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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 100 112 119
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 991 883 896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.94% 1.81% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 1.95% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 499 523
Average daily rate
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£354 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £16.10 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-2.32% -10.41%
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
47165 45283 49370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.19% 92.85% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29205 27533 28388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1871 1982 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +22 509 £375 +2.73% 109
South East +13 199 £350 -6.66% 37
South West -30 57 £425 +8.62% 18
North West -14 53 £363 +20.83% 20
Yorkshire +16 40 £160 -45.76% 28
East Midlands +12 40 £275 -21.42% 12
East of England -18 40 £288 -12.87% 18
West Midlands -5 20 £300 +59.78% 3
North East -5 16 £375 +108.33% 4
Midlands +7 6 £341 -33.41%
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (31.05%) HTML
2 531 (27.61%) CSS
3 490 (25.48%) Photoshop
4 407 (21.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 382 (19.86%) Adobe
6 249 (12.95%) JavaScript
7 218 (11.34%) Axure RP
8 217 (11.28%) Finance
9 212 (11.02%) HTML5
10 202 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
11 182 (9.46%) Mobile App
12 177 (9.20%) Marketing
13 160 (8.32%) Degree
14 152 (7.90%) jQuery
15 139 (7.23%) Retail
16 136 (7.07%) CSS3
17 130 (6.76%) E-Commerce
18 128 (6.66%) Windows
19 124 (6.45%) Oracle
20 121 (6.29%) Android
21 118 (6.14%) Flash
22 116 (6.03%) Web Design
23 112 (5.82%) Banking
23 112 (5.82%) Security Cleared
24 110 (5.72%) Responsive Web Design
25 106 (5.51%) InDesign
25 106 (5.51%) Microsoft
26 100 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
27 96 (4.99%) Apple iOS
28 93 (4.84%) User Experience Design

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 60 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.34%) CMS
3 26 (1.35%) Apache
4 25 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 16 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
6 15 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 12 (0.62%) MS Exchange
7 12 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.52%) WordPress
9 9 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.47%) SAS
10 8 (0.42%) IIS
10 8 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.42%) Node.js
11 7 (0.36%) Drupal
12 6 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.31%) Confluence
12 6 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.31%) Lync
Applications
1 490 (25.48%) Photoshop
2 407 (21.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 106 (5.51%) InDesign
4 91 (4.73%) OmniGraffle
5 64 (3.33%) Adobe After Effects
6 62 (3.22%) Fireworks
7 44 (2.29%) MS Excel
8 40 (2.08%) MS Office
9 32 (1.66%) MS Visio
10 30 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
11 11 (0.57%) AutoCAD
11 11 (0.57%) CINEMA 4D
12 8 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.31%) MS Project
13 6 (0.31%) Acrobat
14 4 (0.21%) Maya
14 4 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
14 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
15 2 (0.10%) Vectorworks
15 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.36%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.36%) CSG Singleview
3 6 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (0.31%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.26%) Magento
4 5 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.26%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.21%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.16%) Siebel Analytics
6 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.16%) Summit
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.47%) SaaS
2 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.21%) Force.com
3 4 (0.21%) Office 365
4 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.10%) PaaS
5 2 (0.10%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.10%) Pure360
6 1 (0.052%) IaaS
6 1 (0.052%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.052%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.44%) Internet
2 41 (2.13%) Firewall
3 20 (1.04%) WAN
4 19 (0.99%) DNS
4 19 (0.99%) Intranet
4 19 (0.99%) Network Security
5 17 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (0.88%) LAN
6 15 (0.78%) LDAP
6 15 (0.78%) SAN
7 13 (0.68%) LTE
7 13 (0.68%) VoLTE
8 12 (0.62%) VPN
9 11 (0.57%) HTTP
10 10 (0.52%) 3G
11 8 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.36%) RANAP
12 7 (0.36%) SSL
12 7 (0.36%) DHCP
13 6 (0.31%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (1.30%) Oracle Database
4 24 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (0.99%) MySQL
6 15 (0.78%) Relational Database
7 13 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (0.62%) DB2
8 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (0.52%) SAP BI
9 10 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (0.42%) DTS
11 7 (0.36%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (0.36%) IDOL
12 6 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 218 (11.34%) Axure RP
2 67 (3.48%) Dreamweaver
3 50 (2.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 18 (0.94%) Visual Studio
4 18 (0.94%) Microsoft Blend
5 17 (0.88%) Subversion
6 15 (0.78%) PHPUnit
7 12 (0.62%) Git (software)
8 11 (0.57%) JIRA
9 9 (0.47%) ERwin
9 9 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.42%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.31%) ReSharper
13 5 (0.26%) Maven
13 5 (0.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 5 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
14 4 (0.21%) ProtoShare
14 4 (0.21%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.21%) XMLSpy
General
1 217 (11.28%) Finance
2 177 (9.20%) Marketing
3 139 (7.23%) Retail
4 112 (5.82%) Banking
5 93 (4.84%) Telecoms
6 69 (3.59%) Publishing
7 54 (2.81%) Advertising
8 41 (2.13%) Legal
8 41 (2.13%) Games
9 28 (1.46%) Retail Banking
10 26 (1.35%) Billing
11 24 (1.25%) Investment Banking
12 20 (1.04%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.94%) Multimedia
14 12 (0.62%) Automotive
15 10 (0.52%) Electronics
16 8 (0.42%) Front Office
16 8 (0.42%) French Language
17 7 (0.36%) General Ledger
18 5 (0.26%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 597 (31.05%) HTML
2 531 (27.61%) CSS
3 212 (11.02%) HTML5
4 152 (7.90%) jQuery
5 136 (7.07%) CSS3
6 118 (6.14%) Flash
7 80 (4.16%) .NET
8 63 (3.28%) Web Services
9 53 (2.76%) XML
10 46 (2.39%) XHTML
11 32 (1.66%) Ajax
12 31 (1.61%) Middleware
12 31 (1.61%) ASP.NET
13 28 (1.46%) WPF
14 24 (1.25%) WCF
14 24 (1.25%) J2EE
14 24 (1.25%) Sass
15 22 (1.14%) AngularJS
16 20 (1.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 16 (0.83%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 182 (9.46%) Mobile App
2 74 (3.85%) Social Media
3 73 (3.80%) Graphic Design
4 34 (1.77%) Animation
4 34 (1.77%) Visualisation
5 33 (1.72%) E-Learning
6 32 (1.66%) W3C
7 28 (1.46%) iPhone
8 24 (1.25%) Computer Science
9 22 (1.14%) Mainframe
10 19 (0.99%) Digital Media
11 17 (0.88%) Copywriting
11 17 (0.88%) Online Banking
12 16 (0.83%) Data Integration
13 14 (0.73%) Management Information System
14 12 (0.62%) FMCG
14 12 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
15 11 (0.57%) Open Source
15 11 (0.57%) Smartphone
16 10 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 128 (6.66%) Windows
2 121 (6.29%) Android
3 96 (4.99%) Apple iOS
4 58 (3.02%) Linux
5 30 (1.56%) UNIX
6 19 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
7 18 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (0.83%) CentOS
9 12 (0.62%) Solaris
10 11 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.31%) AIX
13 4 (0.21%) zOS
14 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (6.76%) E-Commerce
3 116 (6.03%) Web Design
4 110 (5.72%) Responsive Web Design
5 100 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 93 (4.84%) User Experience Design
7 85 (4.42%) Rapid Prototyping
8 76 (3.95%) Information Architecture
9 73 (3.80%) Usability Testing
9 73 (3.80%) ITIL
10 62 (3.22%) Data Modelling
11 60 (3.12%) SOA
11 60 (3.12%) Project Management
12 56 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
12 56 (2.91%) Scrum
13 46 (2.39%) ETL
14 43 (2.24%) Web Development
15 42 (2.18%) SEO
15 42 (2.18%) Analytics
16 39 (2.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 249 (12.95%) JavaScript
2 93 (4.84%) Java
3 84 (4.37%) SQL
4 46 (2.39%) C#
5 41 (2.13%) PHP
6 24 (1.25%) ActionScript
7 16 (0.83%) XAML
8 15 (0.78%) ActionScript 3.0
9 13 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 13 (0.68%) C
10 11 (0.57%) VB.NET
11 10 (0.52%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.52%) PowerShell
11 10 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.47%) C++
13 8 (0.42%) Perl
13 8 (0.42%) ActionScript 2.0
14 6 (0.31%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.26%) Python
16 4 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 160 (8.32%) Degree
2 112 (5.82%) Security Cleared
3 81 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.78%) DV Cleared
4 15 (0.78%) CISSP
4 15 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (0.57%) CCNP
5 11 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.36%) MCSE
8 6 (0.31%) CCA
9 4 (0.21%) CCSP
9 4 (0.21%) CCNA
9 4 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.21%) VCP5
10 3 (0.16%) CCIE
11 2 (0.10%) CCDP
11 2 (0.10%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.10%) MCP
11 2 (0.10%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.25%) QA
2 16 (0.83%) COBIT
3 11 (0.57%) SLA
4 7 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.26%) WAI
7 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.052%) Section 508
System Software
1 34 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.36%) XenApp
5 6 (0.31%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.21%) Xen
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.16%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.16%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.10%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.052%) NFS
9 1 (0.052%) Squid
9 1 (0.052%) vSphere
9 1 (0.052%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.052%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.052%) KVM
9 1 (0.052%) XenServer
9 1 (0.052%) qmail
Systems Management
1 12 (0.62%) SCCM
2 4 (0.21%) Ansible
3 3 (0.16%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.10%) SCOM
4 2 (0.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.052%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.052%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.052%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.052%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.052%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.052%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 382 (19.86%) Adobe
2 124 (6.45%) Oracle
3 106 (5.51%) Microsoft
4 54 (2.81%) SAP
5 44 (2.29%) Cisco
6 38 (1.98%) VMware
7 30 (1.56%) IBM
8 24 (1.25%) Google
9 22 (1.14%) Informatica
9 22 (1.14%) Citrix
10 21 (1.09%) Juniper
10 21 (1.09%) Orchard
11 20 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (1.04%) Zend
12 17 (0.88%) HP
13 16 (0.83%) Apple
14 14 (0.73%) Blue Coat
15 13 (0.68%) Intel
15 13 (0.68%) JBoss
16 12 (0.62%) Business Objects
Berkshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
KDR
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £378 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: Highly Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Picture More Ltd
Rate: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Blu Digital
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £495 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago