The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 72 72 72
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 65 50 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.27% 2.09% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 2.23% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 50
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -43.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +11.11%
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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2673 2244 2725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.40% 93.58% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1706 1189 1386
Average daily rate £380 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 269 292
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +28 31 £438 +43.44%
Hertfordshire -17 20 £363 +45.00% 11
Bedfordshire -6 7 £275 -35.29%
Cambridgeshire -15 4 £275 +29.41% 5
Essex -15 1 £239 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £425 -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 57 (54.29%) User Experience
2 40 (38.10%) HTML
3 39 (37.14%) Photoshop
3 39 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (31.43%) CSS
5 28 (26.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 26 (24.76%) E-Commerce
7 24 (22.86%) Axure RP
8 17 (16.19%) JavaScript
8 17 (16.19%) Marketing
9 16 (15.24%) SOA
9 16 (15.24%) Adobe
10 14 (13.33%) CMS
11 13 (12.38%) Finance
11 13 (12.38%) Information Architecture
11 13 (12.38%) HTML5
12 12 (11.43%) Web Development
12 12 (11.43%) Scrum
12 12 (11.43%) Web Design
12 12 (11.43%) Flash
13 11 (10.48%) UML
13 11 (10.48%) Java
13 11 (10.48%) Retail
13 11 (10.48%) Adobe After Effects
13 11 (10.48%) Graphic Design
14 10 (9.52%) Degree
15 9 (8.57%) Publishing
15 9 (8.57%) Project Management
15 9 (8.57%) Web Accessibility
16 8 (7.62%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 14 (13.33%) CMS
2 7 (6.67%) Umbraco
3 5 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.90%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 39 (37.14%) Photoshop
2 28 (26.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (10.48%) Adobe After Effects
4 7 (6.67%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (5.71%) InDesign
6 5 (4.76%) Fireworks
6 5 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
8 2 (1.90%) MS Office
9 1 (0.95%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.95%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.95%) MS Excel
9 1 (0.95%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (1.90%) LTE
1 2 (1.90%) Firewall
2 1 (0.95%) 2G
2 1 (0.95%) ASN.1
2 1 (0.95%) 3G
2 1 (0.95%) RTP
2 1 (0.95%) LAN
2 1 (0.95%) UMTS
2 1 (0.95%) FTP
2 1 (0.95%) HTTP
2 1 (0.95%) VPN
2 1 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.95%) 4G
2 1 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.95%) Couchbase
1 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (22.86%) Axure RP
2 7 (6.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.90%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.95%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.95%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (16.19%) Marketing
2 13 (12.38%) Finance
3 11 (10.48%) Retail
4 9 (8.57%) Publishing
5 5 (4.76%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.81%) Multimedia
7 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.90%) Electronics
8 2 (1.90%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (38.10%) HTML
2 33 (31.43%) CSS
3 13 (12.38%) HTML5
4 12 (11.43%) Flash
5 8 (7.62%) CSS3
5 8 (7.62%) Web Services
6 6 (5.71%) XML
7 5 (4.76%) J2EE
7 5 (4.76%) Middleware
7 5 (4.76%) jQuery
8 3 (2.86%) .NET
8 3 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.95%) TopLink
9 1 (0.95%) JAXB
9 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.95%) SOAP
9 1 (0.95%) XSLT
9 1 (0.95%) WSDL
9 1 (0.95%) WCF
9 1 (0.95%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 57 (54.29%) User Experience
2 11 (10.48%) Graphic Design
3 8 (7.62%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.71%) Social Media
5 5 (4.76%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.81%) NHS
7 2 (1.90%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.90%) W3C
8 1 (0.95%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.95%) Handset
8 1 (0.95%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.95%) DTV
8 1 (0.95%) Animation
8 1 (0.95%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.95%) Psychology
8 1 (0.95%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.90%) UNIX
3 1 (0.95%) VxWorks
3 1 (0.95%) Windows
3 1 (0.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (24.76%) E-Commerce
3 16 (15.24%) SOA
4 13 (12.38%) Information Architecture
5 12 (11.43%) Web Development
5 12 (11.43%) Scrum
5 12 (11.43%) Web Design
6 11 (10.48%) UML
7 9 (8.57%) Project Management
7 9 (8.57%) Web Accessibility
8 8 (7.62%) Analytics
9 5 (4.76%) Budget Control
9 5 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (3.81%) Competitor Analysis
10 4 (3.81%) Product Marketing
10 4 (3.81%) Time Management
10 4 (3.81%) QMS
10 4 (3.81%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.19%) JavaScript
2 11 (10.48%) Java
3 2 (1.90%) SQL
3 2 (1.90%) C#
4 1 (0.95%) C++
4 1 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (0.95%) CCIE
2 1 (0.95%) CCNP
2 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.95%) Sun Certification
2 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (15.24%) Adobe
2 4 (3.81%) Google
2 4 (3.81%) TIBCO
2 4 (3.81%) Informatica
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.90%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle
4 2 (1.90%) Cisco
5 1 (0.95%) VMware
5 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.95%) NetApp
5 1 (0.95%) Sun
5 1 (0.95%) HP
5 1 (0.95%) EMC
5 1 (0.95%) Citrix
5 1 (0.95%) SAP
5 1 (0.95%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.95%) F5