The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 65 82 82
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 78 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.44% 1.71% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 1.85% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 28 19
Average daily rate
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£431 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £246 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2999 2266 2328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.98% 92.41% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1952 1393 1385
Average daily rate £385 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £476 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 160 192
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Designer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer across the South West region.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Designer across the South West region.

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Designer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Designer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Wiltshire +12 42 £450 +43.54% 7
Bristol +3 16 £400 -13.51% 4
Devon +3 11 £538 +168.75% 2
Gloucestershire -13 6 £369 -18.95% 1
Somerset - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 2
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 41 (29.29%) Security Cleared
2 40 (28.57%) User Experience
3 39 (27.86%) HTML
4 32 (22.86%) Finance
5 31 (22.14%) SC Cleared
6 30 (21.43%) CSS
7 27 (19.29%) Photoshop
8 26 (18.57%) HTML5
9 24 (17.14%) JavaScript
10 22 (15.71%) Adobe Illustrator
11 20 (14.29%) CSS3
12 19 (13.57%) Banking
13 18 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (11.43%) Linux
14 16 (11.43%) Microsoft
15 14 (10.00%) Degree
15 14 (10.00%) Adobe
15 14 (10.00%) Cisco
16 13 (9.29%) Telecoms
17 12 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (8.57%) Retail
17 12 (8.57%) SIEM
18 11 (7.86%) DV Cleared
18 11 (7.86%) CISSP
18 11 (7.86%) SAP
18 11 (7.86%) Apache
19 10 (7.14%) Unisys
19 10 (7.14%) CISM
19 10 (7.14%) ISSAP
19 10 (7.14%) ISSMP

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (7.86%) Apache
2 3 (2.14%) CMS
3 2 (1.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (19.29%) Photoshop
2 22 (15.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (5.71%) Fireworks
4 7 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (2.14%) MS Excel
5 3 (2.14%) AutoCAD
5 3 (2.14%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (1.43%) Edge Animate
6 2 (1.43%) InDesign
6 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.71%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.71%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.71%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.43%) Firewall
1 9 (6.43%) WAN
2 7 (5.00%) Network Security
2 7 (5.00%) Internet
2 7 (5.00%) VPN
3 6 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (3.57%) LAN
5 4 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (2.86%) VoIP
6 3 (2.14%) MPLS
6 3 (2.14%) OSPF
6 3 (2.14%) H.323
7 2 (1.43%) QSIG
7 2 (1.43%) BGP
7 2 (1.43%) DPNSS
7 2 (1.43%) IPsec
7 2 (1.43%) PBX
7 2 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.29%) MySQL
2 2 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.71%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.71%) Star Schema
3 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.71%) DB2
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (6.43%) Axure RP
2 6 (4.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.57%) PHPUnit
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (1.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.71%) ERwin
General
1 32 (22.86%) Finance
2 19 (13.57%) Banking
3 13 (9.29%) Telecoms
4 12 (8.57%) Retail
5 9 (6.43%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.14%) Marketing
7 2 (1.43%) Legal
7 2 (1.43%) Publishing
7 2 (1.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.86%) HTML
2 30 (21.43%) CSS
3 26 (18.57%) HTML5
4 20 (14.29%) CSS3
5 8 (5.71%) XML
5 8 (5.71%) jQuery
6 7 (5.00%) Ajax
6 7 (5.00%) .NET
7 6 (4.29%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.57%) Leaflet
8 5 (3.57%) Zend Framework
8 5 (3.57%) Doctrine
9 3 (2.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (1.43%) Flash
10 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.43%) WPF
11 1 (0.71%) Apache Cordova
11 1 (0.71%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.71%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 40 (28.57%) User Experience
2 9 (6.43%) Graphic Design
2 9 (6.43%) W3C
3 7 (5.00%) Online Banking
3 7 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (4.29%) Digital Media
5 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.86%) Social Media
7 3 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.14%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.43%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.43%) Video Editing
8 2 (1.43%) Animation
8 2 (1.43%) Tandem
8 2 (1.43%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.43%) Linux
2 5 (3.57%) CentOS
3 4 (2.86%) Android
4 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.43%) Windows
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) MVS
6 1 (0.71%) Solaris
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (8.57%) SIEM
3 10 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
4 8 (5.71%) Identity Management
4 8 (5.71%) Web Design
5 7 (5.00%) Web Development
5 7 (5.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (4.29%) ITIL
6 6 (4.29%) Information Architecture
7 5 (3.57%) Usability Testing
7 5 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (3.57%) Information Assurance
8 4 (2.86%) CAD
8 4 (2.86%) Validation
8 4 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (2.14%) Network Management
9 3 (2.14%) System Testing
9 3 (2.14%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.14%) JavaScript
2 6 (4.29%) PHP
3 4 (2.86%) SQL
4 2 (1.43%) XAML
4 2 (1.43%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.43%) ActionScript
4 2 (1.43%) C#
5 1 (0.71%) C
5 1 (0.71%) Java
5 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.71%) Perl
5 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 41 (29.29%) Security Cleared
2 31 (22.14%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.00%) Degree
4 11 (7.86%) DV Cleared
4 11 (7.86%) CISSP
5 10 (7.14%) CISM
5 10 (7.14%) ISSAP
5 10 (7.14%) ISSMP
6 9 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.86%) HND
7 4 (2.86%) CCNP
8 3 (2.14%) JNCIS
8 3 (2.14%) CCNA
9 2 (1.43%) CCIE
10 1 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.71%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.71%) RHCE
10 1 (0.71%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) WCAG
1 1 (0.71%) WAI
1 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.71%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.71%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.71%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (6.43%) SCCM
2 1 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 16 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.00%) Adobe
2 14 (10.00%) Cisco
3 11 (7.86%) SAP
4 10 (7.14%) Unisys
4 10 (7.14%) ICL
5 6 (4.29%) Juniper
6 5 (3.57%) Zend
6 5 (3.57%) McAfee
7 4 (2.86%) Oracle
7 4 (2.86%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.86%) F5
8 3 (2.14%) Tandberg
8 3 (2.14%) BT
9 2 (1.43%) Avaya
9 2 (1.43%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (0.71%) ProCurve
10 1 (0.71%) Sourcefire
10 1 (0.71%) Brocade
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