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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 102 79 58
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 36 37 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.17% 1.67% 2.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.78% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 50
Average daily rate £388 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £85 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £477 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £369
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -3.15%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2863 2078 2902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.86% 93.60% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 1056 1409
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 248 287
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -15 18 £475 +15.15% 4
Cambridgeshire -13 6 £208 -58.50% 2
Essex -14 5 £420 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £376 -
Norfolk - 2 £450 - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 26 (31.33%) Photoshop
2 22 (26.51%) HTML
3 21 (25.30%) CSS
3 21 (25.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (20.48%) Marketing
4 17 (20.48%) E-Commerce
5 16 (19.28%) Information Architecture
6 14 (16.87%) Retail
7 13 (15.66%) Finance
8 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
8 12 (14.46%) Axure RP
9 11 (13.25%) Manufacturing
10 10 (12.05%) OmniGraffle
11 8 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (9.64%) Telecoms
12 7 (8.43%) SolidWorks
12 7 (8.43%) Windows
12 7 (8.43%) B2C
12 7 (8.43%) Adobe
12 7 (8.43%) Usability Testing
12 7 (8.43%) Graphic Design
13 6 (7.23%) HTML5
13 6 (7.23%) B2B
13 6 (7.23%) Oracle
13 6 (7.23%) Advertising
13 6 (7.23%) Competitor Analysis
14 5 (6.02%) Web Design
14 5 (6.02%) Multimedia
14 5 (6.02%) Windows 7
14 5 (6.02%) French Language

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (3.61%) CMS
2 2 (2.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.41%) Moodle
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) SAS
3 1 (1.20%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 26 (31.33%) Photoshop
2 21 (25.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (12.05%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.82%) Fireworks
5 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
6 2 (2.41%) InDesign
6 2 (2.41%) 3ds Max
7 1 (1.20%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (1.20%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (1.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) SiteCatalyst
2 2 (2.41%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Internet
1 2 (2.41%) MPLS
1 2 (2.41%) LAN
2 1 (1.20%) IPv4
2 1 (1.20%) Broadband
2 1 (1.20%) Firewall
2 1 (1.20%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (4.82%) MySQL
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.20%) OLAP
4 1 (1.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.20%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.20%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.20%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (20.48%) Marketing
2 14 (16.87%) Retail
3 13 (15.66%) Finance
4 11 (13.25%) Manufacturing
5 8 (9.64%) Telecoms
6 6 (7.23%) Advertising
7 5 (6.02%) Multimedia
7 5 (6.02%) French Language
8 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.51%) HTML
2 21 (25.30%) CSS
3 6 (7.23%) HTML5
4 4 (4.82%) XHTML
5 3 (3.61%) .NET
5 3 (3.61%) XML
5 3 (3.61%) CSS3
6 2 (2.41%) Ajax
6 2 (2.41%) jQuery
6 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.41%) Flash
6 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.20%) EDI
7 1 (1.20%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.20%) XSD
7 1 (1.20%) XSLT
7 1 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Graphic Design
2 5 (6.02%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.41%) W3C
4 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.20%) Animation
4 1 (1.20%) Blog
4 1 (1.20%) FMCG
4 1 (1.20%) iPhone
4 1 (1.20%) Social Media
4 1 (1.20%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.43%) Windows
2 5 (6.02%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.61%) Android
4 3 (3.61%) UNIX
4 3 (3.61%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.41%) Solaris
5 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.41%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.48%) E-Commerce
2 16 (19.28%) Information Architecture
3 8 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.43%) B2C
4 7 (8.43%) Usability Testing
5 6 (7.23%) B2B
5 6 (7.23%) Competitor Analysis
6 5 (6.02%) Web Development
6 5 (6.02%) Web Design
7 4 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.82%) Analytics
7 4 (4.82%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (3.61%) Email Marketing
8 3 (3.61%) SOA
8 3 (3.61%) MVC
8 3 (3.61%) SEO
8 3 (3.61%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (3.61%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (2.41%) Business Analysis
9 2 (2.41%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
2 4 (4.82%) SQL
3 3 (3.61%) PHP
4 2 (2.41%) C#
4 2 (2.41%) Java
5 1 (1.20%) VBScript
5 1 (1.20%) VB
5 1 (1.20%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.20%) XPath
5 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.20%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Degree
1 5 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.20%) vSphere
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Adobe
1 7 (8.43%) SolidWorks
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle
3 4 (4.82%) iRise
4 3 (3.61%) NetApp
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.41%) Juniper
5 2 (2.41%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.41%) Cisco
5 2 (2.41%) IBM
5 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.41%) VMware
5 2 (2.41%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.20%) Google
6 1 (1.20%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.20%) Facebook
6 1 (1.20%) Twitter
6 1 (1.20%) Becrypt
6 1 (1.20%) Citrix