Period
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The median contractor rate for a Designer was £615 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

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 of England
6 months to
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 109 76 105
Rank change year-on-year -33 +29 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 32 40 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.28% 2.07% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 2.25% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 14
10th Percentile £374 £450 £363
25th Percentile £425 £463 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £615 £475 £525
Median % change year-on-year +29.47% -9.52% +23.53%
75th Percentile £725 £538 £550
90th Percentile £763 £613 £661
England median daily rate £525 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +10.53% +7.95% +2.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 2,267 1,779 1,876
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.43% 91.99% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,376 1,016 1,154
10th Percentile £183 £150 £185
25th Percentile £320 £240 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £524 £525
90th Percentile £675 £597 £588
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 247 119
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £12.90
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £18.88 £16.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.97% -13.51% +15.63%
75th Percentile £49.50 £25.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.40 £55.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.60
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.17% +4.04%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the East of England

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Designer in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Designer in the East of England

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Designer in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Designer in the East of England

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Designer in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Designer in the East of England

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 27 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -19 19 £550 +15.79% 3
Cambridgeshire -16 6 £675 - 5
Essex - 4 £425 - 2
Suffolk -6 3 £450 +28.57%
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2022, Designer contract jobs required the following 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 of England region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 17 (53.13%) Social Skills
2 13 (40.63%) User Experience
3 12 (37.50%) UX Design
4 11 (34.38%) QA
4 11 (34.38%) Telecoms
5 9 (28.13%) Service Delivery
5 9 (28.13%) Agile
5 9 (28.13%) Marketing
5 9 (28.13%) Value-Added Service
5 9 (28.13%) High Availability
5 9 (28.13%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (28.13%) Figma
5 9 (28.13%) Architectural Design
5 9 (28.13%) Decision-Making
5 9 (28.13%) Technical Leadership
5 9 (28.13%) Mobile Backhaul
6 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 7 (21.88%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (21.88%) Wireframes
7 6 (18.75%) Adobe
7 6 (18.75%) Node.js
8 5 (15.63%) SDLC
8 5 (15.63%) Prototyping
9 4 (12.50%) User Research
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) HTML
9 4 (12.50%) CSS
10 3 (9.38%) SOAP
10 3 (9.38%) W3C
10 3 (9.38%) Pharmaceutical

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.25%) Sketch
2 1 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.13%) InDesign
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Figma
2 1 (3.13%) Miro
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) Mobile Backhaul
1 9 (28.13%) Radio Access Network
1 9 (28.13%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) SD-WAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
2 1 (3.13%) Wireless
2 1 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Power Query
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
1 3 (9.38%) Subversion
2 2 (6.25%) Axure RP
3 1 (3.13%) Balsamiq
General
1 17 (53.13%) Social Skills
2 11 (34.38%) Telecoms
3 9 (28.13%) Marketing
4 3 (9.38%) Banking
4 3 (9.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.25%) Finance
5 2 (6.25%) Retail
6 1 (3.13%) Back Office
6 1 (3.13%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Node.js
2 4 (12.50%) CSS
2 4 (12.50%) HTML
3 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
3 3 (9.38%) CSS3
3 3 (9.38%) HTML5
3 3 (9.38%) Jest
3 3 (9.38%) jQuery
3 3 (9.38%) JWT
3 3 (9.38%) OAuth
3 3 (9.38%) OAuth2
3 3 (9.38%) React
3 3 (9.38%) REST
3 3 (9.38%) SOAP
3 3 (9.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (6.25%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) User Experience
2 3 (9.38%) W3C
3 1 (3.13%) Animation
3 1 (3.13%) FMCG
3 1 (3.13%) IoT
3 1 (3.13%) Motion Graphics
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) UX Design
2 9 (28.13%) Agile
2 9 (28.13%) Architectural Design
2 9 (28.13%) Decision-Making
2 9 (28.13%) High Availability
2 9 (28.13%) Service Delivery
2 9 (28.13%) Technical Leadership
3 7 (21.88%) Responsive Web Design
3 7 (21.88%) Wireframes
4 5 (15.63%) Prototyping
4 5 (15.63%) SDLC
5 4 (12.50%) User Research
6 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.38%) DevOps
6 3 (9.38%) Full Stack Development
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Service Design
7 2 (6.25%) Analytics
7 2 (6.25%) Front End Development
7 2 (6.25%) Qualitative Research
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) TypeScript
4 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) CCIE
1 1 (3.13%) CCNP
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) Accessibility
2 3 (9.38%) WAI
3 1 (3.13%) WCAG
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Adobe
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) Omniture
3 1 (3.13%) Optimizely
3 1 (3.13%) SAP