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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 108 122 110
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1212 999 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.18% 1.79% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 1.89% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 593 668
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 27
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £15.97 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.00 £47.00 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £29.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +30.00%

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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +22 1127 £400 - 237
London +31 534 £413 +3.12% 90
South East +19 279 £375 -6.25% 43
Hampshire +40 80 £456 +1.38% 7
Berkshire -23 70 £388 -3.12% 9
City of London +5 65 £393 -1.87% 19
North West +6 61 £403 +11.03% 25
West Sussex +13 59 £325 -9.40% 5
South West +1 57 £363 +3.57% 14
Scotland -31 57 £405 +1.25% 11
East of England +10 56 £413 +10.00% 8
West Midlands +7 48 £388 +10.71% 13
Yorkshire -4 48 £425 -9.33% 28
Worthing -9 37 £285 -26.92% 1
Hook +28 36 £465 +9.41% 1
Edinburgh -13 36 £405 +11.72% 8
Cheshire +13 31 £413 +40.42% 3
Wiltshire +7 31 £363 -3.33% 1
North East -27 29 £420 -13.84% 4
West Yorkshire -6 28 £375 -20.00% 22
Leeds -13 27 £375 -21.05% 19
Swindon +22 26 £363 -31.79%
Surrey +15 25 £488 +8.33% 3
Buckinghamshire +24 24 £344 +3.77% 5
Tyne and Wear -30 24 £450 -10.00% 3
East Midlands +5 23 £425 -5.55% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 22 £450 -10.00% 1
Slough +4 20 £470 +1.62%
Bristol +2 18 £363 +3.57% 7
Reading -7 18 £375 -9.09% 2

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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.

1 970 (41.24%) User Experience
2 656 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
3 586 (24.91%) HTML
4 480 (20.41%) CSS
5 356 (15.14%) Adobe
6 312 (13.27%) Photoshop
7 304 (12.93%) Finance
8 264 (11.22%) JavaScript
9 259 (11.01%) Adobe Illustrator
10 253 (10.76%) Security Cleared
11 204 (8.67%) Mobile App
12 181 (7.70%) SC Cleared
13 179 (7.61%) Axure RP
14 175 (7.44%) HTML5
14 175 (7.44%) Banking
15 171 (7.27%) Telecoms
16 161 (6.85%) Degree
17 148 (6.29%) E-Commerce
18 146 (6.21%) Oracle
19 140 (5.95%) Web Design
20 138 (5.87%) Cisco
21 134 (5.70%) Java
22 131 (5.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
23 130 (5.53%) SOA
24 129 (5.48%) Retail
25 128 (5.44%) Front End Development
26 121 (5.14%) Responsive Web Design
27 116 (4.93%) Microsoft
28 114 (4.85%) Migration
29 106 (4.51%) Scrum

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 55 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 48 (2.04%) CMS
3 41 (1.74%) WebSphere
4 24 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 18 (0.77%) JBoss
6 17 (0.72%) Confluence
6 17 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
7 14 (0.60%) WordPress
8 13 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (0.55%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.47%) Apache ServiceMix
9 11 (0.47%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.47%) WebLogic
10 10 (0.43%) Apache
10 10 (0.43%) MQSeries
11 9 (0.38%) SAS
12 8 (0.34%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.30%) Node.js
Applications
1 312 (13.27%) Photoshop
2 259 (11.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 131 (5.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 72 (3.06%) OmniGraffle
5 58 (2.47%) MS Excel
6 47 (2.00%) MS Office
7 34 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
8 32 (1.36%) MS Visio
9 30 (1.28%) InDesign
10 29 (1.23%) Fireworks
11 18 (0.77%) Adobe After Effects
12 16 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
13 15 (0.64%) CINEMA 4D
14 13 (0.55%) AutoCAD
15 9 (0.38%) Acrobat
16 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
17 5 (0.21%) 3ds Max
17 5 (0.21%) Vectorworks
18 2 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
18 2 (0.085%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 14 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.30%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.13%) BigMachines
5 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.13%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.085%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.085%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.085%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.085%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.085%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.085%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.085%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.085%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.81%) Office 365
2 17 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 12 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.38%) SaaS
7 8 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.13%) HP Helion
8 3 (0.13%) IaaS
8 3 (0.13%) PaaS
9 2 (0.085%) GitHub
9 2 (0.085%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.085%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.043%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.043%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.043%) Responsys
10 1 (0.043%) Silverpop
10 1 (0.043%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 79 (3.36%) Firewall
2 73 (3.10%) WAN
3 70 (2.98%) VPN
4 64 (2.72%) BGP
5 62 (2.64%) MPLS
6 49 (2.08%) Internet
7 47 (2.00%) OSPF
8 43 (1.83%) LAN
9 42 (1.79%) IPsec
10 24 (1.02%) Network Security
11 23 (0.98%) HTTP
12 19 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (0.81%) DWDM
12 19 (0.81%) EIGRP
13 18 (0.77%) 4G
13 18 (0.77%) DNS
13 18 (0.77%) SAN
14 17 (0.72%) ATM
14 17 (0.72%) MVNO
14 17 (0.72%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 44 (1.87%) Oracle Database
3 33 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 29 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 20 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 16 (0.68%) Big Data
8 13 (0.55%) DB2
9 12 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.51%) RDBMS
10 11 (0.47%) QlikView
10 11 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.34%) GIS
14 7 (0.30%) Data Mart
14 7 (0.30%) MySQL
15 6 (0.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 179 (7.61%) Axure RP
2 33 (1.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 25 (1.06%) JIRA
4 20 (0.85%) SoapUI
5 18 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 17 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
7 15 (0.64%) Jenkins
7 15 (0.64%) Maven
8 13 (0.55%) Cucumber
9 12 (0.51%) JUnit
10 11 (0.47%) Subversion
11 10 (0.43%) ClearCase
11 10 (0.43%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.43%) XMLSpy
12 9 (0.38%) Jasmine
13 8 (0.34%) NCrunch
13 8 (0.34%) NUnit
14 7 (0.30%) Selenium
14 7 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 304 (12.93%) Finance
2 175 (7.44%) Banking
3 171 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 129 (5.48%) Retail
5 89 (3.78%) Marketing
5 89 (3.78%) Publishing
6 55 (2.34%) Legal
7 44 (1.87%) Investment Banking
8 37 (1.57%) Games
9 24 (1.02%) Multimedia
10 21 (0.89%) Billing
11 19 (0.81%) Back Office
12 15 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.60%) Electronics
14 12 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.43%) Advertising
16 8 (0.34%) Military
17 7 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.21%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.21%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (24.91%) HTML
2 480 (20.41%) CSS
3 175 (7.44%) HTML5
4 106 (4.51%) Web Services
5 96 (4.08%) CSS3
5 96 (4.08%) jQuery
6 76 (3.23%) XML
7 72 (3.06%) .NET
8 67 (2.85%) SOAP
9 61 (2.59%) Middleware
10 58 (2.47%) AngularJS
11 45 (1.91%) XSD
12 41 (1.74%) REST
12 41 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 40 (1.70%) Flash
14 39 (1.66%) WSDL
15 30 (1.28%) ASP.NET
16 29 (1.23%) JSON
17 24 (1.02%) Ajax
17 24 (1.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 970 (41.24%) User Experience
2 204 (8.67%) Mobile App
3 85 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (2.64%) Visualisation
5 56 (2.38%) Graphic Design
6 46 (1.96%) e-Learning
7 41 (1.74%) Data Centre
7 41 (1.74%) Social Media
8 31 (1.32%) Animation
9 28 (1.19%) Management Information System
10 27 (1.15%) Digital Media
11 23 (0.98%) Photography
11 23 (0.98%) W3C
12 22 (0.94%) Fixed Income
13 20 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 19 (0.81%) Psychology
15 16 (0.68%) DataPower
15 16 (0.68%) Mainframe
16 11 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
17 10 (0.43%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 100 (4.25%) Android
2 96 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 76 (3.23%) Linux
4 68 (2.89%) Windows
5 42 (1.79%) Unix
6 20 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (0.72%) Windows 10
8 17 (0.72%) Windows Server
9 14 (0.60%) AIX
10 13 (0.55%) Solaris
11 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.17%) CentOS
12 4 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.085%) HPUX
13 2 (0.085%) zOS
14 1 (0.043%) CatOS
14 1 (0.043%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 656 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (6.29%) E-Commerce
3 140 (5.95%) Web Design
4 130 (5.53%) SOA
5 128 (5.44%) Front End Development
6 121 (5.14%) Responsive Web Design
7 114 (4.85%) Migration
8 106 (4.51%) Scrum
9 101 (4.29%) Rapid Prototyping
10 100 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 98 (4.17%) Usability Testing
12 95 (4.04%) Project Management
13 94 (4.00%) Typography
14 92 (3.91%) Information Architecture
15 86 (3.66%) CRM
16 83 (3.53%) Analytics
17 75 (3.19%) UX Design
18 68 (2.89%) Service Design
19 64 (2.72%) User Stories
20 59 (2.51%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 264 (11.22%) JavaScript
2 134 (5.70%) Java
3 86 (3.66%) SQL
4 49 (2.08%) C#
5 22 (0.94%) PowerShell
6 19 (0.81%) Shell Script
7 18 (0.77%) PHP
8 15 (0.64%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.43%) T-SQL
10 9 (0.38%) ActionScript
10 9 (0.38%) COBOL
11 8 (0.34%) C
11 8 (0.34%) Python
12 6 (0.26%) Groovy
13 5 (0.21%) Lisp
13 5 (0.21%) Perl
13 5 (0.21%) XAML
14 4 (0.17%) ActionScript 3.0
14 4 (0.17%) C++
14 4 (0.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 253 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 181 (7.70%) SC Cleared
3 161 (6.85%) Degree
4 78 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (3.06%) CCNP
6 57 (2.42%) DV Cleared
7 21 (0.89%) CCDP
8 18 (0.77%) JNCIS
9 17 (0.72%) JNCIP
10 16 (0.68%) CIPD
11 15 (0.64%) CCIE
12 13 (0.55%) JNCIA
13 11 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (0.47%) CISSP
14 10 (0.43%) CCNA
15 7 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
15 7 (0.30%) ISEB
16 6 (0.26%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (0.26%) CISM
16 6 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (1.74%) QA
2 25 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.38%) HL7
4 8 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.34%) SEPA
5 5 (0.21%) NEBOSH
6 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.17%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.085%) COBIT
7 2 (0.085%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.043%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.043%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.043%) SLA
8 1 (0.043%) WAI
8 1 (0.043%) WCAG
System Software
1 46 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.81%) vSphere
4 8 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.21%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.17%) HDFS
6 4 (0.17%) Samba
6 4 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.13%) XenServer
8 2 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.085%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.043%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.043%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.043%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.043%) iptables
9 1 (0.043%) Snort
9 1 (0.043%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 15 (0.64%) SCCM
2 14 (0.60%) SCOM
3 10 (0.43%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 7 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.30%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.26%) NetBackup
5 6 (0.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 5 (0.21%) Puppet
7 4 (0.17%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.13%) Nagios
8 3 (0.13%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.13%) OpenIDM
8 3 (0.13%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.13%) SCSM
8 3 (0.13%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.085%) Netcool
9 2 (0.085%) OPNET
9 2 (0.085%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 356 (15.14%) Adobe
2 146 (6.21%) Oracle
3 138 (5.87%) Cisco
4 116 (4.93%) Microsoft
5 79 (3.36%) Juniper
6 65 (2.76%) IBM
7 55 (2.34%) VMware
8 44 (1.87%) Red Hat
9 37 (1.57%) CheckPoint
10 27 (1.15%) SAP
11 22 (0.94%) HP
12 20 (0.85%) Apple
12 20 (0.85%) BT
12 20 (0.85%) Google
13 19 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
14 18 (0.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 18 (0.77%) Remedy
15 17 (0.72%) Nortel
16 16 (0.68%) Citrix
17 14 (0.60%) Twitter
Warwickshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500.00 - £560.00 per day
Posted: 29 minutes ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £400/ day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Vodafone
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Send
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Colne, Lancashire
Send
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
FDM Group
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Searchability
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Searchability
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £23000 - £24000 Per Annum pro rata
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Posted: 7 days ago
Northumberland
BMC Recruitment Group
Rate: £20,000 - £30,000 per year + pension scheme, shares, flexible working
Posted: 7 days ago
Tyne and Wear
BMC Recruitment Group
Rate: £20,000 - £30,000 per year + pension scheme, shares, flexible working hours, etc
Posted: 7 days ago