The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 53 65 81
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 41 32 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.66% 1.92% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 2.08% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 4
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£323 £350 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £253 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -16.32%
Designer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1444 1538 1473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 93.77% 92.43% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 778 665
Average daily rate £350 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 103 126
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £10.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Designer in the job title across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer across the East Midlands region.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Designer across the East Midlands region.

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +20 22 £364 - 3
Nottinghamshire +12 6 £195 -44.28% 4
Leicestershire +8 6 £218 -13.00%
Derbyshire -2 5 £242 -51.55% 2
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 27 (47.37%) CSS
2 22 (38.60%) HTML
3 18 (31.58%) Photoshop
4 16 (28.07%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (17.54%) Java
5 10 (17.54%) Marketing
6 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 8 (14.04%) Web Design
7 8 (14.04%) User Experience
8 7 (12.28%) HTML5
8 7 (12.28%) Windows
8 7 (12.28%) Linux
8 7 (12.28%) Tomcat
8 7 (12.28%) WAN
8 7 (12.28%) Cisco
8 7 (12.28%) Adobe
9 6 (10.53%) LAN
9 6 (10.53%) jQuery
9 6 (10.53%) CSS3
10 5 (8.77%) Google
10 5 (8.77%) SAN
11 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
11 4 (7.02%) XHTML
11 4 (7.02%) Web Services
11 4 (7.02%) MySQL
11 4 (7.02%) Oracle
11 4 (7.02%) QA
11 4 (7.02%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (7.02%) Coaching
11 4 (7.02%) Ansible

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 7 (12.28%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.26%) Apache
2 3 (5.26%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.51%) CMS
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (31.58%) Photoshop
2 16 (28.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (5.26%) InDesign
3 3 (5.26%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.75%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.75%) MS Office
4 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Google Apps
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.75%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) PaaS
3 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) WAN
2 6 (10.53%) LAN
3 5 (8.77%) SAN
4 2 (3.51%) Firewall
4 2 (3.51%) Network Security
4 2 (3.51%) Junos
5 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.75%) NFC
5 1 (1.75%) MPLS
5 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) MySQL
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Informix
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 10 (17.54%) Marketing
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (47.37%) CSS
2 22 (38.60%) HTML
3 7 (12.28%) HTML5
4 6 (10.53%) CSS3
4 6 (10.53%) jQuery
5 4 (7.02%) Web Services
5 4 (7.02%) XHTML
6 3 (5.26%) LAMP
6 3 (5.26%) Flash
6 3 (5.26%) .NET
7 2 (3.51%) Sass
8 1 (1.75%) REST
8 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.75%) GWT
8 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) User Experience
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.26%) Animation
2 3 (5.26%) Open Source
2 3 (5.26%) Social Media
3 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.75%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.75%) EMV
3 1 (1.75%) NHS
3 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.75%) APACS
3 1 (1.75%) Tandem
3 1 (1.75%) Web 2.0
3 1 (1.75%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
1 7 (12.28%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Android
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) Web Design
2 4 (7.02%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (7.02%) Coaching
2 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
3 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
3 3 (5.26%) OOP
3 3 (5.26%) OO
3 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (5.26%) Line Management
3 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.51%) Software Deployment
4 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.75%) Change Control
5 1 (1.75%) Content Management
5 1 (1.75%) Software Engineering
5 1 (1.75%) UML
5 1 (1.75%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (1.75%) Web Development
5 1 (1.75%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) Java
2 9 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.26%) SQL
3 3 (5.26%) ActionScript
3 3 (5.26%) ActionScript 3.0
3 3 (5.26%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (3.51%) PHP
5 1 (1.75%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) ISEB
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
1 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Ansible
2 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Cisco
1 7 (12.28%) Adobe
2 5 (8.77%) Google
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle
4 3 (5.26%) Juniper
4 3 (5.26%) DoubleClick
4 3 (5.26%) Facebook
4 3 (5.26%) Twitter
5 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.75%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.75%) IronPort
6 1 (1.75%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.75%) hybris
6 1 (1.75%) NetApp
6 1 (1.75%) Intel
6 1 (1.75%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) IBM