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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 100 113 115
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1119 958 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 1.80% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.94% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 527 555
Average daily rate
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£351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £187 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 19
Average hourly rate £20.75 £22.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £17.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.75 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-17.89% -1.04%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 1005 £350 - 229
London +23 510 £375 +3.09% 93
South East +22 209 £350 -6.66% 36
City of London +4 139 £375 +15.38% 26
Berkshire +34 114 £350 -6.66% 9
Scotland +22 83 £420 +9.80% 7
North West -14 60 £350 +16.66% 24
South West -24 58 £413 +3.12% 16
Yorkshire +19 39 £160 -45.76% 26
East of England -26 38 £288 -12.87% 18
West Yorkshire +33 37 £160 -50.00% 14
East Midlands +8 37 £250 -29.57% 14
Edinburgh -3 37 £438 +5.42% 3
Hampshire -16 36 £350 -16.66% 8
Leeds +35 32 £160 -28.88% 9
Stirling - 26 £420 -
West Midlands -14 22 £325 +62.50% 1
Wiltshire -22 22 £525 +19.31% 3
Reading +22 21 £350 +2.94% 4
Manchester -16 21 £350 +11.11% 12
Northamptonshire +16 19 £328 - 3
Hertfordshire -13 18 £250 -13.04% 8
Northampton +18 17 £365 - 3
Devon 0 17 £400 +113.90%
Buckinghamshire -1 17 £350 -12.50% 5
Bracknell +10 16 £313 -16.66%
Lancashire -8 16 £325 +8.33% 2
Exeter - 16 £400 -
North East -7 15 £375 +108.33% 1
Tyne and Wear -11 15 £375 +108.33% 1

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 631 (29.85%) HTML
2 566 (26.77%) CSS
3 504 (23.84%) Photoshop
4 420 (19.87%) Adobe Illustrator
5 402 (19.02%) Adobe
6 261 (12.35%) Finance
7 258 (12.20%) JavaScript
8 232 (10.97%) HTML5
9 229 (10.83%) Agile Software Development
10 224 (10.60%) Axure RP
11 187 (8.85%) Mobile App
12 184 (8.70%) Marketing
13 168 (7.95%) Oracle
14 162 (7.66%) Degree
15 161 (7.62%) jQuery
16 155 (7.33%) Java
17 150 (7.10%) Retail
18 147 (6.95%) Windows
18 147 (6.95%) E-Commerce
19 139 (6.58%) CSS3
20 136 (6.43%) Android
21 135 (6.39%) Web Design
22 132 (6.24%) Banking
23 129 (6.10%) Microsoft
24 126 (5.96%) Security Cleared
25 121 (5.72%) Flash
26 114 (5.39%) Responsive Web Design
27 112 (5.30%) SQL
28 111 (5.25%) InDesign
29 107 (5.06%) Apple iOS

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 58 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.32%) CMS
3 41 (1.94%) WebSphere
4 26 (1.23%) Apache
5 25 (1.18%) WebLogic
6 15 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
7 12 (0.57%) FileNet
7 12 (0.57%) CICS
7 12 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (0.52%) SAS
8 11 (0.52%) MS Exchange
8 11 (0.52%) WordPress
9 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.43%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.38%) Confluence
11 8 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
11 8 (0.38%) IIS
12 7 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 504 (23.84%) Photoshop
2 420 (19.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 111 (5.25%) InDesign
4 93 (4.40%) OmniGraffle
5 65 (3.07%) Adobe After Effects
6 60 (2.84%) Fireworks
7 49 (2.32%) MS Excel
8 43 (2.03%) MS Office
9 34 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
10 31 (1.47%) MS Visio
11 11 (0.52%) AutoCAD
12 10 (0.47%) CINEMA 4D
13 8 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
13 8 (0.38%) Acrobat
14 6 (0.28%) MS Project
15 5 (0.24%) 3ds Max
16 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
16 4 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
17 3 (0.14%) Maya
18 2 (0.095%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.33%) CSG Singleview
3 7 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
3 7 (0.33%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.33%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.28%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.19%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.19%) Magento
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.14%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.14%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.43%) SaaS
2 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.19%) Force.com
3 3 (0.14%) Office 365
3 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.095%) PaaS
4 2 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.095%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.095%) Pure360
5 1 (0.047%) IaaS
5 1 (0.047%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.047%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.32%) Internet
2 46 (2.18%) Firewall
3 25 (1.18%) WAN
4 24 (1.14%) SAN
5 22 (1.04%) LAN
6 18 (0.85%) Network Security
6 18 (0.85%) DNS
7 17 (0.80%) Intranet
7 17 (0.80%) LDAP
8 15 (0.71%) VPN
9 14 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (0.66%) VoLTE
10 13 (0.61%) LTE
11 12 (0.57%) HTTP
12 10 (0.47%) 3G
12 10 (0.47%) SSL
13 9 (0.43%) NAS
14 8 (0.38%) MPLS
15 7 (0.33%) X.509
15 7 (0.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
2 58 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 39 (1.84%) Oracle Database
4 29 (1.37%) Relational Database
5 23 (1.09%) MySQL
5 23 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (1.04%) DB2
7 13 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (0.52%) RDBMS
9 11 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (0.47%) SAP BI
11 8 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (0.33%) Oracle ODI
12 7 (0.33%) DTS
12 7 (0.33%) IDOL
13 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 224 (10.60%) Axure RP
2 64 (3.03%) Dreamweaver
3 48 (2.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 19 (0.90%) Subversion
4 19 (0.90%) Microsoft Blend
5 15 (0.71%) PHPUnit
6 14 (0.66%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.57%) JIRA
8 11 (0.52%) Jenkins
8 11 (0.52%) Git (software)
9 10 (0.47%) ERwin
10 9 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.28%) ReSharper
12 6 (0.28%) Maven
13 5 (0.24%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.24%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 5 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
14 4 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (0.19%) ProtoShare
General
1 261 (12.35%) Finance
2 184 (8.70%) Marketing
3 150 (7.10%) Retail
4 132 (6.24%) Banking
5 103 (4.87%) Telecoms
6 69 (3.26%) Publishing
7 56 (2.65%) Advertising
8 41 (1.94%) Legal
9 40 (1.89%) Games
10 27 (1.28%) Retail Banking
11 26 (1.23%) Billing
12 23 (1.09%) Investment Banking
13 21 (0.99%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.90%) Multimedia
15 11 (0.52%) Automotive
16 9 (0.43%) Electronics
16 9 (0.43%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.38%) French Language
17 8 (0.38%) Front Office
18 7 (0.33%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 631 (29.85%) HTML
2 566 (26.77%) CSS
3 232 (10.97%) HTML5
4 161 (7.62%) jQuery
5 139 (6.58%) CSS3
6 121 (5.72%) Flash
7 96 (4.54%) .NET
8 92 (4.35%) Web Services
9 57 (2.70%) XHTML
10 56 (2.65%) XML
11 42 (1.99%) Ajax
12 36 (1.70%) Middleware
13 31 (1.47%) J2EE
13 31 (1.47%) WPF
14 29 (1.37%) JSF
15 27 (1.28%) Hibernate
16 25 (1.18%) ASP.NET
17 24 (1.14%) Spring
18 23 (1.09%) Sass
18 23 (1.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 187 (8.85%) Mobile App
2 80 (3.78%) Graphic Design
3 74 (3.50%) Social Media
4 38 (1.80%) Animation
5 35 (1.66%) W3C
5 35 (1.66%) Visualisation
6 33 (1.56%) E-Learning
7 31 (1.47%) Mainframe
8 29 (1.37%) iPhone
9 25 (1.18%) Data Integration
10 24 (1.14%) Computer Science
10 24 (1.14%) Management Information System
11 21 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
12 18 (0.85%) Digital Media
12 18 (0.85%) Online Banking
13 17 (0.80%) Copywriting
14 13 (0.61%) Replication
15 12 (0.57%) FMCG
15 12 (0.57%) Open Source
16 10 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 147 (6.95%) Windows
2 136 (6.43%) Android
3 107 (5.06%) Apple iOS
4 78 (3.69%) Linux
5 43 (2.03%) UNIX
6 22 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
8 16 (0.76%) CentOS
8 16 (0.76%) AIX
9 12 (0.57%) zOS
9 12 (0.57%) Solaris
10 10 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.43%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.19%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.19%) HPUX
14 4 (0.19%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (10.83%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (6.95%) E-Commerce
3 135 (6.39%) Web Design
4 114 (5.39%) Responsive Web Design
5 99 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 97 (4.59%) User Experience Design
7 92 (4.35%) SOA
8 84 (3.97%) Information Architecture
9 83 (3.93%) Rapid Prototyping
9 83 (3.93%) Scrum
10 82 (3.88%) Data Modelling
11 75 (3.55%) ITIL
12 71 (3.36%) Usability Testing
13 69 (3.26%) Project Management
14 64 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
15 63 (2.98%) UML
16 55 (2.60%) ETL
17 50 (2.37%) OO
17 50 (2.37%) CRM
18 47 (2.22%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 258 (12.20%) JavaScript
2 155 (7.33%) Java
3 112 (5.30%) SQL
4 43 (2.03%) PHP
5 40 (1.89%) C#
6 24 (1.14%) ActionScript
7 22 (1.04%) PL/SQL
8 17 (0.80%) XAML
9 14 (0.66%) ActionScript 3.0
10 13 (0.61%) C
11 12 (0.57%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.52%) Perl
12 11 (0.52%) C++
12 11 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.52%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.43%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.38%) ActionScript 2.0
15 7 (0.33%) Python
16 6 (0.28%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 162 (7.66%) Degree
2 126 (5.96%) Security Cleared
3 91 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (0.66%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.61%) CISSP
7 11 (0.52%) CCNP
7 11 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.47%) MCSE
9 6 (0.28%) CCA
10 5 (0.24%) MCP
11 4 (0.19%) MCPD
11 4 (0.19%) VCP5
11 4 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.19%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.19%) MCSD
11 4 (0.19%) CCNA
11 4 (0.19%) CCIE
11 4 (0.19%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.32%) QA
2 15 (0.71%) COBIT
3 11 (0.52%) WAI
4 10 (0.47%) SLA
5 9 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.28%) WCAG
6 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.095%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.095%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.047%) Section 508
9 1 (0.047%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 39 (1.84%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.38%) SRDF
5 7 (0.33%) XenApp
6 6 (0.28%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.19%) Xen
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.14%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.095%) vSphere
9 2 (0.095%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.047%) KVM
10 1 (0.047%) NFS
10 1 (0.047%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.047%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.047%) qmail
10 1 (0.047%) XenServer
10 1 (0.047%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (0.61%) SCCM
2 4 (0.19%) SCOM
3 3 (0.14%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.14%) Ansible
3 3 (0.14%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.095%) Control-M
5 1 (0.047%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.047%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.047%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.047%) MIIS
5 1 (0.047%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.047%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.047%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.047%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.047%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.047%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.047%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 402 (19.02%) Adobe
2 168 (7.95%) Oracle
3 129 (6.10%) Microsoft
4 55 (2.60%) IBM
5 54 (2.55%) SAP
6 44 (2.08%) Cisco
7 41 (1.94%) VMware
8 32 (1.51%) JBoss
9 24 (1.14%) Google
9 24 (1.14%) Informatica
9 24 (1.14%) HP
9 24 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (1.09%) Orchard
11 20 (0.95%) Zend
11 20 (0.95%) Citrix
11 20 (0.95%) Juniper
12 15 (0.71%) Red Hat
12 15 (0.71%) Apple
12 15 (0.71%) Blue Coat
13 14 (0.66%) EMC
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £30.00 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Blu Digital
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £1 to £10 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Clement May
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago