The first table below looks at the demand for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 30 July 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 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 101 106 117
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 971 878 881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.97% 1.88% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 2.03% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 473 487
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £350 £364
% change year-on-year
-0.35% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.75% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £22.15 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £48.80 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45632 43161 48999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.45% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28179 25919 27988
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1967 2541
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Designer
UK

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in England

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Designer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Designer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Designer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +24 523 £375 - 97
South East +16 198 £350 -6.66% 44
North West -9 62 £350 +16.66% 31
Yorkshire +38 57 £210 -34.37% 23
South West -23 45 £375 -6.25% 11
East Midlands +1 26 £225 -35.71% 10
West Midlands -7 23 £325 +23.80% 4
East of England -35 20 £300 -15.78% 22
Midlands - 5 £320 - 1
North East -15 1 - - 1
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 597 (30.32%) HTML
2 535 (27.17%) CSS
3 496 (25.19%) Photoshop
4 408 (20.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 392 (19.91%) Adobe
6 252 (12.80%) JavaScript
7 237 (12.04%) Axure RP
8 227 (11.53%) Finance
9 215 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
10 204 (10.36%) Mobile App
11 194 (9.85%) HTML5
12 169 (8.58%) Marketing
13 157 (7.97%) Retail
13 157 (7.97%) E-Commerce
14 146 (7.41%) Android
15 142 (7.21%) Degree
15 142 (7.21%) jQuery
16 138 (7.01%) Oracle
17 131 (6.65%) Windows
18 126 (6.40%) Banking
18 126 (6.40%) Web Design
19 123 (6.25%) CSS3
20 122 (6.20%) Flash
21 119 (6.04%) OmniGraffle
21 119 (6.04%) Apple iOS
22 114 (5.79%) Telecoms
23 109 (5.54%) Responsive Web Design
24 108 (5.49%) Microsoft
25 99 (5.03%) Graphic Design
25 99 (5.03%) InDesign

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 56 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 34 (1.73%) CMS
3 23 (1.17%) WebSphere
4 21 (1.07%) SAS
5 20 (1.02%) Apache
6 19 (0.96%) WebLogic
7 16 (0.81%) WordPress
8 15 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.46%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.41%) IIS
12 8 (0.41%) Confluence
13 7 (0.36%) Drupal
14 6 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
14 6 (0.30%) Node.js
15 5 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.25%) Moodle
Applications
1 496 (25.19%) Photoshop
2 408 (20.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 119 (6.04%) OmniGraffle
4 99 (5.03%) InDesign
5 62 (3.15%) Adobe After Effects
6 52 (2.64%) Fireworks
7 49 (2.49%) MS Excel
8 47 (2.39%) MS Office
9 38 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
10 37 (1.88%) MS Visio
11 12 (0.61%) Acrobat
12 11 (0.56%) CINEMA 4D
12 11 (0.56%) AutoCAD
13 8 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
14 6 (0.30%) MS Project
15 4 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
15 4 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
16 3 (0.15%) Maya
17 2 (0.10%) MicroStation
17 2 (0.10%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 9 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.36%) CSG Singleview
4 6 (0.30%) WebTrends
4 6 (0.30%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.20%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.20%) Magento
7 3 (0.15%) SiteCatalyst
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.15%) SmartPlant
8 2 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.10%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.10%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.10%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.46%) SaaS
2 4 (0.20%) Force.com
3 3 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.10%) Pure360
4 2 (0.10%) PaaS
4 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.051%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.051%) Office 365
5 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.051%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.051%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.051%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.54%) Internet
2 33 (1.68%) Firewall
3 17 (0.86%) Intranet
4 16 (0.81%) Network Security
5 14 (0.71%) WAN
6 13 (0.66%) SAN
7 12 (0.61%) VPN
7 12 (0.61%) LAN
7 12 (0.61%) LTE
8 10 (0.51%) LDAP
8 10 (0.51%) HTTP
9 9 (0.46%) MPLS
9 9 (0.46%) 3G
9 9 (0.46%) SSL
9 9 (0.46%) VoLTE
10 8 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (0.36%) VoIP
11 7 (0.36%) X.509
11 7 (0.36%) DNS
12 6 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (1.68%) Oracle Database
4 30 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (1.22%) MySQL
6 18 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (0.91%) Relational Database
7 17 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.66%) DB2
9 11 (0.56%) OLAP
9 11 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (0.51%) SAP BI
11 9 (0.46%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (0.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 8 (0.41%) Big Data
13 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.36%) Star Schema
14 6 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 237 (12.04%) Axure RP
2 54 (2.74%) Dreamweaver
3 49 (2.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 25 (1.27%) Microsoft Blend
5 20 (1.02%) Subversion
6 16 (0.81%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.71%) ERwin
8 13 (0.66%) PHPUnit
9 12 (0.61%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 9 (0.46%) JIRA
10 9 (0.46%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.41%) Git (software)
11 8 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (0.25%) ReSharper
14 4 (0.20%) Toad
14 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.20%) ProtoShare
15 3 (0.15%) NUnit
General
1 227 (11.53%) Finance
2 169 (8.58%) Marketing
3 157 (7.97%) Retail
4 126 (6.40%) Banking
5 114 (5.79%) Telecoms
6 64 (3.25%) Publishing
7 56 (2.84%) Advertising
8 50 (2.54%) Legal
9 38 (1.93%) Games
10 30 (1.52%) Retail Banking
11 29 (1.47%) Billing
12 21 (1.07%) Investment Banking
13 16 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.81%) Automotive
14 14 (0.71%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.46%) Front Office
16 8 (0.41%) Electronics
17 7 (0.36%) General Ledger
18 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
18 6 (0.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 597 (30.32%) HTML
2 535 (27.17%) CSS
3 194 (9.85%) HTML5
4 142 (7.21%) jQuery
5 123 (6.25%) CSS3
6 122 (6.20%) Flash
7 82 (4.16%) .NET
8 65 (3.30%) Web Services
9 61 (3.10%) XHTML
10 49 (2.49%) XML
11 48 (2.44%) Ajax
12 39 (1.98%) WPF
13 29 (1.47%) Middleware
14 26 (1.32%) Silverlight
15 25 (1.27%) WCF
16 23 (1.17%) ASP.NET
17 22 (1.12%) Sass
18 21 (1.07%) J2EE
19 19 (0.96%) SOAP
20 16 (0.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 204 (10.36%) Mobile App
2 99 (5.03%) Graphic Design
3 72 (3.66%) Social Media
4 46 (2.34%) Visualisation
5 37 (1.88%) iPhone
6 36 (1.83%) W3C
7 34 (1.73%) Animation
8 26 (1.32%) E-Learning
9 23 (1.17%) Mainframe
10 21 (1.07%) Online Banking
11 20 (1.02%) Computer Science
11 20 (1.02%) Digital Media
12 18 (0.91%) Data Integration
13 16 (0.81%) Management Information System
13 16 (0.81%) Copywriting
14 13 (0.66%) Smartphone
14 13 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
15 12 (0.61%) FMCG
15 12 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
16 11 (0.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 146 (7.41%) Android
2 131 (6.65%) Windows
3 119 (6.04%) Apple iOS
4 55 (2.79%) Linux
5 41 (2.08%) UNIX
6 21 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
7 19 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.76%) CentOS
9 13 (0.66%) Solaris
10 11 (0.56%) AIX
11 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.30%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.25%) zOS
15 4 (0.20%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.20%) HPUX
15 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (7.97%) E-Commerce
3 126 (6.40%) Web Design
4 109 (5.54%) Responsive Web Design
5 93 (4.72%) User Experience Design
5 93 (4.72%) Usability Testing
6 90 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 90 (4.57%) Information Architecture
7 81 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
8 80 (4.06%) Rapid Prototyping
9 77 (3.91%) Data Modelling
10 72 (3.66%) Scrum
11 59 (3.00%) SOA
11 59 (3.00%) ITIL
12 57 (2.89%) Project Management
13 54 (2.74%) ETL
14 48 (2.44%) Analytics
15 43 (2.18%) Migration
16 42 (2.13%) CRM
17 41 (2.08%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 252 (12.80%) JavaScript
2 95 (4.82%) Java
3 91 (4.62%) SQL
4 47 (2.39%) PHP
5 37 (1.88%) C#
6 26 (1.32%) ActionScript
7 21 (1.07%) XAML
8 15 (0.76%) ActionScript 3.0
8 15 (0.76%) T-SQL
8 15 (0.76%) PL/SQL
9 12 (0.61%) C
10 10 (0.51%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.46%) ActionScript 2.0
11 9 (0.46%) C++
12 8 (0.41%) Perl
13 7 (0.36%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.30%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.25%) VB
15 5 (0.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 142 (7.21%) Degree
2 97 (4.93%) Security Cleared
3 65 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.51%) CCNP
7 10 (0.51%) MCSE
8 9 (0.46%) CISSP
9 6 (0.30%) CCA
10 4 (0.20%) CCNA
10 4 (0.20%) CCIE
10 4 (0.20%) CCSP
10 4 (0.20%) MCDBA
10 4 (0.20%) MCP
10 4 (0.20%) MCSD
10 4 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.20%) VCP5
10 4 (0.20%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.07%) QA
2 7 (0.36%) COBIT
2 7 (0.36%) SLA
3 6 (0.30%) WAI
4 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.051%) WCAG
5 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.051%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.051%) Section 508
System Software
1 29 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.25%) ProxySG
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.20%) Xen
6 3 (0.15%) XenApp
6 3 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.10%) vSphere
8 1 (0.051%) Squid
8 1 (0.051%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.051%) Varnish
8 1 (0.051%) Brightmail
8 1 (0.051%) qmail
8 1 (0.051%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.051%) NFS
8 1 (0.051%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (0.30%) SCCM
2 4 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (0.20%) SCOM
3 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.15%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.10%) Ansible
5 1 (0.051%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.051%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.051%) Puppet
5 1 (0.051%) Munin
5 1 (0.051%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.051%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.051%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.051%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.051%) Nagios
5 1 (0.051%) StatsD
5 1 (0.051%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 392 (19.91%) Adobe
2 138 (7.01%) Oracle
3 108 (5.49%) Microsoft
4 51 (2.59%) SAP
5 37 (1.88%) VMware
5 37 (1.88%) Cisco
6 32 (1.63%) IBM
7 25 (1.27%) Orchard
8 23 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (1.07%) Google
10 18 (0.91%) Zend
11 17 (0.86%) HP
11 17 (0.86%) Informatica
12 16 (0.81%) Apple
13 15 (0.76%) JBoss
14 14 (0.71%) Cognos
15 12 (0.61%) Citrix
15 12 (0.61%) Red Hat
15 12 (0.61%) Intel
15 12 (0.61%) Blue Coat
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