The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 64 63 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 8 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.90% 0.45% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.48% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.85 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.75% +16.66%
Designer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
818 837 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 91.60% 94.36% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 442 278
Average daily rate £353 £359 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.67% +10.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 40 38
Average hourly rate £16.14 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.31% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £9.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £38.50
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 Milton Keynes

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 13 (61.90%) HTML
1 13 (61.90%) CSS
2 12 (57.14%) User Experience
3 11 (52.38%) jQuery
4 10 (47.62%) Finance
5 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 8 (38.10%) Adobe
7 7 (33.33%) Photoshop
7 7 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (28.57%) Banking
8 6 (28.57%) AngularJS
8 6 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (23.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
9 5 (23.81%) HTML5
10 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
10 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
10 4 (19.05%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (19.05%) Axure RP
10 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
10 4 (19.05%) User Stories
10 4 (19.05%) Twitter
11 3 (14.29%) Digital Media
11 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 3 (14.29%) Windows
11 3 (14.29%) NetApp
12 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (9.52%) Juniper
12 2 (9.52%) BMC

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 7 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (23.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (19.05%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) OLTP
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) CSS
1 13 (61.90%) HTML
2 11 (52.38%) jQuery
3 6 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 6 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (23.81%) HTML5
5 1 (4.76%) CSS3
5 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (4.76%) JSP
5 1 (4.76%) Ajax
5 1 (4.76%) Java EE
5 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) User Experience
2 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
3 3 (14.29%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.76%) HACMP
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) AIX
2 1 (4.76%) Solaris
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
2 4 (19.05%) User Stories
3 2 (9.52%) Web Development
3 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Network Design
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Requirements Management
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.76%) ETL
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Web Design
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
4 1 (4.76%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) CCIE
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCDE
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) GPFS
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Adobe
2 4 (19.05%) Twitter
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) NetApp
4 2 (9.52%) Juniper
4 2 (9.52%) BMC
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Intel
5 1 (4.76%) VMware