The median contractor rate for a Designer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 72 73
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 31 74 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.54% 2.45% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 2.59% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 48 26
Median daily rate £420 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £185 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £536 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.93% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £92.50 £21.84
% change year-on-year -75.67% +323.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1898 2859 2280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.57% 94.70% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1133 1695 1397
Median daily rate £388 £399 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +14.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 92 136
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £32.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the West Midlands

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 Designer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in the West Midlands

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in the West Midlands

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in the West Midlands

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 Designer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Shropshire +19 17 £415 +27.69% 1
Birmingham -3 4 £450 +38.46% 4
Warwickshire +5 3 - - 1
Coventry +4 2 £500 +11.11% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £310 -
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West Midlands region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 44 (60.27%) User Experience
2 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (39.73%) CSS
4 28 (38.36%) HTML
5 25 (34.25%) Prototyping
6 24 (32.88%) Mobile App
6 24 (32.88%) Rapid Prototyping
7 21 (28.77%) Degree
8 19 (26.03%) Front End Development
9 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
9 16 (21.92%) Publishing
10 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
11 11 (15.07%) Internet
11 11 (15.07%) Juniper
12 10 (13.70%) Web Design
12 10 (13.70%) Service Design
13 7 (9.59%) LAN
14 6 (8.22%) Cisco
14 6 (8.22%) Nortel
14 6 (8.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 5 (6.85%) Social Media
15 5 (6.85%) Web Application Development
15 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
15 5 (6.85%) SEO
15 5 (6.85%) Legal
16 4 (5.48%) Workflow
16 4 (5.48%) Wireframes
17 3 (4.11%) SCADA
17 3 (4.11%) Scrum
17 3 (4.11%) Content Management

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 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.74%) ThingWorx
2 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.37%) CATIA
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) Internet
2 7 (9.59%) LAN
3 1 (1.37%) DHCP
3 1 (1.37%) DNS
3 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.37%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.37%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Axure RP
1 1 (1.37%) ClearCase
General
1 16 (21.92%) Publishing
2 5 (6.85%) Legal
3 2 (2.74%) Automotive
3 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.74%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (39.73%) CSS
2 28 (38.36%) HTML
3 3 (4.11%) .NET
4 2 (2.74%) HTML5
4 2 (2.74%) WCF
4 2 (2.74%) WPF
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (60.27%) User Experience
2 24 (32.88%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.85%) Social Media
4 3 (4.11%) SCADA
5 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.37%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.25%) Prototyping
3 24 (32.88%) Rapid Prototyping
4 19 (26.03%) Front End Development
5 10 (13.70%) Service Design
5 10 (13.70%) Web Design
6 6 (8.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (6.85%) SEO
7 5 (6.85%) Web Application Development
8 4 (5.48%) Wireframes
8 4 (5.48%) Workflow
9 3 (4.11%) Content Management
9 3 (4.11%) Scrum
10 2 (2.74%) Content Writing
10 2 (2.74%) High Availability
10 2 (2.74%) Migration
10 2 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (1.37%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (1.37%) Software Architecture
11 1 (1.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.74%) SQL
1 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
1 2 (2.74%) VBA
2 1 (1.37%) C#
2 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (28.77%) Degree
2 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
3 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.37%) MCPD
4 1 (1.37%) MCSD
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Juniper
2 6 (8.22%) Cisco
2 6 (8.22%) Nortel
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.74%) Adobe
5 1 (1.37%) BEA
5 1 (1.37%) BMC
5 1 (1.37%) Citrix
5 1 (1.37%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.37%) Informatica
5 1 (1.37%) Remedy
5 1 (1.37%) webMethods
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