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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 44 74 83
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 90 60 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.59% 2.29% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.97% 2.49% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 24
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £75 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +188.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £28.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-24.34% +19.79%
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
2265 2409 2646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.46% 92.02% 90.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1185 1155 974
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 91 106
Average hourly rate £17.29 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 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 October 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
Slough -4 18 £425 -5.55% 2
Bracknell +7 13 £313 -16.66% 2
Reading +6 13 £430 +142.25% 3
Maidenhead +4 6 - -
Windsor -2 3 - -
Newbury -3 1 £575 +21.05% 1
Ascot - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Designer
South East

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 58 (28.71%) User Experience
2 50 (24.75%) Telecoms
3 38 (18.81%) Adobe
4 35 (17.33%) HTML
4 35 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (16.83%) Photoshop
6 33 (16.34%) Axure RP
7 32 (15.84%) CSS
7 32 (15.84%) Adobe Illustrator
8 29 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (12.87%) Billing
10 23 (11.39%) Security Cleared
11 21 (10.40%) Mobile App
12 19 (9.41%) Android
12 19 (9.41%) Microsoft
13 18 (8.91%) Windows
13 18 (8.91%) SC Cleared
13 18 (8.91%) Degree
13 18 (8.91%) Finance
13 18 (8.91%) Scrum
14 17 (8.42%) Validation
14 17 (8.42%) SOA
15 16 (7.92%) SharePoint
15 16 (7.92%) VoLTE
16 15 (7.43%) LTE
17 14 (6.93%) MS Office
18 13 (6.44%) Apple iOS
18 13 (6.44%) UX Design
19 12 (5.94%) OmniGraffle
20 11 (5.45%) 3G

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 16 (7.92%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.96%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.98%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.98%) Apache
3 4 (1.98%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.99%) IIS
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.50%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 34 (16.83%) Photoshop
2 32 (15.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (6.93%) MS Office
4 12 (5.94%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (2.97%) MS Excel
5 6 (2.97%) Adobe After Effects
6 4 (1.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.99%) InDesign
9 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.50%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 7 (3.47%) CSG Singleview
2 5 (2.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.99%) Exstream
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.92%) VoLTE
2 15 (7.43%) LTE
3 11 (5.45%) 3G
4 9 (4.46%) MVNO
5 8 (3.96%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (3.47%) RANAP
7 6 (2.97%) SSH
7 6 (2.97%) SSL
8 5 (2.48%) Broadband
8 5 (2.48%) Internet
8 5 (2.48%) 4G
9 4 (1.98%) GGSN
9 4 (1.98%) SGSN
9 4 (1.98%) GSM
9 4 (1.98%) UMTS
9 4 (1.98%) DNS
10 3 (1.49%) DMZ
10 3 (1.49%) WAN
10 3 (1.49%) SMTP
10 3 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.48%) IDOL
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.99%) QlikView
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.50%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (16.34%) Axure RP
2 5 (2.48%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 5 (2.48%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (1.98%) GCC
4 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.99%) XMLSpy
5 2 (0.99%) Subversion
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (24.75%) Telecoms
2 26 (12.87%) Billing
3 18 (8.91%) Finance
4 11 (5.45%) Retail
5 10 (4.95%) Marketing
6 6 (2.97%) Legal
6 6 (2.97%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.98%) Automotive
8 3 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.49%) Publishing
8 3 (1.49%) Electronics
9 2 (0.99%) Multimedia
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
10 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (17.33%) HTML
2 32 (15.84%) CSS
3 11 (5.45%) .NET
4 9 (4.46%) Flash
5 7 (3.47%) Web Services
6 5 (2.48%) HTML5
6 5 (2.48%) CSS3
7 4 (1.98%) XML
7 4 (1.98%) Middleware
7 4 (1.98%) jQuery
8 3 (1.49%) VXML
8 3 (1.49%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.49%) JMS
8 3 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (1.49%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.99%) XSLT
9 2 (0.99%) RESTful
9 2 (0.99%) WPF
10 1 (0.50%) REST
10 1 (0.50%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 58 (28.71%) User Experience
2 29 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (10.40%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.95%) Visualisation
5 8 (3.96%) W3C
5 8 (3.96%) IVR
6 7 (3.47%) Smartphone
7 6 (2.97%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.97%) Animation
7 6 (2.97%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.48%) CMDB
9 4 (1.98%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.98%) PKI
10 3 (1.49%) Machine to Machine
10 3 (1.49%) Clustering
10 3 (1.49%) DTV
10 3 (1.49%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.49%) DataPower
11 2 (0.99%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.41%) Android
2 18 (8.91%) Windows
3 13 (6.44%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.96%) UNIX
6 7 (3.47%) Solaris
7 5 (2.48%) Linux
8 3 (1.49%) AIX
9 2 (0.99%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (8.91%) Scrum
3 17 (8.42%) Validation
3 17 (8.42%) SOA
4 13 (6.44%) UX Design
5 10 (4.95%) E-Commerce
5 10 (4.95%) Data Modelling
6 9 (4.46%) ITIL
6 9 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (4.46%) Project Management
7 8 (3.96%) Migration
7 8 (3.96%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (3.96%) Mentoring
8 7 (3.47%) Coaching
8 7 (3.47%) Web Accessibility
8 7 (3.47%) ITSM
8 7 (3.47%) CRM
9 6 (2.97%) Service Management
9 6 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (2.97%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.45%) Java
2 7 (3.47%) JavaScript
2 7 (3.47%) C#
2 7 (3.47%) SQL
3 5 (2.48%) Perl
4 4 (1.98%) Korn
5 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.99%) C++
6 1 (0.50%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 23 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.91%) Degree
2 18 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (2.48%) CISSP
4 4 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.49%) CCSP
6 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.99%) CCSA
6 2 (0.99%) CCSE
7 1 (0.50%) CCNP
7 1 (0.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.97%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.98%) Hyper-V
1 4 (1.98%) OpenSSH
2 3 (1.49%) Terminal Services
2 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.50%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 2 (0.99%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (18.81%) Adobe
2 19 (9.41%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.95%) Cisco
4 8 (3.96%) Oracle
5 6 (2.97%) HP
5 6 (2.97%) Remedy
6 5 (2.48%) BMC
6 5 (2.48%) VMware
6 5 (2.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (2.48%) Appcelerator
7 4 (1.98%) Meridio
8 3 (1.49%) Teradata
8 3 (1.49%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.49%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.49%) webMethods
8 3 (1.49%) Software AG
8 3 (1.49%) Juniper
8 3 (1.49%) SAP
9 2 (0.99%) Nokia
9 2 (0.99%) Talend
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