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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 98 96 108
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1252 1288 1123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.35% 2.22% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 2.34% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 798 707
Median daily rate £400 £388 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 17
Median hourly rate £29.78 £20.05 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.54% -6.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £9.10 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.16 £39.80 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.15 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-2.21% +34.00%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +3 1190 £400 +3.22% 194
London +35 581 £400 +6.66% 87
South East -7 208 £395 -1.25% 27
Yorkshire +25 109 £375 +7.14% 11
West Midlands -2 96 £425 +25.92% 15
West Yorkshire +38 87 £355 +1.42% 7
Berkshire -6 77 £375 -6.25% 7
North West -22 62 £388 -3.12% 9
City of London +3 61 £400 +12.67% 15
East of England +2 49 £413 -9.09% 17
Leeds +10 47 £350 - 7
West Sussex +19 45 £413 +17.85% 1
Scotland -31 45 £375 -6.25% 8
Manchester -5 43 £375 +7.14% 6
Hampshire -26 43 £450 +5.88% 4
East Midlands +20 42 £425 +49.12% 11
Worthing +3 39 £438 -
South West -35 36 £350 -15.66% 16
Reading +19 31 £375 +4.16% 2
Bradford +34 30 £338 +125.00%
Coventry +16 29 £400 +14.28%
Telford -10 28 £398 -1.24% 1
Shropshire -13 28 £398 -1.24% 1
Birmingham -7 19 £425 +36.00% 7
Wiltshire -9 19 £350 -22.22%
Bedfordshire - 17 £395 -
Swindon 0 16 £350 -24.73%
Sheffield +2 15 £463 +19.35%
South Yorkshire -3 15 £463 +19.35%
Edinburgh -19 15 £372 +4.42% 3

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 1137 (48.44%) User Experience
2 780 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
3 582 (24.80%) HTML
4 514 (21.90%) Wireframes
5 485 (20.66%) CSS
6 358 (15.25%) Photoshop
6 358 (15.25%) Adobe
7 355 (15.13%) Prototyping
8 313 (13.34%) Finance
9 265 (11.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 242 (10.31%) JavaScript
11 204 (8.69%) E-Commerce
12 199 (8.48%) Mobile App
13 196 (8.35%) Degree
14 184 (7.84%) Banking
15 179 (7.63%) Axure RP
16 170 (7.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 159 (6.77%) Service Design
18 146 (6.22%) HTML5
19 142 (6.05%) Oracle
20 136 (5.79%) Marketing
21 135 (5.75%) Retail
22 134 (5.71%) Telecoms
23 130 (5.54%) Security Cleared
23 130 (5.54%) Responsive Web Design
24 128 (5.45%) Java
25 123 (5.24%) Publishing
26 120 (5.11%) Scrum
26 120 (5.11%) Web Design
27 117 (4.99%) Rapid Prototyping

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 (2.56%) CMS
2 52 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.07%) Marvel
4 16 (0.68%) WebLogic
4 16 (0.68%) WebSphere
4 16 (0.68%) WordPress
5 15 (0.64%) Apache
6 11 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
9 8 (0.34%) JBoss
9 8 (0.34%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
10 7 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.26%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.26%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.21%) OpenEdge
12 5 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 358 (15.25%) Photoshop
2 265 (11.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 170 (7.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 117 (4.99%) OmniGraffle
5 69 (2.94%) InVision
6 68 (2.90%) MS Excel
7 58 (2.47%) MS Office
8 50 (2.13%) InDesign
9 43 (1.83%) MS Visio
10 35 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
11 29 (1.24%) Adobe After Effects
12 26 (1.11%) Fireworks
13 12 (0.51%) CINEMA 4D
14 9 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
15 7 (0.30%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.26%) Acrobat
16 6 (0.26%) Flinto
17 4 (0.17%) 3ds Max
17 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
17 4 (0.17%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 14 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.30%) WebTrends
3 6 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.13%) SAP hybris
7 2 (0.085%) Magento
7 2 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.085%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.085%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.085%) Shopify
7 2 (0.085%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.043%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.043%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.043%) ReMetrica
8 1 (0.043%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 57 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (1.58%) Office 365
3 32 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 25 (1.07%) Google Analytics
5 19 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.43%) SaaS
7 9 (0.38%) GitHub
7 9 (0.38%) PaaS
8 6 (0.26%) IaaS
9 3 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.085%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.085%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.085%) Basecamp
10 2 (0.085%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.085%) Yammer
11 1 (0.043%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.043%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.043%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.73%) Internet
2 63 (2.68%) Firewall
3 35 (1.49%) WAN
4 30 (1.28%) BGP
4 30 (1.28%) MPLS
4 30 (1.28%) Wireless
5 29 (1.24%) LAN
6 26 (1.11%) Network Security
7 23 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
7 23 (0.98%) OSPF
8 21 (0.89%) LDAP
9 20 (0.85%) TCP/IP
10 19 (0.81%) VPN
11 18 (0.77%) DHCP
12 17 (0.72%) Intranet
13 16 (0.68%) DNS
14 15 (0.64%) CTI
15 13 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (0.55%) NetScaler
15 13 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
2 47 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 46 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 31 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 26 (1.11%) Big Data
6 24 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
7 22 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 15 (0.64%) MySQL
8 15 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 14 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (0.51%) DB2
10 12 (0.51%) QlikView
11 8 (0.34%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.26%) ObjectStore
13 6 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
14 5 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 179 (7.63%) Axure RP
2 43 (1.83%) JIRA
3 23 (0.98%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 22 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
5 19 (0.81%) Git (software)
6 18 (0.77%) Jenkins
7 15 (0.64%) Maven
7 15 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
8 13 (0.55%) SoapUI
9 10 (0.43%) JUnit
10 8 (0.34%) Jasmine
10 8 (0.34%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.30%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.26%) Selenium
12 6 (0.26%) Subversion
13 5 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.13%) gulp
14 3 (0.13%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.13%) XMLSpy
15 2 (0.085%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 313 (13.34%) Finance
2 184 (7.84%) Banking
3 136 (5.79%) Marketing
4 135 (5.75%) Retail
5 134 (5.71%) Telecoms
6 123 (5.24%) Publishing
7 104 (4.43%) Legal
8 49 (2.09%) Games
9 28 (1.19%) Advertising
9 28 (1.19%) Billing
10 26 (1.11%) Investment Banking
11 21 (0.89%) Multimedia
12 15 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.55%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.51%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.38%) Electronics
16 4 (0.17%) Back Office
16 4 (0.17%) German Language
17 3 (0.13%) Automotive
17 3 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 582 (24.80%) HTML
2 485 (20.66%) CSS
3 146 (6.22%) HTML5
4 93 (3.96%) jQuery
5 77 (3.28%) CSS3
6 55 (2.34%) Web Services
6 55 (2.34%) XML
7 43 (1.83%) .NET
8 38 (1.62%) Middleware
9 35 (1.49%) Flash
9 35 (1.49%) SOAP
10 34 (1.45%) J2EE
11 30 (1.28%) REST
12 23 (0.98%) XSD
13 19 (0.81%) JSON
14 18 (0.77%) XSLT
15 17 (0.72%) AngularJS
15 17 (0.72%) Sass
16 16 (0.68%) WCF
16 16 (0.68%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1137 (48.44%) User Experience
2 199 (8.48%) Mobile App
3 111 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 80 (3.41%) Social Media
5 65 (2.77%) Management Information System
6 58 (2.47%) Graphic Design
7 56 (2.39%) Data Centre
8 45 (1.92%) Visualisation
9 44 (1.87%) Animation
10 38 (1.62%) e-Learning
11 35 (1.49%) Digital Media
12 22 (0.94%) Computer Science
13 20 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (0.81%) Learning Management System
15 16 (0.68%) Motion Graphics
15 16 (0.68%) Taxonomies
16 15 (0.64%) Photography
16 15 (0.64%) Video Editing
17 14 (0.60%) Online Banking
18 13 (0.55%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 107 (4.56%) Apple iOS
2 106 (4.52%) Android
3 88 (3.75%) Windows
4 69 (2.94%) Linux
5 57 (2.43%) Unix
6 25 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (0.85%) Solaris
8 17 (0.72%) Windows Server
9 11 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.43%) CentOS
11 8 (0.34%) AIX
12 7 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.17%) HPUX
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.085%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.043%) OS/400
15 1 (0.043%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.043%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.043%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.043%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 780 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (21.90%) Wireframes
3 355 (15.13%) Prototyping
4 204 (8.69%) E-Commerce
5 159 (6.77%) Service Design
6 130 (5.54%) Responsive Web Design
7 120 (5.11%) Scrum
7 120 (5.11%) Web Design
8 117 (4.99%) Rapid Prototyping
9 108 (4.60%) Front End Development
10 106 (4.52%) Typography
11 101 (4.30%) Analytics
12 89 (3.79%) Information Architecture
13 85 (3.62%) Migration
14 79 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 77 (3.28%) Project Management
15 77 (3.28%) SEO
16 72 (3.07%) Data Modelling
16 72 (3.07%) Web Application Development
17 70 (2.98%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 242 (10.31%) JavaScript
2 128 (5.45%) Java
3 69 (2.94%) SQL
4 32 (1.36%) PHP
5 29 (1.24%) C#
6 25 (1.07%) Shell Script
7 13 (0.55%) PL/SQL
8 9 (0.38%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.30%) COBOL
9 7 (0.30%) Objective-C
9 7 (0.30%) Perl
10 6 (0.26%) ActionScript
11 5 (0.21%) C
12 4 (0.17%) VBA
12 4 (0.17%) XPath
13 3 (0.13%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (0.13%) Python
14 2 (0.085%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.085%) C++
15 1 (0.043%) RPG
Qualifications
1 196 (8.35%) Degree
2 130 (5.54%) Security Cleared
3 90 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 52 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (1.79%) CCNP
6 21 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 19 (0.81%) CCNA
8 15 (0.64%) CCIE
9 13 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.43%) CCDP
10 10 (0.43%) CISSP
11 6 (0.26%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.26%) MBA
11 6 (0.26%) RHCE
12 5 (0.21%) CCDA
12 5 (0.21%) JNCIP
13 4 (0.17%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.17%) CCSP
13 4 (0.17%) CISM
14 3 (0.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.05%) QA
2 18 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.64%) Government Security Classifications
3 15 (0.64%) WCAG
4 10 (0.43%) SLA
5 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.30%) SEPA
6 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.085%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.085%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.043%) COBIT
9 1 (0.043%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.043%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.043%) Solvency II
System Software
1 46 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.47%) Hyper-V
2 11 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (0.34%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.26%) Samba
5 5 (0.21%) Docker
6 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.13%) HDFS
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.085%) vSphere
8 2 (0.085%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.043%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.043%) RACF
9 1 (0.043%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.043%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (0.77%) Puppet
2 15 (0.64%) SCCM
3 14 (0.60%) FortiGate
4 10 (0.43%) OpenAM
4 10 (0.43%) OpenIDM
4 10 (0.43%) SCOM
5 9 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
6 7 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (0.26%) Nagios
8 3 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.085%) Ansible
9 2 (0.085%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.085%) Netcool
9 2 (0.085%) OpenView
9 2 (0.085%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.043%) Control-M
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.043%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.043%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 358 (15.25%) Adobe
2 142 (6.05%) Oracle
3 107 (4.56%) Microsoft
4 83 (3.54%) Cisco
5 49 (2.09%) Red Hat
6 42 (1.79%) Juniper
7 33 (1.41%) Google
8 31 (1.32%) CheckPoint
9 30 (1.28%) IBM
10 26 (1.11%) Netezza
10 26 (1.11%) VMware
11 20 (0.85%) F5
12 19 (0.81%) SAP
13 18 (0.77%) HP
14 16 (0.68%) Citrix
14 16 (0.68%) EMC
15 15 (0.64%) Talend
16 13 (0.55%) Informatica
17 12 (0.51%) Ab Initio
18 11 (0.47%) ForgeRock
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + DOE
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Daily rate is dependant on experience
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
24 Seven
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Function 22
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Salt
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £230 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £430 to £465 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Hivedome Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
24 Seven
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Stepstone
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Spring Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Venn Group
Rate: £180 - £210 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday