The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 73 77
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 18 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.17% 1.35% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.41% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 15
Median daily rate £425 £450 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +93.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £425 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £92.50 £21.84
% change year-on-year -75.67% +323.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1451 1490 1551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 94.53% 96.01% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 896 922
Median daily rate £400 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 50 73
Median hourly rate £13.86 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.61% -3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £9.82 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +2 5 £425 -9.33%
Nottinghamshire -9 5 £400 -8.57% 6
Derbyshire - 1 - - 2
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 17 (45.95%) HTML
2 15 (40.54%) .NET
3 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
4 12 (32.43%) CSS
4 12 (32.43%) Wireframes
5 10 (27.03%) User Experience
5 10 (27.03%) Oracle
6 9 (24.32%) C#
6 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (21.62%) Sitecore
7 8 (21.62%) Degree
8 7 (18.92%) SQL
8 7 (18.92%) Translating Business Requirements
9 6 (16.22%) Prototyping
9 6 (16.22%) Unix
9 6 (16.22%) Web Design
9 6 (16.22%) User Stories
10 5 (13.51%) ArchiMate
10 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
10 5 (13.51%) HTML5
10 5 (13.51%) Axure RP
10 5 (13.51%) CSS3
10 5 (13.51%) WCF
10 5 (13.51%) WPF
10 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (13.51%) Software Architecture
10 5 (13.51%) Apache Solr
10 5 (13.51%) Scrum
10 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database 10g

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 (13.51%) Apache Solr
2 3 (8.11%) CMS
2 3 (8.11%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (5.41%) Apache
3 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Photoshop
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.41%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (5.41%) G Suite
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (2.70%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
1 2 (5.41%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) Skype
2 1 (2.70%) SMTP
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.11%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.70%) OLAP
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Axure RP
2 4 (10.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (2.70%) Bower
3 1 (2.70%) Grunt
3 1 (2.70%) gulp
3 1 (2.70%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.70%) Protractor
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.70%) webpack
General
1 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) HTML
2 15 (40.54%) .NET
3 12 (32.43%) CSS
4 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET
4 5 (13.51%) CSS3
4 5 (13.51%) HTML5
4 5 (13.51%) WCF
4 5 (13.51%) WPF
5 2 (5.41%) LESS
5 2 (5.41%) Sass
6 1 (2.70%) Angular 2
6 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.70%) jQuery
6 1 (2.70%) Mason
6 1 (2.70%) React
6 1 (2.70%) RESTful
6 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.70%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) User Experience
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
4 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Wireframes
2 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.92%) Translating Business Requirements
4 6 (16.22%) Prototyping
4 6 (16.22%) User Stories
4 6 (16.22%) Web Design
5 5 (13.51%) ArchiMate
5 5 (13.51%) CRM
5 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (13.51%) Scrum
5 5 (13.51%) Software Architecture
6 4 (10.81%) Data Security
6 4 (10.81%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (8.11%) Open Source
7 3 (8.11%) SDLC
8 2 (5.41%) Analytics
8 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.41%) High Availability
8 2 (5.41%) Rapid Prototyping
8 2 (5.41%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
2 9 (24.32%) C#
3 7 (18.92%) SQL
4 5 (13.51%) PL/SQL
4 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
5 4 (10.81%) Java
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
6 1 (2.70%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby
6 1 (2.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.70%) MCP
2 1 (2.70%) MCTS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
1 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.70%) Mesos
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle
2 8 (21.62%) Sitecore
3 4 (10.81%) Adobe
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) Google
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.41%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) ClickTale
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