Period
to 24 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £446 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 June 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 121 132
Rank change year-on-year +22 +11 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 154 144 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.39% 2.08% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 2.19% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 96 59
City of London median daily rate £446 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -5.76% +10.75%
10th Percentile £300 £169 £173
90th Percentile £544 £530 £638
Central London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
City of London median hourly rate £34.38 £35.19 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.31% - -
Central London median hourly rate £34.38 £35.19 -
% change year-on-year -2.31% - -

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 6,042 6,575 6,001
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.81% 94.81% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,669 5,197 4,598
City of London median daily rate £520 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £688 £670
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 110 69
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +5.23% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.45 £12.52
90th Percentile £56.50 £33.90 £30.07
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -14.99%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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
Moorgate -13 1 - -
Designer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 City of London region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 107 (69.48%) User Experience
2 56 (36.36%) Wireframes
3 48 (31.17%) Sketch
4 44 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (27.27%) Prototyping
6 36 (23.38%) Finance
7 33 (21.43%) Adobe
8 28 (18.18%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 25 (16.23%) InVision
10 23 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (14.29%) Information Architecture
12 21 (13.64%) Banking
13 20 (12.99%) HTML
14 19 (12.34%) Service Design
15 18 (11.69%) Axure RP
16 15 (9.74%) CSS
17 14 (9.09%) Analytics
18 13 (8.44%) Mobile App
18 13 (8.44%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
18 13 (8.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 13 (8.44%) Photoshop
18 13 (8.44%) Degree
18 13 (8.44%) Workshop Facilitation
19 12 (7.79%) Marketing
20 11 (7.14%) Usability Testing
20 11 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 11 (7.14%) Visualisation
21 10 (6.49%) Typography
21 10 (6.49%) Collaborative Working
21 10 (6.49%) Validation

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 4 (2.60%) Confluence
2 3 (1.95%) CMS
3 2 (1.30%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 48 (31.17%) Sketch
2 25 (16.23%) InVision
3 13 (8.44%) Photoshop
4 11 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (5.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (3.25%) Marvel
6 5 (3.25%) Zeplin
7 4 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (2.60%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (1.95%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (1.95%) Camtasia
8 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (1.30%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (1.30%) Adobe XD
9 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (1.30%) Snagit
10 1 (0.65%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.65%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.65%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.30%) Apigee
3 2 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (1.30%) Serverless
4 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) Boomi
4 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.65%) iPaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Lucidchart
4 1 (0.65%) Office 365
4 1 (0.65%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) Firewall
1 1 (0.65%) Intranet
1 1 (0.65%) MPLS
1 1 (0.65%) RIP
1 1 (0.65%) VPN
1 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.65%) Big Data
2 1 (0.65%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.65%) Power BI
2 1 (0.65%) QlikView
2 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (11.69%) Axure RP
2 5 (3.25%) JIRA
3 3 (1.95%) Balsamiq
General
1 36 (23.38%) Finance
2 21 (13.64%) Banking
3 12 (7.79%) Marketing
4 9 (5.84%) Retail
5 4 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.95%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.95%) Games
7 2 (1.30%) Law
7 2 (1.30%) Legal
7 2 (1.30%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.30%) Publishing
7 2 (1.30%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Automotive
8 1 (0.65%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.65%) Front Office
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.99%) HTML
2 15 (9.74%) CSS
3 4 (2.60%) HTML5
4 2 (1.30%) .NET
4 2 (1.30%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.30%) CSS3
4 2 (1.30%) D3.js
5 1 (0.65%) ATL
5 1 (0.65%) Framer.js
5 1 (0.65%) jQuery
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.65%) REST
5 1 (0.65%) Sass
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 107 (69.48%) User Experience
2 13 (8.44%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.90%) Video on Demand
4 5 (3.25%) e-Learning
4 5 (3.25%) Graphic Design
4 5 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.60%) Animation
5 4 (2.60%) IVR
6 3 (1.95%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.95%) Video Editing
7 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.30%) Photography
7 2 (1.30%) Social Media
7 2 (1.30%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Motion Graphics
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.84%) Android
1 9 (5.84%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.65%) Unix
2 1 (0.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (36.36%) Wireframes
2 44 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (27.27%) Prototyping
4 28 (18.18%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 23 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (14.29%) Information Architecture
7 19 (12.34%) Service Design
8 14 (9.09%) Analytics
9 13 (8.44%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 13 (8.44%) Workshop Facilitation
10 11 (7.14%) Usability Testing
10 11 (7.14%) Visualisation
11 10 (6.49%) Collaborative Working
11 10 (6.49%) Typography
11 10 (6.49%) Validation
12 9 (5.84%) Data Visualisation
12 9 (5.84%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
12 9 (5.84%) Scrum
13 8 (5.19%) Customer Insight
13 8 (5.19%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.19%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.30%) C#
2 2 (1.30%) SQL
3 1 (0.65%) Java
3 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (8.44%) Degree
2 7 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) CCNP
3 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.95%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) PSD2
2 1 (0.65%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 33 (21.43%) Adobe
2 5 (3.25%) Google
3 3 (1.95%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.30%) OpenText
5 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.65%) CA
5 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco
5 1 (0.65%) Dell
5 1 (0.65%) IBM
5 1 (0.65%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle
5 1 (0.65%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.65%) Ping Identity
5 1 (0.65%) SAP
5 1 (0.65%) Software AG
5 1 (0.65%) Tableau
5 1 (0.65%) Temenos
5 1 (0.65%) webMethods