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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 51 48 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.63% 0.22% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.24% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-9.30% -10.41%
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
432 417 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 90.57% 92.26% 97.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 198 247
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 63 76
Average hourly rate £24.12 £16.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.75% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £38.70 £38.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Basildon - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Epping - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Witham - - - -
Designer
East of England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) XSD
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) EAI
1 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
1 2 (28.57%) ETL
1 2 (28.57%) XML Schema
1 2 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) QA
1 2 (28.57%) Time Management
1 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mapping
1 2 (28.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Axure RP
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) Video Editing
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (14.29%) Fireworks

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
1 2 (28.57%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (14.29%) Fireworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (14.29%) Axure RP
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) XSD
1 2 (28.57%) XML Schema
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Video Editing
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) EAI
1 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
1 2 (28.57%) ETL
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Time Management
1 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle