The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 98 114 97
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1160 931 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 1.77% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 1.91% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 563 622
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 14
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £15.20 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 £42.70 £39.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £28.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-24.34% +19.79%

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Designer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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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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
England +16 1038 £375 +3.09% 232
London +1 462 £375 - 86
South East +8 191 £420 +20.00% 32
City of London -19 101 £400 +10.34% 26
Berkshire +30 90 £425 +41.66% 11
Scotland +20 82 £400 -1.84% 3
East of England +16 78 £350 +40.00% 21
North West +17 64 £350 -16.16% 30
South West -11 64 £425 +11.40% 16
Edinburgh +20 54 £400 -8.57% 2
Yorkshire +21 51 £300 - 22
East Midlands +20 49 £300 -14.28% 11
North East -4 41 £380 +171.42% 2
Tyne and Wear -6 40 £378 +169.64% 2
West Yorkshire +14 38 £275 -35.29% 10
West Midlands +1 37 £400 +100.00% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 36 £380 +280.00% 2
Hertfordshire -15 34 £350 +40.00% 7
Leeds +16 32 £275 -31.25% 7
Wiltshire +5 32 £523 +15.59% 8
Norfolk +18 31 £425 +39.34% 2
Watford +19 29 £350 - 1
Manchester +12 24 £338 +3.84% 14
Surrey -5 23 £425 +13.33% 5
Hampshire -25 23 £413 -2.94% 3
Northamptonshire +13 22 £364 - 4
Northampton +12 19 £364 - 2
Norwich +8 19 £425 +39.34% 2
Cheshire +8 19 £420 +2.37% 9
Wales -5 19 £363 -23.68% 3

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 847 (38.03%) User Experience
2 654 (29.37%) HTML
3 585 (26.27%) CSS
4 503 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
5 493 (22.14%) Photoshop
6 376 (16.88%) Adobe Illustrator
7 361 (16.21%) Adobe
8 306 (13.74%) JavaScript
9 255 (11.45%) Finance
10 228 (10.24%) HTML5
11 216 (9.70%) Axure RP
12 179 (8.04%) Marketing
13 173 (7.77%) jQuery
14 166 (7.45%) Mobile App
15 165 (7.41%) Degree
16 161 (7.23%) Java
17 156 (7.00%) Banking
18 155 (6.96%) Oracle
19 153 (6.87%) Security Cleared
20 150 (6.74%) E-Commerce
21 148 (6.65%) Retail
22 135 (6.06%) CSS3
23 133 (5.97%) Web Design
24 124 (5.57%) Windows
25 119 (5.34%) Microsoft
26 115 (5.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
27 112 (5.03%) Flash
28 111 (4.98%) .NET
28 111 (4.98%) SQL
29 108 (4.85%) Telecoms

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 57 (2.56%) CMS
2 50 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 41 (1.84%) Apache
4 39 (1.75%) WebSphere
5 24 (1.08%) JBoss
6 16 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 14 (0.63%) Lync
7 14 (0.63%) Node.js
8 12 (0.54%) FileNet
9 11 (0.49%) Drupal
9 11 (0.49%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.45%) WordPress
10 10 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.40%) CICS
12 8 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.31%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 493 (22.14%) Photoshop
2 376 (16.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 115 (5.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 78 (3.50%) InDesign
5 74 (3.32%) OmniGraffle
6 62 (2.78%) Fireworks
7 48 (2.16%) Adobe After Effects
8 44 (1.98%) MS Office
9 42 (1.89%) MS Excel
10 31 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
11 30 (1.35%) MS Visio
12 15 (0.67%) Adobe Captivate
13 13 (0.58%) CINEMA 4D
14 11 (0.49%) AutoCAD
15 8 (0.36%) Acrobat
16 4 (0.18%) MS Project
17 3 (0.13%) Maya
18 2 (0.090%) QuarkXPress
18 2 (0.090%) InfoPath
18 2 (0.090%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 16 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.31%) WebTrends
4 7 (0.31%) CSG Singleview
4 7 (0.31%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.31%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
5 6 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.22%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.18%) Magento
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.13%) Exstream
8 3 (0.13%) Siebel Analytics
8 3 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.31%) IaaS
2 6 (0.27%) SaaS
3 5 (0.22%) Office 365
3 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.13%) Force.com
5 3 (0.13%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.090%) PaaS
6 2 (0.090%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.045%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.07%) Firewall
2 36 (1.62%) Internet
3 29 (1.30%) DNS
4 28 (1.26%) SAN
5 27 (1.21%) Intranet
5 27 (1.21%) WAN
6 24 (1.08%) LAN
7 23 (1.03%) Network Security
8 22 (0.99%) 3G
9 20 (0.90%) LDAP
10 19 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (0.85%) LTE
11 16 (0.72%) VoLTE
12 15 (0.67%) VPN
13 14 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
14 12 (0.54%) TCP/IP
15 11 (0.49%) NAS
15 11 (0.49%) SSH
16 10 (0.45%) 2G
16 10 (0.45%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 29 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.08%) MySQL
6 18 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (0.81%) DB2
7 17 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (0.54%) RDBMS
9 11 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (0.40%) DTS
12 8 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.31%) QlikView
13 7 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.31%) IDOL
14 6 (0.27%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 216 (9.70%) Axure RP
2 90 (4.04%) Dreamweaver
3 48 (2.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 21 (0.94%) Git (software)
5 20 (0.90%) Visual Studio
6 17 (0.76%) Subversion
7 15 (0.67%) PHPUnit
8 12 (0.54%) JIRA
8 12 (0.54%) ERwin
9 11 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Blend
11 7 (0.31%) ReSharper
11 7 (0.31%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.27%) Xcode
12 6 (0.27%) Selenium
13 5 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
13 5 (0.22%) GCC
13 5 (0.22%) NUnit
13 5 (0.22%) Maven
General
1 255 (11.45%) Finance
2 179 (8.04%) Marketing
3 156 (7.00%) Banking
4 148 (6.65%) Retail
5 108 (4.85%) Telecoms
6 107 (4.80%) Publishing
7 67 (3.01%) Legal
8 36 (1.62%) Games
9 35 (1.57%) Billing
10 34 (1.53%) Advertising
11 30 (1.35%) Retail Banking
12 23 (1.03%) Investment Banking
13 19 (0.85%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.67%) Multimedia
14 15 (0.67%) Automotive
15 13 (0.58%) Electronics
16 10 (0.45%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.31%) General Ledger
18 6 (0.27%) Local Government
18 6 (0.27%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 654 (29.37%) HTML
2 585 (26.27%) CSS
3 228 (10.24%) HTML5
4 173 (7.77%) jQuery
5 135 (6.06%) CSS3
6 112 (5.03%) Flash
7 111 (4.98%) .NET
8 83 (3.73%) Web Services
9 73 (3.28%) XML
10 61 (2.74%) XHTML
11 39 (1.75%) Ajax
11 39 (1.75%) AngularJS
12 38 (1.71%) Middleware
13 37 (1.66%) ASP.NET
14 30 (1.35%) J2EE
14 30 (1.35%) XSLT
15 28 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (1.08%) Hibernate
17 23 (1.03%) JSF
18 22 (0.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 847 (38.03%) User Experience
2 166 (7.45%) Mobile App
3 108 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (4.13%) Social Media
5 79 (3.55%) Graphic Design
6 50 (2.25%) E-Learning
7 43 (1.93%) W3C
8 38 (1.71%) Visualisation
9 29 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 28 (1.26%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.21%) Mainframe
11 27 (1.21%) Animation
12 24 (1.08%) Data Integration
13 18 (0.81%) iPhone
14 17 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
15 16 (0.72%) Open Source
15 16 (0.72%) Online Banking
15 16 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (0.72%) Digital Media
16 14 (0.63%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 124 (5.57%) Windows
2 102 (4.58%) Android
3 99 (4.45%) Apple iOS
4 84 (3.77%) Linux
5 46 (2.07%) UNIX
6 29 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (0.76%) CentOS
8 16 (0.72%) Solaris
9 14 (0.63%) AIX
10 13 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.22%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.18%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.18%) zOS
16 3 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.090%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.090%) MVS
17 2 (0.090%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (6.74%) E-Commerce
3 133 (5.97%) Web Design
4 108 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 99 (4.45%) SOA
6 96 (4.31%) UX Design
7 88 (3.95%) Scrum
7 88 (3.95%) Responsive Web Design
8 81 (3.64%) Information Architecture
8 81 (3.64%) ITIL
9 78 (3.50%) Usability Testing
10 74 (3.32%) Rapid Prototyping
11 73 (3.28%) Data Modelling
12 69 (3.10%) Project Management
13 61 (2.74%) UML
14 60 (2.69%) SEO
14 60 (2.69%) Web Development
15 52 (2.33%) ETL
16 47 (2.11%) CRM
17 44 (1.98%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 306 (13.74%) JavaScript
2 161 (7.23%) Java
3 111 (4.98%) SQL
4 54 (2.42%) C#
5 38 (1.71%) PHP
6 22 (0.99%) ActionScript
7 20 (0.90%) PL/SQL
8 17 (0.76%) XPath
9 15 (0.67%) Perl
9 15 (0.67%) C++
10 13 (0.58%) C
11 12 (0.54%) VB.NET
11 12 (0.54%) ActionScript 3.0
12 9 (0.40%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.36%) Objective-C
14 7 (0.31%) XAML
14 7 (0.31%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.27%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.22%) Python
16 5 (0.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 165 (7.41%) Degree
2 153 (6.87%) Security Cleared
3 107 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.85%) CISSP
6 16 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.40%) CCNP
9 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.22%) CCIE
11 4 (0.18%) CCA
11 4 (0.18%) MCSE
12 3 (0.13%) MCP
12 3 (0.13%) CCSP
12 3 (0.13%) MCTS
13 2 (0.090%) HND
13 2 (0.090%) VCP5
13 2 (0.090%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.090%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.48%) QA
2 17 (0.76%) COBIT
3 12 (0.54%) SLA
4 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.40%) WAI
6 6 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.22%) WCAG
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.045%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.045%) FATCA
9 1 (0.045%) Section 508
System Software
1 33 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.45%) XenApp
5 6 (0.27%) ProxySG
6 5 (0.22%) OpenSSH
7 4 (0.18%) SRDF
7 4 (0.18%) Xen
7 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.13%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.13%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.090%) XenServer
10 1 (0.045%) qmail
10 1 (0.045%) vSphere
10 1 (0.045%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.045%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.045%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.045%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (0.76%) SCCM
2 4 (0.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 4 (0.18%) Ansible
3 3 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.13%) SCOM
3 3 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.090%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.090%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (0.090%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.090%) Control-M
4 2 (0.090%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.045%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.045%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.045%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.045%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.045%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.045%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.045%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.045%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 361 (16.21%) Adobe
2 155 (6.96%) Oracle
3 119 (5.34%) Microsoft
4 59 (2.65%) Cisco
5 49 (2.20%) IBM
6 44 (1.98%) SAP
7 40 (1.80%) VMware
8 32 (1.44%) Informatica
9 29 (1.30%) Juniper
10 26 (1.17%) HP
11 23 (1.03%) Citrix
12 20 (0.90%) webMethods
13 18 (0.81%) Blue Coat
13 18 (0.81%) Google
13 18 (0.81%) Zend
14 16 (0.72%) Orchard
14 16 (0.72%) Apple
14 16 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (0.67%) EMC
15 15 (0.67%) Siebel
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