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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Digital Designer
Rank 556 523 592
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +69
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Designer 58 55 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 35 6
Average daily rate
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£280 £200 £214
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -6.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £315 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £200 £200
% change year-on-year
+57.50% -
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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -18 53 £300 +50.00% 13
London +10 21 £280 +40.00% 4
East of England - 13 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 9 £350 -
East Midlands +6 6 £190 -5.00%
North East - 5 £320 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £320 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £320 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £193 -
City of London +9 3 £277 +54.02%
South East -15 3 - - 3
South West -28 3 £425 +54.54% 2
Northampton - 3 £185 -
Yorkshire +2 2 £273 +36.25% 2
Scotland -12 2 £238 - 1
Glasgow -19 2 £238 -
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +5 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1

Digital Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 74 (62.18%) Photoshop
2 70 (58.82%) HTML
2 70 (58.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 68 (57.14%) CSS
4 56 (47.06%) Adobe
5 47 (39.50%) User Experience
6 28 (23.53%) HTML5
7 27 (22.69%) InDesign
8 23 (19.33%) Flash
9 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (16.81%) Android
9 20 (16.81%) CSS3
10 18 (15.13%) Social Media
10 18 (15.13%) Marketing
10 18 (15.13%) Web Design
11 17 (14.29%) Retail
12 16 (13.45%) iPhone
13 12 (10.08%) JavaScript
14 11 (9.24%) E-Commerce
15 9 (7.56%) ActionScript
15 9 (7.56%) Degree
15 9 (7.56%) Banking
16 8 (6.72%) jQuery
16 8 (6.72%) Fireworks
16 8 (6.72%) ActionScript 3.0
17 7 (5.88%) Finance
17 7 (5.88%) Graphic Design
18 6 (5.04%) DoubleClick
18 6 (5.04%) Retail Banking
18 6 (5.04%) Advertising

Digital Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (2.52%) CMS
2 2 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.84%) WordPress
Applications
1 74 (62.18%) Photoshop
2 70 (58.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 27 (22.69%) InDesign
4 8 (6.72%) Fireworks
5 3 (2.52%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.84%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.84%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (3.36%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 18 (15.13%) Marketing
2 17 (14.29%) Retail
3 9 (7.56%) Banking
4 7 (5.88%) Finance
5 6 (5.04%) Advertising
5 6 (5.04%) Retail Banking
6 4 (3.36%) Multimedia
6 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.84%) Games
8 1 (0.84%) Electronics
8 1 (0.84%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (58.82%) HTML
2 68 (57.14%) CSS
3 28 (23.53%) HTML5
4 23 (19.33%) Flash
5 20 (16.81%) CSS3
6 8 (6.72%) jQuery
7 3 (2.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.52%) XHTML
8 2 (1.68%) Sass
8 2 (1.68%) LESS
9 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.84%) Ajax
9 1 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (39.50%) User Experience
2 18 (15.13%) Social Media
3 16 (13.45%) iPhone
4 7 (5.88%) Graphic Design
5 6 (5.04%) W3C
5 6 (5.04%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.20%) Open Source
7 4 (3.36%) Animation
8 3 (2.52%) iPad
9 1 (0.84%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.84%) Video Editing
9 1 (0.84%) Psychology
9 1 (0.84%) FMCG
9 1 (0.84%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.84%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.84%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.13%) Web Design
3 11 (9.24%) E-Commerce
4 5 (4.20%) SEO
4 5 (4.20%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (3.36%) Time Management
6 3 (2.52%) Rapid Prototyping
7 2 (1.68%) Online Marketing
7 2 (1.68%) 3D Animation
7 2 (1.68%) User Experience Design
7 2 (1.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (1.68%) Web Development
7 2 (1.68%) Project Management
7 2 (1.68%) Content Management
8 1 (0.84%) Business Analysis
8 1 (0.84%) Web Analytics
8 1 (0.84%) CRM
8 1 (0.84%) B2B
8 1 (0.84%) Email Marketing
8 1 (0.84%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.08%) JavaScript
2 9 (7.56%) ActionScript
3 8 (6.72%) ActionScript 3.0
4 2 (1.68%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (7.56%) Degree
2 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 56 (47.06%) Adobe
2 6 (5.04%) DoubleClick
3 2 (1.68%) Sitecore
3 2 (1.68%) Facebook
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