The median contractor rate for a Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 55 40
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 45 76 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.46% 3.06% 3.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.63% 3.30% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 41 56
Median daily rate £350 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £492 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +3.33% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +10.00%  

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 1708 2303 2739
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.38% 92.68% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 1188 1408
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 76 85
Median hourly rate £15.70 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +21.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Bracknell +8 13 £265 -18.46%
Reading -7 7 £375 +3.44% 2
Newbury +4 5 £290 -43.41%
Maidenhead -7 5 £500 +455.55%
Designer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 50 (50.00%) User Experience
2 37 (37.00%) Wireframes
3 34 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (24.00%) Telecoms
5 18 (18.00%) E-Commerce
6 17 (17.00%) HTML
6 17 (17.00%) CSS
6 17 (17.00%) Prototyping
7 13 (13.00%) Rapid Prototyping
7 13 (13.00%) Information Architecture
7 13 (13.00%) EXTOL
8 12 (12.00%) Photoshop
8 12 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (11.00%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (9.00%) Adobe
10 9 (9.00%) Retail
11 8 (8.00%) Dreamweaver
12 7 (7.00%) JavaScript
12 7 (7.00%) Finance
13 6 (6.00%) Axure RP
13 6 (6.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (6.00%) Field Research
13 6 (6.00%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
13 6 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (6.00%) Oracle
14 5 (5.00%) CRM
14 5 (5.00%) Billing
14 5 (5.00%) Analytics
14 5 (5.00%) HTML5
14 5 (5.00%) OmniGraffle

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 1 (1.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.00%) Marvel
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (12.00%) Photoshop
2 11 (11.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (6.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (5.00%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.00%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.00%) InVision
5 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Oracle BRM
2 3 (3.00%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.00%) CloudSense
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.00%) 3G
1 2 (2.00%) 4G
1 2 (2.00%) Intelligent Network
1 2 (2.00%) WAN
2 1 (1.00%) 2G
2 1 (1.00%) DNS
2 1 (1.00%) Firewall
2 1 (1.00%) GGSN
2 1 (1.00%) GPON
2 1 (1.00%) GPRS
2 1 (1.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.00%) LDAP
2 1 (1.00%) LTE
2 1 (1.00%) SGSN
2 1 (1.00%) SMTP
2 1 (1.00%) TACACS
2 1 (1.00%) UMTS
2 1 (1.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.00%) VoIP
2 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.00%) Big Data
2 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.00%) DB2
2 1 (1.00%) GIS
2 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.00%) HBase
2 1 (1.00%) Impala
2 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.00%) QlikView
2 1 (1.00%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Dreamweaver
2 6 (6.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.00%) Retail
3 7 (7.00%) Finance
4 5 (5.00%) Billing
5 4 (4.00%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.00%) Marketing
7 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.00%) CSS
1 17 (17.00%) HTML
2 5 (5.00%) HTML5
3 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.00%) CSS3
4 1 (1.00%) Dojo
4 1 (1.00%) DOM
4 1 (1.00%) jQuery
4 1 (1.00%) OAuth
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.00%) SAML
4 1 (1.00%) Sass
4 1 (1.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (50.00%) User Experience
2 12 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.00%) Photography
4 2 (2.00%) Animation
4 2 (2.00%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (2.00%) Social Media
5 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.00%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.00%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.00%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.00%) Android
1 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.00%) Wireframes
2 34 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (18.00%) E-Commerce
4 17 (17.00%) Prototyping
5 13 (13.00%) Information Architecture
5 13 (13.00%) Rapid Prototyping
6 6 (6.00%) Field Research
6 6 (6.00%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 6 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.00%) Analytics
7 5 (5.00%) CRM
8 4 (4.00%) Line Management
8 4 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (4.00%) SOA
8 4 (4.00%) Typography
9 3 (3.00%) Content Development
9 3 (3.00%) High Availability
9 3 (3.00%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.00%) Migration
9 3 (3.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (4.00%) Java
3 2 (2.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.00%) C
4 1 (1.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (4.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.00%) CCIE
3 2 (2.00%) CCNA
3 2 (2.00%) CCNP
4 1 (1.00%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.00%) CCDA
4 1 (1.00%) CCDP
4 1 (1.00%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (1.00%) CCVP
4 1 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.00%) MCSE
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) Cisco CME
1 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (13.00%) EXTOL
2 9 (9.00%) Adobe
3 6 (6.00%) Oracle
4 4 (4.00%) Siebel
5 3 (3.00%) Cisco
5 3 (3.00%) Mashery
5 3 (3.00%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.00%) Apigee
7 1 (1.00%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.00%) Citrix
7 1 (1.00%) Google
7 1 (1.00%) Informatica
7 1 (1.00%) Juniper
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.00%) Nokia
7 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.00%) Samsung
7 1 (1.00%) Twitter