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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 106 106 108
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1005 972 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.95% 1.97% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 2.13% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 615 471
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £349 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.69% -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -17.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £13.50 £22.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £38.75 £48.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.38 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -53 379 £400 +6.66% 103
South East +4 225 £400 +14.28% 47
South West +41 109 £425 +13.33% 16
North West -19 68 £388 +10.71% 32
West Midlands +35 59 £325 - 16
North East +26 59 £404 - 3
East of England +31 51 £350 +16.66% 14
Yorkshire -36 42 £330 +57.14% 41
East Midlands -5 21 £240 +6.66% 18
Midlands -3 1 £450 +40.62%
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 785 (40.95%) User Experience
2 520 (27.13%) HTML
3 487 (25.40%) CSS
4 357 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
5 322 (16.80%) Photoshop
6 288 (15.02%) Adobe
7 259 (13.51%) Adobe Illustrator
8 257 (13.41%) JavaScript
9 230 (12.00%) Finance
10 182 (9.49%) Axure RP
11 169 (8.82%) Web Design
12 164 (8.56%) Oracle
13 155 (8.09%) Mobile App
14 154 (8.03%) Degree
15 152 (7.93%) Marketing
16 137 (7.15%) HTML5
17 128 (6.68%) E-Commerce
18 124 (6.47%) Retail
19 121 (6.31%) Information Architecture
20 120 (6.26%) Security Cleared
20 120 (6.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 116 (6.05%) Telecoms
22 115 (6.00%) Banking
23 113 (5.89%) Graphic Design
24 109 (5.69%) jQuery
25 107 (5.58%) SOA
26 103 (5.37%) Java
27 100 (5.22%) SQL
28 99 (5.16%) CSS3
29 93 (4.85%) Microsoft

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (1.77%) SharePoint
1 34 (1.77%) CMS
2 27 (1.41%) WebSphere
3 19 (0.99%) JBoss
4 18 (0.94%) WebLogic
5 16 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 15 (0.78%) WordPress
7 14 (0.73%) Oracle Service Bus
8 13 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (0.57%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.52%) SAS
10 10 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.52%) Confluence
10 10 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (0.47%) Apache
11 9 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.37%) Lync
13 6 (0.31%) Node.js
13 6 (0.31%) Moodle
Applications
1 322 (16.80%) Photoshop
2 259 (13.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 120 (6.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 54 (2.82%) OmniGraffle
5 41 (2.14%) InDesign
5 41 (2.14%) Fireworks
6 37 (1.93%) MS Office
7 35 (1.83%) Adobe After Effects
8 33 (1.72%) MS Visio
9 32 (1.67%) MS Excel
10 12 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
11 11 (0.57%) CINEMA 4D
12 10 (0.52%) Acrobat
13 7 (0.37%) GIMP
14 6 (0.31%) 3ds Max
15 4 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
16 3 (0.16%) ZBrush
16 3 (0.16%) Maya
16 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
17 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 13 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.37%) Magento
3 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.26%) Exstream
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.16%) Retail-J
5 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.10%) Maximo
6 2 (0.10%) Summit
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.052%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.052%) Cordys
7 1 (0.052%) SAP TEM
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.57%) SaaS
4 10 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
5 5 (0.26%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.21%) Office 365
6 4 (0.21%) GitHub
7 3 (0.16%) Taleo
8 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.052%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.052%) Yammer
9 1 (0.052%) eCircle
9 1 (0.052%) IaaS
9 1 (0.052%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.052%) PaaS
9 1 (0.052%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.14%) Internet
2 25 (1.30%) SAN
2 25 (1.30%) Firewall
3 23 (1.20%) WAN
4 22 (1.15%) Network Security
5 21 (1.10%) TCP/IP
6 20 (1.04%) LAN
7 18 (0.94%) BGP
8 17 (0.89%) 3G
9 16 (0.83%) OSPF
10 15 (0.78%) VPN
11 13 (0.68%) VoIP
11 13 (0.68%) MPLS
12 12 (0.63%) PBX
13 11 (0.57%) Unified Communications
13 11 (0.57%) Radio Access Network
13 11 (0.57%) IPsec
14 10 (0.52%) 2G
14 10 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (0.52%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
2 55 (2.87%) Oracle Database
3 46 (2.40%) SQL Server
4 33 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
6 19 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 17 (0.89%) DB2
7 17 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (0.83%) MySQL
8 16 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
9 14 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
11 11 (0.57%) Star Schema
11 11 (0.57%) Big Data
12 10 (0.52%) QlikView
12 10 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.42%) BusinessObjects XI
14 8 (0.42%) Base SAS
14 8 (0.42%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 182 (9.49%) Axure RP
2 52 (2.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 34 (1.77%) Dreamweaver
4 18 (0.94%) JIRA
5 13 (0.68%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.57%) Cucumber
7 10 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Blend
8 7 (0.37%) Subversion
8 7 (0.37%) JUnit
9 5 (0.26%) Grunt
10 4 (0.21%) Gradle
10 4 (0.21%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.21%) Maven
10 4 (0.21%) Selenium
11 3 (0.16%) Checkstyle
11 3 (0.16%) Lombardi
11 3 (0.16%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.16%) FindBugs
General
1 230 (12.00%) Finance
2 152 (7.93%) Marketing
3 124 (6.47%) Retail
4 116 (6.05%) Telecoms
5 115 (6.00%) Banking
6 43 (2.24%) Publishing
7 42 (2.19%) Advertising
8 30 (1.56%) Games
9 28 (1.46%) Billing
10 25 (1.30%) Legal
11 23 (1.20%) Investment Banking
12 20 (1.04%) Multimedia
13 15 (0.78%) Electronics
14 14 (0.73%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.63%) Back Office
16 10 (0.52%) Manufacturing
16 10 (0.52%) Law
17 9 (0.47%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.31%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 520 (27.13%) HTML
2 487 (25.40%) CSS
3 137 (7.15%) HTML5
4 109 (5.69%) jQuery
5 99 (5.16%) CSS3
6 76 (3.96%) XML
7 61 (3.18%) .NET
8 58 (3.03%) Web Services
9 55 (2.87%) Flash
10 51 (2.66%) Middleware
11 50 (2.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 42 (2.19%) J2EE
13 41 (2.14%) Sass
14 40 (2.09%) AngularJS
15 36 (1.88%) SOAP
16 30 (1.56%) JSON
17 29 (1.51%) Java EE
18 28 (1.46%) XHTML
19 27 (1.41%) REST
20 24 (1.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 785 (40.95%) User Experience
2 155 (8.09%) Mobile App
3 113 (5.89%) Graphic Design
4 75 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (2.24%) Visualisation
5 43 (2.24%) W3C
6 32 (1.67%) Social Media
7 30 (1.56%) E-Learning
8 24 (1.25%) Photography
9 23 (1.20%) Animation
9 23 (1.20%) Data Centre
10 22 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.10%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.04%) Digital Media
13 19 (0.99%) Clustering
14 18 (0.94%) Mainframe
15 17 (0.89%) IVR
16 16 (0.83%) Video Editing
17 13 (0.68%) Copywriting
18 11 (0.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 80 (4.17%) Windows
2 64 (3.34%) Linux
3 45 (2.35%) Android
4 42 (2.19%) Apple iOS
5 41 (2.14%) UNIX
6 22 (1.15%) Solaris
7 20 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.42%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.37%) AIX
10 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.21%) CentOS
12 4 (0.21%) zOS
12 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.052%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.052%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (8.82%) Web Design
3 128 (6.68%) E-Commerce
4 121 (6.31%) Information Architecture
5 107 (5.58%) SOA
6 89 (4.64%) Responsive Web Design
7 81 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 77 (4.02%) Analytics
9 67 (3.50%) Usability Testing
10 63 (3.29%) Rapid Prototyping
11 62 (3.23%) Data Modelling
12 58 (3.03%) Migration
13 56 (2.92%) CRM
14 54 (2.82%) ITIL
14 54 (2.82%) Project Management
15 53 (2.76%) ETL
16 51 (2.66%) Business Intelligence
16 51 (2.66%) Content Management
16 51 (2.66%) UX Design
17 49 (2.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 257 (13.41%) JavaScript
2 103 (5.37%) Java
3 100 (5.22%) SQL
4 32 (1.67%) C#
5 28 (1.46%) PL/SQL
6 22 (1.15%) PHP
7 19 (0.99%) Shell Script
8 16 (0.83%) Perl
9 13 (0.68%) C
10 9 (0.47%) ActionScript
10 9 (0.47%) Python
10 9 (0.47%) Ruby
10 9 (0.47%) PowerShell
10 9 (0.47%) R
11 6 (0.31%) C++
12 5 (0.26%) XAML
12 5 (0.26%) REXX
13 4 (0.21%) COBOL
13 4 (0.21%) VB
14 3 (0.16%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 154 (8.03%) Degree
2 120 (6.26%) Security Cleared
3 81 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (1.15%) CCNP
7 13 (0.68%) RHCE
8 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.57%) JNCIS
9 10 (0.52%) MCSE
10 9 (0.47%) CCIE
10 9 (0.47%) CCNA
11 6 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.26%) CCDP
13 4 (0.21%) MCSA
13 4 (0.21%) HND
13 4 (0.21%) MCITP
13 4 (0.21%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 3 (0.16%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 3 (0.16%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (0.99%) QA
2 12 (0.63%) SLA
3 10 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.10%) WCAG
4 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.052%) DO-160
5 1 (0.052%) WAI
5 1 (0.052%) COBIT
System Software
1 35 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.68%) Samba
4 3 (0.16%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.16%) Squid
4 3 (0.16%) RACF
4 3 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (0.16%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 2 (0.10%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.10%) XenApp
6 1 (0.052%) XenServer
6 1 (0.052%) vSphere
6 1 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.052%) Docker
6 1 (0.052%) iptables
6 1 (0.052%) NFS
6 1 (0.052%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.052%) Xen
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (0.42%) Tivoli
1 8 (0.42%) SCCM
2 7 (0.37%) SCOM
2 7 (0.37%) Puppet
3 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.16%) zSecure
4 3 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.16%) OMEGAMON
4 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 3 (0.16%) Netcool
4 3 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.16%) OPNET
5 2 (0.10%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.10%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.052%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.052%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.052%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 288 (15.02%) Adobe
2 164 (8.56%) Oracle
3 93 (4.85%) Microsoft
4 65 (3.39%) Cisco
5 61 (3.18%) IBM
6 37 (1.93%) SAP
7 29 (1.51%) VMware
8 26 (1.36%) Informatica
9 25 (1.30%) HP
10 19 (0.99%) Google
11 17 (0.89%) Juniper
12 15 (0.78%) Red Hat
13 14 (0.73%) Macromedia
14 13 (0.68%) Sun
15 12 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
16 11 (0.57%) Citrix
16 11 (0.57%) Pega
16 11 (0.57%) Twitter
17 10 (0.52%) F5
17 10 (0.52%) Talend
Yorkshire
Quantica Technology
Posted: 8 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Resource Partners Ltd
Rate: Salary negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £520 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £480 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
GCS
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £520 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago