Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 94 65
Rank change year-on-year -4 -29 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 44 57 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.62% 1.79% 2.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.88% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 62
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% +77.08%
10th Percentile £340 £300 £313
90th Percentile £525 £488 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
East Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 - £18.00
England median hourly rate £39.38 £23.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +71.20% -35.21% +61.36%

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 2,580 3,033 3,180
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 95.08% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,655 1,867 1,988
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +1.02% +4.27%
10th Percentile £240 £220 £225
90th Percentile £538 £547 £551
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 165 129
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.81% +3.46%
10th Percentile £10.14 £9.75 £8.76
90th Percentile £28.50 £45.00 £40.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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
Northamptonshire -4 25 £425 +17.24% 3
Nottinghamshire +11 11 £475 +24.59% 11
Leicestershire +7 7 £413 -8.33% 8
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (38.64%) User Experience
3 14 (31.82%) Wireframes
4 12 (27.27%) HTML
4 12 (27.27%) Axure RP
5 11 (25.00%) Adobe
6 10 (22.73%) Finance
7 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
7 9 (20.45%) CSS
8 8 (18.18%) Data Modelling
8 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
8 8 (18.18%) Android
9 7 (15.91%) Process Improvement
9 7 (15.91%) Customer-Centric Approach
9 7 (15.91%) Customer-Centricity
9 7 (15.91%) Appian
10 6 (13.64%) Workflow
11 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
11 5 (11.36%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 4 (9.09%) Prototyping
12 4 (9.09%) Line Management
12 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
12 4 (9.09%) Banking
12 4 (9.09%) Retail
13 3 (6.82%) Publishing
13 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
13 3 (6.82%) ITIL
13 3 (6.82%) SQL
13 3 (6.82%) Usability Testing

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 7 (15.91%) Appian
2 2 (4.55%) Marvel
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) EngageOne
1 2 (4.55%) InVision
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.27%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.27%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.27%) Power BI
1 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
3 3 (6.82%) Publishing
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
5 1 (2.27%) Law
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) HTML
2 9 (20.45%) CSS
3 3 (6.82%) HTML5
4 2 (4.55%) CSS3
5 1 (2.27%) .NET
5 1 (2.27%) Ajax
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) JSON
5 1 (2.27%) Kafka
5 1 (2.27%) Node.js
5 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.27%) React
5 1 (2.27%) REST
5 1 (2.27%) WCF
5 1 (2.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) User Experience
2 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Android
1 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) Wireframes
3 8 (18.18%) Data Modelling
3 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.91%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 7 (15.91%) Customer-Centricity
4 7 (15.91%) Process Improvement
5 6 (13.64%) Workflow
6 5 (11.36%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 4 (9.09%) Line Management
7 4 (9.09%) Prototyping
7 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.82%) Information Architecture
8 3 (6.82%) ITIL
8 3 (6.82%) Usability Testing
9 2 (4.55%) Adaptive Web Design
9 2 (4.55%) Analytics
9 2 (4.55%) IT Strategy
9 2 (4.55%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.82%) SQL
3 2 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) COBIT
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (2.27%) Ab Initio
2 1 (2.27%) Informatica
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) SAP
2 1 (2.27%) Workday