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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 83 103 104
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 218 158 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.20% 1.72% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 1.87% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 88 68
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £13.67 £24.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.20% +63.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+35.55% -2.17%
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
9053 8466 7638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.41% 91.91% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5020 4694 3835
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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 434 450 591
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +13 132 £408 +11.26% 12
Hampshire -7 30 £450 +28.57% 11
Buckinghamshire +8 16 £331 +3.92% 2
West Sussex -15 14 £325 -18.75% 2
Oxfordshire -15 10 £250 -16.66% 5
Middlesex +12 7 £436 -
Surrey -9 4 £450 +35.84% 6
East Sussex -10 3 £400 +23.07% 3
Kent -4 1 - - 4
Sussex - 1 £750 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £248 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 128 (31.22%) User Experience
2 111 (27.07%) HTML
3 108 (26.34%) CSS
4 75 (18.29%) Photoshop
5 74 (18.05%) Telecoms
6 64 (15.61%) JavaScript
7 60 (14.63%) Adobe
8 54 (13.17%) Oracle
8 54 (13.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 53 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (10.73%) Axure RP
11 43 (10.49%) Marketing
12 41 (10.00%) jQuery
13 39 (9.51%) HTML5
14 34 (8.29%) Finance
15 33 (8.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 32 (7.80%) Security Cleared
17 31 (7.56%) Microsoft
18 30 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
19 29 (7.07%) SQL
20 27 (6.59%) Retail
21 26 (6.34%) CSS3
22 25 (6.10%) ETL
22 25 (6.10%) W3C
23 24 (5.85%) Mobile App
24 22 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
24 22 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
25 21 (5.12%) Web Accessibility
26 20 (4.88%) Graphic Design
26 20 (4.88%) E-Commerce

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 9 (2.20%) CMS
2 7 (1.71%) WebLogic
2 7 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (1.46%) SAS
3 6 (1.46%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (0.98%) WordPress
5 3 (0.73%) Drupal
5 3 (0.73%) Node.js
5 3 (0.73%) JBoss
5 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.49%) Lync
6 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.24%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 75 (18.29%) Photoshop
2 54 (13.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 33 (8.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 12 (2.93%) MS Excel
4 12 (2.93%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.68%) InDesign
5 11 (2.68%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (1.71%) MS Office
7 5 (1.22%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.98%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.73%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.49%) MS Project
10 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.24%) GIMP
11 1 (0.24%) ZBrush
11 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.24%) Maya
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Oracle BRM
2 3 (0.73%) Retail-J
2 3 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.49%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.49%) Exstream
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.73%) Google Analytics
1 3 (0.73%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.68%) Unified Communications
2 8 (1.95%) Firewall
3 7 (1.71%) SAN
4 6 (1.46%) Broadband
4 6 (1.46%) PBX
5 5 (1.22%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (0.98%) LTE
6 4 (0.98%) FTP
6 4 (0.98%) 3G
7 3 (0.73%) SSL
7 3 (0.73%) Network Security
7 3 (0.73%) RANAP
7 3 (0.73%) MVNO
7 3 (0.73%) VoLTE
8 2 (0.49%) TACACS
8 2 (0.49%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.49%) 4G
8 2 (0.49%) FWSM
8 2 (0.49%) GGSN
8 2 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.68%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.22%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (1.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 5 (1.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 5 (1.22%) QlikView
6 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.73%) MySQL
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.49%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.49%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.49%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.24%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 44 (10.73%) Axure RP
2 20 (4.88%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (0.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Blend
5 2 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.49%) Selenium
5 2 (0.49%) Grunt
6 1 (0.24%) Bower
6 1 (0.24%) Firebug
6 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.24%) ERwin
6 1 (0.24%) Subversion
6 1 (0.24%) Maven
6 1 (0.24%) Checkstyle
6 1 (0.24%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.24%) RSpec
6 1 (0.24%) JUnit
6 1 (0.24%) FindBugs
6 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
General
1 74 (18.05%) Telecoms
2 43 (10.49%) Marketing
3 34 (8.29%) Finance
4 27 (6.59%) Retail
5 15 (3.66%) Billing
6 12 (2.93%) Multimedia
7 10 (2.44%) Banking
8 8 (1.95%) Games
9 7 (1.71%) Advertising
10 6 (1.46%) Legal
11 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.49%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (27.07%) HTML
2 108 (26.34%) CSS
3 41 (10.00%) jQuery
4 39 (9.51%) HTML5
5 26 (6.34%) CSS3
6 18 (4.39%) Web Services
6 18 (4.39%) SOAP
7 15 (3.66%) .NET
7 15 (3.66%) XML
8 14 (3.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (3.41%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.93%) Flash
10 9 (2.20%) REST
11 7 (1.71%) Sass
12 6 (1.46%) J2EE
12 6 (1.46%) JSON
13 5 (1.22%) Java EE
14 4 (0.98%) Ajax
14 4 (0.98%) ASP.NET
14 4 (0.98%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 128 (31.22%) User Experience
2 25 (6.10%) W3C
3 24 (5.85%) Mobile App
4 22 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (4.88%) Graphic Design
6 13 (3.17%) E-Learning
7 10 (2.44%) Photography
8 9 (2.20%) Digital Media
9 8 (1.95%) Clustering
10 7 (1.71%) Animation
11 6 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.46%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.22%) Machine to Machine
12 5 (1.22%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.22%) Video Editing
12 5 (1.22%) Social Media
13 4 (0.98%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.73%) Computer Science
14 3 (0.73%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.73%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.39%) Windows
2 14 (3.41%) Android
3 12 (2.93%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.46%) Linux
5 5 (1.22%) UNIX
6 3 (0.73%) AIX
7 2 (0.49%) Solaris
7 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (6.10%) ETL
4 21 (5.12%) Web Accessibility
5 20 (4.88%) E-Commerce
5 20 (4.88%) SOA
5 20 (4.88%) ITIL
5 20 (4.88%) Web Design
6 19 (4.63%) Information Architecture
7 17 (4.15%) Responsive Web Design
8 14 (3.41%) Web Development
8 14 (3.41%) CRM
8 14 (3.41%) Project Management
9 12 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (2.93%) Scrum
9 12 (2.93%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (2.68%) UML
10 11 (2.68%) Data Modelling
11 10 (2.44%) Service Management
11 10 (2.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 64 (15.61%) JavaScript
2 29 (7.07%) SQL
3 19 (4.63%) Java
4 18 (4.39%) PL/SQL
5 8 (1.95%) PHP
6 5 (1.22%) C#
7 3 (0.73%) C
8 2 (0.49%) C++
8 2 (0.49%) Python
8 2 (0.49%) PeopleCode
8 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.24%) VB6
9 1 (0.24%) Ruby
9 1 (0.24%) XAML
9 1 (0.24%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.24%) VB
9 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.24%) ABAP
9 1 (0.24%) VBA
9 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.41%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.93%) Degree
4 10 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.71%) CCIE
6 5 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.73%) CCNP
7 3 (0.73%) MCSD
8 2 (0.49%) MCSE
8 2 (0.49%) MCDBA
8 2 (0.49%) CCDA
8 2 (0.49%) CCDP
8 2 (0.49%) CCDE
8 2 (0.49%) CCSA
8 2 (0.49%) CCSE
8 2 (0.49%) JNCIS
8 2 (0.49%) MCPD
9 1 (0.24%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.71%) Solvency II
2 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.73%) SLA
3 2 (0.49%) WAI
3 2 (0.49%) QA
3 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) COBIT
4 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.73%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.49%) XenApp
5 1 (0.24%) XenServer
5 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.24%) GPFS
5 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (1.22%) SCCM
2 2 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 60 (14.63%) Adobe
2 54 (13.17%) Oracle
3 31 (7.56%) Microsoft
4 18 (4.39%) VMware
5 13 (3.17%) HP
6 11 (2.68%) Informatica
6 11 (2.68%) Cisco
7 9 (2.20%) Apple
7 9 (2.20%) Twitter
8 8 (1.95%) Juniper
9 6 (1.46%) IBM
9 6 (1.46%) Business Objects
9 6 (1.46%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (1.22%) Siebel
10 5 (1.22%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.22%) BT
11 4 (0.98%) Google
11 4 (0.98%) NetApp
11 4 (0.98%) SAP
11 4 (0.98%) Citrix
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