Period
to 20 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 68 64
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.70% 0.40% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.41% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Cardiff median daily rate £525 £483 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.81% +37.86% -13.58%
10th Percentile £437 £429 £325
90th Percentile £643 £530 £375
South Wales median daily rate £450 £420 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% +20.00% -13.58%
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 815 724 621
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.64% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 488 483
Cardiff median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £235 £184 £166
90th Percentile £625 £488 £530
South Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 29
Cardiff median hourly rate £35.00 £14.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.38% -4.92% +12.96%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £143.75 £21.34 £40.00
South Wales median hourly rate £18.06 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.37% -25.00% +21.21%

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 20 March 2019.

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 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Axure RP
2 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) MuleSoft
2 2 (33.33%) Wireframes
2 2 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Wealth Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Law

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
1 2 (33.33%) User Stories
1 2 (33.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
1 2 (33.33%) Wireframes
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) MuleSoft