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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 32 43 49
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 122 90 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.76% 3.57% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.33% 3.99% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 44 41
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £215 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+35.55% -18.18%
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
2290 2254 2188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.38% 89.41% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1189 1106 903
Average daily rate £388 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 74 118
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Slough +22 32 £465 +54.74% 2
Reading -14 20 £375 +15.38% 2
Bracknell +13 14 £310 -17.33% 1
Newbury -6 12 £320 -6.90% 1
Maidenhead +4 3 £450 +63.63%
Windsor -5 1 £250 -
Designer
South East

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (29.44%) Telecoms
2 64 (27.71%) User Experience
3 57 (24.68%) HTML
4 55 (23.81%) CSS
5 40 (17.32%) Photoshop
6 35 (15.15%) Axure RP
7 33 (14.29%) Oracle
8 28 (12.12%) Adobe
9 25 (10.82%) JavaScript
9 25 (10.82%) Adobe Illustrator
9 25 (10.82%) Marketing
10 22 (9.52%) Retail
11 20 (8.66%) SQL
12 19 (8.23%) W3C
12 19 (8.23%) Finance
12 19 (8.23%) Web Accessibility
13 17 (7.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 17 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (6.93%) Microsoft
14 16 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (6.93%) Security Cleared
15 15 (6.49%) VMware
15 15 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (6.06%) PL/SQL
16 14 (6.06%) Information Architecture
16 14 (6.06%) HTML5
17 13 (5.63%) Windows
17 13 (5.63%) ETL
17 13 (5.63%) Billing
17 13 (5.63%) Graphic Design

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 6 (2.60%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.73%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.30%) CMS
3 3 (1.30%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.87%) Lync
4 2 (0.87%) WordPress
5 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.43%) Node.js
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.43%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.43%) Drupal
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) JBoss
5 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 40 (17.32%) Photoshop
2 25 (10.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (7.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (3.46%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.60%) MS Excel
5 6 (2.60%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.87%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.87%) MS Office
7 1 (0.43%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Oracle BRM
2 3 (1.30%) Retail-J
2 3 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.87%) Exstream
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.43%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.43%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.73%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.90%) Unified Communications
2 4 (1.73%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (1.73%) Broadband
2 4 (1.73%) PBX
2 4 (1.73%) FTP
3 3 (1.30%) SSL
3 3 (1.30%) Firewall
3 3 (1.30%) Network Security
4 2 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.87%) LTE
4 2 (0.87%) 4G
4 2 (0.87%) FWSM
4 2 (0.87%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (0.87%) TACACS
4 2 (0.87%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.87%) Wireless
4 2 (0.87%) IPsec
4 2 (0.87%) Internet
4 2 (0.87%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.33%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.60%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.87%) QlikView
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.43%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.43%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.43%) DataStage
5 1 (0.43%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.43%) IDOL
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (15.15%) Axure RP
2 12 (5.19%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (0.87%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 68 (29.44%) Telecoms
2 25 (10.82%) Marketing
3 22 (9.52%) Retail
4 19 (8.23%) Finance
5 13 (5.63%) Billing
6 9 (3.90%) Multimedia
7 6 (2.60%) Legal
8 5 (2.16%) Banking
9 4 (1.73%) Games
9 4 (1.73%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.73%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (24.68%) HTML
2 55 (23.81%) CSS
3 14 (6.06%) HTML5
4 12 (5.19%) jQuery
4 12 (5.19%) SOAP
5 11 (4.76%) XML
6 8 (3.46%) CSS3
7 7 (3.03%) Web Services
8 6 (2.60%) REST
8 6 (2.60%) J2EE
9 5 (2.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (2.16%) LESS
9 5 (2.16%) Java EE
9 5 (2.16%) .NET
10 4 (1.73%) JSON
10 4 (1.73%) Sass
11 3 (1.30%) Middleware
12 2 (0.87%) Flash
13 1 (0.43%) JMS
13 1 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 64 (27.71%) User Experience
2 19 (8.23%) W3C
3 16 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.63%) Graphic Design
5 9 (3.90%) Photography
6 7 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.30%) Machine to Machine
8 3 (1.30%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.30%) Human Factors
8 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.30%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.30%) IVR
9 2 (0.87%) Economics
9 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.87%) AS400
9 2 (0.87%) CMDB
9 2 (0.87%) Animation
9 2 (0.87%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.87%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.63%) Windows
2 7 (3.03%) Linux
3 4 (1.73%) UNIX
4 3 (1.30%) AIX
4 3 (1.30%) Android
5 2 (0.87%) Solaris
5 2 (0.87%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.43%) zOS
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (8.23%) Web Accessibility
2 17 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (6.06%) Information Architecture
5 13 (5.63%) ETL
6 12 (5.19%) ITIL
6 12 (5.19%) CRM
6 12 (5.19%) E-Commerce
7 10 (4.33%) Service Management
7 10 (4.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (3.90%) Converged Infrastructure
8 9 (3.90%) Release Management
9 8 (3.46%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (3.46%) Operations Management
9 8 (3.46%) SOA
9 8 (3.46%) OpenUP
10 7 (3.03%) Dimensional Modelling
11 6 (2.60%) Web Development
11 6 (2.60%) eTOM
11 6 (2.60%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.82%) JavaScript
2 20 (8.66%) SQL
3 14 (6.06%) PL/SQL
4 11 (4.76%) Java
5 4 (1.73%) PHP
6 2 (0.87%) PeopleCode
7 1 (0.43%) XAML
7 1 (0.43%) VB6
7 1 (0.43%) VB
7 1 (0.43%) ABAP
7 1 (0.43%) VBA
7 1 (0.43%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 16 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.19%) Degree
3 9 (3.90%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.16%) CCIE
4 5 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.73%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.30%) CCNP
7 2 (0.87%) CCDA
7 2 (0.87%) CCDP
7 2 (0.87%) HNC
7 2 (0.87%) HND
7 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.87%) CCSA
7 2 (0.87%) CCSE
7 2 (0.87%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.43%) MCSE
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.43%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) WCAG
2 1 (0.43%) COBIT
2 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) XenServer
3 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (0.87%) Tivoli
1 2 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (14.29%) Oracle
2 28 (12.12%) Adobe
3 16 (6.93%) Microsoft
4 15 (6.49%) VMware
5 9 (3.90%) IBM
6 7 (3.03%) Cisco
7 5 (2.16%) PeopleSoft
7 5 (2.16%) Citrix
8 4 (1.73%) Siebel
9 3 (1.30%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.30%) Juniper
9 3 (1.30%) Genesys
9 3 (1.30%) HP
9 3 (1.30%) Informatica
9 3 (1.30%) Remedy
9 3 (1.30%) BT
9 3 (1.30%) Twitter
10 2 (0.87%) Facebook
10 2 (0.87%) Pega
10 2 (0.87%) ComArch
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