Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 114 109
Rank change year-on-year -19 -5 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1,870 1,897 2,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.00% 2.15% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 2.27% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,214 1,230 1,534
England median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £235
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 12
England median hourly rate £43.75 £21.75 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.15% -43.51% +28.33%
10th Percentile £25.67 £15.50 £11.94
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.10 £48.56
UK median hourly rate £39.13 £21.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +79.92% -42.00% +25.00%

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 88,633 83,675 96,000
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.98% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,700 54,726 63,304
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,834 2,565 2,814
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.07% -2.63% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -15 902 £425 +6.25% 199
South East -8 377 £400 - 50
North of England -37 231 £400 +6.67% 94
Midlands +26 178 £450 +12.50% 45
West Midlands +5 114 £425 +6.25% 26
South West -17 108 £400 -2.74% 27
North West -12 95 £400 +6.67% 41
Yorkshire -36 76 £400 +5.26% 36
East of England -27 75 £423 -8.65% 23
East Midlands +28 63 £475 +18.75% 19
North East -20 60 £400 +6.67% 17
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 1,103 (58.98%) User Experience
2 623 (33.32%) Agile Software Development
3 479 (25.61%) Wireframes
4 473 (25.29%) HTML
5 421 (22.51%) CSS
6 379 (20.27%) Prototyping
7 356 (19.04%) Finance
8 288 (15.40%) Adobe
9 233 (12.46%) InVision
10 214 (11.44%) JavaScript
11 213 (11.39%) Photoshop
11 213 (11.39%) Axure RP
12 187 (10.00%) Mobile App
13 159 (8.50%) Service Design
14 156 (8.34%) Adobe Illustrator
15 140 (7.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 139 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
17 137 (7.33%) Degree
18 131 (7.01%) Publishing
19 128 (6.84%) E-Commerce
20 127 (6.79%) Analytics
21 123 (6.58%) Scrum
22 122 (6.52%) Responsive Web Design
23 121 (6.47%) HTML5
24 117 (6.26%) Marketing
25 113 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
26 107 (5.72%) Visualisation
27 105 (5.61%) Rapid Prototyping
28 104 (5.56%) Security Cleared
29 103 (5.51%) 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 53 (2.83%) Marvel
2 48 (2.57%) CMS
3 28 (1.50%) Confluence
4 14 (0.75%) WordPress
5 11 (0.59%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.48%) IIS
6 9 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (0.48%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.43%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.37%) Apache
8 7 (0.37%) Drupal
8 7 (0.37%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.32%) Appian
9 6 (0.32%) ArcGIS
9 6 (0.32%) JBoss
9 6 (0.32%) Liferay
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.21%) EPiServer
Applications
1 233 (12.46%) InVision
2 213 (11.39%) Photoshop
3 156 (8.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 140 (7.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 41 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 38 (2.03%) InDesign
7 34 (1.82%) OmniGraffle
8 28 (1.50%) Adobe After Effects
9 25 (1.34%) UXPin
10 16 (0.86%) AutoCAD
11 13 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
12 11 (0.59%) Adobe Premiere
13 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
13 10 (0.53%) MS Visio
14 6 (0.32%) Flinto
14 6 (0.32%) UserZoom
15 5 (0.27%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.27%) CINEMA 4D
16 3 (0.16%) SketchUp
17 2 (0.11%) ImageReady
Business Applications
1 5 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.21%) Oracle BRM
3 3 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.11%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.11%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.11%) SAP EHS
4 2 (0.11%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.11%) SAP PLM
4 2 (0.11%) Unica
5 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.053%) Maximo
5 1 (0.053%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.053%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.053%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.053%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 39 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.28%) SaaS
4 22 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (0.96%) Google Analytics
6 16 (0.86%) Office 365
6 16 (0.86%) PaaS
7 15 (0.80%) IaaS
8 11 (0.59%) GitHub
9 10 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
10 7 (0.37%) Basecamp
11 6 (0.32%) Boomi
11 6 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.27%) MailChimp
12 5 (0.27%) npm
13 4 (0.21%) Heroku
13 4 (0.21%) Serverless
14 3 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.16%) Google Play
15 2 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.34%) Firewall
2 20 (1.07%) Internet
3 15 (0.80%) NetScaler
4 14 (0.75%) SAN
5 10 (0.53%) SMS
6 9 (0.48%) WAN
7 8 (0.43%) Intranet
8 7 (0.37%) BGP
8 7 (0.37%) Multicast
8 7 (0.37%) VPN
9 6 (0.32%) LAN
9 6 (0.32%) OSPF
9 6 (0.32%) Wireless
10 5 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (0.27%) MPLS
11 4 (0.21%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (0.21%) DMVPN
11 4 (0.21%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (0.21%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (1.34%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 20 (1.07%) Relational Database
4 15 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (0.70%) Big Data
5 13 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 10 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (0.48%) Siebel EIM
8 8 (0.43%) GIS
9 7 (0.37%) Blockchain
9 7 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.27%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.27%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.27%) QlikView
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 213 (11.39%) Axure RP
2 43 (2.30%) JIRA
3 38 (2.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 26 (1.39%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
6 10 (0.53%) Subversion
7 7 (0.37%) Grunt
8 6 (0.32%) gulp
8 6 (0.32%) Toad
9 4 (0.21%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.21%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.21%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.21%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (0.21%) Maven
9 4 (0.21%) Protractor
10 3 (0.16%) CA Gen
10 3 (0.16%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.11%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 356 (19.04%) Finance
2 131 (7.01%) Publishing
3 117 (6.26%) Marketing
4 85 (4.55%) Banking
5 82 (4.39%) Retail
6 62 (3.32%) Legal
6 62 (3.32%) Telecoms
7 42 (2.25%) Advertising
8 31 (1.66%) Games
9 28 (1.50%) Billing
10 24 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.75%) Law
12 10 (0.53%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.48%) Electronics
14 8 (0.43%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.37%) Back Office
16 6 (0.32%) Automotive
17 5 (0.27%) Front Office
18 4 (0.21%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 473 (25.29%) HTML
2 421 (22.51%) CSS
3 121 (6.47%) HTML5
4 78 (4.17%) CSS3
5 40 (2.14%) Web Services
6 39 (2.09%) jQuery
7 34 (1.82%) .NET
8 31 (1.66%) AngularJS
9 28 (1.50%) Sass
10 23 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (1.07%) XML
12 18 (0.96%) Flash
12 18 (0.96%) J2EE
12 18 (0.96%) REST
13 17 (0.91%) JSON
14 16 (0.86%) Framer.js
15 15 (0.80%) Ajax
15 15 (0.80%) Middleware
15 15 (0.80%) SVG
16 14 (0.75%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,103 (58.98%) User Experience
2 187 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 113 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.32%) Fintech
4 62 (3.32%) Social Media
5 54 (2.89%) Graphic Design
6 37 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (1.76%) Data Centre
8 20 (1.07%) Animation
9 16 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (0.86%) Virtual Team
10 15 (0.80%) Computer Science
10 15 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.70%) Digital Media
11 13 (0.70%) Hedge funds
11 13 (0.70%) Taxonomies
12 10 (0.53%) e-Learning
12 10 (0.53%) Photography
13 9 (0.48%) Interactive TV
13 9 (0.48%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 88 (4.71%) Apple iOS
2 85 (4.55%) Android
3 42 (2.25%) Windows
4 36 (1.93%) Unix
5 25 (1.34%) Linux
6 21 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.43%) Solaris
9 5 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.053%) CentOS
13 1 (0.053%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.053%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (33.32%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (25.61%) Wireframes
3 379 (20.27%) Prototyping
4 159 (8.50%) Service Design
5 139 (7.43%) Problem-Solving
6 128 (6.84%) E-Commerce
7 127 (6.79%) Analytics
8 123 (6.58%) Scrum
9 122 (6.52%) Responsive Web Design
10 107 (5.72%) Visualisation
11 105 (5.61%) Rapid Prototyping
12 103 (5.51%) Collaborative Working
13 97 (5.19%) Front End Development
14 86 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
15 83 (4.44%) Usability Testing
16 82 (4.39%) Typography
17 80 (4.28%) Data Visualisation
18 76 (4.06%) Information Architecture
19 65 (3.48%) UX Design
20 62 (3.32%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 214 (11.44%) JavaScript
2 54 (2.89%) Java
3 35 (1.87%) SQL
4 20 (1.07%) C#
5 14 (0.75%) PL/SQL
5 14 (0.75%) Shell Script
6 12 (0.64%) Python
7 9 (0.48%) PHP
8 7 (0.37%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.21%) C
9 4 (0.21%) ES6
9 4 (0.21%) Java 8
9 4 (0.21%) Ruby
9 4 (0.21%) Scala
9 4 (0.21%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.16%) JSX
10 3 (0.16%) Perl
10 3 (0.16%) XQuery
11 2 (0.11%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.11%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 137 (7.33%) Degree
2 104 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 79 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 16 (0.86%) DV Cleared
5 12 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (0.64%) Postgraduate
6 11 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (0.48%) CCNA
8 9 (0.48%) CISSP
9 7 (0.37%) CCNP
10 6 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.32%) ISSAP
11 5 (0.27%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 4 (0.21%) ISEB
13 3 (0.16%) CISM
13 3 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.35%) QA
2 14 (0.75%) WCAG
3 13 (0.70%) SLA
4 10 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.32%) COBIT
6 6 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.27%) GCP
7 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.21%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.16%) GDPR
9 3 (0.16%) PSD2
10 2 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.053%) WAI
System Software
1 14 (0.75%) Hyper-V
1 14 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.48%) XenDesktop
3 9 (0.48%) XenServer
4 8 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.16%) Xen
7 2 (0.11%) Docker
7 2 (0.11%) KVM
7 2 (0.11%) vCloud
8 1 (0.053%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.053%) IAG
8 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (0.32%) HP ALM
2 4 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (0.21%) SCCM
3 3 (0.16%) Ansible
3 3 (0.16%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.16%) SCOM
4 2 (0.11%) Puppet
4 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (0.11%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.053%) Consul
5 1 (0.053%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.053%) Kibana
5 1 (0.053%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.053%) logstash
5 1 (0.053%) Netcool
5 1 (0.053%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.053%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.053%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.053%) Terraform
5 1 (0.053%) vRealize
Vendors
1 288 (15.40%) Adobe
2 59 (3.16%) Oracle
3 52 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 31 (1.66%) SAP
5 30 (1.60%) VMware
6 29 (1.55%) Google
7 22 (1.18%) Capita
7 22 (1.18%) Cisco
8 18 (0.96%) HP
9 15 (0.80%) IBM
10 14 (0.75%) Siebel
11 13 (0.70%) ServiceNow
12 12 (0.64%) Citrix
13 11 (0.59%) Facebook
13 11 (0.59%) Informatica
13 11 (0.59%) Sitecore
13 11 (0.59%) Tableau
13 11 (0.59%) Twitter
14 10 (0.53%) Apple
14 10 (0.53%) Salesforce.com