The median contractor rate for a Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
London / City of London
Rank 102 80 102
Rank change year-on-year -22 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 53 88 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.75% 2.65% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 2.77% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 78 66
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +4.16% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £21.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2886 3173 4864
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.40% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2526 3664
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the City of London

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in the City of London

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in the City of London

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in the City of London

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 City of London region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 53 (54.64%) User Experience
2 28 (28.87%) Wireframes
3 27 (27.84%) Finance
4 21 (21.65%) HTML
5 20 (20.62%) CSS
6 18 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (18.56%) Banking
7 17 (17.53%) Photoshop
7 17 (17.53%) Adobe
7 17 (17.53%) Prototyping
8 15 (15.46%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (11.34%) JavaScript
9 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (10.31%) Degree
11 9 (9.28%) QA
11 9 (9.28%) Oracle
12 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
12 8 (8.25%) Java
12 8 (8.25%) Information Architecture
12 8 (8.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 7 (7.22%) Axure RP
13 7 (7.22%) Visualisation
13 7 (7.22%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (7.22%) Mobile App
13 7 (7.22%) MS Excel
13 7 (7.22%) Front Office
13 7 (7.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 6 (6.19%) WorldPay
14 6 (6.19%) IBM
14 6 (6.19%) Microsoft

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (1.03%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.03%) CICS
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (17.53%) Photoshop
2 15 (15.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (7.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (7.22%) MS Excel
4 4 (4.12%) AutoCAD
4 4 (4.12%) InVision
5 2 (2.06%) UXPin
6 1 (1.03%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (1.03%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (1.03%) Fireworks
6 1 (1.03%) MS Office
6 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.03%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (1.03%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.03%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.03%) IaaS
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.03%) PaaS
2 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) snoop
2 2 (2.06%) Network Security
3 1 (1.03%) BGP
3 1 (1.03%) Firewall
3 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.03%) ICMP
3 1 (1.03%) IPv4
3 1 (1.03%) IPv6
3 1 (1.03%) MPLS
3 1 (1.03%) OSPF
3 1 (1.03%) SNMP
3 1 (1.03%) VLAN
3 1 (1.03%) VPN
3 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) Big Data
2 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.06%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.03%) Adabas
3 1 (1.03%) DB2
3 1 (1.03%) Essbase
3 1 (1.03%) Hazelcast
3 1 (1.03%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 7 (7.22%) Axure RP
3 4 (4.12%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (3.09%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.09%) NCrunch
4 3 (3.09%) NUnit
4 3 (3.09%) ReSharper
4 3 (3.09%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.03%) ERwin
6 1 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 27 (27.84%) Finance
2 18 (18.56%) Banking
3 7 (7.22%) Front Office
4 4 (4.12%) Billing
4 4 (4.12%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.12%) Marketing
4 4 (4.12%) Publishing
5 3 (3.09%) Legal
6 2 (2.06%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.06%) Retail
6 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.03%) Military
7 1 (1.03%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.65%) HTML
2 20 (20.62%) CSS
3 6 (6.19%) CSS3
3 6 (6.19%) HTML5
4 5 (5.15%) .NET
4 5 (5.15%) WPF
5 3 (3.09%) Framer.js
5 3 (3.09%) J2EE
5 3 (3.09%) jQuery
5 3 (3.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 3 (3.09%) SOAP
6 2 (2.06%) Ajax
6 2 (2.06%) Flash
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (1.03%) Material Design
7 1 (1.03%) Spring
7 1 (1.03%) Web Services
7 1 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (54.64%) User Experience
2 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.22%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.12%) Graphic Design
5 3 (3.09%) Equities
5 3 (3.09%) Motion Graphics
6 2 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.06%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.06%) iPad
6 2 (2.06%) iPhone
6 2 (2.06%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (2.06%) Social Media
7 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.03%) DataPower
7 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.03%) Interactive TV
7 1 (1.03%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.03%) Video Editing
7 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.15%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.12%) Linux
2 4 (4.12%) Unix
3 3 (3.09%) Android
3 3 (3.09%) Windows
4 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.87%) Wireframes
2 18 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (17.53%) Prototyping
4 8 (8.25%) Information Architecture
5 7 (7.22%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (7.22%) Visualisation
6 6 (6.19%) Migration
6 6 (6.19%) Usability Testing
7 5 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.15%) Product Management
7 5 (5.15%) Service Design
8 4 (4.12%) CAD
8 4 (4.12%) Case Management
8 4 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (4.12%) Front End Development
8 4 (4.12%) Mathematics
8 4 (4.12%) Scrum
8 4 (4.12%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.12%) Typography
8 4 (4.12%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.34%) JavaScript
2 8 (8.25%) Java
3 5 (5.15%) C#
4 3 (3.09%) SQL
4 3 (3.09%) XAML
5 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) CCIE
3 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.03%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) JNCIE
3 1 (1.03%) OCP
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.06%) SEPA
3 1 (1.03%) GDPR
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.03%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (17.53%) Adobe
2 9 (9.28%) Oracle
3 6 (6.19%) IBM
3 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.19%) WorldPay
4 4 (4.12%) Siebel
5 3 (3.09%) DevExpress
5 3 (3.09%) Infragistics
5 3 (3.09%) Telerik
6 2 (2.06%) Ab Initio
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco
6 2 (2.06%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.03%) BT
7 1 (1.03%) CA
7 1 (1.03%) Embarcadero
7 1 (1.03%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.03%) Informatica
7 1 (1.03%) SAP
7 1 (1.03%) Software AG
7 1 (1.03%) VMware
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