Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 51 70
Rank change year-on-year -1 +19 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 10 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.57% 1.59% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.65% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 8
Cardiff median daily rate £500 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +8.28% +4.67%
10th Percentile £306 £333 £296
90th Percentile £519 £465 £488
South Wales median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - £10.00

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 613 544 827
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.11% 97.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 409 665
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £161 £162 £213
90th Percentile £488 £525 £475
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 24
Cardiff median hourly rate £14.00 £13.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -8.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.75 £10.08
90th Percentile £20.28 £36.55 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +12.28%

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 21 January 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 21 January 2018, 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 5 (50.00%) Axure RP
1 5 (50.00%) User Experience
1 5 (50.00%) Wireframes
1 5 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (40.00%) SAP
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) SAP CO
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (30.00%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) SAP FI
3 3 (30.00%) SAP BPC
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Social Media
5 1 (10.00%) Ext JS
5 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
5 1 (10.00%) Product Management
5 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Certification
5 1 (10.00%) NHS
5 1 (10.00%) SAP HR
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma

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 3 (30.00%) SAP BPC
1 3 (30.00%) SAP CO
1 3 (30.00%) SAP FI
1 3 (30.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (10.00%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) User Experience
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (10.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Prototyping
1 5 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) Product Management
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Certification
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) SAP