The median contractor rate for a Designer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 26 June 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 37 53
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 2 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.66% 1.70% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.77% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Median daily rate £338 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.56% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £175.00 £21.84
% change year-on-year -86.85% +701.46%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 284 339 447
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 94.04% 96.31% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 199 315
Median daily rate £340 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 22 40
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.19 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Cambridge

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Cambridge

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Cambridge

Designer Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Cambridge region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
1 2 (50.00%) API Design
1 2 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) React
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) UX Design

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Graphic Design
1 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) API Design
1 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
1 2 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) UX Design
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared