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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 99 104 115
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1082 942 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 1.85% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 2.00% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 484 520
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £201 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.77 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £48.40 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -10.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 +7 982 £350 -6.66% 241
London +24 529 £375 - 93
South East +24 202 £350 -6.66% 44
City of London +8 157 £375 +2.73% 34
Berkshire +24 115 £350 -6.66% 11
Scotland +3 66 £413 +17.85% 10
Yorkshire +45 63 £255 -20.31% 24
North West -23 58 £340 +13.33% 30
West Yorkshire +36 50 £231 -27.73% 13
South West -29 46 £375 -6.25% 13
Leeds +30 37 £175 -26.31% 8
Hampshire -19 34 £350 -17.64% 8
Reading +20 32 £350 -12.50% 5
Edinburgh -7 29 £425 +23.18% 2
Manchester -17 27 £350 +16.66% 16
East Midlands -2 25 £225 -35.71% 11
West Midlands -4 24 £325 - 4
Stirling +8 21 £420 +76.84%
East of England -46 18 £300 -15.78% 19
Surrey -14 16 £400 +128.57% 11
Wiltshire -24 16 £425 +6.25% 3
Bracknell +15 15 £313 -25.28%
Northamptonshire +9 14 £290 -29.69% 4
Northampton +9 12 £339 - 4
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £500 +55.03% 2
Slough +8 11 £375 +2.73% 1
Devon 0 11 £438 - 4
Glasgow 0 11 £225 -28.00% 7
Wales -7 10 £400 - 6
Cheshire -11 10 £439 +11.28% 5

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 630 (29.66%) HTML
2 565 (26.60%) CSS
3 509 (23.96%) Photoshop
4 421 (19.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 406 (19.11%) Adobe
6 272 (12.81%) JavaScript
7 256 (12.05%) Finance
8 245 (11.53%) Axure RP
9 218 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
10 206 (9.70%) HTML5
11 203 (9.56%) Mobile App
12 175 (8.24%) Marketing
13 169 (7.96%) Oracle
14 160 (7.53%) Retail
15 159 (7.49%) E-Commerce
16 157 (7.39%) jQuery
17 152 (7.16%) Degree
18 150 (7.06%) Android
19 149 (7.02%) Windows
20 143 (6.73%) Banking
21 137 (6.45%) Web Design
22 135 (6.36%) Java
23 127 (5.98%) Flash
24 121 (5.70%) OmniGraffle
24 121 (5.70%) CSS3
25 120 (5.65%) Apple iOS
26 119 (5.60%) Microsoft
27 116 (5.46%) SQL
28 115 (5.41%) Telecoms
29 109 (5.13%) Security Cleared

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 41 (1.93%) WebSphere
3 38 (1.79%) CMS
4 25 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 21 (0.99%) SAS
6 20 (0.94%) Apache
7 17 (0.80%) WordPress
8 15 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
9 13 (0.61%) CICS
10 11 (0.52%) FileNet
10 11 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.42%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.38%) IIS
13 8 (0.38%) Confluence
14 7 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
14 7 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.33%) Drupal
15 6 (0.28%) Node.js
Applications
1 509 (23.96%) Photoshop
2 421 (19.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 121 (5.70%) OmniGraffle
4 102 (4.80%) InDesign
5 67 (3.15%) Adobe After Effects
6 50 (2.35%) MS Excel
7 49 (2.31%) Fireworks
8 48 (2.26%) MS Office
9 38 (1.79%) MS Visio
9 38 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
10 12 (0.56%) Acrobat
11 11 (0.52%) AutoCAD
12 10 (0.47%) CINEMA 4D
13 8 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
14 6 (0.28%) MS Project
15 5 (0.24%) 3ds Max
15 5 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
16 4 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
17 3 (0.14%) Maya
18 2 (0.094%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.33%) CSG Singleview
3 7 (0.33%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.28%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.24%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.19%) Magento
6 4 (0.19%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
7 3 (0.14%) SmartPlant
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.094%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.42%) SaaS
2 4 (0.19%) Force.com
3 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.094%) PaaS
4 2 (0.094%) Pure360
5 1 (0.047%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.047%) Office 365
5 1 (0.047%) IaaS
5 1 (0.047%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.047%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.26%) Internet
2 37 (1.74%) Firewall
3 24 (1.13%) SAN
4 18 (0.85%) WAN
5 17 (0.80%) LAN
5 17 (0.80%) Intranet
6 15 (0.71%) Network Security
7 14 (0.66%) VPN
8 12 (0.56%) LDAP
8 12 (0.56%) LTE
9 11 (0.52%) HTTP
10 10 (0.47%) TCP/IP
10 10 (0.47%) MPLS
10 10 (0.47%) NAS
10 10 (0.47%) VoLTE
11 9 (0.42%) 3G
11 9 (0.42%) DNS
11 9 (0.42%) SSL
12 8 (0.38%) VoIP
13 7 (0.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 69 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (1.88%) Oracle Database
4 32 (1.51%) Relational Database
5 31 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (1.18%) MySQL
7 23 (1.08%) DB2
8 22 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (0.66%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (0.52%) OLAP
13 10 (0.47%) SAP BI
14 8 (0.38%) Big Data
14 8 (0.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 8 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
14 8 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 245 (11.53%) Axure RP
2 52 (2.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 52 (2.45%) Dreamweaver
3 24 (1.13%) Microsoft Blend
4 20 (0.94%) Subversion
5 17 (0.80%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.71%) ERwin
7 13 (0.61%) PHPUnit
8 12 (0.56%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 10 (0.47%) JIRA
10 9 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.42%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.38%) Git (software)
12 6 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
12 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.24%) ReSharper
13 5 (0.24%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.19%) Toad
14 4 (0.19%) Maven
14 4 (0.19%) ProtoShare
General
1 256 (12.05%) Finance
2 175 (8.24%) Marketing
3 160 (7.53%) Retail
4 143 (6.73%) Banking
5 115 (5.41%) Telecoms
6 63 (2.97%) Publishing
7 57 (2.68%) Advertising
8 50 (2.35%) Legal
9 38 (1.79%) Games
10 30 (1.41%) Retail Banking
11 29 (1.37%) Billing
12 23 (1.08%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.80%) Multimedia
13 17 (0.80%) Manufacturing
14 16 (0.75%) Automotive
15 10 (0.47%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.47%) Front Office
16 8 (0.38%) Electronics
17 7 (0.33%) General Ledger
18 6 (0.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 630 (29.66%) HTML
2 565 (26.60%) CSS
3 206 (9.70%) HTML5
4 157 (7.39%) jQuery
5 127 (5.98%) Flash
6 121 (5.70%) CSS3
7 100 (4.71%) .NET
8 80 (3.77%) Web Services
9 68 (3.20%) XHTML
10 57 (2.68%) Ajax
11 51 (2.40%) XML
12 39 (1.84%) WPF
13 33 (1.55%) Middleware
14 26 (1.22%) Silverlight
15 24 (1.13%) JSF
16 23 (1.08%) WCF
17 22 (1.04%) ASP.NET
17 22 (1.04%) Sass
18 21 (0.99%) J2EE
19 20 (0.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 203 (9.56%) Mobile App
2 100 (4.71%) Graphic Design
3 73 (3.44%) Social Media
4 46 (2.17%) Visualisation
5 40 (1.88%) Animation
6 37 (1.74%) W3C
7 36 (1.69%) iPhone
8 34 (1.60%) Mainframe
9 28 (1.32%) E-Learning
10 26 (1.22%) Data Integration
11 24 (1.13%) Management Information System
12 23 (1.08%) Computer Science
13 21 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
13 21 (0.99%) Online Banking
14 20 (0.94%) Digital Media
15 16 (0.75%) Copywriting
16 15 (0.71%) Replication
17 13 (0.61%) Smartphone
17 13 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
18 12 (0.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 150 (7.06%) Android
2 149 (7.02%) Windows
3 120 (5.65%) Apple iOS
4 78 (3.67%) Linux
5 56 (2.64%) UNIX
6 23 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (1.04%) AIX
8 21 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
9 15 (0.71%) CentOS
10 14 (0.66%) zOS
10 14 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.61%) Solaris
12 12 (0.56%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.42%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.19%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.19%) HPUX
18 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (7.49%) E-Commerce
3 137 (6.45%) Web Design
4 109 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
5 97 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 95 (4.47%) Usability Testing
6 95 (4.47%) Information Architecture
7 92 (4.33%) Data Modelling
8 91 (4.28%) User Experience Design
9 88 (4.14%) Scrum
10 82 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
10 82 (3.86%) Rapid Prototyping
11 76 (3.58%) SOA
12 65 (3.06%) ITIL
13 62 (2.92%) Project Management
14 57 (2.68%) ETL
15 51 (2.40%) UML
15 51 (2.40%) Analytics
16 44 (2.07%) CRM
17 43 (2.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 272 (12.81%) JavaScript
2 135 (6.36%) Java
3 116 (5.46%) SQL
4 47 (2.21%) PHP
5 37 (1.74%) C#
6 26 (1.22%) ActionScript
7 21 (0.99%) XAML
8 19 (0.89%) PL/SQL
9 16 (0.75%) T-SQL
10 15 (0.71%) ActionScript 3.0
11 12 (0.56%) C
12 11 (0.52%) Perl
12 11 (0.52%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.42%) ActionScript 2.0
13 9 (0.42%) C++
13 9 (0.42%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.33%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.33%) Python
15 6 (0.28%) VB
15 6 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 152 (7.16%) Degree
2 109 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 75 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.47%) CCNP
6 10 (0.47%) MCSE
6 10 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.42%) CISSP
8 6 (0.28%) CCA
9 5 (0.24%) MCP
10 4 (0.19%) MCSD
10 4 (0.19%) MCDBA
10 4 (0.19%) CCNA
10 4 (0.19%) CCIE
10 4 (0.19%) CCSP
10 4 (0.19%) MCPD
10 4 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.19%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.18%) QA
2 12 (0.56%) WAI
3 9 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.42%) WCAG
4 7 (0.33%) SLA
4 7 (0.33%) COBIT
5 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.047%) Section 508
6 1 (0.047%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.047%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.42%) SRDF
5 4 (0.19%) XenApp
5 4 (0.19%) Xen
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.19%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.19%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.047%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.047%) Varnish
7 1 (0.047%) Brightmail
7 1 (0.047%) KVM
7 1 (0.047%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.047%) NFS
7 1 (0.047%) Squid
7 1 (0.047%) qmail
Systems Management
1 7 (0.33%) SCCM
2 4 (0.19%) SCOM
2 4 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.14%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.14%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.094%) Control-M
4 2 (0.094%) Ansible
5 1 (0.047%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.047%) Nagios
5 1 (0.047%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.047%) MIIS
5 1 (0.047%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.047%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.047%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.047%) StatsD
5 1 (0.047%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.047%) Munin
5 1 (0.047%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.047%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 406 (19.11%) Adobe
2 169 (7.96%) Oracle
3 119 (5.60%) Microsoft
4 55 (2.59%) IBM
5 54 (2.54%) SAP
6 39 (1.84%) VMware
7 36 (1.69%) Cisco
8 32 (1.51%) JBoss
9 28 (1.32%) Orchard
10 24 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (0.99%) Google
11 21 (0.99%) HP
12 19 (0.89%) Informatica
13 18 (0.85%) Zend
14 16 (0.75%) Citrix
15 15 (0.71%) Cognos
15 15 (0.71%) Red Hat
15 15 (0.71%) Apple
16 14 (0.66%) EMC
17 13 (0.61%) CheckPoint
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £130 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Cwmbran, Gwent
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Rate: £24,000 per annum £24K p.a. Pro Rata
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £200 to £200 per day 3 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
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ECS
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
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London
Experis Ltd
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