The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 85 107 136
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 523 477 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.22% 1.97% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 2.13% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 309 256
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £362
% change year-on-year
- -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £18.80 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £45.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21794 22443 24427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.69% 92.51% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14907 15270 15909
Average daily rate £425 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 466 649
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Designer
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +4 147 £375 +2.73% 29
Hammersmith +4 2 £425 +12.58%
Hounslow +6 1 £500 +53.84%
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hackney - - - - 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 322 (29.41%) HTML
2 295 (26.94%) CSS
3 266 (24.29%) Photoshop
4 236 (21.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 211 (19.27%) Adobe
6 149 (13.61%) Axure RP
7 143 (13.06%) Mobile App
8 139 (12.69%) Finance
9 125 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
10 106 (9.68%) JavaScript
11 104 (9.50%) E-Commerce
12 102 (9.32%) Android
13 95 (8.68%) Banking
14 86 (7.85%) HTML5
15 84 (7.67%) Marketing
16 83 (7.58%) Degree
16 83 (7.58%) Apple iOS
17 81 (7.40%) Retail
17 81 (7.40%) InDesign
18 79 (7.21%) OmniGraffle
19 75 (6.85%) Windows
19 75 (6.85%) Flash
20 68 (6.21%) Rapid Prototyping
21 65 (5.94%) Responsive Web Design
22 63 (5.75%) Web Design
23 60 (5.48%) User Experience Design
24 59 (5.39%) Information Architecture
24 59 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
25 57 (5.21%) Oracle
26 55 (5.02%) Usability Testing

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 29 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.55%) CMS
3 12 (1.10%) WordPress
4 10 (0.91%) SAS
5 8 (0.73%) Apache
6 6 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.46%) Drupal
7 5 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.27%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.18%) Lync
9 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.18%) Moodle
9 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 266 (24.29%) Photoshop
2 236 (21.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 81 (7.40%) InDesign
4 79 (7.21%) OmniGraffle
5 36 (3.29%) Adobe After Effects
6 28 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 28 (2.56%) Fireworks
7 25 (2.28%) MS Excel
7 25 (2.28%) MS Visio
8 15 (1.37%) MS Office
9 10 (0.91%) CINEMA 4D
10 7 (0.64%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.55%) MS Project
12 5 (0.46%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
15 1 (0.091%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.46%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.37%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.27%) Magento
6 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.18%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.18%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.18%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.091%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.091%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.37%) SaaS
1 4 (0.37%) Force.com
2 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.091%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.091%) PaaS
2 1 (0.091%) Office 365
2 1 (0.091%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.65%) Internet
2 15 (1.37%) Firewall
3 9 (0.82%) SAN
4 8 (0.73%) Intranet
5 7 (0.64%) Network Security
6 5 (0.46%) WAN
7 4 (0.37%) HTTP
7 4 (0.37%) LAN
7 4 (0.37%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.27%) VPN
8 3 (0.27%) VoIP
8 3 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.27%) VLAN
8 3 (0.27%) HSRP
9 2 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.18%) DMVPN
9 2 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.18%) DNS
9 2 (0.18%) Extranet
9 2 (0.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.00%) Oracle Database
7 10 (0.91%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.91%) SAP BI
8 8 (0.73%) MySQL
8 8 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (0.64%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.55%) DB2
10 6 (0.55%) DTS
10 6 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.55%) Big Data
11 5 (0.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 5 (0.46%) OLAP
11 5 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 149 (13.61%) Axure RP
2 37 (3.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 24 (2.19%) Microsoft Blend
4 17 (1.55%) Dreamweaver
5 13 (1.19%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.46%) Subversion
8 5 (0.46%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.37%) Toad
9 4 (0.37%) PHPUnit
9 4 (0.37%) ProtoShare
10 3 (0.27%) NUnit
11 2 (0.18%) XMLSpy
11 2 (0.18%) Xcode
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.18%) Firebug
11 2 (0.18%) Maven
11 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.18%) Git (software)
General
1 139 (12.69%) Finance
2 95 (8.68%) Banking
3 84 (7.67%) Marketing
4 81 (7.40%) Retail
5 46 (4.20%) Publishing
6 41 (3.74%) Telecoms
7 34 (3.11%) Advertising
8 30 (2.74%) Games
9 20 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.83%) Legal
10 17 (1.55%) Retail Banking
11 12 (1.10%) Billing
12 8 (0.73%) Front Office
13 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.37%) Back Office
14 4 (0.37%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.27%) iGaming
15 3 (0.27%) Interactive Media
16 1 (0.091%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (29.41%) HTML
2 295 (26.94%) CSS
3 86 (7.85%) HTML5
4 75 (6.85%) Flash
5 54 (4.93%) CSS3
6 51 (4.66%) jQuery
7 43 (3.93%) .NET
8 37 (3.38%) WPF
9 32 (2.92%) XML
10 30 (2.74%) Web Services
11 26 (2.37%) Silverlight
12 23 (2.10%) WCF
13 21 (1.92%) Ajax
14 18 (1.64%) XHTML
15 17 (1.55%) ASP.NET
16 13 (1.19%) SOAP
17 12 (1.10%) Middleware
18 9 (0.82%) LINQ
18 9 (0.82%) Sass
19 8 (0.73%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 143 (13.06%) Mobile App
2 55 (5.02%) Social Media
3 41 (3.74%) Graphic Design
4 32 (2.92%) iPhone
5 27 (2.47%) Visualisation
6 15 (1.37%) Digital Media
6 15 (1.37%) E-Learning
7 13 (1.19%) Online Banking
8 12 (1.10%) Mainframe
9 11 (1.00%) Data Integration
10 10 (0.91%) Online Games
10 10 (0.91%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.82%) Computer Science
11 9 (0.82%) FMCG
12 8 (0.73%) Copywriting
12 8 (0.73%) Psychology
13 7 (0.64%) Animation
13 7 (0.64%) Motion Graphics
14 6 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
14 6 (0.55%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 102 (9.32%) Android
2 83 (7.58%) Apple iOS
3 75 (6.85%) Windows
4 24 (2.19%) Linux
5 20 (1.83%) Windows Mobile
6 9 (0.82%) UNIX
7 5 (0.46%) Solaris
8 4 (0.37%) CentOS
9 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.27%) zOS
9 3 (0.27%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.091%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.091%) NetWare
11 1 (0.091%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.091%) AIX
11 1 (0.091%) MVS
11 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (9.50%) E-Commerce
3 68 (6.21%) Rapid Prototyping
4 65 (5.94%) Responsive Web Design
5 63 (5.75%) Web Design
6 60 (5.48%) User Experience Design
7 59 (5.39%) Information Architecture
7 59 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 55 (5.02%) Usability Testing
9 37 (3.38%) Data Modelling
9 37 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (3.01%) Scrum
11 31 (2.83%) Project Management
12 27 (2.47%) SOA
12 27 (2.47%) CRM
13 25 (2.28%) ETL
13 25 (2.28%) ITIL
14 22 (2.01%) Web Application Development
15 20 (1.83%) SEO
15 20 (1.83%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 106 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 51 (4.66%) SQL
3 33 (3.01%) Java
4 24 (2.19%) C#
5 19 (1.74%) ActionScript
5 19 (1.74%) XAML
6 15 (1.37%) PHP
7 13 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.00%) ActionScript 3.0
9 8 (0.73%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.64%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.55%) Perl
11 6 (0.55%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.46%) Python
13 3 (0.27%) C++
13 3 (0.27%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (0.27%) XPath
13 3 (0.27%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.18%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 83 (7.58%) Degree
2 36 (3.29%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.10%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.55%) CCA
5 3 (0.27%) CISSP
5 3 (0.27%) CISM
5 3 (0.27%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.18%) MCSE
7 1 (0.091%) MCSA
7 1 (0.091%) CCIE
7 1 (0.091%) CCNP
7 1 (0.091%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.091%) CCSA
7 1 (0.091%) CCSE
7 1 (0.091%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.091%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.091%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.091%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.00%) QA
2 7 (0.64%) COBIT
3 3 (0.27%) SLA
4 1 (0.091%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.091%) WAI
4 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.091%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.091%) Section 508
System Software
1 11 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.18%) XenApp
5 2 (0.18%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.091%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (0.18%) SCCM
2 1 (0.091%) SCOM
2 1 (0.091%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.091%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.091%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.091%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.091%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.091%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (0.091%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (0.091%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 211 (19.27%) Adobe
2 57 (5.21%) Oracle
3 52 (4.75%) Microsoft
4 22 (2.01%) SAP
5 21 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (1.37%) Apple
7 14 (1.28%) IBM
8 12 (1.10%) Cisco
8 12 (1.10%) VMware
8 12 (1.10%) Google
9 9 (0.82%) Netezza
9 9 (0.82%) Zend
10 7 (0.64%) Infragistics
10 7 (0.64%) DoubleClick
10 7 (0.64%) Cognos
10 7 (0.64%) Mercator
11 6 (0.55%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.55%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.55%) ATG
12 5 (0.46%) EPiServer
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