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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 125 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1001 1230 1137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.02% 2.23% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 2.36% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 811 700
Median daily rate £388 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 18
Median hourly rate £34.48 £20.00 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.37% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £12.30 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.20 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 £22.18
% change year-on-year
+60.00% -21.08%

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -24 939 £400 - 223
London -6 465 £400 -4.76% 103
South East +4 205 £388 +3.33% 34
Hampshire +23 68 £400 - 10
East Midlands +29 60 £450 - 11
Yorkshire +16 59 £355 -5.33% 15
Berkshire -9 58 £375 -16.66% 7
West Midlands -19 54 £425 +11.47% 8
Scotland -6 50 £325 -17.46% 7
City of London -48 46 £425 - 14
West Yorkshire +26 37 £350 -6.66% 13
Leeds +22 32 £350 -7.28% 12
East of England -36 29 £331 -27.98% 16
North East -17 25 £400 +33.33% 6
Nottinghamshire +10 24 £488 +8.33% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 24 £400 +90.47% 2
Tyne and Wear -19 24 £400 +90.47% 4
South West -30 23 £410 +5.80% 13
Sheffield +5 22 £400 -6.97% 1
South Yorkshire +4 22 £400 -6.97% 1
West Sussex -6 22 £450 +25.00% 2
North West -70 22 £360 +1.05% 16
Basingstoke +22 21 £193 -39.84% 1
Nottingham +9 21 £488 +11.42% 4
Shropshire 0 19 £450 -
Northamptonshire -3 19 £375 -16.66% 6
Glasgow +12 18 £160 -51.51% 1
Telford -4 18 £450 -
Reading -8 18 £375 -12.79% 3
Worthing +9 17 £450 - 2

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 1132 (49.71%) User Experience
2 791 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
3 632 (27.76%) HTML
4 534 (23.45%) CSS
5 509 (22.35%) Wireframes
6 410 (18.01%) Prototyping
7 336 (14.76%) Photoshop
7 336 (14.76%) Adobe
8 309 (13.57%) Finance
9 246 (10.80%) Adobe Illustrator
10 226 (9.93%) JavaScript
11 202 (8.87%) Mobile App
12 201 (8.83%) Service Design
13 198 (8.70%) E-Commerce
14 191 (8.39%) Degree
15 184 (8.08%) Axure RP
16 175 (7.69%) Banking
17 171 (7.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 150 (6.59%) Rapid Prototyping
19 147 (6.46%) HTML5
20 146 (6.41%) Marketing
21 133 (5.84%) Oracle
22 122 (5.36%) Scrum
22 122 (5.36%) Security Cleared
23 121 (5.31%) Web Design
23 121 (5.31%) Retail
24 118 (5.18%) Microsoft
25 117 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
26 116 (5.09%) Publishing
27 114 (5.01%) Typography

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 60 (2.64%) CMS
2 42 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 21 (0.92%) Marvel
4 18 (0.79%) WordPress
5 10 (0.44%) Apache
5 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (0.40%) Confluence
6 9 (0.40%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (0.35%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.31%) Joomla!
8 7 (0.31%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.22%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.22%) JBoss
10 5 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.18%) Apache ServiceMix
11 4 (0.18%) CICS
11 4 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 336 (14.76%) Photoshop
2 246 (10.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 171 (7.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 87 (3.82%) OmniGraffle
5 58 (2.55%) InVision
6 55 (2.42%) MS Excel
7 49 (2.15%) MS Office
8 44 (1.93%) InDesign
9 35 (1.54%) MS Visio
10 32 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
11 25 (1.10%) Fireworks
12 24 (1.05%) Adobe After Effects
13 13 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
14 11 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
15 10 (0.44%) Acrobat
16 9 (0.40%) AutoCAD
16 9 (0.40%) Flinto
17 7 (0.31%) CINEMA 4D
17 7 (0.31%) UXPin
18 6 (0.26%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 13 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.31%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.13%) Magento
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle BRM
6 3 (0.13%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.088%) Shopify
8 1 (0.044%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.044%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.044%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.044%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.044%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (1.62%) Office 365
3 29 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.05%) Google Analytics
5 23 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 16 (0.70%) GitHub
7 12 (0.53%) PaaS
8 11 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.40%) IaaS
9 9 (0.40%) SaaS
10 7 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.13%) Basecamp
11 3 (0.13%) Heroku
12 2 (0.088%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.044%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.044%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.044%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.044%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.37%) Firewall
2 48 (2.11%) Internet
3 36 (1.58%) WAN
4 32 (1.41%) LAN
5 26 (1.14%) LDAP
6 24 (1.05%) DNS
7 20 (0.88%) DHCP
8 19 (0.83%) Intranet
8 19 (0.83%) Network Security
9 17 (0.75%) Wireless
10 15 (0.66%) BGP
11 14 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (0.61%) VLAN
12 13 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (0.57%) SMTP
13 12 (0.53%) NetScaler
13 12 (0.53%) VPN
14 10 (0.44%) PBX
14 10 (0.44%) TCP/IP
14 10 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (2.77%) Oracle Database
2 55 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (1.98%) SQL Server
4 32 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 26 (1.14%) Big Data
6 24 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
7 19 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 16 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
9 14 (0.61%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.53%) MySQL
10 12 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 12 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (0.48%) DB2
11 11 (0.48%) QlikView
12 10 (0.44%) Power BI
13 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Power View
14 8 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
14 8 (0.35%) Data Mart
15 7 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 184 (8.08%) Axure RP
2 44 (1.93%) JIRA
3 35 (1.54%) Dreamweaver
4 26 (1.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 17 (0.75%) Git (software)
6 14 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 14 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
7 10 (0.44%) Maven
8 8 (0.35%) Subversion
8 8 (0.35%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.31%) Jasmine
10 6 (0.26%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.26%) JUnit
10 6 (0.26%) Selenium
11 5 (0.22%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.18%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.18%) NCrunch
12 4 (0.18%) NUnit
12 4 (0.18%) ReSharper
13 3 (0.13%) gulp
General
1 309 (13.57%) Finance
2 175 (7.69%) Banking
3 146 (6.41%) Marketing
4 121 (5.31%) Retail
5 116 (5.09%) Publishing
6 104 (4.57%) Legal
7 100 (4.39%) Telecoms
8 43 (1.89%) Games
9 37 (1.62%) Billing
10 33 (1.45%) Investment Banking
11 24 (1.05%) Advertising
12 23 (1.01%) Manufacturing
13 20 (0.88%) Electronics
14 14 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.53%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.31%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.22%) Automotive
18 4 (0.18%) Front Office
18 4 (0.18%) Local Government
19 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 632 (27.76%) HTML
2 534 (23.45%) CSS
3 147 (6.46%) HTML5
4 83 (3.65%) CSS3
5 81 (3.56%) jQuery
6 46 (2.02%) .NET
7 44 (1.93%) Web Services
8 39 (1.71%) XML
9 37 (1.62%) Flash
10 29 (1.27%) J2EE
10 29 (1.27%) Middleware
11 21 (0.92%) Sass
11 21 (0.92%) WPF
12 19 (0.83%) ASP.NET
12 19 (0.83%) OAuth
12 19 (0.83%) REST
13 18 (0.79%) AngularJS
14 16 (0.70%) Ajax
14 16 (0.70%) WCF
15 15 (0.66%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1132 (49.71%) User Experience
2 202 (8.87%) Mobile App
3 117 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 91 (4.00%) Social Media
5 72 (3.16%) Visualisation
6 68 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 49 (2.15%) Graphic Design
8 47 (2.06%) Data Centre
9 37 (1.62%) Animation
10 31 (1.36%) e-Learning
11 21 (0.92%) W3C
12 20 (0.88%) Digital Media
13 19 (0.83%) Computer Science
14 18 (0.79%) SCORM
14 18 (0.79%) Video Editing
15 17 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.75%) Learning Management System
16 15 (0.66%) Motion Graphics
17 14 (0.61%) Copywriting
17 14 (0.61%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 87 (3.82%) Apple iOS
2 85 (3.73%) Android
3 80 (3.51%) Windows
4 48 (2.11%) Linux
4 48 (2.11%) Unix
5 22 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.57%) Solaris
9 9 (0.40%) CentOS
10 7 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.22%) AIX
11 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.088%) HPUX
12 2 (0.088%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.044%) MVS
13 1 (0.044%) OS/400
13 1 (0.044%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.044%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.044%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 791 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
2 509 (22.35%) Wireframes
3 410 (18.01%) Prototyping
4 201 (8.83%) Service Design
5 198 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 150 (6.59%) Rapid Prototyping
7 122 (5.36%) Scrum
8 121 (5.31%) Web Design
9 114 (5.01%) Typography
10 112 (4.92%) Analytics
10 112 (4.92%) Responsive Web Design
11 98 (4.30%) Front End Development
12 82 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 80 (3.51%) SEO
14 77 (3.38%) CRM
15 75 (3.29%) Information Architecture
15 75 (3.29%) Migration
16 74 (3.25%) Data Modelling
17 73 (3.21%) ITIL
18 65 (2.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 226 (9.93%) JavaScript
2 104 (4.57%) Java
3 74 (3.25%) SQL
4 32 (1.41%) C#
5 24 (1.05%) Shell Script
6 23 (1.01%) PHP
7 22 (0.97%) PL/SQL
8 10 (0.44%) PowerShell
9 9 (0.40%) C
10 7 (0.31%) Python
11 6 (0.26%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.22%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.22%) Perl
12 5 (0.22%) XAML
13 4 (0.18%) XPath
14 3 (0.13%) ActionScript
14 3 (0.13%) COBOL
14 3 (0.13%) VBA
15 2 (0.088%) ActionScript 2.0
15 2 (0.088%) C++
Qualifications
1 191 (8.39%) Degree
2 122 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 80 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 46 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (1.23%) CCNP
6 26 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 17 (0.75%) CCNA
8 15 (0.66%) CCDP
9 13 (0.57%) CISSP
10 12 (0.53%) AWS Certification
10 12 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 11 (0.48%) CCDA
11 11 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.26%) CCIE
12 6 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.26%) MBA
13 5 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.22%) MCSE
14 4 (0.18%) CCSP
14 4 (0.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.37%) QA
2 21 (0.92%) WCAG
3 20 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (0.70%) SLA
5 10 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
7 6 (0.26%) SEPA
8 4 (0.18%) COBIT
9 3 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.13%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.088%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.044%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.044%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.044%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.044%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.044%) Solvency II
System Software
1 47 (2.06%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.44%) VMware ESX
3 10 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.35%) Docker
6 7 (0.31%) Firmware
7 4 (0.18%) Samba
7 4 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.088%) HDFS
9 2 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.088%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.044%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.044%) KVM
10 1 (0.044%) RACF
10 1 (0.044%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.044%) vSphere
10 1 (0.044%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (0.70%) SCCM
2 13 (0.57%) Puppet
3 11 (0.48%) SCOM
4 10 (0.44%) OpenAM
5 8 (0.35%) Amdocs OSS
5 8 (0.35%) OpenIDM
6 6 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
7 5 (0.22%) Netcool
8 4 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.13%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.13%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.13%) Nagios
9 3 (0.13%) Rancher
10 2 (0.088%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.088%) OpenSSO
10 2 (0.088%) OpenView
10 2 (0.088%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.088%) Simpana
11 1 (0.044%) Oozie
11 1 (0.044%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 336 (14.76%) Adobe
2 133 (5.84%) Oracle
3 118 (5.18%) Microsoft
4 76 (3.34%) Cisco
5 38 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 33 (1.45%) Juniper
7 32 (1.41%) VMware
8 25 (1.10%) Google
8 25 (1.10%) IBM
9 23 (1.01%) Netezza
10 20 (0.88%) SAP
11 18 (0.79%) CheckPoint
12 17 (0.75%) F5
13 16 (0.70%) Informatica
13 16 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (0.66%) EMC
15 14 (0.61%) Talend
16 13 (0.57%) HP
17 11 (0.48%) Ab Initio
18 10 (0.44%) Brocade
Exeter, Devon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
ECOM
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
IT Connections
Rate: 375/Day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £210 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Uniqlo France
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
World First
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TDA Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago