Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 58 76
Rank change year-on-year -25 +18 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 42 59 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.02% 3.09% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 3.25% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 47 24
Bristol median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £324 £311 £299
90th Percentile £501 £571 £463
South West median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £47.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £46.25 £20.25 -
% change year-on-year +128.40% - -

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 1,984 1,816 1,625
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 95.08% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,333 1,234 1,153
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £253 £213 £230
90th Percentile £538 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 54 78
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £21.81 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.21% -10.97% +53.13%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.13 £11.93
90th Percentile £61.90 £50.25 £45.48
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +21.21% +20.00% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 27 (64.29%) User Experience
2 16 (38.10%) Wireframes
3 15 (35.71%) Finance
4 11 (26.19%) Adobe
5 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (19.05%) Usability Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Prototyping
7 7 (16.67%) InVision
8 5 (11.90%) Banking
9 4 (9.52%) Marvel
9 4 (9.52%) Information Architecture
9 4 (9.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (9.52%) Typography
9 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (7.14%) Business Development
10 3 (7.14%) Graphic Design
10 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
10 3 (7.14%) Scrum
10 3 (7.14%) HTML
10 3 (7.14%) CSS
11 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (4.76%) Guerrilla Testing
11 2 (4.76%) vCenter Server
11 2 (4.76%) Network Virtualisation
11 2 (4.76%) NsoIT
11 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
11 2 (4.76%) SABSA
11 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
11 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure

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 4 (9.52%) Marvel
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) InVision
2 4 (9.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (2.38%) InDesign
4 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) BGP
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
1 2 (4.76%) OSPF
2 1 (2.38%) 4G
2 1 (2.38%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) German Language
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) CSS
1 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) Flash
2 1 (2.38%) HTML5
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (64.29%) User Experience
2 3 (7.14%) Graphic Design
3 2 (4.76%) CESG
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Animation
4 1 (2.38%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Podcast
4 1 (2.38%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Wireframes
2 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) Usability Testing
4 7 (16.67%) Prototyping
5 4 (9.52%) Information Architecture
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) Typography
6 3 (7.14%) Business Development
6 3 (7.14%) Scrum
7 2 (4.76%) Guerrilla Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Information Security
7 2 (4.76%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (4.76%) NsoIT
7 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.76%) Psychology
7 2 (4.76%) SABSA
7 2 (4.76%) Security Architecture
7 2 (4.76%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.76%) Workflow
8 1 (2.38%) Content Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.38%) VB
2 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) CCNA
1 2 (4.76%) CCNP
1 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.76%) CISSP
1 2 (4.76%) ISSAP
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) COBIT
1 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.38%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Adobe
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (2.38%) Cognizant
3 1 (2.38%) Huawei
3 1 (2.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) Nokia
3 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com