The median contractor rate for a Digital Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 April 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.

Digital Designer
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 162 194
Rank change year-on-year +14 +32  
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Designer 11 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £400 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £225 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £385 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £359 £439
% change year-on-year -2.43% -18.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 3036 3303 5257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.20% 94.89% 95.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2316 2681 3962
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 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 75
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +4.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £32.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Digital Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Designer in the City of London

Digital 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 Digital Designer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Designer in the City of London

Digital 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 Digital Designer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Designer in the City of London

Digital Designer Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, Digital 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 Digital Designer in the job title.

1 11 (84.62%) User Experience
2 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 4 (30.77%) Validation
2 4 (30.77%) Service Design
2 4 (30.77%) Prototyping
3 2 (15.38%) Usability Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
4 1 (7.69%) Conceptual Models
4 1 (7.69%) Ethnography
4 1 (7.69%) Ethnographic Research
4 1 (7.69%) Information Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Social Media
4 1 (7.69%) Web Usability
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Content Management
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) SEO
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Publishing

Digital 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:

General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) User Experience
2 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Prototyping
1 4 (30.77%) Service Design
1 4 (30.77%) Validation
2 2 (15.38%) Usability Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Conceptual Models
3 1 (7.69%) Content Management
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) Ethnographic Research
3 1 (7.69%) Ethnography
3 1 (7.69%) Information Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) SEO
3 1 (7.69%) Web Usability