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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 31 51 59
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 134 89 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.64% 3.09% 2.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% 3.42% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 56 32
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £24.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +63.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.85 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +16.66%
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
2554 2599 2273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.53% 90.18% 91.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1349 899
Average daily rate £382 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.55% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 97 150
Average hourly rate £17.11 £17.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -41.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
Bracknell +12 27 £323 -19.37%
Slough +18 23 £450 +63.63% 5
Reading +12 23 £413 +3.12% 5
Maidenhead +12 7 £419 +39.58%
Newbury -15 6 £340 -9.33% 1
Windsor 0 1 £250 - 1
Designer
South East

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 68 (29.69%) Telecoms
2 58 (25.33%) User Experience
3 57 (24.89%) HTML
4 54 (23.58%) CSS
5 37 (16.16%) Axure RP
5 37 (16.16%) Photoshop
6 36 (15.72%) Oracle
7 27 (11.79%) Adobe
8 25 (10.92%) SQL
9 23 (10.04%) JavaScript
9 23 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (9.61%) W3C
10 22 (9.61%) Adobe Illustrator
10 22 (9.61%) Retail
10 22 (9.61%) Web Accessibility
11 21 (9.17%) Marketing
12 20 (8.73%) Security Cleared
12 20 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (8.30%) PL/SQL
14 17 (7.42%) ETL
14 17 (7.42%) Microsoft
14 17 (7.42%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (7.42%) Billing
15 16 (6.99%) CRM
15 16 (6.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 14 (6.11%) Information Architecture
16 14 (6.11%) Java
16 14 (6.11%) Finance
17 13 (5.68%) Graphic Design
18 12 (5.24%) SOAP

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.75%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.87%) CMS
3 2 (0.87%) Lync
3 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.44%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.44%) Drupal
4 1 (0.44%) WordPress
4 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.44%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.44%) JBoss
4 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.44%) Node.js
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (16.16%) Photoshop
2 22 (9.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (6.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (3.49%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.06%) MS Excel
6 6 (2.62%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.87%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.87%) MS Office
8 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.44%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.75%) Exstream
2 4 (1.75%) Oracle BRM
3 3 (1.31%) Retail-J
3 3 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.44%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.44%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.80%) Unified Communications
2 6 (2.62%) Broadband
2 6 (2.62%) PBX
2 6 (2.62%) Firewall
3 5 (2.18%) 3G
3 5 (2.18%) VoLTE
3 5 (2.18%) LTE
4 4 (1.75%) FTP
4 4 (1.75%) RANAP
4 4 (1.75%) MVNO
4 4 (1.75%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (1.31%) 4G
5 3 (1.31%) TACACS
5 3 (1.31%) GGSN
5 3 (1.31%) DNS
5 3 (1.31%) SSL
6 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.87%) Wireless
6 2 (0.87%) IPsec
6 2 (0.87%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.93%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.18%) QlikView
4 4 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) Big Data
6 1 (0.44%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.44%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.44%) DataStage
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.44%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 37 (16.16%) Axure RP
2 11 (4.80%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.31%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.44%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
General
1 68 (29.69%) Telecoms
2 22 (9.61%) Retail
3 21 (9.17%) Marketing
4 17 (7.42%) Billing
5 14 (6.11%) Finance
6 7 (3.06%) Multimedia
7 5 (2.18%) Legal
8 4 (1.75%) Games
9 3 (1.31%) Advertising
10 2 (0.87%) Banking
10 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.44%) Back Office
11 1 (0.44%) Publishing
11 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (24.89%) HTML
2 54 (23.58%) CSS
3 12 (5.24%) SOAP
3 12 (5.24%) HTML5
4 11 (4.80%) jQuery
4 11 (4.80%) XML
5 10 (4.37%) Web Services
6 7 (3.06%) .NET
6 7 (3.06%) CSS3
7 6 (2.62%) J2EE
8 5 (2.18%) Java EE
9 4 (1.75%) JSON
9 4 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.31%) LESS
11 2 (0.87%) Sass
11 2 (0.87%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.87%) Flash
12 1 (0.44%) JMS
12 1 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
12 1 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 58 (25.33%) User Experience
2 22 (9.61%) W3C
3 20 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.68%) Graphic Design
5 7 (3.06%) Photography
6 6 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.62%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.18%) Machine to Machine
8 3 (1.31%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.31%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.87%) CMDB
9 2 (0.87%) Wiki
9 2 (0.87%) Social Network
9 2 (0.87%) Animation
9 2 (0.87%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.87%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.87%) iPhone
9 2 (0.87%) Social Media
9 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.62%) Windows
2 4 (1.75%) Linux
2 4 (1.75%) Android
3 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.87%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.44%) AIX
4 1 (0.44%) Solaris
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (9.61%) Web Accessibility
3 17 (7.42%) ETL
3 17 (7.42%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (6.99%) CRM
5 14 (6.11%) Information Architecture
6 11 (4.80%) ITIL
7 10 (4.37%) E-Commerce
7 10 (4.37%) Data Modelling
7 10 (4.37%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (3.93%) Release Management
8 9 (3.93%) Dimensional Modelling
9 8 (3.49%) Operations Management
9 8 (3.49%) eTOM
9 8 (3.49%) Validation
10 7 (3.06%) RAD
10 7 (3.06%) RUP
10 7 (3.06%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (2.62%) OpenUP
11 6 (2.62%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.92%) SQL
2 23 (10.04%) JavaScript
3 19 (8.30%) PL/SQL
4 14 (6.11%) Java
5 4 (1.75%) PHP
6 3 (1.31%) C
7 2 (0.87%) C#
7 2 (0.87%) PeopleCode
8 1 (0.44%) XAML
8 1 (0.44%) VB6
8 1 (0.44%) VB
8 1 (0.44%) ABAP
8 1 (0.44%) VBA
8 1 (0.44%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 20 (8.73%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.37%) Degree
3 9 (3.93%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.62%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.18%) CCIE
5 5 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.31%) CCNP
7 2 (0.87%) CCDA
7 2 (0.87%) CCDP
7 2 (0.87%) CCSA
7 2 (0.87%) CCSE
7 2 (0.87%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.44%) HNC
8 1 (0.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.44%) XenServer
2 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 36 (15.72%) Oracle
2 27 (11.79%) Adobe
3 17 (7.42%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.24%) VMware
5 8 (3.49%) Cisco
6 7 (3.06%) Juniper
7 6 (2.62%) IBM
8 5 (2.18%) PeopleSoft
8 5 (2.18%) HP
8 5 (2.18%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.18%) BT
9 4 (1.75%) Informatica
9 4 (1.75%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.75%) Siebel
10 3 (1.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 3 (1.31%) Remedy
11 2 (0.87%) Facebook
11 2 (0.87%) Twitter
11 2 (0.87%) Pega
11 2 (0.87%) Amdocs
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