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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 88 85 80
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 34 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.36% 0.92% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.00% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £100 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £310 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £28.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-24.34% +19.79%
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
2291 1908 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.64% 92.71% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1039 1024
Average daily rate £350 £345 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £211 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 149 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -32.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 18 £385 +92.50% 3
Coventry - 7 £425 - 3
Warwickshire -13 3 £325 +36.69% 1
Staffordshire -3 2 - - 1
Solihull +4 1 - - 3
Stourbridge - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 23 (39.66%) CSS
2 21 (36.21%) HTML
3 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
3 17 (29.31%) User Experience
4 14 (24.14%) jQuery
5 9 (15.52%) Marketing
6 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (12.07%) Photoshop
8 6 (10.34%) Oracle
8 6 (10.34%) Java
8 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (8.62%) CSS3
9 5 (8.62%) HTML5
9 5 (8.62%) VMware
9 5 (8.62%) Windows
9 5 (8.62%) SQL
10 4 (6.90%) Linux
10 4 (6.90%) UNIX
10 4 (6.90%) Flash
10 4 (6.90%) AutoCAD
10 4 (6.90%) Degree
10 4 (6.90%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
11 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
11 3 (5.17%) Finance
11 3 (5.17%) Automotive
11 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
11 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
11 3 (5.17%) Xen

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.72%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Photoshop
2 4 (6.90%) AutoCAD
2 4 (6.90%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (5.17%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.72%) InDesign
4 1 (1.72%) Maya
4 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Intranet
2 1 (1.72%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.72%) MySQL
1 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Maven
1 1 (1.72%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.72%) ERwin
General
1 9 (15.52%) Marketing
2 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.17%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Automotive
3 3 (5.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (39.66%) CSS
2 21 (36.21%) HTML
3 14 (24.14%) jQuery
4 5 (8.62%) CSS3
4 5 (8.62%) HTML5
5 4 (6.90%) Flash
6 3 (5.17%) Spring
7 2 (3.45%) .NET
7 2 (3.45%) XML
7 2 (3.45%) XSD
7 2 (3.45%) XSLT
7 2 (3.45%) Middleware
7 2 (3.45%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.72%) Ajax
8 1 (1.72%) JPA
8 1 (1.72%) Spring MVC
8 1 (1.72%) Java EE
8 1 (1.72%) J2EE
8 1 (1.72%) Struts
8 1 (1.72%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.31%) User Experience
2 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.45%) DTV
4 1 (1.72%) Photography
4 1 (1.72%) SCADA
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Copywriting
4 1 (1.72%) Social Media
4 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Linux
2 4 (6.90%) UNIX
3 2 (3.45%) AIX
4 1 (1.72%) Solaris
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
2 6 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
3 3 (5.17%) CAD
3 3 (5.17%) SOA
3 3 (5.17%) OO
4 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (3.45%) Information Architecture
4 2 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (3.45%) EAI
4 2 (3.45%) Data Modelling
4 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.45%) Project Management
4 2 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (3.45%) MVC
4 2 (3.45%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.72%) Scrum
5 1 (1.72%) Web Design
5 1 (1.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.34%) Java
3 5 (8.62%) SQL
4 2 (3.45%) PHP
5 1 (1.72%) C
5 1 (1.72%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) C++
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Xen
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) VMware
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.17%) Adobe
3 3 (5.17%) Citrix
3 3 (5.17%) SAP
4 2 (3.45%) iRise
4 2 (3.45%) Software AG
4 2 (3.45%) HP
4 2 (3.45%) EMC
4 2 (3.45%) webMethods
5 1 (1.72%) SolidWorks
5 1 (1.72%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Macromedia
5 1 (1.72%) Apple
5 1 (1.72%) JD Edwards
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