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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 98 126 110
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1182 914 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.31% 1.77% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 1.87% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 561 628
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 27
Average hourly rate £38.25 £23.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.05% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £15.11 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.60 £41.25 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £29.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +30.00%
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
48700 48807 46973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32117 30128 29195
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1957 1952
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 £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +37 562 £413 +3.12% 112
South East +26 288 £375 -6.25% 47
East of England +20 65 £400 +6.66% 6
North West +1 63 £393 +8.27% 30
South West +8 60 £363 +3.57% 17
West Midlands +7 49 £388 +10.71% 11
Yorkshire -5 46 £425 -8.10% 31
North East -26 28 £420 -11.57% 2
East Midlands -2 24 £425 -5.55% 12
Midlands -11 1 - -
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 905 (41.36%) User Experience
2 616 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
3 562 (25.69%) HTML
4 462 (21.12%) CSS
5 334 (15.27%) Adobe
6 299 (13.67%) Photoshop
7 259 (11.84%) Finance
8 256 (11.70%) JavaScript
9 248 (11.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 235 (10.74%) Security Cleared
11 197 (9.00%) Mobile App
12 173 (7.91%) SC Cleared
13 167 (7.63%) HTML5
14 161 (7.36%) Axure RP
15 156 (7.13%) Degree
16 151 (6.90%) Banking
17 143 (6.54%) Telecoms
18 141 (6.44%) Oracle
18 141 (6.44%) E-Commerce
19 138 (6.31%) Web Design
20 129 (5.90%) Java
21 127 (5.80%) Cisco
22 126 (5.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
23 123 (5.62%) Front End Development
24 120 (5.48%) SOA
25 116 (5.30%) Responsive Web Design
26 113 (5.16%) Retail
27 112 (5.12%) Migration
27 112 (5.12%) Microsoft
28 101 (4.62%) Web Services

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 54 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.10%) CMS
3 40 (1.83%) WebSphere
4 24 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 19 (0.87%) JBoss
6 17 (0.78%) Confluence
7 16 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 15 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
8 15 (0.69%) WordPress
9 13 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (0.55%) Apache
10 12 (0.55%) Skype for Business
11 11 (0.50%) Apache ServiceMix
11 11 (0.50%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.41%) MQSeries
12 9 (0.41%) SAS
13 8 (0.37%) ArcGIS
13 8 (0.37%) Node.js
13 8 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 299 (13.67%) Photoshop
2 248 (11.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 126 (5.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 67 (3.06%) OmniGraffle
5 54 (2.47%) MS Excel
6 47 (2.15%) MS Office
7 33 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
8 28 (1.28%) InDesign
9 26 (1.19%) MS Visio
10 24 (1.10%) Fireworks
11 18 (0.82%) Adobe After Effects
12 15 (0.69%) Adobe Captivate
13 14 (0.64%) CINEMA 4D
14 13 (0.59%) AutoCAD
15 9 (0.41%) Acrobat
16 5 (0.23%) 3ds Max
16 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
17 4 (0.18%) Vectorworks
18 2 (0.091%) GIMP
18 2 (0.091%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 14 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.32%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.14%) BigMachines
5 3 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.14%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.091%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.091%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.091%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.091%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.091%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.091%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.091%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.091%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.046%) BASE24
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.046%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.046%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.87%) Office 365
2 15 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.41%) SaaS
7 6 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 6 (0.27%) PaaS
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.14%) HP Helion
8 3 (0.14%) IaaS
9 2 (0.091%) GitHub
9 2 (0.091%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.091%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.046%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.046%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.046%) Responsys
10 1 (0.046%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.046%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.24%) Firewall
2 66 (3.02%) VPN
2 66 (3.02%) WAN
3 57 (2.61%) BGP
4 52 (2.38%) MPLS
5 47 (2.15%) Internet
6 42 (1.92%) OSPF
7 40 (1.83%) IPsec
8 37 (1.69%) LAN
9 24 (1.10%) Network Security
10 21 (0.96%) HTTP
11 18 (0.82%) DNS
11 18 (0.82%) DWDM
11 18 (0.82%) EIGRP
11 18 (0.82%) MVNO
12 17 (0.78%) 4G
13 16 (0.73%) ATM
13 16 (0.73%) SDH
14 15 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (0.69%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.97%) Oracle Database
3 32 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 25 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 20 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
7 16 (0.73%) Big Data
8 12 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (0.55%) Hadoop
9 11 (0.50%) DB2
9 11 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 11 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (0.46%) QlikView
10 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.37%) GIS
13 7 (0.32%) Data Mart
14 6 (0.27%) MySQL
14 6 (0.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 161 (7.36%) Axure RP
2 30 (1.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 25 (1.14%) JIRA
4 20 (0.91%) Git (software)
5 18 (0.82%) SoapUI
6 17 (0.78%) Maven
7 15 (0.69%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.59%) Cucumber
8 13 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
9 12 (0.55%) JUnit
10 10 (0.46%) Subversion
10 10 (0.46%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.41%) ClearCase
11 9 (0.41%) Jasmine
11 9 (0.41%) XMLSpy
12 8 (0.37%) NCrunch
12 8 (0.37%) NUnit
13 7 (0.32%) Grunt
13 7 (0.32%) Selenium
13 7 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 259 (11.84%) Finance
2 151 (6.90%) Banking
3 143 (6.54%) Telecoms
4 113 (5.16%) Retail
5 91 (4.16%) Publishing
6 80 (3.66%) Marketing
7 52 (2.38%) Legal
8 46 (2.10%) Investment Banking
9 34 (1.55%) Games
10 22 (1.01%) Multimedia
11 18 (0.82%) Back Office
12 15 (0.69%) Billing
12 15 (0.69%) Electronics
12 15 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.46%) Advertising
14 7 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.27%) Military
16 5 (0.23%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.18%) Automotive
17 4 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 562 (25.69%) HTML
2 462 (21.12%) CSS
3 167 (7.63%) HTML5
4 101 (4.62%) Web Services
5 96 (4.39%) jQuery
6 93 (4.25%) CSS3
7 73 (3.34%) XML
8 71 (3.24%) .NET
9 63 (2.88%) SOAP
10 57 (2.61%) AngularJS
11 52 (2.38%) Middleware
12 42 (1.92%) XSD
13 40 (1.83%) REST
13 40 (1.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 37 (1.69%) WSDL
15 36 (1.65%) Flash
16 30 (1.37%) ASP.NET
17 28 (1.28%) JSON
18 25 (1.14%) J2EE
18 25 (1.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 905 (41.36%) User Experience
2 197 (9.00%) Mobile App
3 71 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (2.47%) Graphic Design
5 53 (2.42%) Visualisation
6 44 (2.01%) e-Learning
7 40 (1.83%) Social Media
8 38 (1.74%) Data Centre
9 30 (1.37%) Animation
10 28 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.23%) Digital Media
12 24 (1.10%) Photography
13 23 (1.05%) W3C
14 22 (1.01%) Fixed Income
15 18 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 17 (0.78%) Psychology
17 15 (0.69%) DataPower
18 12 (0.55%) Mainframe
19 10 (0.46%) Copywriting
19 10 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 90 (4.11%) Android
2 86 (3.93%) Apple iOS
3 73 (3.34%) Linux
4 64 (2.93%) Windows
5 40 (1.83%) Unix
6 18 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 16 (0.73%) Windows Server
9 13 (0.59%) AIX
9 13 (0.59%) Solaris
10 10 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.18%) CentOS
12 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.091%) HPUX
14 1 (0.046%) CatOS
14 1 (0.046%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (6.44%) E-Commerce
3 138 (6.31%) Web Design
4 123 (5.62%) Front End Development
5 120 (5.48%) SOA
6 116 (5.30%) Responsive Web Design
7 112 (5.12%) Migration
8 97 (4.43%) Scrum
9 96 (4.39%) Rapid Prototyping
10 90 (4.11%) Usability Testing
11 89 (4.07%) Typography
12 87 (3.98%) Project Management
13 85 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 83 (3.79%) CRM
14 83 (3.79%) Information Architecture
15 75 (3.43%) Analytics
16 72 (3.29%) UX Design
17 61 (2.79%) User Stories
18 60 (2.74%) Service Design
19 56 (2.56%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 256 (11.70%) JavaScript
2 129 (5.90%) Java
3 83 (3.79%) SQL
4 49 (2.24%) C#
5 22 (1.01%) PowerShell
6 20 (0.91%) Shell Script
7 18 (0.82%) PHP
8 16 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.46%) T-SQL
10 9 (0.41%) COBOL
11 8 (0.37%) ActionScript
12 7 (0.32%) C
12 7 (0.32%) Python
13 6 (0.27%) Groovy
14 5 (0.23%) Lisp
14 5 (0.23%) Perl
14 5 (0.23%) XAML
15 4 (0.18%) ActionScript 3.0
15 4 (0.18%) C++
15 4 (0.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 235 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 173 (7.91%) SC Cleared
3 156 (7.13%) Degree
4 69 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (2.88%) CCNP
6 56 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 19 (0.87%) CCDP
8 16 (0.73%) CIPD
8 16 (0.73%) JNCIP
8 16 (0.73%) JNCIS
9 11 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.50%) CCIE
9 11 (0.50%) CISSP
9 11 (0.50%) JNCIA
10 7 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.32%) ISEB
11 6 (0.27%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (0.27%) CISM
11 6 (0.27%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (1.87%) QA
2 23 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.37%) HL7
3 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.32%) SEPA
5 5 (0.23%) NEBOSH
6 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.18%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.091%) COBIT
7 2 (0.091%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.046%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.046%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.046%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.046%) SLA
8 1 (0.046%) WAI
8 1 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 46 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.73%) vSphere
4 7 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.18%) HDFS
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.18%) Samba
5 4 (0.18%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.14%) XenServer
7 2 (0.091%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.046%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.046%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.046%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.046%) iptables
8 1 (0.046%) Snort
8 1 (0.046%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (0.64%) SCCM
2 13 (0.59%) SCOM
3 10 (0.46%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 6 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.27%) NetBackup
4 6 (0.27%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 4 (0.18%) Puppet
6 3 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.14%) Nagios
6 3 (0.14%) OpenAM
6 3 (0.14%) OpenIDM
6 3 (0.14%) SCDPM
6 3 (0.14%) SCSM
6 3 (0.14%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.091%) Netcool
7 2 (0.091%) OPNET
7 2 (0.091%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.091%) vRealize
Vendors
1 334 (15.27%) Adobe
2 141 (6.44%) Oracle
3 127 (5.80%) Cisco
4 112 (5.12%) Microsoft
5 71 (3.24%) Juniper
6 62 (2.83%) IBM
7 50 (2.29%) VMware
8 43 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 32 (1.46%) CheckPoint
10 27 (1.23%) SAP
11 19 (0.87%) Apple
11 19 (0.87%) Google
11 19 (0.87%) HP
12 18 (0.82%) BT
12 18 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (0.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 17 (0.78%) Remedy
14 16 (0.73%) Nortel
15 15 (0.69%) Citrix
16 13 (0.59%) Twitter
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