The median contractor rate for a Designer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Croydon during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
London / Croydon
Rank 25 21 21
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 4 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 2.27% 5.86% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 6.02% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Median daily rate £488 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +4.16% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon. 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
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 171 266 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 97.16% 97.44% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 221 88
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £320 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £595 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon that featured Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Croydon

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Designer in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Croydon

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Croydon over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Croydon

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Croydon region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) User Experience
2 6 (46.15%) Prototyping
3 4 (30.77%) Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Content Management
3 4 (30.77%) CMS
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Axure RP
5 2 (15.38%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Usability Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Case Management
5 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (15.38%) Wireframes
6 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.69%) Content Development
6 1 (7.69%) e-Learning
6 1 (7.69%) SCORM
6 1 (7.69%) W3C
6 1 (7.69%) Legal
6 1 (7.69%) Publishing
6 1 (7.69%) Java
6 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (7.69%) Animation

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon 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 (30.77%) CMS
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Animation
2 1 (7.69%) e-Learning
2 1 (7.69%) Learning Management System
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) SCORM
2 1 (7.69%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Prototyping
3 4 (30.77%) Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) Content Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Case Management
5 2 (15.38%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Usability Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Wireframes
6 1 (7.69%) Content Development
6 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.69%) Information Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Psychology
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.69%) Degree