Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 128 110
Rank change year-on-year -11 -18 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1,873 1,890 2,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.98% 2.01% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.12% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,215 1,291 1,405
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £273 £270 £243
90th Percentile £550 £550 £547
UK median daily rate £423 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +2.42% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 21
England median hourly rate £39.38 £22.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.97% -37.32% +61.36%
10th Percentile £28.46 £12.78 £17.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £30.41 £46.39
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £34.48
% change year-on-year +62.79% -37.64% +56.70%

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 89,832 89,119 92,354
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.88% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,043 59,314 60,740
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,786 2,636 2,986
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88% +0.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.61 £47.92 £46.13
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -4 925 £425 - 251
South East -9 352 £425 +6.25% 79
North of England +3 238 £400 - 109
Midlands -34 137 £425 +2.04% 57
South West -32 122 £400 - 32
Yorkshire +31 100 £400 +3.90% 44
East of England +5 96 £475 +2.70% 31
West Midlands -36 92 £436 +4.74% 31
North West -3 80 £413 +10.00% 47
North East -3 58 £425 -3.13% 18
East Midlands -4 44 £425 +9.68% 26
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 1,122 (59.90%) User Experience
2 692 (36.95%) Agile Software Development
3 460 (24.56%) Wireframes
4 389 (20.77%) HTML
5 379 (20.23%) Prototyping
6 345 (18.42%) Finance
7 335 (17.89%) CSS
8 287 (15.32%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 280 (14.95%) Adobe
10 242 (12.92%) InVision
11 216 (11.53%) Photoshop
12 205 (10.95%) Service Design
13 201 (10.73%) Axure RP
14 184 (9.82%) JavaScript
15 163 (8.70%) Mobile App
16 149 (7.96%) Scrum
17 146 (7.79%) Analytics
18 139 (7.42%) Marketing
19 137 (7.31%) E-Commerce
20 136 (7.26%) Publishing
21 132 (7.05%) Degree
22 131 (6.99%) Adobe Illustrator
23 125 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
24 121 (6.46%) Collaborative Working
25 116 (6.19%) Visualisation
26 113 (6.03%) Responsive Web Design
27 110 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
28 108 (5.77%) Banking
29 106 (5.66%) Retail
30 103 (5.50%) HTML5

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 42 (2.24%) Marvel
2 39 (2.08%) Confluence
3 36 (1.92%) CMS
4 15 (0.80%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.59%) Apache
5 11 (0.59%) WordPress
6 10 (0.53%) IIS
6 10 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (0.43%) Appian
8 8 (0.43%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (0.32%) Drupal
10 6 (0.32%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.27%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.21%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.21%) Mule
13 3 (0.16%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 242 (12.92%) InVision
2 216 (11.53%) Photoshop
3 131 (6.99%) Adobe Illustrator
4 97 (5.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 40 (2.14%) InDesign
6 29 (1.55%) Adobe After Effects
7 27 (1.44%) OmniGraffle
8 19 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 16 (0.85%) AutoCAD
9 16 (0.85%) UXPin
10 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (0.64%) MS Visio
11 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
12 9 (0.48%) SketchUp
13 7 (0.37%) Acrobat
14 6 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
14 6 (0.32%) Flinto
15 5 (0.27%) Final Cut Pro
15 5 (0.27%) UserZoom
16 4 (0.21%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 6 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
1 6 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.16%) Magento
3 3 (0.16%) Unica
4 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.11%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.053%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.053%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.053%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 35 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.66%) SaaS
4 23 (1.23%) PaaS
5 22 (1.17%) IaaS
6 19 (1.01%) Office 365
7 17 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (0.64%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.53%) Basecamp
9 10 (0.53%) Boomi
10 9 (0.48%) Slack
11 8 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
11 8 (0.43%) GitHub
12 5 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.27%) Silverpop
13 4 (0.21%) Apigee
13 4 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.55%) Internet
2 28 (1.49%) Firewall
3 18 (0.96%) NetScaler
4 16 (0.85%) SAN
5 13 (0.69%) Multicast
5 13 (0.69%) OSPF
6 11 (0.59%) BGP
7 10 (0.53%) DMVPN
8 8 (0.43%) MPLS
8 8 (0.43%) SMS
9 6 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (0.32%) DHCP
9 6 (0.32%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.32%) Intranet
9 6 (0.32%) LAN
9 6 (0.32%) Network Security
9 6 (0.32%) Wireless
10 5 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (0.27%) SNMP
11 4 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 17 (0.91%) Data Lake
5 16 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (0.69%) Big Data
8 12 (0.64%) Hadoop
8 12 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.48%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.21%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.16%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.16%) MySQL
12 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 201 (10.73%) Axure RP
2 58 (3.10%) JIRA
3 33 (1.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 18 (0.96%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.53%) Subversion
6 9 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
7 8 (0.43%) gulp
8 7 (0.37%) Maven
9 6 (0.32%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.32%) Grunt
9 6 (0.32%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.32%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.21%) ProtoShare
10 4 (0.21%) Toad
11 3 (0.16%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.16%) Selenium
11 3 (0.16%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.16%) Xcode
11 3 (0.16%) XMLSpy
General
1 345 (18.42%) Finance
2 139 (7.42%) Marketing
3 136 (7.26%) Publishing
4 108 (5.77%) Banking
5 106 (5.66%) Retail
6 66 (3.52%) Legal
6 66 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 38 (2.03%) Advertising
8 34 (1.82%) Games
9 29 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.75%) Back Office
11 14 (0.75%) Electronics
12 13 (0.69%) Law
13 9 (0.48%) Front Office
14 7 (0.37%) French Language
14 7 (0.37%) Military
15 6 (0.32%) Automotive
15 6 (0.32%) Billing
15 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (20.77%) HTML
2 335 (17.89%) CSS
3 103 (5.50%) HTML5
4 75 (4.00%) CSS3
5 32 (1.71%) REST
6 30 (1.60%) .NET
7 25 (1.33%) Middleware
7 25 (1.33%) XML
8 21 (1.12%) J2EE
8 21 (1.12%) jQuery
9 20 (1.07%) Web Services
10 19 (1.01%) Flash
11 18 (0.96%) Sass
12 17 (0.91%) AngularJS
12 17 (0.91%) D3.js
13 16 (0.85%) Ajax
14 15 (0.80%) Node.js
14 15 (0.80%) SOAP
14 15 (0.80%) SVG
14 15 (0.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,122 (59.90%) User Experience
2 163 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 103 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (3.47%) Social Media
5 63 (3.36%) Graphic Design
6 51 (2.72%) Fintech
7 38 (2.03%) Animation
8 32 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
9 31 (1.66%) Data Centre
10 18 (0.96%) Taxonomies
11 17 (0.91%) Photography
12 16 (0.85%) Digital Media
13 15 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
13 15 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (0.75%) Management Information System
15 13 (0.69%) Computer Science
16 12 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
17 11 (0.59%) Hedge funds
18 10 (0.53%) Public Cloud
18 10 (0.53%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 75 (4.00%) Android
2 74 (3.95%) Apple iOS
3 39 (2.08%) Windows
4 29 (1.55%) Linux
5 22 (1.17%) Unix
6 20 (1.07%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.64%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.59%) Solaris
9 7 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.21%) CentOS
12 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.053%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 692 (36.95%) Agile Software Development
2 460 (24.56%) Wireframes
3 379 (20.23%) Prototyping
4 287 (15.32%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 205 (10.95%) Service Design
6 149 (7.96%) Scrum
7 146 (7.79%) Analytics
8 137 (7.31%) E-Commerce
9 125 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
10 121 (6.46%) Collaborative Working
11 116 (6.19%) Visualisation
12 113 (6.03%) Responsive Web Design
13 110 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 100 (5.34%) Usability Testing
15 97 (5.18%) Information Architecture
16 84 (4.48%) Rapid Prototyping
17 81 (4.32%) Data Visualisation
18 80 (4.27%) Typography
19 77 (4.11%) Front End Development
20 63 (3.36%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 184 (9.82%) JavaScript
2 44 (2.35%) Java
3 32 (1.71%) SQL
4 18 (0.96%) Python
5 9 (0.48%) C#
6 8 (0.43%) C
6 8 (0.43%) PHP
7 6 (0.32%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.27%) Perl
8 5 (0.27%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.27%) Scala
8 5 (0.27%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.21%) Ruby
10 3 (0.16%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.16%) VBA
10 3 (0.16%) XQuery
11 2 (0.11%) C++
11 2 (0.11%) COBOL
11 2 (0.11%) ES6
11 2 (0.11%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 132 (7.05%) Degree
2 100 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (0.85%) Postgraduate
6 15 (0.80%) DBS Check
7 12 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.32%) CCNA
11 6 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.27%) CCIE
12 5 (0.27%) CCNP
12 5 (0.27%) CISSP
13 4 (0.21%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.16%) CEH
14 3 (0.16%) CISM
14 3 (0.16%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (1.87%) QA
2 19 (1.01%) WCAG
3 14 (0.75%) SLA
4 6 (0.32%) GDPR
5 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.21%) COBIT
7 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.11%) PSD2
9 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.053%) IFRS
9 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.053%) MiFID
9 1 (0.053%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.053%) PMO
9 1 (0.053%) SEPA
9 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 10 (0.53%) XenDesktop
3 8 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (0.43%) XenServer
4 4 (0.21%) Docker
5 3 (0.16%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.11%) vCloud
7 1 (0.053%) IAG
7 1 (0.053%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (0.37%) Ansible
2 5 (0.27%) Puppet
3 4 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.21%) Terraform
4 3 (0.16%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.16%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.11%) Salt
5 2 (0.11%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.053%) Consul
6 1 (0.053%) Kibana
6 1 (0.053%) logstash
6 1 (0.053%) Nagios
6 1 (0.053%) Netcool
6 1 (0.053%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.053%) Packer
6 1 (0.053%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.053%) vRealize
Vendors
1 280 (14.95%) Adobe
2 55 (2.94%) Oracle
3 46 (2.46%) Microsoft
4 44 (2.35%) SAP
5 31 (1.66%) VMware
6 24 (1.28%) IBM
7 23 (1.23%) Google
8 17 (0.91%) Cisco
9 16 (0.85%) Tableau
10 14 (0.75%) Sitecore
11 12 (0.64%) Dell
11 12 (0.64%) MuleSoft
12 11 (0.59%) ForgeRock
13 9 (0.48%) Citrix
14 8 (0.43%) HP
15 7 (0.37%) Informatica
15 7 (0.37%) Pega
15 7 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (0.32%) Facebook
16 6 (0.32%) ServiceNow