Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 97 87 133
Rank change year-on-year -10 +46 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 1,057 729 421
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.74% 2.99% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.95% 3.22% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 505 312
10th Percentile £371 £311 £263
25th Percentile £457 £385 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% +11.76% -3.95%
75th Percentile £613 £563 £500
90th Percentile £688 £601 £538
England median daily rate £525 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +16.67% +4.65% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 5
10th Percentile £26.25 - £33.00
25th Percentile £28.25 £31.43 £45.00
Median hourly rate £43.50 £36.50 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.18% -21.51% +200.00%
75th Percentile £62.60 £45.63 £48.00
90th Percentile £66.50 £54.00 £52.80
England median hourly rate £43.50 £21.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year +102.33% -53.76% +25.68%

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 35,855 22,628 18,597
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 92.80% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,303 16,319 13,446
10th Percentile £375 £338 £306
25th Percentile £465 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £681 £625 £610
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 228 241
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.51 £13.71
25th Percentile £22.29 £20.62 £17.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.18 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.27% +24.70% +23.00%
75th Percentile £49.25 £52.38 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.23 £66.50 £56.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in London

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Designer in London.

Daily rate trend for Designer in London

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Designer in London over the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Designer in London

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Designer in London.

Hourly rate trend for Designer in London

Designer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Designer in London over the 6 months to 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +2 115 £575 +27.78% 29
West London -11 9 £456 +21.67% 5
East London -5 4 £600 +107.61% 7
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, Designer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 604 (57.14%) User Experience
2 501 (47.40%) UX Design
3 439 (41.53%) Agile
4 278 (26.30%) Prototyping
5 268 (25.35%) User Research
6 248 (23.46%) Figma
7 235 (22.23%) Wireframes
8 232 (21.95%) Service Design
9 220 (20.81%) Interaction Design
10 192 (18.16%) Social Skills
11 184 (17.41%) Sketch
12 183 (17.31%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 182 (17.22%) Finance
14 177 (16.75%) Adobe
15 138 (13.06%) Accessibility
16 111 (10.50%) Workshop Facilitation
17 109 (10.31%) InVision
18 105 (9.93%) Public Sector
19 101 (9.56%) Axure RP
20 96 (9.08%) Degree
21 95 (8.99%) UX Research
22 92 (8.70%) HTML
23 82 (7.76%) Retail
24 81 (7.66%) Banking
24 81 (7.66%) Mobile App
24 81 (7.66%) Usability Testing
25 73 (6.91%) CSS
26 71 (6.72%) Scrum
26 71 (6.72%) Design Thinking
27 67 (6.34%) Analytics

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 33 (3.12%) Confluence
2 28 (2.65%) CMS
3 26 (2.46%) OpenEdge
4 5 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.47%) WordPress
5 4 (0.38%) Drupal
5 4 (0.38%) Moodle
6 2 (0.19%) Appian
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.095%) Apache
7 1 (0.095%) CICS
7 1 (0.095%) SAS
7 1 (0.095%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.095%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 184 (17.41%) Sketch
2 109 (10.31%) InVision
3 66 (6.24%) Adobe XD
4 49 (4.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 47 (4.45%) Photoshop
6 37 (3.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 37 (3.50%) Zeplin
7 21 (1.99%) Marvel
8 16 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 13 (1.23%) InDesign
11 12 (1.14%) Adobe After Effects
12 9 (0.85%) UserZoom
13 7 (0.66%) Adobe Premiere
14 6 (0.57%) Adobe Captivate
15 4 (0.38%) Camtasia
15 4 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.38%) Snagit
16 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
16 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.19%) Shopify
3 1 (0.095%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.095%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 248 (23.46%) Figma
2 39 (3.69%) Azure
3 38 (3.60%) Miro
4 29 (2.74%) SaaS
5 26 (2.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 23 (2.18%) AWS
7 12 (1.14%) GitHub
7 12 (1.14%) Microsoft 365
8 8 (0.76%) GCP
8 8 (0.76%) Snowflake
9 6 (0.57%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.47%) Collibra
10 5 (0.47%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.38%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.38%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.28%) Power Automate
12 3 (0.28%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.51%) Internet
2 9 (0.85%) Firewall
3 4 (0.38%) Broadband
3 4 (0.38%) LAN
3 4 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (0.28%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (0.28%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (0.28%) Network Security
4 3 (0.28%) SD-WAN
4 3 (0.28%) WAN
4 3 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.28%) Wireless
4 3 (0.28%) WLAN
5 2 (0.19%) 2G
5 2 (0.19%) DNS
6 1 (0.095%) BGP
6 1 (0.095%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.095%) Intranet
6 1 (0.095%) MPLS
6 1 (0.095%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (1.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.66%) Data Vault
2 7 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (0.38%) Data Mart
5 4 (0.38%) Metadata
5 4 (0.38%) Qlik Sense
5 4 (0.38%) QlikView
5 4 (0.38%) Snowflake Schema
5 4 (0.38%) Tableau
6 3 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.19%) Big Data
7 2 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.19%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.095%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.095%) DB2
8 1 (0.095%) GIS
Development Applications
1 101 (9.56%) Axure RP
2 49 (4.64%) JIRA
3 7 (0.66%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.28%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.19%) Balsamiq
5 2 (0.19%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.19%) Grunt
5 2 (0.19%) gulp
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.19%) webpack
6 1 (0.095%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.095%) ESLint
6 1 (0.095%) GitLab
6 1 (0.095%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 192 (18.16%) Social Skills
2 182 (17.22%) Finance
3 105 (9.93%) Public Sector
4 82 (7.76%) Retail
5 81 (7.66%) Banking
6 52 (4.92%) Presentation Skills
7 45 (4.26%) Marketing
8 40 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
9 36 (3.41%) Legal
9 36 (3.41%) Telecoms
10 25 (2.37%) Retail Banking
11 22 (2.08%) Publishing
12 15 (1.42%) Investment Banking
12 15 (1.42%) Multimedia
13 13 (1.23%) Games
14 12 (1.14%) Influencing Skills
15 11 (1.04%) Back Office
15 11 (1.04%) Front Office
16 10 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
16 10 (0.95%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (8.70%) HTML
2 73 (6.91%) CSS
3 19 (1.80%) React
4 11 (1.04%) Node.js
5 10 (0.95%) HTML5
5 10 (0.95%) Material Design
5 10 (0.95%) REST
6 9 (0.85%) CSS3
7 7 (0.66%) .NET
8 6 (0.57%) ADO
9 5 (0.47%) JSON
9 5 (0.47%) OAuth
9 5 (0.47%) OAuth2
9 5 (0.47%) SailPoint
9 5 (0.47%) Web Services
9 5 (0.47%) XML
10 4 (0.38%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.38%) SOAP
10 4 (0.38%) Swagger
10 4 (0.38%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 604 (57.14%) User Experience
2 81 (7.66%) Mobile App
3 23 (2.18%) Social Media
4 21 (1.99%) Animation
5 19 (1.80%) Virtual Team
6 17 (1.61%) Graphic Design
7 16 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
9 11 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (0.95%) Renewable Energy
11 9 (0.85%) Data Centre
11 9 (0.85%) Hedge funds
11 9 (0.85%) Learning Management System
12 8 (0.76%) NHS
13 7 (0.66%) SCORM
14 6 (0.57%) Motion Graphics
15 5 (0.47%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.47%) W3C
16 4 (0.38%) Management Information System
16 4 (0.38%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 40 (3.78%) Apple iOS
2 38 (3.60%) Android
3 12 (1.14%) Windows
4 7 (0.66%) Linux
5 5 (0.47%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.095%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (47.40%) UX Design
2 439 (41.53%) Agile
3 278 (26.30%) Prototyping
4 268 (25.35%) User Research
5 235 (22.23%) Wireframes
6 232 (21.95%) Service Design
7 220 (20.81%) Interaction Design
8 183 (17.31%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 111 (10.50%) Workshop Facilitation
10 95 (8.99%) UX Research
11 81 (7.66%) Usability Testing
12 71 (6.72%) Design Thinking
12 71 (6.72%) Scrum
13 67 (6.34%) Analytics
14 65 (6.15%) Mentoring
14 65 (6.15%) Visualisation
15 63 (5.96%) Journey Map
15 63 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
16 60 (5.68%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 54 (5.11%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 48 (4.54%) JavaScript
2 16 (1.51%) SQL
3 12 (1.14%) Java
3 12 (1.14%) TypeScript
4 8 (0.76%) Python
5 6 (0.57%) C#
5 6 (0.57%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.19%) C
7 1 (0.095%) COBOL
7 1 (0.095%) Gremlin
7 1 (0.095%) Groovy
7 1 (0.095%) JCL
7 1 (0.095%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.095%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 96 (9.08%) Degree
2 59 (5.58%) Security Cleared
3 53 (5.01%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
4 8 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.28%) CCIE
5 3 (0.28%) CCNP
5 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.28%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.095%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.095%) ISEB
7 1 (0.095%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (13.06%) Accessibility
2 46 (4.35%) WCAG
3 30 (2.84%) QA
4 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.095%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.095%) GDPR
5 1 (0.095%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.095%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.095%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.76%) Docker
3 7 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.57%) vSphere
5 5 (0.47%) BitLocker
5 5 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.19%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.095%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (1.14%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.28%) Terraform
5 2 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.19%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.19%) vRealize
5 2 (0.19%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.095%) Ansible
6 1 (0.095%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.095%) Puppet
6 1 (0.095%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 177 (16.75%) Adobe
2 63 (5.96%) Microsoft
3 35 (3.31%) Progress
4 26 (2.46%) Google
5 12 (1.14%) Cisco
6 11 (1.04%) Oracle
7 10 (0.95%) hybris
8 8 (0.76%) BT
8 8 (0.76%) ServiceNow
9 7 (0.66%) VMware
10 6 (0.57%) CheckPoint
10 6 (0.57%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.47%) Citrix
11 5 (0.47%) Okta
11 5 (0.47%) Palo Alto
11 5 (0.47%) SAP
12 4 (0.38%) Avid
13 3 (0.28%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.28%) Facebook
13 3 (0.28%) Sitecore