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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 74 91 100
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 252 194 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.55% 2.08% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 2.26% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 94 83
Average daily rate
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£413 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £233 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £36.50 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.50% -6.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.01 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+54.59% +2.32%
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
9149 8591 8283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.47% 92.22% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5540 4807 4386
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 429 502
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 -4 95 £400 +14.28% 14
Hampshire +36 83 £438 +25.00% 4
Surrey +10 23 £425 -16.04% 2
Buckinghamshire -15 14 £350 +6.46% 1
East Sussex +14 12 £333 +47.77% 4
West Sussex -11 12 £300 -4.00% 2
Oxfordshire -14 8 £450 +114.28% 6
Middlesex +9 4 £320 -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 156 (32.10%) User Experience
2 107 (22.02%) HTML
3 102 (20.99%) CSS
4 85 (17.49%) Oracle
5 80 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (16.05%) Telecoms
7 77 (15.84%) Adobe
8 73 (15.02%) Photoshop
9 72 (14.81%) JavaScript
10 59 (12.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 55 (11.32%) Finance
11 55 (11.32%) Axure RP
12 52 (10.70%) Marketing
13 40 (8.23%) SOA
14 36 (7.41%) Microsoft
15 33 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
16 32 (6.58%) Web Design
17 31 (6.38%) W3C
17 31 (6.38%) Web Accessibility
18 30 (6.17%) jQuery
18 30 (6.17%) E-Commerce
18 30 (6.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 29 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
20 26 (5.35%) UML
21 25 (5.14%) Sass
21 25 (5.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 24 (4.94%) Project Management
22 24 (4.94%) Degree
22 24 (4.94%) HTML5
23 23 (4.73%) Data Modelling

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 13 (2.67%) WebLogic
1 13 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (2.47%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.26%) CMS
3 11 (2.26%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (1.85%) Node.js
5 8 (1.65%) WordPress
6 6 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.03%) SAS
7 5 (1.03%) JBoss
8 4 (0.82%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.41%) Drupal
10 2 (0.41%) Lync
10 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.21%) JCAPS
Applications
1 73 (15.02%) Photoshop
2 59 (12.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 30 (6.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (2.88%) OmniGraffle
5 12 (2.47%) MS Visio
6 11 (2.26%) MS Office
7 10 (2.06%) MS Excel
7 10 (2.06%) InDesign
8 6 (1.23%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.62%) Maya
9 3 (0.62%) GIMP
9 3 (0.62%) ZBrush
10 2 (0.41%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.21%) CATIA
11 1 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.21%) SketchUp
11 1 (0.21%) MS Project
11 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.03%) SAP CRM
1 5 (1.03%) SAP IS-U
1 5 (1.03%) Magento
2 4 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 3 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.41%) Maximo
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.82%) SaaS
2 3 (0.62%) Taleo
2 3 (0.62%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.67%) Firewall
2 11 (2.26%) 3G
3 10 (2.06%) MVNO
4 9 (1.85%) LTE
4 9 (1.85%) Internet
5 8 (1.65%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (1.44%) Diameter Protocol
6 7 (1.44%) IPv4
6 7 (1.44%) IPv6
7 6 (1.23%) VoLTE
7 6 (1.23%) Unified Communications
7 6 (1.23%) RANAP
8 5 (1.03%) Network Security
8 5 (1.03%) Intranet
9 4 (0.82%) IPsec
9 4 (0.82%) 2G
9 4 (0.82%) DNS
9 4 (0.82%) LAN
9 4 (0.82%) GGSN
10 3 (0.62%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.32%) Oracle Database
2 16 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.03%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.03%) Star Schema
7 4 (0.82%) MySQL
7 4 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.62%) DB2
8 3 (0.62%) QlikView
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.41%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.41%) Xcelsius
9 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 55 (11.32%) Axure RP
2 8 (1.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 8 (1.65%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (1.03%) JIRA
4 4 (0.82%) Selenium
4 4 (0.82%) SoapUI
4 4 (0.82%) JUnit
5 3 (0.62%) Subversion
5 3 (0.62%) Maven
5 3 (0.62%) Checkstyle
5 3 (0.62%) FindBugs
5 3 (0.62%) Jasmine
5 3 (0.62%) Gradle
5 3 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.41%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.41%) ProtoShare
7 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.21%) XMLSpy
General
1 78 (16.05%) Telecoms
2 55 (11.32%) Finance
3 52 (10.70%) Marketing
4 18 (3.70%) Retail
5 16 (3.29%) Billing
6 14 (2.88%) Games
7 10 (2.06%) Banking
7 10 (2.06%) Publishing
8 9 (1.85%) Advertising
9 7 (1.44%) General Ledger
9 7 (1.44%) Multimedia
9 7 (1.44%) Legal
10 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.82%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.62%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (22.02%) HTML
2 102 (20.99%) CSS
3 30 (6.17%) jQuery
4 25 (5.14%) Sass
4 25 (5.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 24 (4.94%) HTML5
6 20 (4.12%) REST
6 20 (4.12%) Flash
7 19 (3.91%) SOAP
8 18 (3.70%) Web Services
8 18 (3.70%) XHTML
9 17 (3.50%) XML
10 16 (3.29%) AngularJS
11 15 (3.09%) Middleware
12 14 (2.88%) CSS3
13 10 (2.06%) JSON
14 8 (1.65%) XSD
15 6 (1.23%) WSDL
15 6 (1.23%) SAML
16 5 (1.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 156 (32.10%) User Experience
2 33 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.38%) W3C
4 23 (4.73%) Mobile App
5 21 (4.32%) Graphic Design
6 9 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.65%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.65%) Social Media
7 8 (1.65%) Photography
7 8 (1.65%) IVR
8 7 (1.44%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.23%) E-Learning
10 5 (1.03%) Animation
11 4 (0.82%) Video Editing
11 4 (0.82%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.82%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.82%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.62%) DTV
12 3 (0.62%) AS400
12 3 (0.62%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.53%) Windows
2 20 (4.12%) Linux
3 13 (2.67%) Android
4 11 (2.26%) UNIX
5 8 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.62%) AIX
8 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
9 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.21%) zOS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (8.23%) SOA
3 32 (6.58%) Web Design
4 31 (6.38%) Web Accessibility
5 30 (6.17%) E-Commerce
6 29 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (5.35%) UML
8 24 (4.94%) Project Management
9 23 (4.73%) Data Modelling
10 21 (4.32%) ITIL
10 21 (4.32%) Service Management
10 21 (4.32%) Scrum
10 21 (4.32%) Requirements Management
11 20 (4.12%) Information Architecture
12 19 (3.91%) Analytics
12 19 (3.91%) Migration
12 19 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (3.91%) CRM
13 18 (3.70%) ETL
14 17 (3.50%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 72 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 22 (4.53%) Java
3 21 (4.32%) SQL
4 10 (2.06%) PHP
5 5 (1.03%) Ruby
6 4 (0.82%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.82%) C
7 3 (0.62%) C#
8 2 (0.41%) PeopleCode
8 2 (0.41%) Groovy
8 2 (0.41%) R
9 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.21%) XPath
9 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.21%) XAML
9 1 (0.21%) Perl
9 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.21%) ABAP
9 1 (0.21%) Python
9 1 (0.21%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 24 (4.94%) Degree
2 21 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.23%) MCSE
4 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.03%) CCIE
5 5 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.62%) CCNP
8 2 (0.41%) CCDA
8 2 (0.41%) CCDP
8 2 (0.41%) CCSA
8 2 (0.41%) CCSE
8 2 (0.41%) JNCIS
8 2 (0.41%) HNC
8 2 (0.41%) HND
9 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.23%) QA
1 6 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (1.44%) vSphere
2 6 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.23%) VMware ESX
3 5 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.41%) XenApp
6 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.41%) Netcool
2 2 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.21%) SCOM
3 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 85 (17.49%) Oracle
2 77 (15.84%) Adobe
3 36 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 19 (3.91%) VMware
5 16 (3.29%) SAP
6 14 (2.88%) Macromedia
7 12 (2.47%) Cisco
8 9 (1.85%) Intel
8 9 (1.85%) Ab Initio
9 8 (1.65%) Citrix
9 8 (1.65%) PeopleSoft
10 7 (1.44%) IBM
10 7 (1.44%) Informatica
10 7 (1.44%) Twitter
11 6 (1.23%) Google
12 5 (1.03%) Apple
12 5 (1.03%) Juniper
12 5 (1.03%) Pega
12 5 (1.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 5 (1.03%) Elastic Path
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