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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 91 114 130
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 510 490 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.10% 1.94% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.10% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 320 267
Average daily rate
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£375 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £25.75 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £16.55 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £24.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-17.89% -1.04%
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
22473 23388 24374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.79% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16042 15998
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 455 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 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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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
City of London +4 139 £375 +15.38% 26
Hammersmith -1 2 £425 +12.58%
Docklands, London +4 1 £450 -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 305 (29.33%) HTML
2 276 (26.54%) CSS
3 246 (23.65%) Photoshop
4 221 (21.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 205 (19.71%) Adobe
6 141 (13.56%) Finance
7 131 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
7 131 (12.60%) Axure RP
8 128 (12.31%) Mobile App
9 103 (9.90%) JavaScript
10 101 (9.71%) HTML5
11 98 (9.42%) Android
12 91 (8.75%) E-Commerce
13 86 (8.27%) Banking
14 85 (8.17%) Marketing
14 85 (8.17%) Degree
15 83 (7.98%) InDesign
16 77 (7.40%) Retail
16 77 (7.40%) Apple iOS
17 69 (6.63%) Windows
18 67 (6.44%) Flash
18 67 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
19 66 (6.35%) CSS3
20 63 (6.06%) Rapid Prototyping
20 63 (6.06%) User Experience Design
21 61 (5.87%) OmniGraffle
22 59 (5.67%) Responsive Web Design
23 56 (5.38%) Oracle
24 53 (5.10%) Web Design
24 53 (5.10%) jQuery

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 27 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.83%) CMS
3 10 (0.96%) Apache
3 10 (0.96%) WordPress
4 7 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.48%) Drupal
6 4 (0.38%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.38%) Moodle
7 3 (0.29%) Lync
7 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.29%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.19%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.096%) Confluence
9 1 (0.096%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 246 (23.65%) Photoshop
2 221 (21.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 83 (7.98%) InDesign
4 61 (5.87%) OmniGraffle
5 37 (3.56%) Adobe After Effects
6 27 (2.60%) Fireworks
7 23 (2.21%) MS Visio
8 22 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
9 19 (1.83%) MS Excel
10 11 (1.06%) MS Office
11 9 (0.87%) CINEMA 4D
12 6 (0.58%) MS Project
12 6 (0.58%) AutoCAD
12 6 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.38%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.38%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
15 1 (0.096%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.48%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.38%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.29%) Magento
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.29%) Siebel Analytics
6 2 (0.19%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.19%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.19%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.19%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.38%) SaaS
1 4 (0.38%) Force.com
2 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.19%) Office 365
4 1 (0.096%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.096%) PaaS
4 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.096%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.88%) Internet
2 17 (1.63%) Firewall
3 9 (0.87%) Intranet
4 8 (0.77%) SAN
4 8 (0.77%) Network Security
5 5 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (0.48%) DNS
6 4 (0.38%) WAN
6 4 (0.38%) HTTP
6 4 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.29%) HSRP
7 3 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.29%) VLAN
7 3 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.29%) VPN
7 3 (0.29%) DHCP
7 3 (0.29%) LAN
7 3 (0.29%) LDAP
8 2 (0.19%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (0.96%) SAP BI
4 10 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 9 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.67%) MySQL
7 7 (0.67%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.67%) DTS
8 6 (0.58%) DB2
8 6 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.38%) QlikView
11 3 (0.29%) Big Data
11 3 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.29%) KDB
11 3 (0.29%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 131 (12.60%) Axure RP
2 39 (3.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 20 (1.92%) Dreamweaver
4 17 (1.63%) Microsoft Blend
5 13 (1.25%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.58%) ReSharper
8 6 (0.58%) Subversion
9 5 (0.48%) PHPUnit
9 5 (0.48%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.38%) Toad
10 4 (0.38%) ProtoShare
11 3 (0.29%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.29%) Maven
11 3 (0.29%) NUnit
11 3 (0.29%) JIRA
12 2 (0.19%) XMLSpy
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.19%) Firebug
General
1 141 (13.56%) Finance
2 86 (8.27%) Banking
3 85 (8.17%) Marketing
4 77 (7.40%) Retail
5 46 (4.42%) Publishing
6 34 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 32 (3.08%) Advertising
7 32 (3.08%) Games
8 20 (1.92%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.83%) Legal
10 16 (1.54%) Retail Banking
11 11 (1.06%) Billing
12 7 (0.67%) Front Office
13 6 (0.58%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.48%) Interactive Media
14 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.38%) Back Office
16 3 (0.29%) iGaming
16 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.19%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (29.33%) HTML
2 276 (26.54%) CSS
3 101 (9.71%) HTML5
4 67 (6.44%) Flash
5 66 (6.35%) CSS3
6 53 (5.10%) jQuery
7 40 (3.85%) .NET
8 34 (3.27%) XML
9 27 (2.60%) WPF
10 26 (2.50%) Web Services
11 21 (2.02%) ASP.NET
11 21 (2.02%) WCF
12 20 (1.92%) Ajax
13 17 (1.63%) Silverlight
14 14 (1.35%) Middleware
15 12 (1.15%) AngularJS
16 11 (1.06%) Sass
16 11 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 10 (0.96%) LINQ
18 9 (0.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 128 (12.31%) Mobile App
2 53 (5.10%) Social Media
3 36 (3.46%) Graphic Design
4 27 (2.60%) iPhone
5 20 (1.92%) Visualisation
6 19 (1.83%) E-Learning
7 13 (1.25%) Digital Media
7 13 (1.25%) Mainframe
8 12 (1.15%) Online Banking
9 10 (0.96%) Online Games
9 10 (0.96%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.87%) FMCG
10 9 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (0.77%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.77%) Animation
11 8 (0.77%) Copywriting
11 8 (0.77%) Psychology
12 7 (0.67%) Motion Graphics
12 7 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
13 6 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 98 (9.42%) Android
2 77 (7.40%) Apple iOS
3 69 (6.63%) Windows
4 25 (2.40%) Linux
5 20 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
6 9 (0.87%) UNIX
7 5 (0.48%) CentOS
7 5 (0.48%) Solaris
8 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.29%) zOS
9 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.096%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.096%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.096%) MVS
10 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.096%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (8.75%) E-Commerce
3 67 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 63 (6.06%) Rapid Prototyping
4 63 (6.06%) User Experience Design
5 59 (5.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 53 (5.10%) Web Design
7 49 (4.71%) Information Architecture
8 46 (4.42%) Usability Testing
9 40 (3.85%) Project Management
10 37 (3.56%) ITIL
11 35 (3.37%) Data Modelling
12 31 (2.98%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (2.88%) Scrum
14 29 (2.79%) CRM
15 26 (2.50%) SOA
16 23 (2.21%) ETL
16 23 (2.21%) SEO
17 22 (2.12%) Web Application Development
18 20 (1.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 103 (9.90%) JavaScript
2 45 (4.33%) SQL
3 34 (3.27%) Java
4 24 (2.31%) C#
5 17 (1.63%) XAML
5 17 (1.63%) PHP
5 17 (1.63%) ActionScript
6 11 (1.06%) ActionScript 3.0
7 9 (0.87%) T-SQL
8 8 (0.77%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.67%) VB.NET
10 6 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.48%) Python
11 5 (0.48%) Perl
12 4 (0.38%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.29%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (0.29%) XPath
13 3 (0.29%) C++
14 2 (0.19%) C
14 2 (0.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 85 (8.17%) Degree
2 40 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.58%) CCA
4 6 (0.58%) CISSP
5 3 (0.29%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.29%) CISM
6 2 (0.19%) MCSE
7 1 (0.096%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.096%) ISACA
7 1 (0.096%) MCTS
7 1 (0.096%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.096%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.096%) CCSE
7 1 (0.096%) CCSA
7 1 (0.096%) MCSA
7 1 (0.096%) HND
7 1 (0.096%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.44%) COBIT
2 13 (1.25%) QA
3 4 (0.38%) SLA
4 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.096%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.096%) Section 508
5 1 (0.096%) WAI
5 1 (0.096%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.29%) XenApp
4 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.096%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.096%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (0.29%) SCCM
2 1 (0.096%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.096%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.096%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.096%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.096%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.096%) SCOM
2 1 (0.096%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.096%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.096%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 205 (19.71%) Adobe
2 56 (5.38%) Oracle
3 51 (4.90%) Microsoft
4 24 (2.31%) SAP
5 20 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (1.54%) IBM
7 15 (1.44%) Cisco
7 15 (1.44%) Apple
8 13 (1.25%) Google
9 10 (0.96%) Zend
9 10 (0.96%) Netezza
9 10 (0.96%) VMware
10 7 (0.67%) DoubleClick
10 7 (0.67%) Infragistics
10 7 (0.67%) Cognos
11 6 (0.58%) Citrix
11 6 (0.58%) ATG
11 6 (0.58%) Juniper
11 6 (0.58%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.58%) CheckPoint
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £30.00 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: market rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £1 to £10 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Clement May
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £365 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
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People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Network ITR
Rate: 550 to 550 per day GBP
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
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