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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 96 76 123
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 189 189 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.93% 2.11% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.32% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 107 53
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£390 £394 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £25.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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
8979 8164 7105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.35% 91.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4820 4304 3370
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 479 601
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 March 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 March 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 +6 108 £425 +6.25% 12
Surrey -3 19 £325 +13.04% 13
Hampshire -50 14 £423 +30.00% 5
East Sussex +7 11 £350 +7.69% 3
Oxfordshire -8 11 £225 -13.46% 3
West Sussex -10 10 £383 -19.47%
Buckinghamshire -8 8 £388 +6.89% 1
Kent -10 4 £225 -35.71% 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 107 (27.72%) HTML
2 105 (27.20%) CSS
2 105 (27.20%) User Experience
3 76 (19.69%) Photoshop
4 68 (17.62%) Telecoms
5 65 (16.84%) JavaScript
6 57 (14.77%) Adobe
7 51 (13.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 45 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (11.66%) HTML5
9 43 (11.14%) Oracle
10 42 (10.88%) jQuery
11 40 (10.36%) Security Cleared
12 38 (9.84%) Microsoft
13 34 (8.81%) Axure RP
14 33 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
15 30 (7.77%) W3C
15 30 (7.77%) SQL
16 29 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
16 29 (7.51%) CSS3
17 28 (7.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 27 (6.99%) Dreamweaver
18 27 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
19 26 (6.74%) ETL
19 26 (6.74%) Finance
20 24 (6.22%) Windows
21 23 (5.96%) Web Development
21 23 (5.96%) Graphic Design
22 22 (5.70%) Billing
23 20 (5.18%) ITIL

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 11 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.33%) Node.js
3 6 (1.55%) SAS
3 6 (1.55%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.55%) Lync
4 5 (1.30%) Apache
4 5 (1.30%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.30%) CMS
5 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.52%) IIS
6 1 (0.26%) JBoss
6 1 (0.26%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.26%) Drupal
6 1 (0.26%) WordPress
6 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.26%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 76 (19.69%) Photoshop
2 51 (13.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 28 (7.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 13 (3.37%) MS Excel
5 12 (3.11%) Fireworks
6 11 (2.85%) InDesign
7 8 (2.07%) MS Visio
8 7 (1.81%) MS Office
9 5 (1.30%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (1.04%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (0.52%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.30%) Exstream
2 5 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.04%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.04%) Oracle BRM
4 3 (0.78%) Retail-J
4 3 (0.78%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.26%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.85%) Radio Access Network
1 11 (2.85%) MVNO
2 10 (2.59%) LTE
2 10 (2.59%) Broadband
2 10 (2.59%) 3G
3 8 (2.07%) SAN
3 8 (2.07%) Unified Communications
3 8 (2.07%) 4G
3 8 (2.07%) VoLTE
4 7 (1.81%) Firewall
5 6 (1.55%) PBX
6 5 (1.30%) SSL
6 5 (1.30%) SSH
7 4 (1.04%) RANAP
7 4 (1.04%) Internet
8 3 (0.78%) DNS
8 3 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.52%) 2G
9 2 (0.52%) Intranet
9 2 (0.52%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (4.40%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.55%) QlikView
4 5 (1.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 5 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (1.30%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 5 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.78%) IDOL
6 3 (0.78%) Star Schema
7 2 (0.52%) MySQL
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (8.81%) Axure RP
2 27 (6.99%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (1.30%) GCC
4 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.26%) Grunt
5 1 (0.26%) Bower
5 1 (0.26%) ERwin
5 1 (0.26%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.26%) Firebug
5 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 68 (17.62%) Telecoms
2 26 (6.74%) Finance
3 22 (5.70%) Billing
4 20 (5.18%) Marketing
5 19 (4.92%) Banking
6 18 (4.66%) Retail
7 8 (2.07%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.30%) Games
9 4 (1.04%) Advertising
9 4 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.78%) Legal
11 2 (0.52%) Publishing
11 2 (0.52%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.26%) Military
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (27.72%) HTML
2 105 (27.20%) CSS
3 45 (11.66%) HTML5
4 42 (10.88%) jQuery
5 29 (7.51%) CSS3
6 19 (4.92%) .NET
6 19 (4.92%) XML
7 15 (3.89%) Web Services
7 15 (3.89%) AngularJS
8 10 (2.59%) KnockoutJS
8 10 (2.59%) Flash
9 9 (2.33%) MooTools
10 7 (1.81%) SVG
11 6 (1.55%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.55%) SOAP
12 5 (1.30%) J2EE
12 5 (1.30%) Java EE
13 4 (1.04%) VXML
13 4 (1.04%) Ajax
13 4 (1.04%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (27.20%) User Experience
2 33 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.77%) W3C
4 23 (5.96%) Graphic Design
5 18 (4.66%) E-Learning
6 14 (3.63%) Clustering
7 12 (3.11%) Mobile App
8 11 (2.85%) Digital Media
9 7 (1.81%) Machine to Machine
10 6 (1.55%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.55%) Animation
10 6 (1.55%) Photography
11 5 (1.30%) IVR
12 4 (1.04%) Video Editing
12 4 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.04%) CMDB
13 3 (0.78%) Open Source
13 3 (0.78%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.22%) Windows
2 13 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (2.07%) Solaris
4 6 (1.55%) Linux
4 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.30%) Android
5 5 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.30%) UNIX
6 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.78%) AIX
7 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.26%) HPUX
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (6.74%) ETL
4 23 (5.96%) Web Development
5 20 (5.18%) ITIL
5 20 (5.18%) E-Commerce
6 19 (4.92%) Web Design
7 18 (4.66%) Validation
7 18 (4.66%) Web Accessibility
8 17 (4.40%) Project Management
9 15 (3.89%) Responsive Web Design
10 14 (3.63%) Information Architecture
10 14 (3.63%) Data Modelling
11 13 (3.37%) SOA
11 13 (3.37%) Analytics
12 12 (3.11%) Technical Architecture
13 11 (2.85%) Dimensional Modelling
13 11 (2.85%) Scrum
13 11 (2.85%) eTOM
14 10 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (16.84%) JavaScript
2 30 (7.77%) SQL
3 19 (4.92%) Java
4 17 (4.40%) PL/SQL
5 8 (2.07%) Perl
6 7 (1.81%) PHP
7 5 (1.30%) C
7 5 (1.30%) Korn
8 4 (1.04%) C#
9 2 (0.52%) C++
9 2 (0.52%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.52%) Python
10 1 (0.26%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.26%) VB6
10 1 (0.26%) XPath
10 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.26%) VB
10 1 (0.26%) ABAP
10 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (10.36%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.40%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.37%) Degree
4 12 (3.11%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.04%) VCP4
6 4 (1.04%) MCSD
6 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.78%) MCSE
7 3 (0.78%) MCDBA
7 3 (0.78%) CCIE
7 3 (0.78%) MCPD
8 2 (0.52%) CCDE
8 2 (0.52%) MCP
8 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.26%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.81%) QA
1 7 (1.81%) Solvency II
2 3 (0.78%) WAI
3 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) COBIT
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (2.59%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.30%) OpenSSH
3 4 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.78%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.26%) XenServer
5 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.26%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.26%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 8 (2.07%) SCCM
2 2 (0.52%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.26%) SCOM
3 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 57 (14.77%) Adobe
2 43 (11.14%) Oracle
3 38 (9.84%) Microsoft
4 16 (4.15%) VMware
5 15 (3.89%) HP
6 12 (3.11%) Informatica
7 7 (1.81%) Juniper
7 7 (1.81%) Cisco
7 7 (1.81%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.55%) Siebel
8 6 (1.55%) IBM
8 6 (1.55%) BMC
8 6 (1.55%) Apple
8 6 (1.55%) Remedy
9 5 (1.30%) BT
9 5 (1.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (1.04%) Google
10 4 (1.04%) NetApp
11 3 (0.78%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.78%) Greenplum
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