The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 26 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 32 44
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 11 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.35% 2.78% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.68% 2.81% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 0
Median daily rate £400 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.56% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £175.00 £21.84
% change year-on-year -86.85% +701.46%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 235 320 259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 92.89% 98.77% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 217 139
Median daily rate £365 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 11
Median hourly rate £22.52 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.48% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.60 £55.00 £24.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Kent

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Kent

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Kent

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 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
Dartford - 3 £425 -
Folkestone - 3 £375 -
Designer
South East

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

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

1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) User Experience
3 8 (42.11%) HTML
3 8 (42.11%) CSS
4 6 (31.58%) Wireframes
5 5 (26.32%) Prototyping
5 5 (26.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (26.32%) Network Security
5 5 (26.32%) Mitel
5 5 (26.32%) IP Telephony
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
5 5 (26.32%) Adobe
5 5 (26.32%) CCNP
5 5 (26.32%) CCNA
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) WAN
6 4 (21.05%) LAN
6 4 (21.05%) CISSP
6 4 (21.05%) Firewall
6 4 (21.05%) Wireless
6 4 (21.05%) Marketing
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (21.05%) Riverbed
6 4 (21.05%) HTML5
6 4 (21.05%) Telepresence

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 2 (10.53%) IIS
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (5.26%) Acrobat
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (5.26%) InDesign
2 1 (5.26%) InVision
2 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) IP Telephony
1 5 (26.32%) Network Security
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco IPT
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) LAN
2 4 (21.05%) Telepresence
2 4 (21.05%) WAN
2 4 (21.05%) Wireless
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) IPsec
3 3 (15.79%) MPLS
3 3 (15.79%) WLAN
4 2 (10.53%) 802.11
4 2 (10.53%) DPNSS
4 2 (10.53%) QSIG
4 2 (10.53%) SNMP
5 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Axure RP
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) CSS
1 8 (42.11%) HTML
2 4 (21.05%) CSS3
2 4 (21.05%) HTML5
3 3 (15.79%) 802.1X
3 3 (15.79%) Material Design
4 2 (10.53%) .NET
4 2 (10.53%) Flash
4 2 (10.53%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Android
1 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Wireframes
3 5 (26.32%) Prototyping
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (15.79%) Usability Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
6 2 (10.53%) Copywriting
6 2 (10.53%) Information Architecture
6 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.53%) Psychology
7 1 (5.26%) Analytics
7 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
7 1 (5.26%) Web Design
7 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) CCNA
1 5 (26.32%) CCNP
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Adobe
1 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco
1 5 (26.32%) Mitel
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Riverbed
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) Siemens
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix