Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Designer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 66 50
Rank change year-on-year +2 -16 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 116 127 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.82% 2.95% 3.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.07% 3.20% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 82 117
Berkshire median daily rate £406 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £207 £250
90th Percentile £495 £470 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £175.00 -
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -67.09% +8.22% +82.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3777 3964 4660
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 92.19% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2141 2516
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.75% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £216
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 187 250
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -32.71% +24.03%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.05 £45.00 £45.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Berkshire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Designer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Berkshire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Berkshire

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Berkshire

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +20 52 £440 +17.33% 2
Slough -1 6 £495 +5.32%
Newbury -3 5 £513 +65.32% 1
Maidenhead -6 5 £325 -16.13%
Bracknell -14 2 £363 +72.62%
Designer
South East

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 47 (40.52%) User Experience
2 35 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (23.28%) Telecoms
4 23 (19.83%) Wireframes
5 21 (18.10%) Service Design
6 14 (12.07%) Data Protection
6 14 (12.07%) Management Information System
6 14 (12.07%) Finance
6 14 (12.07%) HTML
6 14 (12.07%) CSS
7 13 (11.21%) Marketing
8 12 (10.34%) Axure RP
9 11 (9.48%) Billing
9 11 (9.48%) Customer-Centricity
10 10 (8.62%) Photoshop
10 10 (8.62%) Data Modelling
10 10 (8.62%) Typography
11 9 (7.76%) Prototyping
11 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (7.76%) Adobe
11 9 (7.76%) Scrum
11 9 (7.76%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (7.76%) Degree
12 8 (6.90%) Oracle
13 7 (6.03%) SOA
13 7 (6.03%) CRM
13 7 (6.03%) Six Sigma
13 7 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (6.03%) Validation
13 7 (6.03%) Data Architecture

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.59%) CMS
3 2 (1.72%) Confluence
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (8.62%) Photoshop
2 9 (7.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (5.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (5.17%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (2.59%) InVision
5 1 (0.86%) InDesign
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.86%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.86%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.72%) GitHub
3 2 (1.72%) IaaS
3 2 (1.72%) Slack
3 2 (1.72%) Trello
4 1 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.86%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) 4G
2 2 (1.72%) 3G
2 2 (1.72%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (1.72%) DOCSIS
2 2 (1.72%) LAN
2 2 (1.72%) LTE
2 2 (1.72%) SDH
2 2 (1.72%) Skype
2 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.86%) 2G
3 1 (0.86%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.86%) Broadband
3 1 (0.86%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (0.86%) Internet
3 1 (0.86%) LDAP
3 1 (0.86%) SS7
3 1 (0.86%) VoIP
3 1 (0.86%) WAN
3 1 (0.86%) Wireless
3 1 (0.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.72%) QlikView
1 2 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.86%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 12 (10.34%) Axure RP
2 5 (4.31%) SoapUI
3 4 (3.45%) XMLSpy
4 2 (1.72%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
General
1 27 (23.28%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.07%) Finance
3 13 (11.21%) Marketing
4 11 (9.48%) Billing
5 6 (5.17%) Electronics
6 5 (4.31%) Retail
7 3 (2.59%) Banking
8 2 (1.72%) Legal
8 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.86%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.07%) CSS
1 14 (12.07%) HTML
2 5 (4.31%) SOAP
2 5 (4.31%) WSDL
2 5 (4.31%) XML
3 4 (3.45%) XSD
4 3 (2.59%) REST
5 2 (1.72%) HTML5
5 2 (1.72%) jQuery
5 2 (1.72%) VXML
6 1 (0.86%) CSS3
6 1 (0.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 47 (40.52%) User Experience
2 14 (12.07%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.17%) W3C
5 4 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.59%) Graphic Design
6 3 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.72%) Animation
7 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.72%) IVR
7 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.72%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.72%) Social Media
7 2 (1.72%) Social Network
7 2 (1.72%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.86%) CMDB
8 1 (0.86%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.86%) Robotics
8 1 (0.86%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.59%) Windows
2 2 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.83%) Wireframes
3 21 (18.10%) Service Design
4 14 (12.07%) Data Protection
5 11 (9.48%) Customer-Centricity
6 10 (8.62%) Data Modelling
6 10 (8.62%) Typography
7 9 (7.76%) Prototyping
7 9 (7.76%) Scrum
8 7 (6.03%) CRM
8 7 (6.03%) Data Architecture
8 7 (6.03%) Six Sigma
8 7 (6.03%) SOA
8 7 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.03%) Validation
9 6 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (5.17%) E-Commerce
9 6 (5.17%) Information Security
9 6 (5.17%) SEO
9 6 (5.17%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.59%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.72%) SQL
3 1 (0.86%) C
3 1 (0.86%) Perl
3 1 (0.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (7.76%) Degree
2 2 (1.72%) AWS Certification
2 2 (1.72%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) CCIE
3 1 (0.86%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) GDPR
1 3 (2.59%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) Rancher
2 1 (0.86%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 9 (7.76%) Adobe
2 8 (6.90%) Oracle
3 5 (4.31%) Cisco
3 5 (4.31%) EXTOL
3 5 (4.31%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.45%) SAP
5 2 (1.72%) BMC
5 2 (1.72%) Huawei
5 2 (1.72%) Informatica
5 2 (1.72%) Remedy
5 2 (1.72%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.86%) BT
6 1 (0.86%) ClickTale
6 1 (0.86%) F5
6 1 (0.86%) Facebook
6 1 (0.86%) Nokia
6 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.86%) Sandvine
6 1 (0.86%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.86%) Twitter