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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 94 71 88
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 22 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.96% 1.68% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.84% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £30.20 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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
2097 2011 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.17% 91.37% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 1036 818
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 132 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £37.80 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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 -3 7 £394 +20.22% 5
Coventry +2 3 £331 -26.38% 1
Warwickshire 0 3 £450 +5.88%
Solihull - - - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 20 (30.77%) CSS
2 19 (29.23%) HTML
2 19 (29.23%) User Experience
3 17 (26.15%) jQuery
3 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
4 11 (16.92%) Oracle
5 8 (12.31%) Photoshop
5 8 (12.31%) Windows
5 8 (12.31%) Marketing
6 7 (10.77%) SOA
6 7 (10.77%) SQL
7 6 (9.23%) Java
7 6 (9.23%) XSLT
7 6 (9.23%) XML
7 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
7 6 (9.23%) Software AG
7 6 (9.23%) webMethods
7 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (9.23%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
8 5 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 5 (7.69%) Middleware
8 5 (7.69%) HP
8 5 (7.69%) EAI
8 5 (7.69%) UNIX
8 5 (7.69%) XSD
8 5 (7.69%) AIX
8 5 (7.69%) SAP

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Photoshop
2 4 (6.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
4 2 (3.08%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.54%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.54%) Maya
5 1 (1.54%) 3ds Max
5 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.54%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.08%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Intranet
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.54%) Firewall
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.54%) Xcelsius
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Axure RP
2 3 (4.62%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (12.31%) Marketing
2 3 (4.62%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Automotive
3 1 (1.54%) Back Office
3 1 (1.54%) Electronics
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Publishing
3 1 (1.54%) Games
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.77%) CSS
2 19 (29.23%) HTML
3 17 (26.15%) jQuery
4 6 (9.23%) XSLT
4 6 (9.23%) XML
5 5 (7.69%) Middleware
5 5 (7.69%) XSD
6 4 (6.15%) .NET
6 4 (6.15%) HTML5
7 3 (4.62%) CSS3
8 2 (3.08%) Flash
8 2 (3.08%) SOAP
8 2 (3.08%) Web Services
8 2 (3.08%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (3.08%) RESTful
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.23%) User Experience
2 6 (9.23%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.08%) Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.54%) Social Media
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.54%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.54%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) Copywriting
4 1 (1.54%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.54%) Animation
4 1 (1.54%) Photography
4 1 (1.54%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) UNIX
2 5 (7.69%) AIX
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.77%) SOA
2 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
3 5 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (7.69%) EAI
4 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.62%) Web Design
5 3 (4.62%) Project Management
5 3 (4.62%) CRM
6 2 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.08%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.08%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.08%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (3.08%) Product Marketing
6 2 (3.08%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (1.54%) Data Mapping
7 1 (1.54%) Usability Testing
7 1 (1.54%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (1.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
2 7 (10.77%) SQL
3 6 (9.23%) Java
4 3 (4.62%) C
5 2 (3.08%) C++
6 1 (1.54%) PHP5
6 1 (1.54%) C#
6 1 (1.54%) VBA
6 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) Degree
3 2 (3.08%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) VCP4
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) Oracle
2 6 (9.23%) Software AG
2 6 (9.23%) webMethods
3 5 (7.69%) HP
3 5 (7.69%) SAP
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.15%) Adobe
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco
5 2 (3.08%) Amdocs
5 2 (3.08%) Capita
6 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.54%) F5
6 1 (1.54%) Google
6 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.54%) Apple
6 1 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Rate: £105.00 per week
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago