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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 81 80 66
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 66 35 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.99% 1.52% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 1.64% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 31
Average daily rate
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£450 £391 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.01% -1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £270 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £510 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
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
3094 2129 2892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.47% 92.65% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2009 1383 1674
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 173 250
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +3 32 £500 +27.79% 6
Devon -8 17 £400 +113.90%
Bristol -5 11 £338 - 1
Somerset -5 2 £350 - 2
Dorset -1 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 47 (43.93%) HTML
2 35 (32.71%) CSS
2 35 (32.71%) HTML5
3 33 (30.84%) JavaScript
4 28 (26.17%) Security Cleared
5 23 (21.50%) CSS3
5 23 (21.50%) Photoshop
6 21 (19.63%) SC Cleared
7 20 (18.69%) User Experience
7 20 (18.69%) Linux
7 20 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (15.89%) Fireworks
8 17 (15.89%) jQuery
9 16 (14.95%) Apache
10 15 (14.02%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (14.02%) Degree
11 14 (13.08%) Finance
12 12 (11.21%) PHP
12 12 (11.21%) Cisco
12 12 (11.21%) Adobe
13 11 (10.28%) CentOS
13 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
14 10 (9.35%) Web Design
14 10 (9.35%) Retail
14 10 (9.35%) Firewall
14 10 (9.35%) MySQL
14 10 (9.35%) SAP
14 10 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (9.35%) Zend
14 10 (9.35%) Zend Framework

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (14.95%) Apache
2 5 (4.67%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (21.50%) Photoshop
2 17 (15.89%) Fireworks
3 15 (14.02%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (5.61%) MS Excel
4 6 (5.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (2.80%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.93%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.93%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.93%) Edge Animate
6 1 (0.93%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.93%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.35%) Firewall
2 8 (7.48%) Internet
3 5 (4.67%) Network Security
3 5 (4.67%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (4.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (4.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (4.67%) VPN
4 4 (3.74%) Intranet
5 3 (2.80%) Extranet
6 2 (1.87%) WAN
6 2 (1.87%) SNMP
6 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.87%) NetScreen
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.93%) Telnet
7 1 (0.93%) DNS
7 1 (0.93%) SMTP
7 1 (0.93%) FTP
7 1 (0.93%) MPLS
7 1 (0.93%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.35%) MySQL
2 3 (2.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.87%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (9.35%) PHPUnit
2 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.67%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.87%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.93%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 10 (9.35%) Retail
3 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.41%) Banking
4 8 (7.48%) Retail Banking
5 5 (4.67%) Marketing
6 2 (1.87%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Military
7 1 (0.93%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (43.93%) HTML
2 35 (32.71%) CSS
2 35 (32.71%) HTML5
3 23 (21.50%) CSS3
4 17 (15.89%) jQuery
5 10 (9.35%) Zend Framework
6 7 (6.54%) .NET
7 5 (4.67%) Ajax
7 5 (4.67%) AngularJS
7 5 (4.67%) Flash
8 4 (3.74%) Leaflet
9 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.87%) XML
10 1 (0.93%) Symfony
10 1 (0.93%) PhoneGap
10 1 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) User Experience
2 5 (4.67%) Online Banking
2 5 (4.67%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (4.67%) W3C
3 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.74%) Graphic Design
3 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.87%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.87%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.87%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.87%) iPad
4 2 (1.87%) Animation
5 1 (0.93%) Ergonomics
5 1 (0.93%) RIA
5 1 (0.93%) iPhone
5 1 (0.93%) Video Editing
5 1 (0.93%) Copywriting
5 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.93%) Statistics
5 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.69%) Linux
2 11 (10.28%) CentOS
3 4 (3.74%) Windows
4 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (9.35%) Web Design
2 10 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (9.35%) Web Development
3 8 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (7.48%) Business Analysis
4 5 (4.67%) Information Assurance
4 5 (4.67%) Usability Testing
4 5 (4.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (4.67%) Information Architecture
5 4 (3.74%) UML
5 4 (3.74%) SSADM
5 4 (3.74%) ITIL
5 4 (3.74%) TOGAF
5 4 (3.74%) ArchiMate
5 4 (3.74%) DoDAF
5 4 (3.74%) MODAF
5 4 (3.74%) SysML
6 3 (2.80%) Email Marketing
6 3 (2.80%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.84%) JavaScript
2 12 (11.21%) PHP
3 2 (1.87%) SQL
3 2 (1.87%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.87%) C
3 2 (1.87%) C#
4 1 (0.93%) Ruby
4 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.93%) Perl
4 1 (0.93%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 28 (26.17%) Security Cleared
2 21 (19.63%) SC Cleared
3 15 (14.02%) Degree
4 8 (7.48%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.74%) CCNP
7 2 (1.87%) CCIE
8 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) CISSP
8 1 (0.93%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) WAI
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) WCAG
2 1 (0.93%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (4.67%) ProxySG
2 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) qmail
3 1 (0.93%) Squid
3 1 (0.93%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (11.21%) Cisco
1 12 (11.21%) Adobe
2 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.35%) SAP
3 10 (9.35%) Zend
4 9 (8.41%) ICL
5 7 (6.54%) Juniper
5 7 (6.54%) Unisys
6 6 (5.61%) Blue Coat
6 6 (5.61%) F5
7 5 (4.67%) VMware
8 4 (3.74%) HP
8 4 (3.74%) McAfee
8 4 (3.74%) Brocade
8 4 (3.74%) IronPort
8 4 (3.74%) ProCurve
9 2 (1.87%) Informatica
9 2 (1.87%) BT
9 2 (1.87%) Facebook
9 2 (1.87%) Sourcefire
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