Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 101 93
Rank change year-on-year +26 -8 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 69 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.37% 1.41% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 1.47% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 19 20
East Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -2.86%
10th Percentile £333 £305 £332
90th Percentile £534 £537 £493
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £21.50 -
England median hourly rate £29.13 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +29.44% -2.17% +2.22%

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 2,756 2,850 3,035
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.48% 95.70% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,660 1,755 1,795
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £212 £220 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 125 120
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £13.86 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.43% -1.00% +3.70%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.25 £9.72
90th Percentile £45.09 £39.70 £40.13
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.54% +11.40%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018. 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
Nottinghamshire -9 28 £475 -2.56% 10
Northamptonshire +19 26 £400 +3.23% 6
Leicestershire +10 8 £450 +14.30% 6
Derbyshire +7 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 3
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 35 (50.72%) User Experience
2 29 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (37.68%) Wireframes
4 25 (36.23%) HTML
4 25 (36.23%) JavaScript
5 19 (27.54%) Adobe
6 18 (26.09%) Finance
7 16 (23.19%) CSS
7 16 (23.19%) Axure RP
8 13 (18.84%) Apple iOS
8 13 (18.84%) Android
8 13 (18.84%) Degree
8 13 (18.84%) Collaborative Working
9 12 (17.39%) SQL
9 12 (17.39%) Oracle
10 11 (15.94%) .NET
10 11 (15.94%) Unix
10 11 (15.94%) Usability Testing
10 11 (15.94%) InVision
11 10 (14.49%) Oracle Database
11 10 (14.49%) WCF
11 10 (14.49%) WPF
11 10 (14.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (14.49%) Marketing
11 10 (14.49%) C#
11 10 (14.49%) PL/SQL
11 10 (14.49%) CRM
11 10 (14.49%) Shell Script
12 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (13.04%) IT Strategy

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 (5.80%) Apache Solr
2 3 (4.35%) Confluence
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.45%) CMS
4 1 (1.45%) JBoss
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) InVision
2 3 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.35%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.45%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.45%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Converged Networks
1 1 (1.45%) Intranet
1 1 (1.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) Oracle Database
1 10 (14.49%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.45%) DB2
4 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) Axure RP
2 3 (4.35%) JIRA
3 2 (2.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (2.90%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.45%) Maven
General
1 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 10 (14.49%) Marketing
3 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.23%) HTML
2 16 (23.19%) CSS
3 11 (15.94%) .NET
4 10 (14.49%) WCF
4 10 (14.49%) WPF
5 8 (11.59%) CSS3
5 8 (11.59%) HTML5
6 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.90%) RESTful
8 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.45%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.45%) jQuery
8 1 (1.45%) Kafka
8 1 (1.45%) Middleware
8 1 (1.45%) Spring
8 1 (1.45%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (50.72%) User Experience
2 7 (10.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) Animation
5 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.45%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Android
1 13 (18.84%) Apple iOS
2 11 (15.94%) Unix
3 1 (1.45%) AIX
3 1 (1.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (37.68%) Wireframes
3 13 (18.84%) Collaborative Working
4 11 (15.94%) Usability Testing
5 10 (14.49%) CRM
6 9 (13.04%) IT Strategy
6 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.59%) Co-Creation
8 7 (10.14%) Prototyping
8 7 (10.14%) Scrum
8 7 (10.14%) Workflow
9 6 (8.70%) Data Management
9 6 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (7.25%) Analytics
11 4 (5.80%) ArchiMate
11 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (5.80%) Information Architecture
11 4 (5.80%) Service Design
11 4 (5.80%) Validation
11 4 (5.80%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.23%) JavaScript
2 12 (17.39%) SQL
3 10 (14.49%) C#
3 10 (14.49%) PL/SQL
3 10 (14.49%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.90%) Java
5 1 (1.45%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) COBIT
2 1 (1.45%) PSD2
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) SCCM
1 1 (1.45%) SCOM
1 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) Adobe
2 12 (17.39%) Oracle
3 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) Tableau
4 1 (1.45%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.45%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.45%) Capita
4 1 (1.45%) Citrix
4 1 (1.45%) ClickTale
4 1 (1.45%) Computacenter
4 1 (1.45%) IBM
4 1 (1.45%) Informatica
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.45%) Software AG