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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 102 106 116
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1120 985 875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.08% 1.92% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 2.08% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 638 492
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 14
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £13.60 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.01 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+74.41% -9.30%
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
50008 47259 44708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.82% 92.32% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32538 29202 27164
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1871 1881 1962
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 -38 407 £378 +0.66% 76
South East +9 252 £414 +18.21% 38
South West +30 106 £425 - 9
North West +18 100 £400 +6.66% 25
Yorkshire +1 72 £358 +123.43% 23
West Midlands +49 68 £325 - 10
North East +13 59 £408 +8.66% 1
East of England +15 49 £250 -13.04% 13
East Midlands -32 17 £240 -8.57% 18
Midlands 0 1 - -
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 838 (41.98%) User Experience
2 547 (27.40%) HTML
3 511 (25.60%) CSS
4 389 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
5 338 (16.93%) Adobe
6 333 (16.68%) Photoshop
7 269 (13.48%) JavaScript
7 269 (13.48%) Adobe Illustrator
8 251 (12.58%) Finance
9 180 (9.02%) Axure RP
10 177 (8.87%) Oracle
11 176 (8.82%) Mobile App
12 174 (8.72%) Web Design
13 173 (8.67%) Marketing
14 153 (7.67%) E-Commerce
15 148 (7.41%) HTML5
16 145 (7.26%) Degree
17 143 (7.16%) Telecoms
17 143 (7.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 134 (6.71%) Information Architecture
19 130 (6.51%) Retail
20 127 (6.36%) Banking
21 126 (6.31%) Security Cleared
22 113 (5.66%) jQuery
23 107 (5.36%) Java
24 106 (5.31%) Responsive Web Design
25 103 (5.16%) Graphic Design
25 103 (5.16%) SOA
26 102 (5.11%) SQL
27 97 (4.86%) Microsoft

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 43 (2.15%) CMS
2 37 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 33 (1.65%) WebSphere
4 20 (1.00%) JBoss
5 19 (0.95%) WordPress
6 18 (0.90%) Confluence
6 18 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 18 (0.90%) WebLogic
7 16 (0.80%) MS Exchange
7 16 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
8 14 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 14 (0.70%) Node.js
9 13 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 13 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.45%) Apache
11 9 (0.45%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.35%) ColdFusion
12 7 (0.35%) Drupal
13 6 (0.30%) Lync
Applications
1 333 (16.68%) Photoshop
2 269 (13.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 143 (7.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 61 (3.06%) OmniGraffle
5 53 (2.66%) InDesign
6 41 (2.05%) MS Office
7 36 (1.80%) MS Visio
7 36 (1.80%) Fireworks
8 35 (1.75%) Adobe After Effects
9 30 (1.50%) MS Excel
10 14 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
11 11 (0.55%) Acrobat
12 9 (0.45%) CINEMA 4D
13 7 (0.35%) GIMP
13 7 (0.35%) 3ds Max
14 3 (0.15%) Maya
14 3 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.15%) ZBrush
15 2 (0.10%) SketchUp
15 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (0.55%) Magento
2 8 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
4 5 (0.25%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.20%) Global PAYplus
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.10%) Maximo
7 2 (0.10%) Summit
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.050%) Cordys
8 1 (0.050%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.050%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.050%) SAP TEM
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.55%) IBM Blueworks
4 8 (0.40%) SaaS
5 5 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.20%) Office 365
6 4 (0.20%) GitHub
7 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.15%) Taleo
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.10%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.050%) IaaS
9 1 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.050%) eCircle
9 1 (0.050%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.90%) Firewall
2 36 (1.80%) Internet
3 27 (1.35%) WAN
4 24 (1.20%) LAN
5 22 (1.10%) MPLS
5 22 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 22 (1.10%) Network Security
6 20 (1.00%) SAN
7 19 (0.95%) VPN
8 17 (0.85%) BGP
9 15 (0.75%) IPv4
9 15 (0.75%) IPv6
9 15 (0.75%) OSPF
10 14 (0.70%) VoIP
10 14 (0.70%) Intranet
10 14 (0.70%) LTE
11 13 (0.65%) IPsec
11 13 (0.65%) 3G
12 12 (0.60%) Ethernet
12 12 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
2 49 (2.45%) Oracle Database
3 46 (2.30%) SQL Server
4 29 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 25 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 23 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
7 18 (0.90%) DB2
7 18 (0.90%) MySQL
8 14 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (0.60%) QlikView
9 12 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
9 12 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 12 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
10 10 (0.50%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
11 9 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.45%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 180 (9.02%) Axure RP
2 54 (2.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 27 (1.35%) JIRA
4 26 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
5 13 (0.65%) Cucumber
6 12 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
7 11 (0.55%) Git (software)
8 9 (0.45%) JUnit
8 9 (0.45%) Subversion
9 6 (0.30%) Maven
9 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Blend
10 5 (0.25%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.25%) ERwin
10 5 (0.25%) Grunt
11 4 (0.20%) Gradle
11 4 (0.20%) Selenium
12 3 (0.15%) Checkstyle
12 3 (0.15%) Lombardi
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 251 (12.58%) Finance
2 173 (8.67%) Marketing
3 143 (7.16%) Telecoms
4 130 (6.51%) Retail
5 127 (6.36%) Banking
6 44 (2.20%) Advertising
7 39 (1.95%) Publishing
8 28 (1.40%) Billing
9 26 (1.30%) Investment Banking
10 25 (1.25%) Games
10 25 (1.25%) Electronics
11 20 (1.00%) Legal
12 17 (0.85%) Multimedia
13 16 (0.80%) Retail Banking
14 15 (0.75%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.60%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.35%) Back Office
17 7 (0.35%) General Ledger
18 6 (0.30%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 547 (27.40%) HTML
2 511 (25.60%) CSS
3 148 (7.41%) HTML5
4 113 (5.66%) jQuery
5 94 (4.71%) CSS3
6 67 (3.36%) XML
7 62 (3.11%) Web Services
8 55 (2.76%) Middleware
9 54 (2.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 51 (2.56%) Sass
11 49 (2.45%) Flash
12 48 (2.40%) .NET
12 48 (2.40%) AngularJS
13 38 (1.90%) J2EE
14 36 (1.80%) SOAP
15 29 (1.45%) JSON
16 27 (1.35%) XHTML
16 27 (1.35%) REST
17 26 (1.30%) Java EE
18 25 (1.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 838 (41.98%) User Experience
2 176 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 103 (5.16%) Graphic Design
4 80 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (2.35%) Visualisation
5 47 (2.35%) W3C
6 36 (1.80%) Animation
7 29 (1.45%) Social Media
8 28 (1.40%) Photography
9 26 (1.30%) E-Learning
9 26 (1.30%) Data Centre
10 25 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.15%) Digital Media
12 17 (0.85%) IVR
12 17 (0.85%) Mainframe
13 14 (0.70%) Copywriting
14 13 (0.65%) Video Editing
14 13 (0.65%) Management Information System
15 12 (0.60%) Smart Meter
16 11 (0.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 85 (4.26%) Windows
2 71 (3.56%) Linux
3 50 (2.51%) Android
4 44 (2.20%) Apple iOS
5 37 (1.85%) UNIX
6 25 (1.25%) Solaris
7 21 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.40%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.40%) AIX
12 7 (0.35%) zOS
13 5 (0.25%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.15%) CentOS
16 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.050%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.050%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (8.72%) Web Design
3 153 (7.67%) E-Commerce
4 134 (6.71%) Information Architecture
5 106 (5.31%) Responsive Web Design
6 103 (5.16%) SOA
7 93 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 81 (4.06%) Analytics
9 69 (3.46%) Rapid Prototyping
9 69 (3.46%) Data Modelling
10 68 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
11 64 (3.21%) Usability Testing
12 63 (3.16%) Scrum
12 63 (3.16%) Migration
13 57 (2.86%) ITIL
14 55 (2.76%) Content Management
15 53 (2.66%) ETL
16 50 (2.51%) UML
16 50 (2.51%) CRM
17 49 (2.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 269 (13.48%) JavaScript
2 107 (5.36%) Java
3 102 (5.11%) SQL
4 27 (1.35%) PL/SQL
5 24 (1.20%) C#
6 20 (1.00%) PHP
7 16 (0.80%) Perl
8 15 (0.75%) C
9 13 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.50%) Ruby
11 9 (0.45%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.45%) R
12 7 (0.35%) CFML
12 7 (0.35%) C++
12 7 (0.35%) Python
13 6 (0.30%) ActionScript
14 4 (0.20%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.20%) VB
14 4 (0.20%) COBOL
14 4 (0.20%) XAML
Qualifications
1 145 (7.26%) Degree
2 126 (6.31%) Security Cleared
3 84 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.65%) DV Cleared
5 28 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (1.05%) CCNP
7 13 (0.65%) MCSE
7 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.55%) JNCIS
9 10 (0.50%) RHCE
10 8 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.40%) CCIE
11 7 (0.35%) CCNA
12 5 (0.25%) CCDP
12 5 (0.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 4 (0.20%) MCITP
13 4 (0.20%) MCSA
13 4 (0.20%) HND
14 3 (0.15%) CCDA
14 3 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.15%) QA
2 12 (0.60%) SLA
3 9 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.20%) WCAG
5 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.050%) WAI
6 1 (0.050%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.050%) DO-160
6 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.50%) Samba
4 9 (0.45%) VMware ESX
4 9 (0.45%) vSphere
5 7 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.25%) RACF
6 5 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
6 5 (0.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 3 (0.15%) Squid
8 2 (0.10%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.10%) XenApp
8 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.050%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.050%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.050%) Xen
9 1 (0.050%) NFS
9 1 (0.050%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (0.40%) Tivoli
2 6 (0.30%) SCCM
2 6 (0.30%) SCOM
3 5 (0.25%) OMEGAMON
3 5 (0.25%) Puppet
3 5 (0.25%) zSecure
4 3 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 3 (0.15%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.15%) Netcool
4 3 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.15%) OPNET
5 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.10%) Ambari
5 2 (0.10%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.10%) Oozie
6 1 (0.050%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.050%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 338 (16.93%) Adobe
2 177 (8.87%) Oracle
3 97 (4.86%) Microsoft
4 64 (3.21%) Cisco
5 59 (2.96%) IBM
6 40 (2.00%) SAP
7 39 (1.95%) VMware
8 25 (1.25%) Informatica
9 22 (1.10%) Google
10 21 (1.05%) Juniper
11 15 (0.75%) Red Hat
11 15 (0.75%) HP
12 14 (0.70%) Macromedia
12 14 (0.70%) Citrix
13 13 (0.65%) F5
14 12 (0.60%) Talend
14 12 (0.60%) Pega
14 12 (0.60%) Nokia
15 11 (0.55%) Intel
16 10 (0.50%) Avaya
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £320 - £400 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
East Midlands
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £320 - £400 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Suffolk
Premier IT
Rate: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stott & May
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago