The table below looks at the statistics for the Web 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 Web 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
Web Designer
Rank 478 464 491
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Web Designer 136 114 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 63 63
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£263 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £225 £270
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.33% +177.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year
-49.33% +206.12%

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%

Web Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Web Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Web Designer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Web Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Web Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Web Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Web Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Web Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Web 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 Web 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 -3 128 £269 +7.50% 52
London +1 41 £263 -4.54% 5
Yorkshire +27 30 £160 -39.04% 10
Leeds +26 27 £160 -28.88% 2
West Yorkshire +17 27 £160 -28.88% 4
South East -10 21 £313 +78.57% 9
South West -13 17 £400 +22.69% 1
City of London +6 13 £250 +8.10% 1
Devon -8 10 £375 -
Hampshire -8 9 £350 -20.00% 3
East Midlands +7 8 £195 -37.60% 9
East of England -30 6 £306 +57.05% 6
Berkshire +7 5 £280 +148.88%
Scotland -9 5 £232 +15.87% 1
Nottinghamshire +13 4 £195 -44.28% 2
Nottingham +12 4 £195 -44.28% 2
Reading +12 4 £280 -
Norfolk -10 4 £350 -
Norwich - 4 £350 -
North Yorkshire -3 3 £350 +7.69% 1
Wiltshire -7 3 £450 +38.03%
Glasgow -18 3 £232 +15.87%
Northamptonshire - 3 £275 - 5
York - 3 £350 - 1
Northampton - 3 £275 - 4
West Sussex - 3 £250 -
Basingstoke +16 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 - -
North West -7 2 £203 -19.00% 10
West Midlands -12 2 £260 +160.00% 2

Web Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Web 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 Web Designer in their job title.

1 201 (81.05%) HTML
2 190 (76.61%) CSS
3 137 (55.24%) Photoshop
4 127 (51.21%) JavaScript
5 93 (37.50%) Adobe
6 92 (37.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 90 (36.29%) jQuery
8 83 (33.47%) User Experience
9 74 (29.84%) HTML5
10 71 (28.63%) Web Design
11 50 (20.16%) Marketing
12 48 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
13 45 (18.15%) XHTML
14 43 (17.34%) Flash
14 43 (17.34%) CSS3
15 41 (16.53%) Responsive Web Design
16 37 (14.92%) Dreamweaver
17 31 (12.50%) E-Commerce
18 29 (11.69%) Ajax
19 28 (11.29%) Degree
20 26 (10.48%) Graphic Design
21 23 (9.27%) CMS
21 23 (9.27%) Web Development
22 22 (8.87%) Web Accessibility
22 22 (8.87%) Fireworks
23 20 (8.06%) InDesign
24 19 (7.66%) Content Management
24 19 (7.66%) .NET
25 17 (6.85%) Online Marketing
26 16 (6.45%) Advertising

Web Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Web 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 Web Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (9.27%) CMS
2 4 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.61%) WordPress
3 3 (1.21%) Apache
4 2 (0.81%) IIS
4 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.81%) Drupal
5 1 (0.40%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (0.40%) Node.js
Applications
1 137 (55.24%) Photoshop
2 92 (37.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 22 (8.87%) Fireworks
4 20 (8.06%) InDesign
5 11 (4.44%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (1.21%) Acrobat
6 3 (1.21%) MS Office
7 1 (0.40%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Magento
2 2 (0.81%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.63%) Internet
2 8 (3.23%) Intranet
3 6 (2.42%) Extranet
4 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.81%) MySQL
3 1 (0.40%) KDB
Development Applications
1 37 (14.92%) Dreamweaver
2 9 (3.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (2.82%) Axure RP
4 5 (2.02%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.61%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.81%) Firebug
7 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.40%) Subversion
7 1 (0.40%) Grunt
7 1 (0.40%) Bower
General
1 50 (20.16%) Marketing
2 16 (6.45%) Advertising
3 12 (4.84%) Finance
4 11 (4.44%) Retail
5 9 (3.63%) Publishing
6 7 (2.82%) Legal
7 6 (2.42%) Games
8 5 (2.02%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.21%) Dutch Language
9 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.81%) French Language
11 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.40%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.40%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.40%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.40%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.40%) Local Government
11 1 (0.40%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (81.05%) HTML
2 190 (76.61%) CSS
3 90 (36.29%) jQuery
4 74 (29.84%) HTML5
5 45 (18.15%) XHTML
6 43 (17.34%) Flash
6 43 (17.34%) CSS3
7 29 (11.69%) Ajax
8 19 (7.66%) .NET
9 13 (5.24%) Sass
10 10 (4.03%) AngularJS
10 10 (4.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (2.82%) XML
12 6 (2.42%) ASP.NET
13 5 (2.02%) JSF
13 5 (2.02%) LESS
13 5 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (1.61%) PrimeFaces
14 4 (1.61%) Velocity
15 3 (1.21%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 83 (33.47%) User Experience
2 26 (10.48%) Graphic Design
3 15 (6.05%) W3C
3 15 (6.05%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.23%) Social Media
5 6 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.02%) Digital Media
6 5 (2.02%) Open Source
6 5 (2.02%) Animation
7 3 (1.21%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.21%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.21%) Copywriting
8 2 (0.81%) Social Gaming
9 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.40%) FMCG
9 1 (0.40%) DataPower
9 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.40%) iPad
9 1 (0.40%) Photography
9 1 (0.40%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.82%) Android
2 5 (2.02%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.61%) Linux
4 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.81%) UNIX
4 2 (0.81%) Windows
4 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (28.63%) Web Design
2 48 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (16.53%) Responsive Web Design
4 31 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 23 (9.27%) Web Development
6 22 (8.87%) Web Accessibility
7 19 (7.66%) Content Management
8 17 (6.85%) Online Marketing
9 14 (5.65%) Information Architecture
10 12 (4.84%) Usability Testing
11 10 (4.03%) SEO
12 9 (3.63%) Scrum
13 7 (2.82%) B2B
14 6 (2.42%) Migration
15 5 (2.02%) Email Marketing
15 5 (2.02%) Web Usability
15 5 (2.02%) Analytics
15 5 (2.02%) User Stories
15 5 (2.02%) Coaching
16 4 (1.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 127 (51.21%) JavaScript
2 8 (3.23%) PHP
3 7 (2.82%) C#
3 7 (2.82%) Java
4 3 (1.21%) ActionScript
5 1 (0.40%) Python
5 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.40%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.40%) C
5 1 (0.40%) C++
5 1 (0.40%) SQL
5 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (11.29%) Degree
2 13 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.03%) WAI
2 5 (2.02%) WCAG
3 1 (0.40%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) Section 508
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.81%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 93 (37.50%) Adobe
2 5 (2.02%) Orchard
3 3 (1.21%) Google
3 3 (1.21%) Apple
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.81%) Unica
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle
4 2 (0.81%) Facebook
4 2 (0.81%) Twitter
4 2 (0.81%) ExactTarget
5 1 (0.40%) SAP
5 1 (0.40%) IBM
5 1 (0.40%) Zend
5 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.40%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.40%) webMethods
5 1 (0.40%) BT
5 1 (0.40%) Macromedia
5 1 (0.40%) HP
5 1 (0.40%) Software AG
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