The median contractor rate for a Designer was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 68 60
Rank change year-on-year -16 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 16 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.05% 1.58% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.64% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 15
Median daily rate £394 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.36% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% -  

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 1467 1588 1620
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.58% 96.30% 96.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 936 892
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 62 98
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.91% +1.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 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 30 March 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
Nottinghamshire +1 10 - - 8
Leicestershire +1 4 £394 +12.48% 5
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 36 (49.32%) HTML
2 33 (45.21%) User Experience
3 27 (36.99%) CSS
4 25 (34.25%) .NET
5 22 (30.14%) Wireframes
5 22 (30.14%) Prototyping
6 17 (23.29%) SQL
7 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (20.55%) JavaScript
8 15 (20.55%) Oracle
9 14 (19.18%) C#
10 13 (17.81%) HTML5
11 12 (16.44%) Rapid Prototyping
11 12 (16.44%) ASP.NET
12 11 (15.07%) Finance
12 11 (15.07%) Web Design
12 11 (15.07%) Photoshop
12 11 (15.07%) Visualisation
13 10 (13.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (13.70%) Degree
13 10 (13.70%) WCF
13 10 (13.70%) WPF
13 10 (13.70%) PL/SQL
13 10 (13.70%) Unix
13 10 (13.70%) CRM
13 10 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (13.70%) Oracle Database 10g
13 10 (13.70%) Shell Script
13 10 (13.70%) Power BI
13 10 (13.70%) Service Design

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 (6.85%) Apache Solr
1 5 (6.85%) CMS
2 4 (5.48%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Photoshop
2 9 (12.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (6.85%) MS Excel
4 4 (5.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.37%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.37%) CATIA
5 1 (1.37%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (1.37%) PTC Creo
5 1 (1.37%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.74%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle Database
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle Database 10g
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (13.70%) Power BI
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Power View
2 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.85%) PowerPivot
4 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.37%) QlikView
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.37%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Legal
3 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.37%) Automotive
3 1 (1.37%) Local Government
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
3 1 (1.37%) Publishing
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (49.32%) HTML
2 27 (36.99%) CSS
3 25 (34.25%) .NET
4 13 (17.81%) HTML5
5 12 (16.44%) ASP.NET
6 10 (13.70%) WCF
6 10 (13.70%) WPF
7 9 (12.33%) D3.js
8 8 (10.96%) CSS3
9 5 (6.85%) Sass
10 4 (5.48%) jQuery
11 2 (2.74%) LESS
12 1 (1.37%) J2EE
12 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (1.37%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 33 (45.21%) User Experience
2 10 (13.70%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.85%) Social Media
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Fintech
4 2 (2.74%) W3C
5 1 (1.37%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.14%) Prototyping
1 22 (30.14%) Wireframes
2 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.44%) Rapid Prototyping
4 11 (15.07%) Visualisation
4 11 (15.07%) Web Design
5 10 (13.70%) Analytics
5 10 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (13.70%) CRM
5 10 (13.70%) Service Design
6 8 (10.96%) Coaching
6 8 (10.96%) Data Visualisation
6 8 (10.96%) Scrum
7 7 (9.59%) Infographics
7 7 (9.59%) Mentoring
7 7 (9.59%) Web Development
8 6 (8.22%) UX Design
9 5 (6.85%) Data Management
9 5 (6.85%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (6.85%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) SQL
2 15 (20.55%) JavaScript
3 14 (19.18%) C#
4 10 (13.70%) PL/SQL
4 10 (13.70%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.74%) Java
7 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) Oracle
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.33%) Sitecore
3 6 (8.22%) Adobe
4 2 (2.74%) ClickTale
5 1 (1.37%) Google
5 1 (1.37%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) Siemens
5 1 (1.37%) Tableau