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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Designer
Rank 51 47 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 9 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.25% 1.42% 3.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.50% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 11
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£300 £365 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +8.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
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
680 533 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.18% 94.50% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 312 220
Average daily rate £365 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 30
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -2.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.87 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £105.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 4 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
West Wales -11 3 - -
South Wales -3 2 £288 -21.23% 2
Designer
UK

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 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 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 14 (48.28%) SC Cleared
2 14 (48.28%) XML
2 14 (48.28%) XSLT
2 14 (48.28%) XML Schema
3 13 (44.83%) XPath
3 13 (44.83%) JSON
4 12 (41.38%) Scrum
5 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (31.03%) CSS
6 9 (31.03%) HTML
7 7 (24.14%) Photoshop
7 7 (24.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (24.14%) CSS3
7 7 (24.14%) HTML5
7 7 (24.14%) User Experience
8 6 (20.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (20.69%) Fireworks
8 6 (20.69%) Dreamweaver
8 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
8 6 (20.69%) Adobe
9 5 (17.24%) jQuery
10 4 (13.79%) ITIL
11 3 (10.34%) Service Management
11 3 (10.34%) ITSM
11 3 (10.34%) Finance
11 3 (10.34%) Human Factors
12 2 (6.90%) Spring MVC
12 2 (6.90%) Spring
12 2 (6.90%) Asset Management

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (3.45%) JBoss
1 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Photoshop
1 7 (24.14%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (20.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (20.69%) Fireworks
3 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) LAN
1 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.45%) Gradle
2 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) ReSharper
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) JMeter
2 1 (3.45%) Subversion
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) XML
1 14 (48.28%) XSLT
1 14 (48.28%) XML Schema
2 13 (44.83%) JSON
3 9 (31.03%) CSS
3 9 (31.03%) HTML
4 7 (24.14%) CSS3
4 7 (24.14%) HTML5
5 5 (17.24%) jQuery
6 2 (6.90%) Spring MVC
6 2 (6.90%) Spring
6 2 (6.90%) .NET
6 2 (6.90%) Web Services
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.45%) RESTful
7 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.45%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) User Experience
2 3 (10.34%) Human Factors
3 2 (6.90%) Open Source
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) UNIX
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Scrum
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) ITSM
5 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.90%) MVC
5 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Customer Intelligence
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.90%) SOA
5 2 (6.90%) Usability Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Information Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (3.45%) Network Management
6 1 (3.45%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (3.45%) BCP
6 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) XPath
2 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 14 (48.28%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Adobe
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) Juniper
3 1 (3.45%) BMC
3 1 (3.45%) Remedy
3 1 (3.45%) BT