The median contractor rate for a Designer was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 81 68
Rank change year-on-year +25 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 30 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.95% 1.57% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.01% 1.63% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 24
Median daily rate £356 £375 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £28.85
% change year-on-year -24.00% +29.98%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 997 1475 1280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.94% 96.22% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 1047 849
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 32 40
Median hourly rate £15.86 £11.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £19.50 £33.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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 24 April 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 Leeds region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 31 (51.67%) User Experience
2 25 (41.67%) HTML
3 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (31.67%) CSS
5 16 (26.67%) Wireframes
6 14 (23.33%) Adobe
7 12 (20.00%) HTML5
8 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
9 10 (16.67%) Photoshop
9 10 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (15.00%) ITIL
10 9 (15.00%) Service Design
11 8 (13.33%) Minimum Viable Product
11 8 (13.33%) Prototyping
11 8 (13.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (13.33%) Waterfall
12 7 (11.67%) Typography
13 6 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (10.00%) Games
13 6 (10.00%) Marketing
14 5 (8.33%) C
14 5 (8.33%) CSS3
14 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 4 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
15 4 (6.67%) Front End Development
15 4 (6.67%) NX-OS
15 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
15 4 (6.67%) FCoE
15 4 (6.67%) F5
15 4 (6.67%) Analytics

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 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 8 (13.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (6.67%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (5.00%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (3.33%) InVision
6 1 (1.67%) Edge Animate
6 1 (1.67%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (6.67%) FCoE
1 4 (6.67%) Internet
1 4 (6.67%) NetScaler
1 4 (6.67%) NX-OS
1 4 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Axure RP
2 3 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (10.00%) Games
1 6 (10.00%) Marketing
2 4 (6.67%) Legal
2 4 (6.67%) Publishing
2 4 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (41.67%) HTML
2 19 (31.67%) CSS
3 12 (20.00%) HTML5
4 5 (8.33%) CSS3
5 3 (5.00%) Flash
5 3 (5.00%) jQuery
5 3 (5.00%) LESS
5 3 (5.00%) Sass
6 2 (3.33%) .NET
6 2 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.67%) REST
7 1 (1.67%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (51.67%) User Experience
2 8 (13.33%) Minimum Viable Product
3 4 (6.67%) Animation
3 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.67%) Motion Graphics
3 4 (6.67%) Social Media
4 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (5.00%) Graphic Design
5 2 (3.33%) Online Banking
5 2 (3.33%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.67%) iPhone
6 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) NHS
6 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.67%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.67%) Wireframes
3 9 (15.00%) ITIL
3 9 (15.00%) Service Design
4 8 (13.33%) Prototyping
4 8 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 7 (11.67%) Typography
6 6 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (6.67%) Analytics
8 4 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 4 (6.67%) Front End Development
8 4 (6.67%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 4 (6.67%) Migration
8 4 (6.67%) Process Improvement
8 4 (6.67%) SEO
8 4 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (6.67%) Web Application Development
9 3 (5.00%) Business Process Analysis
9 3 (5.00%) Guerrilla Research
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (8.33%) C
3 1 (1.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
1 4 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) Adobe
2 4 (6.67%) Brocade
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco
2 4 (6.67%) F5
2 4 (6.67%) Google
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) Omniture
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago