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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 118 101 120
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 876 948 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.81% 1.97% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 2.13% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 596 412
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 33 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.47 £13.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £41.00 £93.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+35.55% -10.00%
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
44745 44574 39549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28306 28035 23377
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1751 1849 2014
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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
(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 -45 365 £400 +6.66% 86
South East +23 230 £415 +18.57% 47
South West +24 72 £375 - 8
East of England +32 51 £375 +7.14% 7
Yorkshire -25 43 £408 +36.00% 24
North East +23 32 £446 +256.40% 2
West Midlands -6 32 £350 +1.44% 15
North West -44 32 £350 +5.66% 22
East Midlands +5 19 £425 +88.88% 9
Midlands +1 3 £450 -
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 724 (40.13%) User Experience
2 535 (29.66%) HTML
3 475 (26.33%) CSS
4 314 (17.41%) Photoshop
5 297 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
6 283 (15.69%) JavaScript
7 249 (13.80%) Finance
8 236 (13.08%) Adobe
9 233 (12.92%) Adobe Illustrator
10 177 (9.81%) Axure RP
11 175 (9.70%) HTML5
12 166 (9.20%) Oracle
13 138 (7.65%) Marketing
14 137 (7.59%) Web Design
15 130 (7.21%) Degree
16 128 (7.10%) Mobile App
17 127 (7.04%) jQuery
18 120 (6.65%) CSS3
18 120 (6.65%) Banking
19 117 (6.49%) Telecoms
20 116 (6.43%) Information Architecture
21 114 (6.32%) Security Cleared
21 114 (6.32%) Retail
22 111 (6.15%) Graphic Design
23 104 (5.76%) SQL
24 103 (5.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
25 97 (5.38%) E-Commerce
26 91 (5.04%) Microsoft
27 89 (4.93%) SOA
28 84 (4.66%) Responsive Web Design

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 31 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.50%) CMS
3 21 (1.16%) WordPress
4 16 (0.89%) WebSphere
5 14 (0.78%) SAS
6 11 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (0.61%) Apache
7 10 (0.55%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.55%) Confluence
8 9 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.44%) Drupal
9 8 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (0.39%) Lync
10 7 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.33%) IIS
11 6 (0.33%) Moodle
12 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.28%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 314 (17.41%) Photoshop
2 233 (12.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 103 (5.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 47 (2.61%) Fireworks
5 42 (2.33%) OmniGraffle
6 41 (2.27%) InDesign
7 37 (2.05%) MS Visio
8 32 (1.77%) MS Excel
9 26 (1.44%) Adobe After Effects
10 20 (1.11%) MS Office
11 19 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
12 15 (0.83%) Acrobat
13 11 (0.61%) CINEMA 4D
14 7 (0.39%) GIMP
15 4 (0.22%) SPSS
15 4 (0.22%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.17%) ZBrush
16 3 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
16 3 (0.17%) Maya
16 3 (0.17%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 11 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.28%) Exstream
2 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
3 4 (0.22%) Magento
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.17%) Retail-J
4 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.11%) Summit
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.055%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.61%) MailChimp
2 10 (0.55%) SaaS
3 7 (0.39%) GitHub
4 6 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
5 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.22%) Office 365
7 3 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.17%) Taleo
8 1 (0.055%) PaaS
8 1 (0.055%) Yammer
8 1 (0.055%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.16%) Internet
2 31 (1.72%) Firewall
3 20 (1.11%) SAN
4 19 (1.05%) WAN
5 17 (0.94%) LAN
6 15 (0.83%) Network Security
7 14 (0.78%) BGP
7 14 (0.78%) TCP/IP
8 13 (0.72%) Unified Communications
8 13 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (0.72%) MPLS
9 12 (0.67%) VPN
10 11 (0.61%) Broadband
11 10 (0.55%) Intranet
11 10 (0.55%) 3G
11 10 (0.55%) PBX
12 9 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (0.50%) 2G
12 9 (0.50%) VoIP
12 9 (0.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
2 48 (2.66%) Oracle Database
3 45 (2.49%) SQL Server
4 28 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (1.11%) DB2
6 17 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
7 16 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (0.78%) MySQL
9 13 (0.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 13 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (0.67%) Big Data
11 11 (0.61%) Star Schema
12 10 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
13 9 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.44%) BusinessObjects XI
14 8 (0.44%) Base SAS
15 7 (0.39%) Relational Database
15 7 (0.39%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 177 (9.81%) Axure RP
2 53 (2.94%) Dreamweaver
3 41 (2.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 15 (0.83%) JIRA
5 13 (0.72%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.55%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.39%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.33%) Subversion
8 6 (0.33%) Grunt
9 5 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.22%) JUnit
10 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Blend
10 4 (0.22%) PHPUnit
11 3 (0.17%) Bower
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.17%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.11%) ERwin
12 2 (0.11%) Toad
12 2 (0.11%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 249 (13.80%) Finance
2 138 (7.65%) Marketing
3 120 (6.65%) Banking
4 117 (6.49%) Telecoms
5 114 (6.32%) Retail
6 39 (2.16%) Advertising
7 32 (1.77%) Games
8 30 (1.66%) Publishing
9 26 (1.44%) Legal
10 25 (1.39%) Investment Banking
11 21 (1.16%) Billing
12 17 (0.94%) Multimedia
13 15 (0.83%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.67%) Law
15 11 (0.61%) Electronics
16 9 (0.50%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.44%) Back Office
18 5 (0.28%) Interactive Media
18 5 (0.28%) French Language
19 4 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 535 (29.66%) HTML
2 475 (26.33%) CSS
3 175 (9.70%) HTML5
4 127 (7.04%) jQuery
5 120 (6.65%) CSS3
6 82 (4.55%) .NET
7 71 (3.94%) XML
8 48 (2.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 44 (2.44%) AngularJS
10 43 (2.38%) Flash
11 39 (2.16%) Web Services
12 33 (1.83%) JSON
13 32 (1.77%) J2EE
13 32 (1.77%) ASP.NET
14 30 (1.66%) SOAP
15 24 (1.33%) Sass
16 23 (1.27%) REST
17 22 (1.22%) Middleware
18 21 (1.16%) WPF
19 20 (1.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 724 (40.13%) User Experience
2 128 (7.10%) Mobile App
3 111 (6.15%) Graphic Design
4 62 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (2.05%) E-Learning
5 37 (2.05%) Visualisation
6 28 (1.55%) W3C
7 26 (1.44%) Social Media
8 21 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.11%) Human Factors
9 20 (1.11%) Clustering
9 20 (1.11%) Data Centre
10 19 (1.05%) Video Editing
11 17 (0.94%) Animation
11 17 (0.94%) Photography
11 17 (0.94%) Management Information System
12 14 (0.78%) Digital Media
13 13 (0.72%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.67%) Online Banking
15 11 (0.61%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 72 (3.99%) Windows
2 62 (3.44%) Android
3 55 (3.05%) Linux
4 53 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 49 (2.72%) UNIX
6 16 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (0.83%) Solaris
8 13 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.28%) CentOS
9 5 (0.28%) AIX
10 4 (0.22%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.055%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.055%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.055%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (7.59%) Web Design
3 116 (6.43%) Information Architecture
4 97 (5.38%) E-Commerce
5 89 (4.93%) SOA
6 84 (4.66%) Responsive Web Design
7 82 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 74 (4.10%) Usability Testing
9 64 (3.55%) Rapid Prototyping
10 63 (3.49%) Analytics
11 58 (3.22%) Data Modelling
12 56 (3.10%) ITIL
13 54 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
14 52 (2.88%) UX Design
14 52 (2.88%) ETL
15 51 (2.83%) CRM
16 50 (2.77%) Project Management
17 46 (2.55%) Web Development
18 40 (2.22%) Content Management
19 39 (2.16%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 283 (15.69%) JavaScript
2 104 (5.76%) SQL
3 82 (4.55%) Java
4 46 (2.55%) PL/SQL
5 39 (2.16%) C#
6 26 (1.44%) PHP
6 26 (1.44%) Shell Script
7 16 (0.89%) Perl
8 14 (0.78%) Python
9 12 (0.67%) C
10 11 (0.61%) Ruby
11 8 (0.44%) C++
12 6 (0.33%) Lisp
12 6 (0.33%) ActionScript
12 6 (0.33%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.28%) REXX
14 4 (0.22%) COBOL
15 3 (0.17%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.11%) PeopleCode
16 2 (0.11%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 130 (7.21%) Degree
2 114 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 65 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.77%) DV Cleared
5 30 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (1.05%) CCNP
7 16 (0.89%) CCNA
8 11 (0.61%) RHCE
9 10 (0.55%) CISSP
9 10 (0.55%) CISM
9 10 (0.55%) ISSAP
9 10 (0.55%) ISSMP
10 8 (0.44%) CCDP
10 8 (0.44%) JNCIS
11 7 (0.39%) HND
11 7 (0.39%) CCIE
11 7 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.28%) MCSE
14 3 (0.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (0.94%) QA
2 13 (0.72%) Solvency II
3 8 (0.44%) SLA
4 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.11%) WCAG
7 1 (0.055%) DO-160
7 1 (0.055%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.72%) Hyper-V
2 13 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.61%) Samba
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.11%) Squid
4 2 (0.11%) XenApp
5 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.055%) vSphere
5 1 (0.055%) Docker
5 1 (0.055%) iptables
5 1 (0.055%) XenServer
5 1 (0.055%) Xen
5 1 (0.055%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.055%) NFS
5 1 (0.055%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (0.50%) SCCM
2 6 (0.33%) OPNET
3 5 (0.28%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.22%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.22%) Ansible
4 4 (0.22%) Puppet
5 3 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.17%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.17%) SCOM
6 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.055%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.055%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.055%) WSUS
7 1 (0.055%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 236 (13.08%) Adobe
2 166 (9.20%) Oracle
3 91 (5.04%) Microsoft
4 62 (3.44%) Cisco
5 42 (2.33%) SAP
6 41 (2.27%) IBM
7 34 (1.88%) VMware
8 28 (1.55%) Informatica
9 25 (1.39%) HP
10 20 (1.11%) Business Objects
11 14 (0.78%) Apple
12 12 (0.67%) CheckPoint
12 12 (0.67%) Juniper
13 11 (0.61%) Twitter
13 11 (0.61%) Google
13 11 (0.61%) Orchard
13 11 (0.61%) Sun
14 10 (0.55%) Citrix
14 10 (0.55%) Unisys
15 9 (0.50%) F5
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £474 - £526 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £474 - £526 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ASG International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
ASG International
Rate: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £250 per day for 1 month (rolling)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Picture More Ltd
Salary: benefitsd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago