The median contractor rate for a Designer was £210 per day in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 3 months to 29 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.

Designer
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 12 23
Rank change year-on-year -8 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 3 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 2.44% 7.09% 3.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 7.09% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 2
Median daily rate £210 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.06% -19.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +3.33% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich. 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
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 120 127 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 97.56% 100.00% 97.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 82 97
Median daily rate £425 £380 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -15.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 13
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -26.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Ipswich

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Ipswich

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Ipswich

Designer Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 29 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 Ipswich region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Coaching
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) IPv4
3 1 (12.50%) IPv6
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) IPv4
1 1 (12.50%) IPv6
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Coaching
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent