The median contractor rate for a Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 58 61
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 15 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.85% 1.43% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.48% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 8
Median daily rate £450 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +3.33% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
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 Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 773 879 792
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.20% 96.70% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 617 546
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 39 27
Median hourly rate £20.18 £35.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.34% +152.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £50.00 £95.00
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 Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Bristol

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Bristol

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Bristol over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Bristol

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Bristol

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

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 Bristol region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 18 (69.23%) User Experience
2 11 (42.31%) HTML
2 11 (42.31%) CSS
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) jQuery
5 6 (23.08%) Banking
5 6 (23.08%) Photoshop
5 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 6 (23.08%) Typography
6 5 (19.23%) Analytics
6 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
6 5 (19.23%) Marketing
6 5 (19.23%) Axure RP
7 4 (15.38%) Rapid Prototyping
7 4 (15.38%) Pega
7 4 (15.38%) QMS
7 4 (15.38%) Dojo
7 4 (15.38%) Retail
7 4 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (15.38%) Quality Management
7 4 (15.38%) Process Management
7 4 (15.38%) Back Office
7 4 (15.38%) webMethods
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) XML
7 4 (15.38%) DOM
7 4 (15.38%) Client/Server
7 4 (15.38%) SOA
7 4 (15.38%) IBM
7 4 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 3 (11.54%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) Marvel
2 1 (3.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Photoshop
2 3 (11.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (11.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (7.69%) MS Office
4 1 (3.85%) Fireworks
4 1 (3.85%) InVision
4 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (3.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) 2G
1 1 (3.85%) 3G
1 1 (3.85%) 3GPP
1 1 (3.85%) LTE
1 1 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (3.85%) SMS
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Axure RP
2 3 (11.54%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (7.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 6 (23.08%) Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Marketing
3 4 (15.38%) Back Office
3 4 (15.38%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Finance
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.85%) Legal
5 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) CSS
1 11 (42.31%) HTML
2 7 (26.92%) jQuery
3 4 (15.38%) Dojo
3 4 (15.38%) DOM
3 4 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (15.38%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) CSS3
4 1 (3.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (69.23%) User Experience
2 4 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) iPhone
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
2 6 (23.08%) Typography
3 5 (19.23%) Analytics
4 4 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (15.38%) Process Improvement
4 4 (15.38%) Process Management
4 4 (15.38%) Prototyping
4 4 (15.38%) QMS
4 4 (15.38%) Quality Management
4 4 (15.38%) Rapid Prototyping
4 4 (15.38%) Robotic Process Automation
4 4 (15.38%) SOA
5 3 (11.54%) Content Management
5 3 (11.54%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Web Design
7 1 (3.85%) SEO
7 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 4 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) IBM
1 4 (15.38%) Pega
1 4 (15.38%) webMethods
2 3 (11.54%) Adobe
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Google
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