Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 134 123
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 135 111 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.89% 1.66% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 1.74% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 80 135
City of London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -0.66%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £200
90th Percentile £638 £619 £525
Central London median daily rate £438 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +9.38% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £24.50 - £36.00
10th Percentile £19.50 - £23.10
90th Percentile £29.90 - £48.09
Central London median hourly rate £28.50 - £36.00

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 6743 6393 8621
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.45% 95.45% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5331 5074 6774
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 78 126
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.38 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.64 £48.12 £39.38
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.10% +5.88%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 23 November 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
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 23 November 2017. 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 0 1 - -
Designer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 103 (76.30%) User Experience
2 62 (45.93%) Wireframes
3 61 (45.19%) HTML
4 52 (38.52%) CSS
5 50 (37.04%) Prototyping
6 46 (34.07%) Finance
7 34 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (25.19%) Banking
8 30 (22.22%) Axure RP
9 27 (20.00%) Photoshop
9 27 (20.00%) Adobe
10 25 (18.52%) Adobe Illustrator
11 23 (17.04%) Mobile App
12 17 (12.59%) Degree
13 16 (11.85%) Workflow
14 15 (11.11%) Typography
14 15 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 14 (10.37%) HTML5
16 13 (9.63%) Marketing
16 13 (9.63%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 12 (8.89%) InVision
17 12 (8.89%) CSS3
17 12 (8.89%) Apple iOS
17 12 (8.89%) Responsive Web Design
17 12 (8.89%) Visualisation
18 11 (8.15%) Web Design
18 11 (8.15%) Adobe After Effects
18 11 (8.15%) .NET
19 10 (7.41%) Android
20 9 (6.67%) Service Design

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 (1.48%) CMS
1 2 (1.48%) Marvel
1 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 25 (18.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 12 (8.89%) InVision
5 11 (8.15%) Adobe After Effects
6 8 (5.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (3.70%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (2.96%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (1.48%) InDesign
9 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (1.48%) UXPin
10 1 (0.74%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.74%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.74%) Flinto
10 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) GitHub
2 1 (0.74%) Google Drive
2 1 (0.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) Slack
2 1 (0.74%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) Internet
1 1 (0.74%) Intranet
1 1 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.74%) Big Data
1 1 (0.74%) Qlik Sense
1 1 (0.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 30 (22.22%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (1.48%) JIRA
3 1 (0.74%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.74%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.74%) Maven
3 1 (0.74%) Selenium
General
1 46 (34.07%) Finance
2 34 (25.19%) Banking
3 13 (9.63%) Marketing
4 4 (2.96%) French Language
4 4 (2.96%) German Language
4 4 (2.96%) Publishing
4 4 (2.96%) Spanish Language
5 3 (2.22%) Advertising
5 3 (2.22%) Games
5 3 (2.22%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (45.19%) HTML
2 52 (38.52%) CSS
3 14 (10.37%) HTML5
4 12 (8.89%) CSS3
5 11 (8.15%) .NET
6 5 (3.70%) Web Services
7 2 (1.48%) Framer.js
8 1 (0.74%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.74%) Flash
8 1 (0.74%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.74%) JPA
8 1 (0.74%) jQuery
8 1 (0.74%) React
8 1 (0.74%) RESTful
8 1 (0.74%) Spring
8 1 (0.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 103 (76.30%) User Experience
2 23 (17.04%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.19%) Motion Graphics
4 6 (4.44%) Graphic Design
5 5 (3.70%) Social Media
6 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.22%) Fintech
8 2 (1.48%) Animation
8 2 (1.48%) FMCG
8 2 (1.48%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.48%) RIA
9 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.74%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.74%) IPTV
9 1 (0.74%) Life Science
9 1 (0.74%) NHS
9 1 (0.74%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.89%) Apple iOS
2 10 (7.41%) Android
3 1 (0.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (45.93%) Wireframes
2 50 (37.04%) Prototyping
3 34 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (11.85%) Workflow
5 15 (11.11%) Typography
6 13 (9.63%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 12 (8.89%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (8.89%) Visualisation
8 11 (8.15%) Web Design
9 9 (6.67%) Service Design
10 8 (5.93%) Analytics
10 8 (5.93%) Data Visualisation
10 8 (5.93%) Scrum
11 7 (5.19%) Information Architecture
11 7 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.19%) UX Design
12 6 (4.44%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.44%) Front End Development
12 6 (4.44%) Wealth Management
13 5 (3.70%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.93%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.74%) C#
2 1 (0.74%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (12.59%) Degree
2 2 (1.48%) Master's Degree
2 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.48%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (0.74%) Hotjar
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.74%) Nintex
2 1 (0.74%) Omniture
2 1 (0.74%) SAP
2 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
2 1 (0.74%) TOWER Software