The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Designer
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 46 56
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 16 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.56% 1.97% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.77% 2.04% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 5
Median daily rate £425 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.66% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.93% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £92.50 £21.84
% change year-on-year -75.67% +323.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 578 638 826
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.63% 96.67% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 324 432
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 37 74
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -16.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Hertfordshire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Hertfordshire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Hertfordshire

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Hertfordshire

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £475 - 1
Welwyn Garden City +10 6 £350 -
Designer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) DV Cleared
3 8 (28.57%) HTML
3 8 (28.57%) CSS
3 8 (28.57%) Adobe
3 8 (28.57%) Marketing
4 7 (25.00%) HTML5
4 7 (25.00%) User Experience
4 7 (25.00%) Wireframes
5 6 (21.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 6 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
5 6 (21.43%) SNMP
5 6 (21.43%) LAN
5 6 (21.43%) WAN
5 6 (21.43%) Flash
6 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
6 5 (17.86%) SLA
6 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (17.86%) Adobe After Effects
6 5 (17.86%) Degree
6 5 (17.86%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (17.86%) Compliance Management
6 5 (17.86%) Xerox
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 4 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (3.57%) CMS
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Adobe After Effects
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (10.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (10.71%) InDesign
2 3 (10.71%) Photoshop
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) LAN
1 6 (21.43%) SNMP
1 6 (21.43%) WAN
2 4 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (10.71%) 2G
3 3 (10.71%) 4G
3 3 (10.71%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (7.14%) 3G
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 2 (7.14%) FCoE
4 2 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (7.14%) GSM
4 2 (7.14%) HSPA
4 2 (7.14%) iSCSI
4 2 (7.14%) LTE
4 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 2 (7.14%) WCDMA
4 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
General
1 8 (28.57%) Marketing
2 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) CSS
1 8 (28.57%) HTML
2 7 (25.00%) HTML5
3 6 (21.43%) Flash
4 2 (7.14%) CSS3
4 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) User Experience
2 4 (14.29%) PKI
3 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (7.14%) W3C
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.57%) FMCG
4 1 (3.57%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
1 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
1 4 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Wireframes
2 6 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (17.86%) Compliance Management
3 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
3 5 (17.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Network Management
5 2 (7.14%) Business Development
5 2 (7.14%) High Availability
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Multichannel Marketing
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design
5 2 (7.14%) Typography
5 2 (7.14%) Web Design
6 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Data Extraction
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.57%) Email Marketing
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) C
2 1 (3.57%) MapBasic
2 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
2 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) DV Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) NFS
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (3.57%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Adobe
2 5 (17.86%) Xerox
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) Actix
4 2 (7.14%) Brocade
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) Greenplum
5 1 (3.57%) Huawei
5 1 (3.57%) Nokia