The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 99 144 92
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1111 690 1180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.97% 1.44% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 1.56% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 387 609
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 33
Average hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £16.75 £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £80.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.57%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +47 1041 £375 +7.14% 273
London +56 602 £375 +7.14% 114
South East +3 177 £375 +7.14% 48
City of London +41 162 £375 - 30
Berkshire +8 89 £400 +10.34% 13
South West +25 76 £470 +44.61% 18
North West +6 55 £375 +13.63% 23
Scotland -13 43 £400 -5.88% 9
Hampshire +9 39 £350 -6.66% 13
East of England -31 39 £381 -10.29% 29
Wiltshire +15 38 £480 +47.69% 1
West Midlands +9 38 £363 +16.93% 13
Swindon +16 36 £480 +47.69% 1
Edinburgh -16 31 £425 - 3
Yorkshire -7 25 £269 -13.30% 14
Surrey -10 20 £338 +43.61% 5
Hertfordshire -17 18 £475 +15.15% 21
Newbury - 18 £375 -
Bristol -2 17 £375 +22.95% 9
Reading -5 17 £388 +10.71% 6
West Yorkshire -16 17 £275 - 8
Bracknell +11 16 £400 -
East Midlands -10 16 £388 -43.43% 12
Manchester -14 15 £313 -16.66% 13
Cheshire -4 14 £425 +17.24% 4
Leeds -11 11 £300 +9.09% 5
Lancashire -15 11 £300 +9.09% 2
Somerset -3 10 £400 -
Southampton - 10 £350 - 6
Birmingham -5 9 £330 +10.00% 4

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 562 (26.93%) HTML
2 504 (24.15%) CSS
3 453 (21.71%) Photoshop
4 343 (16.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 327 (15.67%) Adobe
6 291 (13.94%) Finance
7 256 (12.27%) JavaScript
8 251 (12.03%) Axure RP
9 202 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
10 193 (9.25%) HTML5
11 184 (8.82%) E-Commerce
12 176 (8.43%) Retail
13 173 (8.29%) Banking
14 171 (8.19%) Oracle
15 161 (7.71%) Microsoft
16 153 (7.33%) Mobile App
17 148 (7.09%) CSS3
18 146 (7.00%) Marketing
19 143 (6.85%) Windows
20 141 (6.76%) Responsive Web Design
21 140 (6.71%) Web Design
22 135 (6.47%) Telecoms
23 134 (6.42%) OmniGraffle
24 130 (6.23%) jQuery
25 127 (6.09%) SQL
26 122 (5.85%) Java
27 121 (5.80%) .NET
28 119 (5.70%) Information Architecture
29 118 (5.65%) Degree
30 116 (5.56%) Graphic Design

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 59 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.87%) WebLogic
3 38 (1.82%) WebSphere
4 30 (1.44%) CMS
5 27 (1.29%) SAS
6 20 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
7 19 (0.91%) WordPress
8 13 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
8 13 (0.62%) CICS
8 13 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (0.57%) Confluence
10 11 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.48%) IIS
12 8 (0.38%) Drupal
13 6 (0.29%) LiveCycle
13 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.24%) Moodle
Applications
1 453 (21.71%) Photoshop
2 343 (16.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 134 (6.42%) OmniGraffle
4 68 (3.26%) InDesign
5 61 (2.92%) MS Excel
6 57 (2.73%) MS Office
7 56 (2.68%) Fireworks
8 53 (2.54%) Adobe After Effects
9 47 (2.25%) MS Visio
10 42 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
11 19 (0.91%) Acrobat
12 11 (0.53%) QuarkXPress
12 11 (0.53%) Quicktime
12 11 (0.53%) AutoCAD
13 9 (0.43%) CINEMA 4D
13 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
14 7 (0.34%) 3ds Max
15 6 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
16 5 (0.24%) SPSS
17 4 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.29%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
4 3 (0.14%) Magento
4 3 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
4 3 (0.14%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.14%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.096%) Tridion
5 2 (0.096%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.096%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.048%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.048%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.048%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.43%) SaaS
2 3 (0.14%) Force.com
2 3 (0.14%) Office 365
3 2 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.048%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.048%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.048%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.73%) Firewall
2 54 (2.59%) Internet
3 34 (1.63%) LAN
4 32 (1.53%) WAN
5 26 (1.25%) Intranet
6 23 (1.10%) VPN
7 22 (1.05%) Network Security
8 19 (0.91%) LDAP
9 16 (0.77%) VoIP
9 16 (0.77%) SSL
10 15 (0.72%) LTE
11 13 (0.62%) 3G
11 13 (0.62%) SAN
11 13 (0.62%) HTTP
11 13 (0.62%) MVNO
12 11 (0.53%) MPLS
12 11 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
13 10 (0.48%) DNS
13 10 (0.48%) 4G
14 8 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 69 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
3 57 (2.73%) Oracle Database
4 31 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 30 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (1.39%) Relational Database
7 24 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (1.10%) MySQL
9 21 (1.01%) DB2
10 17 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
11 14 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.62%) OLAP
12 13 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (0.53%) Big Data
14 10 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
14 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
14 10 (0.48%) Data Mart
15 9 (0.43%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 251 (12.03%) Axure RP
2 46 (2.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 45 (2.16%) Dreamweaver
4 30 (1.44%) Microsoft Blend
5 21 (1.01%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 18 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 16 (0.77%) Subversion
8 14 (0.67%) JIRA
9 13 (0.62%) Git (software)
10 11 (0.53%) Jenkins
11 10 (0.48%) ERwin
12 9 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
12 9 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.38%) Mockito
13 8 (0.38%) JUnit
14 6 (0.29%) Maven
15 5 (0.24%) Eclipse
15 5 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
16 4 (0.19%) Hudson
16 4 (0.19%) NUnit
General
1 291 (13.94%) Finance
2 176 (8.43%) Retail
3 173 (8.29%) Banking
4 146 (7.00%) Marketing
5 135 (6.47%) Telecoms
6 61 (2.92%) Advertising
7 38 (1.82%) Games
8 33 (1.58%) Publishing
9 29 (1.39%) Billing
10 28 (1.34%) Investment Banking
11 24 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 22 (1.05%) Retail Banking
13 21 (1.01%) Multimedia
14 18 (0.86%) Legal
14 18 (0.86%) Automotive
15 12 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.48%) Front Office
17 7 (0.34%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.24%) Back Office
18 5 (0.24%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 562 (26.93%) HTML
2 504 (24.15%) CSS
3 193 (9.25%) HTML5
4 148 (7.09%) CSS3
5 130 (6.23%) jQuery
6 121 (5.80%) .NET
7 102 (4.89%) Flash
8 81 (3.88%) XML
9 65 (3.11%) Ajax
10 58 (2.78%) XHTML
11 56 (2.68%) Web Services
12 54 (2.59%) Middleware
13 39 (1.87%) WPF
14 35 (1.68%) ASP.NET
15 32 (1.53%) Silverlight
16 27 (1.29%) WCF
16 27 (1.29%) J2EE
17 26 (1.25%) Spring
18 22 (1.05%) Sass
19 21 (1.01%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 153 (7.33%) Mobile App
2 116 (5.56%) Graphic Design
3 42 (2.01%) Visualisation
4 40 (1.92%) Social Media
5 35 (1.68%) W3C
6 34 (1.63%) Mainframe
7 32 (1.53%) Animation
8 31 (1.49%) iPhone
9 27 (1.29%) E-Learning
10 22 (1.05%) Digital Media
11 18 (0.86%) Clustering
11 18 (0.86%) Smartphone
11 18 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
12 16 (0.77%) Computer Science
12 16 (0.77%) Online Banking
13 15 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.67%) Online Games
14 14 (0.67%) Data Integration
14 14 (0.67%) Management Information System
14 14 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 143 (6.85%) Windows
2 112 (5.37%) Android
3 88 (4.22%) Apple iOS
4 62 (2.97%) UNIX
5 60 (2.87%) Linux
6 33 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (1.25%) AIX
8 18 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (0.81%) Windows XP
10 14 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
11 13 (0.62%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.53%) Solaris
13 10 (0.48%) zOS
14 5 (0.24%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.19%) HPUX
16 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.096%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (8.82%) E-Commerce
3 141 (6.76%) Responsive Web Design
4 140 (6.71%) Web Design
5 119 (5.70%) Information Architecture
6 114 (5.46%) Usability Testing
7 94 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 93 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
9 86 (4.12%) Data Modelling
10 81 (3.88%) Scrum
11 75 (3.59%) SOA
12 72 (3.45%) Project Management
13 67 (3.21%) ETL
14 58 (2.78%) Validation
15 54 (2.59%) ITIL
16 53 (2.54%) Analytics
17 50 (2.40%) Rapid Prototyping
18 49 (2.35%) User Experience Design
19 46 (2.20%) UML
20 43 (2.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 256 (12.27%) JavaScript
2 127 (6.09%) SQL
3 122 (5.85%) Java
4 58 (2.78%) C#
5 47 (2.25%) PHP
6 26 (1.25%) C
7 23 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 19 (0.91%) C++
8 19 (0.91%) ActionScript
9 18 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 18 (0.86%) XAML
10 11 (0.53%) Perl
11 9 (0.43%) VB
11 9 (0.43%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.43%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.38%) ActionScript 3.0
13 7 (0.34%) ActionScript 2.0
13 7 (0.34%) Python
14 6 (0.29%) COBOL
14 6 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 118 (5.65%) Degree
2 97 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 76 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (0.81%) CCNP
6 14 (0.67%) CCNA
7 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.53%) MCSE
9 6 (0.29%) CCIE
9 6 (0.29%) CISSP
9 6 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.24%) JNCIS
11 4 (0.19%) MCPD
11 4 (0.19%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.19%) MCP
11 4 (0.19%) MCSD
12 3 (0.14%) PhD
12 3 (0.14%) HND
12 3 (0.14%) CCA
12 3 (0.14%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.58%) QA
2 12 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.53%) WCAG
4 8 (0.38%) SLA
5 6 (0.29%) WAI
6 2 (0.096%) COBIT
6 2 (0.096%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.048%) Section 508
7 1 (0.048%) EMIR
7 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.048%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 50 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.34%) vSphere
4 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.24%) SRDF
4 5 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.24%) XenApp
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.14%) vCloud
7 2 (0.096%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.048%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.048%) XenServer
8 1 (0.048%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.048%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (0.53%) SCCM
2 10 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (0.29%) SCOM
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.14%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.14%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.096%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.048%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.048%) OpenView
7 1 (0.048%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.048%) Munin
7 1 (0.048%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.048%) Puppet
7 1 (0.048%) Nagios
7 1 (0.048%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.048%) MIIS
7 1 (0.048%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 327 (15.67%) Adobe
2 171 (8.19%) Oracle
3 161 (7.71%) Microsoft
4 56 (2.68%) IBM
5 50 (2.40%) Cisco
6 44 (2.11%) SAP
7 37 (1.77%) VMware
8 26 (1.25%) Apple
8 26 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (1.25%) Business Objects
9 23 (1.10%) HP
9 23 (1.10%) Citrix
10 21 (1.01%) Appcelerator
11 19 (0.91%) Orchard
12 16 (0.77%) Google
12 16 (0.77%) JBoss
13 15 (0.72%) Informatica
14 14 (0.67%) ATG
15 13 (0.62%) TIBCO
15 13 (0.62%) Juniper
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day £250-350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis IT
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Crew
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £250 to £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Vitamin T
Posted: 5 days ago