Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 144 128 112
Rank change year-on-year -16 -16 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 859 987 966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.96% 2.14% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 2.26% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 715 634
London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £280 £259 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 13
London median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.17% -37.84% +52.58%
England median hourly rate £30.00 £21.50 £30.40
% change year-on-year +39.53% -29.28% +12.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 41,530 43,735 39,763
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.84% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,812 31,832 28,338
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £669 £644
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 571 559
London median hourly rate £20.33 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% -2.44% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.77
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - -

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in London

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +20 198 £425 - 72
West London +6 63 £400 +14.29% 65
South London -39 23 £425 -15.00% 4
East London -18 17 £424 +10.13% 34
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 London region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 576 (67.05%) User Experience
2 326 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (28.64%) Wireframes
4 186 (21.65%) Prototyping
5 174 (20.26%) Finance
6 163 (18.98%) HTML
7 154 (17.93%) Adobe
7 154 (17.93%) InVision
8 136 (15.83%) CSS
9 135 (15.72%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 126 (14.67%) Photoshop
11 85 (9.90%) Marketing
12 80 (9.31%) Axure RP
13 79 (9.20%) Mobile App
13 79 (9.20%) Retail
14 76 (8.85%) Adobe Illustrator
15 73 (8.50%) Analytics
16 70 (8.15%) Service Design
17 69 (8.03%) E-Commerce
18 68 (7.92%) Collaborative Working
19 65 (7.57%) Scrum
19 65 (7.57%) Degree
20 63 (7.33%) JavaScript
21 59 (6.87%) Responsive Web Design
22 57 (6.64%) Banking
23 56 (6.52%) Usability Testing
24 53 (6.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
25 51 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
26 49 (5.70%) Visualisation
27 48 (5.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 32 (3.73%) Marvel
2 26 (3.03%) Confluence
3 21 (2.44%) CMS
4 5 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (0.58%) Apache
4 5 (0.58%) IIS
4 5 (0.58%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.23%) WordPress
8 1 (0.12%) Drupal
8 1 (0.12%) Moodle
8 1 (0.12%) Mule
8 1 (0.12%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.12%) nginx
8 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 154 (17.93%) InVision
2 126 (14.67%) Photoshop
3 76 (8.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 53 (6.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 16 (1.86%) Adobe After Effects
5 16 (1.86%) InDesign
5 16 (1.86%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (1.05%) SketchUp
7 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (0.70%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.58%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.58%) Flinto
9 5 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.35%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.23%) UXPin
12 1 (0.12%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 6 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.23%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.23%) Magento
3 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.23%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.12%) Unica
4 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 17 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.28%) Slack
4 10 (1.16%) Basecamp
5 8 (0.93%) SaaS
6 7 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.47%) Apigee
7 4 (0.47%) PaaS
8 3 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.23%) Office 365
9 2 (0.23%) Silverpop
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.12%) GitHub
10 1 (0.12%) Heroku
10 1 (0.12%) IaaS
10 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.75%) Internet
2 7 (0.81%) MPLS
3 6 (0.70%) Multicast
4 5 (0.58%) BGP
4 5 (0.58%) Intranet
4 5 (0.58%) SAN
4 5 (0.58%) VPN
5 4 (0.47%) OSPF
6 3 (0.35%) Firewall
6 3 (0.35%) LAN
7 2 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.23%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.23%) RIP
7 2 (0.23%) VPLS
7 2 (0.23%) Wireless
7 2 (0.23%) WLAN
8 1 (0.12%) 4G
8 1 (0.12%) AMQP
8 1 (0.12%) Network Security
8 1 (0.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 12 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.28%) Data Lake
3 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.16%) SQL Server
5 5 (0.58%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.47%) Big Data
6 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.35%) HDInsight
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.23%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.23%) Parquet
8 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.23%) Presto
8 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 80 (9.31%) Axure RP
2 44 (5.12%) JIRA
3 16 (1.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 8 (0.93%) Dreamweaver
4 8 (0.93%) Subversion
5 5 (0.58%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.23%) git-flow
6 2 (0.23%) Maven
7 1 (0.12%) Babel
7 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.12%) gulp
7 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.12%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.12%) Selenium
7 1 (0.12%) Sikuli
7 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.12%) Spinnaker
7 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.12%) webpack
7 1 (0.12%) Xcode
General
1 174 (20.26%) Finance
2 85 (9.90%) Marketing
3 79 (9.20%) Retail
4 57 (6.64%) Banking
5 38 (4.42%) Publishing
6 25 (2.91%) Advertising
7 23 (2.68%) Legal
8 22 (2.56%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.75%) Games
10 11 (1.28%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.16%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.81%) French Language
13 6 (0.70%) Front Office
14 5 (0.58%) Law
15 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.35%) Automotive
16 3 (0.35%) Billing
16 3 (0.35%) Electronics
16 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.23%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (18.98%) HTML
2 136 (15.83%) CSS
3 46 (5.36%) HTML5
4 32 (3.73%) CSS3
5 16 (1.86%) D3.js
6 15 (1.75%) Flash
7 14 (1.63%) .NET
8 13 (1.51%) React
9 10 (1.16%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.05%) Node.js
10 9 (1.05%) SVG
11 8 (0.93%) Middleware
11 8 (0.93%) REST
12 7 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (0.58%) J2EE
13 5 (0.58%) Spring
14 4 (0.47%) Material Design
14 4 (0.47%) Sass
14 4 (0.47%) Spring Boot
15 3 (0.35%) Framer.js
Miscellaneous
1 576 (67.05%) User Experience
2 79 (9.20%) Mobile App
3 38 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.42%) Fintech
4 34 (3.96%) Animation
5 28 (3.26%) Graphic Design
6 18 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.63%) Digital Media
9 13 (1.51%) Social Media
9 13 (1.51%) Video on Demand
10 10 (1.16%) Data Centre
11 8 (0.93%) W3C
12 7 (0.81%) e-Learning
12 7 (0.81%) Equities
12 7 (0.81%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.81%) Photography
12 7 (0.81%) Video Editing
13 6 (0.70%) Over-the-Top Content
14 5 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 43 (5.01%) Apple iOS
2 41 (4.77%) Android
3 12 (1.40%) Windows
4 10 (1.16%) Linux
5 7 (0.81%) Unix
6 6 (0.70%) Solaris
7 4 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (37.95%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (28.64%) Wireframes
3 186 (21.65%) Prototyping
4 135 (15.72%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 73 (8.50%) Analytics
6 70 (8.15%) Service Design
7 69 (8.03%) E-Commerce
8 68 (7.92%) Collaborative Working
9 65 (7.57%) Scrum
10 59 (6.87%) Responsive Web Design
11 56 (6.52%) Usability Testing
12 51 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 49 (5.70%) Visualisation
14 42 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
14 42 (4.89%) Rapid Prototyping
15 40 (4.66%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 39 (4.54%) Workshop Facilitation
17 36 (4.19%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
17 36 (4.19%) Typography
18 32 (3.73%) Design Thinking
Programming Languages
1 63 (7.33%) JavaScript
2 15 (1.75%) SQL
3 14 (1.63%) Java
4 7 (0.81%) PHP
4 7 (0.81%) Python
5 6 (0.70%) TypeScript
6 5 (0.58%) C
6 5 (0.58%) C#
7 4 (0.47%) Ruby
8 3 (0.35%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.35%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.23%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.23%) Scala
9 2 (0.23%) VBA
10 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.12%) Go
10 1 (0.12%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 65 (7.57%) Degree
2 37 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.35%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.35%) CCIE
8 3 (0.35%) CCNP
8 3 (0.35%) ISEB
9 2 (0.23%) CCNA
9 2 (0.23%) JNCIE
9 2 (0.23%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.12%) CCDP
10 1 (0.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.12%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.12%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.68%) QA
2 20 (2.33%) WCAG
3 5 (0.58%) GDPR
4 4 (0.47%) SLA
5 3 (0.35%) PSD2
6 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.12%) IFRS
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.12%) MiFID
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) SEPA
6 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (0.35%) Terraform
2 2 (0.23%) Ansible
2 2 (0.23%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.23%) Salt
3 1 (0.12%) Consul
3 1 (0.12%) OPNET
3 1 (0.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 154 (17.93%) Adobe
2 17 (1.98%) Microsoft
3 15 (1.75%) Oracle
4 14 (1.63%) SAP
5 12 (1.40%) Google
6 8 (0.93%) VMware
7 7 (0.81%) Atlassian
7 7 (0.81%) Tableau
8 6 (0.70%) Cisco
9 5 (0.58%) MuleSoft
9 5 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.47%) ATG
10 4 (0.47%) IBM
11 3 (0.35%) Facebook
11 3 (0.35%) Fortinet
11 3 (0.35%) Juniper
11 3 (0.35%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 2 (0.23%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.23%) Palo Alto
12 2 (0.23%) Workday