The median contractor rate for a Designer was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies in Liverpool during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 27 32 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 2.70% 2.01% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 2.07% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £480 £500 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +122.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +4.16% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -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 Liverpool. 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
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 248 241 220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 95.75% 96.79% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 181 118
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £16.25 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Liverpool

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Liverpool

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Liverpool over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Liverpool

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Liverpool

Designer Skill Set
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 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 Liverpool region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Psychology
1 5 (71.43%) Human Factors
1 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (71.43%) User Experience
1 5 (71.43%) Service Design
1 5 (71.43%) Customer Insight
1 5 (71.43%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (42.86%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Social Media
3 1 (14.29%) Copywriting
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) Ember.js
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 (14.29%) CMS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 1 (14.29%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Customer Insight
1 5 (71.43%) Human Factors
1 5 (71.43%) Psychology
1 5 (71.43%) Service Design
1 5 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) Copywriting
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) Actionable Recommendations