The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
England / London
Rank 114 94 123
Rank change year-on-year -20 +29  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 417 543 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.17% 2.47% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 2.60% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 412 234
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £393
% change year-on-year +6.66% -4.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £20.50 - £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -18.18% +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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in London

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in London

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in London

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in London

Designer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the London region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
City of London -19 53 £450 +20.00% 16
Uxbridge - 10 - -
Croydon 0 4 £488 +8.33%
Hammersmith - 3 - -
Bromley +14 2 £556 +30.88%
Hounslow -3 2 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £290 -
West End of London - 2 £263 - 6
Isleworth - 1 £150 -
Morden - 1 £330 -
Twickenham - 1 £325 -
Osterley - 1 - -
Designer
England

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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

1 468 (54.61%) User Experience
2 271 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (29.17%) Wireframes
4 227 (26.49%) HTML
5 203 (23.69%) CSS
6 175 (20.42%) Prototyping
7 162 (18.90%) Adobe
8 151 (17.62%) Finance
9 138 (16.10%) Photoshop
10 98 (11.44%) Adobe Illustrator
11 96 (11.20%) Axure RP
12 86 (10.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 83 (9.68%) Banking
14 81 (9.45%) E-Commerce
15 78 (9.10%) Marketing
16 77 (8.98%) Visualisation
17 75 (8.75%) JavaScript
18 74 (8.63%) Mobile App
19 73 (8.52%) Service Design
20 70 (8.17%) HTML5
21 66 (7.70%) Degree
22 62 (7.23%) Retail
23 57 (6.65%) Apple iOS
24 52 (6.07%) Data Visualisation
24 52 (6.07%) Responsive Web Design
25 51 (5.95%) InVision
25 51 (5.95%) Android
26 50 (5.83%) Java
27 49 (5.72%) Analytics
28 48 (5.60%) Web Design

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 19 (2.22%) CMS
2 15 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.17%) Confluence
4 8 (0.93%) Marvel
5 6 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.47%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.35%) JBoss
8 3 (0.35%) SAS
9 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.23%) Drupal
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.23%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.23%) WordPress
10 1 (0.12%) CICS
Applications
1 138 (16.10%) Photoshop
2 98 (11.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 86 (10.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 51 (5.95%) InVision
5 33 (3.85%) OmniGraffle
6 23 (2.68%) InDesign
7 11 (1.28%) Flinto
7 11 (1.28%) MS Excel
7 11 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (1.17%) Adobe After Effects
8 10 (1.17%) Fireworks
8 10 (1.17%) MS Office
8 10 (1.17%) MS Visio
9 8 (0.93%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
10 5 (0.58%) CINEMA 4D
10 5 (0.58%) UXPin
11 3 (0.35%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.35%) Pixate
12 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.35%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.12%) FastStats
4 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 12 (1.40%) GitHub
3 10 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.05%) Office 365
5 5 (0.58%) Basecamp
5 5 (0.58%) SaaS
6 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.35%) Heroku
7 2 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.12%) IaaS
8 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.17%) Firewall
2 7 (0.82%) BGP
2 7 (0.82%) MPLS
2 7 (0.82%) Network Security
3 6 (0.70%) Internet
3 6 (0.70%) OSPF
4 5 (0.58%) WAN
5 4 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (0.47%) IPv6
5 4 (0.47%) VPN
5 4 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.35%) DNS
6 3 (0.35%) Intranet
6 3 (0.35%) IPsec
6 3 (0.35%) IPv4
6 3 (0.35%) snoop
6 3 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.35%) Wireless
7 2 (0.23%) Broadband
7 2 (0.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.52%) Big Data
3 12 (1.40%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.82%) Data Mart
5 6 (0.70%) Adabas
5 6 (0.70%) BusinessObjects XI
5 6 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.58%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.47%) Hazelcast
7 4 (0.47%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.23%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.12%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 96 (11.20%) Axure RP
2 18 (2.10%) JIRA
3 16 (1.87%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 15 (1.75%) Dreamweaver
5 13 (1.52%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.82%) Maven
6 7 (0.82%) Subversion
7 5 (0.58%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.35%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.35%) NCrunch
8 3 (0.35%) NUnit
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.35%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.35%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.23%) Hudson
10 1 (0.12%) Gradle
10 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.12%) webpack
General
1 151 (17.62%) Finance
2 83 (9.68%) Banking
3 78 (9.10%) Marketing
4 62 (7.23%) Retail
5 37 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 26 (3.03%) Publishing
7 20 (2.33%) Legal
8 16 (1.87%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.17%) Electronics
10 10 (1.17%) Games
11 8 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.82%) Front Office
12 7 (0.82%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.58%) Advertising
13 5 (0.58%) Billing
14 2 (0.23%) Back Office
14 2 (0.23%) Law
14 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (26.49%) HTML
2 203 (23.69%) CSS
3 70 (8.17%) HTML5
4 37 (4.32%) CSS3
5 19 (2.22%) Flash
6 15 (1.75%) Ajax
7 14 (1.63%) .NET
7 14 (1.63%) jQuery
8 13 (1.52%) Apache Flex
9 12 (1.40%) Web Services
10 11 (1.28%) SOAP
11 10 (1.17%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.17%) DHTML
11 10 (1.17%) J2EE
12 9 (1.05%) Material Design
12 9 (1.05%) Sass
12 9 (1.05%) Spring
13 8 (0.93%) Framer.js
14 7 (0.82%) WPF
15 6 (0.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 468 (54.61%) User Experience
2 74 (8.63%) Mobile App
3 45 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.73%) Graphic Design
5 31 (3.62%) Social Media
6 18 (2.10%) Animation
7 17 (1.98%) W3C
8 15 (1.75%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.75%) e-Learning
9 14 (1.63%) Fintech
10 10 (1.17%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.05%) Interactive TV
12 7 (0.82%) Motion Graphics
12 7 (0.82%) Reference Data
12 7 (0.82%) Replication
12 7 (0.82%) Video on Demand
13 6 (0.70%) Video Editing
14 5 (0.58%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.47%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 57 (6.65%) Apple iOS
2 51 (5.95%) Android
3 22 (2.57%) Windows
4 15 (1.75%) Linux
5 8 (0.93%) Unix
6 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.12%) CentOS
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (29.17%) Wireframes
3 175 (20.42%) Prototyping
4 81 (9.45%) E-Commerce
5 77 (8.98%) Visualisation
6 73 (8.52%) Service Design
7 52 (6.07%) Data Visualisation
7 52 (6.07%) Responsive Web Design
8 49 (5.72%) Analytics
9 48 (5.60%) Web Design
10 47 (5.48%) Scrum
10 47 (5.48%) Usability Testing
11 46 (5.37%) Rapid Prototyping
12 42 (4.90%) Typography
13 38 (4.43%) Product Management
14 32 (3.73%) Information Architecture
15 26 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (2.80%) Migration
17 23 (2.68%) Cash Management
17 23 (2.68%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 75 (8.75%) JavaScript
2 50 (5.83%) Java
3 16 (1.87%) SQL
4 8 (0.93%) C#
5 7 (0.82%) C
6 5 (0.58%) PHP
6 5 (0.58%) Python
7 4 (0.47%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.35%) XAML
9 2 (0.23%) ABAP
9 2 (0.23%) Lisp
9 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.23%) VB
10 1 (0.12%) ES6
10 1 (0.12%) Groovy
10 1 (0.12%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.12%) Perl
10 1 (0.12%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (7.70%) Degree
2 40 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.70%) CCNP
7 5 (0.58%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.47%) CCNA
9 3 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.23%) CCDP
10 2 (0.23%) CCIE
10 2 (0.23%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.12%) CCDA
11 1 (0.12%) CCVP
11 1 (0.12%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.12%) MBA
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.12%) OCP
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.03%) QA
2 10 (1.17%) WCAG
3 4 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.23%) SEPA
6 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) GDPR
6 1 (0.12%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.58%) Docker
3 4 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) IAG
Systems Management
1 5 (0.58%) FortiGate
1 5 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (0.47%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.47%) Rancher
3 3 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.35%) Kibana
4 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.23%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.23%) OpenSSO
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.23%) Puppet
4 2 (0.23%) SCCM
4 2 (0.23%) SCOM
4 2 (0.23%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.23%) Simpana
5 1 (0.12%) Ansible
5 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 162 (18.90%) Adobe
2 32 (3.73%) Oracle
3 29 (3.38%) Microsoft
4 22 (2.57%) IBM
5 21 (2.45%) Google
6 18 (2.10%) SAP
7 15 (1.75%) Cisco
8 7 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.82%) SolarWinds
8 7 (0.82%) VMware
8 7 (0.82%) WorldPay
9 6 (0.70%) Apple
9 6 (0.70%) CheckPoint
9 6 (0.70%) F5
9 6 (0.70%) IBM Sterling
9 6 (0.70%) Juniper
9 6 (0.70%) Software AG
10 5 (0.58%) Monetate
10 5 (0.58%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.47%) Siebel
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