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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 120 100 144
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 901 1013 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.78% 2.01% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.18% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 641 375
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 27 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.39 £17.30 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £35.90 £106.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +4.34%
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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £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 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -55 371 £400 +6.66% 85
South East +12 217 £395 +5.33% 42
South West -9 59 £350 -25.53% 9
North West -19 55 £350 -8.19% 30
East of England +39 54 £375 -3.22% 29
Yorkshire +11 54 £450 +63.63% 17
East Midlands +20 31 £450 +16.12% 20
West Midlands -16 31 £363 - 10
North East +19 25 £475 +280.00% 5
Midlands +4 7 £400 -
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 767 (41.04%) User Experience
2 573 (30.66%) HTML
3 498 (26.65%) CSS
4 353 (18.89%) Photoshop
5 307 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
6 296 (15.84%) JavaScript
7 264 (14.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 263 (14.07%) Finance
9 251 (13.43%) Adobe
10 213 (11.40%) Axure RP
11 186 (9.95%) HTML5
12 162 (8.67%) Oracle
13 143 (7.65%) jQuery
14 135 (7.22%) Mobile App
15 132 (7.06%) Banking
16 129 (6.90%) Degree
17 126 (6.74%) Marketing
18 125 (6.69%) CSS3
19 121 (6.47%) Retail
20 120 (6.42%) Web Design
21 118 (6.31%) Telecoms
21 118 (6.31%) Security Cleared
22 115 (6.15%) Graphic Design
23 113 (6.05%) Information Architecture
23 113 (6.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
24 110 (5.89%) Microsoft
25 107 (5.72%) SQL
26 93 (4.98%) Java
27 89 (4.76%) .NET
27 89 (4.76%) E-Commerce

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 30 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.23%) CMS
3 21 (1.12%) WebSphere
3 21 (1.12%) WordPress
4 17 (0.91%) Apache
5 16 (0.86%) SAS
6 10 (0.54%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.48%) Confluence
8 8 (0.43%) IIS
8 8 (0.43%) Drupal
8 8 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.32%) Moodle
10 6 (0.32%) Lync
11 5 (0.27%) Node.js
11 5 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.27%) JBoss
11 5 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 353 (18.89%) Photoshop
2 264 (14.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 113 (6.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 52 (2.78%) OmniGraffle
5 46 (2.46%) InDesign
6 45 (2.41%) Fireworks
7 39 (2.09%) MS Excel
8 36 (1.93%) MS Visio
9 24 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
9 24 (1.28%) MS Office
10 22 (1.18%) Adobe After Effects
11 19 (1.02%) Acrobat
12 11 (0.59%) CINEMA 4D
13 4 (0.21%) SPSS
13 4 (0.21%) GIMP
13 4 (0.21%) EPLAN
14 3 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.16%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
15 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 9 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.27%) Exstream
4 4 (0.21%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle BRM
4 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.16%) Retail-J
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.11%) Magento
6 2 (0.11%) TRIRIGA
7 1 (0.054%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.054%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.054%) Summit
7 1 (0.054%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.70%) MailChimp
2 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.43%) Google Analytics
2 8 (0.43%) SaaS
3 6 (0.32%) IaaS
4 5 (0.27%) GitHub
5 4 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
5 4 (0.21%) Office 365
6 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.054%) PaaS
7 1 (0.054%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.93%) Firewall
2 33 (1.77%) Internet
3 24 (1.28%) WAN
4 22 (1.18%) 3G
5 21 (1.12%) SAN
5 21 (1.12%) LAN
6 15 (0.80%) Unified Communications
6 15 (0.80%) Network Security
7 14 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (0.70%) 2G
9 12 (0.64%) PBX
9 12 (0.64%) VoIP
9 12 (0.64%) Broadband
9 12 (0.64%) BGP
9 12 (0.64%) LTE
9 12 (0.64%) Radio Access Network
10 11 (0.59%) MPLS
10 11 (0.59%) Intranet
10 11 (0.59%) VPN
10 11 (0.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
2 43 (2.30%) SQL Server
3 42 (2.25%) Oracle Database
4 22 (1.18%) Big Data
5 21 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 19 (1.02%) MySQL
7 18 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (0.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 15 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
8 15 (0.80%) DB2
9 12 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
10 11 (0.59%) Star Schema
11 10 (0.54%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.54%) Relational Database
12 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.43%) Base SAS
13 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.43%) QlikView
14 7 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 213 (11.40%) Axure RP
2 61 (3.26%) Dreamweaver
3 52 (2.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 15 (0.80%) JIRA
5 8 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.43%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.37%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Blend
7 6 (0.32%) PHPUnit
8 4 (0.21%) JUnit
9 3 (0.16%) ProtoShare
9 3 (0.16%) Grunt
9 3 (0.16%) ERwin
9 3 (0.16%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.16%) Subversion
10 2 (0.11%) Maven
10 2 (0.11%) NetBeans
10 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 263 (14.07%) Finance
2 132 (7.06%) Banking
3 126 (6.74%) Marketing
4 121 (6.47%) Retail
5 118 (6.31%) Telecoms
6 34 (1.82%) Advertising
7 31 (1.66%) Publishing
8 28 (1.50%) Games
9 25 (1.34%) Legal
9 25 (1.34%) Billing
10 20 (1.07%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.80%) Retail Banking
12 14 (0.75%) Law
12 14 (0.75%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.37%) Back Office
15 6 (0.32%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.27%) Electronics
17 3 (0.16%) Local Government
18 2 (0.11%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 573 (30.66%) HTML
2 498 (26.65%) CSS
3 186 (9.95%) HTML5
4 143 (7.65%) jQuery
5 125 (6.69%) CSS3
6 89 (4.76%) .NET
7 74 (3.96%) XML
8 51 (2.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 47 (2.51%) Web Services
10 46 (2.46%) Flash
11 41 (2.19%) AngularJS
12 35 (1.87%) ASP.NET
13 34 (1.82%) J2EE
14 33 (1.77%) SOAP
15 25 (1.34%) JSON
16 22 (1.18%) WPF
17 20 (1.07%) WCF
18 18 (0.96%) Sass
19 16 (0.86%) JMS
19 16 (0.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 767 (41.04%) User Experience
2 135 (7.22%) Mobile App
3 115 (6.15%) Graphic Design
4 68 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (2.51%) W3C
6 33 (1.77%) Social Media
7 32 (1.71%) E-Learning
8 30 (1.61%) Visualisation
9 23 (1.23%) Digital Media
10 22 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.18%) Clustering
11 20 (1.07%) Human Factors
12 16 (0.86%) Photography
13 15 (0.80%) Mainframe
13 15 (0.80%) Management Information System
14 14 (0.75%) Animation
14 14 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
15 13 (0.70%) Video Editing
16 12 (0.64%) Online Banking
17 11 (0.59%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 86 (4.60%) Android
2 85 (4.55%) Windows
3 72 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 52 (2.78%) Linux
5 43 (2.30%) UNIX
6 13 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.64%) Solaris
8 11 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.37%) CentOS
9 7 (0.37%) AIX
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.054%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.054%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.054%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (6.42%) Web Design
3 113 (6.05%) Information Architecture
4 89 (4.76%) E-Commerce
5 82 (4.39%) SOA
6 80 (4.28%) Usability Testing
6 80 (4.28%) Responsive Web Design
7 78 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 72 (3.85%) Rapid Prototyping
9 65 (3.48%) ETL
10 63 (3.37%) Data Modelling
11 62 (3.32%) UX Design
12 59 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
13 57 (3.05%) ITIL
14 56 (3.00%) Analytics
15 52 (2.78%) CRM
16 50 (2.68%) Web Development
16 50 (2.68%) Project Management
17 43 (2.30%) Technical Architecture
18 36 (1.93%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 296 (15.84%) JavaScript
2 107 (5.72%) SQL
3 93 (4.98%) Java
4 48 (2.57%) PL/SQL
5 38 (2.03%) C#
6 29 (1.55%) PHP
7 22 (1.18%) Shell Script
8 15 (0.80%) C
9 14 (0.75%) Python
10 13 (0.70%) Perl
11 10 (0.54%) ActionScript
12 9 (0.48%) Ruby
13 6 (0.32%) Lisp
14 5 (0.27%) REXX
14 5 (0.27%) C++
15 4 (0.21%) XAML
15 4 (0.21%) ActionScript 2.0
16 3 (0.16%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.16%) VBA
17 2 (0.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 129 (6.90%) Degree
2 118 (6.31%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (1.44%) DV Cleared
6 19 (1.02%) CCNP
7 17 (0.91%) CCNA
8 10 (0.54%) ISSAP
8 10 (0.54%) ISSMP
8 10 (0.54%) CISM
8 10 (0.54%) CISSP
9 9 (0.48%) CCDP
9 9 (0.48%) HND
10 8 (0.43%) RHCE
11 7 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.37%) CCIE
12 6 (0.32%) JNCIS
13 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.16%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (0.96%) QA
2 13 (0.70%) Solvency II
3 5 (0.27%) SLA
4 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.11%) WAI
7 1 (0.054%) DO-160
7 1 (0.054%) EMIR
7 1 (0.054%) COBIT
7 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 20 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 14 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.43%) Samba
5 2 (0.11%) NFS
5 2 (0.11%) XenApp
5 2 (0.11%) Xen
5 2 (0.11%) Squid
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.054%) iptables
6 1 (0.054%) Docker
6 1 (0.054%) GPFS
6 1 (0.054%) KVM
6 1 (0.054%) vSphere
6 1 (0.054%) XenServer
6 1 (0.054%) SRDF
6 1 (0.054%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.054%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (0.64%) SCCM
2 6 (0.32%) OPNET
3 4 (0.21%) SCOM
3 4 (0.21%) Ansible
4 3 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.16%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.11%) Puppet
6 1 (0.054%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.054%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.054%) WSUS
6 1 (0.054%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.054%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.054%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 251 (13.43%) Adobe
2 162 (8.67%) Oracle
3 110 (5.89%) Microsoft
4 70 (3.75%) Cisco
5 42 (2.25%) IBM
6 37 (1.98%) Informatica
7 34 (1.82%) VMware
8 33 (1.77%) SAP
9 27 (1.44%) HP
10 18 (0.96%) CheckPoint
11 17 (0.91%) Google
12 14 (0.75%) Juniper
12 14 (0.75%) Apple
13 13 (0.70%) Business Objects
13 13 (0.70%) Orchard
14 12 (0.64%) Twitter
15 11 (0.59%) F5
16 10 (0.54%) Teradata
16 10 (0.54%) BMC
17 9 (0.48%) Siebel
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