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THE ANATOMY of a WEB DESIGNER
COMPILED & CHRONICLED BY HEART INTERNET IN 2012
The Heart Internet web designer survey was conducted amongst 500 web design professionals through DesignShack.net. The survey provided vital information about web designers' attitudes towards the industry from job satisfaction to how they earn their money.
78% of web designers are male
Average number of additional services offered to clients
Top 3 services offered by web designers:
47% of web designers are aged 25-34 years old
4/5 though work was either more difficult or just as difficult to find compared to the last 12 months
How designers charge for their services
27% use a combination of hourly rates & flat fees
27% Combination of Hourly Rates & Flat Fees
21% Flat fees
16% Hourly Rate
3/4 think that work will not get any easier to find in the next year
1 QUARTER 2 QUARTERS 3 QUARTERS 4 QUARTERS
77% say they are confident about their job security
82% of web designers have never partaken in any competition speculative work
1/5 would never partake in any competition speculative work
62% of web designers are freelance or self-employed.
9/10 consider that demand for mobile sites has increased
88% say that clients underestimate the cost of web design
79% think prices are being forced down due to increased competition.