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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 104 104 111
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1131 1068 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 1.95% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 2.11% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 660 488
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £349 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.69% -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 16
Average hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.60 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.50 £44.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.38 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -11.11%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 0 1005 £400 +14.28% 278
London -53 379 £400 +6.66% 102
South East +4 225 £400 +14.28% 47
South West +41 109 £425 +13.33% 16
Scotland +16 103 £400 -2.14% 8
Berkshire -7 87 £400 +14.28% 12
City of London -50 84 £375 - 24
Hampshire +24 68 £450 +28.57% 12
North West -19 68 £388 +10.71% 31
West Midlands +35 59 £325 - 14
North East +26 59 £404 - 3
Wiltshire +29 58 £425 - 1
East of England +31 51 £350 +16.66% 12
Swindon +25 49 £425 - 1
Tyne and Wear +19 48 £400 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 47 £400 - 2
Edinburgh +7 46 £356 -13.63% 2
Yorkshire -36 42 £330 +57.14% 37
Glasgow +26 34 £438 +84.21% 5
West Yorkshire -33 34 £330 +91.30% 21
Leeds -31 32 £335 +97.05% 16
Birmingham +26 31 £375 +15.38% 3
Manchester -5 31 £331 -3.98% 10
Buckinghamshire +12 24 £250 -50.00% 1
Cheshire +1 24 £425 - 17
Reading -9 22 £349 -0.35% 7
East Midlands -5 21 £240 +6.66% 16
Devon +8 19 £450 +5.88% 3
Milton Keynes +5 18 £230 -58.18% 1
Basingstoke +4 16 £413 +37.50% 2

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 834 (38.99%) User Experience
2 548 (25.62%) HTML
3 511 (23.89%) CSS
4 395 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
5 344 (16.08%) Photoshop
6 306 (14.31%) Adobe
7 278 (13.00%) Adobe Illustrator
8 271 (12.67%) Finance
9 269 (12.58%) JavaScript
10 205 (9.58%) Oracle
11 196 (9.16%) Axure RP
12 177 (8.27%) Web Design
13 161 (7.53%) Degree
14 159 (7.43%) Mobile App
15 157 (7.34%) Banking
16 153 (7.15%) Marketing
17 149 (6.97%) HTML5
18 137 (6.40%) SOA
19 135 (6.31%) Java
20 134 (6.26%) E-Commerce
21 131 (6.12%) Retail
22 130 (6.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
23 126 (5.89%) Telecoms
24 125 (5.84%) Information Architecture
24 125 (5.84%) Security Cleared
25 119 (5.56%) jQuery
26 115 (5.38%) Graphic Design
27 113 (5.28%) SQL
28 107 (5.00%) CSS3
29 102 (4.77%) Microsoft

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 37 (1.73%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.68%) CMS
3 35 (1.64%) WebSphere
4 34 (1.59%) WebLogic
5 31 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 27 (1.26%) Oracle Service Bus
7 19 (0.89%) JBoss
8 15 (0.70%) WordPress
9 14 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 12 (0.56%) SAS
12 11 (0.51%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (0.47%) Confluence
14 9 (0.42%) Apache
14 9 (0.42%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.37%) Lync
16 6 (0.28%) Moodle
16 6 (0.28%) Node.js
Applications
1 344 (16.08%) Photoshop
2 278 (13.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 130 (6.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 54 (2.52%) OmniGraffle
5 47 (2.20%) InDesign
6 43 (2.01%) Fireworks
7 42 (1.96%) MS Office
8 40 (1.87%) MS Visio
9 38 (1.78%) MS Excel
10 37 (1.73%) Adobe After Effects
11 13 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
12 11 (0.51%) CINEMA 4D
12 11 (0.51%) Acrobat
13 7 (0.33%) GIMP
14 6 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
14 6 (0.28%) 3ds Max
15 3 (0.14%) FreeHand
15 3 (0.14%) Maya
15 3 (0.14%) MS Project
15 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.33%) Magento
3 5 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.23%) Exstream
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.14%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.14%) Retail-J
5 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.094%) Maximo
6 2 (0.094%) Summit
7 1 (0.047%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.047%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.047%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.56%) SaaS
3 10 (0.47%) IBM Blueworks
4 8 (0.37%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.19%) Office 365
5 4 (0.19%) GitHub
6 3 (0.14%) Taleo
7 2 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.047%) Yammer
8 1 (0.047%) eCircle
8 1 (0.047%) IaaS
8 1 (0.047%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.047%) PaaS
8 1 (0.047%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.92%) Internet
2 28 (1.31%) LAN
2 28 (1.31%) WAN
3 26 (1.22%) SAN
4 25 (1.17%) Firewall
5 23 (1.08%) Network Security
6 21 (0.98%) 3G
6 21 (0.98%) TCP/IP
7 18 (0.84%) BGP
8 16 (0.75%) OSPF
8 16 (0.75%) Radio Access Network
9 15 (0.70%) VPN
10 14 (0.65%) 2G
11 13 (0.61%) LTE
11 13 (0.61%) VoIP
11 13 (0.61%) MPLS
12 12 (0.56%) PBX
13 11 (0.51%) Unified Communications
13 11 (0.51%) Wireless
13 11 (0.51%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
2 74 (3.46%) Oracle Database
3 51 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 51 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 27 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
6 22 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
7 21 (0.98%) MySQL
8 19 (0.89%) DB2
9 17 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (0.79%) Big Data
10 15 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
11 12 (0.56%) Hadoop
11 12 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (0.51%) Star Schema
13 10 (0.47%) PowerCenter
13 10 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 196 (9.16%) Axure RP
2 54 (2.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 41 (1.92%) Dreamweaver
4 18 (0.84%) JIRA
5 13 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.51%) Cucumber
7 10 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
8 8 (0.37%) Subversion
8 8 (0.37%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.33%) JUnit
9 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Blend
10 5 (0.23%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.23%) Maven
10 5 (0.23%) Grunt
11 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.19%) Gradle
11 4 (0.19%) Selenium
12 3 (0.14%) FindBugs
12 3 (0.14%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 271 (12.67%) Finance
2 157 (7.34%) Banking
3 153 (7.15%) Marketing
4 131 (6.12%) Retail
5 126 (5.89%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.01%) Publishing
7 42 (1.96%) Advertising
8 30 (1.40%) Games
9 29 (1.36%) Billing
10 25 (1.17%) Legal
11 23 (1.08%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.98%) Retail Banking
13 20 (0.94%) Multimedia
14 16 (0.75%) Electronics
15 12 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.56%) Back Office
16 11 (0.51%) Manufacturing
17 10 (0.47%) Law
18 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 548 (25.62%) HTML
2 511 (23.89%) CSS
3 149 (6.97%) HTML5
4 119 (5.56%) jQuery
5 107 (5.00%) CSS3
6 85 (3.97%) XML
7 78 (3.65%) Web Services
8 76 (3.55%) Middleware
9 68 (3.18%) .NET
10 57 (2.66%) Flash
11 51 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 45 (2.10%) J2EE
13 42 (1.96%) Sass
14 41 (1.92%) AngularJS
15 39 (1.82%) SOAP
16 33 (1.54%) Spring
17 32 (1.50%) Java EE
18 30 (1.40%) JSON
19 28 (1.31%) XHTML
20 27 (1.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 834 (38.99%) User Experience
2 159 (7.43%) Mobile App
3 115 (5.38%) Graphic Design
4 93 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (2.43%) Visualisation
6 43 (2.01%) W3C
7 34 (1.59%) E-Learning
8 32 (1.50%) Social Media
9 26 (1.22%) Data Centre
10 24 (1.12%) Photography
11 23 (1.08%) Animation
11 23 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 23 (1.08%) Management Information System
11 23 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (0.94%) Digital Media
13 19 (0.89%) Clustering
14 17 (0.79%) IVR
15 16 (0.75%) Video Editing
16 13 (0.61%) Copywriting
17 11 (0.51%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 92 (4.30%) Windows
2 81 (3.79%) Linux
3 56 (2.62%) UNIX
4 50 (2.34%) Android
5 47 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.31%) Solaris
7 23 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (0.51%) AIX
10 10 (0.47%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.33%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.19%) CentOS
12 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.19%) zOS
13 2 (0.094%) webOS
13 2 (0.094%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.047%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.047%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (8.27%) Web Design
3 137 (6.40%) SOA
4 134 (6.26%) E-Commerce
5 125 (5.84%) Information Architecture
6 91 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 89 (4.16%) Responsive Web Design
8 87 (4.07%) Analytics
9 74 (3.46%) Usability Testing
10 70 (3.27%) Data Modelling
11 69 (3.23%) Rapid Prototyping
12 68 (3.18%) Project Management
13 63 (2.95%) ETL
14 62 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
15 61 (2.85%) Migration
16 59 (2.76%) CRM
17 56 (2.62%) ITIL
18 54 (2.52%) UX Design
19 52 (2.43%) Web Development
19 52 (2.43%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 269 (12.58%) JavaScript
2 135 (6.31%) Java
3 113 (5.28%) SQL
4 41 (1.92%) C#
5 34 (1.59%) PL/SQL
6 22 (1.03%) PHP
7 21 (0.98%) Perl
8 20 (0.94%) Shell Script
9 13 (0.61%) C
10 11 (0.51%) Python
11 10 (0.47%) C++
12 9 (0.42%) ActionScript
12 9 (0.42%) Ruby
12 9 (0.42%) PowerShell
12 9 (0.42%) R
13 5 (0.23%) REXX
13 5 (0.23%) XAML
13 5 (0.23%) COBOL
14 4 (0.19%) VB
15 3 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 161 (7.53%) Degree
2 125 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 84 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.50%) DV Cleared
4 32 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (1.03%) CCNP
6 13 (0.61%) RHCE
7 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.51%) JNCIS
8 10 (0.47%) MCSE
9 9 (0.42%) CCIE
9 9 (0.42%) CCNA
10 6 (0.28%) CCDP
10 6 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.19%) MCSA
11 4 (0.19%) HND
11 4 (0.19%) MCITP
11 4 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.14%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 3 (0.14%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.08%) QA
2 16 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.56%) SLA
4 2 (0.094%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.094%) WCAG
4 2 (0.094%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.094%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.094%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.047%) DO-160
5 1 (0.047%) WAI
5 1 (0.047%) COBIT
System Software
1 38 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.61%) Samba
5 5 (0.23%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.14%) Squid
6 3 (0.14%) RACF
6 3 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (0.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (0.094%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.094%) XenApp
7 2 (0.094%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.047%) vSphere
8 1 (0.047%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.047%) Docker
8 1 (0.047%) iptables
8 1 (0.047%) XenServer
8 1 (0.047%) NFS
8 1 (0.047%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.047%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (0.37%) Tivoli
1 8 (0.37%) SCCM
2 7 (0.33%) SCOM
2 7 (0.33%) Puppet
3 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.14%) zSecure
4 3 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.14%) OMEGAMON
4 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 3 (0.14%) Netcool
4 3 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.14%) OPNET
5 2 (0.094%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.094%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.094%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.047%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.047%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.047%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.047%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 306 (14.31%) Adobe
2 205 (9.58%) Oracle
3 102 (4.77%) Microsoft
4 70 (3.27%) IBM
5 69 (3.23%) Cisco
6 37 (1.73%) SAP
7 35 (1.64%) Informatica
8 32 (1.50%) VMware
9 27 (1.26%) HP
10 22 (1.03%) Google
11 19 (0.89%) Juniper
12 17 (0.79%) Red Hat
13 15 (0.70%) Pega
14 14 (0.65%) Macromedia
15 13 (0.61%) Sun
15 13 (0.61%) Citrix
16 12 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
17 11 (0.51%) Twitter
18 10 (0.47%) F5
18 10 (0.47%) Talend
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Rate: Salary negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
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Rate: £450 - £520 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £480 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
GCS
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
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Rate: £450 - £520 per annum
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