Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 128 107
Rank change year-on-year -12 -21 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 918 845 1,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.04% 2.12% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 2.23% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 571 777
London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
London median hourly rate £33.75 £24.23 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.29% - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +44.44% -18.18% +13.50%

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 42,664 37,891 41,728
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.06% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,827 26,989 30,072
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 484 524
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £18.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +16.60% -4.30%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.78 £46.75
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% -6.53% +14.29%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +4 204 £445 +4.71% 39
West London -9 56 £370 -4.33% 41
South London -24 32 £406 -21.69% 2
East London -8 16 £388 -7.74% 17
North London - 2 £313 - 3
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 567 (61.76%) User Experience
2 305 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
3 231 (25.16%) Wireframes
4 216 (23.53%) Finance
4 216 (23.53%) HTML
5 202 (22.00%) CSS
6 185 (20.15%) Adobe
7 167 (18.19%) Prototyping
8 131 (14.27%) InVision
9 130 (14.16%) Photoshop
10 106 (11.55%) Adobe Illustrator
11 102 (11.11%) Mobile App
12 93 (10.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 85 (9.26%) Axure RP
14 82 (8.93%) JavaScript
15 66 (7.19%) Service Design
16 64 (6.97%) Visualisation
17 62 (6.75%) Responsive Web Design
18 61 (6.64%) Degree
18 61 (6.64%) E-Commerce
19 60 (6.54%) Banking
19 60 (6.54%) Analytics
20 59 (6.43%) Typography
21 55 (5.99%) HTML5
22 53 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
23 52 (5.66%) Data Visualisation
23 52 (5.66%) Marketing
23 52 (5.66%) Retail
24 51 (5.56%) Security Cleared
25 50 (5.45%) 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 25 (2.72%) Marvel
2 13 (1.42%) CMS
3 12 (1.31%) Confluence
4 6 (0.65%) ArcGIS
4 6 (0.65%) Liferay
4 6 (0.65%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.54%) Apache
5 5 (0.54%) IIS
6 4 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.44%) JBoss
7 3 (0.33%) Mule
8 2 (0.22%) Eucalyptus
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.11%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 131 (14.27%) InVision
2 130 (14.16%) Photoshop
3 106 (11.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 93 (10.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 20 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (2.07%) InDesign
6 19 (2.07%) OmniGraffle
7 18 (1.96%) Adobe After Effects
8 11 (1.20%) AutoCAD
8 11 (1.20%) UXPin
9 10 (1.09%) Flinto
10 9 (0.98%) MS Visio
11 6 (0.65%) Adobe Premiere
11 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
12 4 (0.44%) CINEMA 4D
12 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
13 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.11%) SketchUp
14 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
1 2 (0.22%) SAP EHS
1 2 (0.22%) SAP MDG
1 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.22%) SAP PLM
2 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.11%) LexisNexis TimeMap
2 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 17 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.76%) SaaS
5 6 (0.65%) Basecamp
5 6 (0.65%) GitHub
6 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.33%) Serverless
8 2 (0.22%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.22%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.22%) npm
8 2 (0.22%) Office 365
9 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.09%) Internet
2 6 (0.65%) SAN
2 6 (0.65%) SMS
3 4 (0.44%) Intranet
3 4 (0.44%) LAN
3 4 (0.44%) WAN
4 3 (0.33%) Firewall
5 2 (0.22%) BGP
5 2 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.22%) HTTP
5 2 (0.22%) MPLS
5 2 (0.22%) Multicast
5 2 (0.22%) OSPF
5 2 (0.22%) Skype
5 2 (0.22%) VPLS
6 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.11%) VLAN
6 1 (0.11%) VoIP
6 1 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.53%) Big Data
2 11 (1.20%) GIS
2 11 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 9 (0.98%) Siebel EIM
3 9 (0.98%) SQL Server
4 7 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.65%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.54%) Blockchain
6 5 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.33%) CouchDB
8 3 (0.33%) MarkLogic
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.33%) QlikView
9 2 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
9 2 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.22%) KDB
9 2 (0.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 85 (9.26%) Axure RP
2 21 (2.29%) JIRA
3 18 (1.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 10 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
5 7 (0.76%) Subversion
6 4 (0.44%) Jasmine
6 4 (0.44%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (0.44%) Protractor
6 4 (0.44%) Toad
7 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Code
7 2 (0.22%) webpack
7 2 (0.22%) Xcode
8 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.11%) JUnit
8 1 (0.11%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 216 (23.53%) Finance
2 60 (6.54%) Banking
3 52 (5.66%) Marketing
3 52 (5.66%) Retail
4 42 (4.58%) Publishing
5 28 (3.05%) Advertising
6 23 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.74%) Legal
8 13 (1.42%) Billing
8 13 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.42%) Games
9 12 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.98%) Law
11 8 (0.87%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.54%) Front Office
13 4 (0.44%) Brand Awareness
13 4 (0.44%) German Language
14 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.22%) Automotive
15 2 (0.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (23.53%) HTML
2 202 (22.00%) CSS
3 55 (5.99%) HTML5
4 34 (3.70%) CSS3
5 18 (1.96%) AngularJS
6 15 (1.63%) Sass
6 15 (1.63%) Web Services
7 14 (1.53%) Material Design
8 11 (1.20%) J2EE
8 11 (1.20%) SVG
9 10 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (0.98%) Flash
10 9 (0.98%) jQuery
11 8 (0.87%) .NET
11 8 (0.87%) JSON
11 8 (0.87%) Middleware
11 8 (0.87%) React
12 7 (0.76%) RESTful
13 6 (0.65%) Framer.js
14 5 (0.54%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 567 (61.76%) User Experience
2 102 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 50 (5.45%) Fintech
4 40 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (4.03%) Graphic Design
6 35 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (2.72%) Animation
8 18 (1.96%) Social Media
9 16 (1.74%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.98%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.87%) W3C
13 7 (0.76%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.65%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.65%) Taxonomies
15 5 (0.54%) Clustering
15 5 (0.54%) Motion Graphics
15 5 (0.54%) Photography
15 5 (0.54%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 50 (5.45%) Apple iOS
2 47 (5.12%) Android
3 15 (1.63%) Linux
4 12 (1.31%) Unix
4 12 (1.31%) Windows
5 7 (0.76%) Solaris
6 4 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (25.16%) Wireframes
3 167 (18.19%) Prototyping
4 66 (7.19%) Service Design
5 64 (6.97%) Visualisation
6 62 (6.75%) Responsive Web Design
7 61 (6.64%) E-Commerce
8 60 (6.54%) Analytics
9 59 (6.43%) Typography
10 53 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
11 52 (5.66%) Data Visualisation
12 49 (5.34%) Collaborative Working
12 49 (5.34%) Front End Development
13 46 (5.01%) Scrum
14 45 (4.90%) Rapid Prototyping
15 41 (4.47%) B2B
16 34 (3.70%) Information Architecture
17 31 (3.38%) Mentoring
17 31 (3.38%) UX Design
17 31 (3.38%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 82 (8.93%) JavaScript
2 27 (2.94%) Java
3 12 (1.31%) SQL
4 6 (0.65%) PHP
4 6 (0.65%) Python
5 4 (0.44%) TypeScript
6 3 (0.33%) ES6
6 3 (0.33%) JSX
7 2 (0.22%) ABAP
7 2 (0.22%) C#
7 2 (0.22%) CoffeeScript
7 2 (0.22%) Java 8
7 2 (0.22%) Scala
8 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.11%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.11%) Ruby
8 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.11%) U-SQL
8 1 (0.11%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 61 (6.64%) Degree
2 51 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 4 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.44%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.33%) CCA
7 3 (0.33%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.22%) CCNA
8 2 (0.22%) CCSA
8 2 (0.22%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.22%) CISM
8 2 (0.22%) CISSP
8 2 (0.22%) MCSE
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.05%) QA
2 8 (0.87%) WCAG
3 4 (0.44%) GCP
3 4 (0.44%) GDPR
3 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.44%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
4 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.44%) XenApp
3 4 (0.44%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.22%) Ceph
4 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.22%) KVM
5 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.11%) Ambari
2 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 185 (20.15%) Adobe
2 18 (1.96%) Microsoft
2 18 (1.96%) Oracle
3 17 (1.85%) SAP
4 11 (1.20%) Citrix
5 10 (1.09%) Siebel
6 9 (0.98%) Apple
6 9 (0.98%) Google
6 9 (0.98%) MuleSoft
6 9 (0.98%) VMware
7 5 (0.54%) Cisco
7 5 (0.54%) ESRI
7 5 (0.54%) Facebook
7 5 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.54%) Tableau
8 4 (0.44%) CheckPoint
8 4 (0.44%) JDA
8 4 (0.44%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.44%) RedPrairie
8 4 (0.44%) Twitter