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

Designer
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 123 124
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 873 1019 933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.06% 2.06% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 2.17% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 711 583
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.93% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.60 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.17% +41.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £16.52 £15.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.19 £148.52 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £92.50 £21.84
% change year-on-year -75.67% +323.63%  

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 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 June 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 -19 420 £400 - 56
South East -12 164 £425 +6.25% 35
South West +5 60 £390 +7.58% 12
East of England -9 54 £475 +11.76% 13
Yorkshire +25 49 £350 -17.64% 11
North West +11 45 £415 +18.57% 14
West Midlands -13 31 £420 +20.00% 12
North East +79 21 £353 -11.87% 1
East Midlands -10 18 £425 -5.55% 9
Midlands +12 3 £400 - 22
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 889 (50.54%) User Experience
2 572 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
3 484 (27.52%) HTML
4 432 (24.56%) Wireframes
5 417 (23.71%) CSS
6 347 (19.73%) Prototyping
7 262 (14.89%) Adobe
8 256 (14.55%) Finance
9 213 (12.11%) Photoshop
10 184 (10.46%) JavaScript
11 174 (9.89%) Degree
12 163 (9.27%) Service Design
13 154 (8.75%) Mobile App
14 152 (8.64%) HTML5
15 141 (8.02%) Axure RP
16 139 (7.90%) Adobe Illustrator
17 138 (7.85%) Marketing
18 135 (7.67%) Scrum
19 134 (7.62%) Rapid Prototyping
20 124 (7.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 122 (6.94%) Visualisation
22 114 (6.48%) Web Design
23 112 (6.37%) E-Commerce
24 105 (5.97%) Banking
24 105 (5.97%) Data Visualisation
25 104 (5.91%) CSS3
25 104 (5.91%) Telecoms
26 101 (5.74%) Retail
26 101 (5.74%) Front End Development
27 97 (5.51%) Publishing

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 41 (2.33%) CMS
2 33 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.25%) Skype for Business
4 16 (0.91%) WebLogic
5 10 (0.57%) Confluence
5 10 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (0.51%) Marvel
6 9 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (0.45%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.40%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.34%) JBoss
9 6 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.23%) Apache ServiceMix
11 4 (0.23%) IIS
11 4 (0.23%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 213 (12.11%) Photoshop
2 139 (7.90%) Adobe Illustrator
3 124 (7.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 78 (4.43%) InVision
5 53 (3.01%) OmniGraffle
6 33 (1.88%) InDesign
7 27 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
8 23 (1.31%) Adobe After Effects
9 19 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 19 (1.08%) MS Visio
10 16 (0.91%) UXPin
11 12 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
12 9 (0.51%) EngageOne
12 9 (0.51%) Fireworks
13 8 (0.45%) AutoCAD
14 6 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
14 6 (0.34%) CINEMA 4D
15 5 (0.28%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.28%) Pixate
16 4 (0.23%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.17%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle BRM
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.057%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.057%) FastStats
6 1 (0.057%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.057%) Magento
6 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.057%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.057%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.057%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.057%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.057%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 23 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.02%) Office 365
4 16 (0.91%) Google Analytics
5 11 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.57%) GitHub
7 9 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
7 9 (0.51%) PaaS
8 8 (0.45%) IaaS
9 6 (0.34%) SaaS
10 5 (0.28%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
12 3 (0.17%) Google Drive
12 3 (0.17%) Slack
12 3 (0.17%) Trello
13 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.11%) CloudSense
13 2 (0.11%) G Suite
14 1 (0.057%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.07%) Internet
2 35 (1.99%) Firewall
3 30 (1.71%) LAN
4 28 (1.59%) WAN
5 21 (1.19%) NetScaler
6 18 (1.02%) DNS
7 14 (0.80%) MPLS
7 14 (0.80%) Network Security
8 12 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (0.68%) Wireless
9 11 (0.63%) BGP
10 10 (0.57%) Radio Access Network
10 10 (0.57%) SNMP
11 9 (0.51%) DHCP
11 9 (0.51%) HTTP
11 9 (0.51%) OSPF
12 8 (0.45%) SMTP
12 8 (0.45%) SSL
12 8 (0.45%) TCP/IP
12 8 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.74%) Adabas
2 13 (0.74%) Big Data
2 13 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (0.74%) Oracle Database
3 12 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 10 (0.57%) DB2
4 10 (0.57%) MySQL
4 10 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 9 (0.51%) MongoDB
6 7 (0.40%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.28%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.23%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 141 (8.02%) Axure RP
2 32 (1.82%) Dreamweaver
3 30 (1.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 26 (1.48%) JIRA
5 25 (1.42%) Git (software)
6 17 (0.97%) Subversion
7 11 (0.63%) Jenkins
7 11 (0.63%) Maven
8 5 (0.28%) JUnit
9 4 (0.23%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.17%) ERwin
10 3 (0.17%) Hudson
10 3 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.17%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.17%) XMLSpy
11 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.11%) webpack
General
1 256 (14.55%) Finance
2 138 (7.85%) Marketing
3 105 (5.97%) Banking
4 104 (5.91%) Telecoms
5 101 (5.74%) Retail
6 97 (5.51%) Publishing
7 55 (3.13%) Legal
8 23 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 17 (0.97%) Billing
9 17 (0.97%) Games
10 13 (0.74%) Electronics
11 11 (0.63%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.57%) Back Office
13 9 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.45%) Advertising
15 7 (0.40%) Automotive
16 6 (0.34%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.28%) German Language
17 5 (0.28%) Law
18 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 484 (27.52%) HTML
2 417 (23.71%) CSS
3 152 (8.64%) HTML5
4 104 (5.91%) CSS3
5 58 (3.30%) jQuery
6 47 (2.67%) .NET
7 39 (2.22%) AngularJS
8 38 (2.16%) Flash
9 25 (1.42%) Web Services
10 23 (1.31%) SOAP
11 22 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 20 (1.14%) Material Design
13 18 (1.02%) REST
14 17 (0.97%) Spring
15 15 (0.85%) Ajax
15 15 (0.85%) XML
16 13 (0.74%) D3.js
16 13 (0.74%) Sass
17 12 (0.68%) Framer.js
17 12 (0.68%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 889 (50.54%) User Experience
2 154 (8.75%) Mobile App
3 77 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (3.41%) Graphic Design
5 52 (2.96%) Social Media
6 28 (1.59%) Animation
7 23 (1.31%) e-Learning
8 22 (1.25%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.19%) Mainframe
10 18 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (0.97%) Fintech
12 16 (0.91%) W3C
13 15 (0.85%) Management Information System
14 14 (0.80%) iPhone
15 13 (0.74%) iPad
15 13 (0.74%) Minimum Viable Product
16 12 (0.68%) Replication
17 10 (0.57%) Motion Graphics
18 9 (0.51%) PKI
18 9 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 87 (4.95%) Apple iOS
2 83 (4.72%) Android
3 65 (3.70%) Windows
4 30 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.59%) Linux
6 24 (1.36%) Unix
7 21 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.45%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.28%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.11%) AIX
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.057%) HPUX
12 1 (0.057%) Solaris
12 1 (0.057%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.057%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.057%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 572 (32.52%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (24.56%) Wireframes
3 347 (19.73%) Prototyping
4 163 (9.27%) Service Design
5 135 (7.67%) Scrum
6 134 (7.62%) Rapid Prototyping
7 122 (6.94%) Visualisation
8 114 (6.48%) Web Design
9 112 (6.37%) E-Commerce
10 105 (5.97%) Data Visualisation
11 101 (5.74%) Front End Development
12 92 (5.23%) Responsive Web Design
13 86 (4.89%) Analytics
14 78 (4.43%) Typography
15 77 (4.38%) Usability Testing
16 67 (3.81%) Information Architecture
17 64 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 63 (3.58%) Migration
19 61 (3.47%) SEO
20 55 (3.13%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 184 (10.46%) JavaScript
2 69 (3.92%) Java
3 45 (2.56%) SQL
4 36 (2.05%) C#
5 29 (1.65%) PowerShell
6 20 (1.14%) C
7 11 (0.63%) C++
7 11 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 9 (0.51%) VB
9 8 (0.45%) PHP
10 7 (0.40%) Python
10 7 (0.40%) Scala
10 7 (0.40%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.28%) Perl
12 4 (0.23%) ActionScript
12 4 (0.23%) Ruby
13 3 (0.17%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.17%) VBA
13 3 (0.17%) VBScript
14 2 (0.11%) RPG
Qualifications
1 174 (9.89%) Degree
2 88 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.48%) CCNP
6 21 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.91%) Master's Degree
9 14 (0.80%) CCNA
9 14 (0.80%) CISSP
10 12 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.40%) CCDP
11 7 (0.40%) CCIE
12 5 (0.28%) CCSP
12 5 (0.28%) CISM
13 4 (0.23%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.23%) ISSAP
14 3 (0.17%) HNC
14 3 (0.17%) JNCIS
15 2 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.82%) QA
2 10 (0.57%) SLA
3 9 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.45%) WCAG
5 7 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.23%) COBIT
8 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.17%) GDPR
10 2 (0.11%) PMO
10 2 (0.11%) SEPA
11 1 (0.057%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.14%) Hyper-V
3 17 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
3 17 (0.97%) XenDesktop
3 17 (0.97%) XenServer
4 8 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.17%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.11%) NFS
6 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.057%) Docker
7 1 (0.057%) Firmware
7 1 (0.057%) IAG
7 1 (0.057%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.057%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.28%) Ansible
2 5 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (0.28%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.23%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.23%) Netcool
3 4 (0.23%) SCOM
3 4 (0.23%) WSUS
4 3 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.17%) Kibana
4 3 (0.17%) Mesos
4 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (0.17%) Puppet
4 3 (0.17%) SCCM
4 3 (0.17%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.17%) Sysprep
5 2 (0.11%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 262 (14.89%) Adobe
2 96 (5.46%) Microsoft
3 59 (3.35%) Oracle
4 47 (2.67%) Cisco
5 44 (2.50%) IBM
6 33 (1.88%) SAP
7 32 (1.82%) Google
8 31 (1.76%) VMware
9 23 (1.31%) Citrix
10 21 (1.19%) EXTOL
11 20 (1.14%) CheckPoint
12 19 (1.08%) Juniper
13 16 (0.91%) Apple
14 15 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.74%) Software AG
16 10 (0.57%) Sitecore
17 9 (0.51%) ClickTale
17 9 (0.51%) Informatica
18 8 (0.45%) F5
19 7 (0.40%) WorldPay
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aquent
Rate: £33 - £45 per hour + Holiday & Free Dining
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
JobHoller
Rate: £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Venn Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £625 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Premier Media
Posted: 3 days ago
Scunthorpe
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Rate: From £22,224 to £30,600 per annum depending on qualifications and expe
Posted: 15 days ago