The median contractor rate for a Designer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 48 46 61
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 3 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.57% 3.59% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 3.90% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 5
Median daily rate £475 £325 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -22.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £270 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £441 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £393
% change year-on-year +6.66% -4.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 505 898 771
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.46% 92.20% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 565 456
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
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 Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Cheshire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Cheshire

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Cheshire

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Runcorn +1 1 - -
Designer
North West

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cheshire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (16.67%) WordPress
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) HPUX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) GIS
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) HPUX
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) SEO
2 1 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CA
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow