Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 104 137
Rank change year-on-year -27 +33 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 957 1102 848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.04% 2.43% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 2.56% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 753 586
London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £213
90th Percentile £569 £563 £538
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 10
London median hourly rate £23.62 £37.01 £20.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.19% +84.63% -33.18%
10th Percentile £17.70 £30.39 £15.63
90th Percentile £29.97 £46.34 £176.25
England median hourly rate £23.00 £35.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -35.21% +61.36% -

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 44411 43038 44839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.01% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32161 30620 31621
London median daily rate £492 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 556 694
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.75% +7.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

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 17 November 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 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 17 November 2017. 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 -10 158 £425 +4.62% 17
West London +16 64 £375 +7.14% 8
South London +5 47 £500 - 1
East London -16 5 £350 -16.42% 5
North London -7 4 £246 +3.68% 2
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 580 (60.61%) User Experience
2 339 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 298 (31.14%) HTML
4 279 (29.15%) Wireframes
5 256 (26.75%) CSS
6 245 (25.60%) Prototyping
7 191 (19.96%) Adobe
8 183 (19.12%) Finance
9 154 (16.09%) Photoshop
10 120 (12.54%) Adobe Illustrator
11 118 (12.33%) Mobile App
12 117 (12.23%) InVision
12 117 (12.23%) Banking
13 116 (12.12%) Axure RP
14 97 (10.14%) Service Design
15 89 (9.30%) Visualisation
15 89 (9.30%) E-Commerce
16 85 (8.88%) Responsive Web Design
17 83 (8.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 76 (7.94%) JavaScript
19 71 (7.42%) Typography
20 70 (7.31%) Data Visualisation
20 70 (7.31%) Marketing
21 69 (7.21%) Degree
22 67 (7.00%) Apple iOS
22 67 (7.00%) HTML5
23 66 (6.90%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
24 65 (6.79%) Security Cleared
25 64 (6.69%) Web Design
26 61 (6.37%) Android

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 25 (2.61%) CMS
2 22 (2.30%) Marvel
3 12 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.94%) Confluence
5 7 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.21%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.10%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 1 (0.10%) IIS
8 1 (0.10%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.10%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 154 (16.09%) Photoshop
2 120 (12.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 117 (12.23%) InVision
4 83 (8.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 26 (2.72%) Adobe After Effects
6 23 (2.40%) OmniGraffle
7 19 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
7 19 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 17 (1.78%) InDesign
9 15 (1.57%) Flinto
10 13 (1.36%) MS Visio
11 9 (0.94%) Adobe Premiere
11 9 (0.94%) UXPin
12 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
13 7 (0.73%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.52%) SketchUp
15 4 (0.42%) Acrobat
16 2 (0.21%) 3ds Max
16 2 (0.21%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.21%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Sonata
2 2 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.21%) Unica
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Endur
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 18 (1.88%) GitHub
2 18 (1.88%) Slack
3 14 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.63%) Trello
5 5 (0.52%) SaaS
6 4 (0.42%) Office 365
7 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.31%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.31%) IaaS
8 1 (0.10%) Boomi
8 1 (0.10%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.10%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.55%) Internet
2 9 (0.94%) Intranet
3 8 (0.84%) Firewall
4 5 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (0.52%) MPLS
5 2 (0.21%) BGP
5 2 (0.21%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (0.21%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.21%) Extranet
5 2 (0.21%) Network Security
5 2 (0.21%) VPN
5 2 (0.21%) Wireless
6 1 (0.10%) 802.11
6 1 (0.10%) DNS
6 1 (0.10%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.10%) HTTP
6 1 (0.10%) OSPF
6 1 (0.10%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.42%) Big Data
1 4 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.31%) DB2
2 3 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (0.31%) Hadoop
2 3 (0.31%) QlikView
3 2 (0.21%) Apache Hive
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.21%) Power BI
3 2 (0.21%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.21%) Spatial Data
3 2 (0.21%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.21%) Sqoop
4 1 (0.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.10%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 116 (12.12%) Axure RP
2 29 (3.03%) JIRA
3 18 (1.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 12 (1.25%) Dreamweaver
5 8 (0.84%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.21%) Maven
6 2 (0.21%) ProtoShare
6 2 (0.21%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.10%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.10%) ERwin
7 1 (0.10%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.10%) Gradle
7 1 (0.10%) Hudson
7 1 (0.10%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.10%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.10%) Selenium
7 1 (0.10%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.10%) XMLSpy
General
1 183 (19.12%) Finance
2 117 (12.23%) Banking
3 70 (7.31%) Marketing
4 55 (5.75%) Retail
5 41 (4.28%) Publishing
6 34 (3.55%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.30%) Games
8 13 (1.36%) Advertising
8 13 (1.36%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.25%) Law
10 8 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.73%) Back Office
11 7 (0.73%) German Language
12 6 (0.63%) Billing
12 6 (0.63%) Legal
13 5 (0.52%) French Language
13 5 (0.52%) Local Government
13 5 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.52%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (31.14%) HTML
2 256 (26.75%) CSS
3 67 (7.00%) HTML5
4 56 (5.85%) CSS3
5 19 (1.99%) Material Design
6 17 (1.78%) jQuery
7 16 (1.67%) Sass
8 15 (1.57%) .NET
9 13 (1.36%) Web Services
10 12 (1.25%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.04%) Framer.js
12 9 (0.94%) XML
13 7 (0.73%) React
14 6 (0.63%) Jinja
14 6 (0.63%) LESS
15 5 (0.52%) Flash
15 5 (0.52%) Highcharts JS
16 4 (0.42%) ASP.NET
16 4 (0.42%) SOAP
16 4 (0.42%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 580 (60.61%) User Experience
2 118 (12.33%) Mobile App
3 43 (4.49%) Graphic Design
4 36 (3.76%) Social Media
5 27 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (2.09%) Fintech
7 14 (1.46%) Animation
8 13 (1.36%) Motion Graphics
9 9 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.84%) Derivative
10 8 (0.84%) Photography
11 7 (0.73%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.63%) Data Centre
12 6 (0.63%) Video Editing
13 5 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.52%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.42%) Blog
14 4 (0.42%) FMCG
14 4 (0.42%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 67 (7.00%) Apple iOS
2 61 (6.37%) Android
3 9 (0.94%) Unix
4 7 (0.73%) Linux
5 5 (0.52%) Windows
6 1 (0.10%) AIX
6 1 (0.10%) Solaris
6 1 (0.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (29.15%) Wireframes
3 245 (25.60%) Prototyping
4 97 (10.14%) Service Design
5 89 (9.30%) E-Commerce
5 89 (9.30%) Visualisation
6 85 (8.88%) Responsive Web Design
7 71 (7.42%) Typography
8 70 (7.31%) Data Visualisation
9 66 (6.90%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 64 (6.69%) Web Design
11 52 (5.43%) Scrum
12 49 (5.12%) Analytics
12 49 (5.12%) Rapid Prototyping
13 47 (4.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (4.81%) Front End Development
15 39 (4.08%) Information Architecture
15 39 (4.08%) Usability Testing
16 34 (3.55%) UX Design
17 30 (3.13%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 76 (7.94%) JavaScript
2 15 (1.57%) SQL
3 13 (1.36%) Java
4 10 (1.04%) Python
5 7 (0.73%) PHP
6 3 (0.31%) ActionScript
6 3 (0.31%) C
6 3 (0.31%) Perl
7 2 (0.21%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.21%) C#
8 1 (0.10%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.10%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.10%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.10%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.10%) R
8 1 (0.10%) Ruby
8 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.10%) XAML
Qualifications
1 69 (7.21%) Degree
2 65 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 53 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.52%) CCNP
5 5 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.42%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.31%) CCNA
7 3 (0.31%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.21%) CCIE
8 2 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.21%) MBA
9 1 (0.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.10%) ISEB
9 1 (0.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.10%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.88%) QA
2 8 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.21%) MiFID
3 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.10%) EMIR
4 1 (0.10%) GDPR
4 1 (0.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.10%) WAI
4 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.31%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.31%) Docker
2 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (0.31%) Rancher
2 2 (0.21%) Ambari
2 2 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.21%) SCCM
3 1 (0.10%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.10%) Ansible
3 1 (0.10%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.10%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.10%) Mesos
3 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.10%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.10%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.10%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 191 (19.96%) Adobe
2 22 (2.30%) Microsoft
3 15 (1.57%) Oracle
4 10 (1.04%) Cisco
5 9 (0.94%) SAP
5 9 (0.94%) ServiceNow
6 8 (0.84%) Google
7 7 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.63%) Apple
9 5 (0.52%) CheckPoint
9 5 (0.52%) Omniture
10 4 (0.42%) ATG
10 4 (0.42%) Facebook
10 4 (0.42%) IBM
10 4 (0.42%) Tableau
11 3 (0.31%) Fortinet
11 3 (0.31%) Guidewire
11 3 (0.31%) Informatica
11 3 (0.31%) JDA
11 3 (0.31%) RedPrairie