The first table below looks at the demand for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 1 August 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 East of England 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 114 84 83
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 23 37 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.75% 1.56% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.65% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 27
Average daily rate
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£300 £356 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -16.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £362
% change year-on-year
- -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £23.00 £42.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.88% +10.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2842 2237 2866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.88% 94.07% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1664 1125 1420
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 231 362
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Designer
England

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Norfolk -3 8 £450 - 2
Hertfordshire -14 5 £190 -39.20% 10
Essex - 5 £300 - 2
Bedfordshire -20 3 £388 - 4
Cambridgeshire -19 2 - - 5
Suffolk - - - - 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 18 (32.14%) Photoshop
2 17 (30.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (26.79%) E-Commerce
3 15 (26.79%) Marketing
4 13 (23.21%) HTML
5 12 (21.43%) CSS
6 9 (16.07%) Axure RP
6 9 (16.07%) Retail
7 8 (14.29%) Finance
7 8 (14.29%) Adobe
8 7 (12.50%) Project Management
8 7 (12.50%) Advertising
8 7 (12.50%) Information Architecture
9 6 (10.71%) HTML5
9 6 (10.71%) Time Management
9 6 (10.71%) Manufacturing
9 6 (10.71%) SOA
9 6 (10.71%) XML
9 6 (10.71%) Oracle
10 5 (8.93%) Java
10 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (8.93%) Web Design
10 5 (8.93%) Multimedia
10 5 (8.93%) Degree
10 5 (8.93%) French Language
10 5 (8.93%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (7.14%) Budget Control
11 4 (7.14%) QMS
11 4 (7.14%) Mobile App

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
1 2 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (3.57%) CMS
1 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Photoshop
2 17 (30.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (8.93%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (5.36%) Fireworks
4 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.57%) AutoCAD
5 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
6 1 (1.79%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (1.79%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) SiteCatalyst
2 2 (3.57%) WebTrends
3 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) RTP
1 1 (1.79%) MPLS
1 1 (1.79%) UMTS
1 1 (1.79%) FTP
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
1 1 (1.79%) Firewall
1 1 (1.79%) ASN.1
1 1 (1.79%) MVNO
1 1 (1.79%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) MS Access
4 1 (1.79%) OLAP
4 1 (1.79%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Axure RP
2 3 (5.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.79%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.79%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (26.79%) Marketing
2 9 (16.07%) Retail
3 8 (14.29%) Finance
4 7 (12.50%) Advertising
5 6 (10.71%) Manufacturing
6 5 (8.93%) Multimedia
6 5 (8.93%) French Language
7 2 (3.57%) Electronics
7 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 2 (3.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) HTML
2 12 (21.43%) CSS
3 6 (10.71%) HTML5
3 6 (10.71%) XML
4 4 (7.14%) Middleware
4 4 (7.14%) .NET
4 4 (7.14%) J2EE
4 4 (7.14%) Web Services
5 3 (5.36%) Flash
5 3 (5.36%) CSS3
6 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.57%) XML Schema
6 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.57%) XSD
7 1 (1.79%) XHTML
7 1 (1.79%) EDI
7 1 (1.79%) Ajax
7 1 (1.79%) WCF
7 1 (1.79%) jQuery
7 1 (1.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.36%) W3C
2 3 (5.36%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.79%) DTV
3 1 (1.79%) Handset
3 1 (1.79%) Web 2.0
3 1 (1.79%) Animation
3 1 (1.79%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) UNIX
3 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.57%) Android
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Phone
3 2 (3.57%) Solaris
4 1 (1.79%) Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) E-Commerce
2 7 (12.50%) Project Management
2 7 (12.50%) Information Architecture
3 6 (10.71%) Time Management
3 6 (10.71%) SOA
4 5 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (8.93%) Web Design
5 4 (7.14%) Budget Control
5 4 (7.14%) QMS
5 4 (7.14%) Analytics
5 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (7.14%) UML
6 3 (5.36%) MVC
6 3 (5.36%) SEO
6 3 (5.36%) Migration
6 3 (5.36%) Scrum
6 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.36%) Usability Testing
7 2 (3.57%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) Java
2 4 (7.14%) SQL
3 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.57%) C
4 2 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (1.79%) VBScript
5 1 (1.79%) VB
5 1 (1.79%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.79%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (3.57%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Adobe
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.57%) IBM
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.57%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.79%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco
4 1 (1.79%) Juniper
4 1 (1.79%) SolidWorks
4 1 (1.79%) VMware
4 1 (1.79%) Becrypt
4 1 (1.79%) Fortinet
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