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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 72 76 140
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 155 167 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.65% 2.35% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 2.54% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 114 82
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -7.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £43.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -8.16%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5382 6585 7214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.00% 92.59% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3926 4836 5254
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 170 166
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £50.90 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 28 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Designer Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 82 (26.71%) HTML
2 78 (25.41%) CSS
3 76 (24.76%) Photoshop
3 76 (24.76%) Adobe
4 63 (20.52%) Adobe Illustrator
5 52 (16.94%) Finance
6 38 (12.38%) InDesign
7 34 (11.07%) Banking
7 34 (11.07%) Android
8 33 (10.75%) Axure RP
8 33 (10.75%) Flash
9 30 (9.77%) Mobile App
10 29 (9.45%) Social Media
11 27 (8.79%) User Experience Design
12 23 (7.49%) Degree
13 22 (7.17%) Marketing
14 21 (6.84%) JavaScript
15 20 (6.51%) Usability Testing
15 20 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (6.51%) iPhone
15 20 (6.51%) OmniGraffle
16 19 (6.19%) Retail
17 16 (5.21%) Microsoft
17 16 (5.21%) E-Commerce
18 15 (4.89%) Oracle
18 15 (4.89%) CSS3
19 14 (4.56%) HTML5
20 13 (4.23%) Windows
20 13 (4.23%) Web Design
20 13 (4.23%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (2.93%) CMS
2 6 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.98%) WordPress
3 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.65%) Moodle
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.33%) Lync
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.33%) SAS
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.33%) Drupal
5 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 76 (24.76%) Photoshop
2 63 (20.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 38 (12.38%) InDesign
4 20 (6.51%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (2.93%) Adobe After Effects
7 8 (2.61%) Fireworks
8 6 (1.95%) MS Excel
9 5 (1.63%) MS Office
10 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.98%) SAP CO
1 3 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.98%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.33%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.33%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.33%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.33%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.93%) Internet
2 5 (1.63%) SAN
3 4 (1.30%) Firewall
4 2 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.65%) Extranet
4 2 (0.65%) WAN
4 2 (0.65%) HTTP
4 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.65%) HSRP
5 1 (0.33%) MVNO
5 1 (0.33%) VPN
5 1 (0.33%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) Intranet
5 1 (0.33%) ATM
5 1 (0.33%) LAN
5 1 (0.33%) VoIP
5 1 (0.33%) MPLS
5 1 (0.33%) OSPF
5 1 (0.33%) BGP
5 1 (0.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.30%) SAP BI
3 4 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.65%) Big Data
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.65%) DTS
5 2 (0.65%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.33%) Essbase
6 1 (0.33%) DB2
6 1 (0.33%) OLAP
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 33 (10.75%) Axure RP
2 11 (3.58%) Microsoft Blend
3 9 (2.93%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.65%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.33%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.33%) Subversion
6 1 (0.33%) Maven
6 1 (0.33%) JIRA
6 1 (0.33%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.33%) Toad
6 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.33%) Grunt
6 1 (0.33%) Bower
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 52 (16.94%) Finance
2 34 (11.07%) Banking
3 22 (7.17%) Marketing
4 19 (6.19%) Retail
5 10 (3.26%) Publishing
6 7 (2.28%) Advertising
7 6 (1.95%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.95%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.30%) Legal
8 4 (1.30%) Front Office
8 4 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.98%) Back Office
9 3 (0.98%) Games
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.33%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (26.71%) HTML
2 78 (25.41%) CSS
3 33 (10.75%) Flash
4 15 (4.89%) CSS3
5 14 (4.56%) HTML5
6 13 (4.23%) WPF
7 12 (3.91%) .NET
8 11 (3.58%) Silverlight
8 11 (3.58%) jQuery
9 10 (3.26%) XML
10 5 (1.63%) Ajax
10 5 (1.63%) WCF
11 4 (1.30%) Web Services
11 4 (1.30%) XHTML
12 3 (0.98%) XML Messaging
13 2 (0.65%) Middleware
13 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.65%) WF
13 2 (0.65%) XSLT
13 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.77%) Mobile App
2 29 (9.45%) Social Media
3 20 (6.51%) iPhone
4 13 (4.23%) Visualisation
5 9 (2.93%) Graphic Design
6 7 (2.28%) E-Learning
7 6 (1.95%) Online Banking
8 5 (1.63%) FMCG
9 4 (1.30%) Copywriting
9 4 (1.30%) Photography
10 3 (0.98%) Clustering
10 3 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.98%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.65%) Human Factors
11 2 (0.65%) Motion Graphics
11 2 (0.65%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.07%) Android
2 13 (4.23%) Windows
3 10 (3.26%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (0.98%) Linux
5 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.65%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.33%) Solaris
6 1 (0.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (8.79%) User Experience Design
2 20 (6.51%) Usability Testing
2 20 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (5.21%) E-Commerce
4 13 (4.23%) Web Design
4 13 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (4.23%) Information Architecture
5 12 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (3.58%) Rapid Prototyping
7 10 (3.26%) Data Modelling
7 10 (3.26%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (2.93%) SOA
8 9 (2.93%) Content Management
9 7 (2.28%) Analytics
10 6 (1.95%) Web Development
10 6 (1.95%) ETL
10 6 (1.95%) B2B
10 6 (1.95%) CRM
11 5 (1.63%) Project Management
11 5 (1.63%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.84%) JavaScript
2 10 (3.26%) ActionScript
2 10 (3.26%) XAML
3 8 (2.61%) SQL
4 7 (2.28%) Java
5 6 (1.95%) C#
5 6 (1.95%) ActionScript 3.0
6 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.65%) PHP
8 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.33%) VB6
8 1 (0.33%) LINC
8 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (7.49%) Degree
2 10 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.98%) CCA
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.30%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) SCCM
2 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (24.76%) Adobe
2 16 (5.21%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.89%) Oracle
4 7 (2.28%) VMware
5 6 (1.95%) DoubleClick
5 6 (1.95%) Apple
6 5 (1.63%) Cognos
6 5 (1.63%) Cisco
7 4 (1.30%) SAP
7 4 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.98%) ExactTarget
8 3 (0.98%) IBM
8 3 (0.98%) Infragistics
9 2 (0.65%) ATG
9 2 (0.65%) Nokia
9 2 (0.65%) Sun
9 2 (0.65%) Google
9 2 (0.65%) Netezza
10 1 (0.33%) StreamServe
10 1 (0.33%) Cerillion
City, London
Montash
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 27 days ago