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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 109 95 153
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 912 953 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 2.08% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 2.25% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 605 336
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 15
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% +22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £16.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +22.50%
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
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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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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 -29 401 £375 - 116
South East -21 190 £390 -2.50% 31
North West +9 72 £388 +10.71% 36
South West -2 72 £438 +15.13% 18
East Midlands +25 43 £450 +20.00% 19
East of England +2 39 £425 +16.43% 14
Yorkshire -11 39 £456 +30.35% 11
West Midlands -21 21 £400 +21.21% 7
Midlands +12 11 £400 - 1
North East +4 11 £319 -20.31% 5
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 770 (39.55%) User Experience
2 598 (30.71%) HTML
3 512 (26.30%) CSS
4 404 (20.75%) Photoshop
5 343 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
6 314 (16.13%) JavaScript
7 290 (14.89%) Adobe Illustrator
8 261 (13.41%) Finance
9 235 (12.07%) Adobe
10 214 (10.99%) Axure RP
11 192 (9.86%) HTML5
12 156 (8.01%) jQuery
13 144 (7.40%) Banking
14 139 (7.14%) Oracle
15 132 (6.78%) Mobile App
16 131 (6.73%) Security Cleared
17 130 (6.68%) Degree
18 128 (6.57%) Marketing
19 126 (6.47%) Graphic Design
20 123 (6.32%) Retail
21 119 (6.11%) CSS3
22 118 (6.06%) Microsoft
23 115 (5.91%) Information Architecture
24 112 (5.75%) Web Design
25 111 (5.70%) Telecoms
26 102 (5.24%) Java
27 98 (5.03%) E-Commerce
27 98 (5.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
28 97 (4.98%) .NET
29 95 (4.88%) SQL

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 39 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.64%) CMS
3 30 (1.54%) Apache
4 27 (1.39%) WebSphere
5 23 (1.18%) WordPress
6 11 (0.56%) Drupal
6 11 (0.56%) WebLogic
7 10 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.51%) Lync
7 10 (0.51%) Node.js
8 8 (0.41%) IIS
8 8 (0.41%) SAS
9 7 (0.36%) CICS
10 6 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.26%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
12 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 404 (20.75%) Photoshop
2 290 (14.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 98 (5.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 57 (2.93%) OmniGraffle
5 48 (2.47%) Fireworks
6 44 (2.26%) InDesign
7 38 (1.95%) MS Excel
8 35 (1.80%) MS Visio
9 30 (1.54%) Adobe After Effects
10 29 (1.49%) MS Office
11 28 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
12 20 (1.03%) Acrobat
13 12 (0.62%) CINEMA 4D
14 8 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
15 7 (0.36%) AutoCAD
16 4 (0.21%) SPSS
16 4 (0.21%) EPLAN
17 3 (0.15%) Edge Animate
18 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
18 2 (0.10%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 11 (0.56%) Google Analytics
2 8 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.36%) Exstream
3 7 (0.36%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle BRM
6 3 (0.15%) Retail-J
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.10%) TRIRIGA
8 1 (0.051%) Oracle SCM
8 1 (0.051%) Summit
8 1 (0.051%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.051%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.051%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.051%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.051%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.051%) Magento
8 1 (0.051%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.67%) MailChimp
2 8 (0.41%) IaaS
3 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.36%) SaaS
4 5 (0.26%) Office 365
5 4 (0.21%) GitHub
6 3 (0.15%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.051%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.00%) Internet
2 34 (1.75%) Firewall
3 32 (1.64%) 3G
4 28 (1.44%) WAN
5 25 (1.28%) Intranet
6 23 (1.18%) LAN
7 19 (0.98%) 2G
8 18 (0.92%) SAN
9 16 (0.82%) LTE
9 16 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
10 15 (0.77%) 4G
10 15 (0.77%) Network Security
10 15 (0.77%) Broadband
11 14 (0.72%) DNS
11 14 (0.72%) Unified Communications
12 13 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (0.56%) MVNO
14 11 (0.56%) PBX
14 11 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 22 (1.13%) Big Data
3 22 (1.13%) Oracle Database
4 20 (1.03%) DB2
5 16 (0.82%) MySQL
6 13 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
8 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.46%) Star Schema
9 9 (0.46%) QlikView
10 8 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.36%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.36%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 7 (0.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 6 (0.31%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 214 (10.99%) Axure RP
2 85 (4.37%) Dreamweaver
3 58 (2.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 14 (0.72%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.72%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.51%) JIRA
6 7 (0.36%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.31%) PHPUnit
7 6 (0.31%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.26%) GCC
8 5 (0.26%) Xcode
8 5 (0.26%) Subversion
9 4 (0.21%) JUnit
9 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Blend
10 3 (0.15%) Redmine
10 3 (0.15%) Selenium
10 3 (0.15%) Checkstyle
10 3 (0.15%) ERwin
10 3 (0.15%) ProtoShare
General
1 261 (13.41%) Finance
2 144 (7.40%) Banking
3 128 (6.57%) Marketing
4 123 (6.32%) Retail
5 111 (5.70%) Telecoms
6 71 (3.65%) Publishing
7 45 (2.31%) Legal
8 33 (1.69%) Billing
9 28 (1.44%) Games
10 25 (1.28%) Advertising
11 23 (1.18%) Retail Banking
12 18 (0.92%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.87%) Law
14 14 (0.72%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.31%) Automotive
15 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.31%) Back Office
16 5 (0.26%) Electronics
16 5 (0.26%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 598 (30.71%) HTML
2 512 (26.30%) CSS
3 192 (9.86%) HTML5
4 156 (8.01%) jQuery
5 119 (6.11%) CSS3
6 97 (4.98%) .NET
7 65 (3.34%) XML
8 60 (3.08%) Flash
9 50 (2.57%) AngularJS
10 47 (2.41%) Web Services
11 42 (2.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 35 (1.80%) ASP.NET
13 28 (1.44%) J2EE
14 26 (1.34%) Middleware
15 25 (1.28%) JSON
16 20 (1.03%) XHTML
16 20 (1.03%) SOAP
17 19 (0.98%) Ajax
18 18 (0.92%) JSP
19 17 (0.87%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 770 (39.55%) User Experience
2 132 (6.78%) Mobile App
3 126 (6.47%) Graphic Design
4 78 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
5 67 (3.44%) Social Media
6 47 (2.41%) W3C
7 41 (2.11%) E-Learning
8 29 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.34%) Digital Media
10 25 (1.28%) Visualisation
11 21 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
11 21 (1.08%) Clustering
12 20 (1.03%) Human Factors
13 18 (0.92%) Management Information System
14 17 (0.87%) Mainframe
14 17 (0.87%) Video Editing
15 16 (0.82%) Animation
16 14 (0.72%) Online Banking
16 14 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
17 13 (0.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 94 (4.83%) Android
2 91 (4.67%) Apple iOS
3 86 (4.42%) Windows
4 60 (3.08%) Linux
5 33 (1.69%) UNIX
6 18 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (0.72%) Solaris
8 10 (0.51%) AIX
9 8 (0.41%) CentOS
9 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone 7
12 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.051%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.051%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (5.91%) Information Architecture
3 112 (5.75%) Web Design
4 98 (5.03%) E-Commerce
5 86 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 83 (4.26%) Rapid Prototyping
7 82 (4.21%) SOA
8 79 (4.06%) Usability Testing
9 72 (3.70%) Responsive Web Design
10 69 (3.54%) UX Design
11 64 (3.29%) Project Management
12 63 (3.24%) Data Modelling
13 61 (3.13%) ETL
14 59 (3.03%) Web Development
14 59 (3.03%) Analytics
15 54 (2.77%) Business Intelligence
15 54 (2.77%) ITIL
16 48 (2.47%) Scrum
17 43 (2.21%) SEO
18 40 (2.05%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 314 (16.13%) JavaScript
2 102 (5.24%) Java
3 95 (4.88%) SQL
4 38 (1.95%) C#
5 36 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 28 (1.44%) PHP
7 18 (0.92%) Perl
7 18 (0.92%) Shell Script
8 16 (0.82%) C
9 12 (0.62%) ActionScript
10 11 (0.56%) Python
11 7 (0.36%) C++
12 5 (0.26%) Ruby
12 5 (0.26%) Korn
12 5 (0.26%) ActionScript 2.0
13 4 (0.21%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.21%) XAML
13 4 (0.21%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.21%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.15%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 131 (6.73%) Security Cleared
2 130 (6.68%) Degree
3 67 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.39%) DV Cleared
4 27 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (0.92%) VCP4
6 15 (0.77%) CISSP
7 13 (0.67%) CCNP
7 13 (0.67%) CCNA
8 11 (0.56%) ISSAP
9 10 (0.51%) ISSMP
9 10 (0.51%) CISM
10 9 (0.46%) HND
11 8 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
12 7 (0.36%) CCIE
13 4 (0.21%) CCDP
13 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.21%) RHCE
13 4 (0.21%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.34%) QA
2 12 (0.62%) Solvency II
3 4 (0.21%) WAI
3 4 (0.21%) COBIT
4 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.051%) WCAG
5 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.051%) SLA
5 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.051%) EMIR
System Software
1 15 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 9 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.26%) OpenSSH
5 4 (0.21%) Samba
6 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.10%) XenApp
6 2 (0.10%) XenServer
7 1 (0.051%) NFS
7 1 (0.051%) Xen
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.051%) SRDF
7 1 (0.051%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.051%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.051%) KVM
7 1 (0.051%) Docker
7 1 (0.051%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 17 (0.87%) SCCM
2 5 (0.26%) Ansible
3 4 (0.21%) SCOM
4 3 (0.15%) OPNET
5 2 (0.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.10%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.051%) Puppet
6 1 (0.051%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.051%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.051%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.051%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.051%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.051%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.051%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.051%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.051%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.051%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 235 (12.07%) Adobe
2 139 (7.14%) Oracle
3 118 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 67 (3.44%) Cisco
5 37 (1.90%) Informatica
6 36 (1.85%) IBM
7 33 (1.69%) SAP
8 28 (1.44%) HP
9 27 (1.39%) VMware
10 18 (0.92%) Google
10 18 (0.92%) Apple
10 18 (0.92%) Juniper
11 16 (0.82%) CheckPoint
12 15 (0.77%) webMethods
13 13 (0.67%) Orchard
14 12 (0.62%) Teradata
14 12 (0.62%) Siebel
15 11 (0.56%) Unisys
15 11 (0.56%) Business Objects
15 11 (0.56%) BMC
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £340 to £440 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Calderdale Council
Rate: From £28,746 to £30,978 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
BrightPool
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £425 to £470 per day
Posted: 5 days ago