Period
to 20 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 58 96 127
Rank change year-on-year +38 +31 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 139 21 106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.58% 1.17% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.85% 1.27% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 17 79
10th Percentile £363 £243 £255
25th Percentile £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +20.59% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £600 £475 £494
90th Percentile £648 £558 £525
Central London median daily rate £513 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +20.76% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
10th Percentile £28.60 " "
25th Percentile £30.63 £45.25 £31.85
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.50 £34.38
Median % change year-on-year -24.73% +35.27% -37.50%
75th Percentile £39.13 £47.75 £36.90
90th Percentile £41.00 " "
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £46.50 £34.38
% change year-on-year -24.73% +35.27% -37.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,607 1,653 5,567
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 91.88% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,728 1,254 4,413
10th Percentile £350 £306 £313
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £511 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.58% -0.24% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £748 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £511 £500
% change year-on-year +7.58% +2.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 70
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.50 £11.70
25th Percentile £18.94 £20.00 £13.31
Median hourly rate £28.25 £35.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.42% +82.05% +4.28%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £62.05 £47.75 £49.15
Central London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -9.70% +63.41% +9.63%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the City of London

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Designer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Designer in the City of London

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Designer in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Designer in the City of London

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Designer in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Designer in the City of London

Designer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Designer in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Designer in the City of London

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £625 -
Designer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 City of London region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 75 (53.96%) User Experience
2 42 (30.22%) Wireframes
3 40 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (27.34%) Prototyping
5 36 (25.90%) Adobe
6 30 (21.58%) User Research
7 26 (18.71%) Service Design
8 23 (16.55%) Sketch
9 19 (13.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 18 (12.95%) Public Sector
11 17 (12.23%) Insurtech
11 17 (12.23%) Typography
12 16 (11.51%) Figma
12 16 (11.51%) Social Skills
13 15 (10.79%) InVision
13 15 (10.79%) Visualisation
13 15 (10.79%) Photoshop
14 14 (10.07%) HTML
14 14 (10.07%) CSS
14 14 (10.07%) Finance
14 14 (10.07%) Adobe Illustrator
14 14 (10.07%) Data Visualisation
15 13 (9.35%) Retail
15 13 (9.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 13 (9.35%) Analytics
16 12 (8.63%) Accessibility
17 11 (7.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 10 (7.19%) Animation
18 10 (7.19%) Security Cleared
18 10 (7.19%) Axure RP

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 3 (2.16%) CMS
1 3 (2.16%) Confluence
2 2 (1.44%) Moodle
2 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.72%) Anypoint
3 1 (0.72%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (16.55%) Sketch
2 16 (11.51%) Figma
3 15 (10.79%) InVision
3 15 (10.79%) Photoshop
4 14 (10.07%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (7.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (7.19%) InDesign
7 9 (6.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (6.47%) Zeplin
8 7 (5.04%) Marvel
9 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (2.88%) UserZoom
10 3 (2.16%) Adobe XD
11 2 (1.44%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (1.44%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (1.44%) Camtasia
11 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (2.88%) Miro
3 2 (1.44%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (1.44%) Azure
3 2 (1.44%) Lucidchart
3 2 (1.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Apigee
4 1 (0.72%) AWS
4 1 (0.72%) GitHub
4 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.72%) Google Docs
4 1 (0.72%) Google Workspace
4 1 (0.72%) Heroku
4 1 (0.72%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.44%) Intranet
2 1 (0.72%) Broadband
2 1 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.44%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (0.72%) Data Vault
2 1 (0.72%) Parquet
2 1 (0.72%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Axure RP
2 5 (3.60%) JIRA
3 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.72%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.72%) Protractor
General
1 18 (12.95%) Public Sector
2 16 (11.51%) Social Skills
3 14 (10.07%) Finance
4 13 (9.35%) Retail
5 8 (5.76%) Publishing
6 4 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.88%) Banking
6 4 (2.88%) Marketing
7 3 (2.16%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.44%) Legal
8 2 (1.44%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (1.44%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.72%) Front Office
9 1 (0.72%) Games
9 1 (0.72%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.07%) CSS
1 14 (10.07%) HTML
2 4 (2.88%) React
3 3 (2.16%) HTML5
4 2 (1.44%) JSON
4 2 (1.44%) Node.js
4 2 (1.44%) RESTful
4 2 (1.44%) Sass
4 2 (1.44%) Spring
5 1 (0.72%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.72%) JWT
5 1 (0.72%) Kafka
5 1 (0.72%) LESS
5 1 (0.72%) Middleware
5 1 (0.72%) NgRx
5 1 (0.72%) OAuth
5 1 (0.72%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.72%) SOAP
5 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (53.96%) User Experience
2 10 (7.19%) Animation
3 4 (2.88%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.16%) Graphic Design
4 3 (2.16%) Social Media
5 2 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.44%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.44%) W3C
6 1 (0.72%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.72%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (0.72%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.72%) New Media
6 1 (0.72%) NHS
6 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.88%) Android
2 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.22%) Wireframes
2 40 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (27.34%) Prototyping
4 30 (21.58%) User Research
5 26 (18.71%) Service Design
6 19 (13.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 17 (12.23%) Insurtech
7 17 (12.23%) Typography
8 15 (10.79%) Visualisation
9 14 (10.07%) Data Visualisation
10 13 (9.35%) Analytics
11 9 (6.47%) E-Commerce
11 9 (6.47%) Infographics
12 8 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.76%) Workshop Facilitation
13 7 (5.04%) Scrum
13 7 (5.04%) Storytelling
13 7 (5.04%) Usability Testing
14 5 (3.60%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.32%) JavaScript
2 5 (3.60%) Java
3 2 (1.44%) TypeScript
4 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.88%) Degree
4 2 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.63%) Accessibility
2 1 (0.72%) IFRS
2 1 (0.72%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Docker
Vendors
1 36 (25.90%) Adobe
2 5 (3.60%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.44%) Blackboard
3 2 (1.44%) Google
3 2 (1.44%) MuleSoft
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle
4 1 (0.72%) ClickTale
4 1 (0.72%) Databricks
4 1 (0.72%) IBM
4 1 (0.72%) Omniture
4 1 (0.72%) Optimizely