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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 63 83 90
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 71 60 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.38% 2.00% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 2.17% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 43 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £222 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £157.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -85.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+35.55% -2.17%
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
2798 2771 1947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.80% 92.49% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1754 1789 1173
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 196 143
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Designer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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 +4 37 £425 -10.52% 9
Devon +7 11 £375 +97.36%
Gloucestershire 0 10 £375 +7.14%
Bristol -1 9 £313 -16.66% 3
Somerset +13 1 - - 1
Designer
England

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 54 (36.73%) Security Cleared
2 53 (36.05%) User Experience
3 43 (29.25%) SC Cleared
4 38 (25.85%) HTML
4 38 (25.85%) Finance
5 30 (20.41%) CSS
6 23 (15.65%) Photoshop
6 23 (15.65%) Cisco
6 23 (15.65%) Adobe Illustrator
6 23 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (14.97%) Linux
8 21 (14.29%) HTML5
9 20 (13.61%) Banking
10 17 (11.56%) DV Cleared
10 17 (11.56%) CSS3
10 17 (11.56%) Web Design
11 16 (10.88%) Adobe
11 16 (10.88%) Web Development
12 14 (9.52%) Information Architecture
12 14 (9.52%) Windows
12 14 (9.52%) Oracle
12 14 (9.52%) Fireworks
13 13 (8.84%) Usability Testing
14 12 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (8.16%) SIEM
14 12 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (8.16%) Active Directory
14 12 (8.16%) TCP/IP
15 11 (7.48%) Microsoft
15 11 (7.48%) Sun

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (3.40%) Apache
2 4 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.36%) IIS
4 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) WordPress
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (15.65%) Photoshop
1 23 (15.65%) Adobe Illustrator
2 14 (9.52%) Fireworks
3 8 (5.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.72%) InDesign
5 3 (2.04%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.68%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.68%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Summit
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) GitHub
2 3 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.16%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.12%) Network Security
3 8 (5.44%) WAN
4 7 (4.76%) VPN
4 7 (4.76%) Firewall
5 6 (4.08%) H.323
5 6 (4.08%) Internet
6 5 (3.40%) OSPF
6 5 (3.40%) BGP
6 5 (3.40%) LAN
6 5 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.72%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.72%) IPv4
7 4 (2.72%) IPv6
7 4 (2.72%) VoIP
7 4 (2.72%) MPLS
7 4 (2.72%) IPsec
8 3 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.72%) MongoDB
1 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (2.72%) MySQL
1 4 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.36%) Xcelsius
2 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (1.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.36%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.68%) Star Schema
3 1 (0.68%) DB2
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Axure RP
2 5 (3.40%) Cucumber
3 4 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.72%) PHPUnit
4 3 (2.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.68%) ERwin
General
1 38 (25.85%) Finance
2 20 (13.61%) Banking
3 10 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.44%) Retail
5 7 (4.76%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.72%) Marketing
7 3 (2.04%) Billing
8 2 (1.36%) Publishing
8 2 (1.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (25.85%) HTML
2 30 (20.41%) CSS
3 21 (14.29%) HTML5
4 17 (11.56%) CSS3
5 5 (3.40%) JSON
5 5 (3.40%) RESTful
6 4 (2.72%) Leaflet
6 4 (2.72%) jQuery
6 4 (2.72%) Zend Framework
6 4 (2.72%) Doctrine
6 4 (2.72%) Flask
7 3 (2.04%) XML
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.68%) .NET
8 1 (0.68%) J2EE
8 1 (0.68%) Flash
8 1 (0.68%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (36.05%) User Experience
2 11 (7.48%) Graphic Design
3 6 (4.08%) Online Banking
3 6 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.72%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (2.72%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.72%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.36%) iPad
6 2 (1.36%) Social Media
6 2 (1.36%) Video Editing
6 2 (1.36%) W3C
7 1 (0.68%) VHDL
7 1 (0.68%) Verilog
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) IVR
7 1 (0.68%) DTV
7 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.68%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.97%) Linux
2 14 (9.52%) Windows
3 12 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (7.48%) Solaris
5 4 (2.72%) CentOS
6 3 (2.04%) Android
7 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (11.56%) Web Design
3 16 (10.88%) Web Development
4 14 (9.52%) Information Architecture
5 13 (8.84%) Usability Testing
6 12 (8.16%) SIEM
7 8 (5.44%) Identity Management
8 7 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.08%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (2.72%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (2.72%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (2.72%) ITIL
10 4 (2.72%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (2.72%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.04%) Risk Management
11 3 (2.04%) Data Modelling
11 3 (2.04%) Asset Management
11 3 (2.04%) Content Management
12 2 (1.36%) Web Application Development
12 2 (1.36%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.48%) JavaScript
1 11 (7.48%) Perl
2 7 (4.76%) Java
3 5 (3.40%) Python
3 5 (3.40%) Ruby
4 4 (2.72%) PHP
4 4 (2.72%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.04%) SQL
6 2 (1.36%) C
7 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (36.73%) Security Cleared
2 43 (29.25%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.56%) DV Cleared
4 11 (7.48%) RHCE
5 10 (6.80%) ISSAP
5 10 (6.80%) ISSMP
5 10 (6.80%) Degree
5 10 (6.80%) CISM
5 10 (6.80%) CISSP
6 9 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.08%) JNCIS
7 6 (4.08%) CCNP
8 3 (2.04%) CCNA
8 3 (2.04%) HND
9 1 (0.68%) CCA
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.68%) MCSE
9 1 (0.68%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) QA
1 2 (1.36%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.36%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.48%) Samba
3 1 (0.68%) NFS
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) Vagrant
1 4 (2.72%) Puppet
1 4 (2.72%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.68%) WSUS
2 1 (0.68%) SCOM
2 1 (0.68%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (15.65%) Cisco
2 16 (10.88%) Adobe
3 14 (9.52%) Oracle
4 11 (7.48%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.48%) Sun
4 11 (7.48%) SAP
5 8 (5.44%) Unisys
6 6 (4.08%) Tandberg
6 6 (4.08%) Juniper
7 4 (2.72%) Zend
7 4 (2.72%) ICL
8 3 (2.04%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.04%) McAfee
8 3 (2.04%) F5
9 2 (1.36%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.36%) Avaya
10 1 (0.68%) Cadence
10 1 (0.68%) VMware
10 1 (0.68%) CA
10 1 (0.68%) Apple
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