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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 99 84 109
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 91 126 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.77% 2.17% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 2.33% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 93 63
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.15% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £216 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.96 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +22.50%
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
4780 5413 5331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.07% 93.31% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3657 3807 3953
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 87 128
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.28 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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.

1 117 (58.21%) User Experience
2 60 (29.85%) Photoshop
3 59 (29.35%) HTML
4 55 (27.36%) CSS
5 50 (24.88%) Adobe Illustrator
6 40 (19.90%) Finance
7 39 (19.40%) JavaScript
8 37 (18.41%) Banking
8 37 (18.41%) Axure RP
9 31 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (14.43%) Android
11 27 (13.43%) Mobile App
12 26 (12.94%) Adobe
13 24 (11.94%) Apple iOS
14 20 (9.95%) HTML5
14 20 (9.95%) Usability Testing
14 20 (9.95%) Graphic Design
15 19 (9.45%) Information Architecture
16 15 (7.46%) Degree
17 14 (6.97%) Marketing
17 14 (6.97%) Rapid Prototyping
17 14 (6.97%) Retail
18 13 (6.47%) Analytics
19 11 (5.47%) CSS3
19 11 (5.47%) UX Design
19 11 (5.47%) jQuery
20 10 (4.98%) Oracle
20 10 (4.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 9 (4.48%) E-Commerce
21 9 (4.48%) Web Design

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.49%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (1.00%) CMS
3 2 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.00%) Lync
3 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 60 (29.85%) Photoshop
2 50 (24.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (4.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (2.99%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (2.99%) InDesign
5 5 (2.49%) Acrobat
6 4 (1.99%) Fireworks
6 4 (1.99%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.49%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (1.49%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.00%) Office 365
1 2 (1.00%) IaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.49%) Firewall
2 3 (1.49%) Intranet
2 3 (1.49%) Internet
3 2 (1.00%) LAN
3 2 (1.00%) WAN
3 2 (1.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.50%) Network Security
4 1 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.50%) DHCP
4 1 (0.50%) DNS
4 1 (0.50%) SSL
4 1 (0.50%) LDAP
4 1 (0.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.99%) Hadoop
1 4 (1.99%) Big Data
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.50%) Spotfire
3 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (18.41%) Axure RP
2 9 (4.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (2.99%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (1.00%) JIRA
4 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (19.90%) Finance
2 37 (18.41%) Banking
3 14 (6.97%) Retail
3 14 (6.97%) Marketing
4 8 (3.98%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.98%) Advertising
5 6 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.49%) Games
7 4 (1.99%) Publishing
8 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.00%) Legal
9 2 (1.00%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.00%) Billing
10 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (29.35%) HTML
2 55 (27.36%) CSS
3 20 (9.95%) HTML5
4 11 (5.47%) CSS3
4 11 (5.47%) jQuery
5 8 (3.98%) Middleware
6 6 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (1.99%) .NET
8 3 (1.49%) DHTML
8 3 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.00%) LESS
9 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.00%) WPF
9 2 (1.00%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.50%) Ajax
10 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.50%) JSON
10 1 (0.50%) J2EE
10 1 (0.50%) Classic ASP
10 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 117 (58.21%) User Experience
2 27 (13.43%) Mobile App
3 20 (9.95%) Graphic Design
4 6 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.49%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (2.49%) Social Media
6 4 (1.99%) Human Factors
7 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.49%) Motion Graphics
7 3 (1.49%) iPhone
7 3 (1.49%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.00%) Open Source
8 2 (1.00%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.00%) BBC
8 2 (1.00%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.00%) CESG
8 2 (1.00%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.00%) NHS
8 2 (1.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.43%) Android
2 24 (11.94%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.48%) Windows
3 7 (3.48%) Linux
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (9.95%) Usability Testing
3 19 (9.45%) Information Architecture
4 14 (6.97%) Rapid Prototyping
5 13 (6.47%) Analytics
6 11 (5.47%) UX Design
7 9 (4.48%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (4.48%) Web Design
7 9 (4.48%) E-Commerce
8 7 (3.48%) Content Management
9 6 (2.99%) Project Management
10 5 (2.49%) SOA
10 5 (2.49%) People Management
10 5 (2.49%) Web Development
11 4 (1.99%) Mentoring
11 4 (1.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (1.99%) ETL
11 4 (1.99%) ITIL
11 4 (1.99%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.40%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.00%) C#
2 2 (1.00%) SQL
2 2 (1.00%) XAML
2 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.50%) C
3 1 (0.50%) Java
3 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.46%) Degree
2 5 (2.49%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.00%) CISSP
4 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.50%) PhD
4 1 (0.50%) CCNP
4 1 (0.50%) CCDP
4 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.50%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (12.94%) Adobe
2 10 (4.98%) Oracle
3 5 (2.49%) Informatica
3 5 (2.49%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.99%) F5
4 4 (1.99%) VMware
5 3 (1.49%) Ab Initio
5 3 (1.49%) Apple
6 2 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.00%) Cisco
6 2 (1.00%) IBM
6 2 (1.00%) Eloqua
6 2 (1.00%) Symantec
6 2 (1.00%) Google
6 2 (1.00%) IronPort
7 1 (0.50%) Software AG
7 1 (0.50%) Juniper
7 1 (0.50%) Facebook
7 1 (0.50%) Twitter
7 1 (0.50%) Cyber-Ark
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