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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 117 88 145
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +57
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 861 1009 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.77% 2.13% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 2.31% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 648 365
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £525 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 13
Average hourly rate £23.37 £24.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.64% +21.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £21.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.40% +21.25%
Designer
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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
44947 43726 38873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27712 26658 22838
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1792 1874 2060
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -46 381 £380 +1.33% 108
South East -13 195 £373 -3.87% 44
North West -3 61 £338 -10.00% 26
East of England +20 51 £375 +1.35% 19
South West -24 48 £400 -14.89% 17
East Midlands +15 38 £450 +16.12% 12
Yorkshire -11 34 £350 - 14
West Midlands -17 27 £350 +6.06% 11
North East +9 11 £319 -20.31% 4
Designer
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Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 755 (39.67%) User Experience
2 606 (31.84%) HTML
3 517 (27.17%) CSS
4 376 (19.76%) Photoshop
5 311 (16.34%) JavaScript
6 305 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
7 277 (14.56%) Adobe Illustrator
8 275 (14.45%) Finance
9 235 (12.35%) Adobe
10 220 (11.56%) Axure RP
11 188 (9.88%) HTML5
12 153 (8.04%) jQuery
13 151 (7.93%) Oracle
14 133 (6.99%) Degree
15 127 (6.67%) Marketing
15 127 (6.67%) Mobile App
15 127 (6.67%) Banking
16 126 (6.62%) Retail
17 124 (6.52%) Security Cleared
18 123 (6.46%) Microsoft
19 121 (6.36%) Graphic Design
20 118 (6.20%) Information Architecture
21 117 (6.15%) CSS3
22 115 (6.04%) Telecoms
23 108 (5.68%) Web Design
24 107 (5.62%) Java
25 105 (5.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
26 103 (5.41%) SQL
27 100 (5.25%) .NET
28 95 (4.99%) E-Commerce

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 41 (2.15%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.26%) WebSphere
3 21 (1.10%) CMS
4 20 (1.05%) WordPress
4 20 (1.05%) Apache
5 16 (0.84%) SAS
6 12 (0.63%) Lync
7 11 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.47%) IIS
9 8 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.42%) Drupal
10 6 (0.32%) Moodle
10 6 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.32%) Node.js
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.26%) Confluence
11 5 (0.26%) CICS
11 5 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 376 (19.76%) Photoshop
2 277 (14.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 105 (5.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 53 (2.79%) OmniGraffle
5 45 (2.36%) InDesign
6 42 (2.21%) Fireworks
7 41 (2.15%) MS Excel
8 34 (1.79%) MS Visio
9 27 (1.42%) Adobe After Effects
10 23 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
11 22 (1.16%) MS Office
12 17 (0.89%) Acrobat
13 13 (0.68%) CINEMA 4D
14 4 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.21%) SPSS
14 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.21%) EPLAN
15 3 (0.16%) Edge Animate
15 3 (0.16%) 3ds Max
16 2 (0.11%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 14 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.47%) Google Analytics
3 8 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.37%) Exstream
5 5 (0.26%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle BRM
7 3 (0.16%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.11%) TRIRIGA
9 1 (0.053%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.053%) Magento
9 1 (0.053%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.053%) CSG Singleview
9 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.68%) MailChimp
2 9 (0.47%) IaaS
3 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.37%) SaaS
4 5 (0.26%) GitHub
5 4 (0.21%) Office 365
6 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.053%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.84%) Internet
2 32 (1.68%) Firewall
3 27 (1.42%) 3G
4 23 (1.21%) WAN
5 19 (1.00%) LAN
6 16 (0.84%) 2G
6 16 (0.84%) Unified Communications
7 15 (0.79%) SAN
8 14 (0.74%) Broadband
8 14 (0.74%) Network Security
9 13 (0.68%) Intranet
9 13 (0.68%) 4G
9 13 (0.68%) PBX
10 12 (0.63%) VoIP
10 12 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (0.63%) LTE
11 11 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
12 10 (0.53%) VPN
12 10 (0.53%) DNS
13 9 (0.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 43 (2.26%) SQL Server
3 35 (1.84%) Oracle Database
4 22 (1.16%) Big Data
5 19 (1.00%) DB2
5 19 (1.00%) MySQL
6 17 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (0.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 14 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
10 13 (0.68%) Relational Database
11 11 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
11 11 (0.58%) Star Schema
12 10 (0.53%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.42%) QlikView
13 8 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.42%) Base SAS
14 7 (0.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 7 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 220 (11.56%) Axure RP
2 75 (3.94%) Dreamweaver
3 51 (2.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 15 (0.79%) JIRA
5 10 (0.53%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.47%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Blend
8 6 (0.32%) PHPUnit
8 6 (0.32%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.32%) JUnit
9 4 (0.21%) Subversion
9 4 (0.21%) Selenium
10 3 (0.16%) GCC
10 3 (0.16%) Redmine
10 3 (0.16%) Checkstyle
10 3 (0.16%) ERwin
10 3 (0.16%) Xcode
10 3 (0.16%) ProtoShare
General
1 275 (14.45%) Finance
2 127 (6.67%) Banking
2 127 (6.67%) Marketing
3 126 (6.62%) Retail
4 115 (6.04%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.26%) Publishing
6 31 (1.63%) Games
7 30 (1.58%) Billing
8 28 (1.47%) Legal
9 26 (1.37%) Advertising
10 17 (0.89%) Retail Banking
11 16 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.84%) Multimedia
12 11 (0.58%) Law
13 7 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.37%) Back Office
14 5 (0.26%) Electronics
14 5 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.16%) Local Government
16 2 (0.11%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 606 (31.84%) HTML
2 517 (27.17%) CSS
3 188 (9.88%) HTML5
4 153 (8.04%) jQuery
5 117 (6.15%) CSS3
6 100 (5.25%) .NET
7 71 (3.73%) XML
8 53 (2.79%) Flash
9 48 (2.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 46 (2.42%) Web Services
11 43 (2.26%) AngularJS
12 36 (1.89%) ASP.NET
13 29 (1.52%) J2EE
14 26 (1.37%) SOAP
15 24 (1.26%) JSON
16 23 (1.21%) Middleware
17 21 (1.10%) WPF
18 18 (0.95%) WCF
19 17 (0.89%) JSP
20 16 (0.84%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 755 (39.67%) User Experience
2 127 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 121 (6.36%) Graphic Design
4 74 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (2.47%) Social Media
5 47 (2.47%) W3C
6 38 (2.00%) E-Learning
7 30 (1.58%) Visualisation
8 27 (1.42%) Digital Media
8 27 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.31%) Clustering
10 20 (1.05%) Human Factors
11 19 (1.00%) Mainframe
12 17 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
13 16 (0.84%) Management Information System
13 16 (0.84%) Photography
14 14 (0.74%) Video Editing
15 13 (0.68%) Online Games
15 13 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
16 12 (0.63%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 90 (4.73%) Windows
2 86 (4.52%) Android
3 75 (3.94%) Apple iOS
4 55 (2.89%) Linux
5 43 (2.26%) UNIX
6 16 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.68%) Solaris
8 10 (0.53%) AIX
8 10 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.42%) CentOS
11 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
13 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.053%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (6.20%) Information Architecture
3 108 (5.68%) Web Design
4 95 (4.99%) E-Commerce
5 87 (4.57%) SOA
6 83 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 78 (4.10%) Usability Testing
8 74 (3.89%) Responsive Web Design
9 73 (3.84%) Rapid Prototyping
10 66 (3.47%) UX Design
11 65 (3.42%) Data Modelling
12 61 (3.21%) ETL
13 60 (3.15%) Analytics
14 57 (3.00%) ITIL
14 57 (3.00%) Project Management
15 54 (2.84%) Web Development
16 53 (2.79%) Business Intelligence
17 52 (2.73%) CRM
18 41 (2.15%) Scrum
19 40 (2.10%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 311 (16.34%) JavaScript
2 107 (5.62%) Java
3 103 (5.41%) SQL
4 42 (2.21%) PL/SQL
5 38 (2.00%) C#
6 29 (1.52%) PHP
7 21 (1.10%) Shell Script
8 15 (0.79%) C
9 14 (0.74%) Python
10 13 (0.68%) ActionScript
11 12 (0.63%) Perl
12 9 (0.47%) Ruby
13 5 (0.26%) ActionScript 2.0
13 5 (0.26%) C++
13 5 (0.26%) REXX
14 4 (0.21%) Lisp
14 4 (0.21%) XAML
15 3 (0.16%) VBA
16 2 (0.11%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.11%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 133 (6.99%) Degree
2 124 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 63 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (1.26%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.89%) CCNP
7 15 (0.79%) CCNA
8 11 (0.58%) CISSP
8 11 (0.58%) ISSAP
9 10 (0.53%) ISSMP
9 10 (0.53%) CISM
10 9 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.47%) CCIE
10 9 (0.47%) HND
11 7 (0.37%) CCDP
12 6 (0.32%) RHCE
12 6 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.26%) JNCIS
14 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.21%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.21%) QA
2 13 (0.68%) Solvency II
3 4 (0.21%) SLA
3 4 (0.21%) WAI
4 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.053%) EMIR
6 1 (0.053%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (0.89%) Active Directory
1 17 (0.89%) Hyper-V
2 12 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.32%) Samba
4 3 (0.16%) XenApp
5 2 (0.11%) XenServer
5 2 (0.11%) NFS
5 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.053%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.053%) KVM
6 1 (0.053%) Docker
6 1 (0.053%) GPFS
6 1 (0.053%) iptables
6 1 (0.053%) OpenSSH
6 1 (0.053%) SRDF
6 1 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.053%) Xen
6 1 (0.053%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (0.84%) SCCM
2 4 (0.21%) SCOM
2 4 (0.21%) OPNET
2 4 (0.21%) Ansible
3 3 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (0.11%) Puppet
4 2 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.053%) WSUS
5 1 (0.053%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.053%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.053%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.053%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.053%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.053%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.053%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.053%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 235 (12.35%) Adobe
2 151 (7.93%) Oracle
3 123 (6.46%) Microsoft
4 69 (3.63%) Cisco
5 40 (2.10%) IBM
6 32 (1.68%) Informatica
7 30 (1.58%) SAP
8 29 (1.52%) HP
8 29 (1.52%) VMware
9 18 (0.95%) CheckPoint
10 16 (0.84%) Google
11 15 (0.79%) Juniper
12 14 (0.74%) webMethods
13 13 (0.68%) Orchard
14 12 (0.63%) Apple
14 12 (0.63%) BMC
15 11 (0.58%) Twitter
16 10 (0.53%) F5
16 10 (0.53%) Software AG
16 10 (0.53%) Siebel
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