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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 99 121 115
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1017 836 950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.93% 1.73% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 1.87% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 513 562
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 16
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.40 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.10 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+6.09% -18.00%
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
47746 44723 49333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.50% 92.70% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29832 27516 28197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1916 2493
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £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 30 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 30 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 30 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 +12 474 £375 +4.89% 85
South East +18 183 £350 +2.94% 47
South West 0 68 £450 +17.64% 15
Yorkshire +24 62 £175 -41.17% 24
North West +6 60 £350 -3.44% 30
East of England -3 60 £338 +35.00% 15
East Midlands +20 48 £347 -0.85% 10
West Midlands -5 27 £370 +111.42% 6
North East -10 27 £375 +167.85% 8
Midlands +1 4 £341 -33.41%
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 785 (40.22%) User Experience
2 597 (30.58%) HTML
3 534 (27.36%) CSS
4 487 (24.95%) Photoshop
5 441 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
6 381 (19.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 361 (18.49%) Adobe
8 277 (14.19%) JavaScript
9 213 (10.91%) Finance
9 213 (10.91%) Axure RP
10 206 (10.55%) HTML5
11 171 (8.76%) Mobile App
12 168 (8.61%) Marketing
13 160 (8.20%) Degree
14 157 (8.04%) jQuery
15 142 (7.27%) E-Commerce
16 138 (7.07%) CSS3
17 135 (6.92%) Retail
18 126 (6.45%) Windows
19 121 (6.20%) Banking
20 120 (6.15%) Flash
21 119 (6.10%) Web Design
21 119 (6.10%) Security Cleared
22 113 (5.79%) Oracle
23 112 (5.74%) Android
24 106 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
25 101 (5.17%) Apple iOS
25 101 (5.17%) Publishing
25 101 (5.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
26 100 (5.12%) Analytical Skills

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 57 (2.92%) CMS
2 48 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 40 (2.05%) Apache
4 23 (1.18%) WebSphere
5 16 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 13 (0.67%) MS Exchange
7 12 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
8 11 (0.56%) WordPress
8 11 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.51%) Node.js
10 9 (0.46%) Drupal
10 9 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.36%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.36%) Lync
11 7 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (0.26%) CICS
Applications
1 487 (24.95%) Photoshop
2 381 (19.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 101 (5.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 90 (4.61%) InDesign
5 86 (4.41%) OmniGraffle
6 66 (3.38%) Fireworks
7 61 (3.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 43 (2.20%) MS Office
9 39 (2.00%) MS Excel
10 31 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
11 29 (1.49%) MS Visio
12 12 (0.61%) CINEMA 4D
12 12 (0.61%) Adobe Captivate
13 10 (0.51%) AutoCAD
14 9 (0.46%) Acrobat
15 6 (0.31%) MS Project
16 4 (0.20%) Maya
17 3 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
18 2 (0.10%) Vectorworks
18 2 (0.10%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.36%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.31%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
4 6 (0.31%) WebTrends
4 6 (0.31%) CSG Singleview
5 5 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.26%) Magento
5 5 (0.26%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.15%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.15%) Summit
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle SCM
8 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 47 (2.41%) Internet
2 46 (2.36%) Firewall
3 31 (1.59%) Intranet
4 23 (1.18%) DNS
4 23 (1.18%) WAN
5 21 (1.08%) Network Security
6 20 (1.02%) LAN
7 19 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (0.92%) SAN
9 16 (0.82%) LTE
10 15 (0.77%) VoLTE
11 14 (0.72%) 3G
11 14 (0.72%) LDAP
12 13 (0.67%) VPN
13 10 (0.51%) HTTP
14 9 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
15 8 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.41%) DHCP
15 8 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (1.08%) MySQL
4 19 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 14 (0.72%) Relational Database
7 13 (0.67%) DB2
8 10 (0.51%) SAP BI
9 9 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (0.46%) DTS
10 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.36%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.31%) SAP BW
12 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.31%) QlikView
12 6 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (0.26%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 213 (10.91%) Axure RP
2 78 (4.00%) Dreamweaver
3 48 (2.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 20 (1.02%) Git (software)
5 16 (0.82%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.77%) Subversion
6 15 (0.77%) PHPUnit
7 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Blend
8 9 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.46%) ERwin
9 8 (0.41%) JIRA
10 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.31%) ReSharper
12 5 (0.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 5 (0.26%) Maven
12 5 (0.26%) NUnit
12 5 (0.26%) GCC
13 4 (0.20%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.20%) Ranorex
13 4 (0.20%) Xcode
General
1 213 (10.91%) Finance
2 168 (8.61%) Marketing
3 135 (6.92%) Retail
4 121 (6.20%) Banking
5 101 (5.17%) Publishing
6 92 (4.71%) Telecoms
7 64 (3.28%) Legal
8 45 (2.31%) Advertising
9 36 (1.84%) Games
10 33 (1.69%) Billing
11 30 (1.54%) Retail Banking
12 23 (1.18%) Investment Banking
13 18 (0.92%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.77%) Automotive
14 15 (0.77%) Multimedia
15 13 (0.67%) Electronics
16 7 (0.36%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.31%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 597 (30.58%) HTML
2 534 (27.36%) CSS
3 206 (10.55%) HTML5
4 157 (8.04%) jQuery
5 138 (7.07%) CSS3
6 120 (6.15%) Flash
7 84 (4.30%) .NET
8 58 (2.97%) Web Services
9 55 (2.82%) XML
10 50 (2.56%) XHTML
11 35 (1.79%) AngularJS
12 34 (1.74%) Ajax
13 32 (1.64%) ASP.NET
14 29 (1.49%) Middleware
15 26 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (1.23%) J2EE
17 22 (1.13%) WCF
18 21 (1.08%) Sass
19 20 (1.02%) WPF
20 15 (0.77%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 785 (40.22%) User Experience
2 171 (8.76%) Mobile App
3 100 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (4.46%) Social Media
5 70 (3.59%) Graphic Design
6 36 (1.84%) W3C
6 36 (1.84%) E-Learning
7 33 (1.69%) Visualisation
8 31 (1.59%) Animation
9 26 (1.33%) Mainframe
10 25 (1.28%) Computer Science
11 23 (1.18%) iPhone
12 17 (0.87%) Online Banking
12 17 (0.87%) Management Information System
13 15 (0.77%) Data Integration
13 15 (0.77%) Digital Media
14 14 (0.72%) Copywriting
15 13 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
16 12 (0.61%) Open Source
16 12 (0.61%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 126 (6.45%) Windows
2 112 (5.74%) Android
3 101 (5.17%) Apple iOS
4 66 (3.38%) Linux
5 30 (1.54%) UNIX
6 24 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.82%) CentOS
7 16 (0.82%) Solaris
8 14 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
9 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.31%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.31%) AIX
12 4 (0.20%) zOS
13 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.10%) MVS
14 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (7.27%) E-Commerce
3 119 (6.10%) Web Design
4 106 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 97 (4.97%) Responsive Web Design
6 92 (4.71%) UX Design
7 75 (3.84%) ITIL
7 75 (3.84%) Rapid Prototyping
8 71 (3.64%) Information Architecture
8 71 (3.64%) Usability Testing
9 70 (3.59%) Project Management
10 62 (3.18%) Scrum
11 59 (3.02%) SEO
11 59 (3.02%) SOA
12 54 (2.77%) Data Modelling
13 50 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
13 50 (2.56%) Web Development
14 45 (2.31%) ETL
15 39 (2.00%) CRM
15 39 (2.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 277 (14.19%) JavaScript
2 87 (4.46%) Java
3 75 (3.84%) SQL
4 49 (2.51%) C#
5 42 (2.15%) PHP
6 21 (1.08%) ActionScript
7 16 (0.82%) Perl
8 13 (0.67%) C
8 13 (0.67%) VB.NET
8 13 (0.67%) ActionScript 3.0
9 11 (0.56%) PowerShell
9 11 (0.56%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.51%) XAML
10 10 (0.51%) C++
11 8 (0.41%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.41%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.31%) Python
12 6 (0.31%) ActionScript 2.0
13 5 (0.26%) Korn
13 5 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 160 (8.20%) Degree
2 119 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 83 (4.25%) SC Cleared
4 19 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 18 (0.92%) CISSP
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%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.10%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.43%) QA
2 19 (0.97%) 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 29 (1.49%) 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 5 (0.26%) OpenSSH
7 4 (0.20%) Xen
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.10%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.051%) NFS
10 1 (0.051%) Squid
10 1 (0.051%) vSphere
10 1 (0.051%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.051%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.051%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.051%) KVM
10 1 (0.051%) XenServer
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%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.10%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.10%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.051%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.051%) SCOM
5 1 (0.051%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.051%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 361 (18.49%) Adobe
2 113 (5.79%) Oracle
3 99 (5.07%) Microsoft
4 51 (2.61%) Cisco
4 51 (2.61%) SAP
5 38 (1.95%) VMware
6 30 (1.54%) IBM
7 27 (1.38%) Informatica
8 26 (1.33%) Juniper
9 24 (1.23%) Citrix
10 21 (1.08%) Google
11 20 (1.02%) Zend
12 18 (0.92%) Blue Coat
12 18 (0.92%) Apple
13 17 (0.87%) Orchard
13 17 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (0.77%) HP
15 13 (0.67%) Siebel
15 13 (0.67%) Business Objects
16 12 (0.61%) Intel
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