Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Digital Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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.

Digital Designer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 671 680 691
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11 -86
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Designer 178 196 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 144 143
England median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% -2.17%
10th Percentile £235 £207 £195
90th Percentile £550 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £394 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.45% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
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 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Digital Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Digital Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Designer in England

Digital Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Digital Designer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Designer in England

Digital Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Designer in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Designer in England

Digital Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Designer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Designer in England

Digital 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 Digital Designer within the England region over the 6 months to 20 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 -44 96 £425 +21.43% 5
South East +20 25 £285 +16.33% 7
North of England +58 19 £381 -4.69% 7
Midlands +10 18 £375 -31.82% 5
East of England - 16 £300 - 1
West Midlands +15 15 £375 -31.82% 2
North East - 9 £385 -
Yorkshire +16 7 £375 -6.25% 3
South West +3 5 £315 -3.08% 1
North West +10 3 £388 +3.33% 4
East Midlands -1 3 £356 -35.23% 3
Digital Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Digital 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 Digital Designer in the job title.

1 103 (57.87%) User Experience
2 93 (52.25%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (24.72%) HTML
3 44 (24.72%) Photoshop
3 44 (24.72%) Adobe
4 42 (23.60%) Finance
5 37 (20.79%) Adobe Illustrator
6 34 (19.10%) CSS
6 34 (19.10%) Prototyping
7 32 (17.98%) Wireframes
8 30 (16.85%) Typography
8 30 (16.85%) Responsive Web Design
9 29 (16.29%) Mobile App
10 25 (14.04%) Marketing
11 21 (11.80%) Degree
11 21 (11.80%) Service Design
12 20 (11.24%) Publishing
13 18 (10.11%) Analytics
14 17 (9.55%) Collaborative Working
15 16 (8.99%) Scrum
15 16 (8.99%) Web Design
15 16 (8.99%) Security Cleared
16 15 (8.43%) SC Cleared
17 14 (7.87%) Rapid Prototyping
17 14 (7.87%) Internet
17 14 (7.87%) Axure RP
17 14 (7.87%) InVision
17 14 (7.87%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 13 (7.30%) Social Media
18 13 (7.30%) SEO

Digital 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 7 (3.93%) CMS
2 4 (2.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.69%) Marvel
4 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.56%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 44 (24.72%) Photoshop
2 37 (20.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (7.87%) InVision
4 11 (6.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (4.49%) Adobe After Effects
6 7 (3.93%) InDesign
7 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (2.25%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
10 2 (1.12%) Edge Animate
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.87%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (1.69%) GitHub
2 3 (1.69%) Google Drive
2 3 (1.69%) Slack
2 3 (1.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.87%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) FTP
2 1 (0.56%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.56%) Big Data
1 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (7.87%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 42 (23.60%) Finance
2 25 (14.04%) Marketing
3 20 (11.24%) Publishing
4 13 (7.30%) Banking
5 9 (5.06%) Legal
6 7 (3.93%) Retail
7 5 (2.81%) Electronics
7 5 (2.81%) Games
8 4 (2.25%) Advertising
8 4 (2.25%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.12%) Local Government
9 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (24.72%) HTML
2 34 (19.10%) CSS
3 9 (5.06%) HTML5
4 5 (2.81%) Flash
5 3 (1.69%) CSS3
6 2 (1.12%) Material Design
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.56%) Handlebars
7 1 (0.56%) jQuery
7 1 (0.56%) LESS
7 1 (0.56%) Middleware
7 1 (0.56%) Mustache
7 1 (0.56%) Node.js
7 1 (0.56%) Sass
7 1 (0.56%) SVG
7 1 (0.56%) Twig
7 1 (0.56%) Web Services
7 1 (0.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (57.87%) User Experience
2 29 (16.29%) Mobile App
3 13 (7.30%) Social Media
4 8 (4.49%) Graphic Design
5 6 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.25%) Animation
7 3 (1.69%) Photography
7 3 (1.69%) W3C
8 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.12%) NHS
8 2 (1.12%) Tandem
9 1 (0.56%) ASIC
9 1 (0.56%) Bitcoin
9 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.56%) Fintech
9 1 (0.56%) Motion Graphics
9 1 (0.56%) RIA
9 1 (0.56%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.25%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (0.56%) Linux
3 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (52.25%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (19.10%) Prototyping
3 32 (17.98%) Wireframes
4 30 (16.85%) Responsive Web Design
4 30 (16.85%) Typography
5 21 (11.80%) Service Design
6 18 (10.11%) Analytics
7 17 (9.55%) Collaborative Working
8 16 (8.99%) Scrum
8 16 (8.99%) Web Design
9 14 (7.87%) Rapid Prototyping
10 13 (7.30%) SEO
11 12 (6.74%) E-Commerce
11 12 (6.74%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 11 (6.18%) Usability Testing
13 9 (5.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 9 (5.06%) Iconography
13 9 (5.06%) UX Design
14 8 (4.49%) Wealth Management
14 8 (4.49%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.37%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.56%) Java
2 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (11.80%) Degree
2 16 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.25%) SLA
2 3 (1.69%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (24.72%) Adobe
2 4 (2.25%) Xerox
3 3 (1.69%) Facebook
3 3 (1.69%) Twitter
4 2 (1.12%) Omniture
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle
4 2 (1.12%) Pega
5 1 (0.56%) SAP
5 1 (0.56%) Sitecore