Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 95 99
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 31 17 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.39% 0.96% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.02% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 33
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £369 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.25% +195.00% -64.29%
10th Percentile £296 £251 £95
90th Percentile £488 £391 £423
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £107.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -87.88% +193.84% +87.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2132 1663 2533
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 94.01% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 874 1327
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £215 £225 £238
90th Percentile £530 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 72 110
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.25 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +1.79% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.23
90th Percentile £45.38 £37.18 £40.05
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.89
% change year-on-year -5.26% +6.23% +11.78%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

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 6 months to 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -2 27 £425 +13.33% 3
Designer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 14 (45.16%) User Experience
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
3 10 (32.26%) ITIL
3 10 (32.26%) Service Design
4 9 (29.03%) HTML
4 9 (29.03%) CSS
4 9 (29.03%) Banking
5 8 (25.81%) Finance
5 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
5 8 (25.81%) Service Management
5 8 (25.81%) Wireframes
6 7 (22.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (22.58%) HTML5
6 7 (22.58%) CSS3
6 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
6 7 (22.58%) DV Cleared
7 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
8 5 (16.13%) Internet
8 5 (16.13%) Online Banking
9 4 (12.90%) Usability Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Product Management
9 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.90%) Scrum
9 4 (12.90%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
10 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
10 3 (9.68%) Presales
10 3 (9.68%) Adobe

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) Skype
2 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.23%) SNMP
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) Axure RP
3 1 (3.23%) git-flow
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 9 (29.03%) Banking
2 8 (25.81%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) CSS
1 9 (29.03%) HTML
2 7 (22.58%) CSS3
2 7 (22.58%) HTML5
3 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.45%) Ajax
4 2 (6.45%) Java EE
4 2 (6.45%) JSON
4 2 (6.45%) Spring
4 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) User Experience
2 5 (16.13%) Online Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Graphic Design
4 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) AIX
1 1 (3.23%) Solaris
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) Service Design
3 8 (25.81%) Service Management
3 8 (25.81%) Wireframes
4 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
5 4 (12.90%) Product Management
5 4 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (12.90%) Scrum
5 4 (12.90%) Usability Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Presales
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 2 (6.45%) Competitor Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.45%) Front End Development
7 2 (6.45%) Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.68%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) DV Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Adobe
3 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.23%) Computacenter