The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 33 64 75
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 111 66 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.51% 2.60% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.95% 2.85% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 30
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £130 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £50.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.00% +270.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-9.30% -10.41%
Designer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2244 2317 2653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.15% 91.40% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 1018 983
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 89 84
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Designer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer across the Berkshire region.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +15 21 £375 +19.04% 3
Bracknell +10 16 £313 -16.66%
Maidenhead +9 13 £320 +326.66%
Slough +5 13 £375 -25.00%
Newbury +5 4 £413 +50.00% 1
Windsor - 2 - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Ascot - - - -
Designer
South East

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Designer in their job title.

1 49 (24.38%) Adobe
2 46 (22.89%) Photoshop
3 43 (21.39%) Telecoms
4 42 (20.90%) Adobe Illustrator
5 39 (19.40%) HTML
6 37 (18.41%) Axure RP
7 33 (16.42%) CSS
8 25 (12.44%) Android
9 23 (11.44%) Security Cleared
10 20 (9.95%) SC Cleared
10 20 (9.95%) Degree
10 20 (9.95%) Finance
10 20 (9.95%) Scrum
11 18 (8.96%) Mobile App
11 18 (8.96%) Marketing
12 17 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (8.46%) SOA
13 16 (7.96%) User Experience Design
13 16 (7.96%) OmniGraffle
14 15 (7.46%) Billing
14 15 (7.46%) SharePoint
15 14 (6.97%) Windows
15 14 (6.97%) Microsoft
15 14 (6.97%) Apple iOS
16 13 (6.47%) VoLTE
16 13 (6.47%) MS Office
17 12 (5.97%) Adobe After Effects
18 11 (5.47%) .NET
18 11 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
18 11 (5.47%) LTE

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.98%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.00%) IIS
5 1 (0.50%) Apache
5 1 (0.50%) CMS
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 46 (22.89%) Photoshop
2 42 (20.90%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (7.96%) OmniGraffle
4 13 (6.47%) MS Office
5 12 (5.97%) Adobe After Effects
6 5 (2.49%) MS Excel
7 4 (1.99%) InDesign
8 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
9 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.50%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 6 (2.99%) CSG Singleview
2 3 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.47%) VoLTE
2 11 (5.47%) LTE
3 9 (4.48%) 3G
4 7 (3.48%) RANAP
5 6 (2.99%) VPN
6 5 (2.49%) DNS
6 5 (2.49%) UMTS
6 5 (2.49%) GGSN
6 5 (2.49%) SGSN
6 5 (2.49%) Firewall
7 4 (1.99%) Internet
7 4 (1.99%) GSM
7 4 (1.99%) MPLS
8 3 (1.49%) OSPF
8 3 (1.49%) BGP
8 3 (1.49%) SMTP
8 3 (1.49%) HTTP
8 3 (1.49%) VoIP
8 3 (1.49%) DMZ
8 3 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.48%) IDOL
2 5 (2.49%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.50%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.50%) QlikView
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.50%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.50%) Big Data
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.50%) DataStage
5 1 (0.50%) DB2
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 37 (18.41%) Axure RP
2 5 (2.49%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 4 (1.99%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (1.49%) Subversion
4 3 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (1.00%) XMLSpy
5 2 (1.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 43 (21.39%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.95%) Finance
3 18 (8.96%) Marketing
4 15 (7.46%) Billing
5 10 (4.98%) Retail
6 6 (2.99%) Legal
6 6 (2.99%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.99%) Automotive
8 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.49%) Publishing
8 3 (1.49%) Electronics
9 2 (1.00%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.00%) Advertising
10 1 (0.50%) Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.50%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.50%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (19.40%) HTML
2 33 (16.42%) CSS
3 11 (5.47%) .NET
4 10 (4.98%) Flash
5 7 (3.48%) Web Services
6 6 (2.99%) XML
6 6 (2.99%) HTML5
7 5 (2.49%) CSS3
7 5 (2.49%) Middleware
8 4 (1.99%) jQuery
8 4 (1.99%) JMS
9 3 (1.49%) SOAP
9 3 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (1.49%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.49%) RESTful
10 2 (1.00%) REST
10 2 (1.00%) Sass
10 2 (1.00%) WPF
10 2 (1.00%) XSLT
10 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.96%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.47%) Animation
3 10 (4.98%) Visualisation
4 7 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.48%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.99%) W3C
6 5 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.99%) IVR
7 4 (1.99%) PKI
7 4 (1.99%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.49%) DataPower
8 3 (1.49%) Graphic Design
8 3 (1.49%) CMDB
8 3 (1.49%) Clustering
8 3 (1.49%) DTV
8 3 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.00%) Social Media
9 2 (1.00%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.00%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.44%) Android
2 14 (6.97%) Apple iOS
2 14 (6.97%) Windows
3 8 (3.98%) UNIX
4 6 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.49%) Linux
6 3 (1.49%) AIX
6 3 (1.49%) Solaris
7 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (9.95%) Scrum
2 17 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (8.46%) SOA
3 16 (7.96%) User Experience Design
4 11 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (4.48%) Data Modelling
6 8 (3.98%) Analytics
7 7 (3.48%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (3.48%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (3.48%) ITIL
7 7 (3.48%) Validation
7 7 (3.48%) Migration
8 6 (2.99%) UML
8 6 (2.99%) E-Commerce
8 6 (2.99%) Data Migration
9 5 (2.49%) Use Case
9 5 (2.49%) Network Design
9 5 (2.49%) Web Analytics
9 5 (2.49%) Web Accessibility
9 5 (2.49%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.98%) SQL
2 8 (3.98%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.48%) Java
4 6 (2.99%) C#
5 2 (1.00%) C++
5 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.50%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.50%) Perl
6 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (11.44%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.95%) Degree
2 20 (9.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.99%) CISSP
3 6 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.99%) CCSP
6 3 (1.49%) CCIE
7 2 (1.00%) CCNP
7 2 (1.00%) CCSA
7 2 (1.00%) CCSE
8 1 (0.50%) CCDP
8 1 (0.50%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.49%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.99%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.49%) Terminal Services
2 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.50%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 2 (1.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 49 (24.38%) Adobe
2 14 (6.97%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.48%) Cisco
4 6 (2.99%) Oracle
4 6 (2.99%) Meridio
5 5 (2.49%) Appcelerator
6 4 (1.99%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (1.99%) VMware
6 4 (1.99%) SAP
6 4 (1.99%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.99%) Remedy
7 3 (1.49%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.49%) webMethods
7 3 (1.49%) HP
7 3 (1.49%) Software AG
7 3 (1.49%) Juniper
7 3 (1.49%) BMC
7 3 (1.49%) Informatica
7 3 (1.49%) Teradata
7 3 (1.49%) Unica
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