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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 114 91 144
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 962 1074 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 2.07% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 2.24% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 675 395
Average daily rate
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£378 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 13
Average hourly rate £27.37 £24.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.71% +22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £21.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.40% +21.25%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -29 861 £375 - 257
London -46 381 £380 +1.33% 108
South East -13 195 £373 -3.87% 44
Berkshire +2 116 £400 - 20
City of London -11 104 £400 +14.35% 38
Scotland +25 81 £444 +14.51% 3
North West -3 61 £338 -10.00% 26
East of England +20 51 £375 +1.35% 19
South West -24 48 £400 -14.89% 18
Edinburgh +7 39 £413 +3.12%
East Midlands +15 38 £450 +16.12% 12
Glasgow +23 35 £450 +12.50% 2
Manchester +5 34 £325 -1.88% 13
Yorkshire -11 34 £350 - 14
West Midlands -17 27 £350 +6.06% 11
Bracknell +9 25 £320 -20.00%
West Yorkshire -3 24 £350 -3.44% 10
Hampshire -28 19 £420 +30.23% 4
Reading +4 17 £413 +3.12% 7
Nottinghamshire +1 17 £475 - 2
Norfolk - 17 £438 -
Nottingham +2 16 £475 -
Hertfordshire +1 16 £363 -23.68% 6
Surrey +1 16 £343 +12.11% 5
Leeds -10 16 £375 +3.44% 8
Slough +8 15 £450 +63.63% 4
Wiltshire -13 15 £450 -5.26% 7
Buckinghamshire +3 13 £325 -3.70% 2
Bristol -4 12 £400 -20.00% 6
West Sussex -17 12 £390 -2.50% 3

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 786 (37.45%) User Experience
2 638 (30.40%) HTML
3 549 (26.16%) CSS
4 400 (19.06%) Photoshop
5 357 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
6 336 (16.01%) JavaScript
7 318 (15.15%) Finance
8 299 (14.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 260 (12.39%) Adobe
10 223 (10.62%) Axure RP
11 207 (9.86%) HTML5
12 177 (8.43%) Oracle
13 175 (8.34%) jQuery
14 168 (8.00%) Banking
15 149 (7.10%) Java
16 136 (6.48%) Degree
17 131 (6.24%) Security Cleared
18 129 (6.15%) Marketing
18 129 (6.15%) Mobile App
18 129 (6.15%) Retail
19 127 (6.05%) Microsoft
20 124 (5.91%) CSS3
20 124 (5.91%) Graphic Design
21 123 (5.86%) Information Architecture
22 120 (5.72%) Telecoms
23 119 (5.67%) Web Design
23 119 (5.67%) SQL
24 118 (5.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
25 117 (5.57%) SOA
26 107 (5.10%) .NET

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 43 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.43%) WebSphere
3 22 (1.05%) CMS
4 21 (1.00%) SAS
4 21 (1.00%) WordPress
5 20 (0.95%) Apache
6 19 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 13 (0.62%) Lync
8 11 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.43%) Adobe CQ
9 9 (0.43%) IIS
9 9 (0.43%) Drupal
10 8 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.29%) Node.js
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
11 6 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.29%) Moodle
12 5 (0.24%) Confluence
12 5 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 400 (19.06%) Photoshop
2 299 (14.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 118 (5.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 53 (2.53%) OmniGraffle
5 49 (2.33%) Fireworks
6 47 (2.24%) InDesign
7 43 (2.05%) MS Excel
8 35 (1.67%) MS Visio
9 29 (1.38%) Adobe After Effects
9 29 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
10 25 (1.19%) MS Office
11 18 (0.86%) Acrobat
12 14 (0.67%) CINEMA 4D
13 8 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
14 5 (0.24%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.19%) SPSS
15 4 (0.19%) EPLAN
16 3 (0.14%) Edge Animate
16 3 (0.14%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.43%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.33%) Exstream
4 5 (0.24%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle BRM
6 3 (0.14%) Retail-J
7 2 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.095%) TRIRIGA
8 1 (0.048%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.048%) Magento
8 1 (0.048%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.048%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.048%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.048%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.62%) MailChimp
2 9 (0.43%) IaaS
3 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.33%) SaaS
4 5 (0.24%) GitHub
5 4 (0.19%) Office 365
6 2 (0.095%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.095%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.048%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.67%) Internet
2 33 (1.57%) Firewall
3 30 (1.43%) 3G
4 29 (1.38%) WAN
5 26 (1.24%) LAN
6 20 (0.95%) SAN
7 19 (0.91%) 2G
8 16 (0.76%) Network Security
8 16 (0.76%) Unified Communications
9 15 (0.71%) LTE
9 15 (0.71%) Intranet
10 14 (0.67%) Broadband
10 14 (0.67%) Radio Access Network
11 13 (0.62%) 4G
11 13 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (0.62%) PBX
12 12 (0.57%) VoIP
12 12 (0.57%) DNS
13 11 (0.52%) VPN
14 10 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
2 48 (2.29%) SQL Server
3 43 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 29 (1.38%) Big Data
5 28 (1.33%) DB2
6 24 (1.14%) MySQL
7 22 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
8 20 (0.95%) Relational Database
9 17 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (0.76%) Hadoop
11 15 (0.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 13 (0.62%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.52%) Star Schema
13 11 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
14 9 (0.43%) QlikView
15 8 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.38%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.38%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 223 (10.62%) Axure RP
2 85 (4.05%) Dreamweaver
3 51 (2.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 16 (0.76%) JIRA
5 11 (0.52%) Eclipse
5 11 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.43%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.38%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Blend
9 6 (0.29%) PHPUnit
9 6 (0.29%) JUnit
9 6 (0.29%) ERwin
9 6 (0.29%) Subversion
10 5 (0.24%) Selenium
11 3 (0.14%) ProtoShare
11 3 (0.14%) Checkstyle
11 3 (0.14%) Xcode
11 3 (0.14%) Redmine
General
1 318 (15.15%) Finance
2 168 (8.00%) Banking
3 129 (6.15%) Retail
3 129 (6.15%) Marketing
4 120 (5.72%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.05%) Publishing
6 31 (1.48%) Games
7 30 (1.43%) Billing
8 28 (1.33%) Legal
9 26 (1.24%) Advertising
10 20 (0.95%) Retail Banking
11 18 (0.86%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.76%) Multimedia
13 11 (0.52%) Law
14 8 (0.38%) Back Office
15 7 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.24%) Electronics
16 5 (0.24%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.14%) Local Government
17 3 (0.14%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 638 (30.40%) HTML
2 549 (26.16%) CSS
3 207 (9.86%) HTML5
4 175 (8.34%) jQuery
5 124 (5.91%) CSS3
6 107 (5.10%) .NET
7 77 (3.67%) XML
8 58 (2.76%) Web Services
9 54 (2.57%) Flash
10 48 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 45 (2.14%) AngularJS
12 41 (1.95%) Middleware
13 38 (1.81%) ASP.NET
14 33 (1.57%) Spring
15 31 (1.48%) J2EE
16 29 (1.38%) SOAP
17 27 (1.29%) JSON
18 24 (1.14%) Hibernate
19 22 (1.05%) WPF
19 22 (1.05%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 786 (37.45%) User Experience
2 129 (6.15%) Mobile App
3 124 (5.91%) Graphic Design
4 78 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (2.38%) E-Learning
6 49 (2.33%) W3C
7 47 (2.24%) Social Media
8 38 (1.81%) Visualisation
9 29 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.29%) Digital Media
11 26 (1.24%) Clustering
12 23 (1.10%) Human Factors
13 21 (1.00%) Mainframe
14 18 (0.86%) Management Information System
15 17 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
16 16 (0.76%) Photography
17 15 (0.71%) Open Source
18 14 (0.67%) Video Editing
18 14 (0.67%) Online Banking
19 13 (0.62%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 106 (5.05%) Windows
2 89 (4.24%) Android
3 78 (3.72%) Apple iOS
4 71 (3.38%) Linux
5 62 (2.95%) UNIX
6 18 (0.86%) Solaris
7 17 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.52%) AIX
9 10 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.38%) CentOS
11 6 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.24%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.095%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.095%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.095%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.048%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (5.86%) Information Architecture
3 119 (5.67%) Web Design
4 117 (5.57%) SOA
5 98 (4.67%) E-Commerce
6 95 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 83 (3.95%) Usability Testing
8 82 (3.91%) Data Modelling
8 82 (3.91%) Responsive Web Design
9 74 (3.53%) Rapid Prototyping
10 70 (3.33%) UX Design
10 70 (3.33%) ETL
10 70 (3.33%) Analytics
11 63 (3.00%) Business Intelligence
12 61 (2.91%) ITIL
12 61 (2.91%) Project Management
13 56 (2.67%) Web Development
14 55 (2.62%) CRM
15 52 (2.48%) Scrum
16 41 (1.95%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 336 (16.01%) JavaScript
2 149 (7.10%) Java
3 119 (5.67%) SQL
4 50 (2.38%) PL/SQL
5 46 (2.19%) C#
6 29 (1.38%) PHP
7 21 (1.00%) Shell Script
8 17 (0.81%) C
9 16 (0.76%) Python
10 15 (0.71%) Perl
11 13 (0.62%) ActionScript
12 9 (0.43%) Ruby
13 8 (0.38%) C++
14 5 (0.24%) REXX
14 5 (0.24%) XPath
14 5 (0.24%) Groovy
14 5 (0.24%) ActionScript 2.0
14 5 (0.24%) Jython
15 4 (0.19%) XAML
15 4 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 136 (6.48%) Degree
2 131 (6.24%) Security Cleared
3 69 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.81%) CCNP
7 15 (0.71%) CCNA
8 11 (0.52%) CISSP
8 11 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (0.52%) ISSAP
9 10 (0.48%) ISSMP
9 10 (0.48%) CISM
10 9 (0.43%) CCIE
10 9 (0.43%) HND
11 7 (0.33%) CCDP
12 6 (0.29%) RHCE
12 6 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.24%) JNCIS
14 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.19%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.19%) QA
2 13 (0.62%) Solvency II
3 7 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.33%) SLA
4 4 (0.19%) WAI
4 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.048%) COBIT
5 1 (0.048%) FATCA
5 1 (0.048%) EMIR
System Software
1 18 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.29%) Samba
5 3 (0.14%) XenApp
6 2 (0.095%) XenServer
6 2 (0.095%) NFS
6 2 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.048%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.048%) KVM
7 1 (0.048%) Docker
7 1 (0.048%) GPFS
7 1 (0.048%) iptables
7 1 (0.048%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.048%) SRDF
7 1 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.048%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.048%) Xen
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (0.76%) SCCM
2 4 (0.19%) SCOM
2 4 (0.19%) OPNET
2 4 (0.19%) Ansible
3 3 (0.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.095%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.095%) Puppet
4 2 (0.095%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.095%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.048%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.048%) WSUS
5 1 (0.048%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.048%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.048%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.048%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.048%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.048%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.048%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 260 (12.39%) Adobe
2 177 (8.43%) Oracle
3 127 (6.05%) Microsoft
4 74 (3.53%) Cisco
5 50 (2.38%) IBM
5 50 (2.38%) Informatica
6 31 (1.48%) HP
6 31 (1.48%) SAP
7 30 (1.43%) VMware
8 21 (1.00%) Orchard
9 19 (0.91%) CheckPoint
10 16 (0.76%) Google
10 16 (0.76%) Juniper
11 15 (0.71%) Teradata
11 15 (0.71%) webMethods
12 13 (0.62%) BMC
13 12 (0.57%) Business Objects
13 12 (0.57%) Apple
14 11 (0.52%) Software AG
14 11 (0.52%) Twitter
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