Period
to 25 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Content Designer was £424 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 June 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.

Content Designer
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 665 660 683
Rank change year-on-year -5 +23 +76
Contract jobs requiring a Content Designer 147 192 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 109 106
England median daily rate £424 £357 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.77% +2.00% +16.67%
10th Percentile £317 £295 £263
90th Percentile £500 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
England median hourly rate £48.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £48.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 78,669 86,958 80,218
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 94.80% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,223 57,443 52,225
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £278 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,489 2,794 2,614
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% - -4.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.64 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.11% -3.74% -6.50%

Content Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Content Designer in England

Content Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Content Designer in England

Content Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Content Designer in England over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Content Designer in England

Content Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Content Designer in England

Content Designer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Content Designer within the England region over the 6 months to 25 June 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
North of England +31 51 £450 +32.35% 4
Midlands +11 40 £375 +4.17% 1
West Midlands +7 40 £375 +4.60% 1
Yorkshire +36 32 £450 +10.41% 4
London +36 29 £424 +6.00%
South East -20 17 £385 +18.46% 2
North West +23 13 £475 +44.93%
South West -33 7 £388 -
North East +5 6 £310 -8.82%
East of England 0 3 £250 -28.57%
Content Designer
UK

Content Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, Content 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 England region featuring Content Designer in the job title.

1 116 (78.91%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (53.74%) User Experience
3 59 (40.14%) Publishing
4 47 (31.97%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 37 (25.17%) Content Management
6 30 (20.41%) Legal
6 30 (20.41%) Analytics
7 20 (13.61%) SEO
8 16 (10.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (10.20%) Security Cleared
10 14 (9.52%) Social Media
10 14 (9.52%) Marketing
11 13 (8.84%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 11 (7.48%) Content Writing
12 11 (7.48%) Web Application Development
13 10 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (6.80%) Content Strategy
14 9 (6.12%) Prototyping
14 9 (6.12%) Web Usability
14 9 (6.12%) SC Cleared
15 8 (5.44%) CMS
15 8 (5.44%) HTML
15 8 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
16 7 (4.76%) Scrum
16 7 (4.76%) Wiki
17 6 (4.08%) GitHub
17 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
18 5 (3.40%) Marketing Automation
18 5 (3.40%) Mobile Marketing
18 5 (3.40%) Copywriting

Content Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (5.44%) CMS
2 3 (2.04%) WordPress
3 1 (0.68%) Drupal
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.08%) GitHub
2 2 (1.36%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.36%) Intranet
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
General
1 59 (40.14%) Publishing
2 30 (20.41%) Legal
3 14 (9.52%) Marketing
4 5 (3.40%) Finance
5 4 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.36%) Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.44%) HTML
2 3 (2.04%) Django
3 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 79 (53.74%) User Experience
2 14 (9.52%) Social Media
3 7 (4.76%) Wiki
4 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.68%) Photography
5 1 (0.68%) Video Editing
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (78.91%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (31.97%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 37 (25.17%) Content Management
4 30 (20.41%) Analytics
5 20 (13.61%) SEO
6 13 (8.84%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 11 (7.48%) Content Writing
7 11 (7.48%) Web Application Development
8 10 (6.80%) Content Strategy
8 10 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.12%) Prototyping
9 9 (6.12%) Web Usability
10 8 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (4.76%) Scrum
12 5 (3.40%) Copywriting
12 5 (3.40%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (3.40%) Marketing Automation
12 5 (3.40%) Mobile Marketing
13 4 (2.72%) E-Commerce
13 4 (2.72%) Strategic Thinking
Qualifications
1 16 (10.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 15 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.72%) Degree
5 3 (2.04%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.04%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (1.36%) Adobe
1 2 (1.36%) Google
2 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (0.68%) Sitecore