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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 131 76 139
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +63
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 372 604 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.67% 2.49% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 2.69% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 419 220
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.37 £31.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% -33.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.85 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +16.66%
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
20623 22454 20413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 92.71% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14160 15529 13843
Average daily rate £445 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 400 421
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -13 106 £400 +6.66% 26
Docklands, London +4 2 £525 +75.00%
Kingston Upon Thames +1 1 - -
Ealing - 1 £288 -
Hammersmith - 1 £375 -
Twickenham - 1 £450 -
Rainham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 431 (52.18%) User Experience
2 244 (29.54%) HTML
3 217 (26.27%) CSS
4 185 (22.40%) Photoshop
5 145 (17.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 136 (16.46%) JavaScript
7 134 (16.22%) Finance
8 123 (14.89%) Adobe
8 123 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
9 117 (14.16%) Axure RP
10 82 (9.93%) Banking
11 79 (9.56%) Information Architecture
11 79 (9.56%) Mobile App
12 77 (9.32%) Degree
13 74 (8.96%) HTML5
14 66 (7.99%) Android
15 65 (7.87%) Retail
16 62 (7.51%) Graphic Design
17 61 (7.38%) Marketing
18 58 (7.02%) Apple iOS
19 56 (6.78%) Usability Testing
20 55 (6.66%) jQuery
21 49 (5.93%) Web Design
21 49 (5.93%) CSS3
22 46 (5.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
23 43 (5.21%) Analytics
23 43 (5.21%) UX Design
24 41 (4.96%) E-Commerce
24 41 (4.96%) Responsive Web Design
25 36 (4.36%) Balsamiq Mockups

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.33%) CMS
2 11 (1.33%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.21%) WordPress
4 6 (0.73%) Apache
5 5 (0.61%) IIS
5 5 (0.61%) Confluence
6 4 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (0.48%) Lync
6 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.36%) FileNet
7 3 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.36%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.24%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.24%) Drupal
8 2 (0.24%) Exstream Dialogue
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 185 (22.40%) Photoshop
2 145 (17.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 46 (5.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 32 (3.87%) OmniGraffle
5 25 (3.03%) InDesign
6 15 (1.82%) MS Visio
7 14 (1.69%) Acrobat
7 14 (1.69%) Fireworks
7 14 (1.69%) Adobe After Effects
8 12 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
9 11 (1.33%) CINEMA 4D
9 11 (1.33%) MS Office
10 10 (1.21%) MS Excel
11 4 (0.48%) SPSS
11 4 (0.48%) GIMP
12 2 (0.24%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.24%) ImageReady
12 2 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.24%) Edge Animate
12 2 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.24%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.24%) Exstream
3 1 (0.12%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.97%) IaaS
2 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.48%) SaaS
4 3 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.36%) Office 365
4 3 (0.36%) GitHub
5 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.12%) Yammer
5 1 (0.12%) PaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.42%) Internet
2 9 (1.09%) Intranet
3 8 (0.97%) LAN
3 8 (0.97%) WAN
4 6 (0.73%) DNS
5 5 (0.61%) SAN
6 4 (0.48%) 3G
6 4 (0.48%) 802.11
6 4 (0.48%) Firewall
6 4 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.48%) HSPA
6 4 (0.48%) LTE
6 4 (0.48%) 4G
6 4 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.36%) Wireless
7 3 (0.36%) Broadband
8 2 (0.24%) LDAP
8 2 (0.24%) OSPF
8 2 (0.24%) BGP
8 2 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (1.94%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.57%) Big Data
4 10 (1.21%) Hadoop
5 8 (0.97%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.97%) Star Schema
6 7 (0.85%) MySQL
6 7 (0.85%) DB2
7 6 (0.73%) RDBMS
7 6 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (0.48%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.48%) SAP BI
9 4 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.36%) QlikView
10 3 (0.36%) PowerCenter
10 3 (0.36%) Redis
10 3 (0.36%) KDB
Development Applications
1 117 (14.16%) Axure RP
2 36 (4.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 21 (2.54%) Dreamweaver
4 10 (1.21%) JIRA
5 5 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.48%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.36%) ProtoShare
8 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.24%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.24%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.24%) Xcode
8 2 (0.24%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.24%) Subversion
8 2 (0.24%) GCC
9 1 (0.12%) Gradle
9 1 (0.12%) Grunt
9 1 (0.12%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.12%) Sublime Text
9 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.12%) Maven
General
1 134 (16.22%) Finance
2 82 (9.93%) Banking
3 65 (7.87%) Retail
4 61 (7.38%) Marketing
5 25 (3.03%) Advertising
6 22 (2.66%) Publishing
6 22 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.42%) Games
8 15 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.69%) Law
10 10 (1.21%) Legal
11 8 (0.97%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.36%) Back Office
13 3 (0.36%) Billing
14 2 (0.24%) iGaming
14 2 (0.24%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.12%) Norwegian Language
15 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (29.54%) HTML
2 217 (26.27%) CSS
3 74 (8.96%) HTML5
4 55 (6.66%) jQuery
5 49 (5.93%) CSS3
6 26 (3.15%) Flash
7 23 (2.78%) .NET
8 19 (2.30%) XML
9 15 (1.82%) JSON
9 15 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (1.69%) DHTML
11 13 (1.57%) Web Services
12 11 (1.33%) AngularJS
13 10 (1.21%) RESTful
13 10 (1.21%) SOAP
14 9 (1.09%) J2EE
14 9 (1.09%) ASP.NET
15 8 (0.97%) XHTML
16 7 (0.85%) Ajax
16 7 (0.85%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 431 (52.18%) User Experience
2 79 (9.56%) Mobile App
3 62 (7.51%) Graphic Design
4 34 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.78%) Social Media
6 19 (2.30%) Human Factors
7 18 (2.18%) Visualisation
8 11 (1.33%) Online Games
8 11 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
9 9 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
10 7 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.85%) Video on Demand
10 7 (0.85%) Online Banking
10 7 (0.85%) Clustering
10 7 (0.85%) E-Learning
11 6 (0.73%) W3C
11 6 (0.73%) Photography
11 6 (0.73%) RIA
12 5 (0.61%) iPhone
12 5 (0.61%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 66 (7.99%) Android
2 58 (7.02%) Apple iOS
3 36 (4.36%) Windows
4 24 (2.91%) Linux
5 8 (0.97%) UNIX
6 3 (0.36%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.24%) AIX
7 2 (0.24%) CentOS
8 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.12%) Solaris
8 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (9.56%) Information Architecture
3 56 (6.78%) Usability Testing
4 49 (5.93%) Web Design
5 43 (5.21%) UX Design
5 43 (5.21%) Analytics
6 41 (4.96%) Responsive Web Design
6 41 (4.96%) E-Commerce
7 33 (4.00%) Rapid Prototyping
8 31 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (3.15%) Project Management
10 25 (3.03%) Data Modelling
11 23 (2.78%) ETL
12 19 (2.30%) Scrum
13 18 (2.18%) SOA
13 18 (2.18%) ITIL
14 17 (2.06%) Workflow
15 16 (1.94%) SEO
16 14 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (1.69%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 136 (16.46%) JavaScript
2 34 (4.12%) Java
3 33 (4.00%) SQL
4 12 (1.45%) C#
5 10 (1.21%) ActionScript
6 9 (1.09%) Python
7 8 (0.97%) PL/SQL
8 7 (0.85%) PHP
8 7 (0.85%) C
9 5 (0.61%) Ruby
10 4 (0.48%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.48%) ActionScript 2.0
11 3 (0.36%) Perl
12 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.12%) Scala
13 1 (0.12%) VB
13 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.12%) ABAP
13 1 (0.12%) XAML
13 1 (0.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 77 (9.32%) Degree
2 21 (2.54%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.73%) SC Cleared
3 6 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
4 4 (0.48%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.48%) HND
4 4 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.24%) CCNA
6 1 (0.12%) CCDA
6 1 (0.12%) CCDP
6 1 (0.12%) CISSP
6 1 (0.12%) CISA
6 1 (0.12%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.12%) PhD
6 1 (0.12%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.45%) QA
2 6 (0.73%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.12%) EMIR
System Software
1 8 (0.97%) Active Directory
1 8 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.12%) vSphere
3 1 (0.12%) Xen
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (0.48%) Ansible
2 3 (0.36%) SCCM
3 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 123 (14.89%) Adobe
2 35 (4.24%) Oracle
3 23 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 14 (1.69%) IBM
5 13 (1.57%) Cisco
6 11 (1.33%) Informatica
6 11 (1.33%) VMware
7 8 (0.97%) Teradata
7 8 (0.97%) Netezza
8 6 (0.73%) WorldPay
8 6 (0.73%) Google
8 6 (0.73%) SAP
9 5 (0.61%) Ab Initio
9 5 (0.61%) webMethods
10 4 (0.48%) Nokia
10 4 (0.48%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.48%) Apple
10 4 (0.48%) Ericsson
10 4 (0.48%) HP
10 4 (0.48%) Twitter
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