The median contractor rate for a Designer was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 64 43
Rank change year-on-year +13 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 49 59 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.67% 2.48% 3.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 2.67% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 46
Median daily rate £373 £380 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -13.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £170 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £470 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.76 £175.00 £21.84
% change year-on-year -81.28% +701.46%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1687 2209 2236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.78% 92.82% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 1179 1120
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 98 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.80 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Reading +27 20 £450 +19.20%
Maidenhead +1 5 £400 -
Newbury +3 3 £350 +2.94%
Bracknell +4 2 £200 +33.33%
Slough -12 1 £495 +5.31%
Designer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 43 (45.74%) User Experience
2 37 (39.36%) Wireframes
3 32 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (29.79%) Telecoms
5 21 (22.34%) EXTOL
5 21 (22.34%) Prototyping
6 18 (19.15%) Information Architecture
7 17 (18.09%) Rapid Prototyping
8 15 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (10.64%) HTML
9 10 (10.64%) CSS
10 8 (8.51%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.51%) Finance
10 8 (8.51%) Axure RP
11 7 (7.45%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (7.45%) Retail
11 7 (7.45%) Photoshop
12 6 (6.38%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (6.38%) Adobe
12 6 (6.38%) Degree
12 6 (6.38%) Service Design
13 5 (5.32%) Test Strategy
13 5 (5.32%) Billing
13 5 (5.32%) Oracle
14 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
14 4 (4.26%) Windows
14 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
14 4 (4.26%) Dreamweaver
14 4 (4.26%) C
14 4 (4.26%) Active Directory

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 (4.26%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.26%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.06%) Marvel
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) OmniGraffle
1 7 (7.45%) Photoshop
2 6 (6.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (4.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.06%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (1.06%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) Skype
2 2 (2.13%) ATM
2 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.13%) VoLTE
2 2 (2.13%) WAN
3 1 (1.06%) 3G
3 1 (1.06%) 4G
3 1 (1.06%) Broadband
3 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.06%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.06%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Axure RP
2 4 (4.26%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.06%) XMLSpy
General
1 28 (29.79%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.51%) Finance
3 7 (7.45%) Retail
4 5 (5.32%) Billing
5 2 (2.13%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.64%) CSS
1 10 (10.64%) HTML
2 1 (1.06%) Dojo
2 1 (1.06%) HTML5
2 1 (1.06%) jQuery
2 1 (1.06%) Sass
2 1 (1.06%) SOAP
2 1 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.06%) VXML
2 1 (1.06%) WSDL
2 1 (1.06%) XML
2 1 (1.06%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 43 (45.74%) User Experience
2 15 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.26%) Minimum Viable Product
4 3 (3.19%) W3C
5 2 (2.13%) Animation
5 2 (2.13%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.13%) IVR
5 2 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.13%) Photography
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.26%) Windows
1 4 (4.26%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (39.36%) Wireframes
2 32 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (22.34%) Prototyping
4 18 (19.15%) Information Architecture
5 17 (18.09%) Rapid Prototyping
6 8 (8.51%) E-Commerce
7 6 (6.38%) Service Design
8 5 (5.32%) Test Strategy
9 4 (4.26%) Analytics
9 4 (4.26%) Defect Management
9 4 (4.26%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (4.26%) Identity Management
9 4 (4.26%) IT Strategy
9 4 (4.26%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (4.26%) SDLC
9 4 (4.26%) Validation
9 4 (4.26%) Web Accessibility
10 3 (3.19%) Data Protection
10 3 (3.19%) Load Balancing
10 3 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.26%) C
1 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (4.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (22.34%) EXTOL
2 6 (6.38%) Adobe
3 5 (5.32%) Oracle
4 4 (4.26%) Apigee
4 4 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.19%) Mashery
5 3 (3.19%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.13%) Cisco
6 2 (2.13%) Citrix
6 2 (2.13%) Siebel
6 2 (2.13%) Twitter
7 1 (1.06%) BT
7 1 (1.06%) Google
7 1 (1.06%) Huawei
7 1 (1.06%) Informatica
7 1 (1.06%) Juniper
7 1 (1.06%) Nokia
7 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.06%) Samsung
7 1 (1.06%) SAP