Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 92 77
Rank change year-on-year -13 -15 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.65% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.40% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Essex median daily rate £500 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +34.62% +1.96%
10th Percentile £428 £366 £308
90th Percentile £540 £519 £408
East of England median daily rate £475 £463 £400
% change year-on-year +2.70% +15.63% -8.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 - £28.50

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 1,024 748 828
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 97.14% 96.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 503 495
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -9.68%
10th Percentile £250 £230 £216
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 77 143
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £31.03 £32.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.83% -4.23% +8.00%
10th Percentile £10.92 £12.70 £15.75
90th Percentile £46.38 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% -7.50% -5.34%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £420 -
Chelmsford - 1 - - 2
Designer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) Perl
1 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) J2EE
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
1 3 (42.86%) OO
1 3 (42.86%) RUP
1 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
1 3 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (42.86%) BEA
1 3 (42.86%) Informatica
1 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
1 3 (42.86%) webMethods
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
1 3 (42.86%) Pega
1 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
1 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
1 3 (42.86%) CA Gen
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) TDD

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 (42.86%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) TPMS
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) IaaS
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (42.86%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) CA Gen
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) J2EE
2 2 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) EDI
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
1 3 (42.86%) OO
1 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
1 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
1 3 (42.86%) RUP
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
1 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
3 1 (14.29%) Information Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Prototyping
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) Perl
1 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) BEA
1 3 (42.86%) Informatica
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Pega
1 3 (42.86%) webMethods
2 1 (14.29%) Fujitsu
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) ICL