The median contractor rate for a Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 27 April 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 Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 59 -
Rank change year-on-year +30 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.80% 0.55% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
Median daily rate £350 £405 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.58% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £400
% change year-on-year - -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -28.66% +36.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 307 360 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.64% 98.63% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 247 196
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 8
Median hourly rate £15.56 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.65% +13.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £18.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Cardiff

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Cardiff

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Cardiff over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Cardiff

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Cardiff region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Certification
3 2 (20.00%) Service Design
4 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (10.00%) Document Management
4 1 (10.00%) SAP HR
4 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (10.00%) e-Learning
4 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
4 1 (10.00%) SAP PM
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (10.00%) User Experience
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile First

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (10.00%) SAP HR
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (10.00%) SAP PM
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (10.00%) Fintech
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Service Design
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile First
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) SAP Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) SAP