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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 87 62 66
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 56 51 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.80% 2.28% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.46% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 23
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£413 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £451 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
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
2904 2071 2955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.38% 92.79% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1878 1279 1739
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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
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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 -25 21 £525 +19.31% 3
Devon +1 17 £400 +113.90% 1
Bristol - 11 £375 - 10
Gloucestershire -24 3 £350 -26.70%
Dorset +1 1 - - 1
Somerset -10 1 - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 54 (45.38%) HTML
2 42 (35.29%) CSS
3 33 (27.73%) HTML5
4 31 (26.05%) JavaScript
5 25 (21.01%) jQuery
6 24 (20.17%) Photoshop
7 21 (17.65%) CSS3
8 20 (16.81%) Security Cleared
8 20 (16.81%) Retail
9 19 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 17 (14.29%) Fireworks
10 17 (14.29%) Degree
11 16 (13.45%) PHP
12 15 (12.61%) Linux
13 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
13 14 (11.76%) Finance
14 12 (10.08%) Adobe
14 12 (10.08%) SC Cleared
15 11 (9.24%) Web Development
15 11 (9.24%) CentOS
15 11 (9.24%) Active Directory
15 11 (9.24%) Apache
15 11 (9.24%) MySQL
15 11 (9.24%) Web Design
16 10 (8.40%) Banking
16 10 (8.40%) SAP
16 10 (8.40%) Cisco
16 10 (8.40%) Internet
16 10 (8.40%) PHPUnit

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (9.24%) Apache
2 9 (7.56%) WebLogic
3 7 (5.88%) Confluence
4 4 (3.36%) CMS
5 3 (2.52%) IIS
6 1 (0.84%) WordPress
6 1 (0.84%) SAS
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (20.17%) Photoshop
2 17 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
2 17 (14.29%) Fireworks
3 6 (5.04%) MS Excel
4 3 (2.52%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (2.52%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.84%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) Internet
2 9 (7.56%) Firewall
3 8 (6.72%) LDAP
4 7 (5.88%) SSL
4 7 (5.88%) X.509
5 5 (4.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (4.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (4.20%) Network Security
5 5 (4.20%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (4.20%) Intranet
6 4 (3.36%) Extranet
6 4 (3.36%) VPN
7 2 (1.68%) NetScreen
8 1 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.84%) 4G
8 1 (0.84%) LTE
8 1 (0.84%) 3G
8 1 (0.84%) DNS
8 1 (0.84%) CDMA
8 1 (0.84%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.24%) MySQL
2 2 (1.68%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (8.40%) PHPUnit
2 8 (6.72%) Subversion
3 7 (5.88%) Axure RP
3 7 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (1.68%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (16.81%) Retail
2 14 (11.76%) Finance
3 10 (8.40%) Banking
4 9 (7.56%) Retail Banking
5 8 (6.72%) Marketing
6 6 (5.04%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.68%) Advertising
7 2 (1.68%) Electronics
8 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (45.38%) HTML
2 42 (35.29%) CSS
3 33 (27.73%) HTML5
4 25 (21.01%) jQuery
5 21 (17.65%) CSS3
6 10 (8.40%) Zend Framework
7 9 (7.56%) Web Services
8 7 (5.88%) Spring
8 7 (5.88%) JAX-WS
8 7 (5.88%) SAML
8 7 (5.88%) WSDL
9 6 (5.04%) Flash
10 5 (4.20%) .NET
11 2 (1.68%) Classic ASP
12 1 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (0.84%) PhoneGap
12 1 (0.84%) Symfony
12 1 (0.84%) XML
12 1 (0.84%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.04%) W3C
1 6 (5.04%) Online Banking
1 6 (5.04%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (4.20%) Graphic Design
3 4 (3.36%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.68%) iPad
4 2 (1.68%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.84%) Social Media
5 1 (0.84%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.84%) Animation
5 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.84%) Statistics
5 1 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.84%) RIA
5 1 (0.84%) iPhone
5 1 (0.84%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.84%) DTV
5 1 (0.84%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.84%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.61%) Linux
2 11 (9.24%) CentOS
3 4 (3.36%) Windows
4 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.84%) MVS
4 1 (0.84%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (9.24%) Web Development
2 11 (9.24%) Web Design
3 10 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 7 (5.88%) Validation
5 7 (5.88%) Scrum
6 6 (5.04%) Business Analysis
6 6 (5.04%) Information Architecture
7 4 (3.36%) Content Management
7 4 (3.36%) TOGAF
7 4 (3.36%) ETL
7 4 (3.36%) E-Commerce
7 4 (3.36%) ITIL
7 4 (3.36%) UML
7 4 (3.36%) SSADM
7 4 (3.36%) Information Assurance
7 4 (3.36%) DoDAF
7 4 (3.36%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.05%) JavaScript
2 16 (13.45%) PHP
3 7 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (0.84%) Ruby
4 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.84%) C
4 1 (0.84%) SQL
4 1 (0.84%) Perl
4 1 (0.84%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (16.81%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.29%) Degree
3 12 (10.08%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.20%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.36%) CCNP
6 1 (0.84%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.36%) WAI
2 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.84%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.84%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.20%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.84%) qmail
3 1 (0.84%) Squid
3 1 (0.84%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.08%) Adobe
3 10 (8.40%) SAP
3 10 (8.40%) Cisco
3 10 (8.40%) Zend
4 8 (6.72%) Oracle
5 7 (5.88%) ICL
5 7 (5.88%) Unisys
6 6 (5.04%) Juniper
6 6 (5.04%) F5
7 5 (4.20%) VMware
7 5 (4.20%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.36%) HP
8 4 (3.36%) ProCurve
8 4 (3.36%) IronPort
8 4 (3.36%) Brocade
9 3 (2.52%) McAfee
10 2 (1.68%) BT
10 2 (1.68%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (1.68%) Informatica
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