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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 36 51 62
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 99 87 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.82% 3.31% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.28% 3.66% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 51 24
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £260 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £410 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
2314 2379 1972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.31% 90.42% 91.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1171 1194 830
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 104 114
Average hourly rate £17.13 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +1 18 £450 +73.07% 1
Bracknell -1 14 £425 +6.25% 1
Reading -2 13 £438 +9.37% 6
Maidenhead +14 11 £275 - 1
Windsor - - - -
Designer
South East

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 65 (34.39%) Telecoms
2 46 (24.34%) User Experience
3 42 (22.22%) HTML
4 40 (21.16%) CSS
5 29 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (14.29%) Oracle
7 23 (12.17%) Photoshop
7 23 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (12.17%) Axure RP
8 22 (11.64%) Billing
9 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
9 20 (10.58%) SQL
10 19 (10.05%) W3C
10 19 (10.05%) Web Accessibility
11 18 (9.52%) Adobe Illustrator
12 16 (8.47%) Validation
12 16 (8.47%) PL/SQL
12 16 (8.47%) Adobe
13 15 (7.94%) ETL
13 15 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (7.41%) JavaScript
15 12 (6.35%) LTE
16 11 (5.82%) VMware
16 11 (5.82%) ITIL
16 11 (5.82%) Data Modelling
16 11 (5.82%) MVNO
16 11 (5.82%) VoLTE
17 10 (5.29%) SOA
17 10 (5.29%) Broadband
17 10 (5.29%) E-Commerce

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.12%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.12%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.12%) Apache
2 4 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.53%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 23 (12.17%) Photoshop
2 18 (9.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.12%) MS Excel
5 3 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.59%) MS Office
6 2 (1.06%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (1.06%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (1.06%) InDesign
7 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.53%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 7 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.12%) Oracle BRM
2 4 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.59%) Exstream
4 2 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.53%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.35%) LTE
2 11 (5.82%) MVNO
2 11 (5.82%) VoLTE
3 10 (5.29%) Broadband
3 10 (5.29%) 3G
4 7 (3.70%) 4G
4 7 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (3.17%) Unified Communications
6 5 (2.65%) Firewall
6 5 (2.65%) PBX
6 5 (2.65%) DNS
6 5 (2.65%) RANAP
7 4 (2.12%) GGSN
7 4 (2.12%) SGSN
7 4 (2.12%) SSH
7 4 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.12%) SSL
8 3 (1.59%) Internet
9 2 (1.06%) HTTP
9 2 (1.06%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.17%) QlikView
4 4 (2.12%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.53%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.53%) DataStage
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.53%) IDOL
6 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.53%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) Big Data
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (12.17%) Axure RP
2 6 (3.17%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (2.12%) GCC
4 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.53%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
General
1 65 (34.39%) Telecoms
2 22 (11.64%) Billing
3 9 (4.76%) Finance
4 7 (3.70%) Retail
5 6 (3.17%) Marketing
6 4 (2.12%) Legal
7 3 (1.59%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.06%) Electronics
8 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.53%) Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (22.22%) HTML
2 40 (21.16%) CSS
3 9 (4.76%) jQuery
4 8 (4.23%) HTML5
4 8 (4.23%) Web Services
5 5 (2.65%) .NET
6 4 (2.12%) CSS3
7 3 (1.59%) VXML
7 3 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.59%) WPF
8 2 (1.06%) WCF
8 2 (1.06%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.06%) XML
8 2 (1.06%) JMS
9 1 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.53%) Middleware
9 1 (0.53%) BAPI
9 1 (0.53%) XSLT
9 1 (0.53%) Flash
9 1 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (24.34%) User Experience
2 29 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (10.05%) W3C
4 8 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.70%) IVR
6 6 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.17%) Machine to Machine
6 6 (3.17%) Graphic Design
6 6 (3.17%) CMDB
7 4 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.59%) Photography
8 3 (1.59%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.06%) iPhone
9 2 (1.06%) Animation
9 2 (1.06%) DTV
9 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.53%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.53%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.65%) Windows
2 4 (2.12%) Android
2 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (2.12%) Solaris
3 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.17%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (10.05%) Web Accessibility
3 16 (8.47%) Validation
4 15 (7.94%) ETL
4 15 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (5.82%) ITIL
5 11 (5.82%) Data Modelling
6 10 (5.29%) SOA
6 10 (5.29%) E-Commerce
7 9 (4.76%) Project Management
7 9 (4.76%) Dimensional Modelling
7 9 (4.76%) eTOM
8 8 (4.23%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (4.23%) Operations Management
9 7 (3.70%) ITSM
9 7 (3.70%) Performance Management
10 6 (3.17%) Business Performance Management
10 6 (3.17%) CRM
10 6 (3.17%) Process Management
10 6 (3.17%) Customer Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.58%) SQL
2 16 (8.47%) PL/SQL
3 14 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.76%) Java
5 4 (2.12%) Korn
5 4 (2.12%) C#
5 4 (2.12%) Perl
6 3 (1.59%) C
7 1 (0.53%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.53%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) ABAP
7 1 (0.53%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 7 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.70%) Degree
4 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.65%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.12%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 27 (14.29%) Oracle
2 16 (8.47%) Adobe
3 11 (5.82%) VMware
4 7 (3.70%) Remedy
4 7 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (2.65%) BMC
6 5 (2.65%) BT
6 5 (2.65%) HP
7 4 (2.12%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.12%) SAP
7 4 (2.12%) IBM
7 4 (2.12%) Siebel
7 4 (2.12%) Informatica
7 4 (2.12%) Juniper
8 3 (1.59%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.59%) Cisco
9 2 (1.06%) webMethods
9 2 (1.06%) Software AG
10 1 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
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