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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 98 102 107
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1206 1222 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.26% 2.10% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 2.21% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 734 695
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 19
Median hourly rate £32.75 £20.55 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.40% +2.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £9.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.66 £38.95 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £34.01 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-13.99% +74.41%

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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +8 1147 £400 - 216
London +38 564 £400 +3.22% 100
South East -20 180 £400 -3.03% 48
West Midlands -12 82 £425 +30.76% 14
Yorkshire +12 75 £375 +7.14% 13
Berkshire -3 68 £375 - 14
North West -17 67 £388 -3.12% 15
East of England +32 66 £425 +70.00% 6
West Yorkshire +16 64 £375 +10.29% 9
South West -27 62 £375 -11.76% 7
City of London +16 61 £400 +9.58% 26
Hampshire -16 46 £450 +2.85% 12
Manchester -6 42 £375 +7.14% 9
Scotland -45 42 £400 - 6
East Midlands +26 41 £444 +84.89% 11
Leeds -12 33 £350 +2.94% 8
Birmingham -10 26 £338 -6.25% 6
Coventry 0 25 £425 +240.00% 1
Bradford +26 23 £363 +141.66% 1
Norfolk +12 21 £470 +1.07%
Reading +6 20 £375 +13.63% 6
Bristol -9 20 £375 -11.76%
Wiltshire -12 19 £350 -22.22% 4
Hertfordshire +11 18 £269 +79.16% 3
Norwich +10 18 £470 +1.62%
West Sussex +2 18 £388 +29.16% 2
Cheshire -5 18 £388 -13.88% 3
Bedfordshire +14 17 £395 +232.63%
Nottinghamshire +8 17 £550 +95.55% 1
Worthing +3 16 £400 - 1

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1114 (47.00%) User Experience
2 721 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
3 575 (24.26%) HTML
4 522 (22.03%) Wireframes
5 494 (20.84%) CSS
6 359 (15.15%) Adobe
7 353 (14.89%) Prototyping
8 328 (13.84%) Photoshop
9 304 (12.83%) Finance
10 262 (11.05%) Adobe Illustrator
11 258 (10.89%) JavaScript
12 218 (9.20%) Mobile App
13 200 (8.44%) E-Commerce
14 177 (7.47%) Degree
15 172 (7.26%) Axure RP
16 165 (6.96%) Banking
17 161 (6.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 154 (6.50%) Oracle
18 154 (6.50%) HTML5
19 152 (6.41%) Telecoms
20 144 (6.08%) Security Cleared
21 138 (5.82%) Responsive Web Design
21 138 (5.82%) Web Design
22 135 (5.70%) Retail
23 134 (5.65%) Java
24 133 (5.61%) Service Design
25 127 (5.36%) Microsoft
26 124 (5.23%) Android
27 122 (5.15%) Apple iOS
28 119 (5.02%) 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 66 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 65 (2.74%) CMS
3 23 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
4 22 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 21 (0.89%) Marvel
6 16 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 15 (0.63%) WebLogic
8 13 (0.55%) Apache
9 12 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 12 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 12 (0.51%) WordPress
10 10 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
11 9 (0.38%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.38%) JBoss
12 8 (0.34%) MQSeries
12 8 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
12 8 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.34%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.21%) Moodle
Applications
1 328 (13.84%) Photoshop
2 262 (11.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 161 (6.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 114 (4.81%) OmniGraffle
5 78 (3.29%) MS Excel
6 71 (3.00%) InVision
7 65 (2.74%) MS Office
8 44 (1.86%) MS Visio
9 39 (1.65%) InDesign
10 34 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
11 27 (1.14%) Adobe After Effects
12 23 (0.97%) Fireworks
13 17 (0.72%) CINEMA 4D
14 8 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
15 6 (0.25%) Acrobat
15 6 (0.25%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.21%) Flinto
16 5 (0.21%) Vectorworks
17 4 (0.17%) 3ds Max
17 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.46%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.13%) SAP hybris
5 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.084%) Shopify
7 1 (0.042%) BASE24
7 1 (0.042%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.042%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.042%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.042%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (1.52%) Office 365
3 29 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 22 (0.93%) Google Analytics
6 20 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.46%) SaaS
8 9 (0.38%) IaaS
8 9 (0.38%) PaaS
9 4 (0.17%) GitHub
10 3 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.13%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.084%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.084%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.084%) Yammer
12 1 (0.042%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.042%) Responsys
12 1 (0.042%) Silverpop
12 1 (0.042%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.66%) Firewall
1 63 (2.66%) Internet
2 37 (1.56%) MPLS
2 37 (1.56%) WAN
3 34 (1.43%) BGP
4 30 (1.27%) Wireless
5 27 (1.14%) LAN
5 27 (1.14%) OSPF
6 26 (1.10%) VPN
7 25 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 24 (1.01%) Network Security
9 22 (0.93%) TCP/IP
10 19 (0.80%) LDAP
11 18 (0.76%) 4G
11 18 (0.76%) DHCP
12 17 (0.72%) IPsec
13 15 (0.63%) SSL
14 14 (0.59%) CTI
14 14 (0.59%) DNS
15 13 (0.55%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
2 52 (2.19%) SQL Server
3 49 (2.07%) Oracle Database
4 32 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 27 (1.14%) Big Data
6 23 (0.97%) Hadoop
7 17 (0.72%) Relational Database
8 16 (0.68%) DB2
8 16 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
9 15 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (0.51%) MySQL
10 12 (0.51%) QlikView
11 7 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.30%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.25%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.25%) ObjectStore
12 6 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 172 (7.26%) Axure RP
2 31 (1.31%) JIRA
3 25 (1.05%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 23 (0.97%) Dreamweaver
5 20 (0.84%) SoapUI
6 17 (0.72%) Git (software)
6 17 (0.72%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.51%) Maven
7 12 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
8 11 (0.46%) JUnit
9 8 (0.34%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.30%) Jasmine
11 6 (0.25%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.25%) Selenium
11 6 (0.25%) Subversion
12 5 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.21%) XMLSpy
13 4 (0.17%) gulp
14 3 (0.13%) VisualAge
14 3 (0.13%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 304 (12.83%) Finance
2 165 (6.96%) Banking
3 152 (6.41%) Telecoms
4 135 (5.70%) Retail
5 118 (4.98%) Publishing
6 111 (4.68%) Marketing
7 91 (3.84%) Legal
8 41 (1.73%) Games
9 22 (0.93%) Multimedia
10 20 (0.84%) Advertising
10 20 (0.84%) Billing
10 20 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.55%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.51%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.30%) Electronics
15 4 (0.17%) Automotive
15 4 (0.17%) Back Office
16 3 (0.13%) Local Government
16 3 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 575 (24.26%) HTML
2 494 (20.84%) CSS
3 154 (6.50%) HTML5
4 99 (4.18%) jQuery
5 88 (3.71%) CSS3
6 72 (3.04%) XML
7 70 (2.95%) Web Services
8 55 (2.32%) SOAP
9 50 (2.11%) .NET
9 50 (2.11%) Middleware
10 39 (1.65%) Flash
10 39 (1.65%) REST
11 36 (1.52%) J2EE
12 34 (1.43%) XSD
13 30 (1.27%) WSDL
14 25 (1.05%) AngularJS
15 20 (0.84%) JSON
16 17 (0.72%) Sass
16 17 (0.72%) WCF
17 16 (0.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1114 (47.00%) User Experience
2 218 (9.20%) Mobile App
3 106 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (3.08%) Social Media
5 65 (2.74%) Graphic Design
6 64 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 54 (2.28%) Data Centre
8 46 (1.94%) Animation
9 39 (1.65%) Digital Media
9 39 (1.65%) e-Learning
10 33 (1.39%) Visualisation
11 25 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (0.93%) Computer Science
13 17 (0.72%) Learning Management System
13 17 (0.72%) Motion Graphics
14 15 (0.63%) Interactive TV
14 15 (0.63%) Photography
15 14 (0.59%) Online Banking
15 14 (0.59%) SCORM
16 13 (0.55%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 124 (5.23%) Android
2 122 (5.15%) Apple iOS
3 101 (4.26%) Windows
4 83 (3.50%) Linux
5 58 (2.45%) Unix
6 28 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (0.97%) Solaris
7 23 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 16 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.59%) Windows 10
10 11 (0.46%) CentOS
11 10 (0.42%) AIX
12 4 (0.17%) HPUX
12 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.042%) OS/400
14 1 (0.042%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.042%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.042%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
2 522 (22.03%) Wireframes
3 353 (14.89%) Prototyping
4 200 (8.44%) E-Commerce
5 138 (5.82%) Responsive Web Design
5 138 (5.82%) Web Design
6 133 (5.61%) Service Design
7 119 (5.02%) Rapid Prototyping
8 114 (4.81%) Front End Development
9 113 (4.77%) Scrum
10 106 (4.47%) Migration
11 102 (4.30%) Analytics
12 101 (4.26%) Information Architecture
13 97 (4.09%) Typography
14 90 (3.80%) SOA
15 79 (3.33%) Project Management
16 78 (3.29%) CRM
16 78 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
17 76 (3.21%) Data Modelling
18 74 (3.12%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 258 (10.89%) JavaScript
2 134 (5.65%) Java
3 68 (2.87%) SQL
4 38 (1.60%) C#
5 34 (1.43%) PHP
6 28 (1.18%) Shell Script
7 19 (0.80%) PowerShell
8 13 (0.55%) PL/SQL
9 11 (0.46%) ActionScript
10 8 (0.34%) Perl
11 7 (0.30%) C
11 7 (0.30%) COBOL
11 7 (0.30%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.25%) Python
13 5 (0.21%) C++
14 4 (0.17%) VBA
15 3 (0.13%) ActionScript 2.0
15 3 (0.13%) Scala
15 3 (0.13%) VBScript
16 2 (0.084%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 177 (7.47%) Degree
2 144 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 106 (4.47%) SC Cleared
4 57 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (2.03%) CCNP
6 18 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 17 (0.72%) CCNA
8 16 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (0.63%) CCIE
9 15 (0.63%) CISSP
10 13 (0.55%) CCDP
11 9 (0.38%) CCSP
11 9 (0.38%) CISM
11 9 (0.38%) JNCIP
12 7 (0.30%) RHCE
13 5 (0.21%) MBA
14 3 (0.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 3 (0.13%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.13%) CCDA
14 3 (0.13%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (1.69%) QA
2 21 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
4 12 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.46%) WCAG
6 9 (0.38%) SEPA
7 7 (0.30%) SLA
8 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.13%) HL7
8 3 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.084%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.042%) COBIT
10 1 (0.042%) NEBOSH
10 1 (0.042%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.042%) Solvency II
System Software
1 57 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 23 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.55%) vSphere
4 10 (0.42%) VMware ESX
5 8 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.30%) Samba
7 6 (0.25%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.21%) HDFS
9 4 (0.17%) Docker
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.084%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.084%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.042%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.042%) RACF
12 1 (0.042%) Snort
12 1 (0.042%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.042%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.042%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (0.97%) SCCM
2 18 (0.76%) Puppet
3 17 (0.72%) SCOM
4 15 (0.63%) FortiGate
5 11 (0.46%) OpenAM
5 11 (0.46%) OpenIDM
6 9 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
7 7 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (0.21%) Nagios
9 3 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.13%) Netcool
9 3 (0.13%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.13%) SCSM
9 3 (0.13%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.13%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.084%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.084%) OpenView
10 2 (0.084%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.084%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 359 (15.15%) Adobe
2 154 (6.50%) Oracle
3 127 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 94 (3.97%) Cisco
5 52 (2.19%) Red Hat
6 41 (1.73%) Juniper
7 40 (1.69%) VMware
8 39 (1.65%) IBM
9 34 (1.43%) CheckPoint
9 34 (1.43%) Google
10 22 (0.93%) SAP
11 19 (0.80%) F5
11 19 (0.80%) HP
12 18 (0.76%) Netezza
13 16 (0.68%) Ab Initio
13 16 (0.68%) EMC
14 15 (0.63%) Citrix
15 14 (0.59%) Informatica
15 14 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (0.51%) webMethods
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