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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 85 81 124
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 124 169 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.11% 2.35% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 2.54% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 114 81
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £326 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -7.00%
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 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -14.00%
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
5446 6651 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.51% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3991 4847 5151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 137 180
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £28.78 £43.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 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 19 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.

1 141 (49.82%) User Experience
2 82 (28.98%) Photoshop
3 70 (24.73%) HTML
3 70 (24.73%) Adobe
4 69 (24.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 68 (24.03%) CSS
6 56 (19.79%) Finance
7 48 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (13.07%) Banking
9 36 (12.72%) Axure RP
10 33 (11.66%) InDesign
11 31 (10.95%) Android
11 31 (10.95%) Mobile App
12 30 (10.60%) Degree
13 29 (10.25%) User Experience Design
14 28 (9.89%) Flash
15 27 (9.54%) JavaScript
16 25 (8.83%) Marketing
17 23 (8.13%) Social Media
18 22 (7.77%) Usability Testing
19 21 (7.42%) Retail
20 20 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
21 19 (6.71%) CSS3
22 16 (5.65%) OmniGraffle
22 16 (5.65%) iPhone
22 16 (5.65%) HTML5
22 16 (5.65%) E-Commerce
23 14 (4.95%) Security Cleared
23 14 (4.95%) .NET
23 14 (4.95%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 (3.18%) CMS
2 5 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.41%) Moodle
3 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.41%) Lync
3 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.06%) WordPress
4 3 (1.06%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.35%) Apache
5 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 82 (28.98%) Photoshop
2 69 (24.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 33 (11.66%) InDesign
4 16 (5.65%) OmniGraffle
5 11 (3.89%) Adobe After Effects
6 8 (2.83%) Fireworks
7 4 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (1.06%) MS Office
8 3 (1.06%) MS Excel
8 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.71%) MS Project
10 1 (0.35%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.06%) Siebel Analytics
2 3 (1.06%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.06%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (1.06%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.35%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.35%) Magento
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) Office 365
1 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.53%) Internet
2 7 (2.47%) Firewall
3 5 (1.77%) DNS
4 4 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (1.41%) DHCP
4 4 (1.41%) LDAP
5 3 (1.06%) SAN
5 3 (1.06%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.71%) HSRP
6 2 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.71%) HTTP
6 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.71%) WAN
6 2 (0.71%) Extranet
7 1 (0.35%) BGP
7 1 (0.35%) MPLS
7 1 (0.35%) OSPF
7 1 (0.35%) VPN
7 1 (0.35%) ATM
7 1 (0.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.41%) SAP BI
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.71%) DTS
6 1 (0.35%) DB2
6 1 (0.35%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 36 (12.72%) Axure RP
2 12 (4.24%) Microsoft Blend
3 11 (3.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 5 (1.77%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.71%) Maven
6 2 (0.71%) JIRA
7 1 (0.35%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.35%) JUnit
7 1 (0.35%) Selenium
7 1 (0.35%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.35%) Subversion
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.35%) Grunt
7 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.35%) Bower
General
1 56 (19.79%) Finance
2 37 (13.07%) Banking
3 25 (8.83%) Marketing
4 21 (7.42%) Retail
5 10 (3.53%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.53%) Publishing
6 9 (3.18%) Retail Banking
7 7 (2.47%) Games
8 5 (1.77%) Advertising
9 4 (1.41%) Legal
9 4 (1.41%) Front Office
9 4 (1.41%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.06%) Back Office
10 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.71%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.35%) Electronics
12 1 (0.35%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.35%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.35%) Billing
12 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (24.73%) HTML
2 68 (24.03%) CSS
3 28 (9.89%) Flash
4 19 (6.71%) CSS3
5 16 (5.65%) HTML5
6 14 (4.95%) .NET
6 14 (4.95%) WPF
7 11 (3.89%) Silverlight
8 7 (2.47%) jQuery
9 6 (2.12%) XML
10 5 (1.77%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.41%) WCF
12 3 (1.06%) Middleware
12 3 (1.06%) Ajax
12 3 (1.06%) XML Messaging
12 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 2 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
13 2 (0.71%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.71%) Spring
13 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 141 (49.82%) User Experience
2 31 (10.95%) Mobile App
3 23 (8.13%) Social Media
4 16 (5.65%) iPhone
5 13 (4.59%) Graphic Design
6 9 (3.18%) E-Learning
6 9 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.83%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.77%) Online Banking
8 5 (1.77%) CESG
8 5 (1.77%) FMCG
9 4 (1.41%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (1.41%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.06%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.06%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.06%) Copywriting
10 3 (1.06%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.06%) RMADS
11 2 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.95%) Android
2 11 (3.89%) Windows
2 11 (3.89%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.71%) Windows Phone
3 2 (0.71%) UNIX
4 1 (0.35%) Solaris
4 1 (0.35%) Linux
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (10.25%) User Experience Design
3 22 (7.77%) Usability Testing
4 20 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (5.65%) E-Commerce
6 13 (4.59%) Web Design
6 13 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (4.24%) Information Architecture
8 10 (3.53%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (3.53%) ITIL
9 9 (3.18%) Analytics
9 9 (3.18%) Rapid Prototyping
10 8 (2.83%) Service Management
11 7 (2.47%) Project Management
11 7 (2.47%) SOA
12 6 (2.12%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (2.12%) Dimensional Modelling
12 6 (2.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (2.12%) Web Development
12 6 (2.12%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.54%) JavaScript
2 11 (3.89%) XAML
3 10 (3.53%) SQL
4 9 (3.18%) ActionScript
5 8 (2.83%) C#
6 6 (2.12%) ActionScript 3.0
6 6 (2.12%) Java
7 3 (1.06%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.06%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.71%) PHP
8 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.35%) VB
9 1 (0.35%) LINC
9 1 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (10.60%) Degree
2 14 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.77%) CISSP
5 3 (1.06%) CCA
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.35%) MCSE
6 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.06%) SLA
3 2 (0.71%) COBIT
3 2 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 3 (1.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.35%) SCCM
2 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 70 (24.73%) Adobe
2 14 (4.95%) Oracle
2 14 (4.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.47%) Apple
4 6 (2.12%) DoubleClick
5 5 (1.77%) SAP
5 5 (1.77%) Cisco
5 5 (1.77%) Google
6 4 (1.41%) Cognos
6 4 (1.41%) Juniper
7 3 (1.06%) Infragistics
7 3 (1.06%) Symantec
7 3 (1.06%) Siebel
7 3 (1.06%) Netezza
7 3 (1.06%) IronPort
7 3 (1.06%) ExactTarget
8 2 (0.71%) IBM
8 2 (0.71%) Nokia
8 2 (0.71%) Sun
9 1 (0.35%) webMethods
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