The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. 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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 59 50 34
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 8 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.09% 1.47% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.58% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +21.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +22.50%
Designer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
683 633 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 92.67% 93.09% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 381 223
Average daily rate £350 £375 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 26 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 £14.50 £9.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £105.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer across the Wales region.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Designer across the Wales region.

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South Wales -1 2 £288 -21.23% 2
West Wales -3 2 - -
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) HTML
2 9 (56.25%) CSS
3 7 (43.75%) Photoshop
3 7 (43.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (43.75%) CSS3
3 7 (43.75%) HTML5
3 7 (43.75%) User Experience
4 6 (37.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) Dreamweaver
4 6 (37.50%) Adobe
4 6 (37.50%) Fireworks
5 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) jQuery
6 4 (25.00%) XML Schema
6 4 (25.00%) XML
6 4 (25.00%) XSLT
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) Service Management
7 3 (18.75%) Human Factors
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) ITSM
7 3 (18.75%) XPath
7 3 (18.75%) JSON
8 2 (12.50%) Spring
8 2 (12.50%) MVC
8 2 (12.50%) Risk Management

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 1 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Photoshop
1 7 (43.75%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (37.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (37.50%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (6.25%) JMeter
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.25%) Gradle
2 1 (6.25%) Artifactory
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) CSS
1 9 (56.25%) HTML
2 7 (43.75%) HTML5
2 7 (43.75%) CSS3
3 5 (31.25%) jQuery
4 4 (25.00%) XML
4 4 (25.00%) XSLT
4 4 (25.00%) XML Schema
5 3 (18.75%) JSON
6 2 (12.50%) Spring MVC
6 2 (12.50%) .NET
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (12.50%) Spring
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (6.25%) RESTful
7 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (6.25%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) User Experience
2 3 (18.75%) Human Factors
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITSM
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) Customer Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Usability Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Information Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) XPath
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) Juniper
2 1 (6.25%) BMC
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy
2 1 (6.25%) BT
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco