Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 11 December 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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 48 50
Rank change year-on-year -20 +2 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 11 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.24% 1.93% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 2.00% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 8
Cardiff median daily rate £413 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +17.65% +8.28%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £363
90th Percentile £625 £515 £473
South Wales median daily rate £413 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 861 601 540
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 96.47% 97.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 409 409
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +9.49%
10th Percentile £275 £150 £176
90th Percentile £580 £488 £525
South Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 30
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -12.61%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.17 £10.73
90th Percentile £128.75 £24.09 £34.83
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% -3.13%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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 Cardiff region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) User Experience
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 3 (27.27%) Design Thinking
4 3 (27.27%) Wireframes
4 3 (27.27%) Adobe
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) Axure RP
4 3 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (18.18%) Customer Insight
5 2 (18.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) MuleSoft
5 2 (18.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
5 2 (18.18%) InVision
5 2 (18.18%) Lean Thinking
5 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (9.09%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 1 (9.09%) Typography

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Axure RP
2 2 (18.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Games
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) CSS
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) CSS3
2 1 (9.09%) Django
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) User Experience
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Blog
3 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 3 (27.27%) Design Thinking
3 3 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (27.27%) Wireframes
4 2 (18.18%) Customer Insight
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) Lean Thinking
4 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
5 1 (9.09%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
5 1 (9.09%) Prototyping
5 1 (9.09%) Service Design
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Typography
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
5 1 (9.09%) UX Design
5 1 (9.09%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Adobe
2 2 (18.18%) MuleSoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle