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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 74 75 95
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 61 70 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.97% 2.20% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 2.38% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 45 11
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£350 £470 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +44.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £309 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £157.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -85.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +4.34%
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
2897 2942 2166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.66% 92.31% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 1801 1283
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 175 145
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.48 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -3 23 £375 -21.87% 4
Devon +13 14 - -
Bristol -2 11 £375 - 2
Gloucestershire -4 8 £406 -16.66% 1
Somerset +2 1 - - 1
Dorset -2 1 £390 -17.89%
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 49 (35.25%) User Experience
2 44 (31.65%) Security Cleared
3 39 (28.06%) HTML
4 35 (25.18%) Finance
4 35 (25.18%) SC Cleared
5 29 (20.86%) CSS
6 26 (18.71%) Photoshop
7 25 (17.99%) Adobe Illustrator
8 23 (16.55%) HTML5
9 21 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (14.39%) Cisco
11 19 (13.67%) Banking
11 19 (13.67%) CSS3
12 18 (12.95%) Linux
13 15 (10.79%) Adobe
14 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
14 14 (10.07%) Web Design
15 13 (9.35%) Web Development
16 12 (8.63%) DV Cleared
16 12 (8.63%) SIEM
16 12 (8.63%) Information Architecture
16 12 (8.63%) SAP
16 12 (8.63%) Oracle
17 11 (7.91%) JavaScript
17 11 (7.91%) Windows
17 11 (7.91%) Fireworks
18 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
18 10 (7.19%) CISM
18 10 (7.19%) TCP/IP

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 5 (3.60%) Apache
2 2 (1.44%) WordPress
2 2 (1.44%) IIS
2 2 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.72%) CMS
3 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 26 (18.71%) Photoshop
2 25 (17.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (7.91%) Fireworks
4 10 (7.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (2.16%) InDesign
6 2 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.44%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.72%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.72%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Summit
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) GitHub
2 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.19%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.76%) WAN
2 8 (5.76%) Network Security
3 7 (5.04%) Firewall
4 6 (4.32%) VPN
5 5 (3.60%) LAN
5 5 (3.60%) Internet
5 5 (3.60%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (2.88%) H.323
6 4 (2.88%) VoIP
7 3 (2.16%) IPsec
7 3 (2.16%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (2.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (2.16%) MPLS
7 3 (2.16%) OSPF
7 3 (2.16%) BGP
7 3 (2.16%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.16%) IPv4
7 3 (2.16%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.88%) MySQL
1 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.44%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (1.44%) Xcelsius
2 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.72%) DB2
3 1 (0.72%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (5.76%) Axure RP
2 4 (2.88%) PHPUnit
3 3 (2.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (2.16%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.72%) ERwin
General
1 35 (25.18%) Finance
2 19 (13.67%) Banking
3 9 (6.47%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.04%) Retail
5 6 (4.32%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Billing
6 2 (1.44%) Legal
6 2 (1.44%) Publishing
6 2 (1.44%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (28.06%) HTML
2 29 (20.86%) CSS
3 23 (16.55%) HTML5
4 19 (13.67%) CSS3
5 6 (4.32%) XML
6 5 (3.60%) jQuery
7 4 (2.88%) Zend Framework
7 4 (2.88%) Doctrine
8 3 (2.16%) RESTful
8 3 (2.16%) JSON
9 2 (1.44%) WPF
9 2 (1.44%) Flask
9 2 (1.44%) Leaflet
10 1 (0.72%) Apache Cordova
10 1 (0.72%) XACML
10 1 (0.72%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.72%) .NET
10 1 (0.72%) J2EE
10 1 (0.72%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 49 (35.25%) User Experience
2 10 (7.19%) Graphic Design
3 8 (5.76%) W3C
4 5 (3.60%) Online Banking
4 5 (3.60%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.88%) Social Media
5 4 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.16%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.16%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.44%) Tandem
7 2 (1.44%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.72%) VHDL
8 1 (0.72%) Verilog
8 1 (0.72%) IVR
8 1 (0.72%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.72%) DTV
8 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.95%) Linux
2 11 (7.91%) Windows
3 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.47%) Solaris
5 4 (2.88%) CentOS
6 3 (2.16%) Android
7 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (10.07%) Web Design
3 13 (9.35%) Web Development
4 12 (8.63%) Information Architecture
4 12 (8.63%) SIEM
5 10 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (7.19%) Usability Testing
6 8 (5.76%) Identity Management
6 8 (5.76%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (4.32%) ITIL
8 5 (3.60%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.60%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (2.16%) Data Modelling
10 3 (2.16%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.16%) Cyber Security
11 2 (1.44%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (1.44%) Web Application Development
11 2 (1.44%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.91%) JavaScript
2 9 (6.47%) Perl
3 5 (3.60%) Java
4 4 (2.88%) PHP
5 3 (2.16%) SQL
5 3 (2.16%) Python
5 3 (2.16%) Ruby
6 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.44%) XAML
7 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (31.65%) Security Cleared
2 35 (25.18%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.63%) DV Cleared
4 10 (7.19%) CISSP
4 10 (7.19%) CISM
4 10 (7.19%) ISSAP
4 10 (7.19%) ISSMP
5 9 (6.47%) RHCE
6 7 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (5.04%) Degree
7 4 (2.88%) JNCIS
7 4 (2.88%) CCNP
8 3 (2.16%) CCNA
8 3 (2.16%) HND
9 1 (0.72%) MCSE
9 1 (0.72%) CCA
9 1 (0.72%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.72%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.47%) Samba
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.88%) SCCM
2 2 (1.44%) Puppet
2 2 (1.44%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.72%) SCOM
3 1 (0.72%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (14.39%) Cisco
2 15 (10.79%) Adobe
3 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
4 12 (8.63%) Oracle
4 12 (8.63%) SAP
5 9 (6.47%) Unisys
5 9 (6.47%) Sun
6 5 (3.60%) Juniper
6 5 (3.60%) ICL
7 4 (2.88%) Zend
7 4 (2.88%) Tandberg
8 3 (2.16%) F5
8 3 (2.16%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.16%) McAfee
9 2 (1.44%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.44%) Avaya
10 1 (0.72%) Remedy
10 1 (0.72%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.72%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.72%) Dell
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