Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 68 73
Rank change year-on-year +31 +5 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 80 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.66% 2.12% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.88% 2.22% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 23 28
Bristol median daily rate £400 £410 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +18.84% -13.75%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £186
90th Percentile £475 £495 £441
South West median daily rate £400 £443 £363
% change year-on-year -9.60% +22.07% -12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -7.69% - -

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 1,640 1,533 1,668
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 95.75% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,079 1,039 1,191
Bristol median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% -3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £234 £230
90th Percentile £523 £550 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 67 80
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -34.68% +82.35%
10th Percentile £11.64 £10.85 £12.50
90th Percentile £43.20 £46.58 £52.25
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -32.86% -6.67% +81.82%

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 April 2018.

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 April 2018, 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 47 (58.75%) User Experience
2 35 (43.75%) Finance
3 29 (36.25%) Adobe
4 28 (35.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 19 (23.75%) Prototyping
5 19 (23.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 18 (22.50%) InVision
6 18 (22.50%) Marvel
7 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (15.00%) HTML
9 10 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (12.50%) Scrum
9 10 (12.50%) Typography
10 8 (10.00%) Telecoms
11 7 (8.75%) TDD
11 7 (8.75%) Time Management
11 7 (8.75%) Kanban
11 7 (8.75%) BDD
11 7 (8.75%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (6.25%) Marketing
12 5 (6.25%) Legal
12 5 (6.25%) Publishing
13 4 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
13 4 (5.00%) Wireframes
13 4 (5.00%) Coaching
13 4 (5.00%) Service Design
13 4 (5.00%) Mobile First
14 3 (3.75%) Collaborative Working
14 3 (3.75%) 2G

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 18 (22.50%) Marvel
2 2 (2.50%) CMS
3 1 (1.25%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (35.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 19 (23.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (22.50%) InVision
4 2 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.50%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.25%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.25%) InDesign
5 1 (1.25%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.25%) Pixate
5 1 (1.25%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Heroku
2 1 (1.25%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (3.75%) 2G
2 3 (3.75%) 3G
2 3 (3.75%) 4G
3 2 (2.50%) Broadband
3 2 (2.50%) GSM
3 2 (2.50%) HSPA
3 2 (2.50%) Intranet
3 2 (2.50%) LTE
3 2 (2.50%) WCDMA
3 2 (2.50%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.25%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.25%) MIMO
4 1 (1.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.25%) DataStage
2 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.25%) MySQL
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.25%) Star Schema
General
1 35 (43.75%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.25%) Legal
3 5 (6.25%) Marketing
3 5 (6.25%) Publishing
4 2 (2.50%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) HTML
2 3 (3.75%) CSS
3 1 (1.25%) CSS3
3 1 (1.25%) HTML5
3 1 (1.25%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 47 (58.75%) User Experience
2 7 (8.75%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.25%) CESG
4 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.25%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (1.25%) Social Media
4 1 (1.25%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Android
2 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.25%) Linux
2 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) Prototyping
2 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 10 (12.50%) Scrum
3 10 (12.50%) Typography
4 7 (8.75%) BDD
4 7 (8.75%) Kanban
4 7 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (8.75%) TDD
4 7 (8.75%) Time Management
5 4 (5.00%) Coaching
5 4 (5.00%) Mobile First
5 4 (5.00%) Service Design
5 4 (5.00%) Wireframes
6 3 (3.75%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (3.75%) High Availability
6 3 (3.75%) Information Architecture
6 3 (3.75%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) SQL
2 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.25%) C#
2 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.25%) Korn
2 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.25%) VB
2 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.25%) CISSP
2 1 (1.25%) ISSAP
2 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) COBIT
1 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 29 (36.25%) Adobe
2 2 (2.50%) Actix
2 2 (2.50%) Huawei
2 2 (2.50%) Nokia
2 2 (2.50%) SAP
3 1 (1.25%) Apple
3 1 (1.25%) Cognos
3 1 (1.25%) IBM
3 1 (1.25%) Informatica
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle
3 1 (1.25%) Sitecore