The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 South East 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 79 95 78
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 193 168 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.16% 2.00% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 2.16% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 82 85
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £14.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +112.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £22.50 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £50.00 £14.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.27%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8210 7777 9000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.97% 92.63% 91.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4458 3995 4079
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 £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 560 642
Average hourly rate £16.48 £17.03 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Designer
England

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 22 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Designer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 July 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 +22 111 £350 -6.66% 10
Hampshire -12 33 £350 -17.64% 13
Surrey -19 16 £400 +128.57% 8
Buckinghamshire -11 11 £500 -1.96% 3
West Sussex +5 7 £313 +25.00% 8
East Sussex +2 6 £175 -44.00% 2
Middlesex -3 3 £563 +25.00%
Oxfordshire - 2 £275 -
Home Counties - - - -
Kent - - - - 3
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 98 (26.70%) Adobe
2 96 (26.16%) Photoshop
3 91 (24.80%) HTML
4 78 (21.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 75 (20.44%) CSS
6 59 (16.08%) Axure RP
7 53 (14.44%) Telecoms
8 46 (12.53%) JavaScript
9 42 (11.44%) Security Cleared
10 38 (10.35%) Android
10 38 (10.35%) Graphic Design
11 37 (10.08%) Degree
11 37 (10.08%) Mobile App
12 35 (9.54%) Windows
13 34 (9.26%) HTML5
13 34 (9.26%) Usability Testing
14 33 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (8.17%) SC Cleared
15 30 (8.17%) Microsoft
16 29 (7.90%) Retail
16 29 (7.90%) User Experience Design
16 29 (7.90%) Apple iOS
17 28 (7.63%) OmniGraffle
18 27 (7.36%) Scrum
19 26 (7.08%) Marketing
20 25 (6.81%) Finance
20 25 (6.81%) Oracle
21 24 (6.54%) Analytics
22 23 (6.27%) ITIL
23 22 (5.99%) MS Office

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 20 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.72%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.72%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (1.63%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.36%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.09%) Node.js
5 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.09%) CMS
6 3 (0.82%) IIS
7 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.54%) Drupal
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.27%) ATG Dynamo
8 1 (0.27%) Apache
8 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.27%) JCAPS
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 96 (26.16%) Photoshop
2 78 (21.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 28 (7.63%) OmniGraffle
4 22 (5.99%) MS Office
5 18 (4.90%) Adobe After Effects
6 14 (3.81%) MS Excel
7 8 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (2.18%) MS Visio
8 7 (1.91%) InDesign
9 5 (1.36%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.82%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.54%) Vectorworks
12 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (1.63%) CSG Singleview
2 3 (0.82%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.27%) SmartPlant
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.72%) LTE
2 9 (2.45%) VoLTE
3 8 (2.18%) 3G
4 6 (1.63%) Internet
5 5 (1.36%) MPLS
5 5 (1.36%) Firewall
5 5 (1.36%) GSM
5 5 (1.36%) VPN
5 5 (1.36%) RANAP
6 4 (1.09%) 4G
6 4 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (1.09%) UMTS
6 4 (1.09%) LAN
6 4 (1.09%) WAN
6 4 (1.09%) SMTP
7 3 (0.82%) SS7
7 3 (0.82%) X.400
7 3 (0.82%) X.500
7 3 (0.82%) BGP
7 3 (0.82%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.18%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.63%) IDOL
5 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.82%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.54%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.54%) Big Data
8 2 (0.54%) DB2
8 2 (0.54%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.27%) EDMS
9 1 (0.27%) DataStage
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.27%) OLTP
9 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 59 (16.08%) Axure RP
2 13 (3.54%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 10 (2.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 5 (1.36%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (1.09%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.82%) ERwin
6 3 (0.82%) Subversion
6 3 (0.82%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.54%) JUnit
7 2 (0.54%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.27%) XMLSpy
8 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (14.44%) Telecoms
2 29 (7.90%) Retail
3 26 (7.08%) Marketing
4 25 (6.81%) Finance
5 18 (4.90%) Legal
6 15 (4.09%) Billing
6 15 (4.09%) Automotive
7 9 (2.45%) Publishing
8 7 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.91%) Games
9 6 (1.63%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.63%) Advertising
10 3 (0.82%) Electronics
10 3 (0.82%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.54%) Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.54%) Military
12 1 (0.27%) Front Office
12 1 (0.27%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (24.80%) HTML
2 75 (20.44%) CSS
3 34 (9.26%) HTML5
4 21 (5.72%) CSS3
5 20 (5.45%) Ajax
6 17 (4.63%) XHTML
7 13 (3.54%) Web Services
7 13 (3.54%) .NET
7 13 (3.54%) Flash
8 11 (3.00%) jQuery
9 8 (2.18%) XML
9 8 (2.18%) Middleware
10 5 (1.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 4 (1.09%) Sencha Touch
11 4 (1.09%) Apache Cordova
11 4 (1.09%) SOAP
12 3 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.82%) J2EE
12 3 (0.82%) Sass
12 3 (0.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.35%) Graphic Design
2 37 (10.08%) Mobile App
3 21 (5.72%) Animation
4 18 (4.90%) W3C
5 16 (4.36%) Visualisation
6 9 (2.45%) Smartphone
7 8 (2.18%) Clustering
8 7 (1.91%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.63%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.36%) Social Media
11 4 (1.09%) Data Integration
11 4 (1.09%) PKI
11 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.09%) E-Learning
11 4 (1.09%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.82%) Machine to Machine
12 3 (0.82%) DataPower
13 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.54%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.35%) Android
2 35 (9.54%) Windows
3 29 (7.90%) Apple iOS
4 15 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.54%) UNIX
6 9 (2.45%) Linux
7 7 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.09%) Solaris
9 3 (0.82%) AIX
10 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.27%) zOS
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (9.26%) Usability Testing
2 33 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (7.90%) User Experience Design
4 27 (7.36%) Scrum
5 24 (6.54%) Analytics
6 23 (6.27%) ITIL
7 20 (5.45%) SOA
8 19 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (4.63%) E-Commerce
10 16 (4.36%) Data Modelling
10 16 (4.36%) Responsive Web Design
11 15 (4.09%) Web Accessibility
11 15 (4.09%) Information Architecture
11 15 (4.09%) Web Design
12 12 (3.27%) Service Delivery
13 11 (3.00%) Validation
13 11 (3.00%) CRM
13 11 (3.00%) Enterprise Architecture
14 10 (2.72%) Web Analytics
14 10 (2.72%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.53%) JavaScript
2 22 (5.99%) SQL
3 17 (4.63%) Java
4 8 (2.18%) C#
5 7 (1.91%) PHP
5 7 (1.91%) C
6 5 (1.36%) C++
7 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.09%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.82%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.54%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (0.54%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.54%) VBScript
9 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) VB
10 1 (0.27%) Perl
10 1 (0.27%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 42 (11.44%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.08%) Degree
3 30 (8.17%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.18%) MCSE
5 8 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.36%) CCNP
6 5 (1.36%) CISSP
6 5 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.09%) MCPD
7 4 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.09%) VCP5
7 4 (1.09%) MCDBA
7 4 (1.09%) MCP
7 4 (1.09%) MCSD
7 4 (1.09%) CCNA
8 3 (0.82%) CCIE
8 3 (0.82%) CCSP
9 2 (0.54%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.82%) SLA
2 2 (0.54%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) WCAG
3 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (1.63%) Hyper-V
1 6 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.82%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.27%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) SCCM
1 2 (0.54%) SCOM
2 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 98 (26.70%) Adobe
2 30 (8.17%) Microsoft
3 25 (6.81%) Oracle
4 13 (3.54%) Appcelerator
5 10 (2.72%) JBoss
5 10 (2.72%) Cisco
5 10 (2.72%) VMware
6 9 (2.45%) Intel
7 8 (2.18%) SAP
8 5 (1.36%) Teradata
8 5 (1.36%) HP
8 5 (1.36%) Meridio
9 4 (1.09%) Google
9 4 (1.09%) Sencha
9 4 (1.09%) Cognos
9 4 (1.09%) ATG
9 4 (1.09%) Ab Initio
10 3 (0.82%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.82%) Juniper
10 3 (0.82%) Informatica
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