Period
to 17 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 86 105
Rank change year-on-year -8 +19 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 32 65 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.54% 2.26% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 2.40% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 39 18
East Midlands median daily rate £463 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +15.15% -12.00%
10th Percentile £350 £380 £294
90th Percentile £850 £528 £500
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.69 £43.75 £21.75
% change year-on-year -20.71% +101.15% -42.00%

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 1,975 2,713 2,953
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 94.46% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,209 1,656 1,824
East Midlands median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +2.89%
10th Percentile £181 £225 £235
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 158 136
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.26 £15.68 £13.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.06% +12.56% +7.15%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.61 £10.20
90th Percentile £43.65 £43.75 £43.34
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.51 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.08% +0.03% -2.63%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -1 10 £450 +5.88% 8
Leicestershire +8 9 £475 - 4
Nottinghamshire -9 7 £750 +57.89% 7
Derbyshire - 2 £400 - 3
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 18 (56.25%) User Experience
2 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (43.75%) Sketch
4 12 (37.50%) Usability Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Wireframes
5 7 (21.88%) Android
5 7 (21.88%) Apple iOS
6 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.75%) Finance
7 5 (15.63%) Adobe
7 5 (15.63%) Smart Meter
7 5 (15.63%) Animation
7 5 (15.63%) Front End Development
7 5 (15.63%) Typography
7 5 (15.63%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 4 (12.50%) InVision
8 4 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (12.50%) Axure RP
8 4 (12.50%) WCF
8 4 (12.50%) Migration
9 3 (9.38%) VB.NET
9 3 (9.38%) .NET
9 3 (9.38%) B2B
9 3 (9.38%) B2C
9 3 (9.38%) C#
9 3 (9.38%) HTML
9 3 (9.38%) Java
9 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
9 3 (9.38%) Photoshop
9 3 (9.38%) Strategic Planning

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:

Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Sketch
2 4 (12.50%) InVision
3 3 (9.38%) Photoshop
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe XD
4 1 (3.13%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) PowerCenter
2 1 (3.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) WCF
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.38%) Entity Framework
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 2 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) CSS3
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) User Experience
2 5 (15.63%) Animation
2 5 (15.63%) Smart Meter
3 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Android
1 7 (21.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Usability Testing
3 7 (21.88%) Wireframes
4 5 (15.63%) Front End Development
4 5 (15.63%) Typography
4 5 (15.63%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 4 (12.50%) Migration
5 4 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (9.38%) Analytics
6 3 (9.38%) B2B
6 3 (9.38%) B2C
6 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (9.38%) Data Analytics
6 3 (9.38%) Decision-Making
6 3 (9.38%) MVC
6 3 (9.38%) MVVM
6 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (9.38%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (9.38%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) C#
1 3 (9.38%) Java
1 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
1 3 (9.38%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Adobe
3 2 (6.25%) ClickTale
3 2 (6.25%) Sparx
4 1 (3.13%) Cognos
4 1 (3.13%) Informatica
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle