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 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 113 108 121
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 986 995 765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 1.89% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 2.05% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 626 415
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 £244 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 16
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.97 £13.00 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £41.75 £81.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+35.55% -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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 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 22 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 22 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 -9 897 £400 +6.66% 240
London -43 381 £400 +6.66% 93
South East +23 221 £415 +18.57% 42
Berkshire +11 121 £425 +21.42% 10
City of London -32 100 £400 - 35
South West +20 71 £375 - 14
Scotland +25 66 £400 -11.11% 7
East of England +32 50 £375 +2.73% 13
Yorkshire -13 49 £416 +38.66% 20
West Yorkshire 0 44 £433 +44.33% 10
North West -36 40 £350 -6.66% 30
Leeds +1 39 £456 +65.90% 8
Hampshire +9 38 £450 +23.28% 5
Wiltshire +4 37 £425 -10.52% 9
Edinburgh +4 33 £369 -18.05% 6
Slough +20 31 £465 +54.74% 4
North East +19 31 £475 +280.00% 2
West Midlands -7 31 £350 +1.44% 15
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 28 £475 +280.00% 1
Tyne and Wear +16 28 £475 +280.00% 1
Glasgow +16 27 £444 +42.00%
Manchester 0 24 £350 +16.66% 12
Swindon +2 22 £425 -11.45% 3
East Midlands -1 21 £438 +182.25% 11
Buckinghamshire +14 19 £325 -3.70% 3
Reading 0 19 £375 +15.38% 3
Hertfordshire +6 16 £375 - 5
Cambridgeshire +10 15 £288 +38.55% 3
Bracknell +13 14 £310 -20.00% 2
West Sussex -11 14 £325 -18.75% 2

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 765 (38.38%) User Experience
2 581 (29.15%) HTML
3 513 (25.74%) CSS
4 353 (17.71%) Photoshop
5 337 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
6 314 (15.76%) JavaScript
7 286 (14.35%) Finance
8 267 (13.40%) Adobe Illustrator
9 265 (13.30%) Adobe
10 198 (9.93%) Oracle
10 198 (9.93%) HTML5
11 182 (9.13%) Axure RP
12 158 (7.93%) Banking
13 152 (7.63%) jQuery
14 146 (7.33%) Web Design
15 144 (7.23%) Degree
16 139 (6.97%) Marketing
17 137 (6.87%) Mobile App
18 128 (6.42%) CSS3
19 126 (6.32%) Telecoms
20 123 (6.17%) SQL
20 123 (6.17%) Information Architecture
21 119 (5.97%) Java
21 119 (5.97%) Retail
22 118 (5.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
23 117 (5.87%) Security Cleared
24 115 (5.77%) Graphic Design
24 115 (5.77%) SOA
25 104 (5.22%) Microsoft
26 98 (4.92%) E-Commerce

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 35 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.40%) CMS
3 22 (1.10%) WordPress
3 22 (1.10%) WebSphere
4 20 (1.00%) SAS
5 17 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 17 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 15 (0.75%) Apache
7 14 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 11 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
9 10 (0.50%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.45%) Confluence
10 9 (0.45%) Drupal
11 8 (0.40%) IIS
12 7 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.35%) Lync
13 6 (0.30%) Moodle
13 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.25%) GlassFish
14 5 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 353 (17.71%) Photoshop
2 267 (13.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 118 (5.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 53 (2.66%) Fireworks
5 46 (2.31%) InDesign
6 43 (2.16%) OmniGraffle
7 39 (1.96%) MS Visio
8 37 (1.86%) MS Excel
9 29 (1.46%) MS Office
10 28 (1.40%) Adobe After Effects
11 22 (1.10%) Acrobat
12 21 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
13 12 (0.60%) CINEMA 4D
14 6 (0.30%) GIMP
15 5 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
16 4 (0.20%) 3ds Max
16 4 (0.20%) SPSS
17 3 (0.15%) ZBrush
17 3 (0.15%) MS Project
17 3 (0.15%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 11 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.25%) Exstream
3 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.20%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.20%) Magento
3 4 (0.20%) Oracle BRM
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.15%) Retail-J
4 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.10%) Summit
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.050%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.050%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.60%) MailChimp
2 10 (0.50%) SaaS
3 7 (0.35%) GitHub
4 6 (0.30%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
5 5 (0.25%) Office 365
6 3 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.10%) Taleo
8 1 (0.050%) IaaS
8 1 (0.050%) PaaS
8 1 (0.050%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.81%) Internet
2 33 (1.66%) Firewall
3 25 (1.25%) WAN
4 23 (1.15%) LAN
5 21 (1.05%) SAN
6 17 (0.85%) Network Security
7 15 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (0.75%) 3G
8 14 (0.70%) 2G
8 14 (0.70%) BGP
8 14 (0.70%) TCP/IP
9 13 (0.65%) Unified Communications
9 13 (0.65%) VPN
9 13 (0.65%) MPLS
10 12 (0.60%) Intranet
10 12 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
11 10 (0.50%) PBX
11 10 (0.50%) Broadband
11 10 (0.50%) 4G
11 10 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
2 57 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 52 (2.61%) SQL Server
4 35 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 24 (1.20%) MySQL
5 24 (1.20%) DB2
5 24 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
6 21 (1.05%) Big Data
7 16 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (0.75%) Relational Database
9 14 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (0.70%) Hadoop
9 14 (0.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 12 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
11 11 (0.55%) Star Schema
12 10 (0.50%) PowerCenter
13 8 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.40%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 182 (9.13%) Axure RP
2 66 (3.31%) Dreamweaver
3 44 (2.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 14 (0.70%) JIRA
5 13 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.50%) Cucumber
7 8 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 8 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.30%) Subversion
8 6 (0.30%) PHPUnit
8 6 (0.30%) Grunt
9 5 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.20%) JUnit
10 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Blend
11 3 (0.15%) Bower
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.15%) ERwin
11 3 (0.15%) Maven
12 2 (0.10%) ClearCase
General
1 286 (14.35%) Finance
2 158 (7.93%) Banking
3 139 (6.97%) Marketing
4 126 (6.32%) Telecoms
5 119 (5.97%) Retail
6 38 (1.91%) Advertising
7 31 (1.56%) Games
8 30 (1.51%) Publishing
9 28 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 24 (1.20%) Legal
11 22 (1.10%) Billing
12 17 (0.85%) Multimedia
13 16 (0.80%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.60%) Law
15 9 (0.45%) Back Office
15 9 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.45%) Electronics
16 5 (0.25%) Interactive Media
16 5 (0.25%) French Language
17 4 (0.20%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 581 (29.15%) HTML
2 513 (25.74%) CSS
3 198 (9.93%) HTML5
4 152 (7.63%) jQuery
5 128 (6.42%) CSS3
6 92 (4.62%) .NET
7 75 (3.76%) XML
8 54 (2.71%) Web Services
9 52 (2.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 45 (2.26%) AngularJS
11 44 (2.21%) Flash
12 36 (1.81%) ASP.NET
13 34 (1.71%) SOAP
13 34 (1.71%) J2EE
14 33 (1.66%) Middleware
15 31 (1.56%) JSON
16 28 (1.40%) Spring
17 23 (1.15%) WPF
17 23 (1.15%) REST
17 23 (1.15%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 765 (38.38%) User Experience
2 137 (6.87%) Mobile App
3 115 (5.77%) Graphic Design
4 65 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (2.06%) Visualisation
6 39 (1.96%) E-Learning
7 34 (1.71%) W3C
8 26 (1.30%) Social Media
8 26 (1.30%) Human Factors
9 21 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.05%) Clustering
10 19 (0.95%) Video Editing
11 18 (0.90%) Management Information System
11 18 (0.90%) Animation
12 17 (0.85%) Photography
13 16 (0.80%) Mainframe
13 16 (0.80%) Digital Media
14 12 (0.60%) Blackberry
15 11 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
16 10 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 92 (4.62%) Windows
2 74 (3.71%) Android
3 72 (3.61%) Linux
4 64 (3.21%) Apple iOS
5 63 (3.16%) UNIX
6 19 (0.95%) Solaris
7 17 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.40%) AIX
10 7 (0.35%) CentOS
11 5 (0.25%) Windows Phone
11 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.25%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone 7
14 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.050%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.050%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (7.33%) Web Design
3 123 (6.17%) Information Architecture
4 115 (5.77%) SOA
5 98 (4.92%) E-Commerce
6 91 (4.57%) Responsive Web Design
7 83 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 79 (3.96%) Usability Testing
9 74 (3.71%) Analytics
10 73 (3.66%) Rapid Prototyping
11 69 (3.46%) Data Modelling
12 65 (3.26%) ETL
13 64 (3.21%) Business Intelligence
14 59 (2.96%) Project Management
15 58 (2.91%) ITIL
15 58 (2.91%) CRM
16 53 (2.66%) UX Design
17 48 (2.41%) Web Development
18 43 (2.16%) Technical Architecture
19 42 (2.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 314 (15.76%) JavaScript
2 123 (6.17%) SQL
3 119 (5.97%) Java
4 55 (2.76%) PL/SQL
5 49 (2.46%) C#
6 28 (1.40%) PHP
7 27 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 21 (1.05%) Perl
9 17 (0.85%) Python
10 12 (0.60%) C
10 12 (0.60%) C++
11 11 (0.55%) Ruby
12 6 (0.30%) Lisp
12 6 (0.30%) ActionScript
12 6 (0.30%) Groovy
13 5 (0.25%) COBOL
13 5 (0.25%) REXX
13 5 (0.25%) Jython
14 4 (0.20%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 144 (7.23%) Degree
2 117 (5.87%) Security Cleared
3 68 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (0.95%) CCNP
7 16 (0.80%) CCNA
8 11 (0.55%) RHCE
9 10 (0.50%) ISSAP
9 10 (0.50%) ISSMP
9 10 (0.50%) CISM
9 10 (0.50%) CISSP
10 9 (0.45%) HND
10 9 (0.45%) CCDP
10 9 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.40%) JNCIS
12 7 (0.35%) CCIE
13 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.25%) MCSE
15 3 (0.15%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (0.90%) QA
2 13 (0.65%) Data Quality
2 13 (0.65%) Solvency II
3 11 (0.55%) SLA
4 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.10%) WCAG
6 1 (0.050%) DO-160
6 1 (0.050%) COBIT
6 1 (0.050%) WAI
System Software
1 31 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.55%) Samba
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.10%) Squid
5 2 (0.10%) XenApp
6 1 (0.050%) Docker
6 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.050%) vSphere
6 1 (0.050%) XenServer
6 1 (0.050%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.050%) Xen
6 1 (0.050%) NFS
6 1 (0.050%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.050%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.050%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.050%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.050%) iptables
Systems Management
1 9 (0.45%) SCCM
2 6 (0.30%) OPNET
3 5 (0.25%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.20%) SCOM
4 4 (0.20%) Puppet
4 4 (0.20%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.20%) Ansible
5 3 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.15%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.10%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.050%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.050%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.050%) WSUS
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.050%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.050%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 265 (13.30%) Adobe
2 198 (9.93%) Oracle
3 104 (5.22%) Microsoft
4 68 (3.41%) Cisco
5 48 (2.41%) Informatica
6 46 (2.31%) IBM
7 39 (1.96%) SAP
8 35 (1.76%) VMware
9 25 (1.25%) HP
10 23 (1.15%) Business Objects
11 18 (0.90%) Orchard
12 16 (0.80%) CheckPoint
13 15 (0.75%) Apple
14 13 (0.65%) Teradata
15 12 (0.60%) Juniper
15 12 (0.60%) Google
16 11 (0.55%) Twitter
16 11 (0.55%) Citrix
16 11 (0.55%) Sun
17 10 (0.50%) F5
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