The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 105 145
Rank change year-on-year -21 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 420 484 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.05% 2.26% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 2.38% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 363 271
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.93% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £24.23 £42.60 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.11% +41.98%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £175.00 £21.84
% change year-on-year -87.14% +701.46%  

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 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 -10 53 £425 +6.25% 8
Uxbridge -6 3 - -
Westminster - 2 £475 -
Hillingdon -1 1 £375 -3.22%
Croydon -7 1 £488 +8.33%
Hounslow - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £423 -
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 461 (54.62%) User Experience
2 254 (30.09%) Wireframes
3 237 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
4 219 (25.95%) HTML
5 187 (22.16%) CSS
6 172 (20.38%) Adobe
6 172 (20.38%) Prototyping
7 129 (15.28%) Finance
8 128 (15.17%) Photoshop
9 98 (11.61%) Visualisation
10 88 (10.43%) HTML5
11 87 (10.31%) Axure RP
12 85 (10.07%) Data Visualisation
12 85 (10.07%) Degree
12 85 (10.07%) Marketing
12 85 (10.07%) JavaScript
13 84 (9.95%) Adobe Illustrator
14 82 (9.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 73 (8.65%) E-Commerce
15 73 (8.65%) Service Design
16 64 (7.58%) Retail
17 60 (7.11%) InVision
18 58 (6.87%) CSS3
19 56 (6.64%) Apple iOS
19 56 (6.64%) Mobile App
20 50 (5.92%) Android
21 48 (5.69%) Banking
21 48 (5.69%) Web Design
21 48 (5.69%) Scrum
21 48 (5.69%) Responsive Web Design

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 22 (2.61%) CMS
2 17 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.07%) Confluence
4 5 (0.59%) Marvel
5 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.36%) SAS
6 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.24%) Drupal
7 2 (0.24%) JBoss
7 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle UPK
8 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 128 (15.17%) Photoshop
2 84 (9.95%) Adobe Illustrator
3 82 (9.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 60 (7.11%) InVision
5 29 (3.44%) OmniGraffle
6 22 (2.61%) InDesign
7 14 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
8 13 (1.54%) MS Visio
8 13 (1.54%) UXPin
9 12 (1.42%) Adobe After Effects
9 12 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 8 (0.95%) AutoCAD
11 7 (0.83%) Fireworks
12 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
13 5 (0.59%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (0.59%) CINEMA 4D
13 5 (0.59%) Pixate
14 4 (0.47%) Camtasia
15 3 (0.36%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.36%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 6 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.36%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.12%) FastStats
4 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) Maximo
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.12%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 12 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.95%) GitHub
4 6 (0.71%) Office 365
5 5 (0.59%) Basecamp
6 4 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.36%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.36%) SaaS
7 3 (0.36%) Slack
7 3 (0.36%) Trello
8 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) IaaS
9 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.54%) Firewall
2 12 (1.42%) Internet
3 10 (1.18%) MPLS
4 8 (0.95%) WAN
5 7 (0.83%) BGP
5 7 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (0.83%) LAN
6 6 (0.71%) OSPF
6 6 (0.71%) Wireless
7 5 (0.59%) Network Security
7 5 (0.59%) WLAN
8 4 (0.47%) Intranet
8 4 (0.47%) VPN
8 4 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.36%) DNS
9 3 (0.36%) IPv4
9 3 (0.36%) IPv6
9 3 (0.36%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.36%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.54%) Adabas
3 10 (1.18%) Big Data
4 7 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.59%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.47%) DB2
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.36%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.36%) Hazelcast
7 3 (0.36%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.36%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 87 (10.31%) Axure RP
2 21 (2.49%) JIRA
3 17 (2.01%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 16 (1.90%) Dreamweaver
5 14 (1.66%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.95%) Subversion
7 5 (0.59%) Maven
8 4 (0.47%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.36%) ERwin
9 3 (0.36%) Hudson
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.24%) PowerBuilder
10 2 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.12%) Ant
11 1 (0.12%) JUnit
11 1 (0.12%) ProtoShare
11 1 (0.12%) Toad
11 1 (0.12%) Xcode
General
1 129 (15.28%) Finance
2 85 (10.07%) Marketing
3 64 (7.58%) Retail
4 48 (5.69%) Banking
5 41 (4.86%) Telecoms
6 28 (3.32%) Publishing
7 23 (2.73%) Legal
8 12 (1.42%) Games
8 12 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.95%) Electronics
11 6 (0.71%) Advertising
11 6 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.59%) Back Office
12 5 (0.59%) Law
13 4 (0.47%) Front Office
13 4 (0.47%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.36%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.24%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (25.95%) HTML
2 187 (22.16%) CSS
3 88 (10.43%) HTML5
4 58 (6.87%) CSS3
5 20 (2.37%) Flash
6 17 (2.01%) jQuery
7 16 (1.90%) AngularJS
8 15 (1.78%) Material Design
8 15 (1.78%) Web Services
9 14 (1.66%) .NET
10 12 (1.42%) Ajax
11 10 (1.18%) Apache Flex
11 10 (1.18%) Framer.js
12 8 (0.95%) Sass
13 7 (0.83%) D3.js
13 7 (0.83%) DHTML
14 6 (0.71%) Spring
15 5 (0.59%) J2EE
15 5 (0.59%) Node.js
15 5 (0.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 461 (54.62%) User Experience
2 56 (6.64%) Mobile App
3 36 (4.27%) Graphic Design
4 33 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (2.96%) Social Media
6 18 (2.13%) e-Learning
7 17 (2.01%) Mainframe
8 15 (1.78%) Fintech
9 14 (1.66%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.54%) Animation
10 13 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (1.42%) Replication
12 10 (1.18%) W3C
13 7 (0.83%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.71%) Derivative
14 6 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.71%) Interactive TV
14 6 (0.71%) iPad
14 6 (0.71%) Motion Graphics
15 5 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (6.64%) Apple iOS
2 50 (5.92%) Android
3 16 (1.90%) Windows
4 12 (1.42%) Linux
5 8 (0.95%) Unix
6 4 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.12%) AIX
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (30.09%) Wireframes
2 237 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (20.38%) Prototyping
4 98 (11.61%) Visualisation
5 85 (10.07%) Data Visualisation
6 73 (8.65%) E-Commerce
6 73 (8.65%) Service Design
7 48 (5.69%) Responsive Web Design
7 48 (5.69%) Scrum
7 48 (5.69%) Typography
7 48 (5.69%) Web Design
8 40 (4.74%) Rapid Prototyping
9 37 (4.38%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 35 (4.15%) Analytics
11 34 (4.03%) Usability Testing
12 33 (3.91%) Migration
13 30 (3.55%) SEO
14 29 (3.44%) UX Design
15 27 (3.20%) Front End Development
15 27 (3.20%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (10.07%) JavaScript
2 40 (4.74%) Java
3 20 (2.37%) SQL
4 6 (0.71%) C#
5 4 (0.47%) C
5 4 (0.47%) PHP
5 4 (0.47%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.36%) ActionScript
6 3 (0.36%) Python
7 2 (0.24%) ABAP
7 2 (0.24%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.24%) Lisp
7 2 (0.24%) VB
8 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.12%) COBOL
8 1 (0.12%) ES6
8 1 (0.12%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.12%) Perl
8 1 (0.12%) R
8 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (10.07%) Degree
2 28 (3.32%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (1.54%) Master's Degree
5 12 (1.42%) CCNP
6 11 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.83%) CCIE
8 4 (0.47%) CCNA
9 3 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.24%) CCDP
10 2 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.12%) CCSP
11 1 (0.12%) CCVP
11 1 (0.12%) CISM
11 1 (0.12%) CISSP
11 1 (0.12%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.12%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.12%) OCP
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.49%) QA
2 7 (0.83%) WCAG
3 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.24%) GDPR
4 2 (0.24%) SEPA
5 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.12%) Docker
3 1 (0.12%) IAG
3 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.59%) FortiGate
2 4 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.36%) Kibana
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.24%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.24%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.24%) Puppet
5 1 (0.12%) Ansible
5 1 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.12%) Rancher
5 1 (0.12%) SCOM
5 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 172 (20.38%) Adobe
2 36 (4.27%) Microsoft
3 26 (3.08%) Oracle
4 23 (2.73%) Google
5 22 (2.61%) IBM
6 18 (2.13%) Cisco
7 17 (2.01%) SAP
8 13 (1.54%) Software AG
9 11 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.95%) Apple
11 6 (0.71%) Ab Initio
11 6 (0.71%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.71%) F5
11 6 (0.71%) VMware
11 6 (0.71%) WorldPay
12 5 (0.59%) Monetate
13 4 (0.47%) Cloudera
13 4 (0.47%) Informatica
13 4 (0.47%) Juniper
13 4 (0.47%) Palo Alto
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