Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 September 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 131 109
Rank change year-on-year -11 -22 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 909 906 1,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.98% 2.04% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.15% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 660 785
London median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +1.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £231
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £407 £400
% change year-on-year +4.42% +1.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
London median hourly rate £45.00 £24.23 £42.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.72% -42.88% +102.01%
10th Percentile £32.38 £19.55 £28.81
90th Percentile £150.00 £41.70 £48.07
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £29.55
% change year-on-year +52.17% -22.17% +25.74%

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 43,377 42,134 42,745
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 94.99% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,357 30,260 30,691
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £305 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 524 509
London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.00 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.20% +1.21%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.59 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.25 £48.47 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%

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 21 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 September 2018. 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 +4 197 £425 -5.56% 56
West London +1 71 £375 -6.25% 35
South London -20 22 £366 -32.64% 6
East London -1 13 £388 +3.33% 20
North London - 2 £313 - 8
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 London region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 607 (66.78%) User Experience
2 303 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (28.05%) Wireframes
4 220 (24.20%) HTML
5 204 (22.44%) CSS
5 204 (22.44%) Finance
6 184 (20.24%) Prototyping
7 161 (17.71%) Adobe
8 152 (16.72%) InVision
9 142 (15.62%) Photoshop
10 111 (12.21%) Axure RP
11 103 (11.33%) Adobe Illustrator
12 90 (9.90%) JavaScript
13 81 (8.91%) Visualisation
14 80 (8.80%) Responsive Web Design
14 80 (8.80%) Mobile App
15 72 (7.92%) Analytics
15 72 (7.92%) Service Design
16 70 (7.70%) Degree
17 67 (7.37%) E-Commerce
17 67 (7.37%) Scrum
18 66 (7.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 65 (7.15%) Banking
19 65 (7.15%) Retail
20 63 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
21 62 (6.82%) Marketing
21 62 (6.82%) HTML5
22 59 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
23 58 (6.38%) Fintech
24 54 (5.94%) Apple iOS

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 24 (2.64%) Marvel
2 22 (2.42%) Confluence
3 14 (1.54%) CMS
4 7 (0.77%) Apache
5 6 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (0.66%) IIS
6 4 (0.44%) Mule
6 4 (0.44%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.22%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.11%) Liferay
9 1 (0.11%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 152 (16.72%) InVision
2 142 (15.62%) Photoshop
3 103 (11.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 66 (7.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 24 (2.64%) InDesign
6 21 (2.31%) Adobe After Effects
6 21 (2.31%) OmniGraffle
7 12 (1.32%) AutoCAD
8 11 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
9 7 (0.77%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.77%) UXPin
10 6 (0.66%) Adobe Premiere
11 5 (0.55%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.44%) CINEMA 4D
12 4 (0.44%) Flinto
13 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
14 2 (0.22%) Maya
14 2 (0.22%) SketchUp
14 2 (0.22%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.22%) Magento
3 2 (0.22%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.22%) PolarLake
3 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.22%) Unica
4 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 16 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.99%) Basecamp
4 8 (0.88%) SaaS
5 7 (0.77%) GitHub
6 5 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.33%) MailChimp
7 3 (0.33%) Office 365
7 3 (0.33%) Serverless
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.22%) PaaS
9 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.88%) Intranet
2 7 (0.77%) SAN
3 5 (0.55%) Internet
3 5 (0.55%) SMS
4 3 (0.33%) HTTP
4 3 (0.33%) LAN
4 3 (0.33%) MPLS
4 3 (0.33%) Multicast
5 2 (0.22%) BGP
5 2 (0.22%) Firewall
5 2 (0.22%) Skype
5 2 (0.22%) VPLS
5 2 (0.22%) VPN
5 2 (0.22%) WAN
5 2 (0.22%) Wireless
6 1 (0.11%) DNS
6 1 (0.11%) OSPF
6 1 (0.11%) RSVP
6 1 (0.11%) VLAN
6 1 (0.11%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.43%) Relational Database
2 10 (1.10%) SQL Server
3 9 (0.99%) Siebel EIM
4 8 (0.88%) Big Data
4 8 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database
4 8 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (0.77%) Data Lake
5 7 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.55%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.33%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (0.22%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (0.22%) DB2
8 2 (0.22%) Lumira
8 2 (0.22%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 111 (12.21%) Axure RP
2 40 (4.40%) JIRA
3 23 (2.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 10 (1.10%) Subversion
5 7 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.66%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (0.44%) Toad
8 3 (0.33%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.33%) Xcode
9 2 (0.22%) gulp
9 2 (0.22%) Maven
9 2 (0.22%) webpack
10 1 (0.11%) Babel
10 1 (0.11%) git-flow
10 1 (0.11%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.11%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.11%) JUnit
10 1 (0.11%) Protractor
10 1 (0.11%) Spinnaker
10 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 204 (22.44%) Finance
2 65 (7.15%) Banking
2 65 (7.15%) Retail
3 62 (6.82%) Marketing
4 46 (5.06%) Publishing
5 40 (4.40%) Advertising
6 16 (1.76%) Legal
6 16 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.65%) Billing
8 14 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.32%) Games
10 11 (1.21%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.10%) Law
12 6 (0.66%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.55%) Front Office
14 4 (0.44%) Electronics
14 4 (0.44%) German Language
15 3 (0.33%) Back Office
15 3 (0.33%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (24.20%) HTML
2 204 (22.44%) CSS
3 62 (6.82%) HTML5
4 38 (4.18%) CSS3
5 18 (1.98%) Web Services
6 14 (1.54%) Flash
6 14 (1.54%) SVG
7 13 (1.43%) D3.js
7 13 (1.43%) Middleware
8 12 (1.32%) AngularJS
8 12 (1.32%) Material Design
8 12 (1.32%) Sass
9 11 (1.21%) J2EE
10 10 (1.10%) JSON
10 10 (1.10%) REST
11 9 (0.99%) React
12 8 (0.88%) .NET
12 8 (0.88%) RESTful
12 8 (0.88%) XML
13 7 (0.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 607 (66.78%) User Experience
2 80 (8.80%) Mobile App
3 59 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (6.38%) Fintech
5 28 (3.08%) Social Media
6 27 (2.97%) Graphic Design
7 25 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (2.42%) Animation
9 17 (1.87%) Hedge funds
10 14 (1.54%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (1.21%) W3C
12 9 (0.99%) Computer Science
12 9 (0.99%) Digital Media
12 9 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.99%) Equities
12 9 (0.99%) Interactive TV
12 9 (0.99%) Photography
13 7 (0.77%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.77%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 54 (5.94%) Apple iOS
2 46 (5.06%) Android
3 15 (1.65%) Windows
4 13 (1.43%) Linux
4 13 (1.43%) Unix
5 9 (0.99%) Solaris
6 6 (0.66%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (28.05%) Wireframes
3 184 (20.24%) Prototyping
4 81 (8.91%) Visualisation
5 80 (8.80%) Responsive Web Design
6 72 (7.92%) Analytics
6 72 (7.92%) Service Design
7 67 (7.37%) E-Commerce
7 67 (7.37%) Scrum
8 63 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
9 51 (5.61%) Typography
10 50 (5.50%) Data Visualisation
11 41 (4.51%) Collaborative Working
12 34 (3.74%) Usability Testing
13 32 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (3.41%) Front End Development
14 31 (3.41%) Project Management
14 31 (3.41%) Workflow
15 30 (3.30%) Information Architecture
15 30 (3.30%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 90 (9.90%) JavaScript
2 24 (2.64%) Java
3 9 (0.99%) Python
4 6 (0.66%) SQL
5 5 (0.55%) PHP
6 4 (0.44%) Scala
7 3 (0.33%) ES6
7 3 (0.33%) JSX
7 3 (0.33%) TypeScript
7 3 (0.33%) XQuery
8 2 (0.22%) C#
8 2 (0.22%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (0.22%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.22%) VBA
9 1 (0.11%) AWK
9 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.11%) COBOL
9 1 (0.11%) Perl
9 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (7.70%) Degree
2 41 (4.51%) Security Cleared
3 31 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
5 5 (0.55%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.33%) CEH
7 3 (0.33%) CISM
7 3 (0.33%) CISSP
7 3 (0.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.33%) SANS
7 3 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.22%) CCA
9 1 (0.11%) CCIE
9 1 (0.11%) CCNP
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.11%) IIBA
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.74%) QA
2 14 (1.54%) WCAG
3 5 (0.55%) GCP
4 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.33%) GDPR
6 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.22%) KVM
4 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.11%) Consul
2 1 (0.11%) Kibana
2 1 (0.11%) logstash
2 1 (0.11%) Terraform
2 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 161 (17.71%) Adobe
2 26 (2.86%) Oracle
3 19 (2.09%) SAP
4 16 (1.76%) Google
5 12 (1.32%) Microsoft
5 12 (1.32%) VMware
6 10 (1.10%) Siebel
7 9 (0.99%) MuleSoft
7 9 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.77%) Tableau
9 6 (0.66%) Apple
10 5 (0.55%) ATG
10 5 (0.55%) IBM
11 4 (0.44%) Cisco
11 4 (0.44%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.33%) ArcSight
12 3 (0.33%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.33%) Facebook
12 3 (0.33%) HP
12 3 (0.33%) Splunk