The median contractor rate for a Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
England / North West
Rank 95 92 84
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 33 65 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.29% 1.69% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.80% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 41
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +4.16% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +91.11%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2439 3620 3389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.05% 94.34% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1527 2156 1777
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 172 203
Median hourly rate £16.18 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.28% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the North West

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in the North West

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in the North West

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in the North West

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Manchester +20 18 £300 -15.78% 10
Merseyside +2 8 £480 -3.03%
Lancashire +16 3 £400 +45.45% 3
Cheshire -1 3 £475 +46.15% 1
Designer
England

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 23 (42.59%) User Experience
2 12 (22.22%) HTML
3 10 (18.52%) CSS
3 10 (18.52%) Adobe
4 9 (16.67%) Firewall
4 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.67%) Photoshop
5 8 (14.81%) Migration
5 8 (14.81%) Wireframes
6 7 (12.96%) Finance
7 5 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.26%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (9.26%) Psychology
7 5 (9.26%) Human Factors
7 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.26%) VLAN
7 5 (9.26%) Windows
7 5 (9.26%) Web Services
7 5 (9.26%) IBM
7 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
7 5 (9.26%) Service Design
7 5 (9.26%) Actionable Recommendations
7 5 (9.26%) Front End Development
7 5 (9.26%) Customer Insight
8 4 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
8 4 (7.41%) ISO27002
8 4 (7.41%) WebEx
8 4 (7.41%) Data Centre

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (7.41%) CMS
2 2 (3.70%) WordPress
3 1 (1.85%) Papyrus
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.85%) 3ds Max
4 1 (1.85%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.85%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (9.26%) VLAN
3 4 (7.41%) WebEx
4 3 (5.56%) DHCP
4 3 (5.56%) DNS
4 3 (5.56%) SMTP
5 2 (3.70%) LAN
5 2 (3.70%) SAN
5 2 (3.70%) WAN
6 1 (1.85%) Broadband
6 1 (1.85%) FTP
6 1 (1.85%) Skype
6 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) DB2
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) MySQL
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (5.56%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.85%) GIS
3 1 (1.85%) Lumira
3 1 (1.85%) MS Access
3 1 (1.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) HTML
2 10 (18.52%) CSS
3 5 (9.26%) Web Services
4 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.56%) HTML5
5 3 (5.56%) jQuery
6 2 (3.70%) CSS3
6 2 (3.70%) Middleware
7 1 (1.85%) .NET
7 1 (1.85%) Ember.js
7 1 (1.85%) J2EE
7 1 (1.85%) LESS
7 1 (1.85%) React
7 1 (1.85%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (1.85%) Sass
7 1 (1.85%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 23 (42.59%) User Experience
2 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Fintech
3 2 (3.70%) Social Media
4 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Windows
2 1 (1.85%) AIX
2 1 (1.85%) HPUX
2 1 (1.85%) Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) Migration
1 8 (14.81%) Wireframes
2 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (9.26%) Customer Engagement
2 5 (9.26%) Customer Insight
2 5 (9.26%) Front End Development
2 5 (9.26%) Human Factors
2 5 (9.26%) Psychology
2 5 (9.26%) Service Design
2 5 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (7.41%) Information Security
3 4 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (7.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 3 (5.56%) Content Management
4 3 (5.56%) Data Flow Diagram
4 3 (5.56%) Prototyping
4 3 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (5.56%) SEO
4 3 (5.56%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.56%) Java
2 3 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) Perl
3 1 (1.85%) PHP
3 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) CISMP
1 4 (7.41%) CISSP
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) HNC
2 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) Actionable Recommendations
2 4 (7.41%) COBIT
2 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.41%) ISO27002
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (1.85%) Netcool
1 1 (1.85%) SCOM
1 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Adobe
2 5 (9.26%) IBM
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.41%) Cisco
3 4 (7.41%) SAP
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle
4 3 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (1.85%) CA
5 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
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