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 1 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 102 116 117
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1098 946 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.94% 1.77% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 1.91% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 525 555
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £181 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 16
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £15.05 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-2.32% -10.41%

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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +12 991 £354 +1.07% 251
London +22 509 £375 +2.73% 109
South East +13 199 £350 -6.66% 37
City of London -4 135 £375 +15.38% 34
Berkshire +31 109 £350 - 11
Scotland +12 77 £423 +1.80% 8
South West -30 57 £425 +8.62% 18
North West -14 53 £363 +20.83% 20
Yorkshire +16 40 £160 -45.76% 28
East Midlands +12 40 £275 -21.42% 12
East of England -18 40 £288 -12.87% 19
Hampshire -19 38 £350 -13.04% 8
West Yorkshire +24 37 £160 -50.00% 16
Leeds +26 33 £160 -28.88% 12
Edinburgh -8 30 £440 +6.02% 6
Stirling - 27 £420 -
Northamptonshire +19 22 £364 - 2
Wiltshire -20 22 £525 +31.25% 6
Northampton +23 20 £364 - 2
Reading +13 20 £375 +19.04% 3
West Midlands -5 20 £300 +59.78% 4
Manchester -13 20 £345 +9.52% 10
Hertfordshire -15 18 £250 -13.04% 6
Buckinghamshire +8 17 £350 -12.50% 4
Bracknell +7 16 £313 -16.66%
Devon 0 16 £400 +113.90% 2
North East -5 16 £375 +108.33% 4
Tyne and Wear -9 16 £375 +108.33% 3
Lancashire -7 15 £325 +8.33% 1
Exeter - 15 £400 -

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 632 (30.07%) HTML
2 565 (26.88%) CSS
3 506 (24.07%) Photoshop
4 423 (20.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 398 (18.93%) Adobe
6 268 (12.75%) JavaScript
7 252 (11.99%) Finance
8 232 (11.04%) HTML5
9 224 (10.66%) Axure RP
10 214 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
11 186 (8.85%) Mobile App
12 185 (8.80%) Marketing
13 169 (8.04%) Degree
14 167 (7.94%) jQuery
15 161 (7.66%) Oracle
16 153 (7.28%) Java
17 145 (6.90%) Retail
18 143 (6.80%) Windows
19 139 (6.61%) CSS3
20 135 (6.42%) E-Commerce
21 130 (6.18%) Banking
21 130 (6.18%) Web Design
22 125 (5.95%) Android
23 124 (5.90%) Security Cleared
24 122 (5.80%) Flash
25 119 (5.66%) Microsoft
26 114 (5.42%) Responsive Web Design
27 113 (5.38%) SQL
28 109 (5.19%) InDesign
29 105 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 62 (2.95%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.33%) CMS
3 41 (1.95%) WebSphere
4 26 (1.24%) Apache
5 22 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 16 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
7 12 (0.57%) FileNet
7 12 (0.57%) MS Exchange
7 12 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (0.52%) CICS
8 11 (0.52%) WordPress
9 10 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.43%) SAS
10 9 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.43%) Node.js
11 8 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
11 8 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.38%) IIS
12 7 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 506 (24.07%) Photoshop
2 423 (20.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 109 (5.19%) InDesign
4 92 (4.38%) OmniGraffle
5 68 (3.24%) Adobe After Effects
6 62 (2.95%) Fireworks
7 46 (2.19%) MS Excel
8 42 (2.00%) MS Office
9 33 (1.57%) MS Visio
10 31 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
11 11 (0.52%) AutoCAD
11 11 (0.52%) CINEMA 4D
12 9 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.29%) MS Project
13 6 (0.29%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.24%) 3ds Max
15 4 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
15 4 (0.19%) Maya
15 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
16 2 (0.095%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 21 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.33%) CSG Singleview
3 7 (0.33%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.33%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
5 5 (0.24%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.24%) Magento
5 5 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.19%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.14%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.14%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.43%) SaaS
2 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.19%) Force.com
3 4 (0.19%) Office 365
4 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.095%) PaaS
5 2 (0.095%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.095%) Pure360
6 1 (0.048%) IaaS
6 1 (0.048%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.048%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.28%) Firewall
2 47 (2.24%) Internet
3 25 (1.19%) SAN
3 25 (1.19%) WAN
4 22 (1.05%) LAN
4 22 (1.05%) DNS
5 19 (0.90%) Intranet
5 19 (0.90%) Network Security
6 18 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (0.86%) LDAP
7 14 (0.67%) VPN
7 14 (0.67%) VoLTE
8 13 (0.62%) LTE
9 12 (0.57%) HTTP
10 10 (0.48%) 3G
11 9 (0.43%) NAS
12 8 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.38%) DHCP
13 7 (0.33%) MPLS
13 7 (0.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 55 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (1.81%) Oracle Database
4 27 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 25 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (1.00%) MySQL
7 21 (1.00%) DB2
8 14 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (0.48%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.48%) SAP BI
13 8 (0.38%) DTS
13 8 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (0.33%) IDOL
14 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
16 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 224 (10.66%) Axure RP
2 68 (3.24%) Dreamweaver
3 51 (2.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 18 (0.86%) Visual Studio
4 18 (0.86%) Microsoft Blend
5 17 (0.81%) Subversion
6 15 (0.71%) PHPUnit
7 12 (0.57%) Git (software)
8 11 (0.52%) JIRA
9 10 (0.48%) ERwin
10 9 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.38%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.29%) Maven
13 6 (0.29%) ReSharper
14 5 (0.24%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
14 5 (0.24%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 4 (0.19%) ProtoShare
15 4 (0.19%) XMLSpy
General
1 252 (11.99%) Finance
2 185 (8.80%) Marketing
3 145 (6.90%) Retail
4 130 (6.18%) Banking
5 96 (4.57%) Telecoms
6 71 (3.38%) Publishing
7 55 (2.62%) Advertising
8 41 (1.95%) Games
8 41 (1.95%) Legal
9 28 (1.33%) Retail Banking
10 26 (1.24%) Billing
10 26 (1.24%) Investment Banking
11 21 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 21 (1.00%) Multimedia
12 12 (0.57%) Automotive
13 10 (0.48%) Electronics
14 9 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.38%) Front Office
15 8 (0.38%) French Language
16 7 (0.33%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 632 (30.07%) HTML
2 565 (26.88%) CSS
3 232 (11.04%) HTML5
4 167 (7.94%) jQuery
5 139 (6.61%) CSS3
6 122 (5.80%) Flash
7 100 (4.76%) .NET
8 88 (4.19%) Web Services
9 56 (2.66%) XML
10 55 (2.62%) XHTML
11 40 (1.90%) Ajax
12 38 (1.81%) Middleware
13 31 (1.47%) ASP.NET
14 30 (1.43%) J2EE
15 29 (1.38%) JSF
15 29 (1.38%) WPF
16 27 (1.28%) Hibernate
17 24 (1.14%) WCF
17 24 (1.14%) Sass
18 23 (1.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 186 (8.85%) Mobile App
2 75 (3.57%) Graphic Design
3 74 (3.52%) Social Media
4 38 (1.81%) Animation
5 35 (1.67%) Visualisation
5 35 (1.67%) W3C
5 35 (1.67%) E-Learning
6 30 (1.43%) Mainframe
7 28 (1.33%) iPhone
8 27 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 24 (1.14%) Data Integration
10 23 (1.09%) Management Information System
11 20 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
12 19 (0.90%) Digital Media
13 17 (0.81%) Copywriting
13 17 (0.81%) Online Banking
14 13 (0.62%) Replication
15 12 (0.57%) FMCG
15 12 (0.57%) Open Source
16 11 (0.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 143 (6.80%) Windows
2 125 (5.95%) Android
3 99 (4.71%) Apple iOS
4 80 (3.81%) Linux
5 42 (2.00%) UNIX
6 20 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
8 16 (0.76%) CentOS
8 16 (0.76%) AIX
9 12 (0.57%) Solaris
9 12 (0.57%) zOS
9 12 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (6.42%) E-Commerce
3 130 (6.18%) Web Design
4 114 (5.42%) Responsive Web Design
5 105 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 95 (4.52%) User Experience Design
7 92 (4.38%) SOA
8 86 (4.09%) Rapid Prototyping
9 79 (3.76%) Information Architecture
10 77 (3.66%) ITIL
11 76 (3.62%) Data Modelling
12 74 (3.52%) Usability Testing
13 73 (3.47%) Scrum
14 65 (3.09%) UML
14 65 (3.09%) Project Management
15 57 (2.71%) Business Intelligence
16 50 (2.38%) ETL
16 50 (2.38%) OO
17 49 (2.33%) Use Case
18 46 (2.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 268 (12.75%) JavaScript
2 153 (7.28%) Java
3 113 (5.38%) SQL
4 48 (2.28%) C#
5 41 (1.95%) PHP
6 24 (1.14%) ActionScript
7 22 (1.05%) PL/SQL
8 16 (0.76%) XAML
9 15 (0.71%) ActionScript 3.0
10 13 (0.62%) C
11 12 (0.57%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.52%) C++
12 11 (0.52%) Perl
12 11 (0.52%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.52%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.38%) ActionScript 2.0
14 7 (0.33%) Python
15 6 (0.29%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 169 (8.04%) Degree
2 124 (5.90%) Security Cleared
3 90 (4.28%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.76%) CISSP
5 15 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (0.52%) CCNP
7 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.33%) MCSE
9 6 (0.29%) CCA
10 4 (0.19%) CCSP
10 4 (0.19%) CCNA
10 4 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.19%) VCP5
11 3 (0.14%) MCP
11 3 (0.14%) CCIE
12 2 (0.095%) MCSD
12 2 (0.095%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.095%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.33%) QA
2 16 (0.76%) COBIT
3 12 (0.57%) SLA
4 11 (0.52%) WAI
5 8 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.29%) WCAG
7 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.048%) Section 508
System Software
1 42 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.38%) XenApp
4 8 (0.38%) SRDF
5 6 (0.29%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.19%) Xen
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.14%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.095%) vSphere
9 1 (0.048%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.048%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.048%) KVM
9 1 (0.048%) XenServer
9 1 (0.048%) qmail
9 1 (0.048%) Squid
9 1 (0.048%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (0.62%) SCCM
2 4 (0.19%) Ansible
3 3 (0.14%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.14%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.095%) Control-M
4 2 (0.095%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.095%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.095%) SCOM
5 1 (0.048%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.048%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.048%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.048%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.048%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.048%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.048%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.048%) MIIS
5 1 (0.048%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.048%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.048%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 398 (18.93%) Adobe
2 161 (7.66%) Oracle
3 119 (5.66%) Microsoft
4 55 (2.62%) SAP
5 53 (2.52%) IBM
6 46 (2.19%) Cisco
7 40 (1.90%) VMware
8 32 (1.52%) JBoss
9 24 (1.14%) Informatica
9 24 (1.14%) Citrix
9 24 (1.14%) Google
10 23 (1.09%) Orchard
10 23 (1.09%) Juniper
11 21 (1.00%) HP
11 21 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
12 20 (0.95%) Zend
13 16 (0.76%) Apple
14 15 (0.71%) Red Hat
14 15 (0.71%) Blue Coat
15 14 (0.67%) EMC
Berkshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
KDR
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £378 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: Highly Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Picture More Ltd
Rate: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Blu Digital
Posted: 3 days ago