The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 98 105 116
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 982 878 886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.99% 1.89% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 2.04% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 463 492
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £22.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £49.20 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -10.00%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45677 43067 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.59% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28255 25820 27968
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1987 2538
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.24 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £41.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Designer
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +24 529 £375 - 93
South East +24 202 £350 -6.66% 44
Yorkshire +45 63 £255 -20.31% 24
North West -23 58 £340 +13.33% 30
South West -29 46 £375 -6.25% 13
East Midlands -2 25 £225 -35.71% 11
West Midlands -4 24 £325 - 4
East of England -46 18 £300 -15.78% 19
Midlands - 5 £320 -
North East -14 1 - - 2
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 592 (30.27%) HTML
2 530 (27.10%) CSS
3 494 (25.26%) Photoshop
4 408 (20.86%) Adobe Illustrator
5 392 (20.04%) Adobe
6 252 (12.88%) JavaScript
7 238 (12.17%) Axure RP
8 226 (11.55%) Finance
9 209 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
10 198 (10.12%) Mobile App
11 187 (9.56%) HTML5
12 167 (8.54%) Marketing
13 156 (7.98%) E-Commerce
14 154 (7.87%) Retail
15 147 (7.52%) Android
16 143 (7.31%) Degree
17 140 (7.16%) jQuery
18 139 (7.11%) Oracle
19 131 (6.70%) Windows
20 126 (6.44%) Banking
21 124 (6.34%) Web Design
22 123 (6.29%) Flash
23 120 (6.13%) OmniGraffle
24 118 (6.03%) Apple iOS
25 117 (5.98%) CSS3
26 113 (5.78%) Telecoms
27 106 (5.42%) Microsoft
28 105 (5.37%) Responsive Web Design
29 99 (5.06%) InDesign
30 98 (5.01%) Graphic Design

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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%) SharePoint
2 33 (1.69%) CMS
3 24 (1.23%) WebSphere
4 21 (1.07%) SAS
4 21 (1.07%) WebLogic
5 20 (1.02%) Apache
6 16 (0.82%) WordPress
7 15 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
8 11 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.46%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.41%) IIS
11 8 (0.41%) Confluence
12 7 (0.36%) Drupal
13 6 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
14 5 (0.26%) Moodle
14 5 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.26%) Node.js
14 5 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 494 (25.26%) Photoshop
2 408 (20.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 120 (6.13%) OmniGraffle
4 99 (5.06%) InDesign
5 63 (3.22%) Adobe After Effects
6 49 (2.51%) Fireworks
7 48 (2.45%) MS Excel
8 47 (2.40%) MS Office
9 38 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
10 37 (1.89%) MS Visio
11 12 (0.61%) Acrobat
12 11 (0.56%) AutoCAD
13 10 (0.51%) CINEMA 4D
14 8 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
15 6 (0.31%) MS Project
16 4 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
16 4 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
17 3 (0.15%) Maya
18 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
18 2 (0.10%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 8 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.36%) Google Analytics
2 7 (0.36%) CSG Singleview
3 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.26%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.26%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.20%) Magento
5 4 (0.20%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.15%) SiteCatalyst
6 3 (0.15%) SmartPlant
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.10%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.10%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.46%) SaaS
2 4 (0.20%) Force.com
3 3 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.10%) PaaS
4 2 (0.10%) Pure360
5 1 (0.051%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.051%) Office 365
5 1 (0.051%) IaaS
5 1 (0.051%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.051%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.45%) Internet
2 31 (1.58%) Firewall
3 17 (0.87%) Intranet
4 15 (0.77%) Network Security
5 13 (0.66%) SAN
5 13 (0.66%) WAN
6 12 (0.61%) LAN
6 12 (0.61%) VPN
6 12 (0.61%) LTE
7 10 (0.51%) HTTP
7 10 (0.51%) LDAP
8 9 (0.46%) SSL
8 9 (0.46%) 3G
8 9 (0.46%) MPLS
8 9 (0.46%) VoLTE
9 7 (0.36%) X.509
9 7 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.36%) DNS
9 7 (0.36%) VoIP
10 6 (0.31%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 30 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (1.23%) MySQL
6 21 (1.07%) Relational Database
7 18 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (0.66%) DB2
11 11 (0.56%) OLAP
11 11 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (0.56%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.51%) SAP BI
13 8 (0.41%) Big Data
13 8 (0.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 8 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
14 7 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 238 (12.17%) Axure RP
2 51 (2.61%) Dreamweaver
3 50 (2.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 24 (1.23%) Microsoft Blend
5 20 (1.02%) Subversion
6 17 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.72%) ERwin
8 13 (0.66%) PHPUnit
9 12 (0.61%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 10 (0.51%) JIRA
11 9 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.46%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.41%) Git (software)
13 6 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
13 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.26%) ReSharper
15 4 (0.20%) ProtoShare
15 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
15 4 (0.20%) Toad
16 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
General
1 226 (11.55%) Finance
2 167 (8.54%) Marketing
3 154 (7.87%) Retail
4 126 (6.44%) Banking
5 113 (5.78%) Telecoms
6 62 (3.17%) Publishing
7 55 (2.81%) Advertising
8 50 (2.56%) Legal
9 38 (1.94%) Games
10 30 (1.53%) Retail Banking
11 29 (1.48%) Billing
12 21 (1.07%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.87%) Manufacturing
14 16 (0.82%) Automotive
15 14 (0.72%) Multimedia
16 10 (0.51%) Front Office
17 8 (0.41%) Electronics
18 7 (0.36%) General Ledger
19 6 (0.31%) French Language
19 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 592 (30.27%) HTML
2 530 (27.10%) CSS
3 187 (9.56%) HTML5
4 140 (7.16%) jQuery
5 123 (6.29%) Flash
6 117 (5.98%) CSS3
7 82 (4.19%) .NET
8 63 (3.22%) Web Services
9 60 (3.07%) XHTML
10 49 (2.51%) Ajax
11 48 (2.45%) XML
12 37 (1.89%) WPF
13 29 (1.48%) Middleware
14 26 (1.33%) Silverlight
15 23 (1.18%) WCF
16 22 (1.12%) ASP.NET
16 22 (1.12%) Sass
17 19 (0.97%) J2EE
17 19 (0.97%) SOAP
18 16 (0.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 198 (10.12%) Mobile App
2 98 (5.01%) Graphic Design
3 73 (3.73%) Social Media
4 46 (2.35%) Visualisation
5 36 (1.84%) iPhone
5 36 (1.84%) Animation
6 34 (1.74%) W3C
7 26 (1.33%) E-Learning
8 25 (1.28%) Mainframe
9 21 (1.07%) Online Banking
9 21 (1.07%) Computer Science
10 20 (1.02%) Digital Media
11 19 (0.97%) Data Integration
12 16 (0.82%) Copywriting
12 16 (0.82%) Management Information System
13 13 (0.66%) Smartphone
13 13 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
14 12 (0.61%) Clustering
14 12 (0.61%) FMCG
14 12 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 147 (7.52%) Android
2 131 (6.70%) Windows
3 118 (6.03%) Apple iOS
4 56 (2.86%) Linux
5 42 (2.15%) UNIX
6 21 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
7 19 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.77%) CentOS
9 13 (0.66%) Solaris
10 11 (0.56%) AIX
11 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.31%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.26%) zOS
15 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.20%) HPUX
15 4 (0.20%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (7.98%) E-Commerce
3 124 (6.34%) Web Design
4 105 (5.37%) Responsive Web Design
5 94 (4.81%) Usability Testing
6 91 (4.65%) Information Architecture
7 89 (4.55%) User Experience Design
8 88 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 81 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
10 80 (4.09%) Rapid Prototyping
11 78 (3.99%) Data Modelling
12 73 (3.73%) Scrum
13 60 (3.07%) SOA
14 59 (3.02%) ITIL
15 57 (2.91%) Project Management
16 55 (2.81%) ETL
17 49 (2.51%) Analytics
18 43 (2.20%) Migration
19 42 (2.15%) CRM
20 40 (2.04%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 252 (12.88%) JavaScript
2 95 (4.86%) Java
3 92 (4.70%) SQL
4 47 (2.40%) PHP
5 37 (1.89%) C#
6 26 (1.33%) ActionScript
7 21 (1.07%) XAML
8 15 (0.77%) ActionScript 3.0
8 15 (0.77%) T-SQL
8 15 (0.77%) PL/SQL
9 12 (0.61%) C
10 10 (0.51%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.46%) ActionScript 2.0
11 9 (0.46%) C++
12 8 (0.41%) Perl
13 7 (0.36%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.36%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.31%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.31%) VB
15 5 (0.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 143 (7.31%) Degree
2 95 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 64 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.51%) CCNP
7 10 (0.51%) MCSE
7 10 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.46%) CISSP
9 6 (0.31%) CCA
10 4 (0.20%) CCNA
10 4 (0.20%) CCIE
10 4 (0.20%) CCSP
10 4 (0.20%) MCDBA
10 4 (0.20%) MCP
10 4 (0.20%) MCSD
10 4 (0.20%) MCPD
10 4 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.20%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.12%) QA
2 7 (0.36%) SLA
2 7 (0.36%) COBIT
3 6 (0.31%) WAI
4 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.051%) Section 508
5 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.051%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.20%) Xen
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.20%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.15%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.15%) XenApp
6 2 (0.10%) vSphere
7 1 (0.051%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.051%) Varnish
7 1 (0.051%) Brightmail
7 1 (0.051%) KVM
7 1 (0.051%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.051%) NFS
7 1 (0.051%) Squid
7 1 (0.051%) qmail
Systems Management
1 6 (0.31%) SCCM
2 4 (0.20%) SCOM
2 4 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.15%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.10%) Ansible
5 1 (0.051%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.051%) StatsD
5 1 (0.051%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.051%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.051%) Nagios
5 1 (0.051%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.051%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.051%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.051%) Munin
5 1 (0.051%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.051%) Puppet
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.051%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 392 (20.04%) Adobe
2 139 (7.11%) Oracle
3 106 (5.42%) Microsoft
4 51 (2.61%) SAP
5 37 (1.89%) VMware
6 35 (1.79%) Cisco
7 33 (1.69%) IBM
8 26 (1.33%) Orchard
9 23 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (1.07%) Google
11 18 (0.92%) Zend
12 17 (0.87%) HP
12 17 (0.87%) Informatica
13 15 (0.77%) Apple
13 15 (0.77%) JBoss
14 14 (0.72%) Cognos
15 12 (0.61%) Intel
15 12 (0.61%) Citrix
15 12 (0.61%) Red Hat
15 12 (0.61%) Appcelerator
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £130 - £200 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £200 to £200 per day 3 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ECS
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £15,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £100 to £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
ITF Solutions
Rate: £345 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Nakama
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £280 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago