Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 115 103
Rank change year-on-year -7 -12 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1,919 1,897 2,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.09% 2.15% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 2.27% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,308 1,117 1,502
England median daily rate £400 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.89% +0.32%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £225
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 24
England median hourly rate £27.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +23.91% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.50 £18.00 £11.48
90th Percentile £42.95 £40.68 £44.40
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £28.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +39.02% -8.89%

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 86,860 83,617 94,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.74% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,250 54,901 61,259
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,577 2,931 3,500
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -21 973 £414 +3.44% 214
South East -21 377 £395 +5.33% 92
North of England +10 199 £375 - 133
Midlands -12 166 £399 -6.18% 56
South West +66 143 £388 -10.66% 34
West Midlands -1 114 £400 -5.88% 35
North West +45 78 £375 -6.25% 67
Yorkshire -43 75 £375 +5.63% 58
East of England -27 61 £350 -6.67% 36
East Midlands -33 51 £369 -13.24% 21
North East +41 47 £404 +3.53% 8
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 1,037 (54.04%) User Experience
2 718 (37.42%) Agile Software Development
3 520 (27.10%) HTML
4 454 (23.66%) Wireframes
5 446 (23.24%) CSS
6 414 (21.57%) Prototyping
7 353 (18.39%) Adobe
8 318 (16.57%) Finance
9 251 (13.08%) Photoshop
10 199 (10.37%) Mobile App
11 195 (10.16%) Adobe Illustrator
12 185 (9.64%) JavaScript
13 177 (9.22%) InVision
14 176 (9.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 169 (8.81%) Service Design
15 169 (8.81%) Axure RP
16 168 (8.75%) Degree
17 134 (6.98%) Front End Development
18 127 (6.62%) Rapid Prototyping
19 125 (6.51%) HTML5
19 125 (6.51%) Web Design
20 121 (6.31%) E-Commerce
21 120 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
22 118 (6.15%) Marketing
23 117 (6.10%) Security Cleared
24 108 (5.63%) Banking
24 108 (5.63%) Telecoms
25 102 (5.32%) Information Architecture
26 100 (5.21%) Retail
27 97 (5.05%) 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 48 (2.50%) Marvel
2 46 (2.40%) CMS
3 22 (1.15%) Skype for Business
4 18 (0.94%) SharePoint
5 17 (0.89%) Confluence
5 17 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (0.42%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.42%) Umbraco
6 8 (0.42%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
7 7 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.31%) Apache
8 6 (0.31%) JBoss
8 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.21%) Liferay
10 4 (0.21%) WordPress
11 3 (0.16%) LiveCycle
11 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 251 (13.08%) Photoshop
2 195 (10.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 177 (9.22%) InVision
4 176 (9.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 55 (2.87%) OmniGraffle
6 39 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 35 (1.82%) InDesign
8 26 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
9 25 (1.30%) Adobe After Effects
10 23 (1.20%) MS Visio
11 21 (1.09%) Flinto
12 18 (0.94%) UXPin
13 16 (0.83%) Adobe Premiere
14 11 (0.57%) AutoCAD
15 10 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
16 4 (0.21%) Fireworks
17 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
17 3 (0.16%) Pixate
17 3 (0.16%) SketchUp
18 2 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 6 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.16%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.16%) Unica
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.052%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.052%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.052%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.052%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.052%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 54 (2.81%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 27 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.20%) GitHub
3 23 (1.20%) IaaS
4 21 (1.09%) SaaS
5 20 (1.04%) Google Analytics
5 20 (1.04%) PaaS
6 15 (0.78%) Slack
7 14 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (0.63%) Silverpop
9 8 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
10 6 (0.31%) MailChimp
11 5 (0.26%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.21%) CheetahMail
12 4 (0.21%) npm
13 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.16%) Office 365
13 3 (0.16%) Trello
14 2 (0.10%) Oracle CX
15 1 (0.052%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.03%) Firewall
2 26 (1.35%) Internet
2 26 (1.35%) NetScaler
3 14 (0.73%) LAN
4 12 (0.63%) BGP
5 11 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (0.57%) VPN
6 10 (0.52%) Network Security
7 9 (0.47%) OSPF
7 9 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
7 9 (0.47%) WAN
8 7 (0.36%) 3G
8 7 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (0.36%) Intranet
8 7 (0.36%) Wireless
9 6 (0.31%) 2G
9 6 (0.31%) LTE
9 6 (0.31%) VLAN
10 5 (0.26%) IPsec
10 5 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.09%) Big Data
2 18 (0.94%) SQL Server
3 16 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 11 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (0.57%) Hadoop
5 10 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (0.47%) NoSQL
7 8 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (0.31%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.26%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.26%) QlikView
10 4 (0.21%) DB2
10 4 (0.21%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.16%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.16%) HBase
11 3 (0.16%) MarkLogic
11 3 (0.16%) MySQL
11 3 (0.16%) Parquet
11 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 169 (8.81%) Axure RP
2 39 (2.03%) JIRA
3 31 (1.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 19 (0.99%) Git (software)
5 16 (0.83%) Dreamweaver
6 10 (0.52%) Subversion
7 7 (0.36%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.26%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.26%) XMLSpy
9 4 (0.21%) Grunt
9 4 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.16%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.16%) Gradle
11 2 (0.10%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.10%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.10%) JUnit
11 2 (0.10%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.10%) Maven
11 2 (0.10%) Protractor
General
1 318 (16.57%) Finance
2 118 (6.15%) Marketing
3 108 (5.63%) Banking
3 108 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 100 (5.21%) Retail
5 92 (4.79%) Publishing
6 57 (2.97%) Legal
7 29 (1.51%) Advertising
8 22 (1.15%) Games
9 21 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.73%) Law
11 11 (0.57%) Billing
12 9 (0.47%) Electronics
13 8 (0.42%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.42%) Local Government
14 7 (0.36%) Automotive
14 7 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.26%) Back Office
15 5 (0.26%) German Language
16 4 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 520 (27.10%) HTML
2 446 (23.24%) CSS
3 125 (6.51%) HTML5
4 82 (4.27%) CSS3
5 40 (2.08%) Web Services
6 38 (1.98%) jQuery
7 33 (1.72%) XML
8 31 (1.62%) AngularJS
9 26 (1.35%) Sass
10 24 (1.25%) SOAP
11 23 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 20 (1.04%) .NET
12 20 (1.04%) Material Design
13 16 (0.83%) LESS
13 16 (0.83%) XSLT
14 15 (0.78%) Framer.js
15 14 (0.73%) REST
16 13 (0.68%) React
17 11 (0.57%) Middleware
18 10 (0.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1,037 (54.04%) User Experience
2 199 (10.37%) Mobile App
3 64 (3.34%) Graphic Design
4 63 (3.28%) Social Media
5 56 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (2.29%) Animation
7 27 (1.41%) Data Centre
8 25 (1.30%) Fintech
9 23 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (1.15%) Management Information System
11 20 (1.04%) W3C
12 19 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.78%) CESG
14 12 (0.63%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.63%) Video Editing
15 11 (0.57%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.57%) RIA
16 9 (0.47%) Computer Science
17 8 (0.42%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 75 (3.91%) Apple iOS
2 70 (3.65%) Android
3 42 (2.19%) Windows
4 28 (1.46%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.04%) Linux
6 17 (0.89%) Unix
7 16 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.21%) AIX
9 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.052%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.052%) Solaris
10 1 (0.052%) SUSE
10 1 (0.052%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.052%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 718 (37.42%) Agile Software Development
2 454 (23.66%) Wireframes
3 414 (21.57%) Prototyping
4 169 (8.81%) Service Design
5 134 (6.98%) Front End Development
6 127 (6.62%) Rapid Prototyping
7 125 (6.51%) Web Design
8 121 (6.31%) E-Commerce
9 120 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
10 102 (5.32%) Information Architecture
11 97 (5.05%) Collaborative Working
12 96 (5.00%) Scrum
13 94 (4.90%) Analytics
14 91 (4.74%) Usability Testing
15 81 (4.22%) Typography
16 75 (3.91%) SEO
17 71 (3.70%) UX Design
17 71 (3.70%) Visualisation
18 66 (3.44%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
19 64 (3.34%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (9.64%) JavaScript
2 53 (2.76%) SQL
3 40 (2.08%) Java
4 23 (1.20%) PowerShell
5 19 (0.99%) C#
6 8 (0.42%) PHP
6 8 (0.42%) PL/SQL
6 8 (0.42%) Python
6 8 (0.42%) Shell Script
7 6 (0.31%) C
8 4 (0.21%) C++
8 4 (0.21%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.10%) Ruby
9 2 (0.10%) Scala
9 2 (0.10%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.10%) VB
9 2 (0.10%) VBA
10 1 (0.052%) Clojure
10 1 (0.052%) COBOL
10 1 (0.052%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 168 (8.75%) Degree
2 117 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 77 (4.01%) SC Cleared
4 19 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (0.89%) CISSP
6 15 (0.78%) ISSAP
7 14 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.63%) CCNP
9 10 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.47%) CCNA
11 7 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.31%) CCIE
12 6 (0.31%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.21%) ISEB
14 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.16%) CCDP
14 3 (0.16%) HP ASE
14 3 (0.16%) HPE ATP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.24%) QA
2 16 (0.83%) COBIT
2 16 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (0.47%) GDPR
5 7 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.31%) WCAG
7 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.16%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.10%) SLA
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.052%) MiFID
9 1 (0.052%) PMO
9 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.052%) WAI
System Software
1 22 (1.15%) XenServer
2 20 (1.04%) XenDesktop
3 18 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (0.36%) Active Directory
7 6 (0.31%) XenApp
8 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.16%) Docker
8 3 (0.16%) HDFS
9 2 (0.10%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.10%) Ceph
9 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.10%) vSphere
10 1 (0.052%) NFS
10 1 (0.052%) Snort
10 1 (0.052%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
1 5 (0.26%) SCCM
2 3 (0.16%) Rancher
2 3 (0.16%) SCOM
2 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.10%) Ambari
3 2 (0.10%) Ansible
3 2 (0.10%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.10%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.10%) Puppet
3 2 (0.10%) Salt
4 1 (0.052%) Cuckoo Sandbox
4 1 (0.052%) Grafana
4 1 (0.052%) Matomo
4 1 (0.052%) Nessus
4 1 (0.052%) Netcool
4 1 (0.052%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.052%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.052%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.052%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 353 (18.39%) Adobe
2 76 (3.96%) Microsoft
3 53 (2.76%) Oracle
4 42 (2.19%) Citrix
5 34 (1.77%) Cisco
6 33 (1.72%) VMware
7 21 (1.09%) IBM
8 17 (0.89%) Google
9 16 (0.83%) MuleSoft
9 16 (0.83%) ServiceNow
10 15 (0.78%) Juniper
11 14 (0.73%) CheckPoint
11 14 (0.73%) SAP
12 12 (0.63%) HP
13 11 (0.57%) Apple
14 10 (0.52%) Facebook
14 10 (0.52%) Sitecore
14 10 (0.52%) Twitter
15 9 (0.47%) Genesys
16 8 (0.42%) Salesforce.com