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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Designer
Rank 96 105 100
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1161 1031 958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.26% 2.04% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 2.15% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 595 593
Average daily rate £388 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £406 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 26
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.99 £33.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -6.25%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 1098 £388 - 259
London +17 512 £400 +6.66% 119
South East +5 215 £400 +3.22% 31
City of London +32 101 £375 - 34
Berkshire -6 94 £425 - 7
East of England +37 79 £438 +6.06% 19
South West +1 73 £363 -14.70% 15
North West -17 73 £310 -22.50% 27
Hampshire +53 60 £450 +46.93% 8
West Midlands +27 59 £375 -9.09% 12
Scotland -11 45 £363 -14.70% 9
Reading +13 39 £369 -15.71% 2
Yorkshire -18 39 £350 -25.33% 19
Norfolk +4 35 £475 +11.76% 3
Manchester -10 33 £250 -36.50% 14
North East -19 32 £400 +23.07% 3
Wiltshire -8 31 £363 -19.44% 2
Cheshire +4 28 £338 -12.90% 7
West Yorkshire -13 28 £363 -21.62% 15
Swindon 0 27 £363 -22.04% 2
Tyne and Wear -28 27 £450 +38.46% 3
Leeds -20 26 £375 -28.57% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 26 £500 +53.84% 3
Norwich +2 23 £475 +11.76% 3
Edinburgh -17 22 £400 -11.11% 6
Bristol +3 21 £330 -17.50% 6
East Midlands -26 20 £425 -2.85% 13
Solihull +2 17 £325 -
Surrey -9 17 £400 +21.21% 5
Glasgow +7 16 £350 -17.64% 3

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 950 (40.05%) User Experience
2 621 (26.18%) HTML
3 606 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
4 501 (21.12%) CSS
5 392 (16.53%) Adobe
6 379 (15.98%) Photoshop
7 322 (13.58%) Finance
8 306 (12.90%) Adobe Illustrator
9 273 (11.51%) JavaScript
10 222 (9.36%) Security Cleared
11 209 (8.81%) Axure RP
12 197 (8.31%) Banking
13 183 (7.72%) Mobile App
14 180 (7.59%) HTML5
15 178 (7.50%) Oracle
16 171 (7.21%) E-Commerce
17 154 (6.49%) Web Design
18 142 (5.99%) Degree
19 140 (5.90%) Retail
20 139 (5.86%) Responsive Web Design
21 136 (5.73%) Telecoms
22 134 (5.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
23 131 (5.52%) SC Cleared
24 128 (5.40%) Marketing
25 122 (5.14%) Information Architecture
26 118 (4.97%) jQuery
26 118 (4.97%) Scrum
27 116 (4.89%) Java
28 115 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
29 110 (4.64%) SOA

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (2.53%) CMS
2 55 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 50 (2.11%) WebSphere
4 26 (1.10%) Confluence
5 19 (0.80%) JBoss
6 17 (0.72%) WordPress
7 16 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (0.55%) Node.js
8 13 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 12 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 11 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
10 11 (0.46%) SAS
11 10 (0.42%) Apache ServiceMix
11 10 (0.42%) Drupal
12 9 (0.38%) Apache
12 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 379 (15.98%) Photoshop
2 306 (12.90%) Adobe Illustrator
3 134 (5.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 68 (2.87%) OmniGraffle
5 57 (2.40%) InDesign
6 39 (1.64%) MS Excel
7 35 (1.48%) MS Visio
8 28 (1.18%) Adobe After Effects
8 28 (1.18%) Fireworks
8 28 (1.18%) MS Office
9 27 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
10 14 (0.59%) Acrobat
11 13 (0.55%) Adobe Captivate
12 9 (0.38%) 3ds Max
13 7 (0.30%) AutoCAD
13 7 (0.30%) CINEMA 4D
14 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
15 3 (0.13%) QuarkXPress
16 2 (0.084%) FreeHand
16 2 (0.084%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 13 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.46%) SAP CRM
3 8 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.25%) Magento
5 6 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (0.17%) Global PAYplus
7 3 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle AML
8 2 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.084%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.084%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.042%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.042%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.042%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (0.72%) Office 365
2 16 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 15 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.63%) Google Analytics
4 10 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
5 8 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.25%) SaaS
7 5 (0.21%) PaaS
8 4 (0.17%) GitHub
9 2 (0.084%) Basecamp
9 2 (0.084%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.042%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.042%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.042%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.042%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.042%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.042%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.042%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.70%) Firewall
2 61 (2.57%) WAN
3 52 (2.19%) MPLS
4 49 (2.07%) VPN
5 40 (1.69%) BGP
6 38 (1.60%) LAN
7 32 (1.35%) OSPF
8 31 (1.31%) IPsec
9 24 (1.01%) Intranet
10 22 (0.93%) SAN
11 21 (0.89%) MVNO
12 18 (0.76%) Internet
13 17 (0.72%) IPv4
14 16 (0.67%) 3G
14 16 (0.67%) DWDM
14 16 (0.67%) IPv6
15 15 (0.63%) DNS
15 15 (0.63%) Wireless
16 13 (0.55%) ATM
16 13 (0.55%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 47 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 36 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 33 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 31 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
7 17 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (0.59%) Big Data
8 14 (0.59%) RDBMS
9 12 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
9 12 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (0.46%) QlikView
11 9 (0.38%) DB2
11 9 (0.38%) MySQL
11 9 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.25%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.25%) SAP BW
13 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 209 (8.81%) Axure RP
2 52 (2.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 41 (1.73%) JIRA
4 28 (1.18%) Dreamweaver
5 23 (0.97%) Git (software)
6 19 (0.80%) Maven
7 15 (0.63%) Cucumber
7 15 (0.63%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.51%) ClearCase
8 12 (0.51%) JUnit
9 11 (0.46%) Jasmine
9 11 (0.46%) NUnit
9 11 (0.46%) TeamCity
10 10 (0.42%) NCrunch
10 10 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.38%) Selenium
11 9 (0.38%) Visual Studio
12 8 (0.34%) NSubstitute
12 8 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (0.30%) Grunt
General
1 322 (13.58%) Finance
2 197 (8.31%) Banking
3 140 (5.90%) Retail
4 136 (5.73%) Telecoms
5 128 (5.40%) Marketing
6 86 (3.63%) Publishing
7 56 (2.36%) Investment Banking
8 50 (2.11%) Legal
9 41 (1.73%) Games
10 28 (1.18%) Back Office
10 28 (1.18%) Electronics
11 23 (0.97%) Billing
11 23 (0.97%) Retail Banking
12 20 (0.84%) Advertising
12 20 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.72%) Multimedia
14 10 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.42%) General Ledger
15 8 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.30%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 621 (26.18%) HTML
2 501 (21.12%) CSS
3 180 (7.59%) HTML5
4 118 (4.97%) jQuery
5 88 (3.71%) CSS3
6 77 (3.25%) Web Services
7 69 (2.91%) .NET
8 58 (2.45%) AngularJS
9 56 (2.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 43 (1.81%) Flash
11 42 (1.77%) Middleware
12 39 (1.64%) ASP.NET
13 37 (1.56%) XML
14 34 (1.43%) Ajax
15 32 (1.35%) Sass
16 30 (1.26%) SOAP
17 28 (1.18%) WPF
18 26 (1.10%) J2EE
19 22 (0.93%) WCF
20 21 (0.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 950 (40.05%) User Experience
2 183 (7.72%) Mobile App
3 82 (3.46%) Graphic Design
4 79 (3.33%) Visualisation
5 65 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (1.94%) Social Media
7 44 (1.85%) e-Learning
8 41 (1.73%) Animation
9 38 (1.60%) Data Centre
10 36 (1.52%) Photography
11 35 (1.48%) Fixed Income
12 33 (1.39%) W3C
13 23 (0.97%) Digital Media
14 21 (0.89%) Management Information System
15 17 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (0.63%) Mainframe
16 15 (0.63%) Motion Graphics
17 14 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
18 13 (0.55%) DataPower
19 12 (0.51%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 83 (3.50%) Windows
2 75 (3.16%) Android
3 74 (3.12%) Apple iOS
4 65 (2.74%) Linux
5 47 (1.98%) Unix
6 25 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 21 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (0.84%) Solaris
10 17 (0.72%) AIX
11 6 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.13%) HPUX
12 3 (0.13%) zOS
13 2 (0.084%) CentOS
13 2 (0.084%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.084%) SUSE
13 2 (0.084%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.042%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (7.21%) E-Commerce
3 154 (6.49%) Web Design
4 139 (5.86%) Responsive Web Design
5 122 (5.14%) Information Architecture
6 118 (4.97%) Scrum
7 115 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 110 (4.64%) SOA
9 106 (4.47%) Usability Testing
10 102 (4.30%) Front End Development
11 101 (4.26%) Migration
12 93 (3.92%) UX Design
13 90 (3.79%) Typography
14 89 (3.75%) Analytics
15 88 (3.71%) Project Management
16 74 (3.12%) CRM
17 68 (2.87%) Rapid Prototyping
18 63 (2.66%) Data Modelling
19 56 (2.36%) Content Management
20 55 (2.32%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 273 (11.51%) JavaScript
2 116 (4.89%) Java
3 85 (3.58%) SQL
4 36 (1.52%) C#
5 17 (0.72%) PL/SQL
6 15 (0.63%) PowerShell
6 15 (0.63%) Shell Script
7 14 (0.59%) T-SQL
8 13 (0.55%) PHP
9 10 (0.42%) COBOL
10 8 (0.34%) Groovy
10 8 (0.34%) Perl
10 8 (0.34%) XAML
11 7 (0.30%) C
12 6 (0.25%) Ruby
13 5 (0.21%) ActionScript
13 5 (0.21%) Lisp
14 4 (0.17%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.17%) C++
14 4 (0.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 222 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 142 (5.99%) Degree
3 131 (5.52%) SC Cleared
4 58 (2.45%) DV Cleared
5 42 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (1.52%) CCNP
7 16 (0.67%) CIPD
8 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.51%) JNCIS
9 12 (0.51%) MCSE
10 11 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.38%) JNCIP
12 8 (0.34%) CCDP
12 8 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
13 7 (0.30%) ISEB
14 6 (0.25%) BC Cleared
14 6 (0.25%) CCNA
14 6 (0.25%) CISSP
14 6 (0.25%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (1.73%) QA
2 22 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.17%) WCAG
4 3 (0.13%) HL7
4 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.13%) NEBOSH
4 3 (0.13%) SEPA
5 2 (0.084%) COBIT
5 2 (0.084%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.084%) SLA
6 1 (0.042%) GxP
6 1 (0.042%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.042%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.042%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.042%) WAI
System Software
1 29 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 22 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.67%) vSphere
4 13 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.38%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.17%) XenServer
8 2 (0.084%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.084%) Samba
9 1 (0.042%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.042%) iptables
9 1 (0.042%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.042%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.042%) RACF
9 1 (0.042%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 22 (0.93%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 7 (0.30%) NetBackup
2 7 (0.30%) Tivoli
3 6 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 4 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.13%) Netcool
5 3 (0.13%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (0.084%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.084%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.084%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.084%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.084%) Oozie
6 2 (0.084%) OpenView
6 2 (0.084%) OPNET
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.084%) Puppet
6 2 (0.084%) SCCM
6 2 (0.084%) SCOM
Vendors
1 392 (16.53%) Adobe
2 178 (7.50%) Oracle
3 107 (4.51%) Cisco
4 106 (4.47%) Microsoft
5 67 (2.82%) IBM
6 59 (2.49%) Juniper
7 54 (2.28%) VMware
8 34 (1.43%) Red Hat
9 32 (1.35%) SAP
10 26 (1.10%) Citrix
11 25 (1.05%) Apple
12 21 (0.89%) HP
13 19 (0.80%) Google
14 15 (0.63%) Intel
15 14 (0.59%) BT
15 14 (0.59%) Remedy
16 13 (0.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 13 (0.55%) CheckPoint
16 13 (0.55%) Twitter
17 12 (0.51%) Nortel
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day commensurate with experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £35000 - £37000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
set2recruit
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Deloitte
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day Dependent upon experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £720 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £345.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Stratospherec
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day for 1 month working remotely
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago