The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 94 90 74
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 24 15 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.99% 0.76% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.84% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -10.00%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2200 1790 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.87% 91.19% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1125 863 993
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 128 137
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.60 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.64 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Designer
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +2 7 £325 -
Coventry -9 7 £300 +50.00% 1
Warwickshire - 6 £296 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Shropshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (19.30%) CSS
2 10 (17.54%) HTML
3 8 (14.04%) Adobe
3 8 (14.04%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.53%) Oracle
5 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 6 (10.53%) CSS3
5 6 (10.53%) HTML5
6 5 (8.77%) VMware
6 5 (8.77%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.77%) Photoshop
6 5 (8.77%) UNIX
6 5 (8.77%) Windows
6 5 (8.77%) Linux
7 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.02%) AIX
7 4 (7.02%) PHP
7 4 (7.02%) SAS
7 4 (7.02%) Finance
7 4 (7.02%) Marketing
7 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.02%) Orchard
8 3 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (5.26%) Xen
8 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
8 3 (5.26%) IBM
8 3 (5.26%) Citrix
8 3 (5.26%) Fireworks

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (7.02%) SAS
2 3 (5.26%) LiveCycle
3 2 (3.51%) Moodle
3 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.75%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Photoshop
1 5 (8.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
2 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) Fireworks
3 2 (3.51%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.75%) Maya
4 1 (1.75%) 3ds Max
4 1 (1.75%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.75%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) SAN
1 1 (1.75%) Intranet
1 1 (1.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) OLAP
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.75%) ERwin
2 1 (1.75%) Maven
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
1 4 (7.02%) Marketing
2 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Publishing
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.75%) Local Government
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) CSS
2 10 (17.54%) HTML
3 6 (10.53%) HTML5
3 6 (10.53%) CSS3
4 2 (3.51%) .NET
4 2 (3.51%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.51%) Spring
5 1 (1.75%) Ajax
5 1 (1.75%) Java EE
5 1 (1.75%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.75%) JPA
5 1 (1.75%) V-Ray
5 1 (1.75%) J2EE
5 1 (1.75%) Struts
5 1 (1.75%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) E-Learning
1 2 (3.51%) Graphic Design
1 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.75%) SCADA
2 1 (1.75%) Learning Management System
2 1 (1.75%) Social Media
2 1 (1.75%) iPad
2 1 (1.75%) VLE
2 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) UNIX
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
1 5 (8.77%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) AIX
3 2 (3.51%) Solaris
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
3 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
4 3 (5.26%) UML
4 3 (5.26%) OO
5 2 (3.51%) Six Sigma
5 2 (3.51%) CAD
5 2 (3.51%) MVC
5 2 (3.51%) Validation
5 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.51%) Information Architecture
5 2 (3.51%) Usability Testing
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience Design
6 1 (1.75%) 3D Modelling
6 1 (1.75%) Web Application Development
6 1 (1.75%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.75%) Memory Management
6 1 (1.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.75%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) JavaScript
2 4 (7.02%) PHP
3 3 (5.26%) Java
3 3 (5.26%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) VBA
4 2 (3.51%) XAML
5 1 (1.75%) Korn
5 1 (1.75%) C#
5 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
1 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Xen
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Adobe
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) VMware
4 4 (7.02%) Orchard
5 3 (5.26%) iRise
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix
5 3 (5.26%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) SAP
7 1 (1.75%) JBoss
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco
7 1 (1.75%) Macromedia
7 1 (1.75%) EMC
7 1 (1.75%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.75%) SolidWorks