Period
to 9 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

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 West > Bristol
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 93 48
Rank change year-on-year +36 -45 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 25 28 67
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 2.60% 1.48% 3.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 1.54% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 54
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -2.44%
10th Percentile £349 £266 £309
90th Percentile £605 £560 £496
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.00
South West median hourly rate - - £45.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 914 1,817 1,736
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 96.34% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 1,213 1,104
Median daily rate £458 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £256
90th Percentile £613 £600 £525
South West median daily rate £460 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +5.14% +9.38% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 76 66
Median hourly rate £23.00 £34.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.81% +26.36% -1.91%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £12.88
90th Percentile £53.25 £52.50 £47.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -14.63% +32.26% -19.48%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Bristol

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Designer in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Designer in Bristol

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Designer in Bristol over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Designer in Bristol

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Designer in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for Designer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 9 (36.00%) Firewall
2 8 (32.00%) User Experience
3 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (20.00%) SIEM
4 5 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (20.00%) Wireframes
4 5 (20.00%) DAB
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (20.00%) Juniper
4 5 (20.00%) OSPF
4 5 (20.00%) BGP
4 5 (20.00%) LAN
4 5 (20.00%) WAN
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco
4 5 (20.00%) CCNP
4 5 (20.00%) CCDP
4 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.00%) Wireless
4 5 (20.00%) Migration
4 5 (20.00%) Finance
4 5 (20.00%) Network Design
4 5 (20.00%) Brocade
4 5 (20.00%) JNCIS
4 5 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (16.00%) Network Security
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) X.509

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) SaaS
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
3 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) BGP
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (20.00%) DAB
2 5 (20.00%) LAN
2 5 (20.00%) OSPF
2 5 (20.00%) WAN
2 5 (20.00%) Wireless
3 4 (16.00%) Network Security
3 4 (16.00%) X.509
4 1 (4.00%) Intranet
4 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) SAML
2 3 (12.00%) CSS
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) REST
3 2 (8.00%) RESTful
3 2 (8.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) JSON
4 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) User Experience
2 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Derivative
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (20.00%) Migration
1 5 (20.00%) Network Design
1 5 (20.00%) SIEM
1 5 (20.00%) Wireframes
2 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (16.00%) Data Security
2 4 (16.00%) Security Architecture
2 4 (16.00%) Server Hardening
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Front End Development
3 3 (12.00%) Service Design
3 3 (12.00%) Usability Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Backlog Management
4 2 (8.00%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
4 2 (8.00%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
4 2 (8.00%) Product Backlog
4 2 (8.00%) Product Roadmap
4 2 (8.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (8.00%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) CCDP
2 5 (20.00%) CCNP
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) JNCIS
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) VMware NSX
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
2 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
1 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Brocade
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco
1 5 (20.00%) Juniper
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) VMware