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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 98 135 95
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1042 626 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.03% 1.45% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.57% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 364 554
Average daily rate £375 £350 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 33
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £16.05 £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £93.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+19.51% -13.68%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +60 604 £375 +7.14% 98
South East +2 175 £375 +7.14% 43
South West +28 75 £470 +44.61% 16
North West +6 55 £375 +13.63% 26
West Midlands +14 39 £363 +16.93% 14
East of England -25 39 £381 -10.29% 27
Yorkshire -19 25 £269 -13.30% 15
East Midlands -7 16 £388 -43.43% 11
North East -26 3 £263 -35.97% 1
South Coast - 2 £550 -
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 528 (27.24%) HTML
2 478 (24.66%) CSS
3 441 (22.76%) Photoshop
4 334 (17.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 317 (16.36%) Adobe
6 266 (13.73%) Finance
7 247 (12.75%) Axure RP
8 245 (12.64%) JavaScript
9 196 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
10 183 (9.44%) E-Commerce
11 180 (9.29%) HTML5
12 169 (8.72%) Retail
13 160 (8.26%) Banking
14 150 (7.74%) Oracle
15 148 (7.64%) Microsoft
15 148 (7.64%) Mobile App
16 143 (7.38%) CSS3
17 140 (7.22%) Marketing
18 138 (7.12%) Responsive Web Design
19 133 (6.86%) Web Design
20 132 (6.81%) Telecoms
20 132 (6.81%) OmniGraffle
21 126 (6.50%) Windows
22 123 (6.35%) jQuery
23 117 (6.04%) Information Architecture
24 116 (5.99%) Graphic Design
25 115 (5.93%) .NET
26 112 (5.78%) SQL
26 112 (5.78%) Usability Testing
27 111 (5.73%) Degree

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 59 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.91%) WebLogic
3 31 (1.60%) WebSphere
4 27 (1.39%) SAS
5 25 (1.29%) CMS
6 20 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
7 19 (0.98%) WordPress
8 13 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
9 12 (0.62%) Confluence
10 11 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.52%) IIS
12 7 (0.36%) Drupal
12 7 (0.36%) CICS
13 6 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.31%) LiveCycle
14 5 (0.26%) Moodle
14 5 (0.26%) Lync
Applications
1 441 (22.76%) Photoshop
2 334 (17.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 132 (6.81%) OmniGraffle
4 64 (3.30%) InDesign
5 56 (2.89%) MS Excel
6 55 (2.84%) Fireworks
7 54 (2.79%) MS Office
8 48 (2.48%) Adobe After Effects
9 44 (2.27%) MS Visio
10 39 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
11 18 (0.93%) Acrobat
12 11 (0.57%) AutoCAD
12 11 (0.57%) Quicktime
12 11 (0.57%) QuarkXPress
13 9 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
14 8 (0.41%) CINEMA 4D
15 5 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
15 5 (0.26%) SPSS
16 4 (0.21%) MS Project
17 3 (0.15%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 7 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
4 3 (0.15%) SAP SRM
4 3 (0.15%) Magento
4 3 (0.15%) SiteCatalyst
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.15%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.10%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.10%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.052%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.052%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.052%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.052%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.41%) SaaS
2 3 (0.15%) Force.com
2 3 (0.15%) Office 365
3 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.052%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.052%) PaaS
4 1 (0.052%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.63%) Internet
2 49 (2.53%) Firewall
3 30 (1.55%) LAN
4 28 (1.44%) WAN
5 26 (1.34%) Intranet
6 23 (1.19%) VPN
7 22 (1.14%) Network Security
8 18 (0.93%) LDAP
9 16 (0.83%) SSL
10 15 (0.77%) LTE
11 13 (0.67%) MVNO
11 13 (0.67%) VoIP
11 13 (0.67%) HTTP
11 13 (0.67%) 3G
12 11 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
12 11 (0.57%) MPLS
13 10 (0.52%) DNS
13 10 (0.52%) 4G
14 8 (0.41%) OSPF
14 8 (0.41%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (2.58%) Oracle Database
4 29 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 25 (1.29%) Relational Database
6 23 (1.19%) MySQL
7 19 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
9 14 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (0.67%) DB2
11 12 (0.62%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.62%) OLAP
12 11 (0.57%) Big Data
13 10 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
13 10 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
13 10 (0.52%) Data Mart
14 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 247 (12.75%) Axure RP
2 47 (2.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 40 (2.06%) Dreamweaver
4 30 (1.55%) Microsoft Blend
5 21 (1.08%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 18 (0.93%) Visual Studio
7 16 (0.83%) Subversion
8 14 (0.72%) JIRA
9 13 (0.67%) Git (software)
10 9 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (0.46%) ERwin
10 9 (0.46%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.41%) Mockito
12 6 (0.31%) JUnit
13 5 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (0.26%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.21%) NUnit
14 4 (0.21%) MSBuild
14 4 (0.21%) Maven
General
1 266 (13.73%) Finance
2 169 (8.72%) Retail
3 160 (8.26%) Banking
4 140 (7.22%) Marketing
5 132 (6.81%) Telecoms
6 60 (3.10%) Advertising
7 39 (2.01%) Games
8 32 (1.65%) Publishing
9 29 (1.50%) Billing
10 27 (1.39%) Investment Banking
11 23 (1.19%) Manufacturing
12 22 (1.14%) Retail Banking
13 19 (0.98%) Multimedia
13 19 (0.98%) Legal
14 18 (0.93%) Automotive
15 12 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.52%) Front Office
17 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.26%) Local Government
18 5 (0.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 528 (27.24%) HTML
2 478 (24.66%) CSS
3 180 (9.29%) HTML5
4 143 (7.38%) CSS3
5 123 (6.35%) jQuery
6 115 (5.93%) .NET
7 98 (5.06%) Flash
8 72 (3.72%) XML
9 58 (2.99%) Ajax
10 57 (2.94%) XHTML
11 50 (2.58%) Web Services
12 45 (2.32%) Middleware
13 37 (1.91%) WPF
14 35 (1.81%) ASP.NET
15 32 (1.65%) Silverlight
16 25 (1.29%) WCF
17 23 (1.19%) J2EE
18 22 (1.14%) Spring
19 21 (1.08%) Sass
20 20 (1.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 148 (7.64%) Mobile App
2 116 (5.99%) Graphic Design
3 42 (2.17%) Visualisation
4 40 (2.06%) Social Media
5 31 (1.60%) iPhone
5 31 (1.60%) W3C
6 28 (1.44%) Mainframe
6 28 (1.44%) Animation
7 22 (1.14%) Digital Media
8 20 (1.03%) E-Learning
9 18 (0.93%) Clustering
10 17 (0.88%) Online Banking
11 16 (0.83%) Smartphone
12 15 (0.77%) Computer Science
12 15 (0.77%) Online Games
13 14 (0.72%) N-Tier
13 14 (0.72%) Management Information System
13 14 (0.72%) Data Integration
13 14 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 126 (6.50%) Windows
2 110 (5.68%) Android
3 86 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 53 (2.73%) UNIX
5 46 (2.37%) Linux
6 26 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.83%) AIX
8 15 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
8 15 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (0.67%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.41%) Solaris
10 8 (0.41%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.26%) zOS
11 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.21%) HPUX
13 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (9.44%) E-Commerce
3 138 (7.12%) Responsive Web Design
4 133 (6.86%) Web Design
5 117 (6.04%) Information Architecture
6 112 (5.78%) Usability Testing
7 91 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
8 82 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 81 (4.18%) Data Modelling
10 75 (3.87%) Scrum
11 68 (3.51%) SOA
12 65 (3.35%) Project Management
13 59 (3.04%) ETL
14 57 (2.94%) Validation
15 50 (2.58%) Analytics
16 48 (2.48%) ITIL
16 48 (2.48%) User Experience Design
17 47 (2.43%) Rapid Prototyping
18 42 (2.17%) Migration
19 41 (2.12%) UML
Programming Languages
1 245 (12.64%) JavaScript
2 112 (5.78%) SQL
3 106 (5.47%) Java
4 54 (2.79%) C#
5 42 (2.17%) PHP
6 26 (1.34%) C
7 19 (0.98%) PL/SQL
8 18 (0.93%) XAML
9 17 (0.88%) T-SQL
10 16 (0.83%) ActionScript
10 16 (0.83%) C++
11 9 (0.46%) VB
12 8 (0.41%) Perl
13 7 (0.36%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.36%) ActionScript 3.0
13 7 (0.36%) ActionScript 2.0
13 7 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.31%) R
15 5 (0.26%) COBOL
15 5 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 111 (5.73%) Degree
2 91 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 72 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (0.88%) CCNP
6 14 (0.72%) CCNA
7 12 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.57%) MCSE
9 6 (0.31%) CISSP
9 6 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.31%) CCIE
10 5 (0.26%) JNCIS
11 4 (0.21%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.21%) MCP
11 4 (0.21%) MCSD
11 4 (0.21%) MCPD
12 3 (0.15%) HP ASE
12 3 (0.15%) HND
12 3 (0.15%) PhD
12 3 (0.15%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.55%) QA
2 8 (0.41%) SLA
2 8 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.36%) WCAG
4 4 (0.21%) WAI
5 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.10%) COBIT
6 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.052%) EMIR
6 1 (0.052%) Section 508
System Software
1 45 (2.32%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.31%) vSphere
4 5 (0.26%) XenApp
5 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.15%) vCloud
7 1 (0.052%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.052%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.052%) Varnish
7 1 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.052%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 10 (0.52%) SCCM
2 5 (0.26%) SCOM
2 5 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.15%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.10%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.052%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.052%) Munin
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.052%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.052%) Puppet
5 1 (0.052%) MIIS
5 1 (0.052%) OpenView
5 1 (0.052%) Nagios
5 1 (0.052%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.052%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.052%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.052%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 317 (16.36%) Adobe
2 150 (7.74%) Oracle
3 148 (7.64%) Microsoft
4 46 (2.37%) Cisco
5 43 (2.22%) IBM
6 41 (2.12%) SAP
7 34 (1.75%) VMware
8 26 (1.34%) Business Objects
8 26 (1.34%) Apple
9 25 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (1.14%) HP
11 21 (1.08%) Appcelerator
12 18 (0.93%) Citrix
13 16 (0.83%) Google
13 16 (0.83%) Orchard
14 14 (0.72%) ATG
15 13 (0.67%) Juniper
15 13 (0.67%) Informatica
16 12 (0.62%) TIBCO
17 11 (0.57%) Cognos
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day £250-350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis IT
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent Crew
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £250 to £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago