The median contractor rate for a Designer was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
England / West Midlands
Rank 75 91 99
Rank change year-on-year +16 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 41 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.80% 1.46% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.54% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 8 8
Median daily rate £445 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.12% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £393
% change year-on-year +6.66% -4.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the 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 2139 2540 2306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.73% 95.35% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1405 1285
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 73 169
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
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 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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
Coventry +10 15 £475 +26.66% 1
Solihull 0 11 - -
Birmingham +3 5 £365 -17.32% 1
Shropshire +18 3 £375 - 1
Staffordshire +5 3 £225 -
Warwickshire - 1 £300 - 2
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 51 (59.30%) User Experience
2 38 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (40.70%) Prototyping
4 34 (39.53%) Rapid Prototyping
5 33 (38.37%) CSS
6 32 (37.21%) HTML
7 30 (34.88%) Mobile App
8 29 (33.72%) Security Cleared
9 24 (27.91%) SC Cleared
9 24 (27.91%) Juniper
10 18 (20.93%) Degree
11 17 (19.77%) Front End Development
11 17 (19.77%) Cisco
12 16 (18.60%) Service Design
13 14 (16.28%) LAN
13 14 (16.28%) Web Design
14 10 (11.63%) Migration
14 10 (11.63%) Internet
14 10 (11.63%) Wireframes
15 9 (10.47%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (10.47%) Nortel
16 8 (9.30%) Adobe
16 8 (9.30%) Axure RP
16 8 (9.30%) Network Design
17 7 (8.14%) CCNA
17 7 (8.14%) CCDA
17 7 (8.14%) Publishing
18 6 (6.98%) Photoshop
19 5 (5.81%) JNCIA
20 4 (4.65%) Retail

Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (3.49%) InDesign
3 3 (3.49%) InVision
3 3 (3.49%) UXPin
4 1 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.16%) MS Office
4 1 (1.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.49%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.16%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.28%) LAN
2 10 (11.63%) Internet
3 3 (3.49%) WAN
4 2 (2.33%) ATM
4 2 (2.33%) BGP
4 2 (2.33%) Frame Relay
4 2 (2.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.33%) PBX
4 2 (2.33%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (2.33%) VoIP
4 2 (2.33%) VPN
4 2 (2.33%) Wireless
4 2 (2.33%) X.21
5 1 (1.16%) DHCP
5 1 (1.16%) DNS
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 7 (8.14%) Publishing
2 4 (4.65%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (38.37%) CSS
2 32 (37.21%) HTML
3 1 (1.16%) .NET
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 51 (59.30%) User Experience
2 30 (34.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.33%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) SCADA
4 1 (1.16%) Social Media
4 1 (1.16%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (40.70%) Prototyping
3 34 (39.53%) Rapid Prototyping
4 17 (19.77%) Front End Development
5 16 (18.60%) Service Design
6 14 (16.28%) Web Design
7 10 (11.63%) Migration
7 10 (11.63%) Wireframes
8 8 (9.30%) Network Design
9 3 (3.49%) CRM
9 3 (3.49%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.49%) ITIL
9 3 (3.49%) Scrum
9 3 (3.49%) Web Application Development
10 2 (2.33%) Content Management
10 2 (2.33%) Customer Insight
11 1 (1.16%) Business Analysis
11 1 (1.16%) Competitor Analysis
11 1 (1.16%) Software Engineering
11 1 (1.16%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (33.72%) Security Cleared
2 24 (27.91%) SC Cleared
3 18 (20.93%) Degree
4 9 (10.47%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (8.14%) CCDA
5 7 (8.14%) CCNA
6 5 (5.81%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.33%) CCDP
7 2 (2.33%) CCNP
7 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.16%) MCPD
8 1 (1.16%) MCSD
8 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) Juniper
2 17 (19.77%) Cisco
3 9 (10.47%) Nortel
4 8 (9.30%) Adobe
5 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.16%) BMC
6 1 (1.16%) Citrix
6 1 (1.16%) Google
6 1 (1.16%) Remedy
6 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
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