Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £369 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Designer
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 65 105
Rank change year-on-year -27 +40 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 58 93 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.82% 2.86% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.99% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 60 51
East Midlands median daily rate £369 £425 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.24% +77.08% -4.00%
10th Percentile £269 £313 £95
90th Percentile £488 £550 £475
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £19.00 -
England median hourly rate £23.00 £34.99 £23.50
% change year-on-year -34.26% +48.88% +6.82%

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 3031 3115 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.88% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1946 1847
East Midlands median daily rate £390 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £213
90th Percentile £550 £556 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 128 183
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.76 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £31.35
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 20 £333 -16.88% 2
Nottinghamshire -17 10 £381 -28.40% 4
Leicestershire -19 10 £450 +16.13% 1
Lincolnshire - 2 £440 - 1
Derbyshire -11 1 - -
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 East Midlands region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 31 (53.45%) User Experience
2 22 (37.93%) HTML
3 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (36.21%) Wireframes
4 19 (32.76%) CSS
5 14 (24.14%) Prototyping
6 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
7 10 (17.24%) Finance
7 10 (17.24%) Banking
7 10 (17.24%) Axure RP
8 9 (15.52%) Analytics
8 9 (15.52%) Web Design
9 8 (13.79%) jQuery
9 8 (13.79%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (13.79%) Adobe
9 8 (13.79%) SQL
10 7 (12.07%) MySQL
10 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.07%) Degree
11 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
11 6 (10.34%) RESTful
11 6 (10.34%) Oracle
11 6 (10.34%) Java
11 6 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (10.34%) Collaborative Working
12 5 (8.62%) CSS3
12 5 (8.62%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (8.62%) Open Source
12 5 (8.62%) HTML5
12 5 (8.62%) SDLC

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 4 (6.90%) Apache
1 4 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.45%) JBoss
2 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (8.62%) OmniGraffle
2 5 (8.62%) Photoshop
3 3 (5.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (5.17%) InVision
4 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.90%) G Suite
3 3 (5.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.72%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.72%) npm
4 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (6.90%) SAN
2 2 (3.45%) Converged Networks
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
2 2 (3.45%) Network Security
3 1 (1.72%) DNS
3 1 (1.72%) HTTP
3 1 (1.72%) SMTP
3 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) MySQL
2 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.17%) Big Data
3 3 (5.17%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) DB2
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.72%) OLAP
5 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Axure RP
2 4 (6.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.72%) Bower
3 1 (1.72%) Grunt
3 1 (1.72%) gulp
3 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) JSUnit
3 1 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.72%) Protractor
3 1 (1.72%) Selenium
3 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.72%) webpack
General
1 10 (17.24%) Banking
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Advertising
3 1 (1.72%) Games
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (37.93%) HTML
2 19 (32.76%) CSS
3 8 (13.79%) jQuery
4 6 (10.34%) RESTful
5 5 (8.62%) CSS3
5 5 (8.62%) HTML5
6 4 (6.90%) .NET
7 3 (5.17%) Middleware
8 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.45%) LESS
8 2 (3.45%) Sass
8 2 (3.45%) WCF
8 2 (3.45%) WPF
9 1 (1.72%) Angular 2
9 1 (1.72%) Mason
9 1 (1.72%) Node.js
9 1 (1.72%) React
9 1 (1.72%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.72%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 31 (53.45%) User Experience
2 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.90%) Graphic Design
3 3 (5.17%) Animation
3 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Linux
1 5 (8.62%) Unix
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) AIX
2 2 (3.45%) Android
2 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (36.21%) Wireframes
2 14 (24.14%) Prototyping
3 9 (15.52%) Analytics
3 9 (15.52%) Web Design
4 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (10.34%) Collaborative Working
5 6 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (8.62%) Open Source
6 5 (8.62%) Scrum
6 5 (8.62%) SDLC
6 5 (8.62%) Time Management
7 4 (6.90%) API Design
7 4 (6.90%) Data Analytics
7 4 (6.90%) Data Integration
7 4 (6.90%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (6.90%) Usability Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Cognitive Science
8 3 (5.17%) Product Management
8 3 (5.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
2 8 (13.79%) SQL
3 6 (10.34%) Java
4 4 (6.90%) C#
5 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.72%) Perl
6 1 (1.72%) PHP
6 1 (1.72%) Python
6 1 (1.72%) Ruby
6 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.72%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) SCCM
1 2 (3.45%) SCOM
1 2 (3.45%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.72%) Ansible
2 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.72%) Mesos
2 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Adobe
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle
3 5 (8.62%) Cisco
4 4 (6.90%) Google
5 3 (5.17%) HP
5 3 (5.17%) Teradata
6 2 (3.45%) Citrix
6 2 (3.45%) IBM
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.45%) Splunk
6 2 (3.45%) VMware
7 1 (1.72%) ClickTale
7 1 (1.72%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.72%) SAP
7 1 (1.72%) TIBCO