The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Digital Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Digital Designer
Rank 542 564 492
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -72
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Designer 108 91 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 65 91
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £363 £317
% change year-on-year
+7.31% +14.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Digital Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Digital Designer in the job title.

Digital Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Digital Designer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Digital Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Digital Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Digital Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Digital Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Digital Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Digital Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Digital Designer
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 106 £375 +7.14% 33
London +16 64 £338 - 13
West Midlands -27 17 £550 +83.33% 2
North West - 12 £400 - 1
Manchester - 12 £400 - 1
City of London +39 9 £425 +41.66% 3
Birmingham -14 9 £350 +16.66%
Stockport - 8 £400 -
South West +8 5 £325 +30.00% 3
Coventry -10 5 £650 +209.52% 1
Berkshire +11 4 £195 -22.00% 2
South East +5 4 £195 -22.00% 7
East Midlands 0 4 £550 +152.87% 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £550 -
Nottingham - 4 £550 -
Swindon +4 3 £325 -18.75%
Wiltshire +4 3 £325 +4.00% 1
Reading +13 2 £195 -22.00% 2
Scotland +6 2 £414 +51.83%
West Yorkshire +4 2 £389 - 3
Yorkshire +2 2 £389 -18.10% 5
Edinburgh -1 2 £414 +51.83%
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Exeter - 1 - - 1
Halifax - 1 £378 -
Croydon - 1 £400 -
Bristol - 1 £165 -
Devon - 1 - - 1

Digital Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Digital Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Digital Designer in the job title.

1 111 (62.36%) User Experience
2 67 (37.64%) HTML
3 63 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (30.34%) CSS
5 51 (28.65%) Photoshop
6 50 (28.09%) Adobe
7 37 (20.79%) Wireframes
8 33 (18.54%) Adobe Illustrator
9 31 (17.42%) Prototyping
10 30 (16.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 28 (15.73%) Mobile App
11 28 (15.73%) JavaScript
12 27 (15.17%) HTML5
13 22 (12.36%) E-Commerce
14 20 (11.24%) Retail
15 19 (10.67%) Finance
15 19 (10.67%) Marketing
16 18 (10.11%) Degree
16 18 (10.11%) Typography
17 17 (9.55%) Service Design
17 17 (9.55%) Banking
18 16 (8.99%) jQuery
19 15 (8.43%) CMS
20 14 (7.87%) Front End Development
20 14 (7.87%) Analytics
20 14 (7.87%) Responsive Web Design
21 13 (7.30%) Web Services
21 13 (7.30%) Web Usability
21 13 (7.30%) Graphic Design
22 12 (6.74%) Android

Digital Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (8.43%) CMS
2 10 (5.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 51 (28.65%) Photoshop
2 33 (18.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 30 (16.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 12 (6.74%) InDesign
5 6 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (2.81%) InVision
6 5 (2.81%) MS Office
6 5 (2.81%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (2.25%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (1.69%) Fireworks
8 3 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.12%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) GitHub
3 1 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.56%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.18%) Internet
2 2 (1.12%) Intranet
2 2 (1.12%) WebEx
3 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.12%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.56%) gulp
3 1 (0.56%) JIRA
General
1 20 (11.24%) Retail
2 19 (10.67%) Finance
2 19 (10.67%) Marketing
3 17 (9.55%) Banking
4 9 (5.06%) Advertising
5 8 (4.49%) Publishing
6 7 (3.93%) Games
7 6 (3.37%) Legal
8 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.56%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (37.64%) HTML
2 54 (30.34%) CSS
3 27 (15.17%) HTML5
4 16 (8.99%) jQuery
5 13 (7.30%) Web Services
6 8 (4.49%) CGI
6 8 (4.49%) Middleware
7 6 (3.37%) JSON
8 5 (2.81%) .NET
8 5 (2.81%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.81%) Apache Cordova
8 5 (2.81%) CSS3
8 5 (2.81%) PhoneGap
8 5 (2.81%) REST
8 5 (2.81%) Sass
8 5 (2.81%) Sencha Touch
8 5 (2.81%) WCF
9 4 (2.25%) LESS
10 2 (1.12%) Flash
11 1 (0.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 111 (62.36%) User Experience
2 28 (15.73%) Mobile App
3 13 (7.30%) Graphic Design
4 8 (4.49%) Social Media
5 7 (3.93%) Digital Media
6 5 (2.81%) Statistics
7 4 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.25%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.12%) Copywriting
9 2 (1.12%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.12%) Equities
9 2 (1.12%) Fintech
9 2 (1.12%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.12%) iPhone
9 2 (1.12%) IVR
9 2 (1.12%) Learning Management System
9 2 (1.12%) SCORM
10 1 (0.56%) iPad
10 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.74%) Android
2 11 (6.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (20.79%) Wireframes
3 31 (17.42%) Prototyping
4 22 (12.36%) E-Commerce
5 18 (10.11%) Typography
6 17 (9.55%) Service Design
7 14 (7.87%) Analytics
7 14 (7.87%) Front End Development
7 14 (7.87%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (7.30%) Web Usability
9 12 (6.74%) UX Design
10 10 (5.62%) Content Management
10 10 (5.62%) Rapid Prototyping
10 10 (5.62%) Web Analytics
11 9 (5.06%) Customer Insight
11 9 (5.06%) Time Management
11 9 (5.06%) Web Application Development
11 9 (5.06%) Web Design
12 8 (4.49%) Tag Management
13 7 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.73%) JavaScript
2 5 (2.81%) C#
2 5 (2.81%) Java
3 4 (2.25%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (10.11%) Degree
2 6 (3.37%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.56%) MBA
4 1 (0.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.12%) QA
1 2 (1.12%) WCAG
2 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 50 (28.09%) Adobe
2 5 (2.81%) Sencha
3 2 (1.12%) Google
4 1 (0.56%) Cognos
4 1 (0.56%) IBM
4 1 (0.56%) WorldPay
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