Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 21 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 84 67
Rank change year-on-year +21 -17 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 57 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.90% 1.60% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 1.68% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 25
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £290
90th Percentile £550 £471 £469
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Bristol median hourly rate - - £9.00
South West median hourly rate - - £9.00

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 1866 1606 1640
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.92% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 1140 1208
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 80 83
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +48.48% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +40.00%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 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 Bristol region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 24 (42.11%) User Experience
2 20 (35.09%) Finance
3 12 (21.05%) Adobe
4 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
4 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (14.04%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 6 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (10.53%) 2G
6 6 (10.53%) 3G
7 5 (8.77%) InVision
7 5 (8.77%) Marvel
7 5 (8.77%) CISSP
7 5 (8.77%) Nokia
7 5 (8.77%) Oracle
7 5 (8.77%) Photoshop
7 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (8.77%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (8.77%) Information Security
7 5 (8.77%) ISSAP
7 5 (8.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (8.77%) Network Design
7 5 (8.77%) CESG
7 5 (8.77%) Security Architecture
7 5 (8.77%) COBIT
7 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS
7 5 (8.77%) LTE
7 5 (8.77%) High Availability
7 5 (8.77%) SABSA

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 5 (8.77%) Marvel
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) EPiServer
2 1 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (8.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (8.77%) InVision
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (8.77%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.75%) InDesign
3 1 (1.75%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.75%) Pixate
3 1 (1.75%) UXPin
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (10.53%) 2G
2 6 (10.53%) 3G
3 5 (8.77%) LTE
4 3 (5.26%) 4G
4 3 (5.26%) GSM
4 3 (5.26%) HSPA
4 3 (5.26%) WCDMA
5 2 (3.51%) 3GPP
5 2 (3.51%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.75%) Broadband
6 1 (1.75%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (1.75%) Firewall
6 1 (1.75%) ISUP
6 1 (1.75%) LDAP
6 1 (1.75%) MVNO
6 1 (1.75%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (1.75%) SS7
6 1 (1.75%) VoLTE
6 1 (1.75%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.02%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 2 (3.51%) Publishing
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) CSS
1 3 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.11%) User Experience
2 5 (8.77%) CESG
3 4 (7.02%) W3C
4 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Linux
1 1 (1.75%) Unix
1 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.53%) TOGAF
3 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (8.77%) High Availability
3 5 (8.77%) Information Security
3 5 (8.77%) Network Design
3 5 (8.77%) SABSA
3 5 (8.77%) Security Architecture
4 4 (7.02%) Data Modelling
4 4 (7.02%) Prototyping
4 4 (7.02%) Service Design
5 3 (5.26%) Coaching
5 3 (5.26%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (5.26%) Information Architecture
5 3 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (5.26%) SOA
5 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.26%) Time Management
5 3 (5.26%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.51%) VB
2 2 (3.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) CISSP
1 5 (8.77%) ISSAP
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.77%) COBIT
2 5 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) Adobe
2 5 (8.77%) Nokia
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) Huawei
4 2 (3.51%) Actix
5 1 (1.75%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.75%) Tekelec