The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 55 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.23% 0.38% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.39% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £275 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -29.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £29.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +30.00%
Designer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
420 515 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.67% 97.91% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 282 391
Average daily rate £350 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 43 50
Average hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +89.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Designer in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer across the Essex region.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Designer across the Essex region.

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 5 (45.45%) Cisco
1 5 (45.45%) Dell
1 5 (45.45%) Tandberg
1 5 (45.45%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (27.27%) Adobe
2 3 (27.27%) User Experience
2 3 (27.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (18.18%) Information Governance
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (18.18%) Games
3 2 (18.18%) Web Design
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
3 2 (18.18%) LiveCycle
3 2 (18.18%) UX Design
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (9.09%) DB2
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Automotive

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (18.18%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) AccuRev
1 1 (9.09%) Axure RP
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 2 (18.18%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (27.27%) User Experience
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
1 2 (18.18%) Information Governance
1 2 (18.18%) UX Design
1 2 (18.18%) Web Design
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Database Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) ETL
2 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
1 5 (45.45%) Dell
1 5 (45.45%) Tandberg
2 3 (27.27%) Adobe
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Teradata