The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 133 88 125
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 373 541 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.66% 2.35% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 2.53% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 360 266
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £90.00 £30.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £10.50 £26.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £42.50 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+35.55% -10.00%
Designer
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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20646 21359 20133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.10% 92.91% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14320 14994 13550
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 383 451
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.43 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in London

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the London region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Designer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the London region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

Designer Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Designer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the London region over the 3 months to 3 June 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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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
City of London -25 101 £388 -1.89% 31
Docklands, London - 4 £538 -
Paddington - 4 £488 -
Feltham - 2 £513 -
Uxbridge +4 1 - -
Harrow - 1 £175 -
Isleworth - 1 £150 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £450 -
Hammersmith - 1 £375 -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 377 (48.65%) User Experience
2 225 (29.03%) HTML
3 209 (26.97%) CSS
4 151 (19.48%) Photoshop
5 134 (17.29%) JavaScript
6 127 (16.39%) Adobe
7 120 (15.48%) Adobe Illustrator
8 119 (15.35%) Finance
9 99 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
10 87 (11.23%) Axure RP
11 78 (10.06%) Banking
12 76 (9.81%) Information Architecture
13 75 (9.68%) HTML5
14 71 (9.16%) Mobile App
15 68 (8.77%) Graphic Design
16 65 (8.39%) Degree
17 62 (8.00%) Marketing
18 58 (7.48%) Web Design
19 54 (6.97%) Retail
19 54 (6.97%) CSS3
20 52 (6.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 50 (6.45%) Analytics
22 49 (6.32%) jQuery
22 49 (6.32%) Usability Testing
23 45 (5.81%) Oracle
24 44 (5.68%) SQL
24 44 (5.68%) Responsive Web Design
25 43 (5.55%) E-Commerce
26 38 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
27 37 (4.77%) Android

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 16 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.55%) CMS
3 10 (1.29%) WordPress
4 8 (1.03%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.77%) Confluence
6 5 (0.65%) Lync
7 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.39%) FileNet
8 2 (0.26%) Drupal
8 2 (0.26%) Exstream Dialogue
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.26%) IIS
8 2 (0.26%) Apache
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.26%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.13%) Moodle
Applications
1 151 (19.48%) Photoshop
2 120 (15.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 52 (6.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 23 (2.97%) OmniGraffle
5 19 (2.45%) InDesign
6 18 (2.32%) Fireworks
7 16 (2.06%) Adobe After Effects
8 14 (1.81%) MS Visio
9 10 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
9 10 (1.29%) CINEMA 4D
10 8 (1.03%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.90%) MS Office
11 7 (0.90%) MS Excel
12 4 (0.52%) SPSS
12 4 (0.52%) GIMP
13 3 (0.39%) ImageReady
14 2 (0.26%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.26%) Edge Animate
15 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Exstream
2 2 (0.26%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.65%) SaaS
2 4 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
3 3 (0.39%) GitHub
3 3 (0.39%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
5 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.84%) Internet
2 8 (1.03%) Intranet
3 7 (0.90%) LAN
3 7 (0.90%) WAN
4 5 (0.65%) SAN
5 4 (0.52%) Broadband
6 3 (0.39%) DNS
6 3 (0.39%) Firewall
7 2 (0.26%) Wireless
7 2 (0.26%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.26%) SSL
7 2 (0.26%) OSPF
7 2 (0.26%) BGP
8 1 (0.13%) DSL
8 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.13%) LDAP
8 1 (0.13%) ATM
8 1 (0.13%) DHCP
8 1 (0.13%) HTTP
8 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.16%) Big Data
5 8 (1.03%) BusinessObjects XI
5 8 (1.03%) Star Schema
6 7 (0.90%) DB2
6 7 (0.90%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (0.77%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.65%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.65%) MySQL
8 5 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.52%) SAP BI
9 4 (0.52%) Cognos Report Studio
9 4 (0.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 4 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.39%) Cognos Transformer
10 3 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 87 (11.23%) Axure RP
2 27 (3.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 16 (2.06%) Dreamweaver
4 10 (1.29%) JIRA
5 7 (0.90%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.52%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.39%) Grunt
8 2 (0.26%) Bower
8 2 (0.26%) GCC
8 2 (0.26%) Toad
8 2 (0.26%) Subversion
9 1 (0.13%) Maven
9 1 (0.13%) Lombardi
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Blend
9 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.13%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.13%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.13%) Xcode
9 1 (0.13%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 119 (15.35%) Finance
2 78 (10.06%) Banking
3 62 (8.00%) Marketing
4 54 (6.97%) Retail
5 29 (3.74%) Advertising
6 24 (3.10%) Investment Banking
7 22 (2.84%) Publishing
8 21 (2.71%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.68%) Games
10 12 (1.55%) Law
10 12 (1.55%) Legal
11 8 (1.03%) Electronics
12 5 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.52%) Back Office
14 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.26%) Billing
15 2 (0.26%) Arabic Language
16 1 (0.13%) German Language
16 1 (0.13%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (29.03%) HTML
2 209 (26.97%) CSS
3 75 (9.68%) HTML5
4 54 (6.97%) CSS3
5 49 (6.32%) jQuery
6 27 (3.48%) XML
7 22 (2.84%) Flash
8 17 (2.19%) JSON
9 16 (2.06%) .NET
9 16 (2.06%) AngularJS
9 16 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (1.81%) DHTML
11 11 (1.42%) J2EE
12 9 (1.16%) XHTML
12 9 (1.16%) XSD
12 9 (1.16%) XML Schema
12 9 (1.16%) Ajax
13 8 (1.03%) Sass
13 8 (1.03%) LESS
14 7 (0.90%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 377 (48.65%) User Experience
2 71 (9.16%) Mobile App
3 68 (8.77%) Graphic Design
4 25 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (2.84%) Visualisation
6 16 (2.06%) Human Factors
7 14 (1.81%) Social Media
8 12 (1.55%) E-Learning
9 10 (1.29%) Animation
9 10 (1.29%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.90%) Video on Demand
10 7 (0.90%) Motion Graphics
10 7 (0.90%) Smart Meter
10 7 (0.90%) Clustering
11 6 (0.77%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.77%) Photography
12 5 (0.65%) W3C
13 4 (0.52%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.52%) NHS
13 4 (0.52%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.77%) Android
2 33 (4.26%) Apple iOS
3 20 (2.58%) Windows
4 19 (2.45%) Linux
5 9 (1.16%) UNIX
6 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.26%) AIX
6 2 (0.26%) Solaris
7 1 (0.13%) CentOS
7 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (9.81%) Information Architecture
3 58 (7.48%) Web Design
4 50 (6.45%) Analytics
5 49 (6.32%) Usability Testing
6 44 (5.68%) Responsive Web Design
7 43 (5.55%) E-Commerce
8 37 (4.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 35 (4.52%) UX Design
10 27 (3.48%) Data Modelling
10 27 (3.48%) ETL
11 24 (3.10%) Project Management
11 24 (3.10%) SOA
11 24 (3.10%) Rapid Prototyping
12 21 (2.71%) ITIL
13 18 (2.32%) Business Analysis
14 17 (2.19%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (1.94%) Product Management
15 15 (1.94%) Content Management
15 15 (1.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 134 (17.29%) JavaScript
2 44 (5.68%) SQL
3 32 (4.13%) Java
4 14 (1.81%) PL/SQL
5 8 (1.03%) Python
5 8 (1.03%) C
6 7 (0.90%) C#
7 5 (0.65%) PHP
7 5 (0.65%) ActionScript
7 5 (0.65%) Ruby
8 4 (0.52%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.52%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.39%) Perl
10 2 (0.26%) ABAP
11 1 (0.13%) VBA
11 1 (0.13%) XAML
11 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.13%) C++
11 1 (0.13%) VB
11 1 (0.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 65 (8.39%) Degree
2 14 (1.81%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.39%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.39%) HND
5 2 (0.26%) CCNA
5 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.13%) CCDA
6 1 (0.13%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (0.90%) QA
2 6 (0.77%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.39%) SLA
4 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.13%) vSphere
4 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.13%) Xen
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (0.52%) Ansible
2 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.13%) SCCM
2 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 127 (16.39%) Adobe
2 45 (5.81%) Oracle
3 14 (1.81%) IBM
3 14 (1.81%) Informatica
4 13 (1.68%) Microsoft
5 11 (1.42%) VMware
6 9 (1.16%) SAP
7 8 (1.03%) Business Objects
7 8 (1.03%) Teradata
7 8 (1.03%) Netezza
8 6 (0.77%) Cisco
9 5 (0.65%) HP
9 5 (0.65%) Google
9 5 (0.65%) WorldPay
10 4 (0.52%) Cognos
11 3 (0.39%) Sybase
11 3 (0.39%) Apple
11 3 (0.39%) webMethods
11 3 (0.39%) Remedy
11 3 (0.39%) Tableau
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