The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 107 119 97
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 59 70 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.75% 1.54% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.61% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 59 82
Median daily rate £394 £355 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% -5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £26.77 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+9.26% +24.51%
Designer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3203 4338 5607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.04% 95.30% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2553 3414 4119
Median daily rate £475 £451 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.32% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 67 111
Median hourly rate £17.38 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Designer in the job title.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer across the City of London region.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Designer across the City of London region.

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 76 (60.80%) User Experience
2 40 (32.00%) Wireframes
3 32 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (24.80%) HTML
5 27 (21.60%) Adobe
6 25 (20.00%) Finance
7 21 (16.80%) CSS
8 20 (16.00%) Photoshop
9 19 (15.20%) Prototyping
10 16 (12.80%) Adobe Illustrator
11 14 (11.20%) Information Architecture
11 14 (11.20%) Axure RP
11 14 (11.20%) Mobile App
12 13 (10.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 13 (10.40%) Banking
12 13 (10.40%) JavaScript
13 12 (9.60%) E-Commerce
13 12 (9.60%) Advertising
13 12 (9.60%) HTML5
14 11 (8.80%) Service Design
15 10 (8.00%) InVision
15 10 (8.00%) Degree
16 9 (7.20%) OmniGraffle
17 8 (6.40%) Typography
17 8 (6.40%) Retail
17 8 (6.40%) Web Design
17 8 (6.40%) Apple iOS
17 8 (6.40%) Time Management
17 8 (6.40%) Android
18 7 (5.60%) Usability Testing

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.40%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.40%) WordPress
3 2 (1.60%) CMS
3 2 (1.60%) Marvel
3 2 (1.60%) SAS
4 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.80%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (16.00%) Photoshop
2 16 (12.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (10.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (8.00%) InVision
5 9 (7.20%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (1.60%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (1.60%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (1.60%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.60%) Flinto
6 2 (1.60%) GIMP
6 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.80%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.80%) InDesign
7 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.60%) GitHub
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.80%) IaaS
4 1 (0.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.80%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.80%) Network Security
2 4 (3.20%) Internet
3 3 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (2.40%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (2.40%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (2.40%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (2.40%) Intranet
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (1.60%) Firewall
4 2 (1.60%) Wireless
5 1 (0.80%) LAN
5 1 (0.80%) snoop
5 1 (0.80%) SSL
5 1 (0.80%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.80%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (11.20%) Axure RP
2 6 (4.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (3.20%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.80%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.80%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.80%) Grunt
5 1 (0.80%) gulp
5 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.80%) JIRA
5 1 (0.80%) NCrunch
5 1 (0.80%) NUnit
5 1 (0.80%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (10.40%) Banking
3 12 (9.60%) Advertising
4 8 (6.40%) Retail
5 7 (5.60%) Marketing
5 7 (5.60%) Publishing
6 6 (4.80%) Games
7 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.60%) Legal
8 2 (1.60%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.60%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.80%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.80%) Front Office
9 1 (0.80%) German Language
9 1 (0.80%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.80%) HTML
2 21 (16.80%) CSS
3 12 (9.60%) HTML5
4 6 (4.80%) jQuery
5 3 (2.40%) CSS3
5 3 (2.40%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.60%) .NET
6 2 (1.60%) Apache Flex
6 2 (1.60%) Flash
6 2 (1.60%) Framer.js
6 2 (1.60%) LESS
6 2 (1.60%) Middleware
6 2 (1.60%) Sass
6 2 (1.60%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.80%) Ajax
7 1 (0.80%) J2EE
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (0.80%) SOAP
7 1 (0.80%) Web Services
7 1 (0.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 76 (60.80%) User Experience
2 14 (11.20%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.60%) Digital Media
3 7 (5.60%) Visualisation
4 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.20%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.60%) Animation
6 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.60%) Equities
6 2 (1.60%) Fintech
6 2 (1.60%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.60%) iPhone
6 2 (1.60%) IVR
6 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.60%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Motion Graphics
6 2 (1.60%) Psychology
6 2 (1.60%) Social Media
7 1 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.40%) Android
1 8 (6.40%) Apple iOS
2 5 (4.00%) Windows
3 3 (2.40%) Linux
3 3 (2.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (32.00%) Wireframes
2 32 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (15.20%) Prototyping
4 14 (11.20%) Information Architecture
5 12 (9.60%) E-Commerce
6 11 (8.80%) Service Design
7 8 (6.40%) Time Management
7 8 (6.40%) Typography
7 8 (6.40%) Web Design
8 7 (5.60%) Project Management
8 7 (5.60%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (5.60%) Usability Testing
8 7 (5.60%) Web Development
9 6 (4.80%) Scrum
9 6 (4.80%) UX Design
10 5 (4.00%) Data Visualisation
11 4 (3.20%) Analytics
11 4 (3.20%) Business Analysis
11 4 (3.20%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.40%) JavaScript
2 6 (4.80%) Java
2 6 (4.80%) PHP
3 2 (1.60%) SQL
4 1 (0.80%) ActionScript
4 1 (0.80%) C#
4 1 (0.80%) Python
4 1 (0.80%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (8.00%) Degree
2 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.40%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.40%) CCIE
3 3 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.60%) CCNP
5 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.60%) Docker
1 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) Ansible
1 2 (1.60%) Puppet
2 1 (0.80%) Control-M
2 1 (0.80%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 27 (21.60%) Adobe
2 5 (4.00%) WorldPay
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle
4 3 (2.40%) Cisco
4 3 (2.40%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.60%) Aruba
5 2 (1.60%) F5
5 2 (1.60%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.60%) VMware
6 1 (0.80%) BMC
6 1 (0.80%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.80%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.80%) Hitachi
6 1 (0.80%) IBM
6 1 (0.80%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.80%) Pega
6 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.80%) Siebel
6 1 (0.80%) Splunk
6 1 (0.80%) Telerik