Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 22 September 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
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 98 75
Rank change year-on-year +5 -23 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 10 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.03% 0.24% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.25% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 8
Essex median daily rate £500 £288 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.91% -8.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £416 £256 £275
90th Percentile £530 £319 £364
East of England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 - £19.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 909 816 900
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.90% 96.23% 97.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 542 483
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £219 £232 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 73 186
Essex median hourly rate £22.00 £33.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +32.00% -24.24%
10th Percentile £14.75 £11.94 £15.75
90th Percentile £58.25 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
% change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -2.00%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Essex

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Essex

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Essex over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Essex

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Essex

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Essex region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Basildon - 2 £450 -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £420 -
Chelmsford - 1 - - 1
Colchester - 1 - - 1
Designer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 Essex region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) Perl
1 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
1 3 (30.00%) J2EE
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
1 3 (30.00%) OO
1 3 (30.00%) RUP
1 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (30.00%) BEA
1 3 (30.00%) Informatica
1 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (30.00%) webMethods
1 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (30.00%) Pega
1 3 (30.00%) Project Governance
1 3 (30.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (30.00%) CA Gen
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (10.00%) InDesign
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (30.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) CA Gen
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) J2EE
2 2 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) EDI
3 1 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) Animation
3 1 (10.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (30.00%) OO
1 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (30.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (30.00%) Project Governance
1 3 (30.00%) RUP
1 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) Perl
1 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) BEA
1 3 (30.00%) Informatica
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) Pega
1 3 (30.00%) webMethods
2 2 (20.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) Apple
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) IBM