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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Designer
Rank 460 471 483
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Web Designer 135 107 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 51 61
Average daily rate
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£275 £270 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £145 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £288 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £22.15 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £24.25 £19.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +66.66%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
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 £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Web Designer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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 -3 125 £275 - 48
London +10 45 £300 +33.33% 11
South East +8 27 £313 -14.96% 6
Yorkshire - 21 £160 - 11
West Yorkshire - 20 £160 - 4
Leeds - 20 £160 - 2
South West -22 15 £375 +15.03% 2
City of London +20 14 £264 +19.20% 1
Devon -1 11 £375 -
Hampshire -2 10 £350 -20.00% 2
East Midlands +5 7 £200 -36.00% 8
Berkshire +7 6 £280 -23.80%
Scotland -11 5 £232 +15.87% 2
Reading +15 4 £280 -
Nottingham +14 4 £195 -44.28% 3
Nottinghamshire +11 4 £195 -44.28% 4
East of England -32 4 £275 -4.34% 3
West Sussex - 4 £281 -
West Midlands - 4 £200 -
East Sussex - 4 - -
Brighton - 4 - -
Basingstoke +22 3 £300 -
Glasgow -13 3 £232 +15.87% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £200 -
Buckinghamshire -7 2 - - 1
Essex - 2 £288 - 1
Swindon -5 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -6 1 £263 - 1
Wiltshire -11 1 - -
North West -16 1 - - 7

Web Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 180 (78.26%) HTML
2 170 (73.91%) CSS
3 119 (51.74%) Photoshop
4 106 (46.09%) JavaScript
5 89 (38.70%) Adobe
6 84 (36.52%) jQuery
7 81 (35.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 69 (30.00%) HTML5
9 63 (27.39%) Web Design
10 49 (21.30%) Marketing
11 39 (16.96%) XHTML
12 36 (15.65%) CSS3
13 33 (14.35%) Responsive Web Design
14 32 (13.91%) Flash
15 30 (13.04%) Dreamweaver
16 29 (12.61%) E-Commerce
17 24 (10.43%) Degree
18 22 (9.57%) Ajax
19 21 (9.13%) Graphic Design
19 21 (9.13%) Fireworks
20 19 (8.26%) CMS
21 18 (7.83%) InDesign
21 18 (7.83%) Retail
22 15 (6.52%) W3C
23 14 (6.09%) .NET
23 14 (6.09%) Web Accessibility
24 13 (5.65%) Web Development
24 13 (5.65%) Mobile App
24 13 (5.65%) Content Management
24 13 (5.65%) Advertising

Web Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 19 (8.26%) CMS
2 3 (1.30%) WordPress
3 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.87%) IIS
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.43%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.43%) Node.js
4 1 (0.43%) Drupal
4 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 119 (51.74%) Photoshop
2 81 (35.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (9.13%) Fireworks
4 18 (7.83%) InDesign
5 6 (2.61%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (1.30%) MS Office
7 2 (0.87%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.43%) MS Excel
8 1 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.74%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Summit
2 1 (0.43%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.91%) Internet
2 6 (2.61%) Extranet
2 6 (2.61%) Intranet
3 1 (0.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.87%) KDB
2 2 (0.87%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (13.04%) Dreamweaver
2 6 (2.61%) Axure RP
2 6 (2.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.87%) Firebug
3 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.43%) Subversion
4 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.43%) Grunt
4 1 (0.43%) Bower
4 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
General
1 49 (21.30%) Marketing
2 18 (7.83%) Retail
3 13 (5.65%) Advertising
4 10 (4.35%) Finance
5 8 (3.48%) Publishing
6 6 (2.61%) Legal
7 5 (2.17%) Games
8 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.30%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.87%) French Language
9 2 (0.87%) Front Office
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.43%) Local Government
10 1 (0.43%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.43%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.43%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (78.26%) HTML
2 170 (73.91%) CSS
3 84 (36.52%) jQuery
4 69 (30.00%) HTML5
5 39 (16.96%) XHTML
6 36 (15.65%) CSS3
7 32 (13.91%) Flash
8 22 (9.57%) Ajax
9 14 (6.09%) .NET
10 12 (5.22%) Sass
11 11 (4.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (3.48%) XML
13 5 (2.17%) JSF
13 5 (2.17%) LESS
13 5 (2.17%) AngularJS
14 4 (1.74%) Velocity
14 4 (1.74%) PrimeFaces
14 4 (1.74%) ASP.NET
15 3 (1.30%) JSP
16 2 (0.87%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.13%) Graphic Design
2 15 (6.52%) W3C
3 13 (5.65%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.61%) Social Media
5 5 (2.17%) Open Source
6 4 (1.74%) Animation
6 4 (1.74%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.30%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.30%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.43%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.43%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.43%) Social Gaming
8 1 (0.43%) iPad
8 1 (0.43%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.43%) Photography
8 1 (0.43%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.43%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.61%) Android
2 4 (1.74%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.30%) UNIX
4 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.87%) Windows
5 1 (0.43%) AIX
5 1 (0.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (27.39%) Web Design
2 33 (14.35%) Responsive Web Design
3 29 (12.61%) E-Commerce
4 14 (6.09%) Web Accessibility
5 13 (5.65%) Web Development
5 13 (5.65%) Content Management
6 12 (5.22%) Online Marketing
6 12 (5.22%) Usability Testing
7 11 (4.78%) Information Architecture
8 10 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.04%) B2B
10 6 (2.61%) SEO
11 5 (2.17%) User Stories
11 5 (2.17%) Analytics
12 4 (1.74%) Email Marketing
12 4 (1.74%) Web Analytics
12 4 (1.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (1.30%) Migration
13 3 (1.30%) OOP
13 3 (1.30%) OO
Programming Languages
1 106 (46.09%) JavaScript
2 8 (3.48%) PHP
2 8 (3.48%) Java
3 5 (2.17%) C#
4 3 (1.30%) ActionScript
5 2 (0.87%) C++
5 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.43%) SQL
6 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.43%) Perl
6 1 (0.43%) Python
6 1 (0.43%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (10.43%) Degree
2 9 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.35%) WAI
2 5 (2.17%) WCAG
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) Section 508
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 89 (38.70%) Adobe
2 7 (3.04%) Orchard
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.87%) Unica
4 2 (0.87%) ExactTarget
4 2 (0.87%) Apple
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle
4 2 (0.87%) Google
5 1 (0.43%) BT
5 1 (0.43%) webMethods
5 1 (0.43%) SAP
5 1 (0.43%) IBM
5 1 (0.43%) HP
5 1 (0.43%) Software AG
5 1 (0.43%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.43%) Macromedia
5 1 (0.43%) Facebook
5 1 (0.43%) Twitter
5 1 (0.43%) Zend
5 1 (0.43%) Sitecore
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