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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 93 94 88
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 202 161 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.04% 1.89% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 2.06% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 71 72
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +31.57%
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
9052 7833 7736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.35% 91.98% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5009 4144 3737
Average daily rate £375 £358 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 453 657
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +25 101 £425 +28.78% 14
Buckinghamshire -2 24 £375 - 3
Surrey -22 20 £413 -2.94% 6
East Sussex - 19 £275 - 5
Hampshire -31 13 £400 -4.76% 9
Oxfordshire -25 11 £225 -13.46% 8
West Sussex -6 6 £575 +21.05% 3
Middlesex -3 2 £430 +37.60%
Kent -12 1 £225 -53.12% 3
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 121 (30.56%) User Experience
2 115 (29.04%) HTML
3 109 (27.53%) CSS
4 94 (23.74%) Photoshop
5 79 (19.95%) Adobe
6 72 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 72 (18.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 66 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 60 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
9 50 (12.63%) Security Cleared
10 44 (11.11%) Axure RP
11 42 (10.61%) HTML5
12 40 (10.10%) Microsoft
12 40 (10.10%) W3C
13 38 (9.60%) jQuery
14 35 (8.84%) Oracle
15 34 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
16 33 (8.33%) Windows
17 32 (8.08%) Finance
17 32 (8.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 31 (7.83%) CSS3
19 29 (7.32%) SC Cleared
20 28 (7.07%) Mobile App
21 26 (6.57%) Web Accessibility
22 25 (6.31%) Graphic Design
23 24 (6.06%) SQL
24 23 (5.81%) .NET
24 23 (5.81%) ITIL
24 23 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
24 23 (5.81%) Billing

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 19 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.53%) Node.js
3 7 (1.77%) Lync
3 7 (1.77%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.52%) Apache
4 6 (1.52%) CMS
5 5 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.01%) IIS
6 4 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.76%) JBoss
8 2 (0.51%) SAS
8 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.25%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.25%) Drupal
9 1 (0.25%) WordPress
9 1 (0.25%) iPlanet
Applications
1 94 (23.74%) Photoshop
2 72 (18.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 32 (8.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 20 (5.05%) MS Office
5 13 (3.28%) MS Excel
5 13 (3.28%) Fireworks
6 11 (2.78%) OmniGraffle
7 9 (2.27%) InDesign
8 6 (1.52%) MS Visio
9 5 (1.26%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (0.51%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.25%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 8 (2.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.01%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.76%) Exstream
3 3 (0.76%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.51%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.25%) SmartPlant
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.25%) SaaS
1 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.04%) LTE
1 16 (4.04%) VoLTE
1 16 (4.04%) 3G
2 11 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
2 11 (2.78%) MVNO
3 9 (2.27%) 4G
3 9 (2.27%) RANAP
3 9 (2.27%) Broadband
4 7 (1.77%) Firewall
4 7 (1.77%) Internet
4 7 (1.77%) DNS
5 6 (1.52%) GGSN
5 6 (1.52%) SGSN
6 5 (1.26%) Unified Communications
6 5 (1.26%) SSH
6 5 (1.26%) SSL
7 4 (1.01%) PBX
7 4 (1.01%) WAN
7 4 (1.01%) SMTP
7 4 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.01%) IDOL
4 4 (1.01%) QlikView
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.51%) MySQL
6 2 (0.51%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.25%) Big Data
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 44 (11.11%) Axure RP
2 21 (5.30%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (1.26%) GCC
3 5 (1.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 3 (0.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.76%) JIRA
4 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.51%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.25%) FindBugs
6 1 (0.25%) Gradle
6 1 (0.25%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.25%) Selenium
6 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.25%) Firebug
6 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Checkstyle
General
1 72 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 32 (8.08%) Finance
3 23 (5.81%) Billing
4 19 (4.80%) Banking
4 19 (4.80%) Marketing
5 15 (3.79%) Retail
6 11 (2.78%) Legal
7 7 (1.77%) Publishing
8 5 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.26%) Automotive
8 5 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.01%) Electronics
10 3 (0.76%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.51%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.25%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.25%) French Language
12 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.25%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (29.04%) HTML
2 109 (27.53%) CSS
3 42 (10.61%) HTML5
4 38 (9.60%) jQuery
5 31 (7.83%) CSS3
6 23 (5.81%) .NET
7 16 (4.04%) AngularJS
7 16 (4.04%) XML
8 15 (3.79%) Web Services
8 15 (3.79%) Flash
8 15 (3.79%) Ajax
9 14 (3.54%) XHTML
10 11 (2.78%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (2.53%) MooTools
12 7 (1.77%) SVG
13 6 (1.52%) ASP.NET
13 6 (1.52%) .NET Framework
14 4 (1.01%) JMS
14 4 (1.01%) VXML
15 3 (0.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 121 (30.56%) User Experience
2 40 (10.10%) W3C
3 34 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (7.07%) Mobile App
5 25 (6.31%) Graphic Design
6 16 (4.04%) E-Learning
7 11 (2.78%) Visualisation
8 9 (2.27%) IVR
9 8 (2.02%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.77%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.77%) Animation
10 7 (1.77%) Clustering
11 6 (1.52%) CMDB
12 5 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.26%) Machine to Machine
13 4 (1.01%) DTV
13 4 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (1.01%) PKI
13 4 (1.01%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.01%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.33%) Windows
2 18 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (4.55%) Android
3 15 (3.79%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.77%) Solaris
5 6 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.26%) UNIX
6 5 (1.26%) Linux
7 4 (1.01%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.51%) AIX
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (6.57%) Web Accessibility
3 23 (5.81%) ITIL
3 23 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (4.80%) Scrum
4 19 (4.80%) Validation
4 19 (4.80%) Analytics
5 18 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 18 (4.55%) SOA
5 18 (4.55%) ETL
6 17 (4.29%) Web Development
6 17 (4.29%) UX Design
7 16 (4.04%) Project Management
7 16 (4.04%) Web Design
8 14 (3.54%) Usability Testing
9 13 (3.28%) Data Modelling
10 12 (3.03%) CRM
10 12 (3.03%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (2.53%) Web Analytics
12 9 (2.27%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 24 (6.06%) SQL
3 16 (4.04%) Java
4 12 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 11 (2.78%) C#
6 9 (2.27%) Perl
7 7 (1.77%) C
8 5 (1.26%) Korn
9 3 (0.76%) PHP
10 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.25%) XPath
11 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.25%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.25%) C++
11 1 (0.25%) ABAP
11 1 (0.25%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 50 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.55%) Degree
4 11 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.25%) MCPD
7 1 (0.25%) CISSP
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.25%) CCSP
7 1 (0.25%) CCNP
7 1 (0.25%) MCP
7 1 (0.25%) MCSD
7 1 (0.25%) MCSE
7 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.27%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) WAI
2 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.51%) SLA
3 2 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (1.77%) Hyper-V
2 6 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.26%) OpenSSH
3 5 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.76%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.25%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.25%) GPFS
5 1 (0.25%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 6 (1.52%) SCCM
2 2 (0.51%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.25%) SCOM
3 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 79 (19.95%) Adobe
2 40 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 35 (8.84%) Oracle
4 14 (3.54%) VMware
5 9 (2.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 9 (2.27%) Remedy
6 8 (2.02%) BMC
7 7 (1.77%) Informatica
7 7 (1.77%) SAP
7 7 (1.77%) Siebel
8 5 (1.26%) Appcelerator
8 5 (1.26%) HP
8 5 (1.26%) Citrix
8 5 (1.26%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.01%) Cisco
9 4 (1.01%) Juniper
9 4 (1.01%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.01%) Ab Initio
9 4 (1.01%) Teradata
9 4 (1.01%) BT
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