The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 93 101 73
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 191 147 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.97% 1.71% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 1.84% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 63 105
Average daily rate
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£420 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £115 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -32.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £28.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-24.34% +19.79%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8933 7989 8647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.91% 92.93% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5027 4266 4065
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 497 617
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.12 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Designer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
Berkshire +30 90 £425 +41.66% 11
Surrey -5 23 £425 +13.33% 5
Hampshire -25 23 £413 -2.94% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 17 £345 +2.22% 2
East Sussex -3 12 £275 +22.22% 5
Oxfordshire -3 10 £300 +71.42% 5
West Sussex +2 9 £575 +21.05% 1
Middlesex +3 3 - -
Kent - - - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 111 (28.68%) User Experience
2 96 (24.81%) HTML
3 84 (21.71%) Photoshop
4 81 (20.93%) CSS
5 79 (20.41%) Adobe
6 71 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (16.54%) Adobe Illustrator
8 59 (15.25%) Telecoms
9 55 (14.21%) JavaScript
10 48 (12.40%) Security Cleared
11 44 (11.37%) Windows
12 38 (9.82%) Microsoft
12 38 (9.82%) Axure RP
13 35 (9.04%) HTML5
14 33 (8.53%) SC Cleared
14 33 (8.53%) Degree
15 31 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
16 30 (7.75%) Finance
17 28 (7.24%) Mobile App
18 27 (6.98%) ITIL
19 26 (6.72%) Billing
19 26 (6.72%) UX Design
20 25 (6.46%) Oracle
20 25 (6.46%) SharePoint
20 25 (6.46%) SOA
20 25 (6.46%) W3C
21 24 (6.20%) Scrum
22 23 (5.94%) Java
23 22 (5.68%) .NET
23 22 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 25 (6.46%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.10%) Node.js
3 8 (2.07%) Lync
3 8 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (1.81%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.81%) JBoss
5 6 (1.55%) Apache
5 6 (1.55%) CMS
6 5 (1.29%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.29%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.03%) IIS
7 4 (1.03%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.52%) Drupal
10 1 (0.26%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 84 (21.71%) Photoshop
2 64 (16.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (4.65%) MS Office
3 18 (4.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 16 (4.13%) OmniGraffle
5 13 (3.36%) MS Excel
6 12 (3.10%) Fireworks
7 8 (2.07%) Adobe After Effects
8 7 (1.81%) MS Visio
9 6 (1.55%) InDesign
10 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (0.52%) Vectorworks
12 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.26%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 7 (1.81%) CSG Singleview
2 6 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.52%) Exstream
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.26%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.26%) SaaS
1 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.13%) VoLTE
2 15 (3.88%) LTE
3 13 (3.36%) 3G
4 10 (2.58%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (2.33%) MVNO
6 8 (2.07%) Internet
7 7 (1.81%) SSH
7 7 (1.81%) RANAP
7 7 (1.81%) SSL
7 7 (1.81%) 4G
8 5 (1.29%) WAN
8 5 (1.29%) Broadband
8 5 (1.29%) GSM
9 4 (1.03%) LAN
9 4 (1.03%) UMTS
9 4 (1.03%) SMTP
9 4 (1.03%) GGSN
9 4 (1.03%) SGSN
9 4 (1.03%) Firewall
9 4 (1.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.81%) IDOL
4 4 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.52%) QlikView
6 2 (0.52%) MySQL
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.26%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.26%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 38 (9.82%) Axure RP
2 15 (3.88%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (1.29%) GCC
3 5 (1.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 5 (1.29%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (0.78%) JIRA
5 2 (0.52%) XMLSpy
5 2 (0.52%) Subversion
6 1 (0.26%) Maven
6 1 (0.26%) Checkstyle
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.26%) Selenium
6 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.26%) JUnit
6 1 (0.26%) FindBugs
6 1 (0.26%) Gradle
General
1 59 (15.25%) Telecoms
2 30 (7.75%) Finance
3 26 (6.72%) Billing
4 22 (5.68%) Marketing
5 20 (5.17%) Retail
6 12 (3.10%) Legal
7 11 (2.84%) Publishing
8 10 (2.58%) Banking
9 7 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.81%) Automotive
10 6 (1.55%) General Ledger
10 6 (1.55%) Games
11 4 (1.03%) Multimedia
11 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.03%) Electronics
12 3 (0.78%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.52%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.52%) Advertising
13 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.52%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (24.81%) HTML
2 81 (20.93%) CSS
3 35 (9.04%) HTML5
4 22 (5.68%) .NET
5 20 (5.17%) Web Services
5 20 (5.17%) CSS3
6 19 (4.91%) jQuery
7 16 (4.13%) XML
8 12 (3.10%) XHTML
8 12 (3.10%) Ajax
8 12 (3.10%) AngularJS
9 11 (2.84%) Flash
10 8 (2.07%) MooTools
10 8 (2.07%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (1.29%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.29%) Middleware
11 5 (1.29%) SVG
11 5 (1.29%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.03%) JMS
12 4 (1.03%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (28.68%) User Experience
2 31 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.24%) Mobile App
4 25 (6.46%) W3C
5 19 (4.91%) Graphic Design
6 12 (3.10%) Visualisation
7 11 (2.84%) E-Learning
8 10 (2.58%) Animation
9 9 (2.33%) IVR
9 9 (2.33%) Clustering
10 7 (1.81%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.81%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.81%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.55%) PKI
12 5 (1.29%) Social Media
12 5 (1.29%) CMDB
12 5 (1.29%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.03%) DTV
13 4 (1.03%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.37%) Windows
2 22 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (4.91%) Android
4 17 (4.39%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.10%) UNIX
6 10 (2.58%) Linux
7 9 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.33%) Solaris
8 8 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.03%) AIX
9 4 (1.03%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.26%) HPUX
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (6.98%) ITIL
3 26 (6.72%) UX Design
4 25 (6.46%) SOA
5 24 (6.20%) Scrum
6 20 (5.17%) E-Commerce
7 18 (4.65%) Validation
8 16 (4.13%) Web Accessibility
9 14 (3.62%) Analytics
9 14 (3.62%) Migration
9 14 (3.62%) CRM
9 14 (3.62%) Web Design
10 13 (3.36%) Web Development
10 13 (3.36%) Usability Testing
10 13 (3.36%) Data Modelling
10 13 (3.36%) Project Management
10 13 (3.36%) Responsive Web Design
11 11 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (2.58%) Web Analytics
12 10 (2.58%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 55 (14.21%) JavaScript
2 23 (5.94%) Java
3 21 (5.43%) SQL
4 11 (2.84%) C#
5 8 (2.07%) Perl
6 5 (1.29%) C++
6 5 (1.29%) Korn
7 4 (1.03%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.03%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.03%) C
7 4 (1.03%) PHP
8 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.26%) XPath
9 1 (0.26%) VBScript
9 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.53%) Degree
2 33 (8.53%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (2.07%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.29%) CISSP
7 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.78%) CCSP
7 3 (0.78%) CCNP
7 3 (0.78%) MCSE
8 2 (0.52%) CCNA
8 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.52%) VCP5
8 2 (0.52%) CCSA
8 2 (0.52%) CCSE
8 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.26%) MCPD
9 1 (0.26%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.26%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.33%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) WAI
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.55%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.29%) OpenSSH
4 3 (0.78%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.26%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.26%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 4 (1.03%) SCCM
2 2 (0.52%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.26%) SCOM
3 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 79 (20.41%) Adobe
2 38 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 25 (6.46%) Oracle
4 10 (2.58%) Cisco
4 10 (2.58%) VMware
5 7 (1.81%) Remedy
5 7 (1.81%) Intel
6 6 (1.55%) BMC
6 6 (1.55%) Informatica
6 6 (1.55%) HP
6 6 (1.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (1.29%) Appcelerator
7 5 (1.29%) SAP
7 5 (1.29%) Citrix
8 4 (1.03%) Siebel
8 4 (1.03%) webMethods
8 4 (1.03%) Meridio
8 4 (1.03%) Sencha
8 4 (1.03%) Unica
9 3 (0.78%) Sitecore
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