 (7.21%) JavaScript

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (5.41%) Confluence
2 3 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (2.70%) CMS
2 3 (2.70%) WordPress
3 2 (1.80%) Joomla!
3 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.90%) Drupal
4 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.80%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.90%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.90%) CATIA
3 1 (0.90%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.90%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.12%) WAN
2 13 (11.71%) LAN
3 11 (9.91%) MPLS
4 9 (8.11%) Wireless
5 8 (7.21%) VPN
6 7 (6.31%) BGP
6 7 (6.31%) Structured Cabling
7 6 (5.41%) PBX
8 5 (4.50%) X.21
9 3 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.70%) Cisco Wireless
10 2 (1.80%) DWDM
10 2 (1.80%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.80%) Firewall
10 2 (1.80%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.80%) VoIP
10 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.90%) FTP
11 1 (0.90%) HTTP
11 1 (0.90%) IKE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.90%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (5.41%) JIRA
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (12.61%) Publishing
2 10 (9.01%) Legal
3 8 (7.21%) Retail
3 8 (7.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.70%) Games
5 2 (1.80%) Automotive
5 2 (1.80%) Billing
5 2 (1.80%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Finance
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (27.03%) HTML
2 26 (23.42%) CSS
3 6 (5.41%) HTML5
4 4 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (3.60%) Zurb Foundation
5 3 (2.70%) jQuery
6 2 (1.80%) XML
6 2 (1.80%) XSD
7 1 (0.90%) Web Services
7 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.90%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (39.64%) User Experience
2 12 (10.81%) Mobile App
3 11 (9.91%) Social Media
4 7 (6.31%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.60%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.80%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.90%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.90%) Animation
7 1 (0.90%) BBC
7 1 (0.90%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.90%) FMCG
7 1 (0.90%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.90%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.60%) Linux
1 4 (3.60%) Windows
2 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (2.70%) Windows Server
2 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (12.61%) Migration
3 12 (10.81%) Network Management
3 12 (10.81%) Rapid Prototyping
3 12 (10.81%) Web Design
4 10 (9.01%) Customer Insight
5 9 (8.11%) SEO
5 9 (8.11%) Web Application Development
6 8 (7.21%) Load Balancing
6 8 (7.21%) OO
7 7 (6.31%) Content Management
7 7 (6.31%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (6.31%) Web Usability
8 5 (4.50%) Analytics
8 5 (4.50%) Network Design
9 4 (3.60%) Scrum
10 3 (2.70%) Computer Architecture
10 3 (2.70%) Data Visualisation
11 2 (1.80%) Process Improvement
11 2 (1.80%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.21%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.90%) PHP
2 1 (0.90%) Ruby
2 1 (0.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (19.82%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.41%) Degree
3 14 (12.61%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (6.31%) CCDP
5 7 (6.31%) CCNP
6 6 (5.41%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.90%) CCDA
7 1 (0.90%) CCNA
7 1 (0.90%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.90%) CISA
7 1 (0.90%) CISSP
7 1 (0.90%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.90%) NEBOSH
1 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.90%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (17.12%) Cisco
2 11 (9.91%) Adobe
3 10 (9.01%) Juniper
4 9 (8.11%) Citrix
5 7 (6.31%) F5
6 5 (4.50%) EMC
7 4 (3.60%) Twitter
8 3 (2.70%) Oracle
8 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.70%) Splunk
9 2 (1.80%) Aruba
9 2 (1.80%) Brocade
9 2 (1.80%) CA
9 2 (1.80%) IBM
9 2 (1.80%) VMware
10 1 (0.90%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.90%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.90%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.90%) HP
10 1 (0.90%) Microsoft