Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 20 July 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 52 49
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 10 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.57% 1.25% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.32% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14% -8.20%
10th Percentile £294 £290 £240
90th Percentile £469 £496 £460
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% +91.11% +18.42%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 610 608 739
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 95.76% 94.70% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 349 346
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £250 £245 £189
90th Percentile £550 £502 £526
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 23
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.06 £11.36
90th Percentile £16.52 £16.84 £21.80
North West median hourly rate £22.25 £18.99 £18.48
% change year-on-year +17.20% +2.73% +8.71%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Merseyside

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Merseyside

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Merseyside over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Merseyside

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Merseyside

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Liverpool +2 8 £425 -14.14% 1
Bootle - 1 £325 -
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Merseyside region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) User Experience
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (30.00%) SCVMM
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) CMS
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Social Media
3 2 (20.00%) Psychology
3 2 (20.00%) Human Factors
3 2 (20.00%) Content Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Design
3 2 (20.00%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Insight
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Ember.js
4 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Qualitative Research
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile First
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) Quantitative Research
4 1 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Copywriting

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Axure RP
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) Ember.js
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (20.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Content Management
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Insight
3 2 (20.00%) Human Factors
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Psychology
3 2 (20.00%) Service Design
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Copywriting
4 1 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile First
4 1 (10.00%) Qualitative Research
4 1 (10.00%) Quantitative Research
4 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe
1 1 (10.00%) HP