The median contractor rate for a Designer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
Rank 55 48 50
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.22% 1.32% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.37% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Median daily rate £325 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £303 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +4.16% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.88 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 387 437 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.16% 96.26% 96.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 236 235
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 54
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Essex

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 2 £288 -
Chelmsford - 1 £525 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £440 -
Designer
East of England

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Essex region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Adobe
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (40.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) UXPin
3 1 (20.00%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (20.00%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) InDesign
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (20.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (40.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (40.00%) UXPin
2 1 (20.00%) InDesign
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
3 1 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Adobe
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) VMware