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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 89 73 105
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 190 188 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.07% 2.23% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.44% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 102 57
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£388 £375 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £477 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
8378 7708 7024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.36% 91.51% 91.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4519 4013 3379
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 452 616
Average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +15 99 £425 +6.25% 15
Surrey -3 25 £335 -25.96% 7
Buckinghamshire -5 21 £375 -6.25% 2
East Sussex - 13 £200 - 2
Oxfordshire -9 12 £225 -13.46% 9
Hampshire -46 12 £300 -7.69% 3
Kent -10 4 £225 -35.71% 1
Middlesex -2 2 £430 +22.85%
West Sussex -15 1 £375 -21.05% 4
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 112 (29.55%) HTML
2 109 (28.76%) CSS
2 109 (28.76%) User Experience
3 81 (21.37%) Photoshop
4 71 (18.73%) Telecoms
5 66 (17.41%) JavaScript
6 65 (17.15%) Adobe
7 60 (15.83%) Adobe Illustrator
8 48 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (12.66%) HTML5
9 44 (11.61%) Security Cleared
10 43 (11.35%) jQuery
11 41 (10.82%) Oracle
12 35 (9.23%) Microsoft
12 35 (9.23%) Axure RP
13 34 (8.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 33 (8.71%) W3C
14 33 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
15 32 (8.44%) CSS3
16 30 (7.92%) SQL
17 27 (7.12%) Windows
18 26 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (6.86%) Finance
19 24 (6.33%) Dreamweaver
20 22 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
20 22 (5.80%) ETL
20 22 (5.80%) ITIL
20 22 (5.80%) Billing
21 21 (5.54%) SC Cleared
21 21 (5.54%) Web Accessibility

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.37%) Node.js
3 7 (1.85%) Lync
4 6 (1.58%) CMS
4 6 (1.58%) Apache
4 6 (1.58%) SAS
4 6 (1.58%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.53%) JBoss
8 2 (0.53%) IIS
9 1 (0.26%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.26%) WordPress
9 1 (0.26%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.26%) Drupal
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 81 (21.37%) Photoshop
2 60 (15.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 34 (8.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 13 (3.43%) InDesign
5 11 (2.90%) Fireworks
5 11 (2.90%) MS Excel
6 8 (2.11%) MS Office
7 7 (1.85%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (1.58%) MS Visio
9 5 (1.32%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (0.53%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.26%) QuarkXPress
12 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.06%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.06%) Oracle BRM
3 3 (0.79%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.79%) Exstream
4 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.26%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.17%) LTE
1 12 (3.17%) 3G
2 11 (2.90%) MVNO
2 11 (2.90%) VoLTE
3 10 (2.64%) Broadband
4 9 (2.37%) Radio Access Network
4 9 (2.37%) 4G
5 6 (1.58%) Unified Communications
5 6 (1.58%) Firewall
6 5 (1.32%) Internet
6 5 (1.32%) DNS
6 5 (1.32%) SSL
6 5 (1.32%) PBX
6 5 (1.32%) SSH
6 5 (1.32%) RANAP
7 4 (1.06%) GGSN
7 4 (1.06%) SGSN
7 4 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.79%) SAN
8 3 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (3.96%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.58%) QlikView
4 5 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 5 (1.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 5 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (0.79%) IDOL
5 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.53%) MySQL
7 1 (0.26%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 35 (9.23%) Axure RP
2 24 (6.33%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (1.32%) GCC
4 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.79%) JIRA
4 3 (0.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.26%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.26%) JUnit
5 1 (0.26%) Checkstyle
5 1 (0.26%) Maven
5 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.26%) Firebug
5 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.26%) Selenium
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.26%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.26%) Grunt
5 1 (0.26%) Bower
General
1 71 (18.73%) Telecoms
2 26 (6.86%) Finance
3 22 (5.80%) Billing
4 19 (5.01%) Banking
4 19 (5.01%) Marketing
5 10 (2.64%) Retail
6 5 (1.32%) Legal
7 4 (1.06%) Advertising
7 4 (1.06%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.79%) Electronics
8 3 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.53%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (29.55%) HTML
2 109 (28.76%) CSS
3 48 (12.66%) HTML5
4 43 (11.35%) jQuery
5 32 (8.44%) CSS3
6 18 (4.75%) .NET
7 17 (4.49%) AngularJS
8 16 (4.22%) Web Services
9 15 (3.96%) XML
10 12 (3.17%) Flash
11 10 (2.64%) KnockoutJS
12 9 (2.37%) MooTools
13 7 (1.85%) SVG
13 7 (1.85%) ASP.NET
14 5 (1.32%) XHTML
14 5 (1.32%) Ajax
15 4 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 4 (1.06%) Sass
15 4 (1.06%) WebGL
15 4 (1.06%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 109 (28.76%) User Experience
2 33 (8.71%) W3C
2 33 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.28%) E-Learning
4 18 (4.75%) Graphic Design
5 12 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.90%) Digital Media
7 8 (2.11%) IVR
8 7 (1.85%) Clustering
8 7 (1.85%) Animation
9 6 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.58%) Machine to Machine
9 6 (1.58%) CMDB
10 4 (1.06%) Video Editing
10 4 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.79%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.79%) Photography
11 3 (0.79%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.12%) Windows
2 13 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (1.85%) Solaris
4 6 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.32%) Linux
5 5 (1.32%) Android
6 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.06%) UNIX
6 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.53%) AIX
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 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (5.80%) ETL
3 22 (5.80%) ITIL
4 21 (5.54%) Web Accessibility
5 20 (5.28%) Web Development
6 19 (5.01%) SOA
7 18 (4.75%) Validation
8 17 (4.49%) E-Commerce
9 16 (4.22%) Analytics
9 16 (4.22%) Web Design
10 15 (3.96%) Scrum
11 14 (3.69%) Data Modelling
11 14 (3.69%) Project Management
12 12 (3.17%) Responsive Web Design
12 12 (3.17%) Information Architecture
13 11 (2.90%) CRM
13 11 (2.90%) UX Design
13 11 (2.90%) Dimensional Modelling
14 10 (2.64%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 66 (17.41%) JavaScript
2 30 (7.92%) SQL
3 17 (4.49%) PL/SQL
4 15 (3.96%) Java
5 8 (2.11%) Perl
6 7 (1.85%) C#
7 5 (1.32%) C
7 5 (1.32%) Korn
8 3 (0.79%) PHP
9 2 (0.53%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.26%) SAPscript
10 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.26%) ABAP
10 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.26%) C++
10 1 (0.26%) Python
10 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 44 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.54%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.69%) DV Cleared
4 13 (3.43%) Degree
5 8 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.53%) CCDE
6 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.53%) CCIE
6 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.26%) MCP
7 1 (0.26%) MCSD
7 1 (0.26%) MCSE
7 1 (0.26%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.26%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.37%) QA
2 6 (1.58%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.79%) WAI
4 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.32%) OpenSSH
2 4 (1.06%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) GPFS
4 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.26%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (1.58%) SCCM
2 2 (0.53%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.26%) SCOM
3 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 65 (17.15%) Adobe
2 41 (10.82%) Oracle
3 35 (9.23%) Microsoft
4 16 (4.22%) VMware
5 10 (2.64%) Informatica
6 9 (2.37%) Siebel
7 8 (2.11%) Remedy
7 8 (2.11%) BMC
8 7 (1.85%) HP
8 7 (1.85%) Business Objects
8 7 (1.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 6 (1.58%) Juniper
9 6 (1.58%) Apple
10 5 (1.32%) Citrix
10 5 (1.32%) Cisco
10 5 (1.32%) SAP
10 5 (1.32%) BT
11 4 (1.06%) Google
11 4 (1.06%) IBM
12 3 (0.79%) CheckPoint
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