Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Designer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 73 46
Rank change year-on-year +7 -27 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 29 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.85% 2.13% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 2.21% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 28
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £400 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +17.22% +5.00%
10th Percentile £321 £176 £279
90th Percentile £491 £550 £428
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £299
% change year-on-year +6.25% +33.89% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - £35.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +77.50% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.75 £29.75 £23.39
% change year-on-year -10.08% +27.22% +5.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1486 1446 1314
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 96.27% 95.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1053 926 821
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £210
90th Percentile £525 £550 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +7.64%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.83% -11.76% +5.07%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Birmingham

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Designer in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Birmingham

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Birmingham

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Birmingham

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 12 (41.38%) SEO
2 11 (37.93%) Legal
2 11 (37.93%) Analytics
3 10 (34.48%) Publishing
3 10 (34.48%) Web Analytics
4 9 (31.03%) Internet
5 8 (27.59%) User Experience
6 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.24%) Wireframes
7 5 (17.24%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (17.24%) Workflow
7 5 (17.24%) HTML
7 5 (17.24%) CSS
8 4 (13.79%) Prototyping
8 4 (13.79%) HTML5
9 3 (10.34%) Social Media
9 3 (10.34%) User Stories
9 3 (10.34%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
9 3 (10.34%) Marketing
10 2 (6.90%) SCADA
10 2 (6.90%) WCF
10 2 (6.90%) WPF
10 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
10 2 (6.90%) CMS
10 2 (6.90%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (6.90%) Automotive
10 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
10 2 (6.90%) SQL Server

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) CMS
1 2 (6.90%) ThingWorx
2 1 (3.45%) Drupal
2 1 (3.45%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.90%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.45%) InVision
2 1 (3.45%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) MailChimp
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) SMS
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Axure RP
General
1 11 (37.93%) Legal
2 10 (34.48%) Publishing
3 3 (10.34%) Marketing
4 2 (6.90%) Automotive
4 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) CSS
1 5 (17.24%) HTML
2 4 (13.79%) HTML5
3 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 2 (6.90%) CSS3
3 2 (6.90%) jQuery
3 2 (6.90%) WCF
3 2 (6.90%) WPF
4 1 (3.45%) JMS
4 1 (3.45%) LESS
4 1 (3.45%) Material Design
4 1 (3.45%) Rendezvous
4 1 (3.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.45%) Sass
4 1 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) User Experience
2 3 (10.34%) Social Media
3 2 (6.90%) SCADA
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Animation
4 1 (3.45%) Graphic Design
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Photography
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) SEO
2 11 (37.93%) Analytics
3 10 (34.48%) Web Analytics
4 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (17.24%) Wireframes
5 5 (17.24%) Workflow
6 4 (13.79%) Prototyping
7 3 (10.34%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (10.34%) User Stories
8 2 (6.90%) Product Management
9 1 (3.45%) Content Writing
9 1 (3.45%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 1 (3.45%) Email Marketing
9 1 (3.45%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (3.45%) Quantitative Research
9 1 (3.45%) Rapid Prototyping
9 1 (3.45%) Usability Testing
9 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C#
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
1 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
1 2 (6.90%) VBA
2 1 (3.45%) C
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco
2 1 (3.45%) Google
2 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) TIBCO