The median contractor rate for a Designer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 74 78
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 27 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.94% 1.48% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.56% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 9
Median daily rate £363 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £236 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £387 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £92.50 £21.84
% change year-on-year -75.67% +323.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1304 1727 1441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.75% 94.94% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 1020 831
Median daily rate £375 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.72% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 37 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Stockport +2 1 £375 +25.00%
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 21 (47.73%) User Experience
2 15 (34.09%) Adobe
3 12 (27.27%) Photoshop
4 11 (25.00%) HTML
4 11 (25.00%) CSS
4 11 (25.00%) Wireframes
5 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 6 (13.64%) Firewall
8 5 (11.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (11.36%) CISSP
8 5 (11.36%) Security Architecture
8 5 (11.36%) CSS3
9 4 (9.09%) SABSA
9 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (9.09%) HTML5
9 4 (9.09%) Axure RP
9 4 (9.09%) COBIT
9 4 (9.09%) PCI DSS
9 4 (9.09%) TOGAF
9 4 (9.09%) ISSAP
9 4 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (9.09%) Information Security
9 4 (9.09%) CESG
9 4 (9.09%) SSL
9 4 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (9.09%) Front End Development
10 3 (6.82%) Prototyping
10 3 (6.82%) Microsoft

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 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Photoshop
2 5 (11.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.27%) 3ds Max
4 1 (2.27%) GIMP
4 1 (2.27%) InDesign
4 1 (2.27%) InVision
4 1 (2.27%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (2.27%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Firewall
2 4 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (2.27%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (2.27%) DMZ
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) LAN
3 1 (2.27%) LDAP
3 1 (2.27%) Network Security
3 1 (2.27%) Skype
3 1 (2.27%) WAN
3 1 (2.27%) Wireless
3 1 (2.27%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) Lumira
2 1 (2.27%) MS Access
2 1 (2.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Axure RP
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Marketing
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Games
3 1 (2.27%) Interactive Media
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) CSS
1 11 (25.00%) HTML
2 5 (11.36%) CSS3
3 4 (9.09%) HTML5
4 2 (4.55%) .NET
4 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.55%) SVG
4 2 (4.55%) WCF
4 2 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (2.27%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (47.73%) User Experience
2 4 (9.09%) CESG
3 2 (4.55%) Fintech
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.27%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
1 1 (2.27%) Unix
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
1 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Wireframes
2 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.36%) Security Architecture
4 4 (9.09%) Front End Development
4 4 (9.09%) Information Security
4 4 (9.09%) SABSA
4 4 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.82%) Prototyping
5 3 (6.82%) Scrum
6 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.55%) MVC
6 2 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (4.55%) Service Management
6 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.55%) Use Case
6 2 (4.55%) UX Design
6 2 (4.55%) Web Design
6 2 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) C
3 1 (2.27%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) CISSP
2 4 (9.09%) ISSAP
3 1 (2.27%) CCNP
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.27%) CISMP
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) GSEC
3 1 (2.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) COBIT
1 4 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 4 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) Adobe
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco
3 1 (2.27%) EMC
3 1 (2.27%) F5
3 1 (2.27%) hybris
3 1 (2.27%) Juniper
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Telerik