Period
to 16 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 143 128
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1,517 1,865 1,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.00% 1.96% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 2.07% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,007 1,207 1,301
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £284 £273 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 12
England median hourly rate £34.69 £39.38 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.90% +71.20% -35.21%
10th Percentile £18.50 £28.46 £12.78
90th Percentile £43.63 £47.00 £30.41
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +52.17% -33.28%

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 71,493 90,038 89,820
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.03% 94.75% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,364 60,159 59,799
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +2.78% +0.56% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,582 2,773 2,663
England median hourly rate £19.47 £18.32 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.28% -2.06% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.93
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.42
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.50% -3.74% +3.89%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in England

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in England

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in England over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in England

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in England

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in England over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Designer in England

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 Designer within the England region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
London +15 772 £425 - 104
South East +19 297 £425 - 44
North of England +5 193 £425 +5.59% 57
South West -20 99 £400 - 28
North West +37 93 £425 +3.03% 39
Midlands +11 93 £450 +2.27% 55
West Midlands +13 71 £438 -2.78% 31
Yorkshire -2 58 £438 +9.38% 13
East of England -7 57 £400 -16.88% 26
North East -5 42 £369 -13.29% 5
East Midlands +6 21 £508 +19.41% 24
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 England region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 834 (54.98%) User Experience
2 562 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (24.59%) Wireframes
4 341 (22.48%) Sketch
5 313 (20.63%) Prototyping
6 302 (19.91%) HTML
7 255 (16.81%) CSS
8 235 (15.49%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 231 (15.23%) Adobe
10 197 (12.99%) Service Design
11 193 (12.72%) InVision
11 193 (12.72%) Finance
12 165 (10.88%) Photoshop
13 164 (10.81%) Analytics
14 153 (10.09%) Axure RP
15 138 (9.10%) Adobe Illustrator
16 137 (9.03%) Public Sector
17 136 (8.97%) JavaScript
17 136 (8.97%) Information Architecture
18 129 (8.50%) Telecoms
19 117 (7.71%) Problem-Solving
20 115 (7.58%) E-Commerce
20 115 (7.58%) Retail
21 111 (7.32%) Usability Testing
22 108 (7.12%) Degree
23 97 (6.39%) Marketing
23 97 (6.39%) Mobile App
24 94 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
25 90 (5.93%) Scrum
26 87 (5.74%) Security Cleared

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 40 (2.64%) CMS
2 19 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 15 (0.99%) Confluence
5 12 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (0.33%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.33%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.33%) WordPress
7 4 (0.26%) Drupal
7 4 (0.26%) Kentico
8 3 (0.20%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.20%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.13%) Apache
9 2 (0.13%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.13%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.13%) Moodle
9 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.13%) SAS
9 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.066%) Mule
Applications
1 341 (22.48%) Sketch
2 193 (12.72%) InVision
3 165 (10.88%) Photoshop
4 138 (9.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 69 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 50 (3.30%) Adobe XD
7 43 (2.83%) InDesign
7 43 (2.83%) Zeplin
8 36 (2.37%) Figma
9 28 (1.85%) Adobe After Effects
9 28 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
10 24 (1.58%) MS Visio
11 21 (1.38%) Marvel
12 19 (1.25%) OmniGraffle
13 11 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 10 (0.66%) UXPin
15 9 (0.59%) SketchUp
16 7 (0.46%) Adobe Premiere
16 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
16 7 (0.46%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 14 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.33%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.066%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.066%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 52 (3.43%) Azure
2 40 (2.64%) Office 365
3 34 (2.24%) SaaS
4 30 (1.98%) AWS
5 21 (1.38%) IaaS
6 20 (1.32%) PaaS
7 12 (0.79%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.53%) OneDrive
9 7 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.46%) Power Platform
10 5 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.33%) Slack
11 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.20%) Boomi
12 3 (0.20%) G Suite
12 3 (0.20%) GitHub
12 3 (0.20%) MailChimp
13 2 (0.13%) GCP
13 2 (0.13%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.77%) Firewall
2 24 (1.58%) SNMP
3 20 (1.32%) MPLS
4 19 (1.25%) WAN
5 18 (1.19%) Internet
6 15 (0.99%) LAN
7 13 (0.86%) Broadband
7 13 (0.86%) Multicast
7 13 (0.86%) NetScaler
7 13 (0.86%) Network Security
7 13 (0.86%) VPN
8 9 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (0.59%) DHCP
8 9 (0.59%) Ethernet
8 9 (0.59%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.59%) VoIP
9 8 (0.53%) PPP
10 7 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 7 (0.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (0.73%) Big Data
3 9 (0.59%) SQL Server
4 7 (0.46%) Blockchain
4 7 (0.46%) Data Lake
5 6 (0.40%) Power BI
5 6 (0.40%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.33%) Amazon Athena
6 5 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.13%) DTS
9 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.066%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.066%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 153 (10.09%) Axure RP
2 44 (2.90%) JIRA
3 28 (1.85%) Balsamiq
4 10 (0.66%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.26%) ERwin
7 3 (0.20%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.13%) JUnit
9 1 (0.066%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.066%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.066%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.066%) jMock
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.066%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.066%) webpack
9 1 (0.066%) WiX
General
1 193 (12.72%) Finance
2 137 (9.03%) Public Sector
3 129 (8.50%) Telecoms
4 115 (7.58%) Retail
5 97 (6.39%) Marketing
6 59 (3.89%) Publishing
7 50 (3.30%) Legal
8 33 (2.18%) Banking
9 26 (1.71%) Games
10 24 (1.58%) Advertising
11 20 (1.32%) Manufacturing
12 18 (1.19%) Billing
13 13 (0.86%) Electronics
14 10 (0.66%) Automotive
14 10 (0.66%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.33%) Police
17 3 (0.20%) Back Office
17 3 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (19.91%) HTML
2 255 (16.81%) CSS
3 54 (3.56%) HTML5
4 36 (2.37%) Web Services
5 27 (1.78%) React
6 23 (1.52%) CSS3
7 20 (1.32%) XML
8 16 (1.05%) .NET
8 16 (1.05%) SOAP
9 14 (0.92%) jQuery
9 14 (0.92%) REST
10 12 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (0.73%) AngularJS
11 11 (0.73%) Material Design
11 11 (0.73%) Node.js
11 11 (0.73%) SAP Fiori
11 11 (0.73%) SAPUI5
12 9 (0.59%) Ajax
12 9 (0.59%) XSD
13 8 (0.53%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 834 (54.98%) User Experience
2 97 (6.39%) Mobile App
3 46 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (2.83%) Graphic Design
5 28 (1.85%) Social Media
6 27 (1.78%) Data Centre
7 23 (1.52%) Animation
8 22 (1.45%) e-Learning
9 18 (1.19%) Virtual Team
9 18 (1.19%) W3C
10 16 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (0.92%) Digital Media
13 13 (0.86%) Learning Management System
13 13 (0.86%) Motion Graphics
14 11 (0.73%) Public Cloud
14 11 (0.73%) Smart Meter
14 11 (0.73%) Video Editing
15 10 (0.66%) iPad
16 9 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 59 (3.89%) Windows
2 44 (2.90%) Apple iOS
3 42 (2.77%) Android
4 31 (2.04%) Linux
5 27 (1.78%) Windows Server
6 21 (1.38%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.46%) Unix
8 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.40%) Solaris
8 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.066%) AIX
11 1 (0.066%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.066%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.066%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.066%) VMS
11 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (37.05%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (24.59%) Wireframes
3 313 (20.63%) Prototyping
4 235 (15.49%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 197 (12.99%) Service Design
6 164 (10.81%) Analytics
7 136 (8.97%) Information Architecture
8 117 (7.71%) Problem-Solving
9 115 (7.58%) E-Commerce
10 111 (7.32%) Usability Testing
11 94 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 90 (5.93%) Scrum
13 71 (4.68%) Collaborative Working
14 63 (4.15%) Visualisation
15 62 (4.09%) Front End Development
16 58 (3.82%) Rapid Prototyping
17 56 (3.69%) Responsive Web Design
18 51 (3.36%) User Stories
19 47 (3.10%) Typography
19 47 (3.10%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 136 (8.97%) JavaScript
2 38 (2.50%) Java
3 26 (1.71%) SQL
4 19 (1.25%) Python
5 15 (0.99%) C#
5 15 (0.99%) Shell Script
6 14 (0.92%) Perl
6 14 (0.92%) PHP
7 10 (0.66%) ABAP
7 10 (0.66%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.40%) C
9 5 (0.33%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.33%) Scala
10 3 (0.20%) Go
10 3 (0.20%) Ruby
10 3 (0.20%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.13%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.13%) Lua
12 1 (0.066%) Groovy
12 1 (0.066%) R
Qualifications
1 108 (7.12%) Degree
2 87 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 51 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.12%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.05%) CCIE
8 15 (0.99%) CCNP
9 10 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
10 9 (0.59%) CCNA
11 6 (0.40%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.33%) JNCIE
13 4 (0.26%) JNCIP
13 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.20%) CCDP
14 3 (0.20%) CISSP
14 3 (0.20%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.20%) MCSE
14 3 (0.20%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.71%) QA
2 23 (1.52%) WCAG
3 10 (0.66%) SLA
4 4 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.26%) GDPR
4 4 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.066%) CDISC
6 1 (0.066%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.066%) NIST
6 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.066%) PMO
6 1 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.066%) Section 508
6 1 (0.066%) TARGET2
System Software
1 24 (1.58%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.25%) Hyper-V
3 16 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 11 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.73%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.59%) Docker
7 5 (0.33%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.26%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.26%) XenApp
9 3 (0.20%) vSphere
10 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.13%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.066%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (1.65%) Amdocs OSS
2 16 (1.05%) SCCM
3 15 (0.99%) Netcool
4 14 (0.92%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.33%) Ansible
8 4 (0.26%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.20%) SCOM
10 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.13%) Grafana
10 2 (0.13%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.13%) Kibana
10 2 (0.13%) logstash
10 2 (0.13%) Terraform
10 2 (0.13%) WSUS
11 1 (0.066%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.066%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.066%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.066%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 231 (15.23%) Adobe
2 66 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 55 (3.63%) Cisco
4 32 (2.11%) VMware
5 28 (1.85%) Google
5 28 (1.85%) SAP
6 25 (1.65%) Cramer
7 21 (1.38%) Citrix
8 20 (1.32%) Nokia
9 18 (1.19%) Juniper
9 18 (1.19%) Remedy
10 17 (1.12%) Oracle
11 16 (1.05%) F5
11 16 (1.05%) IBM
12 15 (0.99%) ServiceNow
12 15 (0.99%) Siebel
13 14 (0.92%) BMC
13 14 (0.92%) Sitecore
13 14 (0.92%) xMatters
14 9 (0.59%) Huawei