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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 97 109 99
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1048 853 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.02% 1.83% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 1.97% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 543 549
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 15
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.25 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +11.11%
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
47141 43312 43321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.67% 92.78% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30352 26814 24841
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1885 2412
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +1 467 £375 -3.84% 85
South East +17 196 £425 +13.33% 48
North West +9 70 £369 -14.49% 21
South West 0 65 £400 +5.12% 17
East of England 0 65 £400 +60.00% 18
Yorkshire +26 59 £406 +1.56% 24
North East +7 48 £375 +275.00% 4
West Midlands +1 43 £393 +30.83% 4
East Midlands +17 41 £300 -6.25% 8
Midlands -4 2 - -
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 829 (41.02%) User Experience
2 633 (31.32%) HTML
3 555 (27.46%) CSS
4 479 (23.70%) Photoshop
5 439 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
6 358 (17.71%) Adobe Illustrator
7 323 (15.98%) Adobe
8 287 (14.20%) JavaScript
9 245 (12.12%) Finance
10 231 (11.43%) Axure RP
11 210 (10.39%) HTML5
12 166 (8.21%) Marketing
13 159 (7.87%) Mobile App
14 158 (7.82%) jQuery
15 152 (7.52%) Degree
16 136 (6.73%) Banking
17 134 (6.63%) Security Cleared
18 128 (6.33%) CSS3
18 128 (6.33%) E-Commerce
18 128 (6.33%) Retail
19 118 (5.84%) Microsoft
20 115 (5.69%) Oracle
21 114 (5.64%) Web Design
22 110 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
23 109 (5.39%) Telecoms
24 106 (5.24%) Apple iOS
25 105 (5.20%) Android
25 105 (5.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
26 100 (4.95%) Java
27 99 (4.90%) Windows

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 51 (2.52%) CMS
2 43 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 39 (1.93%) Apache
4 22 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 15 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 13 (0.64%) Node.js
7 12 (0.59%) Lync
8 11 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.45%) WordPress
10 8 (0.40%) Drupal
10 8 (0.40%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.35%) IIS
11 7 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (0.35%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.25%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 479 (23.70%) Photoshop
2 358 (17.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 105 (5.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 66 (3.27%) OmniGraffle
5 64 (3.17%) InDesign
6 55 (2.72%) Fireworks
7 48 (2.38%) MS Office
8 46 (2.28%) MS Excel
9 37 (1.83%) Adobe After Effects
10 31 (1.53%) MS Visio
11 28 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
12 18 (0.89%) Acrobat
13 13 (0.64%) Adobe Captivate
14 10 (0.49%) CINEMA 4D
15 9 (0.45%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
16 3 (0.15%) EPLAN
17 2 (0.099%) Edge Animate
18 1 (0.049%) Maya
18 1 (0.049%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 10 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.45%) WebTrends
2 9 (0.45%) Google Analytics
3 8 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.30%) CSG Singleview
5 5 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.20%) Exstream
7 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.15%) Summit
7 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.15%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.099%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.099%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.45%) IaaS
2 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.35%) Office 365
4 6 (0.30%) SaaS
5 5 (0.25%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.15%) Force.com
8 2 (0.099%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.099%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.049%) PaaS
9 1 (0.049%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.23%) Firewall
2 34 (1.68%) Internet
3 33 (1.63%) 3G
4 28 (1.39%) WAN
5 26 (1.29%) DNS
5 26 (1.29%) Intranet
6 25 (1.24%) LTE
7 24 (1.19%) LAN
8 19 (0.94%) SAN
8 19 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (0.89%) VoLTE
9 18 (0.89%) Radio Access Network
10 17 (0.84%) Network Security
11 15 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (0.74%) LDAP
12 14 (0.69%) 4G
13 13 (0.64%) 2G
14 12 (0.59%) MVNO
14 12 (0.59%) VPN
15 10 (0.49%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (1.09%) MySQL
4 19 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 18 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (0.59%) Big Data
8 11 (0.54%) DB2
8 11 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (0.49%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.45%) DTS
10 9 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.25%) IDOL
13 5 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 231 (11.43%) Axure RP
2 92 (4.55%) Dreamweaver
3 55 (2.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 19 (0.94%) Git (software)
5 18 (0.89%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.59%) JIRA
6 12 (0.59%) PHPUnit
7 11 (0.54%) Subversion
8 9 (0.45%) ERwin
8 9 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Blend
10 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.30%) ReSharper
10 6 (0.30%) Xcode
11 5 (0.25%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.25%) JUnit
11 5 (0.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 5 (0.25%) GCC
11 5 (0.25%) Selenium
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
General
1 245 (12.12%) Finance
2 166 (8.21%) Marketing
3 136 (6.73%) Banking
4 128 (6.33%) Retail
5 109 (5.39%) Telecoms
6 93 (4.60%) Publishing
7 51 (2.52%) Legal
8 36 (1.78%) Billing
9 33 (1.63%) Games
10 30 (1.48%) Advertising
11 23 (1.14%) Retail Banking
12 20 (0.99%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.89%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.64%) Electronics
14 13 (0.64%) Automotive
15 12 (0.59%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.40%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.40%) Law
17 7 (0.35%) Local Government
18 5 (0.25%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 633 (31.32%) HTML
2 555 (27.46%) CSS
3 210 (10.39%) HTML5
4 158 (7.82%) jQuery
5 128 (6.33%) CSS3
6 98 (4.85%) .NET
7 89 (4.40%) Flash
8 64 (3.17%) XML
9 63 (3.12%) Web Services
10 50 (2.47%) XHTML
11 43 (2.13%) AngularJS
12 36 (1.78%) ASP.NET
13 34 (1.68%) Ajax
14 30 (1.48%) Middleware
15 29 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 27 (1.34%) J2EE
17 21 (1.04%) WCF
18 18 (0.89%) WPF
19 16 (0.79%) Sass
19 16 (0.79%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 829 (41.02%) User Experience
2 159 (7.87%) Mobile App
3 110 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (4.30%) Graphic Design
5 80 (3.96%) Social Media
6 61 (3.02%) W3C
7 44 (2.18%) E-Learning
8 30 (1.48%) Visualisation
9 25 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.24%) Animation
10 23 (1.14%) Digital Media
11 22 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
11 22 (1.09%) Mainframe
12 18 (0.89%) Online Banking
13 17 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.79%) Open Source
15 14 (0.69%) Mobile Payment
16 13 (0.64%) Online Games
16 13 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
16 13 (0.64%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 106 (5.24%) Apple iOS
2 105 (5.20%) Android
3 99 (4.90%) Windows
4 60 (2.97%) Linux
5 27 (1.34%) UNIX
6 22 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.64%) CentOS
8 11 (0.54%) Solaris
8 11 (0.54%) AIX
9 8 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.20%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.099%) MVS
14 1 (0.049%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.049%) HPUX
14 1 (0.049%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.049%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (6.33%) E-Commerce
3 114 (5.64%) Web Design
4 90 (4.45%) UX Design
5 85 (4.21%) Rapid Prototyping
6 84 (4.16%) Responsive Web Design
6 84 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 78 (3.86%) ITIL
8 76 (3.76%) Information Architecture
9 73 (3.61%) Usability Testing
10 69 (3.41%) SOA
11 66 (3.27%) Project Management
11 66 (3.27%) Scrum
12 61 (3.02%) ETL
12 61 (3.02%) Data Modelling
13 60 (2.97%) Web Development
14 48 (2.38%) SEO
15 47 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
16 43 (2.13%) Web Accessibility
17 42 (2.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 287 (14.20%) JavaScript
2 100 (4.95%) Java
3 79 (3.91%) SQL
4 49 (2.42%) C#
5 31 (1.53%) PHP
6 16 (0.79%) C
6 16 (0.79%) ActionScript
7 13 (0.64%) PL/SQL
7 13 (0.64%) Perl
8 12 (0.59%) VB.NET
9 9 (0.45%) C++
10 8 (0.40%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.35%) XAML
11 7 (0.35%) ActionScript 2.0
12 6 (0.30%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.30%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.25%) Python
13 5 (0.25%) Korn
14 4 (0.20%) ActionScript 3.0
14 4 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 152 (7.52%) Degree
2 134 (6.63%) Security Cleared
3 82 (4.06%) SC Cleared
4 19 (0.94%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (0.69%) CISSP
7 13 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.45%) CCNP
9 8 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.25%) CCIE
11 4 (0.20%) HND
12 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.099%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.099%) MCSE
13 2 (0.099%) CCSP
13 2 (0.099%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.099%) CCDP
13 2 (0.099%) CCA
14 1 (0.049%) CCSA
14 1 (0.049%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (1.53%) QA
2 17 (0.84%) COBIT
3 9 (0.45%) SLA
3 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.25%) WAI
6 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.049%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.049%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.049%) WCAG
7 1 (0.049%) EMIR
System Software
1 23 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.35%) XenApp
5 6 (0.30%) ProxySG
6 5 (0.25%) OpenSSH
7 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.15%) Xen
9 2 (0.099%) KVM
9 2 (0.099%) XenServer
9 2 (0.099%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.049%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.049%) NFS
10 1 (0.049%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.049%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.049%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.049%) SRDF
10 1 (0.049%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (0.89%) SCCM
2 4 (0.20%) Ansible
2 4 (0.20%) SCOM
3 3 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.099%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.099%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.049%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.049%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.049%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.049%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.049%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.049%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.049%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.049%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.049%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 323 (15.98%) Adobe
2 118 (5.84%) Microsoft
3 115 (5.69%) Oracle
4 64 (3.17%) Cisco
5 43 (2.13%) Informatica
6 37 (1.83%) SAP
7 31 (1.53%) VMware
8 30 (1.48%) Juniper
9 28 (1.39%) IBM
10 20 (0.99%) Google
11 19 (0.94%) webMethods
11 19 (0.94%) HP
12 18 (0.89%) Citrix
13 17 (0.84%) Siebel
14 16 (0.79%) Blue Coat
15 15 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (0.64%) Zend
17 12 (0.59%) Software AG
17 12 (0.59%) Apple
17 12 (0.59%) Ab Initio
Burnley, Lancashire
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £380 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Executive Resource Group Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, please quote
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £25 - £40 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
KHR - Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Negotiable DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £452 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago