Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 22 January 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 100 59
Rank change year-on-year -2 -41 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 33 48 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.33% 1.61% 3.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.69% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 55
East Midlands median daily rate £450 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £316 £270 £313
90th Percentile £525 £500 £541
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
East Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 - £21.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £21.50 £29.55
% change year-on-year +39.53% -27.24% +12.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 2,351 2,837 2,987
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.20% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,509 1,763 1,881
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £216 £200
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 166 134
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.64 £15.00 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +10.72% -0.35%
10th Percentile £9.52 £9.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £27.00 £45.00 £39.63
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.36 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.84% -0.12% -0.62%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the East Midlands

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in the East Midlands

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in the East Midlands

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in the East Midlands

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Northamptonshire -7 17 £450 +42.86% 9
Nottinghamshire +2 9 £450 - 7
Leicestershire +7 5 £400 -5.88% 9
Derbyshire +8 1 £325 - 1
Designer
England

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 East Midlands region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) User Experience
3 14 (42.42%) Wireframes
4 10 (30.30%) Finance
4 10 (30.30%) Axure RP
5 7 (21.21%) Adobe
5 7 (21.21%) HTML
5 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (18.18%) Banking
6 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
7 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
7 5 (15.15%) Customer-Centric Approach
7 5 (15.15%) Appian
7 5 (15.15%) Customer-Centricity
8 4 (12.12%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (12.12%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 4 (12.12%) Marvel
8 4 (12.12%) Adaptive Web Design
8 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.12%) Information Architecture
8 4 (12.12%) Retail
8 4 (12.12%) Web Design
8 4 (12.12%) CSS
8 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
9 3 (9.09%) Java
9 3 (9.09%) ITIL
9 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (9.09%) TOGAF

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 5 (15.15%) Appian
2 4 (12.12%) Marvel
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (6.06%) EngageOne
1 2 (6.06%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (3.03%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
3 4 (12.12%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) HTML
2 4 (12.12%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) Ajax
3 1 (3.03%) HTML5
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (3.03%) Node.js
3 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.03%) React
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) WCF
3 1 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) User Experience
2 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Mindset
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Android
1 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) Wireframes
3 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (15.15%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 5 (15.15%) Customer-Centricity
4 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
4 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
5 4 (12.12%) Adaptive Web Design
5 4 (12.12%) Information Architecture
5 4 (12.12%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 4 (12.12%) Web Design
6 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.09%) ITIL
6 3 (9.09%) Line Management
6 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
7 2 (6.06%) Front End Development
7 2 (6.06%) Prototyping
7 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Adobe
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.03%) SAP
2 1 (3.03%) VMware
2 1 (3.03%) Workday