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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 51 94 62
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 102 40 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.28% 1.39% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.48% 1.49% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 26 20
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+312.50% -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 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
2927 2680 1921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.03% 92.89% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1867 1759 1150
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 167 127
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +18.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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
Wiltshire +31 55 £425 +6.25% 4
Devon +12 22 £463 +143.42% 4
Bristol -5 8 £350 -6.66% 6
Gloucestershire +1 7 £375 +25.00%
Somerset +7 4 £330 -17.50% 1
Dorset +2 2 - - 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 53 (34.64%) Security Cleared
2 44 (28.76%) SC Cleared
3 43 (28.10%) User Experience
4 36 (23.53%) Finance
5 33 (21.57%) Linux
6 29 (18.95%) HTML
7 25 (16.34%) CSS
8 22 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (13.73%) Java
10 20 (13.07%) Cisco
10 20 (13.07%) DV Cleared
11 17 (11.11%) Web Design
12 16 (10.46%) Adobe Illustrator
12 16 (10.46%) Banking
12 16 (10.46%) Web Development
12 16 (10.46%) HTML5
12 16 (10.46%) Photoshop
12 16 (10.46%) Windows
12 16 (10.46%) Active Directory
13 14 (9.15%) Fireworks
13 14 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (9.15%) Oracle
13 14 (9.15%) TCP/IP
13 14 (9.15%) Information Architecture
13 14 (9.15%) CSS3
13 14 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (8.50%) Usability Testing
14 13 (8.50%) Adobe
14 13 (8.50%) Sun
14 13 (8.50%) Perl

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 12 (7.84%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.88%) JBoss
3 8 (5.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (3.27%) Apache
5 4 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.31%) IIS
7 2 (1.31%) CMS
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.65%) WordPress
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (10.46%) Adobe Illustrator
1 16 (10.46%) Photoshop
2 14 (9.15%) Fireworks
3 4 (2.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.31%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.31%) InDesign
5 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.65%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Summit
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) GitHub
2 3 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.15%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.58%) Internet
2 7 (4.58%) Network Security
3 6 (3.92%) OSPF
3 6 (3.92%) BGP
3 6 (3.92%) H.323
3 6 (3.92%) WAN
4 5 (3.27%) LAN
4 5 (3.27%) IPv4
4 5 (3.27%) IPv6
4 5 (3.27%) VPN
5 4 (2.61%) MPLS
5 4 (2.61%) VoIP
5 4 (2.61%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.61%) IPsec
6 3 (1.96%) DPNSS
6 3 (1.96%) QSIG
6 3 (1.96%) PBX
6 3 (1.96%) SAN
7 2 (1.31%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.92%) DB2
3 5 (3.27%) MySQL
3 5 (3.27%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.27%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.61%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.96%) Xcelsius
5 3 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.96%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.96%) QlikView
5 3 (1.96%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.31%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Axure RP
1 5 (3.27%) Cucumber
2 4 (2.61%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.96%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (1.31%) JIRA
4 2 (1.31%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 36 (23.53%) Finance
2 16 (10.46%) Banking
3 10 (6.54%) Retail
4 8 (5.23%) Retail Banking
4 8 (5.23%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.27%) Marketing
6 3 (1.96%) Billing
7 2 (1.31%) Publishing
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.95%) HTML
2 25 (16.34%) CSS
3 16 (10.46%) HTML5
4 14 (9.15%) CSS3
5 12 (7.84%) Java EE
5 12 (7.84%) JSR 168
6 9 (5.88%) RESTful
6 9 (5.88%) Struts
6 9 (5.88%) Middleware
6 9 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (3.27%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (3.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 5 (3.27%) JSON
8 4 (2.61%) Leaflet
8 4 (2.61%) Flask
9 3 (1.96%) XACML
10 2 (1.31%) jQuery
10 2 (1.31%) Zend Framework
10 2 (1.31%) Doctrine
11 1 (0.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 43 (28.10%) User Experience
2 7 (4.58%) Online Banking
3 6 (3.92%) Graphic Design
3 6 (3.92%) E-Learning
3 6 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.27%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.27%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (2.61%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.61%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.96%) iPad
6 3 (1.96%) DataPower
7 2 (1.31%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.31%) Video Editing
7 2 (1.31%) Wiki
7 2 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.31%) IVR
8 1 (0.65%) DTV
8 1 (0.65%) VHDL
8 1 (0.65%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 33 (21.57%) Linux
2 16 (10.46%) Windows
3 14 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (8.50%) Solaris
5 4 (2.61%) CentOS
6 3 (1.96%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.31%) UNIX
8 1 (0.65%) Android
8 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (11.11%) Web Design
3 16 (10.46%) Web Development
4 14 (9.15%) Information Architecture
5 13 (8.50%) Usability Testing
5 13 (8.50%) Migration
6 12 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (7.84%) Open Source
7 11 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (6.54%) Data Modelling
9 7 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.58%) Target Operating Model
10 5 (3.27%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.27%) Data Analysis
11 4 (2.61%) Content Management
11 4 (2.61%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (2.61%) SOA
11 4 (2.61%) Microservices
11 4 (2.61%) DevOps
12 3 (1.96%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 21 (13.73%) Java
2 13 (8.50%) Perl
3 8 (5.23%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.58%) SQL
5 5 (3.27%) Python
5 5 (3.27%) Ruby
6 4 (2.61%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.31%) C
7 2 (1.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (34.64%) Security Cleared
2 44 (28.76%) SC Cleared
3 20 (13.07%) DV Cleared
4 13 (8.50%) RHCE
5 8 (5.23%) Degree
5 8 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.58%) JNCIS
6 7 (4.58%) CCNP
7 3 (1.96%) MCSE
7 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.31%) MCITP
8 2 (1.31%) CISSP
8 2 (1.31%) MCSA
8 2 (1.31%) CISM
8 2 (1.31%) ISSAP
8 2 (1.31%) ISSMP
9 1 (0.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.96%) QA
2 2 (1.31%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.31%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (10.46%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.50%) Samba
3 2 (1.31%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.65%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (3.92%) Puppet
2 4 (2.61%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.96%) SCCM
3 3 (1.96%) SCOM
4 1 (0.65%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (13.07%) Cisco
2 14 (9.15%) Oracle
3 13 (8.50%) Adobe
3 13 (8.50%) Sun
4 12 (7.84%) IBM
5 11 (7.19%) Red Hat
6 10 (6.54%) SAP
7 9 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 8 (5.23%) Juniper
9 6 (3.92%) Unisys
9 6 (3.92%) Tandberg
10 4 (2.61%) ICL
11 3 (1.96%) Talend
11 3 (1.96%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.96%) VMware
11 3 (1.96%) Avaya
12 2 (1.31%) Nortel
12 2 (1.31%) Teradata
12 2 (1.31%) Netezza
12 2 (1.31%) Zend
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