Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Content Designer was £334 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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.

Content Designer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 175 164
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Content Designer 30 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.38% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 4
West Midlands median daily rate £334 £350 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.64% -14.11% -
10th Percentile £300 £325 £330
90th Percentile £475 £535 £450
England median daily rate £375 £350 £295
% change year-on-year +7.14% +18.64% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £18.75 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,563 5,012 4,799
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 94.64% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,846 3,029 2,682
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 225 199
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.58 £16.75 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.93% +5.68% +0.51%
10th Percentile £10.01 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £36.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%

Content Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Content Designer in the West Midlands

Content Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Content Designer in the West Midlands

Content Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Content Designer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Content Designer in the West Midlands

Content Designer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Content Designer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
Coventry +16 7 £450 -
Warwickshire - 7 £300 -
Shropshire -13 6 £350 -22.22%
Birmingham - 5 £325 - 1
Content Designer
England

Content Designer Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Content Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Content Designer in the job title.

1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) Publishing
3 13 (43.33%) SEO
4 11 (36.67%) Legal
5 8 (26.67%) Information Architecture
5 8 (26.67%) Social Media
6 7 (23.33%) Web Usability
7 5 (16.67%) Web Application Development
8 4 (13.33%) Content Management
8 4 (13.33%) User Experience
9 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (10.00%) Analytics
9 3 (10.00%) Local Government
9 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.00%) Benchmarking
10 2 (6.67%) HTML
10 2 (6.67%) GitHub
10 2 (6.67%) User Stories
10 2 (6.67%) Prototyping
10 2 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 2 (6.67%) Strategic Thinking
11 1 (3.33%) Coaching
11 1 (3.33%) SMS
11 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
11 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (3.33%) Web Design

Content Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) SMS
General
1 14 (46.67%) Publishing
2 11 (36.67%) Legal
3 3 (10.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Social Media
2 4 (13.33%) User Experience
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) SEO
3 8 (26.67%) Information Architecture
4 7 (23.33%) Web Usability
5 5 (16.67%) Web Application Development
6 4 (13.33%) Content Management
7 3 (10.00%) Analytics
7 3 (10.00%) Benchmarking
8 2 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (6.67%) Prototyping
8 2 (6.67%) Strategic Thinking
8 2 (6.67%) User Stories
9 1 (3.33%) Coaching
9 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.33%) Web Design
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared