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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 123 120 115
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1095 1023 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.04% 1.83% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.93% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 611 625
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £509 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 28
Median hourly rate £42.60 £30.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.98% +34.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.84 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -0.75%

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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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
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 29 June 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 +4 1035 £400 - 190
London +44 501 £400 - 79
South East -13 206 £400 -3.03% 41
West Midlands 0 74 £358 +2.14% 8
Hampshire +11 68 £463 +2.77% 10
South West -21 68 £375 - 12
City of London +14 66 £400 +6.66% 18
East of England +30 63 £438 +16.66% 11
Berkshire -18 57 £380 -7.87% 13
North West +8 53 £350 -4.76% 15
Scotland -34 44 £400 -5.88% 5
Yorkshire -2 42 £425 +11.11% 12
Norfolk +21 29 £470 +10.58% 2
Hook +21 29 £465 +9.41% 1
West Sussex +1 29 £338 +3.84% 1
Norwich +8 28 £470 +7.42% 2
Bristol +26 26 £375 +7.14% 2
Manchester -1 26 £300 -17.24% 7
East Midlands +10 24 £438 +60.55% 11
Edinburgh -18 24 £405 +1.25% 1
West Yorkshire -34 21 £375 +2.73% 5
Birmingham -7 20 £325 -17.46% 4
Worthing - 20 £300 -
Slough -4 18 £470 -1.05%
Leeds -25 18 £375 +4.89% 4
Wiltshire -31 18 £363 -3.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 17 £325 +54.76% 2
South Yorkshire +15 16 £449 -5.52% 3
Cheshire +4 16 £400 +11.11% 3
Devon -1 16 £450 -2.70% 1

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1013 (43.57%) User Experience
2 649 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 535 (23.01%) HTML
4 491 (21.12%) Wireframes
5 462 (19.87%) CSS
6 341 (14.67%) Adobe
7 324 (13.94%) Photoshop
8 308 (13.25%) Finance
9 298 (12.82%) Prototyping
10 268 (11.53%) JavaScript
11 261 (11.23%) Adobe Illustrator
12 231 (9.94%) Security Cleared
13 208 (8.95%) Mobile App
14 181 (7.78%) Axure RP
15 174 (7.48%) E-Commerce
16 171 (7.35%) SC Cleared
17 165 (7.10%) HTML5
18 161 (6.92%) Degree
19 160 (6.88%) Telecoms
19 160 (6.88%) Banking
20 150 (6.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 147 (6.32%) Web Design
22 145 (6.24%) Oracle
23 144 (6.19%) Cisco
24 137 (5.89%) Java
25 131 (5.63%) Responsive Web Design
26 130 (5.59%) Retail
27 123 (5.29%) SOA
28 119 (5.12%) Microsoft
29 114 (4.90%) Migration

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 51 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.11%) CMS
3 34 (1.46%) WebSphere
4 20 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 19 (0.82%) JBoss
6 18 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 15 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
7 15 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 12 (0.52%) Apache
8 12 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
8 12 (0.52%) Skype for Business
8 12 (0.52%) WordPress
9 11 (0.47%) Marvel
9 11 (0.47%) MQSeries
10 10 (0.43%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.43%) SAS
10 10 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.34%) ArcGIS
11 8 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.30%) CICS
Applications
1 324 (13.94%) Photoshop
2 261 (11.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 150 (6.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 84 (3.61%) OmniGraffle
5 70 (3.01%) MS Excel
6 62 (2.67%) MS Office
7 57 (2.45%) InVision
8 44 (1.89%) InDesign
9 35 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
9 35 (1.51%) MS Visio
10 26 (1.12%) Fireworks
11 24 (1.03%) Adobe After Effects
12 15 (0.65%) CINEMA 4D
13 12 (0.52%) Acrobat
14 11 (0.47%) AutoCAD
15 7 (0.30%) UXPin
16 6 (0.26%) 3ds Max
17 5 (0.22%) Vectorworks
18 4 (0.17%) GIMP
18 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.30%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.086%) BigMachines
6 2 (0.086%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.086%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.086%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.086%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.086%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.086%) Shopify
7 1 (0.043%) Magento
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.043%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.043%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 27 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.82%) Google Analytics
4 14 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.52%) SaaS
7 9 (0.39%) Office 365
8 6 (0.26%) GitHub
9 5 (0.22%) IaaS
9 5 (0.22%) PaaS
10 3 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.13%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.086%) MailChimp
11 2 (0.086%) Yammer
12 1 (0.043%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.043%) Responsys
12 1 (0.043%) Silverpop
12 1 (0.043%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 79 (3.40%) WAN
2 78 (3.35%) Firewall
3 73 (3.14%) MPLS
4 70 (3.01%) BGP
5 66 (2.84%) VPN
6 60 (2.58%) Internet
7 54 (2.32%) OSPF
8 46 (1.98%) IPsec
9 42 (1.81%) LAN
10 28 (1.20%) Network Security
11 26 (1.12%) TCP/IP
12 25 (1.08%) Wireless
13 23 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (0.99%) EIGRP
14 20 (0.86%) 4G
14 20 (0.86%) HTTP
15 17 (0.73%) ATM
15 17 (0.73%) DWDM
15 17 (0.73%) SDH
16 16 (0.69%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 40 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 36 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 24 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 19 (0.82%) Big Data
6 19 (0.82%) DB2
7 14 (0.60%) Hadoop
7 14 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
8 12 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (0.47%) MySQL
9 11 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.34%) GIS
10 8 (0.34%) QlikView
10 8 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.30%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 181 (7.78%) Axure RP
2 31 (1.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 25 (1.08%) JIRA
4 23 (0.99%) SoapUI
5 18 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
6 17 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 15 (0.65%) Git (software)
8 14 (0.60%) JUnit
9 13 (0.56%) Maven
10 11 (0.47%) Cucumber
10 11 (0.47%) Subversion
11 10 (0.43%) ClearCase
11 10 (0.43%) XMLSpy
12 6 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (0.22%) gulp
13 5 (0.22%) Xcode
14 3 (0.13%) Grunt
14 3 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
14 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.13%) VisualAge
General
1 308 (13.25%) Finance
2 160 (6.88%) Banking
2 160 (6.88%) Telecoms
3 130 (5.59%) Retail
4 99 (4.26%) Publishing
5 93 (4.00%) Marketing
6 54 (2.32%) Legal
7 33 (1.42%) Games
8 31 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 26 (1.12%) Multimedia
10 24 (1.03%) Billing
11 17 (0.73%) Advertising
12 15 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.56%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.47%) Back Office
16 8 (0.34%) Electronics
17 7 (0.30%) Military
17 7 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 535 (23.01%) HTML
2 462 (19.87%) CSS
3 165 (7.10%) HTML5
4 99 (4.26%) Web Services
5 93 (4.00%) CSS3
6 87 (3.74%) jQuery
7 81 (3.48%) XML
8 75 (3.23%) SOAP
9 59 (2.54%) Middleware
10 58 (2.49%) .NET
11 51 (2.19%) AngularJS
12 49 (2.11%) XSD
13 48 (2.06%) REST
14 43 (1.85%) WSDL
15 39 (1.68%) Flash
16 35 (1.51%) J2EE
17 31 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 29 (1.25%) JSON
19 22 (0.95%) Sass
20 21 (0.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1013 (43.57%) User Experience
2 208 (8.95%) Mobile App
3 102 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (2.80%) Graphic Design
5 56 (2.41%) Data Centre
6 47 (2.02%) Visualisation
7 43 (1.85%) Social Media
8 39 (1.68%) Digital Media
9 34 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 33 (1.42%) Animation
11 26 (1.12%) e-Learning
12 21 (0.90%) Photography
13 18 (0.77%) W3C
14 17 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.73%) Mainframe
14 17 (0.73%) Psychology
15 16 (0.69%) Computer Science
15 16 (0.69%) Copywriting
16 15 (0.65%) Fixed Income
16 15 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 111 (4.77%) Android
2 109 (4.69%) Apple iOS
3 86 (3.70%) Linux
4 72 (3.10%) Windows
5 54 (2.32%) Unix
6 22 (0.95%) Solaris
7 17 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (0.73%) Windows 10
8 15 (0.65%) AIX
9 13 (0.56%) Windows Server
10 11 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.30%) CentOS
12 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.17%) HPUX
13 4 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.086%) zOS
15 1 (0.043%) CatOS
15 1 (0.043%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 491 (21.12%) Wireframes
3 298 (12.82%) Prototyping
4 174 (7.48%) E-Commerce
5 147 (6.32%) Web Design
6 131 (5.63%) Responsive Web Design
7 123 (5.29%) SOA
8 114 (4.90%) Migration
9 113 (4.86%) Front End Development
10 109 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 107 (4.60%) Scrum
12 105 (4.52%) Analytics
12 105 (4.52%) Information Architecture
13 98 (4.22%) Service Design
14 97 (4.17%) Rapid Prototyping
15 96 (4.13%) Project Management
16 93 (4.00%) Typography
17 78 (3.35%) CRM
18 77 (3.31%) Usability Testing
19 73 (3.14%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 268 (11.53%) JavaScript
2 137 (5.89%) Java
3 71 (3.05%) SQL
4 43 (1.85%) C#
5 24 (1.03%) PHP
6 20 (0.86%) Shell Script
7 14 (0.60%) PowerShell
8 13 (0.56%) PL/SQL
9 11 (0.47%) COBOL
9 11 (0.47%) Python
10 10 (0.43%) ActionScript
11 8 (0.34%) Perl
12 6 (0.26%) C
13 5 (0.22%) C++
13 5 (0.22%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.17%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.13%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.13%) Ruby
15 3 (0.13%) VBScript
15 3 (0.13%) XAML
Qualifications
1 231 (9.94%) Security Cleared
2 171 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 161 (6.92%) Degree
4 93 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (3.74%) CCNP
6 49 (2.11%) DV Cleared
7 21 (0.90%) CCDP
7 21 (0.90%) CCIE
7 21 (0.90%) JNCIP
8 19 (0.82%) CCNA
9 18 (0.77%) JNCIS
10 14 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (0.56%) JNCIA
12 9 (0.39%) CISSP
13 7 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
13 7 (0.30%) RHCE
14 6 (0.26%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (0.26%) CISM
15 5 (0.22%) CCDA
15 5 (0.22%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.46%) QA
2 23 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.39%) HL7
3 9 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.34%) SEPA
5 7 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
6 6 (0.26%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.22%) NEBOSH
7 5 (0.22%) WCAG
8 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.086%) COBIT
9 2 (0.086%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.043%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.043%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.043%) SLA
10 1 (0.043%) WAI
System Software
1 49 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.52%) vSphere
4 7 (0.30%) Samba
5 5 (0.22%) HDFS
6 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.13%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.086%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.086%) Docker
7 2 (0.086%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.043%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.043%) RACF
8 1 (0.043%) Snort
8 1 (0.043%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (0.73%) SCCM
2 14 (0.60%) Puppet
3 12 (0.52%) FortiGate
3 12 (0.52%) SCOM
4 10 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.30%) OpenAM
5 7 (0.30%) OpenIDM
5 7 (0.30%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 5 (0.22%) Nagios
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
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
10 2 (0.086%) Cisco CME
10 2 (0.086%) OpenView
Vendors
1 341 (14.67%) Adobe
2 145 (6.24%) Oracle
3 144 (6.19%) Cisco
4 119 (5.12%) Microsoft
5 81 (3.48%) Juniper
6 50 (2.15%) IBM
7 48 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 47 (2.02%) CheckPoint
9 44 (1.89%) VMware
10 27 (1.16%) SAP
11 26 (1.12%) Google
12 22 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
13 21 (0.90%) HP
14 19 (0.82%) BT
15 18 (0.77%) Remedy
16 17 (0.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 17 (0.73%) Nortel
17 14 (0.60%) Apple
18 13 (0.56%) Citrix
18 13 (0.56%) webMethods
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 22 hours ago
Fife
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Computer People
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Xcede Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Dependant on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Teddington, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
SDC
Rate: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
TDA Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
York
Rural Payments Agency
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bedfordshire
Volt
Rate: £550.00 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Tewkesbury Borough Council
Rate: From £21,745 to £24,717 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Leicestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £16 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 27 days ago