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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
UK
Rank 124 102 117
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 916 1148 997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.05% 2.21% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 2.33% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 763 560
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 28
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £12.45 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.34 £43.80 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%

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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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 -19 875 £400 +3.22% 192
London -22 407 £400 - 70
South East +10 188 £350 -12.50% 25
Berkshire -3 57 £350 -6.60% 8
City of London -33 55 £450 +20.00% 10
West Midlands -1 50 £475 +26.66% 11
South West -17 50 £450 +24.13% 22
East of England -27 48 £425 +17.24% 11
Yorkshire +32 44 £363 +3.57% 20
Hampshire -4 38 £400 -11.11% 5
North East -18 35 £363 -27.50% 2
Buckinghamshire +20 34 £350 -12.50% 1
West Sussex +16 34 £325 -10.34% 2
West Yorkshire +24 32 £350 +3.70% 15
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 32 £350 -30.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -23 32 £350 -30.00% 2
East Midlands +20 29 £500 +19.40% 10
Scotland +5 29 £325 -18.75% 8
Leeds +7 28 £350 - 12
North West -19 25 £381 +17.30% 21
Worthing +11 21 £325 - 2
Nottinghamshire +10 21 £508 +19.41% 5
Nottingham +15 20 £510 +20.00% 4
Devon +15 20 £475 +35.71% 2
Solihull -5 17 - -
Coventry +1 16 £475 +46.15% 2
Plymouth - 16 £475 -
Bracknell +12 15 £330 +50.00% 2
Milton Keynes +9 15 £350 -26.31% 1
Glasgow +2 15 £125 - 4

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 987 (49.72%) User Experience
2 683 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
3 564 (28.41%) HTML
4 480 (24.18%) CSS
5 458 (23.07%) Wireframes
6 385 (19.40%) Prototyping
7 295 (14.86%) Finance
8 284 (14.31%) Photoshop
9 276 (13.90%) Adobe
10 211 (10.63%) Mobile App
11 195 (9.82%) Degree
12 194 (9.77%) Service Design
13 191 (9.62%) JavaScript
13 191 (9.62%) Adobe Illustrator
14 170 (8.56%) Axure RP
15 165 (8.31%) Rapid Prototyping
16 152 (7.66%) Banking
17 149 (7.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 141 (7.10%) Marketing
19 140 (7.05%) E-Commerce
20 134 (6.75%) HTML5
21 126 (6.35%) Scrum
22 119 (5.99%) Web Design
23 111 (5.59%) Security Cleared
24 110 (5.54%) Typography
25 109 (5.49%) Telecoms
26 107 (5.39%) Front End Development
27 104 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
28 101 (5.09%) Retail
28 101 (5.09%) Analytics

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 47 (2.37%) CMS
2 30 (1.51%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.76%) WordPress
4 14 (0.71%) Confluence
5 13 (0.65%) Marvel
5 13 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (0.55%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.45%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.35%) JBoss
9 7 (0.35%) Joomla!
9 7 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.25%) Apache
11 5 (0.25%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
12 4 (0.20%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.15%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 284 (14.31%) Photoshop
2 191 (9.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 149 (7.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 56 (2.82%) OmniGraffle
5 54 (2.72%) InVision
6 44 (2.22%) MS Excel
7 40 (2.02%) InDesign
8 39 (1.96%) MS Office
9 27 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
10 18 (0.91%) Fireworks
11 17 (0.86%) Adobe After Effects
12 16 (0.81%) MS Visio
13 14 (0.71%) Adobe Premiere
14 12 (0.60%) AutoCAD
15 10 (0.50%) Flinto
16 9 (0.45%) UXPin
17 8 (0.40%) Acrobat
17 8 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
18 5 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
18 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (0.30%) Oracle BRM
5 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.15%) Magento
6 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.15%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.15%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.15%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 2 (0.10%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.050%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.050%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.11%) Google Analytics
3 20 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 17 (0.86%) GitHub
5 16 (0.81%) Office 365
6 12 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
7 10 (0.50%) SaaS
8 7 (0.35%) CloudSense
8 7 (0.35%) PaaS
9 6 (0.30%) Basecamp
9 6 (0.30%) IaaS
10 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.15%) Heroku
10 3 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.050%) Akamai
11 1 (0.050%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.050%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.050%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.77%) Internet
2 36 (1.81%) Firewall
3 32 (1.61%) LAN
4 27 (1.36%) WAN
5 22 (1.11%) DNS
6 19 (0.96%) NetScaler
7 15 (0.76%) BGP
8 14 (0.71%) LDAP
9 13 (0.65%) Intranet
9 13 (0.65%) Network Security
10 12 (0.60%) SMTP
10 12 (0.60%) VPN
11 10 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (0.50%) DHCP
12 9 (0.45%) Broadband
12 9 (0.45%) OSPF
12 9 (0.45%) Wireless
13 8 (0.40%) VLAN
13 8 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (2.47%) Oracle Database
2 41 (2.07%) SQL Server
3 22 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (1.01%) Big Data
4 20 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 13 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 12 (0.60%) RDBMS
8 11 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (0.50%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.50%) Power BI
10 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Power View
10 9 (0.45%) MySQL
10 9 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (0.40%) Data Mart
12 7 (0.35%) DB2
12 7 (0.35%) MongoDB
12 7 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.30%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 170 (8.56%) Axure RP
2 41 (2.07%) Dreamweaver
3 35 (1.76%) JIRA
4 30 (1.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 16 (0.81%) Git (software)
6 15 (0.76%) Maven
7 11 (0.55%) Jenkins
7 11 (0.55%) Subversion
8 6 (0.30%) JUnit
9 5 (0.25%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.25%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.20%) NCrunch
10 4 (0.20%) NUnit
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.20%) ReSharper
10 4 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (0.20%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.15%) SoapUI
General
1 295 (14.86%) Finance
2 152 (7.66%) Banking
3 141 (7.10%) Marketing
4 109 (5.49%) Telecoms
5 101 (5.09%) Retail
6 97 (4.89%) Publishing
7 75 (3.78%) Legal
8 45 (2.27%) Billing
9 31 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.26%) Investment Banking
11 24 (1.21%) Electronics
12 23 (1.16%) Games
13 18 (0.91%) Multimedia
14 16 (0.81%) Advertising
15 8 (0.40%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.40%) Front Office
16 6 (0.30%) Automotive
16 6 (0.30%) Back Office
17 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.20%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 564 (28.41%) HTML
2 480 (24.18%) CSS
3 134 (6.75%) HTML5
4 75 (3.78%) CSS3
5 60 (3.02%) jQuery
6 55 (2.77%) .NET
7 34 (1.71%) Web Services
8 28 (1.41%) Flash
9 22 (1.11%) WPF
9 22 (1.11%) XML
10 21 (1.06%) Middleware
10 21 (1.06%) Sass
11 20 (1.01%) AngularJS
12 16 (0.81%) ASP.NET
12 16 (0.81%) Spring
13 15 (0.76%) Ajax
13 15 (0.76%) J2EE
13 15 (0.76%) SOAP
13 15 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (0.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 987 (49.72%) User Experience
2 211 (10.63%) Mobile App
3 104 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (3.48%) Social Media
5 42 (2.12%) Graphic Design
6 37 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 36 (1.81%) Data Centre
8 35 (1.76%) Animation
9 32 (1.61%) e-Learning
10 27 (1.36%) W3C
11 21 (1.06%) Fintech
12 17 (0.86%) iPhone
13 16 (0.81%) Video Editing
14 15 (0.76%) Motion Graphics
15 14 (0.71%) iPad
16 13 (0.65%) SCORM
17 12 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
18 11 (0.55%) IVR
18 11 (0.55%) Reference Data
19 10 (0.50%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 91 (4.58%) Apple iOS
2 90 (4.53%) Android
3 54 (2.72%) Windows
4 35 (1.76%) Unix
5 22 (1.11%) Linux
6 16 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.20%) AIX
11 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.10%) Solaris
12 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.050%) CentOS
13 1 (0.050%) HPUX
13 1 (0.050%) MVS
13 1 (0.050%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 683 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (23.07%) Wireframes
3 385 (19.40%) Prototyping
4 194 (9.77%) Service Design
5 165 (8.31%) Rapid Prototyping
6 140 (7.05%) E-Commerce
7 126 (6.35%) Scrum
8 119 (5.99%) Web Design
9 110 (5.54%) Typography
10 107 (5.39%) Front End Development
11 101 (5.09%) Analytics
12 95 (4.79%) Visualisation
13 92 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 91 (4.58%) Responsive Web Design
15 70 (3.53%) Information Architecture
16 69 (3.48%) Usability Testing
17 65 (3.27%) Data Visualisation
18 62 (3.12%) CRM
19 61 (3.07%) ITIL
20 60 (3.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 191 (9.62%) JavaScript
2 87 (4.38%) Java
3 62 (3.12%) SQL
4 35 (1.76%) C#
5 28 (1.41%) PL/SQL
6 18 (0.91%) PowerShell
7 14 (0.71%) Shell Script
8 13 (0.65%) C
9 9 (0.45%) PHP
9 9 (0.45%) VB
10 6 (0.30%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.30%) XAML
11 5 (0.25%) Python
12 4 (0.20%) Perl
13 3 (0.15%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.10%) ABAP
14 2 (0.10%) Lisp
14 2 (0.10%) MapBasic
14 2 (0.10%) RPG
14 2 (0.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 195 (9.82%) Degree
2 111 (5.59%) Security Cleared
3 76 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (1.41%) CCNP
6 24 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 23 (1.16%) CCNA
8 13 (0.65%) CCDP
9 11 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.50%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.50%) CCDA
10 10 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.40%) CCIE
11 8 (0.40%) CISSP
12 7 (0.35%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.25%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.25%) JNCIA
13 5 (0.25%) MCSE
14 4 (0.20%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.97%) QA
2 14 (0.71%) WCAG
3 12 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.60%) SLA
4 7 (0.35%) PMO
5 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.25%) COBIT
7 4 (0.20%) ISO27002
7 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.10%) SEPA
9 1 (0.050%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.050%) GDPR
9 1 (0.050%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 11 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (0.50%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.45%) XenServer
6 7 (0.35%) Firmware
7 6 (0.30%) Docker
8 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.20%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.050%) HDFS
10 1 (0.050%) IAG
10 1 (0.050%) KVM
10 1 (0.050%) NFS
10 1 (0.050%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (0.50%) Amdocs OSS
2 8 (0.40%) Netcool
2 8 (0.40%) SCCM
3 7 (0.35%) SCOM
4 5 (0.25%) Ansible
4 5 (0.25%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.20%) Kibana
5 4 (0.20%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.20%) Rancher
6 3 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.15%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (0.15%) Puppet
7 2 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.10%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.10%) OpenSSO
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.10%) yum
Vendors
1 276 (13.90%) Adobe
2 97 (4.89%) Microsoft
3 92 (4.63%) Oracle
4 77 (3.88%) Cisco
5 41 (2.07%) Juniper
6 37 (1.86%) SAP
7 35 (1.76%) VMware
8 32 (1.61%) IBM
9 30 (1.51%) Google
10 21 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (0.96%) CheckPoint
12 16 (0.81%) Citrix
13 13 (0.65%) Apple
13 13 (0.65%) F5
14 12 (0.60%) Cramer
14 12 (0.60%) Red Hat
15 10 (0.50%) ClickTale
15 10 (0.50%) EXTOL
15 10 (0.50%) Remedy
15 10 (0.50%) Siebel
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £575 - £675 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £454.77 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Devon
itecopeople
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Rate neg on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Liss
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource partners Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £360 to £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Premier Media
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate
Recruit 4 Talent
Rate: 300-350 Per Day
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £440 - £448 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Partners Ltd
Rate: Salary negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
NHS Wales Informatics Service
Rate: From £40,028 to £48,034 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago