The table below looks at the statistics 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 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 93 95 139
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 967 890 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.08% 2.02% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 2.18% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 574 380
Average daily rate
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£398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £232 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £550 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Designer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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
London 0 435 £375 -3.53% 108
South East -13 191 £388 +3.33% 42
South West +17 78 £431 +23.21% 18
North West +5 77 £400 +6.66% 24
Yorkshire +5 49 £475 +35.71% 18
East of England -11 37 £425 +54.54% 24
East Midlands +19 35 £450 +20.00% 12
North East +11 30 £306 -23.43% 4
West Midlands -12 20 £406 +15.24% 13
Midlands - 10 £400 - 1
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 790 (39.66%) User Experience
2 633 (31.78%) HTML
3 550 (27.61%) CSS
4 438 (21.99%) Photoshop
5 371 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
6 325 (16.32%) JavaScript
7 324 (16.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 269 (13.50%) Finance
9 261 (13.10%) Adobe
10 219 (10.99%) HTML5
11 214 (10.74%) Axure RP
12 168 (8.43%) jQuery
13 147 (7.38%) Marketing
14 145 (7.28%) Banking
15 144 (7.23%) Degree
16 143 (7.18%) Security Cleared
17 140 (7.03%) CSS3
18 139 (6.98%) Oracle
19 135 (6.78%) Mobile App
20 125 (6.28%) Microsoft
21 121 (6.07%) Retail
22 114 (5.72%) Telecoms
23 113 (5.67%) Graphic Design
24 112 (5.62%) Web Design
25 106 (5.32%) Information Architecture
26 104 (5.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
27 103 (5.17%) Java
28 100 (5.02%) E-Commerce
29 98 (4.92%) SQL
30 97 (4.87%) .NET

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 42 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.01%) CMS
3 35 (1.76%) Apache
4 27 (1.36%) WebSphere
5 22 (1.10%) WordPress
6 12 (0.60%) Lync
7 11 (0.55%) Drupal
7 11 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.50%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.50%) Node.js
9 8 (0.40%) SAS
9 8 (0.40%) IIS
10 7 (0.35%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.35%) CICS
11 6 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.20%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 438 (21.99%) Photoshop
2 324 (16.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 104 (5.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 63 (3.16%) OmniGraffle
5 55 (2.76%) InDesign
6 53 (2.66%) Fireworks
7 39 (1.96%) MS Excel
8 35 (1.76%) MS Office
8 35 (1.76%) MS Visio
9 31 (1.56%) Adobe After Effects
9 31 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
10 20 (1.00%) Acrobat
11 12 (0.60%) Adobe Captivate
12 11 (0.55%) CINEMA 4D
13 8 (0.40%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.20%) SPSS
14 4 (0.20%) EPLAN
15 2 (0.10%) 3ds Max
15 2 (0.10%) ImageReady
15 2 (0.10%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 10 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.45%) Google Analytics
3 8 (0.40%) WebTrends
4 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle BRM
7 3 (0.15%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.15%) Exstream
8 2 (0.10%) Summit
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle SCM
8 2 (0.10%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.10%) Magento
9 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.050%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.050%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.050%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.60%) MailChimp
2 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.40%) IaaS
4 7 (0.35%) Office 365
5 4 (0.20%) SaaS
5 4 (0.20%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.15%) GitHub
7 1 (0.050%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.11%) Firewall
2 33 (1.66%) WAN
3 31 (1.56%) Internet
4 29 (1.46%) LAN
4 29 (1.46%) 3G
5 27 (1.36%) Intranet
6 24 (1.20%) DNS
7 21 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (0.90%) Network Security
8 18 (0.90%) LTE
9 16 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (0.80%) 4G
10 14 (0.70%) 2G
10 14 (0.70%) LDAP
10 14 (0.70%) Broadband
10 14 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
11 13 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (0.65%) Unified Communications
11 13 (0.65%) SAN
12 11 (0.55%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
2 43 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 19 (0.95%) MySQL
4 18 (0.90%) DB2
5 17 (0.85%) Big Data
5 17 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 15 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 14 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
9 9 (0.45%) QlikView
9 9 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.45%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.40%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 7 (0.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 7 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 214 (10.74%) Axure RP
2 88 (4.42%) Dreamweaver
3 55 (2.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 17 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 15 (0.75%) JIRA
6 14 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.40%) PHPUnit
7 8 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.35%) Subversion
9 5 (0.25%) Selenium
9 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Blend
9 5 (0.25%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.25%) GCC
9 5 (0.25%) JUnit
9 5 (0.25%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.25%) Xcode
10 4 (0.20%) Checkstyle
11 3 (0.15%) Redmine
11 3 (0.15%) ProtoShare
12 2 (0.10%) Maven
General
1 269 (13.50%) Finance
2 147 (7.38%) Marketing
3 145 (7.28%) Banking
4 121 (6.07%) Retail
5 114 (5.72%) Telecoms
6 70 (3.51%) Publishing
7 42 (2.11%) Legal
8 33 (1.66%) Games
8 33 (1.66%) Billing
9 27 (1.36%) Advertising
10 25 (1.26%) Retail Banking
11 18 (0.90%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.65%) Multimedia
13 12 (0.60%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.55%) Law
15 8 (0.40%) Electronics
15 8 (0.40%) Automotive
16 7 (0.35%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.30%) Local Government
18 3 (0.15%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 633 (31.78%) HTML
2 550 (27.61%) CSS
3 219 (10.99%) HTML5
4 168 (8.43%) jQuery
5 140 (7.03%) CSS3
6 97 (4.87%) .NET
7 68 (3.41%) Flash
8 62 (3.11%) XML
9 53 (2.66%) AngularJS
10 48 (2.41%) Web Services
11 47 (2.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 39 (1.96%) ASP.NET
13 27 (1.36%) Middleware
14 25 (1.26%) XHTML
15 24 (1.20%) Ajax
15 24 (1.20%) JSON
16 22 (1.10%) J2EE
17 17 (0.85%) SOAP
18 16 (0.80%) WCF
18 16 (0.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 790 (39.66%) User Experience
2 135 (6.78%) Mobile App
3 113 (5.67%) Graphic Design
4 96 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (3.56%) Social Media
6 51 (2.56%) W3C
6 51 (2.56%) E-Learning
7 26 (1.31%) Digital Media
8 25 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.10%) Animation
9 22 (1.10%) Visualisation
10 21 (1.05%) Open Source
10 21 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
11 19 (0.95%) Human Factors
12 18 (0.90%) Video Editing
13 17 (0.85%) Mainframe
14 16 (0.80%) Computer Science
15 15 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
16 14 (0.70%) IVR
16 14 (0.70%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 95 (4.77%) Android
2 92 (4.62%) Apple iOS
3 89 (4.47%) Windows
4 61 (3.06%) Linux
5 30 (1.51%) UNIX
6 17 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.50%) Solaris
7 10 (0.50%) AIX
8 9 (0.45%) CentOS
9 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.050%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.050%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.050%) HPUX
13 1 (0.050%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (5.62%) Web Design
3 106 (5.32%) Information Architecture
4 100 (5.02%) E-Commerce
5 95 (4.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 85 (4.27%) Rapid Prototyping
7 82 (4.12%) Responsive Web Design
8 80 (4.02%) Usability Testing
9 75 (3.77%) SOA
10 72 (3.61%) ITIL
11 68 (3.41%) Project Management
12 63 (3.16%) UX Design
12 63 (3.16%) ETL
13 61 (3.06%) Web Development
14 59 (2.96%) Data Modelling
15 58 (2.91%) Scrum
16 54 (2.71%) Business Intelligence
17 52 (2.61%) Analytics
18 38 (1.91%) Validation
18 38 (1.91%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 325 (16.32%) JavaScript
2 103 (5.17%) Java
3 98 (4.92%) SQL
4 44 (2.21%) C#
5 36 (1.81%) PL/SQL
6 28 (1.41%) PHP
7 16 (0.80%) C
7 16 (0.80%) Perl
8 15 (0.75%) Shell Script
9 11 (0.55%) ActionScript
10 9 (0.45%) Python
11 7 (0.35%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.35%) C++
12 5 (0.25%) Korn
12 5 (0.25%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.25%) ActionScript 2.0
12 5 (0.25%) Ruby
13 4 (0.20%) XAML
14 3 (0.15%) XPath
14 3 (0.15%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 144 (7.23%) Degree
2 143 (7.18%) Security Cleared
3 83 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 24 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (1.05%) CISSP
7 13 (0.65%) CCNP
8 11 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (0.55%) ISSAP
9 10 (0.50%) ISSMP
9 10 (0.50%) CISM
9 10 (0.50%) CCNA
10 9 (0.45%) HND
11 8 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.30%) CCIE
13 5 (0.25%) CCDP
14 3 (0.15%) JNCIS
15 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.51%) QA
2 12 (0.60%) COBIT
3 11 (0.55%) Solvency II
4 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.30%) SLA
6 4 (0.20%) WAI
7 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.050%) WCAG
9 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.050%) EMIR
System Software
1 21 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.30%) XenApp
5 5 (0.25%) OpenSSH
5 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.10%) XenServer
6 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.050%) Xen
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.050%) SRDF
7 1 (0.050%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.050%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.050%) KVM
7 1 (0.050%) GPFS
7 1 (0.050%) NFS
7 1 (0.050%) Samba
7 1 (0.050%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 22 (1.10%) SCCM
2 6 (0.30%) Ansible
3 3 (0.15%) SCOM
3 3 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.15%) OPNET
4 2 (0.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (0.10%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.050%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.050%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.050%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.050%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.050%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.050%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.050%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 261 (13.10%) Adobe
2 139 (6.98%) Oracle
3 125 (6.28%) Microsoft
4 69 (3.46%) Cisco
5 40 (2.01%) Informatica
6 37 (1.86%) SAP
7 35 (1.76%) IBM
8 34 (1.71%) VMware
9 28 (1.41%) Juniper
10 21 (1.05%) Siebel
11 20 (1.00%) HP
12 18 (0.90%) webMethods
13 17 (0.85%) Apple
13 17 (0.85%) Google
14 16 (0.80%) CheckPoint
14 16 (0.80%) Citrix
15 15 (0.75%) Business Objects
16 13 (0.65%) Software AG
16 13 (0.65%) BMC
17 12 (0.60%) Orchard
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