The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 32 28 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 3 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.05% 0.50% 5.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.51% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£200 £175 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -65.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
Designer
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
271 196 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 95.09% 97.03% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 103 113
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 22
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £25.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Designer
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 3 (75.00%) CMS
1 3 (75.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (75.00%) Sitecore
1 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) Social Media
2 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (50.00%) Web Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Omniture
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Blog
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) French Language
3 1 (25.00%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (25.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 3 (75.00%) CMS
1 3 (75.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) French Language
2 1 (25.00%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (25.00%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
1 2 (50.00%) Social Media
1 2 (50.00%) Blog
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Web Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (50.00%) Omniture