The median contractor rate for a Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire 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 East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 63 74
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 32 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.11% 1.44% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.32% 1.50% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Median daily rate £350 £285 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.80% -12.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £90 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +3.33% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 964 997 1141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.77% 95.59% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 526 519
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +32.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £12.00 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
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 Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Buckinghamshire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Buckinghamshire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Buckinghamshire

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Buckinghamshire

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +2 14 £350 -39.13% 1
Designer
South East

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

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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 34 (66.67%) User Experience
2 25 (49.02%) Finance
3 22 (43.14%) Banking
4 21 (41.18%) Android
4 21 (41.18%) Apple iOS
5 19 (37.25%) Scrum
6 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (33.33%) Mobile App
8 16 (31.37%) Wireframes
9 13 (25.49%) CSS
10 12 (23.53%) HTML
11 11 (21.57%) iPhone
11 11 (21.57%) iPad
12 10 (19.61%) Android Development
12 10 (19.61%) iOS Development
13 8 (15.69%) Exploratory Testing
14 7 (13.73%) Prototyping
14 7 (13.73%) Mobile Banking
14 7 (13.73%) Business Analysis
14 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
15 6 (11.76%) Adobe
15 6 (11.76%) HTML5
16 5 (9.80%) Service Design
16 5 (9.80%) Service Management
16 5 (9.80%) Photoshop
16 5 (9.80%) ITIL
17 3 (5.88%) CSS3
17 3 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
17 3 (5.88%) Agile Testing
17 3 (5.88%) Sass

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Photoshop
2 3 (5.88%) InVision
3 1 (1.96%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) OpenShift
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.96%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Big Data
1 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) Maven
General
1 25 (49.02%) Finance
2 22 (43.14%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Spanish Language
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) CSS
2 12 (23.53%) HTML
3 6 (11.76%) HTML5
4 3 (5.88%) .NET
4 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.88%) CSS3
4 3 (5.88%) Sass
5 2 (3.92%) Web Services
6 1 (1.96%) DHTML
6 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.96%) JSF
6 1 (1.96%) JSP
6 1 (1.96%) Node.js
6 1 (1.96%) Spring
6 1 (1.96%) Struts
6 1 (1.96%) Struts2
6 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (66.67%) User Experience
2 17 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 11 (21.57%) iPad
3 11 (21.57%) iPhone
4 7 (13.73%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.96%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.96%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.96%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.96%) SCORM
5 1 (1.96%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (41.18%) Android
1 21 (41.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Scrum
2 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (31.37%) Wireframes
4 10 (19.61%) Android Development
4 10 (19.61%) iOS Development
5 8 (15.69%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (13.73%) Business Analysis
6 7 (13.73%) Prototyping
7 5 (9.80%) ITIL
7 5 (9.80%) Service Design
7 5 (9.80%) Service Management
8 3 (5.88%) Agile Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Competitor Analysis
8 3 (5.88%) Data Visualisation
8 3 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (5.88%) IT Strategy
8 3 (5.88%) Product Management
8 3 (5.88%) Visualisation
8 3 (5.88%) Web Development
9 2 (3.92%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.92%) Java
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.96%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Adobe
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle