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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 82 82 105
Rank change year-on-year
0 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 224 202 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.33% 2.17% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 2.36% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 103 80
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £277 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £36.50 £19.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.17% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%
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
8889 8556 7971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.27% 91.83% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5298 4669 4164
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 415 532
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 91 £400 +14.28% 11
Hampshire +30 70 £450 +28.57% 17
Buckinghamshire +5 19 £250 -50.00% 1
Surrey -8 13 £413 +3.12% 10
Oxfordshire -12 11 £338 +22.72% 9
East Sussex -4 10 £425 +142.85% 3
Middlesex +5 5 £298 -47.11%
West Sussex -17 5 £325 +4.00% 4
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 134 (30.73%) User Experience
2 102 (23.39%) HTML
3 99 (22.71%) CSS
4 75 (17.20%) Photoshop
5 71 (16.28%) Adobe
6 70 (16.06%) Telecoms
7 67 (15.37%) Oracle
8 63 (14.45%) JavaScript
9 62 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
10 56 (12.84%) Adobe Illustrator
11 55 (12.61%) Marketing
12 48 (11.01%) Axure RP
13 44 (10.09%) Finance
14 34 (7.80%) SOA
15 32 (7.34%) Web Design
16 30 (6.88%) Web Accessibility
16 30 (6.88%) W3C
17 29 (6.65%) Microsoft
17 29 (6.65%) jQuery
17 29 (6.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 28 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (6.19%) Graphic Design
19 27 (6.19%) Retail
19 27 (6.19%) E-Commerce
20 24 (5.50%) Java
20 24 (5.50%) ETL
20 24 (5.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 23 (5.28%) Project Management
22 22 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
22 22 (5.05%) Sass

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (2.98%) WebLogic
2 12 (2.75%) CMS
2 12 (2.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (2.52%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (1.83%) WordPress
5 7 (1.61%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.61%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.15%) JBoss
7 4 (0.92%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.69%) Node.js
8 3 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.46%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (0.46%) Lync
9 2 (0.46%) Drupal
9 2 (0.46%) SAS
9 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.23%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.23%) IIS
Applications
1 75 (17.20%) Photoshop
2 56 (12.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 29 (6.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (3.21%) MS Visio
5 13 (2.98%) OmniGraffle
6 12 (2.75%) MS Office
7 9 (2.06%) InDesign
8 8 (1.83%) MS Excel
9 5 (1.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.69%) GIMP
10 3 (0.69%) ZBrush
10 3 (0.69%) Maya
11 2 (0.46%) MS Project
12 1 (0.23%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.23%) CATIA
12 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.23%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.69%) SAP CRM
1 3 (0.69%) Oracle Payroll
1 3 (0.69%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 3 (0.69%) Retail-J
1 3 (0.69%) SAP IS-U
1 3 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.46%) Magento
2 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.46%) Maximo
2 2 (0.46%) Exstream
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.38%) SaaS
2 3 (0.69%) Taleo
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.29%) 3G
2 8 (1.83%) LTE
2 8 (1.83%) Internet
3 7 (1.61%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (1.61%) Diameter Protocol
3 7 (1.61%) Unified Communications
4 6 (1.38%) RANAP
4 6 (1.38%) VoLTE
5 5 (1.15%) MVNO
5 5 (1.15%) Network Security
5 5 (1.15%) Intranet
6 4 (0.92%) Firewall
6 4 (0.92%) GGSN
6 4 (0.92%) DNS
7 3 (0.69%) SSL
7 3 (0.69%) SAN
7 3 (0.69%) LAN
7 3 (0.69%) PBX
7 3 (0.69%) FTP
7 3 (0.69%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
1 22 (5.05%) Oracle Database
2 11 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (1.83%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.61%) Star Schema
4 7 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (0.69%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.69%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.69%) QlikView
6 3 (0.69%) PowerCenter
6 3 (0.69%) DB2
6 3 (0.69%) MySQL
6 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.46%) Xcelsius
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.46%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 48 (11.01%) Axure RP
2 11 (2.52%) Dreamweaver
3 6 (1.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 5 (1.15%) JIRA
5 4 (0.92%) Selenium
5 4 (0.92%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.92%) JUnit
6 3 (0.69%) Subversion
6 3 (0.69%) Maven
6 3 (0.69%) Checkstyle
6 3 (0.69%) FindBugs
6 3 (0.69%) Jasmine
6 3 (0.69%) Gradle
6 3 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Blend
7 2 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.46%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.46%) ERwin
8 1 (0.23%) XMLSpy
General
1 70 (16.06%) Telecoms
2 55 (12.61%) Marketing
3 44 (10.09%) Finance
4 27 (6.19%) Retail
5 17 (3.90%) Games
6 16 (3.67%) Billing
7 11 (2.52%) Multimedia
8 9 (2.06%) Banking
8 9 (2.06%) Advertising
9 7 (1.61%) Legal
10 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.46%) Back Office
11 2 (0.46%) Publishing
11 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (23.39%) HTML
2 99 (22.71%) CSS
3 29 (6.65%) jQuery
4 24 (5.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 22 (5.05%) Sass
6 21 (4.82%) SOAP
7 20 (4.59%) Flash
8 19 (4.36%) REST
9 18 (4.13%) HTML5
9 18 (4.13%) XHTML
9 18 (4.13%) Web Services
9 18 (4.13%) XML
10 13 (2.98%) Middleware
11 12 (2.75%) CSS3
12 10 (2.29%) AngularJS
12 10 (2.29%) JSON
13 9 (2.06%) .NET
14 8 (1.83%) XSD
15 6 (1.38%) WSDL
15 6 (1.38%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 134 (30.73%) User Experience
2 30 (6.88%) W3C
3 28 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (6.19%) Graphic Design
5 21 (4.82%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.52%) Photography
7 9 (2.06%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.83%) IVR
9 6 (1.38%) E-Learning
9 6 (1.38%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.38%) Social Media
10 5 (1.15%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.92%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.92%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.92%) Video Editing
11 4 (0.92%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.69%) iSeries
12 3 (0.69%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.69%) Ergonomics
12 3 (0.69%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.36%) Windows
2 14 (3.21%) Linux
3 12 (2.75%) Android
4 10 (2.29%) UNIX
5 8 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.92%) AIX
7 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.46%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) zOS
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (14.22%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (7.80%) SOA
3 32 (7.34%) Web Design
4 30 (6.88%) Web Accessibility
5 27 (6.19%) E-Commerce
6 24 (5.50%) ETL
7 23 (5.28%) Project Management
8 21 (4.82%) Service Management
8 21 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (4.59%) ITIL
10 19 (4.36%) CRM
10 19 (4.36%) Data Modelling
11 17 (3.90%) Migration
11 17 (3.90%) Requirements Management
11 17 (3.90%) Information Architecture
11 17 (3.90%) Responsive Web Design
12 15 (3.44%) UML
13 14 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (3.21%) Enterprise Architecture
14 13 (2.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 63 (14.45%) JavaScript
2 24 (5.50%) Java
3 15 (3.44%) SQL
4 10 (2.29%) PHP
5 4 (0.92%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.69%) C#
7 2 (0.46%) C
7 2 (0.46%) PeopleCode
7 2 (0.46%) R
7 2 (0.46%) Ruby
8 1 (0.23%) XPath
8 1 (0.23%) Groovy
8 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.23%) XAML
8 1 (0.23%) VB6
8 1 (0.23%) Perl
8 1 (0.23%) VB
8 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.23%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 21 (4.82%) Degree
2 14 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.38%) CCIE
4 6 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.92%) CCNP
7 2 (0.46%) CCDA
7 2 (0.46%) CCDP
7 2 (0.46%) HNC
7 2 (0.46%) HND
7 2 (0.46%) CCSA
7 2 (0.46%) CCSE
7 2 (0.46%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) MCSE
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.61%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.38%) QA
3 5 (1.15%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) WCAG
4 1 (0.23%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.15%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.46%) XenApp
5 1 (0.23%) XenServer
5 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.46%) Netcool
2 2 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.23%) SCCM
3 1 (0.23%) SCOM
3 1 (0.23%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 71 (16.28%) Adobe
2 67 (15.37%) Oracle
3 29 (6.65%) Microsoft
4 14 (3.21%) Macromedia
5 13 (2.98%) SAP
6 12 (2.75%) Cisco
7 11 (2.52%) Informatica
8 10 (2.29%) VMware
9 9 (2.06%) IBM
9 9 (2.06%) PeopleSoft
10 8 (1.83%) HP
10 8 (1.83%) Citrix
10 8 (1.83%) Ab Initio
11 7 (1.61%) Twitter
12 5 (1.15%) Splunk
12 5 (1.15%) Pega
12 5 (1.15%) Intel
13 4 (0.92%) Amdocs
13 4 (0.92%) Teradata
13 4 (0.92%) KANA
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £100.00 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £320 - £400 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £520 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £480 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £520 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + DOE
Posted: 8 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago