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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 116 105 139
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1001 1059 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.80% 1.95% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 2.11% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 670 403
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.97 £15.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.90 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -2.17%

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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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 -17 904 £400 +6.66% 224
London -47 386 £400 +6.66% 82
South East +16 218 £400 +9.96% 36
Berkshire +16 129 £400 +6.66% 11
City of London -16 106 £400 +6.66% 20
Scotland +22 77 £400 - 5
South West +2 65 £375 -15.01% 13
East of England +26 54 £375 -3.22% 22
North West -24 51 £350 -8.19% 26
Yorkshire +4 50 £469 +36.36% 22
Edinburgh +3 41 £363 -19.44% 2
West Yorkshire +3 40 £469 +27.98% 14
Leeds +8 34 £475 +58.33% 9
Manchester +10 33 £375 +20.00% 14
Glasgow +21 32 £450 +26.31% 1
West Midlands -14 30 £350 -3.44% 7
Hampshire -7 29 £450 +28.57% 8
Slough +15 28 £463 +53.91% 4
East Midlands +9 27 £450 +50.00% 12
Wiltshire -6 27 £375 -21.87% 7
North East +16 23 £488 +290.00% 4
Bracknell +13 23 £325 -18.75% 1
Reading +7 22 £413 +81.31% 4
Tyne and Wear +14 21 £500 +300.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 21 £500 +300.00% 4
West Sussex -10 21 £359 -10.31% 1
Hertfordshire +5 17 £375 -21.05% 2
Devon +16 14 - -
Cambridgeshire +7 13 £288 +38.55% 10
Norfolk +14 12 £400 -11.11%

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

1 796 (39.04%) User Experience
2 606 (29.72%) HTML
3 529 (25.94%) CSS
4 371 (18.20%) Photoshop
5 346 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
6 326 (15.99%) JavaScript
7 302 (14.81%) Finance
8 279 (13.68%) Adobe Illustrator
9 275 (13.49%) Adobe
10 208 (10.20%) Axure RP
11 203 (9.96%) HTML5
12 192 (9.42%) Oracle
13 167 (8.19%) Banking
14 162 (7.95%) jQuery
15 143 (7.01%) Mobile App
16 139 (6.82%) Web Design
17 138 (6.77%) Degree
18 135 (6.62%) Marketing
19 131 (6.42%) CSS3
20 128 (6.28%) Retail
21 127 (6.23%) SQL
22 126 (6.18%) Telecoms
23 124 (6.08%) Java
24 122 (5.98%) Graphic Design
25 121 (5.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
26 119 (5.84%) Security Cleared
27 118 (5.79%) Information Architecture
28 113 (5.54%) Microsoft
29 106 (5.20%) SOA
30 96 (4.71%) .NET

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 32 (1.57%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.32%) CMS
3 25 (1.23%) WebSphere
4 23 (1.13%) WordPress
5 20 (0.98%) SAS
6 19 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 17 (0.83%) Apache
8 15 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (0.44%) Drupal
10 9 (0.44%) Confluence
11 8 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
11 8 (0.39%) IIS
12 7 (0.34%) Lync
13 6 (0.29%) Moodle
13 6 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.25%) ArcGIS
14 5 (0.25%) JBoss
14 5 (0.25%) GlassFish
Applications
1 371 (18.20%) Photoshop
2 279 (13.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 121 (5.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 52 (2.55%) Fireworks
5 50 (2.45%) OmniGraffle
6 47 (2.31%) InDesign
7 45 (2.21%) MS Excel
8 41 (2.01%) MS Visio
9 30 (1.47%) MS Office
10 27 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
11 26 (1.28%) Adobe After Effects
12 21 (1.03%) Acrobat
13 12 (0.59%) CINEMA 4D
14 5 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
15 4 (0.20%) GIMP
15 4 (0.20%) SPSS
16 3 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
16 3 (0.15%) ImageReady
16 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.15%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 10 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.25%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle BRM
4 4 (0.20%) Exstream
5 3 (0.15%) Retail-J
5 3 (0.15%) Magento
5 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.098%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (0.098%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.049%) Summit
7 1 (0.049%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.049%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.049%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.64%) MailChimp
2 8 (0.39%) SaaS
2 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.39%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.25%) GitHub
4 4 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
4 4 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.20%) Office 365
5 2 (0.098%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.049%) IaaS
6 1 (0.049%) PaaS
6 1 (0.049%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.81%) Firewall
2 35 (1.72%) Internet
3 28 (1.37%) WAN
4 26 (1.28%) LAN
5 24 (1.18%) 3G
6 23 (1.13%) SAN
7 18 (0.88%) 2G
8 17 (0.83%) Radio Access Network
9 15 (0.74%) Network Security
9 15 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (0.74%) Unified Communications
10 14 (0.69%) LTE
11 13 (0.64%) Intranet
11 13 (0.64%) 4G
12 12 (0.59%) MPLS
12 12 (0.59%) BGP
12 12 (0.59%) PBX
12 12 (0.59%) Broadband
12 12 (0.59%) VoIP
12 12 (0.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
2 53 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.60%) Oracle Database
3 31 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 26 (1.28%) MySQL
5 25 (1.23%) Big Data
6 22 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
7 20 (0.98%) DB2
8 18 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 15 (0.74%) Hadoop
10 14 (0.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 13 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (0.54%) Star Schema
12 11 (0.54%) PowerCenter
13 10 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.44%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 208 (10.20%) Axure RP
2 72 (3.53%) Dreamweaver
3 51 (2.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 15 (0.74%) JIRA
5 10 (0.49%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.39%) Cucumber
6 8 (0.39%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.34%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.29%) PHPUnit
8 6 (0.29%) Grunt
8 6 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Blend
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.20%) JUnit
9 4 (0.20%) Subversion
10 3 (0.15%) Maven
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.15%) Bower
10 3 (0.15%) ProtoShare
11 2 (0.098%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 302 (14.81%) Finance
2 167 (8.19%) Banking
3 135 (6.62%) Marketing
4 128 (6.28%) Retail
5 126 (6.18%) Telecoms
6 34 (1.67%) Advertising
7 32 (1.57%) Publishing
8 31 (1.52%) Games
9 28 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 26 (1.28%) Legal
11 25 (1.23%) Billing
12 18 (0.88%) Retail Banking
13 16 (0.78%) Multimedia
14 14 (0.69%) Law
15 8 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.39%) Back Office
16 6 (0.29%) Electronics
17 5 (0.25%) Manufacturing
18 3 (0.15%) Local Government
19 2 (0.098%) iGaming
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 606 (29.72%) HTML
2 529 (25.94%) CSS
3 203 (9.96%) HTML5
4 162 (7.95%) jQuery
5 131 (6.42%) CSS3
6 96 (4.71%) .NET
7 81 (3.97%) XML
8 57 (2.80%) Web Services
9 53 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 47 (2.31%) Flash
11 43 (2.11%) AngularJS
12 37 (1.81%) ASP.NET
13 36 (1.77%) SOAP
14 35 (1.72%) J2EE
15 30 (1.47%) Middleware
16 29 (1.42%) Spring
17 28 (1.37%) JSON
18 24 (1.18%) WPF
19 21 (1.03%) WCF
20 20 (0.98%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 796 (39.04%) User Experience
2 143 (7.01%) Mobile App
3 122 (5.98%) Graphic Design
4 69 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (2.16%) W3C
6 40 (1.96%) E-Learning
7 39 (1.91%) Visualisation
8 31 (1.52%) Social Media
9 24 (1.18%) Human Factors
10 22 (1.08%) Clustering
11 21 (1.03%) Digital Media
12 19 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (0.88%) Photography
13 18 (0.88%) Management Information System
14 17 (0.83%) Animation
15 16 (0.78%) Mainframe
16 15 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
17 14 (0.69%) Online Banking
17 14 (0.69%) Video Editing
18 12 (0.59%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 94 (4.61%) Windows
2 88 (4.32%) Android
3 71 (3.48%) Apple iOS
4 69 (3.38%) Linux
5 59 (2.89%) UNIX
6 17 (0.83%) Solaris
7 15 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.34%) AIX
9 7 (0.34%) CentOS
10 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.25%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.20%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.098%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.049%) zOS
14 1 (0.049%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (6.82%) Web Design
3 118 (5.79%) Information Architecture
4 106 (5.20%) SOA
5 95 (4.66%) E-Commerce
6 94 (4.61%) Responsive Web Design
7 86 (4.22%) Usability Testing
8 82 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 79 (3.87%) Rapid Prototyping
10 76 (3.73%) Data Modelling
11 72 (3.53%) ETL
12 68 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
13 67 (3.29%) Analytics
14 66 (3.24%) UX Design
15 58 (2.84%) ITIL
16 55 (2.70%) CRM
16 55 (2.70%) Project Management
17 49 (2.40%) Web Development
18 44 (2.16%) Technical Architecture
19 43 (2.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 326 (15.99%) JavaScript
2 127 (6.23%) SQL
3 124 (6.08%) Java
4 57 (2.80%) PL/SQL
5 48 (2.35%) C#
6 30 (1.47%) PHP
7 23 (1.13%) Shell Script
8 20 (0.98%) Perl
9 16 (0.78%) Python
9 16 (0.78%) C
10 12 (0.59%) C++
11 9 (0.44%) Ruby
12 7 (0.34%) ActionScript
13 6 (0.29%) Lisp
14 5 (0.25%) Jython
14 5 (0.25%) REXX
14 5 (0.25%) Groovy
15 4 (0.20%) XAML
16 3 (0.15%) VBA
16 3 (0.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 138 (6.77%) Degree
2 119 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 64 (3.14%) SC Cleared
4 31 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (1.42%) DV Cleared
6 18 (0.88%) CCNP
7 17 (0.83%) CCNA
8 10 (0.49%) CISSP
8 10 (0.49%) CISM
8 10 (0.49%) ISSAP
8 10 (0.49%) ISSMP
9 9 (0.44%) HND
9 9 (0.44%) RHCE
9 9 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.39%) CCDP
11 7 (0.34%) CCIE
12 6 (0.29%) JNCIS
13 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.15%) MCSD
14 3 (0.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (0.93%) QA
2 14 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.64%) Solvency II
4 8 (0.39%) SLA
5 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.098%) WAI
7 1 (0.049%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.049%) COBIT
7 1 (0.049%) EMIR
7 1 (0.049%) DO-160
System Software
1 23 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 15 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.44%) Samba
5 2 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.098%) XenApp
5 2 (0.098%) Squid
5 2 (0.098%) Xen
5 2 (0.098%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.098%) NFS
6 1 (0.049%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.049%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.049%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.049%) XenServer
6 1 (0.049%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.049%) KVM
6 1 (0.049%) Docker
6 1 (0.049%) vSphere
6 1 (0.049%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 10 (0.49%) SCCM
2 6 (0.29%) OPNET
3 4 (0.20%) Ansible
4 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.15%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.15%) SCOM
4 3 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.098%) Puppet
5 2 (0.098%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.098%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.098%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.049%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.049%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.049%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.049%) WSUS
6 1 (0.049%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.049%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 275 (13.49%) Adobe
2 192 (9.42%) Oracle
3 113 (5.54%) Microsoft
4 72 (3.53%) Cisco
5 53 (2.60%) Informatica
6 47 (2.31%) IBM
7 37 (1.81%) VMware
8 35 (1.72%) SAP
9 24 (1.18%) HP
10 21 (1.03%) Orchard
11 20 (0.98%) Business Objects
12 19 (0.93%) CheckPoint
13 17 (0.83%) Google
14 15 (0.74%) Teradata
14 15 (0.74%) Apple
15 13 (0.64%) Juniper
16 12 (0.59%) Twitter
17 11 (0.54%) F5
18 9 (0.44%) Unisys
18 9 (0.44%) BMC
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