Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 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 > Manchester
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 102 51
Rank change year-on-year +8 -51 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 43 61 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.45% 1.73% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.83% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 42 55
Manchester median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £225 £258 £227
90th Percentile £460 £473 £461
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Manchester median hourly rate - - £25.00
North West median hourly rate - £16.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -37.25% +34.21%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2800 3325 3585
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 94.38% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 2125 2072
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £231 £240 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 81 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +8.62%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Manchester

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Manchester

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Manchester

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Manchester

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 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
Stockport -8 2 £375 -6.25%
Rochdale - 1 £500 - 3
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Manchester region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 16 (37.21%) User Experience
2 12 (27.91%) PCI DSS
2 12 (27.91%) HTML
2 12 (27.91%) CSS
3 10 (23.26%) CISSP
3 10 (23.26%) Information Security
3 10 (23.26%) CESG
3 10 (23.26%) Security Architecture
3 10 (23.26%) TOGAF
3 10 (23.26%) ISSAP
3 10 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (23.26%) COBIT
3 10 (23.26%) SABSA
3 10 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.93%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
5 8 (18.60%) Photoshop
5 8 (18.60%) Adobe
6 7 (16.28%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (13.95%) CSS3
7 6 (13.95%) HTML5
7 6 (13.95%) Wireframes
8 5 (11.63%) Graphic Design
8 5 (11.63%) Finance
8 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
9 4 (9.30%) Web Design
9 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
9 4 (9.30%) InVision
10 3 (6.98%) Mobile First

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (6.98%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (18.60%) Photoshop
3 4 (9.30%) InVision
4 3 (6.98%) Fireworks
4 3 (6.98%) UXPin
5 2 (4.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (2.33%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Broadband
1 3 (6.98%) Ethernet
1 3 (6.98%) Firewall
1 3 (6.98%) LLU
1 3 (6.98%) VoIP
2 2 (4.65%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (4.65%) BGP
2 2 (4.65%) DNS
2 2 (4.65%) HSRP
2 2 (4.65%) IPv6
2 2 (4.65%) Junos
2 2 (4.65%) MPLS
2 2 (4.65%) MRTG
2 2 (4.65%) OSPF
2 2 (4.65%) SNMP
2 2 (4.65%) TACACS
2 2 (4.65%) VLAN
2 2 (4.65%) VRRP
2 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) DataStage
2 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Axure RP
1 3 (6.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.65%) JIRA
2 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
1 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Games
2 3 (6.98%) Interactive Media
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) CSS
1 12 (27.91%) HTML
2 6 (13.95%) CSS3
2 6 (13.95%) HTML5
3 2 (4.65%) .NET
3 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.65%) SVG
3 2 (4.65%) WCF
3 2 (4.65%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) User Experience
2 10 (23.26%) CESG
3 5 (11.63%) Graphic Design
4 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.98%) Smartphone
5 3 (6.98%) Social Media
6 2 (4.65%) Digital Media
7 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Information Security
1 10 (23.26%) SABSA
1 10 (23.26%) Security Architecture
1 10 (23.26%) TOGAF
2 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.28%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (13.95%) Wireframes
5 4 (9.30%) Web Design
6 3 (6.98%) Analytics
6 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.98%) Iconography
6 3 (6.98%) Information Architecture
6 3 (6.98%) Mobile First
6 3 (6.98%) Prototyping
6 3 (6.98%) Typography
6 3 (6.98%) User Stories
6 3 (6.98%) Web Development
7 2 (4.65%) Operations Management
7 2 (4.65%) SDLC
7 2 (4.65%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.65%) C#
2 2 (4.65%) Perl
2 2 (4.65%) PHP
2 2 (4.65%) Python
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) CISSP
1 10 (23.26%) ISSAP
2 1 (2.33%) CCIE
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) PCI DSS
2 10 (23.26%) COBIT
2 10 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Cacti
1 2 (4.65%) Nagios
1 2 (4.65%) OpenNMS
1 2 (4.65%) Puppet
1 2 (4.65%) RANCID
1 2 (4.65%) SCCM
1 2 (4.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Adobe
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco
2 3 (6.98%) Ericsson
2 3 (6.98%) Huawei
2 3 (6.98%) Juniper
3 2 (4.65%) Brocade
3 2 (4.65%) Foundry
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) ZyXEL
4 1 (2.33%) Informatica
4 1 (2.33%) Telerik
4 1 (2.33%) Teradata