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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 74 81 130
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 133 178 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.26% 2.42% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 2.61% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 119 79
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -10.41%
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
5428 6808 7223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.11% 92.50% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3937 4974 5219
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 146 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014, 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 80 (27.49%) Photoshop
2 78 (26.80%) HTML
3 75 (25.77%) Adobe
4 73 (25.09%) CSS
5 69 (23.71%) Adobe Illustrator
6 53 (18.21%) Finance
7 37 (12.71%) InDesign
8 35 (12.03%) Axure RP
9 33 (11.34%) Android
10 32 (11.00%) Banking
11 31 (10.65%) Flash
11 31 (10.65%) User Experience Design
11 31 (10.65%) Mobile App
12 27 (9.28%) Degree
13 26 (8.93%) JavaScript
14 24 (8.25%) Marketing
14 24 (8.25%) Social Media
15 23 (7.90%) Usability Testing
16 19 (6.53%) Retail
17 18 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (6.19%) iPhone
18 17 (5.84%) HTML5
18 17 (5.84%) CSS3
19 15 (5.15%) OmniGraffle
19 15 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
19 15 (5.15%) Microsoft
19 15 (5.15%) Oracle
20 14 (4.81%) Security Cleared
21 13 (4.47%) Information Architecture
21 13 (4.47%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 9 (3.09%) CMS
2 6 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.37%) Moodle
4 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.03%) Lync
4 3 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.03%) WordPress
5 2 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.34%) Drupal
6 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 80 (27.49%) Photoshop
2 69 (23.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 37 (12.71%) InDesign
4 15 (5.15%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (3.44%) Adobe After Effects
6 8 (2.75%) Fireworks
7 6 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (1.03%) MS Office
8 3 (1.03%) MS Excel
8 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.03%) Siebel Analytics
2 3 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.03%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (1.03%) SAP BPC
2 3 (1.03%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.34%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.34%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.44%) Internet
2 7 (2.41%) Firewall
3 5 (1.72%) DNS
4 4 (1.37%) SAN
4 4 (1.37%) LDAP
4 4 (1.37%) DHCP
4 4 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.69%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.69%) HSRP
5 2 (0.69%) WAN
5 2 (0.69%) HTTP
5 2 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.69%) Extranet
6 1 (0.34%) MPLS
6 1 (0.34%) OSPF
6 1 (0.34%) BGP
6 1 (0.34%) VLAN
6 1 (0.34%) Intranet
6 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.37%) SAP BI
3 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.69%) DTS
6 1 (0.34%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.34%) DB2
6 1 (0.34%) QlikView
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (12.03%) Axure RP
2 12 (4.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 11 (3.78%) Microsoft Blend
4 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.37%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.69%) Maven
5 2 (0.69%) JIRA
5 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.34%) Grunt
6 1 (0.34%) Bower
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.34%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.34%) Selenium
6 1 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.34%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.34%) Subversion
6 1 (0.34%) JUnit
General
1 53 (18.21%) Finance
2 32 (11.00%) Banking
3 24 (8.25%) Marketing
4 19 (6.53%) Retail
5 10 (3.44%) Publishing
6 8 (2.75%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.75%) Retail Banking
7 6 (2.06%) Games
7 6 (2.06%) Advertising
8 4 (1.37%) Legal
8 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.37%) Front Office
9 3 (1.03%) Back Office
9 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.69%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Automotive
11 1 (0.34%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (26.80%) HTML
2 73 (25.09%) CSS
3 31 (10.65%) Flash
4 17 (5.84%) HTML5
4 17 (5.84%) CSS3
5 13 (4.47%) WPF
5 13 (4.47%) .NET
6 10 (3.44%) Silverlight
7 7 (2.41%) jQuery
8 6 (2.06%) XML
9 5 (1.72%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.37%) WCF
11 3 (1.03%) XML Messaging
11 3 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (1.03%) Ajax
12 2 (0.69%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.69%) Middleware
12 2 (0.69%) XSLT
12 2 (0.69%) Web Services
12 2 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.65%) Mobile App
2 24 (8.25%) Social Media
3 18 (6.19%) iPhone
4 11 (3.78%) Graphic Design
5 9 (3.09%) E-Learning
6 8 (2.75%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.72%) Online Banking
7 5 (1.72%) FMCG
8 4 (1.37%) Copywriting
8 4 (1.37%) CESG
9 3 (1.03%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.03%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.03%) RMADS
9 3 (1.03%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.69%) Human Factors
10 2 (0.69%) Photography
10 2 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.34%) Android
2 11 (3.78%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.44%) Windows
4 2 (0.69%) Linux
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (0.69%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.34%) Solaris
5 1 (0.34%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (10.65%) User Experience Design
2 23 (7.90%) Usability Testing
3 18 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (4.47%) E-Commerce
5 13 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (4.47%) Information Architecture
6 12 (4.12%) Web Design
7 10 (3.44%) Rapid Prototyping
7 10 (3.44%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (3.44%) Analytics
8 9 (3.09%) ITIL
9 7 (2.41%) SOA
9 7 (2.41%) Project Management
9 7 (2.41%) Service Management
10 6 (2.06%) ETL
10 6 (2.06%) CRM
10 6 (2.06%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (2.06%) Dimensional Modelling
10 6 (2.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.93%) JavaScript
2 10 (3.44%) ActionScript
2 10 (3.44%) XAML
3 9 (3.09%) SQL
4 7 (2.41%) C#
5 6 (2.06%) Java
5 6 (2.06%) ActionScript 3.0
6 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.03%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.69%) PHP
7 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.34%) VB6
8 1 (0.34%) LINC
8 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (9.28%) Degree
2 14 (4.81%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.37%) CISSP
5 3 (1.03%) CCA
6 1 (0.34%) MCSE
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.03%) SLA
2 3 (1.03%) QA
3 2 (0.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.34%) SCCM
2 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (25.77%) Adobe
2 15 (5.15%) Oracle
2 15 (5.15%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.41%) Cisco
3 7 (2.41%) Apple
4 6 (2.06%) DoubleClick
5 5 (1.72%) SAP
6 4 (1.37%) Cognos
6 4 (1.37%) Juniper
6 4 (1.37%) Google
6 4 (1.37%) VMware
7 3 (1.03%) ExactTarget
7 3 (1.03%) Netezza
7 3 (1.03%) Infragistics
7 3 (1.03%) Siebel
8 2 (0.69%) Sun
8 2 (0.69%) Nokia
8 2 (0.69%) IBM
8 2 (0.69%) Symantec
8 2 (0.69%) IronPort
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Good market rate plus expenses
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 20 days ago