Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Content Designer was £408 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 151 181
Rank change year-on-year -26 +30 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Content Designer 32 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.73% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.77% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 5
West Midlands median daily rate £408 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.49% +11.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £309 £316 £226
90th Percentile £500 £438 £495
England median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 4,857 4,559 5,923
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.05% 94.74% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,995 2,880 3,537
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £231
90th Percentile £575 £539 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 198 238
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +14.17% -9.64%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £18.16
% change year-on-year -1.39% +3.00% +0.97%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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
Shropshire -47 16 £325 -16.67%
Coventry -10 9 £500 +11.11% 1
Birmingham -2 5 £484 +33.52% 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Content Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 25 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) User Experience
3 17 (53.13%) Publishing
4 12 (37.50%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 11 (34.38%) SEO
6 9 (28.13%) Social Media
6 9 (28.13%) Web Usability
6 9 (28.13%) Web Application Development
6 9 (28.13%) Legal
7 7 (21.88%) Content Management
8 6 (18.75%) Prototyping
9 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (15.63%) Analytics
9 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (12.50%) Strategic Thinking
11 3 (9.38%) Case Management
11 3 (9.38%) Marketing Automation
11 3 (9.38%) Mobile Marketing
11 3 (9.38%) GitHub
11 3 (9.38%) Marketing
11 3 (9.38%) Scrum
11 3 (9.38%) HTML
11 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
12 2 (6.25%) Service Design
13 1 (3.13%) Minimum Viable Product
13 1 (3.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 1 (3.13%) Collaborative Working
13 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Identification
13 1 (3.13%) Digital Content Management
13 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) CMS
1 1 (3.13%) Drupal
1 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) GitHub
General
1 17 (53.13%) Publishing
2 9 (28.13%) Legal
3 3 (9.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (62.50%) User Experience
2 9 (28.13%) Social Media
3 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) Minimum Viable Product
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 11 (34.38%) SEO
4 9 (28.13%) Web Application Development
4 9 (28.13%) Web Usability
5 7 (21.88%) Content Management
6 6 (18.75%) Prototyping
7 5 (15.63%) Analytics
7 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (12.50%) Strategic Thinking
9 3 (9.38%) Case Management
9 3 (9.38%) Marketing Automation
9 3 (9.38%) Mobile Marketing
9 3 (9.38%) Scrum
10 2 (6.25%) Service Design
11 1 (3.13%) Collaborative Working
11 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (3.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Identification
11 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) IAG