Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 24 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 62 74
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.11% 0.46% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.49% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Lancashire median daily rate £338 £300 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -39.09% +40.71%
10th Percentile £225 £188 £414
90th Percentile £481 £413 £524
North West median daily rate £375 £381 £400
% change year-on-year -1.64% -4.69% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £16.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -37.25% +41.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 428 616 861
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.90% 95.21% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 415 591
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £388 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -10.92% +24.29%
10th Percentile £263 £186 £210
90th Percentile £572 £550 £613
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 69 83
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35% +68.18%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.04 £18.95
90th Percentile £61.60 £59.31 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Lancashire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Lancashire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Lancashire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Lancashire

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Lancashire

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancaster - 2 £250 -
Preston -10 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 £425 -
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Lancashire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Adobe
1 3 (60.00%) Axure RP
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
1 3 (60.00%) Wireframes
1 3 (60.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (40.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Phone
2 2 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (40.00%) Web Design
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Broadband
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) B2C
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) HTML

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (40.00%) OmniGraffle
1 2 (40.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Broadband
1 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (20.00%) LLU
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Prototyping
1 3 (60.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) B2C
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Data Flow Diagram
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (20.00%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Typography
3 1 (20.00%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (20.00%) Huawei
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) SAP