Period
to 20 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 80 114 92
Rank change year-on-year +34 -22 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 23 24 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.45% 0.98% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.03% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 32
East Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +15.25% -13.24%
10th Percentile £385 £314 £278
90th Percentile £509 £500 £500
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.63 £27.00
% change year-on-year +22.27% +6.02% -5.26%

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 1,501 2,334 2,861
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.07% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 1,499 1,767
East Midlands median daily rate £390 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £150 £222 £217
90th Percentile £553 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 137 166
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.52 £9.75
90th Percentile £43.22 £22.45 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%

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 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 February 2020. 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
Leicestershire +13 11 £475 +18.75% 8
Nottinghamshire +7 6 £450 +5.88% 5
Northamptonshire +26 3 £400 -11.11%
Derbyshire +6 1 £515 +58.46% 3
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) CCNP
3 5 (21.74%) CCDP
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (21.74%) SOAP
3 5 (21.74%) LAN
3 5 (21.74%) WAN
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) Software-Defined Networking
3 5 (21.74%) Palo Alto
4 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (17.39%) System Testing
4 4 (17.39%) HTML
4 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
5 3 (13.04%) Retail
5 3 (13.04%) User Experience
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) Analytics
5 3 (13.04%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (8.70%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Wireframes
6 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (8.70%) Migration

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 2 (8.70%) ColdFusion
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe XD
1 1 (4.35%) Figma
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.35%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) AWS
1 1 (4.35%) G Suite
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
1 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
1 1 (4.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
1 5 (21.74%) LAN
1 5 (21.74%) Software-Defined Networking
1 5 (21.74%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Billing
4 1 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) SOAP
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) JDBC
3 2 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) Framer.js
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (4.35%) WCF
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) WPF
4 1 (4.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Animation
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) AIX
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Solaris
2 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (17.39%) System Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Analytics
3 3 (13.04%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (8.70%) Wireframes
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Design Thinking
5 1 (4.35%) ERP
5 1 (4.35%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (4.35%) Prototyping
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
5 1 (4.35%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) CCDP
2 5 (21.74%) CCNP
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
1 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) Palo Alto
3 2 (8.70%) Adobe
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Perforce
4 1 (4.35%) Axway
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Software AG
4 1 (4.35%) Sun
4 1 (4.35%) webMethods