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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 113 84 146
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +62
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 401 506 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.89% 2.33% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.51% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 360 189
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 1
Average hourly rate £28.19 £15.00 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.90% -91.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +22.50%
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
19643 20190 18456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13788 13644 12573
Average daily rate £446 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 387 425
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -1.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 -15 91 £400 +23.15% 27
Docklands, London +9 4 - -
Hounslow +3 2 - - 3
Croydon - 2 - -
Ealing - 1 £288 -
Hammersmith - 1 £335 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 454 (52.42%) User Experience
2 249 (28.75%) HTML
3 217 (25.06%) CSS
4 200 (23.09%) Photoshop
5 155 (17.90%) Adobe Illustrator
6 144 (16.63%) Finance
7 143 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
8 131 (15.13%) JavaScript
9 125 (14.43%) Axure RP
10 113 (13.05%) Adobe
11 88 (10.16%) Banking
12 82 (9.47%) Mobile App
13 80 (9.24%) HTML5
14 79 (9.12%) Information Architecture
14 79 (9.12%) Degree
15 74 (8.55%) Android
16 71 (8.20%) Retail
16 71 (8.20%) Apple iOS
17 67 (7.74%) Marketing
18 63 (7.27%) Graphic Design
19 60 (6.93%) Usability Testing
20 50 (5.77%) jQuery
21 48 (5.54%) E-Commerce
22 46 (5.31%) Publishing
23 45 (5.20%) UX Design
24 44 (5.08%) CSS3
25 43 (4.97%) Social Media
25 43 (4.97%) Web Design
26 42 (4.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
27 41 (4.73%) Responsive Web Design

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 21 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.50%) WebSphere
3 12 (1.39%) CMS
4 11 (1.27%) WordPress
5 9 (1.04%) Apache
6 5 (0.58%) IIS
6 5 (0.58%) Drupal
7 4 (0.46%) Lync
7 4 (0.46%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.35%) FileNet
8 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.35%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.23%) LiveCycle
9 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 200 (23.09%) Photoshop
2 155 (17.90%) Adobe Illustrator
3 42 (4.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 40 (4.62%) OmniGraffle
5 23 (2.66%) InDesign
6 19 (2.19%) MS Visio
7 17 (1.96%) MS Office
8 16 (1.85%) Acrobat
9 15 (1.73%) Fireworks
9 15 (1.73%) Adobe After Effects
10 14 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
11 11 (1.27%) CINEMA 4D
11 11 (1.27%) MS Excel
12 5 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (0.46%) SPSS
14 2 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.23%) ImageReady
15 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
15 1 (0.12%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.46%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) Exstream
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.12%) Summit
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.92%) IaaS
2 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.58%) Office 365
4 3 (0.35%) GitHub
4 3 (0.35%) SaaS
5 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.12%) Yammer
6 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.19%) Internet
2 16 (1.85%) Intranet
3 8 (0.92%) WAN
3 8 (0.92%) DNS
4 7 (0.81%) LAN
5 6 (0.69%) Firewall
6 5 (0.58%) LTE
6 5 (0.58%) 4G
6 5 (0.58%) LDAP
7 4 (0.46%) SAN
7 4 (0.46%) 3G
7 4 (0.46%) 802.11
7 4 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.46%) HSPA
7 4 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.35%) Wireless
8 3 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.23%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.23%) EIGRP
9 2 (0.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (1.62%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.50%) Big Data
4 10 (1.15%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.15%) DB2
5 8 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.69%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.58%) Star Schema
8 4 (0.46%) SAP BI
8 4 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.35%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.35%) Redis
9 3 (0.35%) QlikView
9 3 (0.35%) MySQL
9 3 (0.35%) KDB
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.23%) DTS
Development Applications
1 125 (14.43%) Axure RP
2 41 (4.73%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 25 (2.89%) Dreamweaver
4 9 (1.04%) JIRA
5 6 (0.69%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.58%) Xcode
6 5 (0.58%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.58%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.46%) Subversion
7 4 (0.46%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.35%) Redmine
8 3 (0.35%) ProtoShare
8 3 (0.35%) Checkstyle
8 3 (0.35%) Selenium
8 3 (0.35%) JUnit
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.23%) NetBeans
9 2 (0.23%) NUnit
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Blend
9 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 144 (16.63%) Finance
2 88 (10.16%) Banking
3 71 (8.20%) Retail
4 67 (7.74%) Marketing
5 46 (5.31%) Publishing
6 25 (2.89%) Legal
7 24 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.19%) Advertising
9 18 (2.08%) Games
10 17 (1.96%) Law
11 14 (1.62%) Investment Banking
12 9 (1.04%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.46%) Billing
15 3 (0.35%) Back Office
16 2 (0.23%) Electronics
16 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.23%) iGaming
16 2 (0.23%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (28.75%) HTML
2 217 (25.06%) CSS
3 80 (9.24%) HTML5
4 50 (5.77%) jQuery
5 44 (5.08%) CSS3
6 29 (3.35%) .NET
7 27 (3.12%) Flash
8 19 (2.19%) JSON
9 18 (2.08%) Web Services
10 15 (1.73%) DHTML
10 15 (1.73%) ASP.NET
11 14 (1.62%) XML
12 13 (1.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (1.15%) J2EE
14 9 (1.04%) SOAP
14 9 (1.04%) AngularJS
14 9 (1.04%) RESTful
15 8 (0.92%) Ajax
15 8 (0.92%) Middleware
16 7 (0.81%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 454 (52.42%) User Experience
2 82 (9.47%) Mobile App
3 63 (7.27%) Graphic Design
4 43 (4.97%) Social Media
5 35 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (2.19%) Human Factors
7 14 (1.62%) Mobile Banking
7 14 (1.62%) Mobile Payment
8 13 (1.50%) Visualisation
9 12 (1.39%) Online Games
10 9 (1.04%) Video on Demand
10 9 (1.04%) E-Learning
11 7 (0.81%) Online Banking
11 7 (0.81%) Video Editing
11 7 (0.81%) Learning Management System
11 7 (0.81%) RIA
12 6 (0.69%) Psychology
12 6 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.69%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 74 (8.55%) Android
2 71 (8.20%) Apple iOS
3 31 (3.58%) Windows
4 25 (2.89%) Linux
5 8 (0.92%) UNIX
6 3 (0.35%) CentOS
7 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.23%) AIX
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.12%) Solaris
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (9.12%) Information Architecture
3 60 (6.93%) Usability Testing
4 48 (5.54%) E-Commerce
5 45 (5.20%) UX Design
6 43 (4.97%) Web Design
7 41 (4.73%) Responsive Web Design
8 40 (4.62%) Analytics
8 40 (4.62%) Rapid Prototyping
9 36 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (3.35%) Project Management
11 26 (3.00%) SEO
12 22 (2.54%) Scrum
13 21 (2.42%) Data Modelling
14 20 (2.31%) ITIL
14 20 (2.31%) ETL
15 17 (1.96%) Service Management
16 16 (1.85%) Workflow
16 16 (1.85%) Content Management
17 15 (1.73%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 131 (15.13%) JavaScript
2 38 (4.39%) Java
3 29 (3.35%) SQL
4 20 (2.31%) C#
5 10 (1.15%) ActionScript
6 9 (1.04%) PL/SQL
7 8 (0.92%) Python
8 6 (0.69%) PHP
9 5 (0.58%) C
9 5 (0.58%) ActionScript 2.0
10 4 (0.46%) Perl
10 4 (0.46%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.46%) Ruby
11 3 (0.35%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.23%) XAML
12 2 (0.23%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.12%) XPath
13 1 (0.12%) VBA
13 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 79 (9.12%) Degree
2 19 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.15%) VCP4
4 6 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
5 5 (0.58%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.46%) HND
6 4 (0.46%) CISSP
7 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.23%) CCNA
8 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.12%) CISA
9 1 (0.12%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.12%) PhD
9 1 (0.12%) CCIE
9 1 (0.12%) CCNP
9 1 (0.12%) CCDA
9 1 (0.12%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.50%) QA
2 6 (0.69%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.35%) COBIT
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.12%) EMIR
System Software
1 7 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.12%) XenApp
3 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (0.46%) Ansible
2 3 (0.35%) SCCM
3 2 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 113 (13.05%) Adobe
2 35 (4.04%) Oracle
3 25 (2.89%) Microsoft
4 19 (2.19%) Cisco
5 15 (1.73%) IBM
6 10 (1.15%) Informatica
7 9 (1.04%) Apple
7 9 (1.04%) webMethods
8 8 (0.92%) VMware
8 8 (0.92%) Teradata
8 8 (0.92%) Netezza
9 7 (0.81%) Twitter
10 6 (0.69%) Facebook
10 6 (0.69%) Google
11 5 (0.58%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.58%) SAP
11 5 (0.58%) Citrix
11 5 (0.58%) Ab Initio
12 4 (0.46%) F5
12 4 (0.46%) Ericsson
London
OHO Group
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £425 to £470 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £201 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £452 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago