Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 135 102
Rank change year-on-year -4 -33 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 922 959 1,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.99% 2.05% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.15% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 710 756
London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £563 £575 £563
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 12
London median hourly rate £175.00 £23.62 £37.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +641.05% -36.19% +84.63%
10th Percentile £162.50 £17.70 £30.39
90th Percentile £187.50 £29.97 £46.34
England median hourly rate £39.38 £23.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +71.20% -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 43,859 44,521 43,096
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.96% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,651 32,245 30,669
London median daily rate £500 £490 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +7.69% +1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 558 561
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +4.00% +3.36%
10th Percentile £12.68 £12.50 £11.40
90th Percentile £54.24 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.23% +3.89% +1.21%

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 16 November 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
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 16 November 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 +15 203 £413 -2.94% 55
West London +1 70 £375 - 71
South London -38 24 £381 -23.75% 10
East London -16 12 £425 +21.43% 22
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 595 (64.53%) User Experience
2 329 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (27.66%) Wireframes
4 198 (21.48%) HTML
5 195 (21.15%) Prototyping
6 191 (20.72%) Finance
7 173 (18.76%) CSS
8 157 (17.03%) InVision
9 155 (16.81%) Adobe
10 141 (15.29%) Photoshop
11 130 (14.10%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 101 (10.95%) Axure RP
13 86 (9.33%) Mobile App
14 81 (8.79%) Analytics
14 81 (8.79%) Adobe Illustrator
15 80 (8.68%) Service Design
16 77 (8.35%) JavaScript
17 75 (8.13%) Retail
18 72 (7.81%) Scrum
19 71 (7.70%) Visualisation
19 71 (7.70%) Responsive Web Design
20 70 (7.59%) Marketing
21 69 (7.48%) E-Commerce
22 65 (7.05%) Collaborative Working
23 64 (6.94%) Banking
24 61 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
25 56 (6.07%) Degree
26 55 (5.97%) Publishing
27 54 (5.86%) HTML5
28 52 (5.64%) Adobe Creative Suite

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 28 (3.04%) Marvel
2 23 (2.49%) Confluence
3 17 (1.84%) CMS
4 11 (1.19%) Apache
5 10 (1.08%) IIS
6 5 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.43%) Mule
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.43%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.43%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.22%) WordPress
10 1 (0.11%) Drupal
10 1 (0.11%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.11%) nginx
10 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 157 (17.03%) InVision
2 141 (15.29%) Photoshop
3 81 (8.79%) Adobe Illustrator
4 52 (5.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 20 (2.17%) InDesign
6 19 (2.06%) Adobe After Effects
7 18 (1.95%) OmniGraffle
8 12 (1.30%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.87%) SketchUp
10 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 5 (0.54%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.54%) Flinto
11 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
12 4 (0.43%) UXPin
13 3 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.22%) Maya
14 2 (0.22%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 6 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.33%) Magento
3 3 (0.33%) Unica
4 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.22%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 18 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.19%) SaaS
4 10 (1.08%) Basecamp
5 9 (0.98%) Slack
6 8 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.54%) PaaS
8 4 (0.43%) Apigee
9 3 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.33%) GitHub
10 2 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.22%) IaaS
10 2 (0.22%) MailChimp
10 2 (0.22%) Office 365
10 2 (0.22%) Silverpop
11 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.30%) Internet
2 10 (1.08%) SAN
3 7 (0.76%) MPLS
4 5 (0.54%) Intranet
5 4 (0.43%) BGP
5 4 (0.43%) Multicast
6 3 (0.33%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.33%) OSPF
6 3 (0.33%) VPN
7 2 (0.22%) Firewall
7 2 (0.22%) LAN
7 2 (0.22%) Network Security
7 2 (0.22%) RIP
7 2 (0.22%) SMS
7 2 (0.22%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.22%) VPLS
8 1 (0.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.11%) HSRP
8 1 (0.11%) VLAN
8 1 (0.11%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 12 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.19%) Data Lake
5 10 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.76%) Big Data
7 7 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.33%) HDInsight
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.22%) Parquet
11 2 (0.22%) Presto
Development Applications
1 101 (10.95%) Axure RP
2 41 (4.45%) JIRA
3 20 (2.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 9 (0.98%) Subversion
5 7 (0.76%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (0.43%) Toad
8 3 (0.33%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.33%) Maven
8 3 (0.33%) Xcode
9 2 (0.22%) Selenium
9 2 (0.22%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.11%) git-flow
10 1 (0.11%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.11%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Blend
10 1 (0.11%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 191 (20.72%) Finance
2 75 (8.13%) Retail
3 70 (7.59%) Marketing
4 64 (6.94%) Banking
5 55 (5.97%) Publishing
6 34 (3.69%) Advertising
7 25 (2.71%) Legal
8 18 (1.95%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.52%) Games
10 14 (1.52%) Investment Banking
11 10 (1.08%) Law
12 8 (0.87%) Front Office
13 7 (0.76%) French Language
14 4 (0.43%) Billing
14 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.43%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.33%) Automotive
15 3 (0.33%) Back Office
15 3 (0.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (21.48%) HTML
2 173 (18.76%) CSS
3 54 (5.86%) HTML5
4 34 (3.69%) CSS3
5 17 (1.84%) D3.js
6 16 (1.74%) Middleware
7 14 (1.52%) Flash
7 14 (1.52%) J2EE
7 14 (1.52%) SVG
8 12 (1.30%) .NET
9 11 (1.19%) REST
10 10 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
11 9 (0.98%) AngularJS
12 8 (0.87%) Web Services
12 8 (0.87%) XML
13 7 (0.76%) React
13 7 (0.76%) Sass
14 6 (0.65%) JSON
14 6 (0.65%) Node.js
14 6 (0.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 595 (64.53%) User Experience
2 86 (9.33%) Mobile App
3 51 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (4.66%) Fintech
5 30 (3.25%) Animation
6 26 (2.82%) Social Media
7 18 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.84%) Graphic Design
9 15 (1.63%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.63%) Digital Media
10 11 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.19%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.19%) Photography
11 10 (1.08%) Clustering
11 10 (1.08%) Video on Demand
11 10 (1.08%) W3C
12 9 (0.98%) Interactive TV
13 8 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.76%) Computer Science
14 7 (0.76%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 50 (5.42%) Apple iOS
2 44 (4.77%) Android
3 18 (1.95%) Linux
4 17 (1.84%) Unix
5 13 (1.41%) Windows
6 11 (1.19%) Solaris
7 6 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (35.68%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (27.66%) Wireframes
3 195 (21.15%) Prototyping
4 130 (14.10%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 81 (8.79%) Analytics
6 80 (8.68%) Service Design
7 72 (7.81%) Scrum
8 71 (7.70%) Responsive Web Design
8 71 (7.70%) Visualisation
9 69 (7.48%) E-Commerce
10 65 (7.05%) Collaborative Working
11 61 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
12 49 (5.31%) Usability Testing
13 45 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 42 (4.56%) Data Visualisation
15 40 (4.34%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 37 (4.01%) Project Management
16 37 (4.01%) Workshop Facilitation
17 35 (3.80%) Typography
18 34 (3.69%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 77 (8.35%) JavaScript
2 23 (2.49%) Java
3 11 (1.19%) SQL
4 7 (0.76%) Python
5 6 (0.65%) PHP
6 4 (0.43%) Scala
6 4 (0.43%) TypeScript
7 3 (0.33%) C
7 3 (0.33%) C#
7 3 (0.33%) Ruby
7 3 (0.33%) XQuery
8 2 (0.22%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (0.22%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.22%) VBA
9 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.11%) C++
9 1 (0.11%) COBOL
9 1 (0.11%) Perl
9 1 (0.11%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 56 (6.07%) Degree
2 48 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 31 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.33%) CEH
8 3 (0.33%) CISM
8 3 (0.33%) CISSP
8 3 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.33%) SANS
9 2 (0.22%) CCA
9 2 (0.22%) CCIE
9 2 (0.22%) CCNP
9 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.11%) CCNA
10 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.25%) QA
2 15 (1.63%) WCAG
3 5 (0.54%) GDPR
4 3 (0.33%) SLA
5 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.11%) IFRS
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.11%) MiFID
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.11%) SEPA
5 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.11%) Docker
4 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.33%) Terraform
3 2 (0.22%) Ansible
3 2 (0.22%) Salt
4 1 (0.11%) Consul
4 1 (0.11%) Kibana
4 1 (0.11%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.11%) logstash
4 1 (0.11%) OPNET
4 1 (0.11%) Puppet
4 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 155 (16.81%) Adobe
2 29 (3.15%) Oracle
3 20 (2.17%) SAP
4 19 (2.06%) Microsoft
5 14 (1.52%) VMware
6 13 (1.41%) Google
7 10 (1.08%) MuleSoft
8 8 (0.87%) Tableau
9 7 (0.76%) IBM
10 6 (0.65%) Cisco
10 6 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.43%) ATG
11 4 (0.43%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.33%) ArcSight
12 3 (0.33%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.33%) Facebook
12 3 (0.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 3 (0.33%) Splunk
13 2 (0.22%) CA Agile Central
13 2 (0.22%) ServiceNow