The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
UK
Rank 130 110 98
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 856 1079 1051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.94% 2.12% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 2.24% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 704 617
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £509 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £420
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 26
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.30 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.29 £50.99 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £13.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+63.63% -38.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Designer in the job title.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Designer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer within the UK.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Designer within the UK.

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Designer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Designer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Designer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -29 805 £400 - 173
London -12 407 £400 -4.76% 87
South East 0 170 £375 -6.25% 21
Hampshire +12 53 £400 -11.11% 4
East Midlands +34 51 £425 -2.85% 10
Berkshire -9 47 £350 -20.45% 6
City of London -50 46 £425 +11.47% 17
Yorkshire +13 45 £338 -4.92% 10
West Midlands -13 34 £500 +37.93% 8
Scotland +13 33 £325 -13.33% 4
East of England -28 32 £413 -8.33% 8
West Yorkshire +22 31 £250 -33.33% 6
Leeds +6 31 £250 -33.33% 5
North East -17 26 £390 -22.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 25 £388 -22.50% 2
Tyne and Wear -26 25 £388 -22.50% 2
South West -18 24 £443 +18.00% 12
Nottinghamshire +15 23 £488 +11.42% 6
Buckinghamshire +15 22 £335 -16.25% 2
Nottingham +10 20 £500 +14.28% 4
Northamptonshire +1 20 £388 -13.88% 1
North West -36 19 £400 +18.51% 15
Northampton 0 17 £400 +14.28%
Basingstoke +23 16 £160 -50.00%
Milton Keynes +14 15 £335 -16.25% 1
West Sussex +7 15 £325 -9.72%
Sheffield +10 14 £363 -22.87% 1
South Yorkshire +3 14 £363 +16.93% 2
Solihull -4 13 - - 1
Worthing - 13 £325 -

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Designer in the job title.

1 1032 (49.73%) User Experience
2 715 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
3 603 (29.06%) HTML
4 504 (24.29%) CSS
5 478 (23.04%) Wireframes
6 381 (18.36%) Prototyping
7 302 (14.55%) Photoshop
8 299 (14.41%) Adobe
9 297 (14.31%) Finance
10 221 (10.65%) Adobe Illustrator
11 206 (9.93%) JavaScript
12 198 (9.54%) Mobile App
13 184 (8.87%) Degree
14 178 (8.58%) Service Design
15 173 (8.34%) E-Commerce
16 158 (7.61%) Axure RP
17 156 (7.52%) Rapid Prototyping
18 151 (7.28%) Banking
19 147 (7.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 144 (6.94%) Marketing
21 136 (6.55%) HTML5
22 115 (5.54%) Scrum
23 113 (5.45%) Web Design
24 112 (5.40%) Microsoft
25 110 (5.30%) Security Cleared
26 109 (5.25%) Oracle
27 108 (5.20%) Retail
27 108 (5.20%) Typography
28 104 (5.01%) Analytics
29 103 (4.96%) Publishing

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 64 (3.08%) CMS
2 47 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 17 (0.82%) Marvel
4 16 (0.77%) WordPress
5 14 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (0.63%) Skype for Business
7 11 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (0.43%) Confluence
9 7 (0.34%) Apache
10 6 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
10 6 (0.29%) Joomla!
11 5 (0.24%) JBoss
11 5 (0.24%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.19%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.19%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.14%) Smallworld
13 3 (0.14%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.096%) Moodle
Applications
1 302 (14.55%) Photoshop
2 221 (10.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 147 (7.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 65 (3.13%) OmniGraffle
5 56 (2.70%) MS Excel
6 53 (2.55%) InVision
7 44 (2.12%) MS Office
8 39 (1.88%) InDesign
9 28 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
10 23 (1.11%) MS Visio
11 19 (0.92%) Fireworks
12 16 (0.77%) Adobe After Effects
13 15 (0.72%) Adobe Premiere
14 13 (0.63%) Flinto
15 12 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
16 11 (0.53%) AutoCAD
17 8 (0.39%) Acrobat
18 7 (0.34%) UXPin
19 6 (0.29%) CINEMA 4D
19 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (0.29%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.24%) SAP hybris
6 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.14%) Magento
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle BRM
7 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.14%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.096%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.096%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.048%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.048%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (1.78%) Office 365
3 22 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 22 (1.06%) Google Analytics
4 20 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.72%) GitHub
6 9 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
6 9 (0.43%) PaaS
6 9 (0.43%) SaaS
7 8 (0.39%) IaaS
8 3 (0.14%) Basecamp
8 3 (0.14%) Heroku
9 2 (0.096%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.048%) Akamai
10 1 (0.048%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.048%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.27%) Internet
2 40 (1.93%) Firewall
3 35 (1.69%) LAN
4 30 (1.45%) WAN
5 28 (1.35%) DNS
6 19 (0.92%) DHCP
6 19 (0.92%) Intranet
6 19 (0.92%) LDAP
7 18 (0.87%) NetScaler
8 14 (0.67%) SMTP
8 14 (0.67%) VLAN
9 13 (0.63%) BGP
10 12 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (0.53%) Network Security
11 11 (0.53%) Wireless
12 10 (0.48%) VPN
13 9 (0.43%) VoIP
13 9 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 50 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 44 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (1.40%) Big Data
5 27 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 21 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
7 18 (0.87%) Hadoop
8 15 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
9 13 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 13 (0.63%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.48%) Power BI
12 9 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Power View
12 9 (0.43%) MySQL
13 8 (0.39%) Data Mart
14 7 (0.34%) DB2
14 7 (0.34%) QlikView
15 6 (0.29%) BusinessObjects XI
15 6 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 158 (7.61%) Axure RP
2 38 (1.83%) Dreamweaver
3 31 (1.49%) JIRA
4 28 (1.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 16 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 14 (0.67%) Maven
7 13 (0.63%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.39%) Subversion
8 8 (0.39%) Talend Open Studio
9 7 (0.34%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.34%) JUnit
10 5 (0.24%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.24%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.19%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.19%) NCrunch
11 4 (0.19%) NUnit
11 4 (0.19%) ReSharper
11 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.14%) SoapUI
General
1 297 (14.31%) Finance
2 151 (7.28%) Banking
3 144 (6.94%) Marketing
4 108 (5.20%) Retail
5 103 (4.96%) Publishing
6 100 (4.82%) Telecoms
7 96 (4.63%) Legal
8 41 (1.98%) Billing
8 41 (1.98%) Games
9 29 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 25 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 23 (1.11%) Electronics
12 21 (1.01%) Advertising
13 16 (0.77%) Multimedia
14 11 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.29%) Automotive
15 6 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.19%) Front Office
16 4 (0.19%) Local Government
16 4 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 603 (29.06%) HTML
2 504 (24.29%) CSS
3 136 (6.55%) HTML5
4 77 (3.71%) jQuery
5 76 (3.66%) CSS3
6 58 (2.80%) .NET
7 41 (1.98%) Web Services
8 34 (1.64%) XML
9 31 (1.49%) Flash
10 22 (1.06%) Middleware
10 22 (1.06%) Sass
11 20 (0.96%) ASP.NET
11 20 (0.96%) WPF
12 18 (0.87%) AngularJS
13 17 (0.82%) WCF
14 16 (0.77%) J2EE
14 16 (0.77%) REST
15 15 (0.72%) OAuth
16 14 (0.67%) SOAP
17 13 (0.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1032 (49.73%) User Experience
2 198 (9.54%) Mobile App
3 102 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (4.19%) Visualisation
5 82 (3.95%) Social Media
6 54 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 39 (1.88%) Animation
7 39 (1.88%) Graphic Design
8 37 (1.78%) e-Learning
9 35 (1.69%) Data Centre
10 22 (1.06%) W3C
11 21 (1.01%) Motion Graphics
12 20 (0.96%) Video Editing
13 19 (0.92%) Fintech
14 18 (0.87%) SCORM
15 16 (0.77%) Learning Management System
16 13 (0.63%) Digital Media
16 13 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.63%) IVR
17 12 (0.58%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 83 (4.00%) Apple iOS
2 77 (3.71%) Android
3 73 (3.52%) Windows
4 37 (1.78%) Unix
5 30 (1.45%) Linux
6 22 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.34%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.24%) CentOS
12 2 (0.096%) AIX
12 2 (0.096%) Solaris
13 1 (0.048%) MVS
13 1 (0.048%) OS/400
13 1 (0.048%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.048%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 715 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (23.04%) Wireframes
3 381 (18.36%) Prototyping
4 178 (8.58%) Service Design
5 173 (8.34%) E-Commerce
6 156 (7.52%) Rapid Prototyping
7 115 (5.54%) Scrum
8 113 (5.45%) Web Design
9 108 (5.20%) Typography
10 104 (5.01%) Analytics
11 93 (4.48%) Front End Development
12 87 (4.19%) Responsive Web Design
12 87 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 70 (3.37%) CRM
13 70 (3.37%) Information Architecture
14 68 (3.28%) SEO
15 67 (3.23%) Data Modelling
16 65 (3.13%) Web Application Development
17 60 (2.89%) Migration
17 60 (2.89%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 206 (9.93%) JavaScript
2 91 (4.39%) Java
3 71 (3.42%) SQL
4 41 (1.98%) C#
5 24 (1.16%) PL/SQL
6 21 (1.01%) PowerShell
6 21 (1.01%) Shell Script
7 17 (0.82%) PHP
8 12 (0.58%) C
9 9 (0.43%) VB
10 6 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.24%) Python
11 5 (0.24%) XAML
12 4 (0.19%) XPath
13 3 (0.14%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.14%) RPG
13 3 (0.14%) RPG IV
14 2 (0.096%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.096%) C++
14 2 (0.096%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 184 (8.87%) Degree
2 110 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 79 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (1.30%) CCNP
6 24 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
7 22 (1.06%) CCNA
8 12 (0.58%) AWS Certification
8 12 (0.58%) CCDP
9 11 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.48%) CCDA
11 8 (0.39%) CISSP
12 7 (0.34%) CCIE
12 7 (0.34%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.24%) JNCIA
14 5 (0.24%) MCSE
15 4 (0.19%) CISMP
15 4 (0.19%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.55%) QA
2 17 (0.82%) SLA
3 15 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.53%) WCAG
5 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.24%) COBIT
7 4 (0.19%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.096%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.048%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.048%) GDPR
9 1 (0.048%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.048%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 19 (0.92%) Hyper-V
3 11 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (0.48%) VMware ESX
4 10 (0.48%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (0.43%) XenServer
6 8 (0.39%) Docker
7 7 (0.34%) Firmware
7 7 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.048%) HDFS
9 1 (0.048%) IAG
9 1 (0.048%) KVM
9 1 (0.048%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.048%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (0.77%) SCCM
2 11 (0.53%) SCOM
3 8 (0.39%) Amdocs OSS
4 5 (0.24%) Netcool
4 5 (0.24%) OpenAM
5 4 (0.19%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.19%) Puppet
5 4 (0.19%) Rancher
6 3 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.14%) Kibana
6 3 (0.14%) OpenIDM
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.096%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.096%) OpenSSO
7 2 (0.096%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.096%) Simpana
8 1 (0.048%) Cisco CME
8 1 (0.048%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.048%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.048%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 299 (14.41%) Adobe
2 112 (5.40%) Microsoft
3 109 (5.25%) Oracle
4 73 (3.52%) Cisco
5 37 (1.78%) Juniper
6 35 (1.69%) VMware
7 30 (1.45%) SAP
8 25 (1.20%) Google
8 25 (1.20%) IBM
9 23 (1.11%) Red Hat
10 19 (0.92%) Netezza
11 15 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.67%) CheckPoint
12 14 (0.67%) Citrix
13 11 (0.53%) Informatica
14 10 (0.48%) ClickTale
14 10 (0.48%) F5
14 10 (0.48%) Omniture
15 8 (0.39%) Splunk
15 8 (0.39%) Talend
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