Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 May 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 119 107
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 2,019 1,741 2,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.19% 2.09% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 2.20% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,314 1,060 1,491
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £253 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 14
England median hourly rate £28.25 £22.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.56% -2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £11.25 £15.50 £11.29
90th Percentile £70.50 £39.88 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £28.25 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +25.56% -2.17% +2.22%

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 87,342 79,162 92,478
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.91% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,823 51,691 60,744
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £623 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,729 2,632 2,891
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.54% +11.40%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 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
London -12 931 £425 +6.25% 194
South East +10 435 £400 +6.67% 64
North of England +4 263 £388 +10.71% 106
Midlands +42 200 £400 -11.11% 59
West Midlands +28 131 £375 -17.54% 34
South West +23 126 £400 - 27
North West +28 113 £375 -1.64% 55
Yorkshire -28 86 £400 +14.29% 42
East Midlands +30 68 £450 -5.26% 25
East of England -16 67 £425 - 35
North East +13 64 £400 +14.29% 9
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 England region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 1,178 (58.35%) User Experience
2 719 (35.61%) Agile Software Development
3 526 (26.05%) HTML
4 487 (24.12%) Wireframes
5 461 (22.83%) CSS
6 414 (20.51%) Prototyping
7 379 (18.77%) Finance
8 361 (17.88%) Adobe
9 225 (11.14%) InVision
10 223 (11.05%) Photoshop
11 210 (10.40%) JavaScript
12 207 (10.25%) Mobile App
13 200 (9.91%) Axure RP
14 195 (9.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 173 (8.57%) Adobe Illustrator
16 169 (8.37%) Degree
17 154 (7.63%) Service Design
18 149 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
19 144 (7.13%) E-Commerce
20 140 (6.93%) Front End Development
21 137 (6.79%) Rapid Prototyping
22 135 (6.69%) HTML5
22 135 (6.69%) Publishing
23 129 (6.39%) Marketing
24 118 (5.84%) Analytics
25 114 (5.65%) Collaborative Working
26 108 (5.35%) Security Cleared
27 106 (5.25%) Responsive Web Design
28 101 (5.00%) Retail
28 101 (5.00%) Scrum

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 59 (2.92%) Marvel
2 49 (2.43%) CMS
3 20 (0.99%) Confluence
4 17 (0.84%) Skype for Business
5 14 (0.69%) SharePoint
5 14 (0.69%) WordPress
6 8 (0.40%) JBoss
7 7 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.30%) ArcGIS
8 6 (0.30%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.30%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.25%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.25%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.25%) Liferay
10 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.15%) Apache
11 3 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.15%) Drupal
11 3 (0.15%) IIS
11 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 225 (11.14%) InVision
2 223 (11.05%) Photoshop
3 195 (9.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 173 (8.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 50 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 40 (1.98%) OmniGraffle
7 37 (1.83%) InDesign
8 34 (1.68%) Adobe After Effects
9 27 (1.34%) UXPin
10 22 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
10 22 (1.09%) MS Visio
11 15 (0.74%) Adobe Premiere
12 13 (0.64%) Flinto
13 11 (0.54%) AutoCAD
14 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
15 5 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
15 5 (0.25%) UserZoom
16 3 (0.15%) EngageOne
16 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
17 2 (0.099%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.20%) Oracle BRM
3 3 (0.15%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.099%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.099%) SAP EHS
4 2 (0.099%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.099%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.050%) Maximo
5 1 (0.050%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.050%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.050%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.050%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.050%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.050%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.050%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.050%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 57 (2.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 36 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.24%) Google Analytics
4 24 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (1.09%) SaaS
6 18 (0.89%) IaaS
6 18 (0.89%) PaaS
7 13 (0.64%) GitHub
8 9 (0.45%) Silverpop
9 8 (0.40%) Basecamp
10 7 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
10 7 (0.35%) Office 365
11 6 (0.30%) MailChimp
11 6 (0.30%) npm
12 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.20%) Heroku
12 4 (0.20%) Serverless
13 3 (0.15%) CheetahMail
13 3 (0.15%) Google Play
14 2 (0.099%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.88%) Firewall
2 20 (0.99%) Internet
3 19 (0.94%) NetScaler
4 13 (0.64%) VPN
5 11 (0.54%) SAN
6 10 (0.50%) SMS
6 10 (0.50%) WAN
7 9 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (0.40%) BGP
8 8 (0.40%) Intranet
8 8 (0.40%) LAN
9 7 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (0.35%) Wireless
10 6 (0.30%) OSPF
10 6 (0.30%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.25%) Network Security
11 5 (0.25%) VLAN
12 4 (0.20%) IPsec
12 4 (0.20%) Skype
13 3 (0.15%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (1.19%) SQL Server
2 19 (0.94%) Oracle Database
3 17 (0.84%) Big Data
4 16 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (0.79%) Relational Database
5 11 (0.54%) GIS
5 11 (0.54%) MongoDB
5 11 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (0.45%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (0.40%) QlikView
7 8 (0.40%) Siebel EIM
8 7 (0.35%) Blockchain
9 6 (0.30%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.20%) Power BI
12 3 (0.15%) HBase
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.15%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 200 (9.91%) Axure RP
2 37 (1.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 28 (1.39%) JIRA
4 23 (1.14%) Git (software)
5 16 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
6 12 (0.59%) Subversion
7 5 (0.25%) Grunt
7 5 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.20%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.20%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (0.20%) Protractor
8 4 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.15%) ER Studio
9 3 (0.15%) Gradle
9 3 (0.15%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.15%) Rational Rose
10 2 (0.099%) gulp
10 2 (0.099%) Maven
10 2 (0.099%) Toad
10 2 (0.099%) webpack
General
1 379 (18.77%) Finance
2 135 (6.69%) Publishing
3 129 (6.39%) Marketing
4 101 (5.00%) Retail
5 98 (4.85%) Telecoms
6 81 (4.01%) Banking
6 81 (4.01%) Legal
7 28 (1.39%) Advertising
8 26 (1.29%) Billing
9 21 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.84%) Games
11 14 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.50%) Automotive
13 7 (0.35%) Electronics
13 7 (0.35%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.35%) Law
14 6 (0.30%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.25%) Brand Awareness
16 4 (0.20%) German Language
16 4 (0.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 526 (26.05%) HTML
2 461 (22.83%) CSS
3 135 (6.69%) HTML5
4 81 (4.01%) CSS3
5 46 (2.28%) Web Services
6 41 (2.03%) AngularJS
7 36 (1.78%) jQuery
8 31 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 30 (1.49%) .NET
10 28 (1.39%) Sass
11 25 (1.24%) XML
12 19 (0.94%) Material Design
13 18 (0.89%) Framer.js
14 17 (0.84%) JSON
14 17 (0.84%) SOAP
15 15 (0.74%) LESS
16 14 (0.69%) Flash
16 14 (0.69%) REST
17 12 (0.59%) RESTful
17 12 (0.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1,178 (58.35%) User Experience
2 207 (10.25%) Mobile App
3 83 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (3.17%) Graphic Design
5 61 (3.02%) Social Media
6 58 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
7 45 (2.23%) Fintech
8 40 (1.98%) Animation
9 31 (1.54%) Data Centre
10 25 (1.24%) Virtual Team
11 18 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (0.64%) Taxonomies
14 12 (0.59%) Management Information System
15 11 (0.54%) Video Editing
16 10 (0.50%) e-Learning
16 10 (0.50%) Mainframe
17 9 (0.45%) CESG
17 9 (0.45%) Computer Science
17 9 (0.45%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 92 (4.56%) Apple iOS
2 87 (4.31%) Android
3 42 (2.08%) Windows
4 28 (1.39%) Unix
5 23 (1.14%) Linux
6 21 (1.04%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.099%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.099%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.099%) Solaris
8 2 (0.099%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.050%) AIX
9 1 (0.050%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (35.61%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (24.12%) Wireframes
3 414 (20.51%) Prototyping
4 154 (7.63%) Service Design
5 149 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
6 144 (7.13%) E-Commerce
7 140 (6.93%) Front End Development
8 137 (6.79%) Rapid Prototyping
9 118 (5.84%) Analytics
10 114 (5.65%) Collaborative Working
11 106 (5.25%) Responsive Web Design
12 101 (5.00%) Scrum
13 96 (4.75%) Information Architecture
14 91 (4.51%) Web Design
15 90 (4.46%) Usability Testing
16 89 (4.41%) Typography
17 85 (4.21%) UX Design
18 74 (3.67%) SEO
19 72 (3.57%) Visualisation
20 71 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 210 (10.40%) JavaScript
2 51 (2.53%) SQL
3 50 (2.48%) Java
4 25 (1.24%) C#
5 18 (0.89%) PowerShell
6 16 (0.79%) Shell Script
7 12 (0.59%) PL/SQL
8 8 (0.40%) Python
9 6 (0.30%) PHP
10 4 (0.20%) C++
10 4 (0.20%) ES6
10 4 (0.20%) Java 8
10 4 (0.20%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.15%) C
11 3 (0.15%) JSX
12 2 (0.099%) ABAP
12 2 (0.099%) Ruby
12 2 (0.099%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.050%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.050%) Scala
Qualifications
1 169 (8.37%) Degree
2 108 (5.35%) Security Cleared
3 71 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 18 (0.89%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.59%) CCNP
8 11 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.50%) CCNA
9 10 (0.50%) CISSP
10 9 (0.45%) ISSAP
11 7 (0.35%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.35%) ISEB
11 7 (0.35%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.20%) CCIE
14 4 (0.20%) MCSE
14 4 (0.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.67%) QA
2 14 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.54%) WCAG
4 10 (0.50%) COBIT
4 10 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 9 (0.45%) SLA
6 7 (0.35%) GDPR
7 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.20%) GCP
9 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.15%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.099%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.099%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.050%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.050%) PMO
11 1 (0.050%) PSD2
11 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (0.89%) Hyper-V
2 16 (0.79%) XenServer
3 15 (0.74%) XenDesktop
4 12 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.20%) XenApp
7 3 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.15%) HDFS
7 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.15%) Xen
8 2 (0.099%) Ceph
8 2 (0.099%) KVM
8 2 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.050%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.050%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.050%) Snort
9 1 (0.050%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (0.40%) HP ALM
2 6 (0.30%) SCCM
3 5 (0.25%) FortiGate
4 4 (0.20%) Ansible
4 4 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (0.20%) Puppet
4 4 (0.20%) SCOM
5 2 (0.099%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.099%) Salt
5 2 (0.099%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.050%) Ambari
6 1 (0.050%) Cuckoo Sandbox
6 1 (0.050%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.050%) Netcool
6 1 (0.050%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 361 (17.88%) Adobe
2 70 (3.47%) Microsoft
3 53 (2.63%) Oracle
4 35 (1.73%) Citrix
5 33 (1.63%) VMware
6 27 (1.34%) Cisco
6 27 (1.34%) Google
7 23 (1.14%) HP
8 21 (1.04%) SAP
9 19 (0.94%) Capita
9 19 (0.94%) IBM
10 16 (0.79%) Apple
11 15 (0.74%) Facebook
11 15 (0.74%) ServiceNow
12 14 (0.69%) Twitter
13 13 (0.64%) MuleSoft
13 13 (0.64%) Siebel
14 12 (0.59%) CheckPoint
15 11 (0.54%) Red Hat
16 10 (0.50%) EXTOL