The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 100 106
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 53 66 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.62% 1.99% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 2.07% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 56 79
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £244 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.93% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £175.00 £21.84
% change year-on-year -87.14% +701.46%  

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 3125 3181 5524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.42% 95.73% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2394 2584 4248
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 £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 100
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in the City of London

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 66 (62.26%) User Experience
2 34 (32.08%) Wireframes
3 33 (31.13%) Prototyping
4 29 (27.36%) HTML
5 26 (24.53%) CSS
6 25 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (21.70%) Finance
8 15 (14.15%) Adobe
9 14 (13.21%) JavaScript
9 14 (13.21%) Banking
9 14 (13.21%) HTML5
9 14 (13.21%) Degree
9 14 (13.21%) CSS3
10 13 (12.26%) Mobile App
11 12 (11.32%) Axure RP
11 12 (11.32%) Scrum
11 12 (11.32%) Photoshop
12 11 (10.38%) Adobe Illustrator
12 11 (10.38%) Visualisation
13 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (9.43%) Validation
14 9 (8.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 9 (8.49%) QA
14 9 (8.49%) Service Design
15 8 (7.55%) Oracle
16 7 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (6.60%) Graphic Design
16 7 (6.60%) OmniGraffle
16 7 (6.60%) Apple iOS
16 7 (6.60%) High-Fidelity Prototypes

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 12 (11.32%) Photoshop
2 11 (10.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (8.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (6.60%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (5.66%) InVision
6 5 (4.72%) AutoCAD
7 4 (3.77%) UXPin
8 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (1.89%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
10 1 (0.94%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.94%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.94%) InDesign
10 1 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.94%) Magento
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.94%) GitHub
2 1 (0.94%) Google Drive
2 1 (0.94%) IaaS
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.94%) PaaS
2 1 (0.94%) SaaS
2 1 (0.94%) Slack
2 1 (0.94%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) Network Security
2 1 (0.94%) BGP
2 1 (0.94%) CTI
2 1 (0.94%) Firewall
2 1 (0.94%) ICMP
2 1 (0.94%) IPv4
2 1 (0.94%) IPv6
2 1 (0.94%) MPLS
2 1 (0.94%) OSPF
2 1 (0.94%) SNMP
2 1 (0.94%) VLAN
2 1 (0.94%) VPN
2 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.89%) Adabas
2 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.94%) Big Data
3 1 (0.94%) DB2
3 1 (0.94%) Essbase
3 1 (0.94%) Hazelcast
3 1 (0.94%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (11.32%) Axure RP
2 3 (2.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (2.83%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (1.89%) JIRA
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.94%) ERwin
4 1 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 23 (21.70%) Finance
2 14 (13.21%) Banking
3 5 (4.72%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.77%) Front Office
5 3 (2.83%) Legal
5 3 (2.83%) Marketing
5 3 (2.83%) Publishing
6 2 (1.89%) Billing
6 2 (1.89%) Games
6 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.94%) Back Office
7 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.94%) Military
7 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (27.36%) HTML
2 26 (24.53%) CSS
3 14 (13.21%) CSS3
3 14 (13.21%) HTML5
4 4 (3.77%) .NET
5 2 (1.89%) Flash
5 2 (1.89%) Framer.js
5 2 (1.89%) J2EE
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.94%) Ajax
6 1 (0.94%) jQuery
6 1 (0.94%) JSON
6 1 (0.94%) LESS
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.94%) Sass
6 1 (0.94%) SOAP
6 1 (0.94%) Spring
6 1 (0.94%) Velocity
6 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 66 (62.26%) User Experience
2 13 (12.26%) Mobile App
3 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.60%) Graphic Design
5 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.83%) Equities
7 2 (1.89%) IVR
7 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.89%) Motion Graphics
7 2 (1.89%) Replication
8 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.94%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.94%) Handset
8 1 (0.94%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.94%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.94%) NHS
8 1 (0.94%) Social Media
8 1 (0.94%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.60%) Apple iOS
2 5 (4.72%) Android
3 3 (2.83%) Linux
4 2 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.89%) Unix
4 2 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (32.08%) Wireframes
2 33 (31.13%) Prototyping
3 25 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (11.32%) Scrum
5 11 (10.38%) Visualisation
6 10 (9.43%) Validation
7 9 (8.49%) Service Design
8 7 (6.60%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 7 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.66%) Data Visualisation
9 6 (5.66%) Migration
10 5 (4.72%) CAD
10 5 (4.72%) Copywriting
10 5 (4.72%) E-Commerce
10 5 (4.72%) User Stories
11 4 (3.77%) 3D Visualisation
11 4 (3.77%) Analytics
11 4 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (3.77%) Front End Development
11 4 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.21%) JavaScript
2 6 (5.66%) Java
3 3 (2.83%) SQL
4 2 (1.89%) C#
4 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (13.21%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) CCIE
3 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.94%) JNCIE
3 1 (0.94%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.94%) OCP
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.89%) SEPA
3 1 (0.94%) GDPR
3 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.94%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 15 (14.15%) Adobe
2 8 (7.55%) Oracle
3 5 (4.72%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.77%) WorldPay
5 3 (2.83%) Cisco
5 3 (2.83%) IBM
6 2 (1.89%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.89%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.89%) Siebel
6 2 (1.89%) Software AG
7 1 (0.94%) BT
7 1 (0.94%) CA
7 1 (0.94%) F5
7 1 (0.94%) Genesys
7 1 (0.94%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.94%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.94%) Talend
7 1 (0.94%) Verint
7 1 (0.94%) Vertica
7 1 (0.94%) VMware
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