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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 95 109 98
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1137 927 1097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 1.77% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.91% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 564 631
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 14
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £15.20 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.70 £39.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £28.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-24.34% +19.79%

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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +15 1018 £375 +3.44% 220
London +1 449 £375 - 72
South East +23 190 £425 +17.24% 40
City of London -23 100 £400 +10.34% 20
Berkshire +31 89 £425 +38.77% 10
Scotland +14 79 £400 -1.84% 8
East of England +10 78 £350 +40.00% 19
South West -6 65 £425 +11.11% 14
North West +12 61 £350 -16.16% 33
Edinburgh +18 52 £400 -8.57% 7
Yorkshire +22 51 £275 -8.33% 17
East Midlands +12 48 £300 -14.28% 8
North East -4 41 £380 +171.42% 3
Tyne and Wear -5 40 £378 +169.64% 3
West Yorkshire +20 39 £263 -38.23% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 36 £380 +280.00% 3
West Midlands -3 34 £400 +100.00% 14
Hertfordshire -11 34 £350 +40.00% 6
Leeds +20 33 £263 -34.37% 6
Wiltshire +4 32 £523 +15.59% 8
Norfolk +17 31 £425 +39.34% 2
Watford +20 29 £350 - 1
Surrey +6 23 £425 +17.24% 7
Manchester 0 23 £338 +3.84% 15
Hampshire -34 23 £413 -2.94% 3
Northamptonshire +15 22 £364 - 4
Northampton +15 19 £364 - 1
Cheshire +10 19 £420 +2.37% 10
Norwich +7 19 £425 +39.34% 2
Wales -12 19 £363 -23.68% 2

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (38.15%) User Experience
2 646 (29.44%) HTML
3 578 (26.34%) CSS
4 499 (22.74%) Agile Software Development
5 486 (22.15%) Photoshop
6 371 (16.91%) Adobe Illustrator
7 358 (16.32%) Adobe
8 303 (13.81%) JavaScript
9 251 (11.44%) Finance
10 225 (10.26%) HTML5
11 213 (9.71%) Axure RP
12 177 (8.07%) Marketing
13 172 (7.84%) jQuery
14 166 (7.57%) Mobile App
15 164 (7.47%) Degree
16 156 (7.11%) Java
17 154 (7.02%) Banking
18 150 (6.84%) Oracle
18 150 (6.84%) E-Commerce
19 148 (6.75%) Security Cleared
20 146 (6.65%) Retail
21 134 (6.11%) CSS3
22 132 (6.02%) Web Design
23 121 (5.52%) Windows
24 113 (5.15%) Microsoft
24 113 (5.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
25 111 (5.06%) Flash
26 109 (4.97%) .NET
27 108 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
28 107 (4.88%) Publishing

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 57 (2.60%) CMS
2 49 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 41 (1.87%) Apache
4 37 (1.69%) WebSphere
5 24 (1.09%) JBoss
6 16 (0.73%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.64%) WebLogic
7 14 (0.64%) Node.js
7 14 (0.64%) Lync
8 12 (0.55%) FileNet
9 11 (0.50%) Drupal
9 11 (0.50%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.46%) WordPress
10 10 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.41%) CICS
12 8 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (0.32%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 486 (22.15%) Photoshop
2 371 (16.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 113 (5.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 76 (3.46%) InDesign
5 73 (3.33%) OmniGraffle
6 62 (2.83%) Fireworks
7 48 (2.19%) Adobe After Effects
8 44 (2.01%) MS Office
9 41 (1.87%) MS Excel
10 31 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
11 30 (1.37%) MS Visio
12 15 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
13 13 (0.59%) CINEMA 4D
14 11 (0.50%) AutoCAD
15 8 (0.36%) Acrobat
16 4 (0.18%) MS Project
17 3 (0.14%) Maya
18 2 (0.091%) QuarkXPress
18 2 (0.091%) Adobe Premiere
18 2 (0.091%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 16 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.32%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.32%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
4 7 (0.32%) WebTrends
5 6 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
6 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.23%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.18%) Magento
7 4 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.14%) Siebel Analytics
8 3 (0.14%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.14%) Summit
8 3 (0.14%) Exstream
8 3 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.27%) SaaS
2 5 (0.23%) Office 365
2 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.14%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.14%) Force.com
5 2 (0.091%) PaaS
5 2 (0.091%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.046%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.046%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.10%) Firewall
2 36 (1.64%) Internet
3 29 (1.32%) DNS
4 28 (1.28%) SAN
5 27 (1.23%) WAN
5 27 (1.23%) Intranet
6 24 (1.09%) LAN
7 23 (1.05%) Network Security
8 21 (0.96%) 3G
9 20 (0.91%) LDAP
10 19 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (0.82%) LTE
12 16 (0.73%) VoLTE
13 15 (0.68%) VPN
14 13 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
15 12 (0.55%) TCP/IP
16 11 (0.50%) NAS
16 11 (0.50%) SSH
17 10 (0.46%) HTTP
17 10 (0.46%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 25 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.09%) MySQL
6 18 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
7 17 (0.77%) DB2
8 11 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (0.41%) DTS
10 9 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.32%) QlikView
12 7 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (0.32%) IDOL
12 7 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.27%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 213 (9.71%) Axure RP
2 89 (4.06%) Dreamweaver
3 48 (2.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 21 (0.96%) Git (software)
5 19 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 17 (0.77%) Subversion
7 15 (0.68%) PHPUnit
8 12 (0.55%) ERwin
8 12 (0.55%) JIRA
9 10 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Blend
11 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (0.32%) ReSharper
11 7 (0.32%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.27%) Selenium
13 5 (0.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 5 (0.23%) GCC
13 5 (0.23%) Maven
13 5 (0.23%) NUnit
13 5 (0.23%) Xcode
General
1 251 (11.44%) Finance
2 177 (8.07%) Marketing
3 154 (7.02%) Banking
4 146 (6.65%) Retail
5 107 (4.88%) Publishing
5 107 (4.88%) Telecoms
6 66 (3.01%) Legal
7 35 (1.60%) Billing
7 35 (1.60%) Games
8 34 (1.55%) Advertising
9 29 (1.32%) Retail Banking
10 23 (1.05%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.68%) Multimedia
12 15 (0.68%) Automotive
13 13 (0.59%) Electronics
14 10 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.32%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.27%) Law
16 6 (0.27%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 646 (29.44%) HTML
2 578 (26.34%) CSS
3 225 (10.26%) HTML5
4 172 (7.84%) jQuery
5 134 (6.11%) CSS3
6 111 (5.06%) Flash
7 109 (4.97%) .NET
8 82 (3.74%) Web Services
9 70 (3.19%) XML
10 61 (2.78%) XHTML
11 38 (1.73%) Ajax
11 38 (1.73%) AngularJS
12 36 (1.64%) ASP.NET
12 36 (1.64%) Middleware
13 30 (1.37%) J2EE
14 28 (1.28%) XSLT
15 26 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 23 (1.05%) JSF
16 23 (1.05%) Hibernate
17 22 (1.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 837 (38.15%) User Experience
2 166 (7.57%) Mobile App
3 107 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (4.19%) Social Media
5 78 (3.56%) Graphic Design
6 49 (2.23%) E-Learning
7 43 (1.96%) W3C
8 38 (1.73%) Visualisation
9 29 (1.32%) Computer Science
10 28 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.23%) Mainframe
11 27 (1.23%) Animation
12 24 (1.09%) Data Integration
13 18 (0.82%) iPhone
14 17 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
15 16 (0.73%) Digital Media
15 16 (0.73%) Online Banking
16 15 (0.68%) Open Source
17 14 (0.64%) Copywriting
18 13 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 121 (5.52%) Windows
2 100 (4.56%) Android
3 96 (4.38%) Apple iOS
4 81 (3.69%) Linux
5 44 (2.01%) UNIX
6 29 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (0.77%) CentOS
8 16 (0.73%) Solaris
9 13 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.59%) AIX
10 9 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (0.23%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.18%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.18%) zOS
15 3 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.091%) MVS
16 2 (0.091%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.091%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (22.74%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (6.84%) E-Commerce
3 132 (6.02%) Web Design
4 108 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 97 (4.42%) SOA
6 95 (4.33%) UX Design
7 87 (3.97%) Responsive Web Design
8 86 (3.92%) Scrum
9 80 (3.65%) ITIL
9 80 (3.65%) Information Architecture
10 78 (3.56%) Usability Testing
11 74 (3.37%) Rapid Prototyping
12 72 (3.28%) Data Modelling
13 69 (3.14%) Project Management
14 61 (2.78%) UML
15 60 (2.73%) SEO
15 60 (2.73%) Web Development
16 49 (2.23%) ETL
17 45 (2.05%) CRM
18 44 (2.01%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 303 (13.81%) JavaScript
2 156 (7.11%) Java
3 106 (4.83%) SQL
4 52 (2.37%) C#
5 38 (1.73%) PHP
6 21 (0.96%) ActionScript
7 19 (0.87%) PL/SQL
8 17 (0.77%) XPath
9 14 (0.64%) Perl
9 14 (0.64%) C++
10 13 (0.59%) C
11 12 (0.55%) VB.NET
11 12 (0.55%) ActionScript 3.0
12 9 (0.41%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.36%) Objective-C
14 7 (0.32%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.32%) XAML
15 6 (0.27%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.23%) Korn
16 5 (0.23%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 164 (7.47%) Degree
2 148 (6.75%) Security Cleared
3 107 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.91%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.87%) CISSP
6 16 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.41%) CCNP
9 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.23%) CCIE
11 4 (0.18%) MCSE
11 4 (0.18%) CCA
12 3 (0.14%) MCTS
12 3 (0.14%) CCSP
12 3 (0.14%) MCP
13 2 (0.091%) HND
13 2 (0.091%) CCNA
13 2 (0.091%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.091%) CISM
13 2 (0.091%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.50%) QA
2 17 (0.77%) COBIT
3 12 (0.55%) SLA
4 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.41%) WAI
6 6 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.23%) WCAG
8 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.046%) Section 508
9 1 (0.046%) FATCA
9 1 (0.046%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 33 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.46%) XenApp
5 6 (0.27%) ProxySG
6 5 (0.23%) OpenSSH
7 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.18%) SRDF
7 4 (0.18%) Xen
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.14%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.091%) XenServer
10 1 (0.046%) KVM
10 1 (0.046%) Squid
10 1 (0.046%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.046%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.046%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (0.59%) SCCM
2 4 (0.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 4 (0.18%) Ansible
3 3 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.091%) Control-M
4 2 (0.091%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.091%) SCOM
4 2 (0.091%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.091%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (0.091%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.046%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.046%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.046%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.046%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.046%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.046%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 358 (16.32%) Adobe
2 150 (6.84%) Oracle
3 113 (5.15%) Microsoft
4 58 (2.64%) Cisco
5 47 (2.14%) IBM
6 44 (2.01%) SAP
7 40 (1.82%) VMware
8 31 (1.41%) Informatica
9 29 (1.32%) Juniper
10 25 (1.14%) HP
11 23 (1.05%) Citrix
12 18 (0.82%) webMethods
12 18 (0.82%) Blue Coat
12 18 (0.82%) Zend
12 18 (0.82%) Google
13 16 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (0.73%) Apple
13 16 (0.73%) Orchard
14 15 (0.68%) EMC
15 14 (0.64%) Siebel
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: market rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leicestershire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £494 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £360 - £365 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £201 per day + Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Avance Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3- 6 Month Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago