Period
to 27 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 115 122
Rank change year-on-year +10 +7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 946 1,894 2,019
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.24% 2.28% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 2.42% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 1,291 1,333
Median daily rate £425 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £260 £310 £275
90th Percentile £550 £563 £540
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £29.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +27.04% +29.44%
10th Percentile £28.50 £19.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.00 £51.40 £68.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £29.13
% change year-on-year +16.67% +3.00% +29.44%

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 39,538 78,404 87,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.80% 94.58% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,271 52,128 57,793
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £251 £280 £273
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £465 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.59% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,581 2,416 2,734
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +5.33% -2.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.96 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% -5.26%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in England

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Designer in England

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Designer in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Designer in England

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Designer in England

Designer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Designer in England over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020. 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 -14 410 £425 -2.86% 16
South East +26 202 £446 +4.98% 11
North of England +29 158 £425 -5.56% 7
Yorkshire +50 84 £425 -5.56% 2
Midlands +24 80 £450 +5.88% 2
South West +9 66 £425 -1.16% 4
West Midlands +17 62 £450 +5.88% 1
North West +9 49 £425 -10.29% 5
North East -6 25 £488 +17.47%
East of England +31 20 £525 +23.53% 3
East Midlands +33 18 £463 +2.78% 1
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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.

1 505 (53.38%) User Experience
2 350 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
3 236 (24.95%) Prototyping
4 209 (22.09%) Wireframes
5 207 (21.88%) Service Design
6 192 (20.30%) Sketch
7 177 (18.71%) HTML
8 176 (18.60%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 166 (17.55%) Adobe
10 155 (16.38%) CSS
11 119 (12.58%) InVision
12 112 (11.84%) Public Sector
13 111 (11.73%) Security Cleared
14 109 (11.52%) JavaScript
14 109 (11.52%) Finance
15 101 (10.68%) Degree
16 84 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
17 80 (8.46%) Axure RP
18 79 (8.35%) SC Cleared
19 70 (7.40%) Telecoms
19 70 (7.40%) Front End Development
20 62 (6.55%) Scrum
20 62 (6.55%) Marketing
21 60 (6.34%) Usability Testing
21 60 (6.34%) Photoshop
21 60 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
22 57 (6.03%) Publishing
23 55 (5.81%) Mobile App
24 54 (5.71%) Adobe Illustrator
25 48 (5.07%) Collaborative Working

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 20 (2.11%) CMS
2 11 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.95%) Confluence
4 6 (0.63%) Moodle
4 6 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (0.63%) WordPress
5 4 (0.42%) JBoss
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.32%) Apache ServiceMix
6 3 (0.32%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.21%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.11%) Apache
8 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.11%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 192 (20.30%) Sketch
2 119 (12.58%) InVision
3 60 (6.34%) Photoshop
4 54 (5.71%) Adobe Illustrator
5 47 (4.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 41 (4.33%) Adobe XD
7 29 (3.07%) Figma
8 28 (2.96%) Adobe After Effects
8 28 (2.96%) Zeplin
9 22 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
10 20 (2.11%) MS Visio
11 16 (1.69%) InDesign
12 12 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 12 (1.27%) OmniGraffle
13 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
14 7 (0.74%) Adobe Premiere
15 6 (0.63%) CINEMA 4D
16 5 (0.53%) Camtasia
17 4 (0.42%) 3ds Max
17 4 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 25 (2.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 21 (2.22%) Azure
3 10 (1.06%) SaaS
4 9 (0.95%) Office 365
4 9 (0.95%) Power Platform
5 8 (0.85%) GitHub
6 7 (0.74%) AWS
6 7 (0.74%) IaaS
7 4 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.42%) Lucidchart
8 3 (0.32%) Slack
9 2 (0.21%) Akamai
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.21%) G Suite
9 2 (0.21%) Heroku
9 2 (0.21%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.21%) PaaS
9 2 (0.21%) Siri
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.75%) Firewall
1 26 (2.75%) WAN
2 24 (2.54%) LAN
2 24 (2.54%) SNMP
3 10 (1.06%) BGP
3 10 (1.06%) OSPF
3 10 (1.06%) Wireless
4 9 (0.95%) Internet
4 9 (0.95%) Software-Defined Networking
5 8 (0.85%) Intranet
5 8 (0.85%) MPLS
5 8 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (0.74%) Structured Cabling
7 6 (0.63%) DWDM
7 6 (0.63%) HTTP
7 6 (0.63%) VPN
8 5 (0.53%) DAB
8 5 (0.53%) Multicast
8 5 (0.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (0.95%) Power BI
4 6 (0.63%) Big Data
5 4 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.42%) MySQL
5 4 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.32%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.32%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.32%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.21%) GIS
7 2 (0.21%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.21%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 80 (8.46%) Axure RP
2 23 (2.43%) Balsamiq
3 16 (1.69%) JIRA
4 11 (1.16%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.63%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (0.53%) Jasmine
6 5 (0.53%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.21%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.11%) Hudson
8 1 (0.11%) JUnit
8 1 (0.11%) Maven
8 1 (0.11%) Mockito
8 1 (0.11%) Postman
8 1 (0.11%) Protractor
8 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
General
1 112 (11.84%) Public Sector
2 109 (11.52%) Finance
3 70 (7.40%) Telecoms
4 62 (6.55%) Marketing
5 57 (6.03%) Publishing
6 32 (3.38%) Retail
7 31 (3.28%) Banking
8 22 (2.33%) Legal
9 11 (1.16%) Advertising
9 11 (1.16%) Digital Economy
9 11 (1.16%) Games
10 9 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.85%) Billing
11 8 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.63%) Brand Awareness
12 6 (0.63%) Electronics
13 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (18.71%) HTML
2 155 (16.38%) CSS
3 40 (4.23%) HTML5
4 38 (4.02%) SOAP
5 37 (3.91%) Web Services
6 36 (3.81%) REST
7 23 (2.43%) XML
8 19 (2.01%) CSS3
9 14 (1.48%) AngularJS
10 12 (1.27%) JSON
11 11 (1.16%) Flash
11 11 (1.16%) RESTful
12 9 (0.95%) .NET
13 8 (0.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 7 (0.74%) Middleware
14 7 (0.74%) Node.js
14 7 (0.74%) React
15 6 (0.63%) Django
15 6 (0.63%) Sass
15 6 (0.63%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 505 (53.38%) User Experience
2 60 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.81%) Mobile App
4 26 (2.75%) Data Centre
5 24 (2.54%) Graphic Design
6 22 (2.33%) Social Media
7 15 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.27%) Animation
8 12 (1.27%) e-Learning
8 12 (1.27%) W3C
9 9 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.85%) Learning Management System
11 7 (0.74%) NHS
12 6 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.63%) Motion Graphics
13 5 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.53%) Video Editing
14 4 (0.42%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (2.85%) Android
2 23 (2.43%) Apple iOS
3 14 (1.48%) Linux
4 11 (1.16%) Windows
5 5 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.53%) Unix
5 5 (0.53%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.21%) MVS
7 2 (0.21%) Solaris
7 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (24.95%) Prototyping
3 209 (22.09%) Wireframes
4 207 (21.88%) Service Design
5 176 (18.60%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 84 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
7 70 (7.40%) Front End Development
8 62 (6.55%) Scrum
9 60 (6.34%) Usability Testing
10 48 (5.07%) Collaborative Working
11 46 (4.86%) Software Engineering
12 38 (4.02%) Rapid Prototyping
12 38 (4.02%) Systems Thinking
13 35 (3.70%) ITIL
14 34 (3.59%) Web Development
15 33 (3.49%) Workflow
16 31 (3.28%) Content Management
17 30 (3.17%) Decision-Making
17 30 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
17 30 (3.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 109 (11.52%) JavaScript
2 37 (3.91%) Java
3 33 (3.49%) Perl
4 31 (3.28%) Shell Script
5 25 (2.64%) Python
6 17 (1.80%) PHP
7 13 (1.37%) SQL
8 12 (1.27%) C#
9 9 (0.95%) C
10 6 (0.63%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.53%) Ruby
12 4 (0.42%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.32%) ActionScript
13 3 (0.32%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.21%) Go
14 2 (0.21%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.21%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.11%) C++
15 1 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 111 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 101 (10.68%) Degree
3 79 (8.35%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (1.59%) CCNP
7 14 (1.48%) CCDP
7 14 (1.48%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.16%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.63%) JNCIS
10 4 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.42%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.32%) BICSI Certification
11 3 (0.32%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.32%) RIBA
11 3 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.11%) CCNA
13 1 (0.11%) ISEB
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.54%) QA
2 7 (0.74%) WCAG
3 5 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
3 5 (0.53%) GDPR
3 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.42%) RMADS
5 3 (0.32%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) NCSC
7 1 (0.11%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 16 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.74%) VMware NSX
4 5 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.21%) XenApp
7 1 (0.11%) Docker
7 1 (0.11%) IAG
7 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.11%) vSphere
7 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (3.28%) Netcool
1 31 (3.28%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 22 (2.33%) Amdocs OSS
3 5 (0.53%) Kibana
4 3 (0.32%) Puppet
5 2 (0.21%) Ansible
5 2 (0.21%) Grafana
5 2 (0.21%) logstash
5 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.21%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.21%) vRealize
6 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.11%) OPNET
6 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.11%) SCOM
6 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 166 (17.55%) Adobe
2 42 (4.44%) Cisco
3 38 (4.02%) Microsoft
4 32 (3.38%) ServiceNow
5 31 (3.28%) IBM
6 30 (3.17%) Oracle
6 30 (3.17%) Siebel
7 25 (2.64%) BMC
7 25 (2.64%) Remedy
8 24 (2.54%) xMatters
9 22 (2.33%) Cramer
10 17 (1.80%) VMware
11 12 (1.27%) Juniper
12 10 (1.06%) Google
12 10 (1.06%) Palo Alto
12 10 (1.06%) SAP
13 9 (0.95%) Citrix
14 8 (0.85%) Huawei
14 8 (0.85%) Nokia
15 7 (0.74%) Red Hat