The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 74 114 136
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 162 85 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.51% 1.36% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 1.47% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 56 60
Average daily rate £363 £353 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% -10.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £238 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+19.51% -13.68%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5961 5787 7412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.36% 92.86% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4275 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Designer
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 63 (24.14%) HTML
2 56 (21.46%) CSS
3 54 (20.69%) Photoshop
3 54 (20.69%) Adobe
4 50 (19.16%) Finance
5 39 (14.94%) Adobe Illustrator
6 35 (13.41%) Banking
7 28 (10.73%) Axure RP
8 26 (9.96%) Oracle
9 23 (8.81%) Microsoft
10 22 (8.43%) JavaScript
10 22 (8.43%) Retail
11 21 (8.05%) E-Commerce
12 20 (7.66%) OmniGraffle
13 19 (7.28%) jQuery
13 19 (7.28%) InDesign
14 18 (6.90%) Flash
14 18 (6.90%) Social Media
15 17 (6.51%) Responsive Web Design
15 17 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (6.51%) Degree
16 16 (6.13%) Data Modelling
16 16 (6.13%) XML
17 15 (5.75%) MS PowerPoint
17 15 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (5.75%) Mobile App
17 15 (5.75%) Android
18 14 (5.36%) Windows
19 13 (4.98%) SOA
19 13 (4.98%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (2.30%) WebLogic
2 5 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.15%) CMS
4 2 (0.77%) IIS
4 2 (0.77%) SAS
4 2 (0.77%) CICS
4 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.77%) Confluence
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Foundation
5 1 (0.38%) WordPress
5 1 (0.38%) Drupal
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 54 (20.69%) Photoshop
2 39 (14.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (7.66%) OmniGraffle
4 19 (7.28%) InDesign
5 15 (5.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (3.83%) Adobe After Effects
7 9 (3.45%) MS Excel
8 7 (2.68%) MS Office
9 6 (2.30%) Fireworks
10 4 (1.53%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.77%) MS Project
12 1 (0.38%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.38%) SPSS
12 1 (0.38%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.38%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) SaaS
2 1 (0.38%) PaaS
2 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.30%) Internet
1 6 (2.30%) Firewall
2 4 (1.53%) Kerberos
2 4 (1.53%) VPN
2 4 (1.53%) DNS
2 4 (1.53%) LDAP
3 3 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (1.15%) DMZ
3 3 (1.15%) SAN
3 3 (1.15%) SSL
4 2 (0.77%) LAN
4 2 (0.77%) WAN
5 1 (0.38%) FWSM
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.38%) NAS
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (0.38%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.68%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.53%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.15%) MySQL
5 2 (0.77%) DB2
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.77%) Big Data
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.38%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.38%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 28 (10.73%) Axure RP
2 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Blend
3 7 (2.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (1.53%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.77%) MSI
5 2 (0.77%) JIRA
5 2 (0.77%) WiX
6 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.38%) FindBugs
6 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.38%) Maven
6 1 (0.38%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.38%) Subversion
6 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.38%) Toad
General
1 50 (19.16%) Finance
2 35 (13.41%) Banking
3 22 (8.43%) Retail
4 11 (4.21%) Marketing
5 6 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.92%) Advertising
7 4 (1.53%) Publishing
8 3 (1.15%) Billing
8 3 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.77%) Back Office
9 2 (0.77%) Games
9 2 (0.77%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
10 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (24.14%) HTML
2 56 (21.46%) CSS
3 19 (7.28%) jQuery
4 18 (6.90%) Flash
5 16 (6.13%) XML
6 13 (4.98%) .NET
6 13 (4.98%) HTML5
7 11 (4.21%) CSS3
8 9 (3.45%) Middleware
8 9 (3.45%) WPF
9 7 (2.68%) Silverlight
10 6 (2.30%) Web Services
11 5 (1.92%) Ajax
11 5 (1.92%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.92%) XHTML
11 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.53%) SOAP
12 4 (1.53%) WCF
13 3 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
13 3 (1.15%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.90%) Social Media
2 15 (5.75%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.98%) Visualisation
4 8 (3.07%) iPhone
4 8 (3.07%) Graphic Design
5 7 (2.68%) E-Learning
6 6 (2.30%) PKI
7 5 (1.92%) Photography
7 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.15%) Animation
8 3 (1.15%) Psychology
8 3 (1.15%) Copywriting
8 3 (1.15%) Clustering
8 3 (1.15%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.15%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.77%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Motion Graphics
10 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.75%) Android
2 14 (5.36%) Windows
3 6 (2.30%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.53%) Linux
5 3 (1.15%) UNIX
6 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (8.05%) E-Commerce
2 17 (6.51%) Responsive Web Design
2 17 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (6.13%) Data Modelling
4 15 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (4.98%) SOA
5 13 (4.98%) Web Design
5 13 (4.98%) Usability Testing
6 11 (4.21%) Content Management
6 11 (4.21%) B2B
7 9 (3.45%) User Experience Design
8 8 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (3.07%) Validation
9 7 (2.68%) Migration
9 7 (2.68%) CRM
9 7 (2.68%) UML
9 7 (2.68%) ETL
10 6 (2.30%) Information Architecture
10 6 (2.30%) Time Management
10 6 (2.30%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.43%) JavaScript
2 13 (4.98%) SQL
3 10 (3.83%) Java
4 7 (2.68%) XAML
4 7 (2.68%) C#
5 4 (1.53%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.77%) ActionScript
6 2 (0.77%) COBOL
6 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.38%) R
7 1 (0.38%) Korn
7 1 (0.38%) JCL
7 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (6.51%) Degree
2 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) GIAC
4 1 (0.38%) CISA
4 1 (0.38%) CCA
4 1 (0.38%) CISSP
4 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.38%) CCIE
4 1 (0.38%) PhD
4 1 (0.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.53%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.15%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.15%) XenApp
2 3 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.77%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.38%) SCCM
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 54 (20.69%) Adobe
2 26 (9.96%) Oracle
3 23 (8.81%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.21%) VMware
5 6 (2.30%) Cisco
5 6 (2.30%) Apple
6 5 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.15%) ATG
7 3 (1.15%) Infragistics
7 3 (1.15%) IBM
7 3 (1.15%) Citrix
8 2 (0.77%) Cognos
8 2 (0.77%) BMC
8 2 (0.77%) HP
8 2 (0.77%) EMC
8 2 (0.77%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.77%) StreamServe
8 2 (0.77%) Google
8 2 (0.77%) Cerillion
9 1 (0.38%) F5
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