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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 41 35 68
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 95 109 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.62% 4.45% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.06% 4.89% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 46 35
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £300 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.01 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+61.95% -2.32%
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
2339 2231 2349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.14% 91.17% 91.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1122 1040
Average daily rate £386 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 68 92
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.09 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Reading +9 35 £345 -8.00% 8
Newbury +4 19 £485 +17.57%
Slough +4 11 £450 +20.00% 1
Bracknell -16 7 £275 -12.00% 3
Maidenhead -8 1 £375 +17.18%
Designer
South East

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 73 (34.11%) User Experience
2 60 (28.04%) Telecoms
3 46 (21.50%) HTML
3 46 (21.50%) CSS
4 40 (18.69%) Oracle
5 36 (16.82%) Axure RP
6 34 (15.89%) Adobe
7 32 (14.95%) Photoshop
8 28 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (12.62%) Adobe Illustrator
10 21 (9.81%) Finance
11 20 (9.35%) Marketing
11 20 (9.35%) JavaScript
11 20 (9.35%) W3C
11 20 (9.35%) Web Accessibility
12 17 (7.94%) Service Management
12 17 (7.94%) Project Management
12 17 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (7.48%) Degree
14 15 (7.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 14 (6.54%) Linux
15 14 (6.54%) CRM
15 14 (6.54%) Microsoft
16 13 (6.07%) Windows
17 12 (5.61%) Security Cleared
17 12 (5.61%) Retail
17 12 (5.61%) Billing
18 11 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
19 10 (4.67%) 3G
19 10 (4.67%) Information Architecture

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (3.27%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.80%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.80%) CMS
3 5 (2.34%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.40%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (0.93%) WordPress
5 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (0.93%) Lync
5 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.47%) Node.js
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.47%) IIS
6 1 (0.47%) JBoss
6 1 (0.47%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.47%) Drupal
6 1 (0.47%) Jetty
Applications
1 32 (14.95%) Photoshop
2 27 (12.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (7.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (3.27%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (2.34%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.40%) MS Office
6 3 (1.40%) MS Excel
6 3 (1.40%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.93%) InDesign
8 1 (0.47%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Maximo
1 2 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.87%) SaaS
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.67%) 3G
2 8 (3.74%) LTE
3 7 (3.27%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (2.80%) Unified Communications
4 6 (2.80%) Internet
4 6 (2.80%) Diameter Protocol
5 5 (2.34%) VoLTE
5 5 (2.34%) MVNO
5 5 (2.34%) Network Security
5 5 (2.34%) RANAP
6 4 (1.87%) GGSN
6 4 (1.87%) IPsec
6 4 (1.87%) 2G
6 4 (1.87%) DNS
7 3 (1.40%) SSL
7 3 (1.40%) MPLS
7 3 (1.40%) FTP
7 3 (1.40%) VPN
7 3 (1.40%) RNC
7 3 (1.40%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.74%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.34%) Star Schema
4 4 (1.87%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.47%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.47%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.47%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 36 (16.82%) Axure RP
2 7 (3.27%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (2.34%) JIRA
4 4 (1.87%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Blend
5 3 (1.40%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
General
1 60 (28.04%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.81%) Finance
3 20 (9.35%) Marketing
4 12 (5.61%) Retail
4 12 (5.61%) Billing
5 5 (2.34%) Banking
5 5 (2.34%) Multimedia
5 5 (2.34%) Legal
6 4 (1.87%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.87%) Advertising
7 2 (0.93%) Electronics
7 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (21.50%) HTML
1 46 (21.50%) CSS
2 10 (4.67%) HTML5
3 8 (3.74%) SOAP
3 8 (3.74%) jQuery
4 7 (3.27%) XML
4 7 (3.27%) REST
4 7 (3.27%) CSS3
5 6 (2.80%) Sass
5 6 (2.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (1.87%) LESS
6 4 (1.87%) Flash
6 4 (1.87%) JSON
6 4 (1.87%) Middleware
7 3 (1.40%) Web Services
8 2 (0.93%) XHTML
8 2 (0.93%) Java EE
8 2 (0.93%) WebCenter
8 2 (0.93%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.47%) React
Miscellaneous
1 73 (34.11%) User Experience
2 28 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (9.35%) W3C
4 7 (3.27%) Social Media
5 5 (2.34%) Photography
5 5 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.34%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.34%) Graphic Design
6 4 (1.87%) IVR
7 3 (1.40%) Animation
7 3 (1.40%) AS400
7 3 (1.40%) Ergonomics
7 3 (1.40%) Human Factors
7 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.40%) iSeries
8 2 (0.93%) Social Network
8 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.93%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.93%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.54%) Linux
2 13 (6.07%) Windows
3 8 (3.74%) UNIX
4 3 (1.40%) AIX
5 1 (0.47%) Solaris
5 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.47%) zOS
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (9.35%) Web Accessibility
2 17 (7.94%) Project Management
2 17 (7.94%) Service Management
2 17 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (6.54%) CRM
4 11 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (4.67%) Information Architecture
6 8 (3.74%) Release Management
6 8 (3.74%) OpenUP
6 8 (3.74%) SOA
6 8 (3.74%) ITIL
7 7 (3.27%) ETL
7 7 (3.27%) E-Commerce
7 7 (3.27%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (2.80%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (2.80%) Content Management
9 5 (2.34%) Data Analysis
9 5 (2.34%) Validation
9 5 (2.34%) Scrum
9 5 (2.34%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.35%) JavaScript
2 7 (3.27%) SQL
3 6 (2.80%) Java
4 4 (1.87%) C
5 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.93%) PeopleCode
7 1 (0.47%) XAML
7 1 (0.47%) Groovy
7 1 (0.47%) PHP
7 1 (0.47%) ABAP
7 1 (0.47%) Python
7 1 (0.47%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 16 (7.48%) Degree
2 12 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.87%) CCIE
4 4 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.93%) CCSA
6 2 (0.93%) CCSE
6 2 (0.93%) JNCIS
6 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.93%) HNC
6 2 (0.93%) HND
6 2 (0.93%) CCNP
6 2 (0.93%) CCDA
6 2 (0.93%) CCDP
7 1 (0.47%) MCSE
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.93%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) WCAG
2 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) Tivoli
1 2 (0.93%) Netcool
1 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.47%) SCOM
2 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (18.69%) Oracle
2 34 (15.89%) Adobe
3 14 (6.54%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.27%) Ab Initio
4 7 (3.27%) VMware
5 6 (2.80%) Citrix
5 6 (2.80%) Cisco
5 6 (2.80%) IBM
6 5 (2.34%) SAP
6 5 (2.34%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (1.87%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (1.87%) Amdocs
7 4 (1.87%) Teradata
7 4 (1.87%) Pega
8 3 (1.40%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.40%) ComArch
8 3 (1.40%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.40%) Juniper
8 3 (1.40%) Genesys
8 3 (1.40%) Twitter
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