The first table below looks at the demand for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 16 April 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 Reading 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 60 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 18 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.67% 1.68% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.83% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 14
Average daily rate £400 £350 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £350 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £368 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.57%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
966 710 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.44% 91.97% 90.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 303 346
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 51 46
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £15.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +22.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.87 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Designer
Berkshire

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (30.77%) Photoshop
2 11 (28.21%) SharePoint Server
3 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
3 10 (25.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (25.64%) .NET
4 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
5 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
5 7 (17.95%) HTML
5 7 (17.95%) CSS
6 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 6 (15.38%) Windows
6 6 (15.38%) Adobe
6 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 5 (12.82%) Internet
7 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
7 5 (12.82%) InDesign
7 5 (12.82%) SQL
8 4 (10.26%) C#
8 4 (10.26%) Oracle
8 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
8 4 (10.26%) Advertising
8 4 (10.26%) Degree
8 4 (10.26%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (7.69%) Analytics
9 3 (7.69%) HTML5
9 3 (7.69%) Finance
9 3 (7.69%) jQuery

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 11 (28.21%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Photoshop
2 10 (25.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (12.82%) InDesign
4 3 (7.69%) Acrobat
5 2 (5.13%) Adobe After Effects
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Internet
2 2 (5.13%) VoIP
2 2 (5.13%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.56%) FWSM
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.56%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) IPsec
3 1 (2.56%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.56%) PSTN
3 1 (2.56%) SNMP
3 1 (2.56%) VPN
3 1 (2.56%) DNS
3 1 (2.56%) MPLS
3 1 (2.56%) OSPF
3 1 (2.56%) BGP
3 1 (2.56%) SS7
3 1 (2.56%) Q.931
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) IDOL
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (2.56%) Star Schema
3 1 (2.56%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) ERwin
2 1 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 4 (10.26%) Advertising
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.56%) Games
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) HTML
2 7 (17.95%) CSS
3 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.69%) HTML5
4 3 (7.69%) jQuery
4 3 (7.69%) Web Services
5 2 (5.13%) XML Schema
5 2 (5.13%) XML
6 1 (2.56%) Sass
6 1 (2.56%) CSS3
6 1 (2.56%) WCF
6 1 (2.56%) JSON
6 1 (2.56%) Ajax
6 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (2.56%) SOAP
6 1 (2.56%) Flash
6 1 (2.56%) XHTML
6 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Graphic Design
1 2 (5.13%) Animation
1 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.13%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.56%) Xbox
2 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
1 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
1 4 (10.26%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (7.69%) Analytics
2 3 (7.69%) Validation
2 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (5.13%) ITIL
3 2 (5.13%) Web Design
3 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.13%) Information Architecture
4 1 (2.56%) Graceful Degradation
4 1 (2.56%) Network Management
4 1 (2.56%) Interactive Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (2.56%) BPMN
4 1 (2.56%) Data Mapping
4 1 (2.56%) Data Architecture
4 1 (2.56%) BPEL
4 1 (2.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) C#
3 3 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.56%) C++
4 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.56%) ActionScript
4 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.56%) CISSP
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.56%) CCIE
5 1 (2.56%) CCSP
5 1 (2.56%) CCNP
5 1 (2.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Adobe
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) IBM
5 2 (5.13%) Cognos
5 2 (5.13%) Meridio
6 1 (2.56%) Talend
6 1 (2.56%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (2.56%) F5
6 1 (2.56%) Sonus
6 1 (2.56%) Huawei
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) NetIQ
6 1 (2.56%) Juniper
6 1 (2.56%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.56%) Informatica
6 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
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Austin Fraser Limited
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Posted: 21 days ago