The median contractor rate for a Designer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 51 54 53
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 5 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.80% 0.62% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.65% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Median daily rate £365 £442 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.32% +6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £408 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £452 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +5.82% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.71% -30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 606 613 711
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.50% 94.89% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 383 453
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 25
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.93% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Designer in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Birmingham

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (63.64%) CSS
1 7 (63.64%) User Experience
2 6 (54.55%) Service Design
2 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Rapid Prototyping
3 5 (45.45%) Prototyping
4 4 (36.36%) Web Design
4 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) Office 365
6 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
6 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (9.09%) Case Management
7 1 (9.09%) IT Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (9.09%) MCSD
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
7 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 1 (9.09%) LAN
7 1 (9.09%) WAN

Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) CSS
2 6 (54.55%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) User Experience
2 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Service Design
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Prototyping
2 5 (45.45%) Rapid Prototyping
3 4 (36.36%) Web Design
4 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Case Management
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) IT Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (9.09%) MCPD
1 1 (9.09%) MCSD
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) BMC
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy