Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £481 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 138 107
Rank change year-on-year +21 -31 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 78 62 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.73% 1.30% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.37% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 51 53
East of England median daily rate £481 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +13.92% -13.90%
10th Percentile £311 £263 £223
90th Percentile £520 £506 £470
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.50
10th Percentile £36.00 - £27.75
90th Percentile £44.00 - £29.25
England median hourly rate £30.00 £21.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year +39.53% -31.20% +15.16%

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 4,229 4,542 4,342
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 94.88% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,493 2,628 2,475
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 318 353
East of England median hourly rate £17.33 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -3.75% -10.86%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.66 £11.01
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.77% -0.05% +0.16%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Designer in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in the East of England

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in the East of England

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer in the East of England.

Contractor 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 18 January 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +29 33 £500 +42.86% 6
Bedfordshire +23 16 £355 +1.43% 9
Cambridgeshire +19 12 £425 +42.86% 7
Norfolk +2 8 £488 +5.41% 1
Essex -17 6 £385 +10.00% 3
Suffolk -6 2 £350 -9.68% 3
East Anglia -5 1 - - 2
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 of England region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 44 (56.41%) User Experience
2 31 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (28.21%) E-Commerce
3 22 (28.21%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 15 (19.23%) Adobe
5 14 (17.95%) Retail
5 14 (17.95%) Service Design
6 12 (15.38%) Prototyping
6 12 (15.38%) Degree
7 11 (14.10%) Marketing
7 11 (14.10%) Design Thinking
8 10 (12.82%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (11.54%) CSS
9 9 (11.54%) HTML
10 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
11 7 (8.97%) SQL
11 7 (8.97%) Finance
11 7 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (7.69%) Wireframes
12 6 (7.69%) Coaching
12 6 (7.69%) Analytics
12 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
12 6 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (7.69%) Email Marketing
12 6 (7.69%) Photoshop
12 6 (7.69%) Data Modelling
13 5 (6.41%) B2B
13 5 (6.41%) Java
13 5 (6.41%) Mentoring

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.28%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (7.69%) Photoshop
2 5 (6.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (5.13%) Adobe After Effects
3 4 (5.13%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (5.13%) InVision
3 4 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.56%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.28%) ImageReady
5 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Silverpop
2 2 (2.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) SMS
2 3 (3.85%) LAN
3 2 (2.56%) 4G
3 2 (2.56%) BGP
3 2 (2.56%) DNS
3 2 (2.56%) LTE
3 2 (2.56%) MPLS
3 2 (2.56%) SAN
3 2 (2.56%) VPN
3 2 (2.56%) WAN
4 1 (1.28%) 2G
4 1 (1.28%) 5G
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.28%) DMVPN
4 1 (1.28%) Firewall
4 1 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.28%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.28%) OSPF
4 1 (1.28%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Axure RP
1 3 (3.85%) CA Gen
2 1 (1.28%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (17.95%) Retail
2 11 (14.10%) Marketing
3 7 (8.97%) Finance
4 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.28%) Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Electronics
6 1 (1.28%) Law
6 1 (1.28%) Legal
6 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) CSS
1 9 (11.54%) HTML
2 4 (5.13%) CSS3
2 4 (5.13%) HTML5
3 3 (3.85%) J2EE
4 2 (2.56%) .NET
5 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.28%) Flash
5 1 (1.28%) jQuery
5 1 (1.28%) Node.js
5 1 (1.28%) OAuth
5 1 (1.28%) React
5 1 (1.28%) REST
5 1 (1.28%) SAML
5 1 (1.28%) SOAP
5 1 (1.28%) Spring
5 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (56.41%) User Experience
2 5 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.13%) Animation
3 4 (5.13%) Graphic Design
4 3 (3.85%) Taxonomies
5 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.56%) Fintech
6 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.28%) Derivative
6 1 (1.28%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.28%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.28%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.13%) Linux
1 4 (5.13%) Unix
2 1 (1.28%) Android
2 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.28%) VME
2 1 (1.28%) Windows
2 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.21%) E-Commerce
2 22 (28.21%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 14 (17.95%) Service Design
4 12 (15.38%) Prototyping
5 11 (14.10%) Design Thinking
6 10 (12.82%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (7.69%) Analytics
9 6 (7.69%) Coaching
9 6 (7.69%) Data Modelling
9 6 (7.69%) Email Marketing
9 6 (7.69%) Wireframes
10 5 (6.41%) B2B
10 5 (6.41%) Creative Thinking
10 5 (6.41%) Customer-Centricity
10 5 (6.41%) Information Architecture
10 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
11 4 (5.13%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
2 7 (8.97%) SQL
3 5 (6.41%) Java
4 4 (5.13%) Perl
5 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.56%) C
6 2 (2.56%) C++
6 2 (2.56%) Python
7 1 (1.28%) C#
7 1 (1.28%) COBOL
7 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Ansible
1 1 (1.28%) Puppet
1 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 15 (19.23%) Adobe
2 4 (5.13%) IBM
3 3 (3.85%) BEA
3 3 (3.85%) Cisco
3 3 (3.85%) Informatica
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle
3 3 (3.85%) Pega
3 3 (3.85%) VMware
3 3 (3.85%) webMethods
4 2 (2.56%) Citrix
4 2 (2.56%) Google
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.56%) Omniture
5 1 (1.28%) Dell
5 1 (1.28%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.28%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.28%) HP
5 1 (1.28%) ICL
5 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.28%) SAP