The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 96 101 113
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 104 107 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.05% 1.81% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.93% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 87 59
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £638 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.37 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
4733 5540 5243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.22% 93.68% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3632 4003 3913
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £30.83 £51.36
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 the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Designer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 30 January 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 118 (55.66%) User Experience
2 65 (30.66%) HTML
3 64 (30.19%) Photoshop
4 58 (27.36%) CSS
5 53 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 44 (20.75%) Finance
7 42 (19.81%) JavaScript
8 38 (17.92%) Banking
9 36 (16.98%) Axure RP
10 34 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (14.15%) Adobe
12 28 (13.21%) Android
13 26 (12.26%) Mobile App
14 22 (10.38%) HTML5
14 22 (10.38%) Apple iOS
14 22 (10.38%) Degree
14 22 (10.38%) Graphic Design
15 19 (8.96%) Usability Testing
16 16 (7.55%) Information Architecture
16 16 (7.55%) Retail
16 16 (7.55%) Marketing
17 14 (6.60%) Analytics
18 13 (6.13%) Rapid Prototyping
18 13 (6.13%) CSS3
19 12 (5.66%) UX Design
19 12 (5.66%) Web Design
19 12 (5.66%) Oracle
19 12 (5.66%) Responsive Web Design
19 12 (5.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 11 (5.19%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (1.42%) Lync
2 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (1.42%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.42%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.94%) CMS
3 2 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (0.94%) Moodle
3 2 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.47%) WordPress
4 1 (0.47%) Apache
Applications
1 64 (30.19%) Photoshop
2 53 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (5.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (3.77%) InDesign
5 7 (3.30%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (2.36%) Acrobat
7 4 (1.89%) Fireworks
7 4 (1.89%) MS Visio
7 4 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (1.89%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (1.42%) CINEMA 4D
8 3 (1.42%) MS Office
9 1 (0.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Siebel Analytics
1 3 (1.42%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.47%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.42%) Office 365
2 2 (0.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.77%) Firewall
2 4 (1.89%) LDAP
2 4 (1.89%) DHCP
2 4 (1.89%) DNS
2 4 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.42%) Unified Communications
3 3 (1.42%) Intranet
4 2 (0.94%) LAN
4 2 (0.94%) WAN
4 2 (0.94%) Internet
5 1 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.89%) Big Data
1 4 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 4 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.47%) Spotfire
3 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 36 (16.98%) Axure RP
2 9 (4.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (3.77%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (1.42%) JIRA
5 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.47%) Maven
6 1 (0.47%) Selenium
6 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.47%) JUnit
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 44 (20.75%) Finance
2 38 (17.92%) Banking
3 16 (7.55%) Retail
3 16 (7.55%) Marketing
4 8 (3.77%) Advertising
4 8 (3.77%) Games
4 8 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.83%) Publishing
7 5 (2.36%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.89%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.42%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.94%) Legal
10 2 (0.94%) Billing
11 1 (0.47%) Electronics
11 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.47%) Automotive
11 1 (0.47%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (30.66%) HTML
2 58 (27.36%) CSS
3 22 (10.38%) HTML5
4 13 (6.13%) CSS3
5 11 (5.19%) jQuery
6 9 (4.25%) Middleware
7 6 (2.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (2.83%) .NET
8 4 (1.89%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.42%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.42%) DHTML
9 3 (1.42%) Flash
10 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.94%) LESS
10 2 (0.94%) Classic ASP
10 2 (0.94%) J2EE
10 2 (0.94%) WPF
10 2 (0.94%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.47%) Spring
11 1 (0.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 118 (55.66%) User Experience
2 26 (12.26%) Mobile App
3 22 (10.38%) Graphic Design
4 7 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.83%) Social Media
6 5 (2.36%) E-Learning
6 5 (2.36%) CESG
6 5 (2.36%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.89%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (1.89%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.89%) Human Factors
7 4 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.42%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.42%) iPhone
8 3 (1.42%) RMADS
8 3 (1.42%) Motion Graphics
9 2 (0.94%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.94%) NHS
9 2 (0.94%) W3C
9 2 (0.94%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.21%) Android
2 22 (10.38%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.30%) Windows
4 6 (2.83%) Linux
5 1 (0.47%) UNIX
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (8.96%) Usability Testing
3 16 (7.55%) Information Architecture
4 14 (6.60%) Analytics
5 13 (6.13%) Rapid Prototyping
6 12 (5.66%) UX Design
6 12 (5.66%) Web Design
6 12 (5.66%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (4.25%) ITIL
7 9 (4.25%) E-Commerce
8 8 (3.77%) Project Management
8 8 (3.77%) Service Management
9 7 (3.30%) Content Management
9 7 (3.30%) ETL
10 6 (2.83%) ITIL V3
10 6 (2.83%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (2.83%) Risk Management
10 6 (2.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (2.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (19.81%) JavaScript
2 6 (2.83%) SQL
3 4 (1.89%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.42%) Java
4 3 (1.42%) C#
5 1 (0.47%) XAML
5 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (10.38%) Degree
2 8 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.36%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.36%) CISSP
4 1 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.47%) CCNP
4 1 (0.47%) CCDP
4 1 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.42%) SLA
3 2 (0.94%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 3 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (14.15%) Adobe
2 12 (5.66%) Oracle
3 8 (3.77%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.36%) Informatica
4 5 (2.36%) Cisco
5 4 (1.89%) Apple
5 4 (1.89%) VMware
5 4 (1.89%) Juniper
5 4 (1.89%) F5
6 3 (1.42%) Google
6 3 (1.42%) IronPort
6 3 (1.42%) Symantec
6 3 (1.42%) Ab Initio
6 3 (1.42%) Siebel
7 2 (0.94%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.47%) Netezza
8 1 (0.47%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.47%) webMethods
8 1 (0.47%) Software AG
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