The table below looks at the statistics for the Digital 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 Digital Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Designer
Rank 583 522 560
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Designer 46 59 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.11% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.12% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 41 13
Average daily rate
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£323 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £180 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 £213
% change year-on-year
+23.63% +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £14.00 -
% change year-on-year
+110.71% -

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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Digital Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Digital Designer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Digital Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Digital Designer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Digital Designer within the UK.

Digital Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Digital Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Digital Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Digital Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Digital Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Digital Designer within the UK.

Digital Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Digital 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 Digital Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 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 -38 44 £325 +11.97% 19
London -3 15 £295 -9.23% 4
East of England - 13 £350 -
North East - 5 £320 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £320 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £320 -
South East -19 4 - - 6
South West -35 3 £425 -
Berkshire +9 2 - - 1
East Midlands +5 2 £174 -13.12% 1
Yorkshire -4 2 £273 +36.25% 3
Nottingham +12 1 £163 -18.75%
City of London +11 1 £350 +94.44% 1
Nottinghamshire +10 1 £163 -18.75%
Scotland -8 1 £250 - 1
Glasgow -13 1 £250 -
Northampton - 1 £185 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £185 - 1
North West - - - - 5
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 2
Swindon - - - -
Thames Ditton - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 2

Digital Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Digital 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 Digital Designer in their job title.

1 69 (65.09%) Photoshop
2 66 (62.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 64 (60.38%) HTML
4 63 (59.43%) CSS
5 51 (48.11%) Adobe
6 40 (37.74%) User Experience
7 29 (27.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 27 (25.47%) HTML5
9 25 (23.58%) InDesign
10 20 (18.87%) CSS3
11 19 (17.92%) Marketing
12 17 (16.04%) Android
12 17 (16.04%) Web Design
12 17 (16.04%) Flash
13 15 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (14.15%) Retail
13 15 (14.15%) Social Media
14 13 (12.26%) iPhone
14 13 (12.26%) JavaScript
15 12 (11.32%) E-Commerce
16 9 (8.49%) jQuery
16 9 (8.49%) ActionScript
16 9 (8.49%) Degree
17 8 (7.55%) ActionScript 3.0
18 7 (6.60%) Graphic Design
18 7 (6.60%) Fireworks
19 6 (5.66%) W3C
19 6 (5.66%) Advertising
19 6 (5.66%) DoubleClick
20 5 (4.72%) SEO

Digital Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Digital 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 Digital Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.83%) CMS
2 2 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 69 (65.09%) Photoshop
2 66 (62.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 29 (27.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 25 (23.58%) InDesign
5 7 (6.60%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.89%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.94%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (3.77%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 19 (17.92%) Marketing
2 15 (14.15%) Retail
3 6 (5.66%) Advertising
4 5 (4.72%) Finance
4 5 (4.72%) Banking
5 4 (3.77%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.83%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.89%) Publishing
7 2 (1.89%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.94%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.94%) Games
8 1 (0.94%) Electronics
8 1 (0.94%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (60.38%) HTML
2 63 (59.43%) CSS
3 27 (25.47%) HTML5
4 20 (18.87%) CSS3
5 17 (16.04%) Flash
6 9 (8.49%) jQuery
7 3 (2.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.83%) XHTML
8 1 (0.94%) Ajax
8 1 (0.94%) XML
8 1 (0.94%) Sass
8 1 (0.94%) LESS
8 1 (0.94%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (37.74%) User Experience
2 15 (14.15%) Social Media
3 13 (12.26%) iPhone
4 7 (6.60%) Graphic Design
5 6 (5.66%) W3C
6 5 (4.72%) Open Source
7 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.83%) iPad
8 3 (2.83%) Animation
9 1 (0.94%) Video Editing
9 1 (0.94%) Psychology
9 1 (0.94%) FMCG
9 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.04%) Web Design
2 15 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (11.32%) E-Commerce
4 5 (4.72%) SEO
4 5 (4.72%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (3.77%) Time Management
6 2 (1.89%) UX Design
6 2 (1.89%) Online Marketing
6 2 (1.89%) Web Development
6 2 (1.89%) Content Management
6 2 (1.89%) 3D Animation
7 1 (0.94%) CRM
7 1 (0.94%) Customer Insight
7 1 (0.94%) Analytics
7 1 (0.94%) Business Analysis
7 1 (0.94%) Web Analytics
7 1 (0.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (0.94%) B2B
7 1 (0.94%) Project Management
7 1 (0.94%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.26%) JavaScript
2 9 (8.49%) ActionScript
3 8 (7.55%) ActionScript 3.0
4 2 (1.89%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (0.94%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (8.49%) Degree
2 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 51 (48.11%) Adobe
2 6 (5.66%) DoubleClick
3 2 (1.89%) Sitecore
3 2 (1.89%) Facebook