The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
UK / England
Rank 112 92 128
Rank change year-on-year -20 +36  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 886 1127 851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.12% 2.31% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 2.42% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 757 485
Median daily rate £400 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +1.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £512 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +4.16% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 18
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £23.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +17.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.93 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £40.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in England

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 424 £400 - 79
South East -9 179 £350 -6.66% 32
Yorkshire +30 56 £381 +17.30% 11
South West -11 50 £450 +24.13% 18
East of England -23 48 £419 +15.51% 15
West Midlands +11 42 £444 +11.00% 5
North West -3 33 £350 +7.69% 13
North East -23 32 £338 -30.76% 2
East Midlands -8 19 £338 -20.58% 14
Midlands +10 4 £450 -
Designer
UK

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 915 (51.09%) User Experience
2 578 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
3 517 (28.87%) HTML
4 454 (25.35%) CSS
5 421 (23.51%) Wireframes
6 378 (21.11%) Prototyping
7 259 (14.46%) Finance
8 250 (13.96%) Adobe
9 247 (13.79%) Photoshop
10 212 (11.84%) Mobile App
11 176 (9.83%) Service Design
12 172 (9.60%) JavaScript
13 171 (9.55%) Rapid Prototyping
14 168 (9.38%) Adobe Illustrator
15 164 (9.16%) Degree
16 151 (8.43%) Axure RP
17 139 (7.76%) HTML5
18 130 (7.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 127 (7.09%) E-Commerce
20 126 (7.04%) Marketing
21 122 (6.81%) Web Design
22 121 (6.76%) Banking
23 114 (6.37%) Scrum
24 103 (5.75%) Security Cleared
25 100 (5.58%) Analytics
25 100 (5.58%) Retail
26 99 (5.53%) Visualisation
27 95 (5.30%) Telecoms
28 93 (5.19%) Microsoft
29 92 (5.14%) Apple iOS

Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 48 (2.68%) CMS
2 28 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.73%) Skype for Business
4 12 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (0.61%) Confluence
5 11 (0.61%) Marvel
6 10 (0.56%) WordPress
7 8 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.34%) JBoss
9 6 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.28%) Apache ServiceMix
10 5 (0.28%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.28%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.22%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.17%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 247 (13.79%) Photoshop
2 168 (9.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 130 (7.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 64 (3.57%) InVision
5 45 (2.51%) OmniGraffle
6 40 (2.23%) MS Excel
7 37 (2.07%) InDesign
8 32 (1.79%) MS Office
9 21 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
10 16 (0.89%) Adobe After Effects
11 15 (0.84%) MS Visio
12 14 (0.78%) Fireworks
13 11 (0.61%) AutoCAD
13 11 (0.61%) Flinto
14 10 (0.56%) UXPin
15 9 (0.50%) Adobe Premiere
16 5 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
16 5 (0.28%) Camtasia
16 5 (0.28%) CINEMA 4D
17 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle BRM
5 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.17%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.11%) Magento
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.056%) FastStats
7 1 (0.056%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.056%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 22 (1.23%) Google Analytics
3 19 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (1.01%) Office 365
5 14 (0.78%) GitHub
6 13 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
7 8 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (0.39%) CloudSense
8 7 (0.39%) SaaS
9 6 (0.34%) IaaS
9 6 (0.34%) PaaS
10 5 (0.28%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
12 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.17%) Heroku
13 1 (0.056%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.056%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.40%) Internet
2 29 (1.62%) Firewall
3 26 (1.45%) LAN
4 20 (1.12%) NetScaler
4 20 (1.12%) WAN
5 16 (0.89%) DNS
6 11 (0.61%) BGP
6 11 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (0.61%) SMTP
7 10 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (0.56%) Intranet
7 10 (0.56%) LDAP
7 10 (0.56%) Network Security
8 9 (0.50%) Broadband
8 9 (0.50%) VLAN
9 8 (0.45%) OSPF
9 8 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (0.45%) VPN
9 8 (0.45%) Wireless
10 7 (0.39%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.73%) Oracle Database
3 17 (0.95%) Big Data
3 17 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (0.56%) Power BI
7 9 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Power View
7 9 (0.50%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.45%) DB2
9 7 (0.39%) Data Mart
9 7 (0.39%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.34%) Adabas
10 6 (0.34%) BusinessObjects XI
11 5 (0.28%) MySQL
11 5 (0.28%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.28%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.22%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 151 (8.43%) Axure RP
2 44 (2.46%) Dreamweaver
3 27 (1.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 24 (1.34%) JIRA
5 19 (1.06%) Git (software)
6 14 (0.78%) Maven
7 12 (0.67%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.50%) Subversion
9 7 (0.39%) JUnit
10 5 (0.28%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.22%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.17%) NCrunch
12 3 (0.17%) NUnit
12 3 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.17%) ReSharper
12 3 (0.17%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.11%) ERwin
13 2 (0.11%) Gradle
13 2 (0.11%) Hudson
General
1 259 (14.46%) Finance
2 126 (7.04%) Marketing
3 121 (6.76%) Banking
4 100 (5.58%) Retail
5 95 (5.30%) Telecoms
6 91 (5.08%) Publishing
7 63 (3.52%) Legal
8 32 (1.79%) Billing
9 29 (1.62%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.23%) Electronics
11 18 (1.01%) Games
12 16 (0.89%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.78%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.45%) Advertising
14 8 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.39%) Back Office
15 7 (0.39%) Front Office
16 5 (0.28%) Automotive
17 3 (0.17%) Military
17 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 517 (28.87%) HTML
2 454 (25.35%) CSS
3 139 (7.76%) HTML5
4 84 (4.69%) CSS3
5 57 (3.18%) jQuery
6 53 (2.96%) .NET
7 32 (1.79%) Flash
7 32 (1.79%) Web Services
8 28 (1.56%) AngularJS
9 21 (1.17%) Sass
10 19 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 17 (0.95%) Spring
11 17 (0.95%) WPF
11 17 (0.95%) XML
12 16 (0.89%) Ajax
12 16 (0.89%) ASP.NET
12 16 (0.89%) SOAP
13 14 (0.78%) D3.js
13 14 (0.78%) J2EE
13 14 (0.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 915 (51.09%) User Experience
2 212 (11.84%) Mobile App
3 91 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (3.57%) Social Media
5 41 (2.29%) Graphic Design
6 32 (1.79%) Animation
7 31 (1.73%) Data Centre
8 28 (1.56%) e-Learning
9 26 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.28%) W3C
11 18 (1.01%) Fintech
12 16 (0.89%) iPhone
13 14 (0.78%) iPad
13 14 (0.78%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
14 12 (0.67%) Motion Graphics
15 11 (0.61%) SCORM
16 10 (0.56%) Video Editing
17 9 (0.50%) Reference Data
17 9 (0.50%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 92 (5.14%) Apple iOS
2 89 (4.97%) Android
3 53 (2.96%) Windows
4 20 (1.12%) Linux
5 19 (1.06%) Unix
6 16 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (0.84%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.056%) AIX
11 1 (0.056%) CentOS
11 1 (0.056%) HPUX
11 1 (0.056%) MVS
11 1 (0.056%) Solaris
11 1 (0.056%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.056%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (32.27%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (23.51%) Wireframes
3 378 (21.11%) Prototyping
4 176 (9.83%) Service Design
5 171 (9.55%) Rapid Prototyping
6 127 (7.09%) E-Commerce
7 122 (6.81%) Web Design
8 114 (6.37%) Scrum
9 100 (5.58%) Analytics
10 99 (5.53%) Visualisation
11 88 (4.91%) Typography
12 87 (4.86%) Front End Development
13 82 (4.58%) Responsive Web Design
14 75 (4.19%) Usability Testing
15 68 (3.80%) Information Architecture
15 68 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
16 66 (3.69%) Data Visualisation
16 66 (3.69%) Migration
17 53 (2.96%) ITIL
18 51 (2.85%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 172 (9.60%) JavaScript
2 81 (4.52%) Java
3 41 (2.29%) SQL
4 29 (1.62%) C#
5 20 (1.12%) PowerShell
6 15 (0.84%) PL/SQL
7 12 (0.67%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.61%) C
9 10 (0.56%) PHP
10 9 (0.50%) VB
11 5 (0.28%) Python
11 5 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.17%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.17%) VBScript
12 3 (0.17%) XAML
13 2 (0.11%) ABAP
13 2 (0.11%) JCL
13 2 (0.11%) Lisp
13 2 (0.11%) MapBasic
13 2 (0.11%) RPG
Qualifications
1 164 (9.16%) Degree
2 103 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 69 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.12%) CCNA
7 19 (1.06%) CCNP
8 10 (0.56%) CCDP
9 9 (0.50%) CCDA
10 8 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.39%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.34%) CISSP
12 6 (0.34%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.28%) JNCIA
14 4 (0.22%) CCIE
14 4 (0.22%) CISMP
14 4 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.22%) MCSE
15 3 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.40%) QA
2 10 (0.56%) WCAG
3 9 (0.50%) SLA
4 8 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
5 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.28%) COBIT
7 4 (0.22%) ISO27002
7 4 (0.22%) PMO
8 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) SEPA
10 1 (0.056%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.056%) GDPR
10 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.056%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (0.67%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.61%) XenDesktop
4 11 (0.61%) XenServer
5 8 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.39%) Firmware
7 5 (0.28%) Docker
8 3 (0.17%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.17%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.11%) NFS
10 1 (0.056%) HDFS
10 1 (0.056%) IAG
10 1 (0.056%) KVM
10 1 (0.056%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (0.56%) Amdocs OSS
2 8 (0.45%) Netcool
3 7 (0.39%) SCCM
4 5 (0.28%) FortiGate
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (0.22%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.22%) Rancher
6 3 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.17%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.17%) Kibana
6 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.17%) Puppet
6 3 (0.17%) SCOM
6 3 (0.17%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.11%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.11%) OpenSSO
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 250 (13.96%) Adobe
2 93 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 68 (3.80%) Oracle
4 63 (3.52%) Cisco
5 38 (2.12%) IBM
6 35 (1.95%) SAP
7 33 (1.84%) Juniper
8 30 (1.68%) Google
8 30 (1.68%) VMware
9 20 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (0.95%) CheckPoint
11 15 (0.84%) Citrix
12 13 (0.73%) Apple
12 13 (0.73%) ClickTale
13 12 (0.67%) Cramer
13 12 (0.67%) EXTOL
14 11 (0.61%) F5
15 10 (0.56%) Sitecore
16 9 (0.50%) Brocade
16 9 (0.50%) Nortel
Kent
Salt
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Sphere Digital Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £250 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £600
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Searchability
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Premier Media
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £380 to £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Intelligence
Posted: 10 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago