The median contractor rate for a Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 34 37
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 6 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.89% 1.95% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.06% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £408 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +41.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £497 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -1.93% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -28.66% +36.36%  

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 303 291 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 95.58% 94.48% 91.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 173 161
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 16
Median hourly rate £15.09 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.75 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £18.80 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 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
Liverpool 0 4 £425 -14.14% 2
Bootle - 1 £325 -
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 7 (77.78%) User Experience
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Customer Insight
2 5 (55.56%) Psychology
2 5 (55.56%) Human Factors
2 5 (55.56%) Service Design
2 5 (55.56%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (22.22%) Social Media
4 2 (22.22%) Content Management
4 2 (22.22%) CMS
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Quantitative Research
5 1 (11.11%) SEO
5 1 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) Adobe
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Subversion
5 1 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Copywriting
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile First
5 1 (11.11%) Ember.js
5 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Qualitative Research
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) OmniGraffle

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 (22.22%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) OmniGraffle
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Axure RP
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) Ember.js
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Customer Insight
1 5 (55.56%) Human Factors
1 5 (55.56%) Psychology
1 5 (55.56%) Service Design
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (22.22%) Content Management
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Copywriting
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile First
4 1 (11.11%) Qualitative Research
4 1 (11.11%) Quantitative Research
4 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) SEO
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) Actionable Recommendations
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe