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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 82 83 79
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 37 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.45% 0.92% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.00% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 22
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 £263 £100 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £310 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
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
2331 1909 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.66% 92.58% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1237 1039 1020
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 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 151 170
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 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 24 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 +8 18 £385 +92.50% 2
Coventry - 9 £425 - 3
Warwickshire -10 3 £325 +36.69% 1
Staffordshire -7 2 - - 1
Solihull +2 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £303 -
Shropshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Stourbridge - - - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 (37.70%) CSS
2 21 (34.43%) HTML
3 18 (29.51%) User Experience
4 17 (27.87%) JavaScript
5 14 (22.95%) jQuery
6 9 (14.75%) Marketing
7 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (13.11%) Oracle
7 8 (13.11%) Java
8 7 (11.48%) SQL
8 7 (11.48%) Photoshop
8 7 (11.48%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (9.84%) Windows
9 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.20%) VMware
10 5 (8.20%) SOA
10 5 (8.20%) UNIX
10 5 (8.20%) CSS3
10 5 (8.20%) HTML5
11 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (6.56%) XSLT
11 4 (6.56%) Linux
11 4 (6.56%) Flash
11 4 (6.56%) XML
11 4 (6.56%) webMethods
11 4 (6.56%) AutoCAD
11 4 (6.56%) Software AG
11 4 (6.56%) Degree
11 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
11 4 (6.56%) Adobe Illustrator

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (4.92%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Photoshop
2 4 (6.56%) AutoCAD
2 4 (6.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (4.92%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.64%) InDesign
4 1 (1.64%) Maya
4 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.64%) Magento
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Intranet
2 1 (1.64%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.64%) MySQL
2 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.64%) ERwin
1 1 (1.64%) Maven
General
1 9 (14.75%) Marketing
2 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.92%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Automotive
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Local Government
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (37.70%) CSS
2 21 (34.43%) HTML
3 14 (22.95%) jQuery
4 5 (8.20%) HTML5
4 5 (8.20%) CSS3
5 4 (6.56%) XML
5 4 (6.56%) XSLT
5 4 (6.56%) Flash
6 3 (4.92%) Middleware
6 3 (4.92%) XSD
6 3 (4.92%) Spring
7 2 (3.28%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.28%) .NET
8 1 (1.64%) J2EE
8 1 (1.64%) Struts
8 1 (1.64%) Ajax
8 1 (1.64%) Java EE
8 1 (1.64%) Spring MVC
8 1 (1.64%) JPA
8 1 (1.64%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) User Experience
2 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.28%) DTV
4 1 (1.64%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.64%) Photography
4 1 (1.64%) SCADA
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Copywriting
4 1 (1.64%) Social Media
4 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Windows
2 5 (8.20%) UNIX
3 4 (6.56%) Linux
4 3 (4.92%) AIX
5 1 (1.64%) Solaris
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (11.48%) Responsive Web Design
3 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
4 5 (8.20%) SOA
5 3 (4.92%) EAI
5 3 (4.92%) OO
5 3 (4.92%) CAD
5 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
5 3 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.28%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.28%) Information Architecture
6 2 (3.28%) Project Management
6 2 (3.28%) MVC
6 2 (3.28%) Web Design
6 2 (3.28%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.28%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.64%) B2B
7 1 (1.64%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) JavaScript
2 8 (13.11%) Java
3 7 (11.48%) SQL
4 2 (3.28%) PHP
5 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.64%) C
5 1 (1.64%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Xen
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle
2 5 (8.20%) VMware
3 4 (6.56%) webMethods
3 4 (6.56%) Software AG
4 3 (4.92%) HP
4 3 (4.92%) SAP
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.92%) Adobe
4 3 (4.92%) Citrix
5 2 (3.28%) iRise
5 2 (3.28%) EMC
6 1 (1.64%) Apple
6 1 (1.64%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.64%) Macromedia
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco
6 1 (1.64%) SolidWorks
6 1 (1.64%) ION Trading
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