Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 107 111
Rank change year-on-year -21 +4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1900 2199 2165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.00% 2.26% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 2.39% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 1406 1427
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 28
England median hourly rate £23.00 £34.99 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.26% +48.88% +5.62%
10th Percentile £12.78 £17.30 £10.23
90th Percentile £30.41 £46.34 £42.65
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £33.59 £22.00
% change year-on-year -31.52% +52.66% -

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 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -30 954 £425 +6.25% 87
South East -18 349 £400 - 38
North of England +11 207 £400 +5.54% 50
Midlands -10 176 £418 +4.50% 28
South West +20 119 £400 +6.67% 12
West Midlands -2 116 £425 +6.25% 20
East of England -16 88 £463 +17.09% 11
North West +11 81 £375 -3.23% 27
North East +102 65 £443 +2.31% 3
Yorkshire -44 62 £385 +2.67% 20
East Midlands -26 58 £369 -13.24% 8
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 996 (52.42%) User Experience
2 714 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
3 556 (29.26%) HTML
4 497 (26.16%) CSS
5 462 (24.32%) Wireframes
6 413 (21.74%) Prototyping
7 324 (17.05%) Finance
8 318 (16.74%) Adobe
9 259 (13.63%) Photoshop
10 211 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 210 (11.05%) Service Design
12 193 (10.16%) Axure RP
13 189 (9.95%) Mobile App
14 165 (8.68%) JavaScript
15 162 (8.53%) Web Design
16 157 (8.26%) Banking
17 156 (8.21%) Degree
18 154 (8.11%) InVision
19 143 (7.53%) Responsive Web Design
20 139 (7.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 135 (7.11%) Scrum
21 135 (7.11%) E-Commerce
22 128 (6.74%) Rapid Prototyping
23 125 (6.58%) Marketing
24 123 (6.47%) Security Cleared
25 120 (6.32%) HTML5
26 114 (6.00%) Analytics
27 107 (5.63%) Telecoms
28 106 (5.58%) Visualisation
29 103 (5.42%) Front End Development

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 45 (2.37%) CMS
2 32 (1.68%) Marvel
2 32 (1.68%) Skype for Business
3 22 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 15 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.68%) Confluence
7 12 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
8 10 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.42%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.37%) Apache
11 6 (0.32%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.21%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.21%) Smallworld
12 4 (0.21%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.16%) JBoss
14 2 (0.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 259 (13.63%) Photoshop
2 211 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 154 (8.11%) InVision
4 139 (7.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 57 (3.00%) OmniGraffle
6 40 (2.11%) Adobe After Effects
7 35 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 30 (1.58%) InDesign
9 26 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
10 21 (1.11%) MS Visio
11 16 (0.84%) Flinto
12 15 (0.79%) Adobe Premiere
13 14 (0.74%) UXPin
14 12 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
15 9 (0.47%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.32%) Fireworks
17 5 (0.26%) SketchUp
18 4 (0.21%) Acrobat
18 4 (0.21%) Pixate
19 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
4 4 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.16%) Sonata
5 3 (0.16%) Unica
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.053%) Demantra
7 1 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.053%) Endur
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle ASCP
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.053%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (3.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 21 (1.11%) GitHub
3 20 (1.05%) IaaS
3 20 (1.05%) Slack
4 19 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (0.95%) PaaS
6 15 (0.79%) SaaS
7 12 (0.63%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
9 7 (0.37%) Office 365
9 7 (0.37%) Trello
10 4 (0.21%) G Suite
10 4 (0.21%) MailChimp
10 4 (0.21%) Silverpop
11 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.16%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.11%) CheetahMail
13 1 (0.053%) Boomi
13 1 (0.053%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.63%) Internet
2 34 (1.79%) Firewall
3 28 (1.47%) NetScaler
4 19 (1.00%) LAN
5 15 (0.79%) WAN
6 13 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (0.53%) DNS
7 10 (0.53%) Intranet
8 9 (0.47%) Broadband
8 9 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (0.47%) SNMP
9 8 (0.42%) 3G
9 8 (0.42%) Ethernet
9 8 (0.42%) LTE
10 7 (0.37%) 2G
10 7 (0.37%) HTTP
10 7 (0.37%) MPLS
10 7 (0.37%) TACACS
10 7 (0.37%) VoIP
10 7 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (1.05%) Big Data
3 18 (0.95%) Hadoop
4 16 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 16 (0.84%) SQL Server
5 15 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (0.58%) Apache Hive
7 11 (0.58%) MySQL
8 10 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.42%) DB2
9 8 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (0.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.26%) QlikView
12 4 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.21%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 193 (10.16%) Axure RP
2 42 (2.21%) JIRA
3 28 (1.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 21 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 19 (1.00%) Dreamweaver
6 9 (0.47%) SoapUI
7 7 (0.37%) Subversion
7 7 (0.37%) XMLSpy
8 6 (0.32%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.16%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.16%) JUnit
9 3 (0.16%) Maven
9 3 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.11%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.11%) Gradle
10 2 (0.11%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.11%) ProtoShare
10 2 (0.11%) Selenium
10 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.053%) Grunt
General
1 324 (17.05%) Finance
2 157 (8.26%) Banking
3 125 (6.58%) Marketing
4 107 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 97 (5.11%) Publishing
6 79 (4.16%) Retail
7 41 (2.16%) Legal
8 35 (1.84%) Games
9 19 (1.00%) Advertising
10 17 (0.89%) Billing
11 14 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.68%) Law
12 13 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.58%) Electronics
14 9 (0.47%) German Language
14 9 (0.47%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.37%) Back Office
16 6 (0.32%) French Language
17 5 (0.26%) Local Government
17 5 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 556 (29.26%) HTML
2 497 (26.16%) CSS
3 120 (6.32%) HTML5
4 90 (4.74%) CSS3
5 47 (2.47%) jQuery
6 37 (1.95%) .NET
7 31 (1.63%) Web Services
8 25 (1.32%) SOAP
9 24 (1.26%) Sass
10 23 (1.21%) XML
11 22 (1.16%) AngularJS
12 21 (1.11%) Material Design
13 18 (0.95%) REST
14 16 (0.84%) RESTful
15 15 (0.79%) Flash
15 15 (0.79%) React
16 13 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
17 12 (0.63%) WCF
17 12 (0.63%) WPF
18 11 (0.58%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 996 (52.42%) User Experience
2 189 (9.95%) Mobile App
3 75 (3.95%) Graphic Design
4 73 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (3.21%) Social Media
6 30 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (1.37%) Animation
8 25 (1.32%) Data Centre
9 24 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 21 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.05%) Fintech
12 18 (0.95%) W3C
13 15 (0.79%) CESG
14 14 (0.74%) Motion Graphics
15 12 (0.63%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.53%) Computer Science
16 10 (0.53%) Photography
16 10 (0.53%) Virtual Team
17 8 (0.42%) Mainframe
17 8 (0.42%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 74 (3.89%) Apple iOS
2 69 (3.63%) Android
3 60 (3.16%) Windows
4 36 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.42%) Unix
6 26 (1.37%) Linux
7 23 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.26%) AIX
9 5 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.16%) Solaris
10 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.053%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.053%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.053%) SUSE
11 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (24.32%) Wireframes
3 413 (21.74%) Prototyping
4 210 (11.05%) Service Design
5 162 (8.53%) Web Design
6 143 (7.53%) Responsive Web Design
7 135 (7.11%) E-Commerce
7 135 (7.11%) Scrum
8 128 (6.74%) Rapid Prototyping
9 114 (6.00%) Analytics
10 106 (5.58%) Visualisation
11 103 (5.42%) Front End Development
12 101 (5.32%) Typography
13 86 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 86 (4.53%) Usability Testing
14 78 (4.11%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
15 76 (4.00%) Data Visualisation
16 74 (3.89%) Collaborative Working
17 71 (3.74%) Information Architecture
18 69 (3.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 165 (8.68%) JavaScript
2 47 (2.47%) SQL
3 41 (2.16%) Java
4 30 (1.58%) C#
4 30 (1.58%) PowerShell
5 18 (0.95%) Python
6 13 (0.68%) C
6 13 (0.68%) PHP
7 11 (0.58%) C++
8 9 (0.47%) Perl
8 9 (0.47%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.37%) Scala
10 6 (0.32%) Ruby
10 6 (0.32%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.21%) ActionScript
11 4 (0.21%) VBA
12 3 (0.16%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.16%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.11%) Clojure
13 2 (0.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 156 (8.21%) Degree
2 123 (6.47%) Security Cleared
3 84 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.26%) DV Cleared
5 17 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (0.84%) CISSP
7 15 (0.79%) ISSAP
8 13 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.42%) CCNP
9 8 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (0.37%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.37%) CCIE
11 6 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.26%) CCNA
13 4 (0.21%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.11%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.11%) MBA
14 2 (0.11%) PhD
14 2 (0.11%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.47%) QA
2 19 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.79%) COBIT
4 15 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (0.58%) SLA
6 10 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.47%) GDPR
8 4 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.11%) MiFID
10 1 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.053%) EMIR
10 1 (0.053%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.053%) WAI
10 1 (0.053%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (1.58%) Hyper-V
2 28 (1.47%) XenServer
3 25 (1.32%) XenDesktop
4 23 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (1.11%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.16%) Docker
7 3 (0.16%) XenApp
8 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.11%) NFS
8 2 (0.11%) vSphere
9 1 (0.053%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.053%) HDFS
9 1 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (0.32%) SCCM
2 5 (0.26%) SCOM
3 4 (0.21%) Ansible
3 4 (0.21%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.21%) Mesos
3 4 (0.21%) WSUS
4 3 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.16%) Nagios
4 3 (0.16%) Rancher
4 3 (0.16%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.11%) Ambari
5 2 (0.11%) Cacti
5 2 (0.11%) Grafana
5 2 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.11%) OpenNMS
5 2 (0.11%) Puppet
5 2 (0.11%) RANCID
5 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 318 (16.74%) Adobe
2 81 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 59 (3.11%) Oracle
4 42 (2.21%) Cisco
5 34 (1.79%) VMware
6 32 (1.68%) Citrix
7 19 (1.00%) SAP
8 17 (0.89%) Google
8 17 (0.89%) IBM
9 16 (0.84%) Juniper
10 13 (0.68%) ServiceNow
11 11 (0.58%) Informatica
12 10 (0.53%) Apple
12 10 (0.53%) ClickTale
12 10 (0.53%) Huawei
12 10 (0.53%) Teradata
13 9 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.47%) Xerox
14 8 (0.42%) Sitecore
14 8 (0.42%) TIBCO