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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 77 98 76
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 203 163 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.21% 1.83% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 1.98% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 86 121
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +122.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -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
8455 8238 9219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.20% 92.73% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4681 4355 4276
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 509 634
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -13.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +33 112 £350 -6.66% 13
Hampshire -23 36 £370 -12.94% 6
Buckinghamshire +6 15 £400 - 7
Surrey -9 14 £425 +142.85% 9
West Sussex +11 10 £313 +25.00%
East Sussex -3 6 £300 -4.00% 3
Oxfordshire +2 3 £400 +128.57% 1
Middlesex 0 3 £563 +25.00%
Kent - - - - 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 96 (26.09%) Photoshop
2 95 (25.82%) Adobe
3 88 (23.91%) HTML
4 80 (21.74%) Adobe Illustrator
5 72 (19.57%) CSS
6 55 (14.95%) Axure RP
7 50 (13.59%) Telecoms
8 45 (12.23%) Security Cleared
9 42 (11.41%) JavaScript
10 36 (9.78%) Windows
11 35 (9.51%) Degree
12 33 (8.97%) SC Cleared
13 30 (8.15%) Microsoft
14 29 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (7.88%) Finance
15 28 (7.61%) Android
15 28 (7.61%) Graphic Design
15 28 (7.61%) Marketing
15 28 (7.61%) User Experience Design
15 28 (7.61%) Mobile App
16 26 (7.07%) HTML5
17 25 (6.79%) OmniGraffle
17 25 (6.79%) ITIL
18 24 (6.52%) Oracle
18 24 (6.52%) SOA
18 24 (6.52%) Scrum
19 23 (6.25%) Retail
20 21 (5.71%) Apple iOS
20 21 (5.71%) Usability Testing
20 21 (5.71%) SQL

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
3 10 (2.72%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.63%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.36%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.36%) Node.js
5 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.09%) CMS
7 3 (0.82%) IIS
7 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.54%) Drupal
8 2 (0.54%) Lync
8 2 (0.54%) Apache
9 1 (0.27%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 96 (26.09%) Photoshop
2 80 (21.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (6.79%) OmniGraffle
4 21 (5.71%) MS Office
5 15 (4.08%) MS Excel
6 14 (3.80%) Adobe After Effects
7 9 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (2.17%) InDesign
9 5 (1.36%) Fireworks
10 4 (1.09%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.82%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.54%) Vectorworks
13 1 (0.27%) QuarkXPress
13 1 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.63%) CSG Singleview
2 4 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.82%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) SmartPlant
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.09%) SaaS
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.53%) VoLTE
2 11 (2.99%) LTE
3 9 (2.45%) 3G
4 7 (1.90%) Internet
4 7 (1.90%) WAN
4 7 (1.90%) RANAP
5 6 (1.63%) VPN
5 6 (1.63%) LAN
5 6 (1.63%) Firewall
6 5 (1.36%) UMTS
6 5 (1.36%) DNS
6 5 (1.36%) GGSN
6 5 (1.36%) SGSN
7 4 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (1.09%) SMTP
7 4 (1.09%) HTTP
7 4 (1.09%) GSM
7 4 (1.09%) MPLS
8 3 (0.82%) BGP
8 3 (0.82%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.72%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.90%) IDOL
3 7 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.54%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.54%) DB2
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.27%) EDMS
7 1 (0.27%) DataStage
7 1 (0.27%) OLTP
7 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.27%) Big Data
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 55 (14.95%) Axure RP
2 7 (1.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 6 (1.63%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.09%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.82%) Subversion
5 3 (0.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.54%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.54%) XMLSpy
6 2 (0.54%) JUnit
7 1 (0.27%) FindBugs
7 1 (0.27%) Gradle
7 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.27%) Selenium
7 1 (0.27%) JIRA
7 1 (0.27%) Maven
7 1 (0.27%) Checkstyle
General
1 50 (13.59%) Telecoms
2 29 (7.88%) Finance
3 28 (7.61%) Marketing
4 23 (6.25%) Retail
5 15 (4.08%) Billing
6 14 (3.80%) Legal
7 9 (2.45%) Automotive
7 9 (2.45%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.45%) Publishing
8 7 (1.90%) Games
9 6 (1.63%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.63%) Advertising
10 4 (1.09%) Multimedia
10 4 (1.09%) Electronics
11 3 (0.82%) Banking
12 2 (0.54%) Military
12 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.27%) Front Office
13 1 (0.27%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (23.91%) HTML
2 72 (19.57%) CSS
3 26 (7.07%) HTML5
4 17 (4.62%) Web Services
5 15 (4.08%) Ajax
6 14 (3.80%) jQuery
6 14 (3.80%) CSS3
7 13 (3.53%) Flash
7 13 (3.53%) XHTML
8 12 (3.26%) .NET
9 10 (2.72%) XML
10 7 (1.90%) Middleware
11 5 (1.36%) JMS
11 5 (1.36%) SOAP
11 5 (1.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 4 (1.09%) Apache Cordova
12 4 (1.09%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.09%) REST
12 4 (1.09%) Sencha Touch
13 3 (0.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.61%) Graphic Design
1 28 (7.61%) Mobile App
2 17 (4.62%) Animation
2 17 (4.62%) W3C
3 14 (3.80%) Visualisation
4 8 (2.17%) Smartphone
4 8 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.90%) Clustering
6 6 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.36%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.09%) PKI
8 4 (1.09%) Social Media
8 4 (1.09%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.09%) DTV
8 4 (1.09%) IVR
8 4 (1.09%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.82%) DataPower
9 3 (0.82%) CMDB
10 2 (0.54%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.78%) Windows
2 28 (7.61%) Android
3 21 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 15 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.99%) UNIX
6 7 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.90%) Linux
7 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.09%) Solaris
8 3 (0.82%) AIX
9 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.27%) zOS
10 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (7.61%) User Experience Design
3 25 (6.79%) ITIL
4 24 (6.52%) SOA
4 24 (6.52%) Scrum
5 21 (5.71%) Usability Testing
6 17 (4.62%) Responsive Web Design
6 17 (4.62%) E-Commerce
7 15 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (4.08%) Web Design
8 14 (3.80%) Web Accessibility
9 13 (3.53%) Information Architecture
9 13 (3.53%) Analytics
10 12 (3.26%) Data Modelling
11 11 (2.99%) CRM
12 10 (2.72%) Service Delivery
13 9 (2.45%) Validation
13 9 (2.45%) Migration
13 9 (2.45%) Enterprise Architecture
14 8 (2.17%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.41%) JavaScript
2 21 (5.71%) SQL
3 16 (4.35%) Java
4 7 (1.90%) C#
5 6 (1.63%) C
6 5 (1.36%) C++
6 5 (1.36%) PHP
6 5 (1.36%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.09%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.09%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.54%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.27%) VBScript
9 1 (0.27%) Perl
9 1 (0.27%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 45 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.51%) Degree
3 33 (8.97%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.17%) MCSE
7 6 (1.63%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.63%) CISSP
7 6 (1.63%) CCNP
8 4 (1.09%) MCPD
8 4 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.09%) VCP5
8 4 (1.09%) CCSP
8 4 (1.09%) CCNA
8 4 (1.09%) MCDBA
8 4 (1.09%) MCP
8 4 (1.09%) MCSD
9 3 (0.82%) CCIE
10 2 (0.54%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.09%) QA
1 4 (1.09%) SLA
2 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (1.63%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.82%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.27%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) SCCM
1 2 (0.54%) SCOM
1 2 (0.54%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 95 (25.82%) Adobe
2 30 (8.15%) Microsoft
3 24 (6.52%) Oracle
4 11 (2.99%) SAP
4 11 (2.99%) JBoss
5 10 (2.72%) Intel
5 10 (2.72%) VMware
6 9 (2.45%) Cisco
7 7 (1.90%) Appcelerator
8 6 (1.63%) Meridio
8 6 (1.63%) Informatica
8 6 (1.63%) HP
9 4 (1.09%) Google
9 4 (1.09%) Talend
9 4 (1.09%) Sencha
9 4 (1.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 4 (1.09%) Siebel
9 4 (1.09%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.09%) Remedy
9 4 (1.09%) webMethods
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