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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 74 71 84
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 74 81 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.46% 2.50% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 2.61% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 58 28
Average daily rate £363 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £324 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -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
2868 3101 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.38% 95.89% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1943 1975 1414
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 177 161
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 31 £363 -19.44% 2
Bristol +6 21 £328 -18.12% 6
Dorset +12 8 £438 +12.17% 2
Somerset - 5 £350 -
Gloucestershire +8 4 £500 +35.59% 1
Devon -16 2 £350 -34.88%
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 38 (26.76%) Security Cleared
2 36 (25.35%) User Experience
3 33 (23.24%) Finance
4 31 (21.83%) HTML
5 29 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (19.01%) CSS
7 25 (17.61%) Cisco
7 25 (17.61%) Juniper
8 21 (14.79%) MPLS
8 21 (14.79%) SC Cleared
9 20 (14.08%) VPN
10 19 (13.38%) WAN
10 19 (13.38%) OSPF
10 19 (13.38%) BGP
11 16 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (11.27%) IPsec
11 16 (11.27%) CCNP
11 16 (11.27%) DV Cleared
12 14 (9.86%) Linux
13 13 (9.15%) Telecoms
13 13 (9.15%) Data Modelling
14 12 (8.45%) BT
14 12 (8.45%) Firewall
14 12 (8.45%) JNCIS
14 12 (8.45%) Mobile App
15 11 (7.75%) Rapid Prototyping
15 11 (7.75%) JavaScript
15 11 (7.75%) Adobe
16 10 (7.04%) Photoshop
17 9 (6.34%) ETL

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (2.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.41%) Apache
2 2 (1.41%) CMS
2 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.70%) JBoss
3 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.70%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.70%) MS Office
4 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.79%) MPLS
2 20 (14.08%) VPN
3 19 (13.38%) BGP
3 19 (13.38%) OSPF
3 19 (13.38%) WAN
4 16 (11.27%) IPsec
5 12 (8.45%) Firewall
6 6 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (4.23%) LAN
7 5 (3.52%) RSVP
8 4 (2.82%) EIGRP
8 4 (2.82%) LTE
9 3 (2.11%) ATM
9 3 (2.11%) DWDM
9 3 (2.11%) SDH
9 3 (2.11%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.11%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.41%) 2G
10 2 (1.41%) 3GPP
10 2 (1.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.93%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.23%) RDBMS
3 6 (4.23%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.52%) QlikView
5 3 (2.11%) MySQL
5 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.70%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (0.70%) Big Data
7 1 (0.70%) DB2
7 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.70%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (2.82%) JIRA
2 3 (2.11%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.41%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.70%) Ant
4 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.70%) Maven
4 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (23.24%) Finance
2 13 (9.15%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.34%) Publishing
4 7 (4.93%) Banking
5 5 (3.52%) Retail
6 4 (2.82%) Marketing
7 2 (1.41%) Electronics
7 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.70%) Legal
8 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.83%) HTML
2 27 (19.01%) CSS
3 5 (3.52%) HTML5
3 5 (3.52%) Web Services
4 2 (1.41%) .NET
4 2 (1.41%) CSS3
4 2 (1.41%) JMX
4 2 (1.41%) jQuery
4 2 (1.41%) JSP
4 2 (1.41%) LAMP
4 2 (1.41%) SAML
4 2 (1.41%) SOAP
5 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.70%) GWT
5 1 (0.70%) Java EE
5 1 (0.70%) JSF
5 1 (0.70%) LESS
5 1 (0.70%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (0.70%) Sass
5 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (25.35%) User Experience
2 12 (8.45%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.82%) Graphic Design
4 4 (2.82%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.11%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.11%) DataPower
5 3 (2.11%) Social Media
5 3 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.41%) Animation
6 2 (1.41%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.41%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.41%) Wiki
7 1 (0.70%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.70%) IVR
7 1 (0.70%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.86%) Linux
2 4 (2.82%) Solaris
3 3 (2.11%) Windows
4 2 (1.41%) CentOS
4 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.70%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (9.15%) Data Modelling
3 11 (7.75%) Rapid Prototyping
4 9 (6.34%) ETL
5 8 (5.63%) High Availability
5 8 (5.63%) Usability Testing
5 8 (5.63%) Web Application Development
6 7 (4.93%) Migration
6 7 (4.93%) SDLC
7 6 (4.23%) Data Analysis
7 6 (4.23%) Data Migration
7 6 (4.23%) Network Design
7 6 (4.23%) SOA
8 5 (3.52%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.52%) Data Mapping
8 5 (3.52%) Web Design
9 4 (2.82%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.82%) ITIL
9 4 (2.82%) Project Management
9 4 (2.82%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.75%) JavaScript
2 7 (4.93%) Java
3 6 (4.23%) SQL
4 3 (2.11%) Perl
5 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.70%) Ruby
6 1 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (26.76%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.79%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.27%) CCNP
3 16 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (11.27%) DV Cleared
4 12 (8.45%) JNCIS
5 6 (4.23%) Degree
6 3 (2.11%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.41%) RHCE
8 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.70%) CCIE
8 1 (0.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (1.41%) Puppet
2 1 (0.70%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.70%) Netcool
2 1 (0.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.70%) OpenView
2 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (17.61%) Cisco
1 25 (17.61%) Juniper
2 12 (8.45%) BT
3 11 (7.75%) Adobe
4 7 (4.93%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.93%) Oracle
5 4 (2.82%) Blue Coat
5 4 (2.82%) F5
6 3 (2.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 3 (2.11%) IBM
6 3 (2.11%) Intel Security
6 3 (2.11%) Nortel
6 3 (2.11%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.11%) Sourcefire
7 2 (1.41%) Intel
7 2 (1.41%) Rally
7 2 (1.41%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.41%) SAP
7 2 (1.41%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.41%) Talend
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