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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 82 90 78
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 210 196 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.45% 2.07% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 2.21% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 101 109
Average daily rate £400 £388 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £492 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.75 - £21.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 - £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 - £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -6.25%
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
8034 8878 7818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.90% 93.76% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4842 4750 4074
Average daily rate £385 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 432 455
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 89 £428 +0.58% 8
Hampshire +54 59 £450 +46.93% 6
Surrey -6 18 £400 +21.21% 5
Buckinghamshire +9 13 £400 +1.58%
West Sussex +8 13 £363 -5.22% 2
East Sussex +5 9 £213 -24.10% 1
Oxfordshire -2 5 £356 +58.33% 2
Kent -6 2 £415 +84.44% 5
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 150 (31.91%) User Experience
2 91 (19.36%) HTML
3 80 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (14.68%) Telecoms
5 65 (13.83%) Oracle
6 63 (13.40%) Adobe
7 62 (13.19%) CSS
8 56 (11.91%) Photoshop
9 48 (10.21%) HTML5
10 44 (9.36%) Security Cleared
11 43 (9.15%) Microsoft
11 43 (9.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 41 (8.72%) JavaScript
13 40 (8.51%) Finance
14 35 (7.45%) Axure RP
14 35 (7.45%) Mobile App
15 32 (6.81%) Usability Testing
16 30 (6.38%) VMware
16 30 (6.38%) Web Design
17 29 (6.17%) SOA
17 29 (6.17%) Analytics
17 29 (6.17%) Responsive Web Design
18 26 (5.53%) CRM
18 26 (5.53%) Migration
18 26 (5.53%) Firewall
19 24 (5.11%) Windows
20 23 (4.89%) Scrum
20 23 (4.89%) e-Learning
21 22 (4.68%) SC Cleared
21 22 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 18 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.34%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (1.70%) JBoss
5 7 (1.49%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.49%) SAS
6 6 (1.28%) CMS
6 6 (1.28%) Node.js
7 5 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.85%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.21%) Plone
Applications
1 56 (11.91%) Photoshop
2 43 (9.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (4.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 13 (2.77%) Adobe Captivate
5 10 (2.13%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (1.91%) InDesign
7 7 (1.49%) MS Excel
8 6 (1.28%) Acrobat
9 5 (1.06%) MS Office
10 3 (0.64%) CINEMA 4D
10 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.43%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.43%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.43%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.21%) Maya
12 1 (0.21%) MS Project
12 1 (0.21%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 7 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.28%) SAP CRM
2 6 (1.28%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.43%) Magento
6 1 (0.21%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.21%) Maximo
6 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.13%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.28%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (0.64%) SaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.21%) Office 365
5 1 (0.21%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.53%) Firewall
2 18 (3.83%) MVNO
3 11 (2.34%) IPv4
3 11 (2.34%) IPv6
4 10 (2.13%) MPLS
5 9 (1.91%) 3G
6 8 (1.70%) WAN
7 7 (1.49%) 4G
7 7 (1.49%) LTE
8 6 (1.28%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (1.06%) BGP
9 5 (1.06%) DWDM
9 5 (1.06%) Internet
9 5 (1.06%) SAN
9 5 (1.06%) VPN
10 4 (0.85%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.85%) IPsec
10 4 (0.85%) LAN
10 4 (0.85%) OSPF
10 4 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (1.70%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (1.28%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.85%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.64%) Big Data
6 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.21%) DataStage
8 1 (0.21%) MySQL
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (7.45%) Axure RP
2 7 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (0.85%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (0.85%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.64%) Jasmine
5 3 (0.64%) Maven
6 2 (0.43%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.43%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.43%) JIRA
6 2 (0.43%) ProtoShare
6 2 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.21%) Bower
7 1 (0.21%) EasyMock
7 1 (0.21%) Grunt
7 1 (0.21%) gulp
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.21%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.21%) Subversion
7 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 69 (14.68%) Telecoms
2 40 (8.51%) Finance
3 17 (3.62%) Marketing
4 16 (3.40%) Publishing
5 11 (2.34%) Billing
5 11 (2.34%) Retail
6 10 (2.13%) General Ledger
7 8 (1.70%) Banking
7 8 (1.70%) Legal
8 5 (1.06%) Military
9 4 (0.85%) Advertising
9 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.85%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.64%) Electronics
11 2 (0.43%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.43%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (19.36%) HTML
2 62 (13.19%) CSS
3 48 (10.21%) HTML5
4 16 (3.40%) CSS3
5 13 (2.77%) AngularJS
5 13 (2.77%) jQuery
5 13 (2.77%) SOAP
6 12 (2.55%) Web Services
7 11 (2.34%) Middleware
8 9 (1.91%) XML
9 8 (1.70%) .NET
9 8 (1.70%) Ajax
10 7 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (1.28%) D3.js
12 5 (1.06%) J2EE
12 5 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (1.06%) REST
12 5 (1.06%) Three.js
12 5 (1.06%) WebGL
13 4 (0.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 150 (31.91%) User Experience
2 35 (7.45%) Mobile App
3 23 (4.89%) e-Learning
4 16 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.19%) Graphic Design
6 13 (2.77%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.34%) Visualisation
9 9 (1.91%) W3C
10 6 (1.28%) DTV
10 6 (1.28%) Over-the-Top Content
11 4 (0.85%) Animation
11 4 (0.85%) SCADA
11 4 (0.85%) Social Media
12 3 (0.64%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.64%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.64%) VCE vBlock
13 2 (0.43%) Motion Graphics
13 2 (0.43%) NGOSS
13 2 (0.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.11%) Windows
2 21 (4.47%) Android
3 20 (4.26%) Linux
4 15 (3.19%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.91%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.49%) Unix
10 2 (0.43%) Solaris
10 2 (0.43%) SUSE
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (6.81%) Usability Testing
3 30 (6.38%) Web Design
4 29 (6.17%) Analytics
4 29 (6.17%) Responsive Web Design
4 29 (6.17%) SOA
5 26 (5.53%) CRM
5 26 (5.53%) Migration
6 23 (4.89%) Scrum
7 22 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (4.47%) Data Modelling
9 20 (4.26%) Typography
10 19 (4.04%) UML
11 18 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (3.40%) ITIL
13 15 (3.19%) Front End Development
14 13 (2.77%) E-Commerce
14 13 (2.77%) Web Application Development
15 11 (2.34%) Project Management
15 11 (2.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.72%) JavaScript
2 18 (3.83%) SQL
3 13 (2.77%) Java
4 5 (1.06%) PHP
4 5 (1.06%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.85%) C#
6 2 (0.43%) C
6 2 (0.43%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.43%) Ruby
7 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.21%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (0.21%) Groovy
7 1 (0.21%) Python
7 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.68%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.47%) DV Cleared
4 20 (4.26%) Degree
5 15 (3.19%) CIPD
6 11 (2.34%) MCSE
6 11 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.91%) CCNP
9 7 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.85%) CCIE
11 3 (0.64%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.21%) CCNA
12 1 (0.21%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.21%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.21%) NEBOSH
2 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 12 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (2.55%) vSphere
2 9 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.91%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.85%) XenServer
4 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (0.43%) OPNET
1 2 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 65 (13.83%) Oracle
2 63 (13.40%) Adobe
3 43 (9.15%) Microsoft
4 30 (6.38%) VMware
5 21 (4.47%) Apple
6 17 (3.62%) Cisco
7 12 (2.55%) SAP
8 10 (2.13%) Intel
9 8 (1.70%) Google
9 8 (1.70%) Juniper
9 8 (1.70%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.49%) Citrix
10 7 (1.49%) Huawei
10 7 (1.49%) Remedy
11 6 (1.28%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.28%) ClickTale
12 5 (1.06%) HP
12 5 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (0.85%) Siebel
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