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 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 102 123 115
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1119 912 1015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.95% 1.72% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 1.86% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 526 569
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £14.75 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £46.25 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -16.32%

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
52334 49033 54752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.28% 92.74% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 31946 29302 30708
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2035 2098 2640
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -8.10%
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 £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 15 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 15 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 15 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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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 +17 1006 £375 +7.14% 244
London +18 506 £375 +7.14% 87
South East +7 189 £350 +3.70% 38
City of London -2 131 £375 +7.14% 33
Berkshire +24 104 £350 +11.55% 10
Scotland +24 78 £420 +8.03% 9
South West -10 61 £425 +12.50% 22
North West -6 60 £350 +15.70% 28
Yorkshire +25 48 £160 -45.76% 27
East of England -16 45 £325 - 22
West Yorkshire +27 43 £160 -50.00% 15
East Midlands +12 41 £323 -7.85% 10
Leeds +37 37 £160 -28.88% 11
Hampshire -22 37 £350 -12.50% 11
Edinburgh -3 32 £440 +6.02% 7
Manchester 0 29 £350 +14.75% 11
Wiltshire -17 25 £500 +31.06% 7
Northamptonshire +20 22 £364 - 3
Tyne and Wear -11 22 £375 +167.85% 6
North East -13 22 £375 +167.85% 6
Northampton +25 20 £364 - 2
West Midlands -10 20 £300 +59.78% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 20 £375 +275.00% 6
Norfolk +5 18 £438 - 3
Lancashire -17 17 £325 +8.33%
Hertfordshire -17 17 £288 +15.00% 8
Reading +10 16 £375 +74.41% 2
Devon -8 16 £400 +113.90% 2
Bracknell +10 15 £313 -13.79%
Glasgow -12 15 £350 +55.55% 2

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 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.

1 837 (38.91%) User Experience
2 637 (29.61%) HTML
3 572 (26.59%) CSS
4 510 (23.71%) Photoshop
5 481 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
6 414 (19.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 391 (18.18%) Adobe
8 284 (13.20%) JavaScript
9 253 (11.76%) Finance
10 229 (10.65%) HTML5
11 223 (10.37%) Axure RP
12 193 (8.97%) Marketing
13 183 (8.51%) Mobile App
14 170 (7.90%) Degree
15 167 (7.76%) jQuery
16 163 (7.58%) Oracle
17 151 (7.02%) Java
18 149 (6.93%) Banking
19 147 (6.83%) Retail
20 143 (6.65%) CSS3
21 140 (6.51%) Windows
22 135 (6.28%) E-Commerce
23 132 (6.14%) Security Cleared
24 129 (6.00%) Web Design
25 125 (5.81%) Flash
26 117 (5.44%) Android
27 115 (5.35%) SQL
28 114 (5.30%) Microsoft
29 108 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
29 108 (5.02%) Responsive Web Design

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 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 58 (2.70%) CMS
2 56 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 46 (2.14%) WebSphere
4 34 (1.58%) Apache
5 22 (1.02%) WebLogic
6 15 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
8 12 (0.56%) FileNet
8 12 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 12 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (0.51%) Node.js
9 11 (0.51%) CICS
9 11 (0.51%) WordPress
10 8 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
10 8 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.33%) Drupal
11 7 (0.33%) IIS
12 6 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 510 (23.71%) Photoshop
2 414 (19.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 101 (4.70%) InDesign
4 93 (4.32%) OmniGraffle
5 67 (3.11%) Fireworks
6 66 (3.07%) Adobe After Effects
7 44 (2.05%) MS Office
7 44 (2.05%) MS Excel
8 34 (1.58%) MS Visio
9 31 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
10 12 (0.56%) AutoCAD
11 11 (0.51%) CINEMA 4D
12 10 (0.46%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.28%) MS Project
13 6 (0.28%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.23%) 3ds Max
15 4 (0.19%) Maya
15 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
15 4 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
16 2 (0.093%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 21 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.33%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.33%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
5 6 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 6 (0.28%) CSG Singleview
6 5 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.23%) Magento
7 4 (0.19%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.14%) Siebel Analytics
8 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.14%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.42%) SaaS
2 5 (0.23%) 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
4 3 (0.14%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.093%) Pure360
5 2 (0.093%) PaaS
6 1 (0.046%) IaaS
6 1 (0.046%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.046%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.37%) Firewall
2 46 (2.14%) Internet
3 31 (1.44%) Intranet
4 27 (1.26%) SAN
4 27 (1.26%) WAN
5 25 (1.16%) DNS
6 24 (1.12%) LAN
7 21 (0.98%) Network Security
8 19 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (0.74%) LDAP
10 15 (0.70%) LTE
10 15 (0.70%) VoLTE
11 14 (0.65%) VPN
12 11 (0.51%) 3G
12 11 (0.51%) HTTP
13 9 (0.42%) NAS
14 8 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.37%) SSL
14 8 (0.37%) MPLS
14 8 (0.37%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (1.77%) Oracle Database
4 26 (1.21%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (1.02%) MySQL
7 21 (0.98%) DB2
8 13 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (0.46%) RDBMS
10 10 (0.46%) SAP BI
10 10 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (0.42%) DTS
12 7 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.33%) QlikView
12 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (0.28%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 223 (10.37%) Axure RP
2 75 (3.49%) Dreamweaver
3 54 (2.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 18 (0.84%) Microsoft Blend
5 17 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.74%) Subversion
7 15 (0.70%) PHPUnit
8 14 (0.65%) Git (software)
9 10 (0.46%) ERwin
10 9 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.37%) JIRA
12 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.28%) ReSharper
13 6 (0.28%) Maven
14 5 (0.23%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 5 (0.23%) Jenkins
15 4 (0.19%) Rational Application Developer
15 4 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
15 4 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 253 (11.76%) Finance
2 193 (8.97%) Marketing
3 149 (6.93%) Banking
4 147 (6.83%) Retail
5 95 (4.42%) Telecoms
6 88 (4.09%) Publishing
7 57 (2.65%) Advertising
8 53 (2.46%) Legal
9 40 (1.86%) Games
10 32 (1.49%) Retail Banking
11 29 (1.35%) Billing
12 28 (1.30%) Investment Banking
13 20 (0.93%) Multimedia
13 20 (0.93%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.65%) Automotive
15 12 (0.56%) Electronics
16 10 (0.46%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.37%) French Language
18 7 (0.33%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.33%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 637 (29.61%) HTML
2 572 (26.59%) CSS
3 229 (10.65%) HTML5
4 167 (7.76%) jQuery
5 143 (6.65%) CSS3
6 125 (5.81%) Flash
7 100 (4.65%) .NET
8 83 (3.86%) Web Services
9 66 (3.07%) XML
10 62 (2.88%) XHTML
11 38 (1.77%) Ajax
12 35 (1.63%) Middleware
13 33 (1.53%) ASP.NET
14 30 (1.39%) J2EE
15 29 (1.35%) JSF
15 29 (1.35%) WPF
16 27 (1.26%) Hibernate
16 27 (1.26%) AngularJS
17 23 (1.07%) WCF
18 22 (1.02%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 837 (38.91%) User Experience
2 183 (8.51%) Mobile App
3 103 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
4 89 (4.14%) Social Media
5 72 (3.35%) Graphic Design
6 38 (1.77%) W3C
7 35 (1.63%) E-Learning
7 35 (1.63%) Animation
8 34 (1.58%) Visualisation
9 32 (1.49%) Mainframe
10 27 (1.26%) Computer Science
11 25 (1.16%) iPhone
12 24 (1.12%) Data Integration
12 24 (1.12%) Management Information System
13 20 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
14 19 (0.88%) Online Banking
15 16 (0.74%) Copywriting
15 16 (0.74%) Digital Media
16 13 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
16 13 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 140 (6.51%) Windows
2 117 (5.44%) Android
3 98 (4.56%) Apple iOS
4 77 (3.58%) Linux
5 41 (1.91%) UNIX
6 25 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.74%) CentOS
7 16 (0.74%) Solaris
8 15 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
9 13 (0.60%) AIX
10 12 (0.56%) zOS
11 11 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.33%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.093%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (6.28%) E-Commerce
3 129 (6.00%) Web Design
4 108 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 108 (5.02%) Responsive Web Design
5 100 (4.65%) User Experience Design
6 92 (4.28%) SOA
7 90 (4.18%) Rapid Prototyping
8 81 (3.77%) Scrum
9 76 (3.53%) Data Modelling
10 75 (3.49%) ITIL
10 75 (3.49%) Usability Testing
10 75 (3.49%) Information Architecture
11 64 (2.98%) UML
11 64 (2.98%) Project Management
12 58 (2.70%) SEO
13 55 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
14 51 (2.37%) ETL
15 50 (2.32%) Web Development
16 49 (2.28%) OO
Programming Languages
1 284 (13.20%) JavaScript
2 151 (7.02%) Java
3 115 (5.35%) SQL
4 48 (2.23%) C#
5 43 (2.00%) PHP
6 24 (1.12%) PL/SQL
7 23 (1.07%) ActionScript
8 17 (0.79%) XAML
9 15 (0.70%) Perl
9 15 (0.70%) ActionScript 3.0
10 14 (0.65%) XPath
11 13 (0.60%) C
11 13 (0.60%) VB.NET
12 12 (0.56%) C++
12 12 (0.56%) PowerShell
12 12 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.42%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.37%) ActionScript 2.0
15 7 (0.33%) Python
16 6 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 170 (7.90%) Degree
2 132 (6.14%) Security Cleared
3 97 (4.51%) SC Cleared
4 17 (0.79%) CISSP
5 16 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (0.51%) CCNP
7 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.33%) MCSE
9 6 (0.28%) CCA
10 4 (0.19%) CCIE
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
12 2 (0.093%) MCSD
12 2 (0.093%) MCDBA
12 2 (0.093%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (1.44%) QA
2 16 (0.74%) COBIT
3 12 (0.56%) SLA
4 11 (0.51%) WAI
5 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.28%) WCAG
7 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.046%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.046%) Section 508
System Software
1 36 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 9 (0.42%) XenApp
4 8 (0.37%) SRDF
5 6 (0.28%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.19%) Xen
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.19%) OpenSSH
7 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.14%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.093%) vSphere
9 1 (0.046%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.046%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.046%) KVM
9 1 (0.046%) XenServer
9 1 (0.046%) qmail
9 1 (0.046%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (0.56%) SCCM
2 4 (0.19%) Ansible
3 3 (0.14%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.14%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.093%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.093%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.093%) Control-M
5 1 (0.046%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.046%) MIIS
5 1 (0.046%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.046%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.046%) SCOM
5 1 (0.046%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.046%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.046%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 391 (18.18%) Adobe
2 163 (7.58%) Oracle
3 114 (5.30%) Microsoft
4 53 (2.46%) IBM
4 53 (2.46%) SAP
5 50 (2.32%) Cisco
6 38 (1.77%) VMware
7 31 (1.44%) JBoss
8 27 (1.26%) Informatica
9 26 (1.21%) Juniper
10 25 (1.16%) Citrix
10 25 (1.16%) Google
11 20 (0.93%) Zend
11 20 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (0.88%) Orchard
13 18 (0.84%) Blue Coat
13 18 (0.84%) HP
14 16 (0.74%) Apple
15 14 (0.65%) EMC
15 14 (0.65%) Business Objects
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £520 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 14 hours ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Purple Monkey
Rate: From £200 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300 per day plus expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £180 - £220 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 Per Day DOE - Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago