Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 106 87
Rank change year-on-year +43 -19 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 67 48 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.12% 1.60% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.18% 1.66% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 35 62
Leeds median daily rate £363 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -3.23% +55.00%
10th Percentile £306 £307 £293
90th Percentile £471 £480 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £369 £375 £370
% change year-on-year -1.67% +1.35% +37.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Leeds median hourly rate - £37.50 -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £37.50 -

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 2105 2885 2783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.04% 96.30% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1444 2028 1920
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £285 £290 £238
90th Percentile £545 £575 £506
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 48 80
Leeds median hourly rate £15.25 £12.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -1.94% -15.02%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.50 £8.90
90th Percentile £28.41 £18.18 £32.45
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.10 £12.38 £13.60
% change year-on-year +13.94% -8.97% +4.58%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 45 (67.16%) User Experience
2 38 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (35.82%) Wireframes
4 19 (28.36%) Prototyping
5 18 (26.87%) HTML
5 18 (26.87%) CSS
6 15 (22.39%) Adobe
7 14 (20.90%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (17.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (17.91%) Service Design
9 11 (16.42%) Analytics
10 10 (14.93%) Axure RP
10 10 (14.93%) ITIL
11 9 (13.43%) Waterfall
11 9 (13.43%) Minimum Viable Product
11 9 (13.43%) InVision
12 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
12 8 (11.94%) Retail
13 7 (10.45%) Scrum
14 6 (8.96%) Front End Development
14 6 (8.96%) Finance
14 6 (8.96%) Legal
14 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
14 6 (8.96%) Degree
15 5 (7.46%) Usability Testing
15 5 (7.46%) Web Application Development
15 5 (7.46%) Software Delivery
15 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 5 (7.46%) Process Improvement
15 5 (7.46%) OmniGraffle

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 (1.49%) Apache Solr
1 1 (1.49%) Confluence
1 1 (1.49%) JBoss
1 1 (1.49%) Liferay
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.49%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 9 (13.43%) InVision
3 5 (7.46%) OmniGraffle
3 5 (7.46%) Photoshop
4 3 (4.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.49%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) WAN
2 2 (2.99%) FTP
2 2 (2.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.49%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 8 (11.94%) Retail
2 6 (8.96%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Legal
2 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.46%) Publishing
4 4 (5.97%) Games
5 2 (2.99%) Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) CSS
1 18 (26.87%) HTML
2 3 (4.48%) jQuery
3 2 (2.99%) CSS3
3 2 (2.99%) Flash
3 2 (2.99%) HTML5
3 2 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.49%) D3.js
4 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.49%) J2EE
4 1 (1.49%) OSCache
4 1 (1.49%) REST
4 1 (1.49%) Spring
4 1 (1.49%) Spring Integration
4 1 (1.49%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.49%) Spring Security
4 1 (1.49%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (67.16%) User Experience
2 9 (13.43%) Minimum Viable Product
3 3 (4.48%) Social Media
4 2 (2.99%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.99%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) iPhone
5 1 (1.49%) NHS
5 1 (1.49%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Android
2 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.82%) Wireframes
3 19 (28.36%) Prototyping
4 14 (20.90%) Responsive Web Design
5 12 (17.91%) Service Design
6 11 (16.42%) Analytics
7 10 (14.93%) ITIL
8 9 (13.43%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.45%) Scrum
10 6 (8.96%) Front End Development
11 5 (7.46%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 5 (7.46%) Process Improvement
11 5 (7.46%) SEO
11 5 (7.46%) Software Delivery
11 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (7.46%) Usability Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Validation
11 5 (7.46%) Web Application Development
12 4 (5.97%) Product Management
12 4 (5.97%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
2 5 (7.46%) C
3 2 (2.99%) Java
4 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.49%) SQL
4 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.99%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) Adobe
2 3 (4.48%) Google
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) Twitter
4 1 (1.49%) ATG
4 1 (1.49%) Genesys
4 1 (1.49%) Omniture