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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 96 104 114
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1146 986 905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.08% 1.91% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 2.07% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 604 545
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £232 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 17
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £36.80 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +31.57%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +9 1048 £400 - 235
London +3 463 £375 -6.25% 88
South East +10 204 £425 +13.33% 54
Berkshire +27 100 £425 +28.78% 14
City of London +3 99 £375 -5.06% 28
South West +15 74 £438 +34.61% 21
North West -2 72 £413 -2.94% 28
Scotland +12 60 £400 +2.62% 6
Yorkshire +18 57 £456 +30.35% 22
East of England -16 52 £425 +70.00% 11
North East +10 45 £425 +6.25% 3
Edinburgh +13 44 £356 -20.83% 1
West Yorkshire +12 44 £463 +27.58% 10
Tyne and Wear +6 40 £425 +6.25% 1
Leeds +18 38 £500 +29.03% 9
Wiltshire +11 38 £468 +62.60% 6
East Midlands +3 38 £300 -7.69% 5
West Midlands -6 38 £400 +6.66% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 36 £438 +9.37% 1
Swindon +10 29 £513 +70.83% 4
Norfolk +29 25 £450 +47.54% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 25 £375 - 4
Cheshire -5 24 £420 -2.72% 5
Slough -1 22 £450 +38.46% 2
Lancashire -5 21 £450 +50.00% 7
Surrey -19 20 £413 -2.94% 7
East Sussex - 19 £275 - 5
Brighton - 19 £275 - 4
Bracknell +10 18 £350 -30.00% 1
Norwich +24 17 £425 +39.34% 2

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 868 (38.32%) User Experience
2 664 (29.32%) HTML
3 587 (25.92%) CSS
4 495 (21.85%) Photoshop
5 455 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
6 368 (16.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 326 (14.39%) Adobe
8 314 (13.86%) JavaScript
9 308 (13.60%) Finance
10 234 (10.33%) Axure RP
11 232 (10.24%) HTML5
12 188 (8.30%) Banking
13 175 (7.73%) jQuery
14 170 (7.51%) Security Cleared
15 169 (7.46%) Marketing
16 160 (7.06%) Oracle
17 159 (7.02%) Java
18 152 (6.71%) Mobile App
19 145 (6.40%) CSS3
20 142 (6.27%) Degree
21 140 (6.18%) Microsoft
22 127 (5.61%) E-Commerce
22 127 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
23 126 (5.56%) Telecoms
23 126 (5.56%) Web Design
23 126 (5.56%) Retail
24 125 (5.52%) .NET
25 113 (4.99%) SQL
26 112 (4.94%) Android
27 110 (4.86%) SC Cleared

Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 55 (2.43%) CMS
2 48 (2.12%) SharePoint
3 37 (1.63%) WebSphere
4 36 (1.59%) Apache
5 18 (0.79%) WordPress
6 15 (0.66%) WebLogic
6 15 (0.66%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.57%) Lync
8 12 (0.53%) Node.js
9 10 (0.44%) IIS
10 8 (0.35%) Drupal
10 8 (0.35%) JBoss
10 8 (0.35%) FileNet
11 7 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (0.31%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
13 5 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.22%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.22%) MQSeries
Applications
1 495 (21.85%) Photoshop
2 368 (16.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 107 (4.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 63 (2.78%) InDesign
4 63 (2.78%) OmniGraffle
5 56 (2.47%) Fireworks
6 55 (2.43%) MS Office
7 49 (2.16%) MS Excel
8 37 (1.63%) Adobe After Effects
9 35 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
10 32 (1.41%) MS Visio
11 21 (0.93%) Acrobat
12 14 (0.62%) Adobe Captivate
13 12 (0.53%) CINEMA 4D
14 7 (0.31%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.18%) EPLAN
16 3 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
17 2 (0.088%) Edge Animate
17 2 (0.088%) QuarkXPress
18 1 (0.044%) Maya
Business Applications
1 11 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.40%) WebTrends
3 8 (0.35%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.31%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.18%) Exstream
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.13%) Summit
7 3 (0.13%) Siebel Analytics
7 3 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.088%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (0.088%) Oracle BRM
8 2 (0.088%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.088%) Magento
8 2 (0.088%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.40%) IaaS
2 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.31%) Office 365
3 7 (0.31%) SaaS
3 7 (0.31%) MailChimp
4 5 (0.22%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.088%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.044%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.25%) Firewall
2 38 (1.68%) WAN
3 35 (1.55%) 3G
4 34 (1.50%) Internet
5 33 (1.46%) DNS
6 30 (1.32%) LAN
7 26 (1.15%) Intranet
8 25 (1.10%) LTE
9 24 (1.06%) Network Security
10 22 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (0.93%) SAN
12 20 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
13 19 (0.84%) LDAP
14 17 (0.75%) VPN
15 16 (0.71%) VoLTE
15 16 (0.71%) 4G
15 16 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (0.71%) 2G
16 12 (0.53%) Unified Communications
17 11 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 61 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (1.24%) Oracle Database
4 22 (0.97%) Relational Database
5 19 (0.84%) MySQL
5 19 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (0.71%) Big Data
7 15 (0.66%) DB2
8 14 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 10 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (0.40%) DTS
11 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.40%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 234 (10.33%) Axure RP
2 94 (4.15%) Dreamweaver
3 55 (2.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 19 (0.84%) Visual Studio
5 15 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 12 (0.53%) JIRA
6 12 (0.53%) ERwin
6 12 (0.53%) Subversion
7 11 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Blend
8 8 (0.35%) PHPUnit
9 7 (0.31%) ReSharper
10 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.26%) Selenium
10 6 (0.26%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.26%) Xcode
11 5 (0.22%) JUnit
11 5 (0.22%) GCC
11 5 (0.22%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 4 (0.18%) Checkstyle
General
1 308 (13.60%) Finance
2 188 (8.30%) Banking
3 169 (7.46%) Marketing
4 126 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 126 (5.56%) Retail
5 89 (3.93%) Publishing
6 51 (2.25%) Legal
7 32 (1.41%) Billing
8 29 (1.28%) Games
9 26 (1.15%) Advertising
10 24 (1.06%) Retail Banking
11 23 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 18 (0.79%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.53%) Multimedia
13 12 (0.53%) Automotive
14 10 (0.44%) Electronics
15 8 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.35%) Law
16 7 (0.31%) Local Government
17 5 (0.22%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 664 (29.32%) HTML
2 587 (25.92%) CSS
3 232 (10.24%) HTML5
4 175 (7.73%) jQuery
5 145 (6.40%) CSS3
6 125 (5.52%) .NET
7 90 (3.97%) Flash
8 77 (3.40%) XML
9 69 (3.05%) Web Services
10 60 (2.65%) XHTML
11 52 (2.30%) AngularJS
12 39 (1.72%) ASP.NET
13 37 (1.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 36 (1.59%) Ajax
15 34 (1.50%) Middleware
16 30 (1.32%) J2EE
17 29 (1.28%) JSON
18 28 (1.24%) XSLT
19 23 (1.02%) Spring
20 21 (0.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 868 (38.32%) User Experience
2 152 (6.71%) Mobile App
3 104 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 103 (4.55%) Graphic Design
5 79 (3.49%) Social Media
6 67 (2.96%) W3C
7 57 (2.52%) E-Learning
8 31 (1.37%) Visualisation
9 28 (1.24%) Animation
10 26 (1.15%) Digital Media
11 24 (1.06%) Open Source
12 23 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
13 22 (0.97%) Data Integration
13 22 (0.97%) Computer Science
13 22 (0.97%) Mainframe
13 22 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (0.88%) Online Banking
14 20 (0.88%) Management Information System
15 16 (0.71%) IVR
16 15 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 112 (4.94%) Android
2 109 (4.81%) Apple iOS
3 108 (4.77%) Windows
4 71 (3.13%) Linux
5 35 (1.55%) UNIX
6 23 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.57%) Solaris
8 11 (0.49%) AIX
9 9 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.40%) CentOS
10 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.18%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.13%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.088%) MVS
14 1 (0.044%) HPUX
14 1 (0.044%) zOS
14 1 (0.044%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.044%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (5.61%) E-Commerce
2 127 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 126 (5.56%) Web Design
4 101 (4.46%) SOA
5 93 (4.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 93 (4.11%) Information Architecture
6 87 (3.84%) UX Design
7 86 (3.80%) Scrum
8 85 (3.75%) Rapid Prototyping
9 84 (3.71%) Usability Testing
10 78 (3.44%) Data Modelling
11 76 (3.36%) ITIL
12 70 (3.09%) ETL
13 66 (2.91%) Project Management
14 62 (2.74%) Web Development
15 55 (2.43%) Business Intelligence
15 55 (2.43%) UML
16 49 (2.16%) Analytics
17 46 (2.03%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 314 (13.86%) JavaScript
2 159 (7.02%) Java
3 113 (4.99%) SQL
4 63 (2.78%) C#
5 31 (1.37%) PL/SQL
6 24 (1.06%) PHP
7 16 (0.71%) Perl
8 15 (0.66%) C
8 15 (0.66%) ActionScript
8 15 (0.66%) XPath
9 13 (0.57%) C++
10 12 (0.53%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.31%) XAML
11 7 (0.31%) ActionScript 2.0
12 6 (0.26%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.22%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.22%) Python
13 5 (0.22%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.22%) Korn
14 4 (0.18%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 170 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 142 (6.27%) Degree
3 110 (4.86%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.19%) DV Cleared
5 22 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (0.93%) CISSP
7 13 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (0.53%) CCNP
9 9 (0.40%) ISSAP
10 8 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
10 8 (0.35%) ISSMP
10 8 (0.35%) CISM
11 7 (0.31%) HND
12 5 (0.22%) CCNA
12 5 (0.22%) CCIE
13 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.088%) JNCIS
14 2 (0.088%) MCTS
14 2 (0.088%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.088%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.41%) QA
2 12 (0.53%) COBIT
3 10 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.44%) SLA
4 8 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.18%) WAI
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.044%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.044%) FATCA
8 1 (0.044%) WCAG
8 1 (0.044%) EMIR
System Software
1 25 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.26%) XenApp
5 5 (0.22%) OpenSSH
6 4 (0.18%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.13%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.088%) KVM
8 2 (0.088%) Xen
8 2 (0.088%) SRDF
8 2 (0.088%) XenServer
8 2 (0.088%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.044%) NFS
9 1 (0.044%) Firmware
9 1 (0.044%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.044%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.044%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.044%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.044%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 21 (0.93%) SCCM
2 4 (0.18%) Ansible
2 4 (0.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.13%) SCOM
3 3 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.088%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (0.088%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.088%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.088%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (0.088%) Control-M
5 1 (0.044%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.044%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.044%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.044%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.044%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 326 (14.39%) Adobe
2 160 (7.06%) Oracle
3 140 (6.18%) Microsoft
4 70 (3.09%) Cisco
5 51 (2.25%) IBM
6 50 (2.21%) Informatica
7 36 (1.59%) VMware
8 33 (1.46%) SAP
9 32 (1.41%) Juniper
10 23 (1.02%) HP
11 20 (0.88%) webMethods
12 19 (0.84%) Siebel
12 19 (0.84%) Google
13 17 (0.75%) Business Objects
14 16 (0.71%) Citrix
14 16 (0.71%) Apple
15 15 (0.66%) CheckPoint
15 15 (0.66%) Orchard
16 14 (0.62%) Blue Coat
17 13 (0.57%) Symantec
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