The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 100 140 90
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1110 726 1178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.97% 1.50% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 1.62% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 407 603
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 33
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £15.70 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £99.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -3.15%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51854 44815 56131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.45% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31590 25634 30843
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2065 2206 2587
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +47 1039 £375 +7.14% 203
London +56 606 £375 +7.14% 82
South East -5 174 £375 +7.14% 38
City of London +38 163 £375 +7.14% 27
Berkshire +10 87 £400 +9.58% 10
South West +29 74 £470 +44.61% 9
North West 0 55 £375 +13.63% 23
Scotland +1 45 £400 -5.88% 10
Hampshire +11 39 £358 -4.66% 10
Wiltshire +11 37 £480 +47.69% 1
West Midlands +7 37 £351 +13.30% 10
East of England -36 36 £388 -8.82% 16
Swindon +16 35 £480 +47.69% 1
Edinburgh -16 32 £438 +2.94% 2
Yorkshire -16 27 £275 -14.06% 14
Surrey -15 20 £338 +43.61% 6
West Yorkshire -7 19 £275 - 9
Hertfordshire -17 18 £475 +15.15% 10
Newbury - 18 £375 -
Bristol -6 17 £375 +48.51% 1
Reading -4 16 £375 - 5
East Midlands -9 16 £388 -43.43% 9
Manchester -11 15 £313 -16.66% 12
Cheshire +2 14 £425 +17.24% 4
Bracknell +12 13 £400 -
Leeds -17 13 £300 +9.09% 8
Lancashire -17 11 £350 +27.27% 4
Birmingham -3 10 £328 +9.16% 4
Somerset -9 10 £400 -
Southampton - 10 £350 - 2

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 561 (27.42%) HTML
2 502 (24.54%) CSS
3 457 (22.34%) Photoshop
4 349 (17.06%) Adobe Illustrator
5 326 (15.93%) Adobe
6 285 (13.93%) Finance
7 247 (12.07%) Axure RP
8 246 (12.02%) JavaScript
9 200 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
10 194 (9.48%) HTML5
11 179 (8.75%) E-Commerce
12 173 (8.46%) Banking
13 170 (8.31%) Retail
13 170 (8.31%) Oracle
14 155 (7.58%) Microsoft
15 154 (7.53%) Mobile App
16 147 (7.18%) Windows
16 147 (7.18%) CSS3
17 146 (7.14%) Marketing
18 136 (6.65%) Web Design
18 136 (6.65%) Responsive Web Design
19 131 (6.40%) Telecoms
20 130 (6.35%) OmniGraffle
21 126 (6.16%) jQuery
22 122 (5.96%) SQL
23 120 (5.87%) Android
24 118 (5.77%) .NET
25 117 (5.72%) Java
26 116 (5.67%) Information Architecture
26 116 (5.67%) Degree

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 60 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 38 (1.86%) WebLogic
3 37 (1.81%) WebSphere
4 28 (1.37%) CMS
5 27 (1.32%) SAS
6 19 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
7 17 (0.83%) WordPress
8 13 (0.64%) CICS
8 13 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
9 12 (0.59%) Confluence
10 11 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.44%) IIS
12 8 (0.39%) Drupal
13 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.24%) Moodle
14 5 (0.24%) Lync
Applications
1 457 (22.34%) Photoshop
2 349 (17.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 130 (6.35%) OmniGraffle
4 71 (3.47%) InDesign
5 57 (2.79%) MS Excel
6 56 (2.74%) MS Office
7 54 (2.64%) Fireworks
8 53 (2.59%) Adobe After Effects
9 46 (2.25%) MS Visio
10 42 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
11 18 (0.88%) Acrobat
12 11 (0.54%) AutoCAD
12 11 (0.54%) Quicktime
12 11 (0.54%) QuarkXPress
13 9 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
13 9 (0.44%) CINEMA 4D
14 7 (0.34%) 3ds Max
15 6 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
16 5 (0.24%) SPSS
17 4 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.29%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
4 3 (0.15%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.15%) Magento
4 3 (0.15%) SiteCatalyst
5 2 (0.098%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.098%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.049%) Staffware
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.049%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.049%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.049%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.44%) SaaS
2 3 (0.15%) Force.com
2 3 (0.15%) Office 365
3 2 (0.098%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.049%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.049%) PaaS
4 1 (0.049%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.69%) Internet
2 52 (2.54%) Firewall
3 30 (1.47%) LAN
4 28 (1.37%) WAN
5 26 (1.27%) Intranet
6 23 (1.12%) VPN
7 19 (0.93%) Network Security
8 17 (0.83%) LDAP
9 16 (0.78%) SSL
10 15 (0.73%) LTE
11 14 (0.68%) VoIP
12 13 (0.64%) SAN
12 13 (0.64%) HTTP
12 13 (0.64%) 3G
13 12 (0.59%) MVNO
14 11 (0.54%) MPLS
14 11 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
15 10 (0.49%) 4G
15 10 (0.49%) DNS
16 8 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (2.74%) Oracle Database
4 31 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 30 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 23 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (1.12%) MySQL
8 22 (1.08%) DB2
9 17 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
10 14 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (0.59%) OLAP
13 11 (0.54%) Big Data
14 10 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
14 10 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (0.49%) Data Mart
15 9 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
16 8 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 247 (12.07%) Axure RP
2 49 (2.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 45 (2.20%) Dreamweaver
4 30 (1.47%) Microsoft Blend
5 21 (1.03%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 17 (0.83%) Visual Studio
7 15 (0.73%) Subversion
8 14 (0.68%) JIRA
9 13 (0.64%) Git (software)
10 10 (0.49%) Jenkins
10 10 (0.49%) ERwin
11 9 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (0.39%) Mockito
13 7 (0.34%) JUnit
14 5 (0.24%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
14 5 (0.24%) Maven
15 4 (0.20%) MSBuild
15 4 (0.20%) Toad
General
1 285 (13.93%) Finance
2 173 (8.46%) Banking
3 170 (8.31%) Retail
4 146 (7.14%) Marketing
5 131 (6.40%) Telecoms
6 63 (3.08%) Advertising
7 34 (1.66%) Games
8 32 (1.56%) Publishing
9 27 (1.32%) Investment Banking
9 27 (1.32%) Billing
10 23 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 22 (1.08%) Multimedia
11 22 (1.08%) Retail Banking
12 19 (0.93%) Legal
13 18 (0.88%) Automotive
14 12 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.49%) Front Office
16 7 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.24%) Back Office
17 5 (0.24%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 561 (27.42%) HTML
2 502 (24.54%) CSS
3 194 (9.48%) HTML5
4 147 (7.18%) CSS3
5 126 (6.16%) jQuery
6 118 (5.77%) .NET
7 103 (5.03%) Flash
8 75 (3.67%) XML
9 63 (3.08%) Ajax
10 56 (2.74%) XHTML
11 54 (2.64%) Web Services
12 51 (2.49%) Middleware
13 39 (1.91%) WPF
14 33 (1.61%) ASP.NET
15 32 (1.56%) Silverlight
16 26 (1.27%) WCF
17 25 (1.22%) J2EE
18 24 (1.17%) Spring
19 23 (1.12%) SOAP
20 21 (1.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 154 (7.53%) Mobile App
2 115 (5.62%) Graphic Design
3 45 (2.20%) Social Media
4 42 (2.05%) Visualisation
5 34 (1.66%) Mainframe
6 33 (1.61%) iPhone
6 33 (1.61%) W3C
7 32 (1.56%) Animation
8 27 (1.32%) E-Learning
9 21 (1.03%) Digital Media
10 18 (0.88%) Online Banking
10 18 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
10 18 (0.88%) Clustering
11 17 (0.83%) Smartphone
12 15 (0.73%) Computer Science
12 15 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.68%) Data Integration
13 14 (0.68%) Management Information System
13 14 (0.68%) N-Tier
14 13 (0.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 147 (7.18%) Windows
2 120 (5.87%) Android
3 94 (4.59%) Apple iOS
4 62 (3.03%) UNIX
5 61 (2.98%) Linux
6 34 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (1.27%) AIX
8 19 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (0.83%) Windows XP
9 17 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
10 13 (0.64%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.54%) Solaris
11 11 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.49%) zOS
13 5 (0.24%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.20%) HPUX
15 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.098%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (8.75%) E-Commerce
3 136 (6.65%) Web Design
3 136 (6.65%) Responsive Web Design
4 116 (5.67%) Information Architecture
5 111 (5.43%) Usability Testing
6 91 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 89 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
8 84 (4.11%) Data Modelling
9 80 (3.91%) Scrum
10 74 (3.62%) SOA
11 71 (3.47%) Project Management
12 65 (3.18%) ETL
13 57 (2.79%) Validation
14 53 (2.59%) ITIL
15 51 (2.49%) Rapid Prototyping
16 49 (2.39%) User Experience Design
16 49 (2.39%) Analytics
17 46 (2.25%) UML
18 40 (1.96%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 246 (12.02%) JavaScript
2 122 (5.96%) SQL
3 117 (5.72%) Java
4 56 (2.74%) C#
5 46 (2.25%) PHP
6 26 (1.27%) C
7 23 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 19 (0.93%) C++
9 18 (0.88%) XAML
9 18 (0.88%) T-SQL
9 18 (0.88%) ActionScript
10 13 (0.64%) Perl
11 10 (0.49%) PowerShell
12 9 (0.44%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.44%) VB
13 7 (0.34%) ActionScript 3.0
14 6 (0.29%) ActionScript 2.0
14 6 (0.29%) R
14 6 (0.29%) Python
14 6 (0.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 116 (5.67%) Degree
2 93 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 73 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (0.83%) CCNP
6 14 (0.68%) CCNA
7 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.54%) MCSE
9 6 (0.29%) CISSP
9 6 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.29%) CCIE
10 5 (0.24%) JNCIS
11 4 (0.20%) MCPD
11 4 (0.20%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.20%) MCP
11 4 (0.20%) MCSD
12 3 (0.15%) CCA
12 3 (0.15%) HND
12 3 (0.15%) PhD
12 3 (0.15%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.61%) QA
2 11 (0.54%) PCI DSS
2 11 (0.54%) WCAG
3 8 (0.39%) SLA
4 6 (0.29%) WAI
5 2 (0.098%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.098%) COBIT
6 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.049%) Section 508
6 1 (0.049%) EMIR
System Software
1 46 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.34%) vSphere
4 5 (0.24%) SRDF
4 5 (0.24%) XenApp
4 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.15%) vCloud
7 2 (0.098%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.049%) XenServer
8 1 (0.049%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.049%) Varnish
8 1 (0.049%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (0.54%) SCCM
2 10 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (0.29%) SCOM
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.15%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.098%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.098%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.098%) MIIS
7 1 (0.049%) OpenView
7 1 (0.049%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.049%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.049%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.049%) Netcool
7 1 (0.049%) Nagios
7 1 (0.049%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.049%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.049%) Munin
7 1 (0.049%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 326 (15.93%) Adobe
2 170 (8.31%) Oracle
3 155 (7.58%) Microsoft
4 54 (2.64%) IBM
5 45 (2.20%) Cisco
6 38 (1.86%) SAP
7 37 (1.81%) VMware
8 26 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
9 25 (1.22%) Business Objects
10 24 (1.17%) Apple
11 23 (1.12%) Citrix
12 22 (1.08%) HP
13 21 (1.03%) Appcelerator
14 19 (0.93%) Orchard
15 16 (0.78%) Google
15 16 (0.78%) JBoss
16 15 (0.73%) Informatica
17 14 (0.68%) ATG
18 13 (0.64%) EMC
18 13 (0.64%) Juniper
London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £30k - 33k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day £250-350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Rate: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
IT HR
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 130-200 Per Day Car Park
Posted: 11 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxford
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 days ago