Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 69 81
Rank change year-on-year -33 +12 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 33 73 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.47% 3.10% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 3.23% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 47 54
Leeds median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £298 £175 £300
90th Percentile £496 £469 £497
West Yorkshire median daily rate £355 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +1.43% -6.67% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Leeds median hourly rate - £22.50 -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £22.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2,162 2,257 2,863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 95.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,508 1,458 1,934
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £261 £258 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £564
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 53 81
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £9.30
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.25 £35.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.58 £12.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +16.60% -15.25% +19.19%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Leeds

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Leeds

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Leeds over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Leeds

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Leeds region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 22 (66.67%) User Experience
2 14 (42.42%) HTML
3 13 (39.39%) CSS
3 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) Wireframes
5 8 (24.24%) Prototyping
6 7 (21.21%) UX Design
6 7 (21.21%) Service Design
6 7 (21.21%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (18.18%) Degree
8 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
8 5 (15.15%) Front End Development
9 4 (12.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (12.12%) SFIA
9 4 (12.12%) Adobe
9 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.12%) Photoshop
10 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
10 3 (9.09%) Finance
10 3 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (6.06%) InVision
11 2 (6.06%) Swim Lanes
11 2 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
11 2 (6.06%) Information Architecture
11 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
11 2 (6.06%) Web Design
11 2 (6.06%) Legal
11 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (6.06%) Management Information System

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (3.03%) Apache
1 1 (3.03%) Confluence
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (3.03%) SAS
1 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 4 (12.12%) Photoshop
2 3 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (6.06%) InVision
4 1 (3.03%) Fireworks
4 1 (3.03%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.03%) GitHub
1 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Slack
1 1 (3.03%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (3.03%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Legal
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) HTML
2 13 (39.39%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) CSS3
3 1 (3.03%) Flash
3 1 (3.03%) HTML5
3 1 (3.03%) Material Design
3 1 (3.03%) React
3 1 (3.03%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 22 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Wireframes
3 8 (24.24%) Prototyping
4 7 (21.21%) Collaborative Working
4 7 (21.21%) Service Design
4 7 (21.21%) UX Design
5 5 (15.15%) Front End Development
6 4 (12.12%) SFIA
6 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (6.06%) Information Architecture
8 2 (6.06%) Rapid Prototyping
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.06%) Swim Lanes
8 2 (6.06%) Web Design
9 1 (3.03%) DevOps
9 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
9 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
9 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Rancher
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Adobe
2 2 (6.06%) Google
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Genesys
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Marketo
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Netezza
3 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow