The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 72 101 93
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 74 26 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.25% 1.11% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 1.18% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 11 15
Average daily rate £470 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.61% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £200 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £157.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.71% +384.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -3.15%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3028 2207 3325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.26% 94.08% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1839 1304 1930
Average daily rate £350 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 149 239
Average hourly rate £19.31 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.73% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Designer
England

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +11 37 £480 +47.69% 1
Bristol -6 17 £375 +48.51%
Somerset -9 10 £400 -
Dorset +4 5 £475 +4.39% 2
Devon -8 3 £190 -5.00% 2
Gloucestershire +6 1 £488 +143.75%
Cornwall - - - - 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 22 (19.82%) HTML
2 21 (18.92%) Security Cleared
3 19 (17.12%) Finance
3 19 (17.12%) CSS
3 19 (17.12%) SC Cleared
4 18 (16.22%) Retail
5 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
5 17 (15.32%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (14.41%) Telecoms
7 15 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (12.61%) JavaScript
9 13 (11.71%) Cisco
10 12 (10.81%) CCNP
10 12 (10.81%) WebLogic
10 12 (10.81%) Network Security
11 11 (9.91%) jQuery
11 11 (9.91%) Oracle
11 11 (9.91%) PHP
11 11 (9.91%) Linux
11 11 (9.91%) Firewall
12 10 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (9.01%) SAP
12 10 (9.01%) Java
12 10 (9.01%) VPN
12 10 (9.01%) Banking
13 9 (8.11%) E-Commerce
13 9 (8.11%) SQL
13 9 (8.11%) SQL Server
13 9 (8.11%) .NET
13 9 (8.11%) Web Services

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 12 (10.81%) WebLogic
2 7 (6.31%) Confluence
3 3 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.80%) CMS
4 2 (1.80%) IIS
4 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.90%) WordPress
5 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.90%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.70%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.80%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.80%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (1.80%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.81%) Network Security
2 11 (9.91%) Firewall
3 10 (9.01%) VPN
4 8 (7.21%) Internet
5 7 (6.31%) SSL
5 7 (6.31%) LDAP
5 7 (6.31%) X.509
6 6 (5.41%) WAN
7 5 (4.50%) LAN
8 4 (3.60%) MPLS
8 4 (3.60%) OSPF
8 4 (3.60%) BGP
8 4 (3.60%) H.323
8 4 (3.60%) IPsec
8 4 (3.60%) VoIP
9 3 (2.70%) LTE
9 3 (2.70%) IPv4
9 3 (2.70%) IPv6
9 3 (2.70%) Intranet
10 2 (1.80%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.31%) MySQL
3 4 (3.60%) SAP BW
4 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Subversion
2 7 (6.31%) JIRA
2 7 (6.31%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.41%) Axure RP
4 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 19 (17.12%) Finance
2 18 (16.22%) Retail
3 16 (14.41%) Telecoms
4 10 (9.01%) Banking
5 8 (7.21%) Retail Banking
6 4 (3.60%) Marketing
7 2 (1.80%) Billing
8 1 (0.90%) Electronics
8 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.82%) HTML
2 19 (17.12%) CSS
3 11 (9.91%) jQuery
4 9 (8.11%) .NET
4 9 (8.11%) Web Services
5 7 (6.31%) Spring
5 7 (6.31%) JAX-WS
5 7 (6.31%) WSDL
5 7 (6.31%) SAML
6 6 (5.41%) LAMP
7 4 (3.60%) Flash
7 4 (3.60%) HTML5
8 3 (2.70%) CSS3
9 2 (1.80%) Classic ASP
10 1 (0.90%) Symfony
10 1 (0.90%) CodeIgniter
10 1 (0.90%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.41%) Mobile Banking
1 6 (5.41%) Online Banking
2 5 (4.50%) N-Tier
2 5 (4.50%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.60%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (3.60%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.70%) Graphic Design
4 3 (2.70%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.70%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.80%) W3C
5 2 (1.80%) Animation
5 2 (1.80%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.80%) Statistics
5 2 (1.80%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.90%) Social Media
6 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.90%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.90%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.91%) Linux
2 5 (4.50%) Android
2 5 (4.50%) UNIX
3 3 (2.70%) Windows
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (8.11%) E-Commerce
3 9 (8.11%) Configuration Management
4 7 (6.31%) ETL
4 7 (6.31%) Validation
4 7 (6.31%) Scrum
4 7 (6.31%) Web Design
5 6 (5.41%) Migration
6 5 (4.50%) Data Migration
7 4 (3.60%) MVC
7 4 (3.60%) ERP
7 4 (3.60%) Network Management
8 3 (2.70%) Web Development
8 3 (2.70%) B2B
8 3 (2.70%) SOA
8 3 (2.70%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.70%) Project Management
8 3 (2.70%) CAD
9 2 (1.80%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.61%) JavaScript
2 11 (9.91%) PHP
3 10 (9.01%) Java
4 9 (8.11%) SQL
5 3 (2.70%) VB
5 3 (2.70%) C#
6 1 (0.90%) R
6 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.90%) Python
6 1 (0.90%) C
6 1 (0.90%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 21 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 19 (17.12%) SC Cleared
3 17 (15.32%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (10.81%) CCNP
5 9 (8.11%) CCNA
6 4 (3.60%) Degree
7 3 (2.70%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.90%) HNC
8 1 (0.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.80%) WAI
2 1 (0.90%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (6.31%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.71%) Cisco
3 11 (9.91%) Oracle
4 10 (9.01%) SAP
5 8 (7.21%) Adobe
6 7 (6.31%) Juniper
7 6 (5.41%) Unisys
7 6 (5.41%) ICL
8 4 (3.60%) McAfee
8 4 (3.60%) Sourcefire
9 3 (2.70%) hybris
9 3 (2.70%) Tandberg
10 2 (1.80%) Cadence
10 2 (1.80%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (1.80%) Facebook
11 1 (0.90%) Twitter
11 1 (0.90%) Huawei
11 1 (0.90%) Zend
11 1 (0.90%) Informatica
11 1 (0.90%) Siemens