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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 119 106 110
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1115 1134 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.06% 1.99% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 2.10% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 674 649
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 26
Median hourly rate £39.50 £23.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.08% +9.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £9.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.46 £145.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £10.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+179.06% -46.25%

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
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 2016.

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 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +2 1058 £400 - 211
London +29 532 £400 - 91
South East -25 177 £425 +6.25% 39
West Midlands -4 81 £425 +30.76% 6
East of England +38 67 £425 +13.33% 14
South West -25 65 £375 -11.76% 8
City of London +19 63 £400 +3.89% 23
Hampshire +4 63 £463 +2.77% 7
Berkshire -19 56 £375 -3.22% 14
North West -16 54 £363 -5.53% 23
Yorkshire +7 47 £400 +23.07% 14
Scotland -43 42 £383 -4.37% 4
West Yorkshire -3 31 £369 +11.74% 10
East Midlands +9 29 £463 +92.70% 11
Manchester -12 29 £350 +5.26% 10
Norfolk +18 27 £470 +4.44%
Hook +22 24 £463 +15.62% 1
Norwich +8 24 £470 +4.44%
Leeds -17 24 £375 +13.63% 9
Birmingham -18 24 £325 -13.33% 3
Bristol +9 22 £375 -6.25% 4
Coventry 0 22 £425 +240.00% 1
Wiltshire -32 20 £363 -14.70% 2
Edinburgh -29 18 £400 +10.34%
Nottinghamshire +3 16 £483 +11.88% 5
Cheshire +1 16 £388 -3.12% 8
Devon +2 15 £450 -
Nottingham 0 15 £483 +11.88% 5
Hertfordshire +12 14 £275 +83.33% 5
Swindon -24 14 £363 -14.70%

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 1060 (44.44%) User Experience
2 686 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
3 530 (22.22%) HTML
4 491 (20.59%) Wireframes
5 458 (19.20%) CSS
6 342 (14.34%) Adobe
7 326 (13.67%) Prototyping
8 317 (13.29%) Photoshop
9 309 (12.96%) Finance
10 256 (10.73%) JavaScript
11 249 (10.44%) Adobe Illustrator
12 235 (9.85%) Security Cleared
13 214 (8.97%) Mobile App
14 188 (7.88%) E-Commerce
15 185 (7.76%) SC Cleared
16 182 (7.63%) Axure RP
17 173 (7.25%) Degree
18 170 (7.13%) Banking
19 167 (7.00%) HTML5
20 164 (6.88%) Telecoms
21 156 (6.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
22 154 (6.46%) Oracle
23 152 (6.37%) Web Design
24 141 (5.91%) Responsive Web Design
25 139 (5.83%) Cisco
26 137 (5.74%) Java
27 128 (5.37%) Retail
28 125 (5.24%) Android
29 123 (5.16%) Microsoft
30 121 (5.07%) Apple iOS

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 54 (2.26%) CMS
1 54 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 33 (1.38%) WebSphere
3 22 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 20 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 18 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 18 (0.75%) JBoss
6 15 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
7 14 (0.59%) Marvel
7 14 (0.59%) Skype for Business
8 13 (0.55%) Apache
8 13 (0.55%) WordPress
9 12 (0.50%) MQSeries
10 11 (0.46%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.42%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.34%) Apache ServiceMix
12 8 (0.34%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 317 (13.29%) Photoshop
2 249 (10.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 156 (6.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 103 (4.32%) OmniGraffle
5 70 (2.94%) MS Excel
6 64 (2.68%) InVision
6 64 (2.68%) MS Office
7 41 (1.72%) InDesign
8 39 (1.64%) MS Visio
9 34 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
10 28 (1.17%) Adobe After Effects
11 26 (1.09%) Fireworks
12 16 (0.67%) CINEMA 4D
13 10 (0.42%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.21%) 3ds Max
14 5 (0.21%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.21%) UXPin
14 5 (0.21%) Vectorworks
15 4 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
15 4 (0.17%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 20 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.34%) WebTrends
3 7 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.084%) BigMachines
6 2 (0.084%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.084%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.084%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.084%) Shopify
7 1 (0.042%) BASE24
7 1 (0.042%) Magento
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 23 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (0.88%) Google Analytics
6 16 (0.67%) Office 365
7 12 (0.50%) SaaS
8 6 (0.25%) GitHub
8 6 (0.25%) IaaS
8 6 (0.25%) PaaS
9 3 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.13%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.084%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.084%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.084%) Yammer
11 1 (0.042%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.042%) Responsys
11 1 (0.042%) Silverpop
11 1 (0.042%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 84 (3.52%) Firewall
2 75 (3.14%) WAN
3 72 (3.02%) MPLS
4 71 (2.98%) BGP
5 65 (2.73%) Internet
6 64 (2.68%) VPN
7 54 (2.26%) OSPF
8 45 (1.89%) IPsec
9 38 (1.59%) LAN
10 30 (1.26%) Network Security
10 30 (1.26%) TCP/IP
11 26 (1.09%) Wireless
12 23 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
12 23 (0.96%) EIGRP
13 21 (0.88%) 4G
14 18 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (0.75%) HTTP
15 17 (0.71%) ATM
15 17 (0.71%) DWDM
15 17 (0.71%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 42 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
2 42 (1.76%) Oracle Database
3 27 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 19 (0.80%) Big Data
5 19 (0.80%) DB2
6 14 (0.59%) Hadoop
7 13 (0.55%) MySQL
7 13 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (0.42%) QlikView
9 9 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.34%) GIS
10 8 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.25%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.25%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 182 (7.63%) Axure RP
2 31 (1.30%) JIRA
3 29 (1.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 23 (0.96%) SoapUI
5 21 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
6 15 (0.63%) Git (software)
7 14 (0.59%) Jenkins
8 10 (0.42%) ClearCase
8 10 (0.42%) JUnit
8 10 (0.42%) Subversion
8 10 (0.42%) XMLSpy
9 9 (0.38%) Maven
9 9 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
10 8 (0.34%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.25%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.17%) gulp
13 3 (0.13%) Grunt
13 3 (0.13%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.13%) Xcode
General
1 309 (12.96%) Finance
2 170 (7.13%) Banking
3 164 (6.88%) Telecoms
4 128 (5.37%) Retail
5 102 (4.28%) Publishing
6 98 (4.11%) Marketing
7 65 (2.73%) Legal
8 28 (1.17%) Games
9 27 (1.13%) Investment Banking
10 23 (0.96%) Billing
11 21 (0.88%) Multimedia
12 18 (0.75%) Advertising
13 15 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.59%) Retail Banking
15 13 (0.55%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.29%) Back Office
17 6 (0.25%) Electronics
17 6 (0.25%) Military
18 4 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
19 3 (0.13%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 530 (22.22%) HTML
2 458 (19.20%) CSS
3 167 (7.00%) HTML5
4 95 (3.98%) CSS3
5 90 (3.77%) Web Services
6 86 (3.61%) jQuery
7 82 (3.44%) XML
8 73 (3.06%) SOAP
9 63 (2.64%) Middleware
10 48 (2.01%) REST
10 48 (2.01%) XSD
11 47 (1.97%) .NET
12 42 (1.76%) WSDL
13 41 (1.72%) AngularJS
14 39 (1.64%) Flash
15 38 (1.59%) J2EE
16 26 (1.09%) JSON
17 25 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 22 (0.92%) Ajax
19 21 (0.88%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1060 (44.44%) User Experience
2 214 (8.97%) Mobile App
3 111 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (2.81%) Graphic Design
5 59 (2.47%) Data Centre
6 55 (2.31%) Social Media
7 45 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 42 (1.76%) Visualisation
9 37 (1.55%) Digital Media
10 33 (1.38%) Animation
11 29 (1.22%) e-Learning
12 20 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (0.80%) Computer Science
14 18 (0.75%) Copywriting
15 17 (0.71%) Photography
16 16 (0.67%) DataPower
16 16 (0.67%) Mainframe
16 16 (0.67%) Taxonomies
17 15 (0.63%) Interactive TV
17 15 (0.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 125 (5.24%) Android
2 121 (5.07%) Apple iOS
3 92 (3.86%) Linux
4 83 (3.48%) Windows
5 56 (2.35%) Unix
6 25 (1.05%) Solaris
7 21 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.71%) Windows 10
9 15 (0.63%) Windows Server
10 12 (0.50%) AIX
11 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.38%) CentOS
13 6 (0.25%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.17%) HPUX
15 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.042%) CatOS
16 1 (0.042%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.042%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 686 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
2 491 (20.59%) Wireframes
3 326 (13.67%) Prototyping
4 188 (7.88%) E-Commerce
5 152 (6.37%) Web Design
6 141 (5.91%) Responsive Web Design
7 120 (5.03%) Front End Development
8 117 (4.91%) SOA
9 114 (4.78%) Migration
9 114 (4.78%) Service Design
10 113 (4.74%) Scrum
11 108 (4.53%) Analytics
12 104 (4.36%) Information Architecture
13 102 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
14 100 (4.19%) Rapid Prototyping
15 94 (3.94%) Typography
16 90 (3.77%) Project Management
17 76 (3.19%) CRM
17 76 (3.19%) Usability Testing
18 74 (3.10%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 256 (10.73%) JavaScript
2 137 (5.74%) Java
3 73 (3.06%) SQL
4 38 (1.59%) C#
5 27 (1.13%) PHP
6 22 (0.92%) Shell Script
7 14 (0.59%) PowerShell
8 13 (0.55%) PL/SQL
9 11 (0.46%) COBOL
10 10 (0.42%) ActionScript
10 10 (0.42%) Perl
10 10 (0.42%) Python
11 7 (0.29%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.21%) C
13 4 (0.17%) C++
14 3 (0.13%) ActionScript 3.0
14 3 (0.13%) Assembly Language
14 3 (0.13%) Scala
14 3 (0.13%) VBA
14 3 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 235 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 185 (7.76%) SC Cleared
3 173 (7.25%) Degree
4 95 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (3.65%) CCNP
6 51 (2.14%) DV Cleared
7 22 (0.92%) CCDP
8 21 (0.88%) JNCIP
9 20 (0.84%) CCIE
10 19 (0.80%) CCNA
11 18 (0.75%) JNCIS
12 15 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
13 13 (0.55%) CISSP
14 11 (0.46%) JNCIA
15 9 (0.38%) RHCE
16 8 (0.34%) CISM
17 7 (0.29%) CCSP
17 7 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
18 6 (0.25%) CCDA
18 6 (0.25%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (1.47%) QA
2 23 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
4 14 (0.59%) SEPA
5 12 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.42%) WCAG
7 8 (0.34%) HL7
8 6 (0.25%) ISO 14001
8 6 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.21%) NEBOSH
10 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.084%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.084%) COBIT
12 2 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.042%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.042%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.042%) SLA
13 1 (0.042%) WAI
System Software
1 53 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.50%) vSphere
4 9 (0.38%) Samba
5 5 (0.21%) HDFS
6 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.13%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.084%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.084%) Docker
7 2 (0.084%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.042%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.042%) RACF
8 1 (0.042%) Snort
8 1 (0.042%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.042%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (0.71%) Puppet
1 17 (0.71%) SCCM
2 14 (0.59%) FortiGate
3 12 (0.50%) SCOM
4 9 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (0.34%) OpenAM
5 8 (0.34%) OpenIDM
6 7 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.29%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 5 (0.21%) Nagios
9 4 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.13%) Netcool
10 3 (0.13%) SCDPM
10 3 (0.13%) SCSM
10 3 (0.13%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.084%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.084%) Cisco CME
11 2 (0.084%) OpenView
Vendors
1 342 (14.34%) Adobe
2 154 (6.46%) Oracle
3 139 (5.83%) Cisco
4 123 (5.16%) Microsoft
5 84 (3.52%) Juniper
6 51 (2.14%) Red Hat
7 49 (2.05%) CheckPoint
8 48 (2.01%) IBM
9 38 (1.59%) VMware
10 30 (1.26%) Google
11 22 (0.92%) SAP
12 21 (0.88%) BT
12 21 (0.88%) HP
13 19 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (0.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 17 (0.71%) Nortel
15 16 (0.67%) F5
16 14 (0.59%) Apple
16 14 (0.59%) Citrix
16 14 (0.59%) Remedy
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
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Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Uxbridge, Middlesex
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London
Preferred Choice
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London
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London
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London
Preferred Choice
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London
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London
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West London
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