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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 93 81 114
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 108 155 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.99% 2.46% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 2.67% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 107 61
Average daily rate
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£401 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £273 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £522 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.96 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +4.34%
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
5034 5813 5919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.74% 92.36% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3801 4226 4345
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 81 120
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.41 £39.51 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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.

1 134 (61.75%) User Experience
2 70 (32.26%) HTML
3 68 (31.34%) Photoshop
4 65 (29.95%) CSS
5 60 (27.65%) Adobe Illustrator
6 43 (19.82%) JavaScript
7 41 (18.89%) Banking
8 39 (17.97%) Finance
8 39 (17.97%) Adobe
9 36 (16.59%) Axure RP
10 30 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (12.90%) Android
12 27 (12.44%) Mobile App
13 23 (10.60%) HTML5
14 22 (10.14%) Apple iOS
15 21 (9.68%) Usability Testing
16 19 (8.76%) Graphic Design
16 19 (8.76%) Information Architecture
17 16 (7.37%) Degree
17 16 (7.37%) Retail
18 15 (6.91%) Marketing
19 14 (6.45%) Rapid Prototyping
19 14 (6.45%) CSS3
19 14 (6.45%) Web Design
20 13 (5.99%) jQuery
20 13 (5.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 12 (5.53%) Analytics
21 12 (5.53%) Oracle
22 10 (4.61%) Advertising
22 10 (4.61%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (1.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.38%) CMS
3 2 (0.92%) WordPress
4 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 68 (31.34%) Photoshop
2 60 (27.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (5.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (3.69%) InDesign
5 6 (2.76%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (2.76%) Fireworks
6 5 (2.30%) Acrobat
6 5 (2.30%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.92%) MS Office
9 1 (0.46%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.92%) IaaS
2 1 (0.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.46%) PaaS
2 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.30%) Internet
2 4 (1.84%) SAN
3 3 (1.38%) Intranet
3 3 (1.38%) Firewall
4 2 (0.92%) Broadband
4 2 (0.92%) LAN
4 2 (0.92%) WAN
5 1 (0.46%) Skype
5 1 (0.46%) DHCP
5 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.46%) VPN
5 1 (0.46%) SSL
5 1 (0.46%) DNS
5 1 (0.46%) NAS
5 1 (0.46%) GGSN
5 1 (0.46%) VLAN
5 1 (0.46%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.84%) Hadoop
1 4 (1.84%) Big Data
1 4 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (1.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.38%) MySQL
2 3 (1.38%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.46%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (16.59%) Axure RP
2 7 (3.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (1.38%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.38%) JIRA
4 2 (0.92%) GCC
5 1 (0.46%) Grunt
5 1 (0.46%) Yeoman
5 1 (0.46%) Subversion
5 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 41 (18.89%) Banking
2 39 (17.97%) Finance
3 16 (7.37%) Retail
4 15 (6.91%) Marketing
5 10 (4.61%) Advertising
6 9 (4.15%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.84%) Games
9 2 (0.92%) Arabic Language
9 2 (0.92%) Publishing
9 2 (0.92%) Law
9 2 (0.92%) Legal
9 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (32.26%) HTML
2 65 (29.95%) CSS
3 23 (10.60%) HTML5
4 14 (6.45%) CSS3
5 13 (5.99%) jQuery
6 7 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (1.84%) JMS
7 4 (1.84%) XML
7 4 (1.84%) .NET
7 4 (1.84%) J2EE
8 3 (1.38%) DHTML
8 3 (1.38%) LESS
8 3 (1.38%) Java EE
9 2 (0.92%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (0.92%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.92%) Sass
9 2 (0.92%) Backbone.js
9 2 (0.92%) Middleware
10 1 (0.46%) SOAP
10 1 (0.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 134 (61.75%) User Experience
2 27 (12.44%) Mobile App
3 19 (8.76%) Graphic Design
4 5 (2.30%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.84%) iPhone
5 4 (1.84%) Human Factors
5 4 (1.84%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (1.38%) Clustering
6 3 (1.38%) Social Media
6 3 (1.38%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.92%) RIA
7 2 (0.92%) Photography
7 2 (0.92%) Open Source
7 2 (0.92%) Video on Demand
7 2 (0.92%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.92%) W3C
7 2 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.46%) NHS
8 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.46%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.90%) Android
2 22 (10.14%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.15%) Linux
4 7 (3.23%) Windows
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (9.68%) Usability Testing
3 19 (8.76%) Information Architecture
4 14 (6.45%) Rapid Prototyping
4 14 (6.45%) Web Design
5 12 (5.53%) Analytics
6 10 (4.61%) E-Commerce
6 10 (4.61%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (4.61%) UX Design
7 9 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (3.69%) SOA
9 7 (3.23%) ETL
10 6 (2.76%) Project Management
10 6 (2.76%) OO
11 5 (2.30%) SEO
11 5 (2.30%) Time Management
12 4 (1.84%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (1.84%) Use Case
12 4 (1.84%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (1.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (19.82%) JavaScript
2 7 (3.23%) Java
2 7 (3.23%) SQL
3 4 (1.84%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.38%) PHP
5 2 (0.92%) C
6 1 (0.46%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (7.37%) Degree
2 3 (1.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.46%) CCNP
3 1 (0.46%) CCDP
3 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.46%) PhD
3 1 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.46%) vSphere
2 1 (0.46%) Xen
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.46%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (17.97%) Adobe
2 12 (5.53%) Oracle
3 6 (2.76%) VMware
3 6 (2.76%) Informatica
4 4 (1.84%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.84%) WorldPay
5 3 (1.38%) Ab Initio
6 2 (0.92%) Actimize
6 2 (0.92%) Facebook
6 2 (0.92%) Twitter
6 2 (0.92%) F5
6 2 (0.92%) Google
6 2 (0.92%) IBM
7 1 (0.46%) NetApp
7 1 (0.46%) HP
7 1 (0.46%) Software AG
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco
7 1 (0.46%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.46%) Siebel
7 1 (0.46%) webMethods
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