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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 115 120 115
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1164 1010 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.13% 1.83% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 1.93% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 613 628
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 32
Median hourly rate £24.63 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.91% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £15.97 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.75 £155.00 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.63 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-19.26% +35.55%

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
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 +6 1093 £400 - 249
London +28 513 £400 - 109
South East +12 267 £400 -3.61% 47
Hampshire +28 84 £463 +2.77% 11
City of London +6 72 £400 - 28
North West +22 66 £350 - 27
Berkshire -33 66 £388 -3.12% 9
East of England +12 57 £400 +6.66% 17
West Sussex +10 56 £325 - 2
West Midlands +15 55 £375 +7.14% 11
Yorkshire +15 53 £413 -0.84% 14
South West -28 49 £338 -10.00% 8
Scotland -33 49 £390 -10.85% 9
Hook +28 42 £465 +9.41% 2
Worthing -8 37 £285 -
West Yorkshire -10 32 £375 -13.39% 12
Leeds -12 30 £375 -17.80% 11
Buckinghamshire +14 27 £300 -7.69% 6
Edinburgh -7 27 £398 -0.62% 3
Manchester -12 26 £300 -14.28% 15
East Midlands +18 25 £425 - 14
Cheshire +10 24 £420 +42.97% 9
Wiltshire -19 21 £363 -14.70%
Slough +1 20 £470 +1.07%
Bristol +11 19 £350 - 4
Norfolk +7 17 £470 +10.58% 2
Surrey +2 17 £500 +11.11% 6
Telford -23 17 £338 -
Shropshire -25 17 £338 -
Nottinghamshire +7 16 £425 -2.85% 6

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 964 (42.17%) User Experience
2 628 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
3 548 (23.97%) HTML
4 486 (21.26%) Wireframes
5 460 (20.12%) CSS
6 335 (14.65%) Adobe
7 307 (13.43%) Photoshop
8 299 (13.08%) Finance
9 257 (11.24%) JavaScript
10 244 (10.67%) Adobe Illustrator
10 244 (10.67%) Security Cleared
11 199 (8.71%) Mobile App
12 181 (7.92%) SC Cleared
13 180 (7.87%) Axure RP
14 171 (7.48%) Telecoms
15 167 (7.31%) HTML5
16 158 (6.91%) Degree
17 155 (6.78%) Banking
18 153 (6.69%) E-Commerce
19 145 (6.34%) Oracle
19 145 (6.34%) Cisco
20 143 (6.26%) Web Design
21 135 (5.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
22 133 (5.82%) Java
23 131 (5.73%) Retail
24 127 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
25 126 (5.51%) SOA
26 120 (5.25%) Front End Development
27 114 (4.99%) Microsoft
28 105 (4.59%) Migration

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 53 (2.32%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.14%) CMS
3 29 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 23 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
5 21 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
6 20 (0.87%) JBoss
7 16 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 15 (0.66%) Confluence
8 15 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 13 (0.57%) Apache
9 13 (0.57%) Apache ServiceMix
10 12 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (0.52%) WordPress
11 11 (0.48%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.44%) MQSeries
12 10 (0.44%) Skype for Business
13 9 (0.39%) SAS
13 9 (0.39%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.35%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 307 (13.43%) Photoshop
2 244 (10.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 135 (5.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 83 (3.63%) OmniGraffle
5 58 (2.54%) MS Excel
6 53 (2.32%) MS Office
7 33 (1.44%) InDesign
7 33 (1.44%) MS Visio
8 31 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
9 28 (1.22%) Fireworks
10 19 (0.83%) Adobe After Effects
11 13 (0.57%) CINEMA 4D
12 11 (0.48%) AutoCAD
13 9 (0.39%) Acrobat
14 8 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
15 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
16 5 (0.22%) Vectorworks
17 4 (0.17%) 3ds Max
17 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
18 3 (0.13%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 12 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.35%) 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 (0.087%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.087%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.087%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.087%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.087%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.087%) SAP hybris
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.044%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.044%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.79%) Google Analytics
2 17 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.48%) Office 365
6 10 (0.44%) SaaS
7 9 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.13%) GitHub
8 3 (0.13%) Google Apps
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 (0.087%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.044%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.044%) Responsys
10 1 (0.044%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.044%) Taleo
10 1 (0.044%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.50%) Firewall
2 77 (3.37%) WAN
3 72 (3.15%) BGP
3 72 (3.15%) MPLS
4 69 (3.02%) VPN
5 54 (2.36%) Internet
5 54 (2.36%) OSPF
6 45 (1.97%) LAN
7 43 (1.88%) IPsec
8 26 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 25 (1.09%) Network Security
10 24 (1.05%) Wireless
11 23 (1.01%) TCP/IP
12 22 (0.96%) HTTP
13 21 (0.92%) EIGRP
14 19 (0.83%) 4G
14 19 (0.83%) DWDM
15 17 (0.74%) ATM
15 17 (0.74%) DNS
15 17 (0.74%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (2.49%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.88%) Oracle Database
3 33 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 28 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 16 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
7 15 (0.66%) Big Data
8 13 (0.57%) DB2
8 13 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.52%) QlikView
9 12 (0.52%) RDBMS
10 11 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.39%) MySQL
12 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.35%) GIS
13 8 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.22%) Data Mart
14 5 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 180 (7.87%) Axure RP
2 32 (1.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 26 (1.14%) JIRA
4 25 (1.09%) SoapUI
5 17 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
5 17 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 16 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 16 (0.70%) Maven
7 14 (0.61%) JUnit
8 13 (0.57%) Cucumber
9 11 (0.48%) Subversion
10 10 (0.44%) ClearCase
10 10 (0.44%) XMLSpy
11 8 (0.35%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.26%) NCrunch
12 6 (0.26%) NUnit
13 5 (0.22%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.22%) Xcode
14 4 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 299 (13.08%) Finance
2 171 (7.48%) Telecoms
3 155 (6.78%) Banking
4 131 (5.73%) Retail
5 100 (4.37%) Publishing
6 82 (3.59%) Marketing
7 54 (2.36%) Legal
8 42 (1.84%) Games
9 34 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 28 (1.22%) Multimedia
11 23 (1.01%) Billing
12 16 (0.70%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.61%) Advertising
13 14 (0.61%) Electronics
14 11 (0.48%) Back Office
14 11 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.35%) Military
16 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 548 (23.97%) HTML
2 460 (20.12%) CSS
3 167 (7.31%) HTML5
4 97 (4.24%) Web Services
5 95 (4.16%) CSS3
6 94 (4.11%) jQuery
7 81 (3.54%) XML
8 76 (3.32%) SOAP
9 66 (2.89%) .NET
10 57 (2.49%) Middleware
11 55 (2.41%) AngularJS
12 51 (2.23%) XSD
13 45 (1.97%) WSDL
14 43 (1.88%) REST
15 36 (1.57%) Flash
15 36 (1.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 28 (1.22%) JSON
17 24 (1.05%) ASP.NET
18 23 (1.01%) J2EE
19 22 (0.96%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 964 (42.17%) User Experience
2 199 (8.71%) Mobile App
3 95 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (2.54%) Visualisation
5 57 (2.49%) Graphic Design
6 47 (2.06%) Data Centre
7 42 (1.84%) e-Learning
7 42 (1.84%) Social Media
8 29 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 28 (1.22%) Digital Media
10 25 (1.09%) Animation
11 23 (1.01%) Photography
12 21 (0.92%) W3C
13 17 (0.74%) Psychology
14 16 (0.70%) Fixed Income
15 15 (0.66%) Mainframe
16 14 (0.61%) DataPower
16 14 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 12 (0.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 99 (4.33%) Android
2 97 (4.24%) Apple iOS
3 81 (3.54%) Linux
4 67 (2.93%) Windows
5 46 (2.01%) Unix
6 18 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (0.74%) Windows 10
8 15 (0.66%) Windows Server
9 13 (0.57%) AIX
9 13 (0.57%) Solaris
10 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.22%) CentOS
12 4 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.087%) HPUX
13 2 (0.087%) zOS
14 1 (0.044%) CatOS
14 1 (0.044%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
2 486 (21.26%) Wireframes
3 153 (6.69%) E-Commerce
4 143 (6.26%) Web Design
5 127 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
6 126 (5.51%) SOA
7 120 (5.25%) Front End Development
8 105 (4.59%) Migration
9 104 (4.55%) Information Architecture
10 101 (4.42%) Rapid Prototyping
11 100 (4.37%) Scrum
12 98 (4.29%) Project Management
13 95 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 91 (3.98%) Analytics
14 91 (3.98%) Typography
14 91 (3.98%) Usability Testing
15 77 (3.37%) CRM
16 74 (3.24%) Service Design
17 70 (3.06%) User Stories
17 70 (3.06%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 257 (11.24%) JavaScript
2 133 (5.82%) Java
3 83 (3.63%) SQL
4 47 (2.06%) C#
5 20 (0.87%) PHP
6 19 (0.83%) Shell Script
7 18 (0.79%) PowerShell
8 14 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 11 (0.48%) COBOL
10 9 (0.39%) ActionScript
11 8 (0.35%) Python
11 8 (0.35%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.26%) Perl
13 5 (0.22%) C
14 4 (0.17%) ActionScript 3.0
14 4 (0.17%) C++
14 4 (0.17%) Groovy
14 4 (0.17%) Lisp
14 4 (0.17%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.13%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 244 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 181 (7.92%) SC Cleared
3 158 (6.91%) Degree
4 87 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
5 81 (3.54%) CCNP
6 57 (2.49%) DV Cleared
7 21 (0.92%) CCDP
7 21 (0.92%) CCIE
8 19 (0.83%) JNCIP
9 18 (0.79%) CCNA
9 18 (0.79%) JNCIS
10 13 (0.57%) JNCIA
11 10 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.39%) CIPD
12 9 (0.39%) CISSP
13 7 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
13 7 (0.31%) ISEB
14 6 (0.26%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (0.26%) CISM
15 5 (0.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (1.66%) QA
2 23 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.39%) HL7
4 8 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
5 7 (0.31%) SEPA
6 5 (0.22%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.22%) NEBOSH
7 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.087%) COBIT
8 2 (0.087%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.044%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.044%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.044%) SLA
9 1 (0.044%) WAI
9 1 (0.044%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.66%) vSphere
4 6 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.22%) Samba
6 4 (0.17%) HDFS
7 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.13%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.044%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.044%) Docker
9 1 (0.044%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.044%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.044%) iptables
9 1 (0.044%) Snort
9 1 (0.044%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (0.74%) SCCM
2 13 (0.57%) SCOM
3 12 (0.52%) FortiGate
4 7 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.31%) Puppet
4 7 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.26%) NetBackup
5 6 (0.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 4 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.13%) Nagios
7 3 (0.13%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.13%) OpenIDM
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.13%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.13%) SCSM
7 3 (0.13%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.087%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 335 (14.65%) Adobe
2 145 (6.34%) Cisco
2 145 (6.34%) Oracle
3 114 (4.99%) Microsoft
4 85 (3.72%) Juniper
5 50 (2.19%) IBM
6 47 (2.06%) VMware
7 46 (2.01%) CheckPoint
7 46 (2.01%) Red Hat
8 26 (1.14%) Google
9 25 (1.09%) SAP
10 21 (0.92%) HP
11 20 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (0.83%) BT
13 17 (0.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 17 (0.74%) Nortel
13 17 (0.74%) Remedy
14 13 (0.57%) Apple
14 13 (0.57%) F5
15 12 (0.52%) Citrix
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £400-£450
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Flexibility depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Rark Solutions
Rate: From £250 to £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £380 to £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum DOE. Close to train station
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £436 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago