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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 41 63 69
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 102 66 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.88% 2.55% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.34% 2.81% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 26 18
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£433 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £480 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +92.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +31.57%
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
2350 2352 2202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.35% 90.99% 91.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1264 1204 898
Average daily rate £390 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 86 135
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Bracknell +9 19 £425 +6.25%
Slough 0 19 £450 +38.46%
Reading +9 17 £433 +15.33% 5
Maidenhead +5 8 £230 - 2
Newbury -3 4 £456 +52.00%
Windsor - 2 - -
Designer
South East

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 60 (29.70%) Telecoms
2 58 (28.71%) User Experience
3 42 (20.79%) HTML
4 39 (19.31%) CSS
5 36 (17.82%) Axure RP
6 32 (15.84%) Adobe
7 30 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (14.36%) Photoshop
9 28 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (12.87%) Adobe Illustrator
11 23 (11.39%) Security Cleared
11 23 (11.39%) Mobile App
12 22 (10.89%) Oracle
13 20 (9.90%) Billing
14 19 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (8.91%) W3C
15 18 (8.91%) Validation
15 18 (8.91%) Android
16 17 (8.42%) SQL
16 17 (8.42%) Web Accessibility
17 16 (7.92%) VoLTE
17 16 (7.92%) LTE
18 15 (7.43%) MS Office
18 15 (7.43%) Apple iOS
19 14 (6.93%) 3G
20 13 (6.44%) SC Cleared
21 12 (5.94%) Finance
21 12 (5.94%) Microsoft
21 12 (5.94%) PL/SQL
21 12 (5.94%) Data Modelling

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.98%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.98%) Apache
2 4 (1.98%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (0.99%) IIS
4 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.50%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 29 (14.36%) Photoshop
2 26 (12.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (7.43%) MS Office
4 9 (4.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (2.97%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (2.97%) MS Excel
6 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.49%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.99%) InDesign
8 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.50%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 7 (3.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.49%) Exstream
3 3 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.50%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.92%) LTE
1 16 (7.92%) VoLTE
2 14 (6.93%) 3G
3 11 (5.45%) MVNO
4 9 (4.46%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (4.46%) RANAP
4 9 (4.46%) Broadband
5 7 (3.47%) DNS
5 7 (3.47%) 4G
6 6 (2.97%) GGSN
6 6 (2.97%) SGSN
6 6 (2.97%) Firewall
7 5 (2.48%) Internet
7 5 (2.48%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.98%) SSH
8 4 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.98%) SSL
8 4 (1.98%) PBX
9 3 (1.49%) WAN
9 3 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.97%) QlikView
3 5 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.98%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.99%) IDOL
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) Big Data
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.50%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.50%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.50%) DataStage
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.50%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 36 (17.82%) Axure RP
2 5 (2.48%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 4 (1.98%) GCC
3 4 (1.98%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.99%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (29.70%) Telecoms
2 20 (9.90%) Billing
3 12 (5.94%) Finance
4 10 (4.95%) Retail
5 7 (3.47%) Marketing
6 4 (1.98%) Automotive
7 3 (1.49%) Legal
7 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.49%) Electronics
8 2 (0.99%) Publishing
9 1 (0.50%) Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.50%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.50%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.50%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (20.79%) HTML
2 39 (19.31%) CSS
3 9 (4.46%) Flash
3 9 (4.46%) Web Services
4 7 (3.47%) .NET
5 6 (2.97%) HTML5
5 6 (2.97%) CSS3
6 5 (2.48%) jQuery
7 4 (1.98%) XML
7 4 (1.98%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.49%) WPF
8 3 (1.49%) VXML
8 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.49%) JMS
9 2 (0.99%) XSLT
9 2 (0.99%) WCF
10 1 (0.50%) JSON
10 1 (0.50%) MDX
10 1 (0.50%) BAPI
10 1 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 58 (28.71%) User Experience
2 30 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (11.39%) Mobile App
4 18 (8.91%) W3C
5 11 (5.45%) Visualisation
6 8 (3.96%) IVR
7 7 (3.47%) Smartphone
8 6 (2.97%) CMDB
9 5 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.48%) Machine to Machine
10 3 (1.49%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.49%) Animation
10 3 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.49%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.49%) DTV
11 2 (0.99%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.99%) iPhone
11 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.50%) Photography
12 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.91%) Android
2 15 (7.43%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.46%) Windows
4 8 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.98%) Solaris
6 2 (0.99%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (8.91%) Validation
4 17 (8.42%) Web Accessibility
5 12 (5.94%) Data Modelling
5 12 (5.94%) SOA
6 11 (5.45%) ETL
6 11 (5.45%) Project Management
6 11 (5.45%) ITIL
7 10 (4.95%) E-Commerce
7 10 (4.95%) Scrum
8 9 (4.46%) Analytics
9 7 (3.47%) UX Design
9 7 (3.47%) eTOM
9 7 (3.47%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (3.47%) ITSM
10 6 (2.97%) CRM
10 6 (2.97%) Performance Management
10 6 (2.97%) Dimensional Modelling
11 5 (2.48%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.42%) SQL
2 12 (5.94%) PL/SQL
3 9 (4.46%) Java
4 8 (3.96%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.48%) Perl
5 5 (2.48%) C#
6 4 (1.98%) Korn
7 3 (1.49%) C
8 1 (0.50%) ABAP
8 1 (0.50%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.50%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 23 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.44%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.96%) Degree
4 5 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CCSP
7 1 (0.50%) CCNP
7 1 (0.50%) CISSP
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.97%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.98%) OpenSSH
2 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.50%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 2 (0.99%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 32 (15.84%) Adobe
2 22 (10.89%) Oracle
3 12 (5.94%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.96%) Remedy
4 8 (3.96%) VMware
4 8 (3.96%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 5 (2.48%) Appcelerator
5 5 (2.48%) BMC
5 5 (2.48%) SAP
5 5 (2.48%) HP
6 4 (1.98%) Cisco
6 4 (1.98%) IBM
6 4 (1.98%) Business Objects
6 4 (1.98%) Informatica
6 4 (1.98%) Juniper
6 4 (1.98%) BT
6 4 (1.98%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.49%) webMethods
7 3 (1.49%) Software AG
8 2 (0.99%) Siebel
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