Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 127 82
Rank change year-on-year +1 -45 0
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 80 94 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.40% 1.37% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.45% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 63 103
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £251 £238
90th Percentile £501 £474 £475
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
North West median hourly rate - £16.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.25% +34.21%
England median hourly rate £23.00 £34.99 £22.00
% change year-on-year -34.26% +59.03% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5422 6474 8040
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 94.39% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4173 4803
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £571
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 235 401
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £45.45 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 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
Manchester -2 43 £350 -3.45% 17
Cheshire +1 15 £500 +29.03% 8
Lancashire +19 5 £338 +12.50%
Merseyside +6 4 £310 -8.15% 2
Designer
England

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 34 (42.50%) User Experience
2 25 (31.25%) HTML
3 24 (30.00%) CSS
4 18 (22.50%) Wireframes
5 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (18.75%) Adobe Illustrator
7 13 (16.25%) PCI DSS
7 13 (16.25%) Adobe
8 12 (15.00%) JavaScript
8 12 (15.00%) Finance
8 12 (15.00%) Axure RP
9 11 (13.75%) Responsive Web Design
9 11 (13.75%) SABSA
9 11 (13.75%) Security Architecture
9 11 (13.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (13.75%) CISSP
9 11 (13.75%) Photoshop
9 11 (13.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (13.75%) COBIT
9 11 (13.75%) Information Security
9 11 (13.75%) CESG
9 11 (13.75%) TOGAF
9 11 (13.75%) ISSAP
10 10 (12.50%) Prototyping
11 9 (11.25%) Banking
11 9 (11.25%) Web Design
12 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (10.00%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (8.75%) HTML5
13 7 (8.75%) Telecoms

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) Adobe Illustrator
2 11 (13.75%) Photoshop
3 8 (10.00%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (5.00%) InVision
5 3 (3.75%) Fireworks
5 3 (3.75%) UXPin
6 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
7 1 (1.25%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) SaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) Broadband
1 4 (5.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (5.00%) LLU
1 4 (5.00%) VoIP
2 2 (2.50%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (2.50%) BGP
2 2 (2.50%) DNS
2 2 (2.50%) Firewall
2 2 (2.50%) HSRP
2 2 (2.50%) IPv6
2 2 (2.50%) Junos
2 2 (2.50%) MPLS
2 2 (2.50%) MRTG
2 2 (2.50%) OSPF
2 2 (2.50%) SNMP
2 2 (2.50%) TACACS
2 2 (2.50%) VLAN
2 2 (2.50%) VPN
2 2 (2.50%) VRRP
2 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.25%) DataStage
2 1 (1.25%) DB2
2 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.25%) MySQL
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.50%) JIRA
3 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 7 (8.75%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.00%) Marketing
5 3 (3.75%) Games
5 3 (3.75%) Interactive Media
6 2 (2.50%) Retail
7 1 (1.25%) Advertising
7 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (31.25%) HTML
2 24 (30.00%) CSS
3 7 (8.75%) HTML5
4 6 (7.50%) CSS3
5 4 (5.00%) jQuery
6 2 (2.50%) .NET
6 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.50%) SVG
6 2 (2.50%) WCF
6 2 (2.50%) Web Services
7 1 (1.25%) Mason
7 1 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (42.50%) User Experience
2 11 (13.75%) CESG
3 6 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.50%) Graphic Design
4 4 (5.00%) Social Media
5 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.75%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.50%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.50%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) Android
1 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.50%) Windows
1 2 (2.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.50%) Wireframes
2 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.75%) Information Security
3 11 (13.75%) Responsive Web Design
3 11 (13.75%) SABSA
3 11 (13.75%) Security Architecture
3 11 (13.75%) TOGAF
4 10 (12.50%) Prototyping
5 9 (11.25%) Web Design
6 8 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.50%) Migration
8 5 (6.25%) Analytics
8 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.25%) Service Design
9 4 (5.00%) ITIL
9 4 (5.00%) Time Management
9 4 (5.00%) Typography
9 4 (5.00%) Web Development
10 3 (3.75%) Information Architecture
10 3 (3.75%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.75%) SQL
3 2 (2.50%) C#
3 2 (2.50%) Java
3 2 (2.50%) Perl
3 2 (2.50%) PHP
3 2 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) CISSP
1 11 (13.75%) ISSAP
2 2 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (1.25%) CCIE
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.25%) PCI DSS
2 11 (13.75%) COBIT
2 11 (13.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (13.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.50%) Cacti
2 2 (2.50%) Nagios
2 2 (2.50%) OpenNMS
2 2 (2.50%) Puppet
2 2 (2.50%) RANCID
2 2 (2.50%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) Adobe
2 4 (5.00%) Cisco
2 4 (5.00%) Ericsson
2 4 (5.00%) Huawei
2 4 (5.00%) Juniper
3 2 (2.50%) Brocade
3 2 (2.50%) Foundry
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.50%) SAP
3 2 (2.50%) ZyXEL
4 1 (1.25%) IBM
4 1 (1.25%) Informatica
4 1 (1.25%) Telerik
4 1 (1.25%) Teradata