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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 104 123 117
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1008 833 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.93% 1.75% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.89% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 494 529
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £180 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £326 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 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 £14.90 £15.75 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -14.00%
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
47502 44109 49177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.02% 92.81% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29572 26954 28107
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1898 1931 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 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 18 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 18 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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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 +17 489 £375 +7.14% 90
South East +26 194 £350 +4.47% 29
South West -9 63 £450 +20.00% 18
North West 0 58 £350 +14.75% 25
East of England -15 55 £325 +8.33% 12
Yorkshire +28 53 £173 -41.52% 28
East Midlands +16 41 £323 -9.15% 11
North East -18 24 £375 +167.85% 6
West Midlands -9 19 £300 +59.78% 6
Midlands -1 5 £341 -33.41% 2
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 809 (41.28%) User Experience
2 608 (31.02%) HTML
3 546 (27.86%) CSS
4 496 (25.31%) Photoshop
5 440 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
6 394 (20.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 368 (18.78%) Adobe
8 274 (13.98%) JavaScript
9 222 (11.33%) Axure RP
10 213 (10.87%) Finance
11 208 (10.61%) HTML5
12 185 (9.44%) Marketing
13 183 (9.34%) Mobile App
14 162 (8.27%) Degree
15 152 (7.76%) jQuery
16 143 (7.30%) Retail
17 142 (7.24%) CSS3
18 135 (6.89%) E-Commerce
19 128 (6.53%) Windows
20 123 (6.28%) Banking
21 121 (6.17%) Oracle
22 120 (6.12%) Flash
23 118 (6.02%) Security Cleared
24 116 (5.92%) Web Design
25 113 (5.77%) Android
26 106 (5.41%) Microsoft
27 101 (5.15%) Responsive Web Design
28 100 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
29 98 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
30 97 (4.95%) User Experience Design

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 56 (2.86%) CMS
2 52 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 36 (1.84%) Apache
4 25 (1.28%) WebSphere
5 15 (0.77%) Tomcat
6 14 (0.71%) WebLogic
7 13 (0.66%) MS Exchange
7 13 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
8 12 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.51%) Node.js
9 10 (0.51%) WordPress
10 9 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.36%) Lync
12 7 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.36%) Drupal
12 7 (0.36%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.36%) IIS
13 6 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 496 (25.31%) Photoshop
2 394 (20.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 95 (4.85%) InDesign
4 92 (4.69%) OmniGraffle
5 67 (3.42%) Fireworks
6 64 (3.27%) Adobe After Effects
7 43 (2.19%) MS Excel
8 42 (2.14%) MS Office
9 33 (1.68%) MS Visio
10 29 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
11 12 (0.61%) CINEMA 4D
12 11 (0.56%) AutoCAD
13 9 (0.46%) Adobe Captivate
14 7 (0.36%) Acrobat
15 6 (0.31%) MS Project
16 4 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
16 4 (0.20%) Maya
17 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
17 2 (0.10%) Vectorworks
17 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.46%) Google Analytics
3 8 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.31%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
5 6 (0.31%) WebTrends
5 6 (0.31%) CSG Singleview
6 5 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.26%) Magento
7 4 (0.20%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.15%) Siebel Analytics
8 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.15%) Summit
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle SCM
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.41%) SaaS
2 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.26%) Office 365
3 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.15%) Force.com
4 3 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.15%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.10%) PaaS
6 1 (0.051%) IaaS
6 1 (0.051%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.051%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.051%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.30%) Internet
1 45 (2.30%) Firewall
2 30 (1.53%) Intranet
3 23 (1.17%) DNS
4 22 (1.12%) WAN
5 21 (1.07%) Network Security
6 19 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (0.97%) LAN
7 18 (0.92%) SAN
8 15 (0.77%) LTE
8 15 (0.77%) VoLTE
9 14 (0.71%) VPN
9 14 (0.71%) LDAP
10 11 (0.56%) 3G
11 10 (0.51%) HTTP
12 8 (0.41%) DHCP
12 8 (0.41%) Radio Access Network
12 8 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (0.36%) RANAP
13 7 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 46 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (1.17%) Oracle Database
4 22 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (1.07%) MySQL
6 14 (0.71%) Relational Database
7 12 (0.61%) DB2
8 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (0.51%) SAP BI
9 9 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.46%) DTS
9 9 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.36%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.31%) QlikView
11 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.26%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 222 (11.33%) Axure RP
2 74 (3.78%) Dreamweaver
3 53 (2.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 18 (0.92%) Microsoft Blend
5 17 (0.87%) Git (software)
5 17 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.77%) PHPUnit
7 14 (0.71%) Subversion
8 9 (0.46%) ERwin
8 9 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.36%) JIRA
9 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.31%) ReSharper
11 5 (0.26%) Maven
11 5 (0.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 4 (0.20%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.20%) NUnit
12 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
12 4 (0.20%) ProtoShare
General
1 213 (10.87%) Finance
2 185 (9.44%) Marketing
3 143 (7.30%) Retail
4 123 (6.28%) Banking
5 94 (4.80%) Telecoms
6 90 (4.59%) Publishing
7 55 (2.81%) Legal
8 53 (2.70%) Advertising
9 37 (1.89%) Games
10 31 (1.58%) Retail Banking
11 29 (1.48%) Billing
12 26 (1.33%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.92%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.77%) Automotive
14 15 (0.77%) Multimedia
15 12 (0.61%) Electronics
16 7 (0.36%) Front Office
16 7 (0.36%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.31%) French Language
17 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 608 (31.02%) HTML
2 546 (27.86%) CSS
3 208 (10.61%) HTML5
4 152 (7.76%) jQuery
5 142 (7.24%) CSS3
6 120 (6.12%) Flash
7 86 (4.39%) .NET
8 58 (2.96%) Web Services
9 53 (2.70%) XML
9 53 (2.70%) XHTML
10 33 (1.68%) ASP.NET
11 32 (1.63%) Ajax
11 32 (1.63%) AngularJS
12 29 (1.48%) Middleware
13 28 (1.43%) WPF
14 24 (1.22%) J2EE
15 23 (1.17%) WCF
15 23 (1.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 21 (1.07%) Sass
17 16 (0.82%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 809 (41.28%) User Experience
2 183 (9.34%) Mobile App
3 98 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (4.59%) Social Media
5 68 (3.47%) Graphic Design
6 36 (1.84%) W3C
7 33 (1.68%) E-Learning
7 33 (1.68%) Visualisation
8 31 (1.58%) Animation
9 25 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.28%) Mainframe
10 24 (1.22%) iPhone
11 16 (0.82%) Online Banking
11 16 (0.82%) Management Information System
11 16 (0.82%) Digital Media
12 15 (0.77%) Copywriting
12 15 (0.77%) Data Integration
13 13 (0.66%) IBM Mainframe
14 12 (0.61%) FMCG
14 12 (0.61%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 128 (6.53%) Windows
2 113 (5.77%) Android
3 96 (4.90%) Apple iOS
4 62 (3.16%) Linux
5 32 (1.63%) UNIX
6 23 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.82%) CentOS
7 16 (0.82%) Solaris
8 15 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
9 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.36%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.26%) AIX
13 4 (0.20%) zOS
14 3 (0.15%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.10%) MVS
15 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (6.89%) E-Commerce
3 116 (5.92%) Web Design
4 101 (5.15%) Responsive Web Design
5 100 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 97 (4.95%) User Experience Design
7 90 (4.59%) Rapid Prototyping
8 75 (3.83%) Usability Testing
9 74 (3.78%) ITIL
10 71 (3.62%) Information Architecture
11 63 (3.21%) Project Management
12 59 (3.01%) SOA
12 59 (3.01%) Scrum
12 59 (3.01%) SEO
13 58 (2.96%) Data Modelling
14 51 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
15 50 (2.55%) Web Development
16 44 (2.24%) ETL
17 43 (2.19%) Analytics
18 40 (2.04%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 274 (13.98%) JavaScript
2 88 (4.49%) Java
3 83 (4.23%) SQL
4 48 (2.45%) C#
5 43 (2.19%) PHP
6 22 (1.12%) ActionScript
7 17 (0.87%) XAML
8 15 (0.77%) ActionScript 3.0
9 14 (0.71%) Perl
10 13 (0.66%) C
10 13 (0.66%) VB.NET
11 12 (0.61%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.56%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.51%) C++
14 8 (0.41%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.41%) ActionScript 2.0
15 7 (0.36%) Objective-C
16 6 (0.31%) Python
17 4 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 162 (8.27%) Degree
2 118 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 84 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 18 (0.92%) CISSP
5 17 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 16 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.56%) CCNP
7 11 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.36%) MCSE
10 6 (0.31%) CCA
11 4 (0.20%) CCIE
11 4 (0.20%) CCSP
11 4 (0.20%) CCNA
11 4 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.20%) VCP5
12 2 (0.10%) MCPD
12 2 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.10%) CISM
12 2 (0.10%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.38%) QA
2 16 (0.82%) COBIT
3 11 (0.56%) SLA
4 9 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.26%) WAI
7 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.051%) WCAG
9 1 (0.051%) Section 508
System Software
1 28 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.41%) XenApp
5 6 (0.31%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.20%) Xen
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.20%) OpenSSH
7 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.10%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.051%) NFS
9 1 (0.051%) Squid
9 1 (0.051%) vSphere
9 1 (0.051%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.051%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.051%) KVM
9 1 (0.051%) XenServer
9 1 (0.051%) qmail
Systems Management
1 11 (0.56%) SCCM
2 4 (0.20%) Ansible
3 3 (0.15%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.10%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.051%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.051%) SCOM
5 1 (0.051%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.051%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 368 (18.78%) Adobe
2 121 (6.17%) Oracle
3 106 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 51 (2.60%) SAP
5 50 (2.55%) Cisco
6 36 (1.84%) VMware
7 31 (1.58%) IBM
8 26 (1.33%) Juniper
9 25 (1.28%) Informatica
9 25 (1.28%) Google
10 23 (1.17%) Citrix
11 20 (1.02%) Zend
12 18 (0.92%) Blue Coat
12 18 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (0.87%) Orchard
14 16 (0.82%) Apple
15 14 (0.71%) HP
16 13 (0.66%) Siebel
16 13 (0.66%) Business Objects
17 12 (0.61%) JBoss
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