Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £353 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 51 61
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 15 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.74% 1.63% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 1.80% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 6
Lancashire median daily rate £353 £405 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +27.06% +2.00%
10th Percentile £306 £371 £225
90th Percentile £488 £434 £485
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £40.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year - +44.14% +23.33%

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 527 501 816
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 90.93% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 280 513
Lancashire median daily rate £415 £414 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.30% +7.47% +2.67%
10th Percentile £228 £250 £239
90th Percentile £575 £550 £552
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £395
% change year-on-year +3.23% -1.90% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 73 98
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.00 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +12.00% +59.57%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.33 £14.38
90th Percentile £51.89 £52.90 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +16.67%

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018. 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
Blackpool -15 10 £331 -17.38% 2
Preston - 2 - - 1
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) User Experience
2 9 (60.00%) Prototyping
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) Front End Development
4 7 (46.67%) SFIA
4 7 (46.67%) UX Design
4 7 (46.67%) Collaborative Working
4 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
4 7 (46.67%) Degree
5 6 (40.00%) CSS
5 6 (40.00%) HTML
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) Wireframes
7 3 (20.00%) InVision
7 3 (20.00%) Legal
7 3 (20.00%) Axure RP
7 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
7 3 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (20.00%) Android
8 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
8 2 (13.33%) Time Management
8 2 (13.33%) Windows
8 2 (13.33%) Linux
8 2 (13.33%) HP
8 2 (13.33%) Brocade
8 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (6.67%) Service Design
9 1 (6.67%) CMS
9 1 (6.67%) Scrum

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) InVision
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (20.00%) Legal
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) CSS
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Android
1 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (60.00%) Prototyping
2 8 (53.33%) Front End Development
3 7 (46.67%) Collaborative Working
3 7 (46.67%) SFIA
3 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
3 7 (46.67%) UX Design
4 4 (26.67%) Wireframes
5 3 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) Time Management
7 1 (6.67%) BDD
7 1 (6.67%) Content Management
7 1 (6.67%) Information Architecture
7 1 (6.67%) Kanban
7 1 (6.67%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) Service Design
7 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Brocade
1 2 (13.33%) HP