Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £421 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 109 120
Rank change year-on-year -21 +11 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 986 975 896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.12% 2.34% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 2.46% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 648 658
London median daily rate £421 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.31% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 8
London median hourly rate £23.00 £37.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.84% +52.58% -19.17%
10th Percentile £16.05 £30.39 £16.15
90th Percentile £33.80 £45.54 £50.99
England median hourly rate £22.25 £31.88 £26.00
% change year-on-year -30.20% +22.60% +15.56%

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 43,998 39,614 41,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.95% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,007 28,253 29,357
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £640 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 557 638
London median hourly rate £19.57 £20.67 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +8.79% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

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 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -10 150 £425 +6.25% 50
West London +20 75 £350 +7.69% 63
South London 0 61 £500 - 5
East London -15 6 £385 -28.37% 11
North London - 4 £246 - 5
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 561 (56.90%) User Experience
2 374 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (27.28%) HTML
4 264 (26.77%) Wireframes
5 241 (24.44%) Prototyping
6 239 (24.24%) CSS
7 198 (20.08%) Adobe
8 191 (19.37%) Finance
9 154 (15.62%) Photoshop
10 138 (14.00%) InVision
11 124 (12.58%) Mobile App
12 121 (12.27%) Adobe Illustrator
13 107 (10.85%) Axure RP
14 98 (9.94%) Service Design
15 97 (9.84%) Banking
16 87 (8.82%) JavaScript
17 85 (8.62%) E-Commerce
18 79 (8.01%) Responsive Web Design
18 79 (8.01%) Security Cleared
18 79 (8.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 74 (7.51%) Marketing
20 70 (7.10%) Visualisation
21 64 (6.49%) Apple iOS
22 60 (6.09%) SC Cleared
22 60 (6.09%) Web Design
22 60 (6.09%) Typography
23 58 (5.88%) Android
23 58 (5.88%) HTML5
24 57 (5.78%) Scrum
25 56 (5.68%) High-Fidelity Prototypes

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 (2.84%) Marvel
2 20 (2.03%) CMS
3 13 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.12%) Confluence
5 5 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.20%) Ethereum
7 2 (0.20%) Eucalyptus
7 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.10%) Apache
8 1 (0.10%) CICS
8 1 (0.10%) IIS
8 1 (0.10%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 154 (15.62%) Photoshop
2 138 (14.00%) InVision
3 121 (12.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 79 (8.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 23 (2.33%) Flinto
5 23 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (2.33%) OmniGraffle
6 21 (2.13%) InDesign
7 20 (2.03%) Adobe After Effects
8 18 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (1.01%) Adobe Premiere
9 10 (1.01%) MS Visio
10 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
10 9 (0.91%) UXPin
11 8 (0.81%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.51%) SketchUp
13 3 (0.30%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.20%) Unica
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
3 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 17 (1.72%) GitHub
3 16 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.62%) Slack
4 7 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.71%) SaaS
5 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.30%) IaaS
5 3 (0.30%) Office 365
5 3 (0.30%) Trello
6 2 (0.20%) Basecamp
6 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.10%) Boomi
7 1 (0.10%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.10%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.65%) Internet
2 10 (1.01%) Firewall
3 8 (0.81%) BGP
4 7 (0.71%) Intranet
4 7 (0.71%) OSPF
5 6 (0.61%) VPN
6 5 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (0.51%) MPLS
7 4 (0.41%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.30%) HSRP
8 3 (0.30%) IPsec
8 3 (0.30%) Junos
8 3 (0.30%) LAN
8 3 (0.30%) Network Security
8 3 (0.30%) WAN
8 3 (0.30%) xDSL
9 2 (0.20%) EIGRP
9 2 (0.20%) Multicast
9 2 (0.20%) VPLS
9 2 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (0.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.61%) Big Data
3 3 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (0.30%) Spatial Data
4 2 (0.20%) Apache Hive
4 2 (0.20%) DB2
4 2 (0.20%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.20%) Power BI
4 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.20%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.10%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.10%) MySQL
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 107 (10.85%) Axure RP
2 27 (2.74%) JIRA
3 19 (1.93%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 7 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
4 7 (0.71%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.30%) Subversion
6 2 (0.20%) ProtoShare
6 2 (0.20%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.10%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.10%) XMLSpy
General
1 191 (19.37%) Finance
2 97 (9.84%) Banking
3 74 (7.51%) Marketing
4 53 (5.38%) Retail
5 51 (5.17%) Publishing
6 37 (3.75%) Telecoms
7 23 (2.33%) Advertising
8 15 (1.52%) Games
9 11 (1.12%) Law
10 9 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.71%) German Language
12 7 (0.71%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.61%) Billing
13 6 (0.61%) Legal
14 5 (0.51%) Back Office
14 5 (0.51%) French Language
14 5 (0.51%) Local Government
14 5 (0.51%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.41%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (27.28%) HTML
2 239 (24.24%) CSS
3 58 (5.88%) HTML5
4 42 (4.26%) CSS3
5 18 (1.83%) Web Services
6 17 (1.72%) jQuery
7 16 (1.62%) Material Design
7 16 (1.62%) Sass
7 16 (1.62%) XML
8 13 (1.32%) SOAP
9 11 (1.12%) XSLT
10 10 (1.01%) AngularJS
11 9 (0.91%) Framer.js
12 8 (0.81%) LESS
13 6 (0.61%) .NET
13 6 (0.61%) Jinja
14 5 (0.51%) Highcharts JS
14 5 (0.51%) React
14 5 (0.51%) REST
14 5 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 561 (56.90%) User Experience
2 124 (12.58%) Mobile App
3 43 (4.36%) Graphic Design
4 39 (3.96%) Social Media
5 27 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.13%) Animation
8 19 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.93%) Fintech
9 12 (1.22%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.01%) Data Structures
11 9 (0.91%) Computer Science
11 9 (0.91%) Video Editing
12 8 (0.81%) Motion Graphics
12 8 (0.81%) Photography
13 7 (0.71%) RIA
13 7 (0.71%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.71%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.61%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 64 (6.49%) Apple iOS
2 58 (5.88%) Android
3 9 (0.91%) Windows
4 7 (0.71%) Linux
5 6 (0.61%) Unix
6 1 (0.10%) AIX
6 1 (0.10%) Solaris
6 1 (0.10%) SUSE
6 1 (0.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (26.77%) Wireframes
3 241 (24.44%) Prototyping
4 98 (9.94%) Service Design
5 85 (8.62%) E-Commerce
6 79 (8.01%) Responsive Web Design
7 70 (7.10%) Visualisation
8 60 (6.09%) Typography
8 60 (6.09%) Web Design
9 57 (5.78%) Scrum
10 56 (5.68%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
11 54 (5.48%) Rapid Prototyping
12 50 (5.07%) Data Visualisation
12 50 (5.07%) Information Architecture
13 49 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 48 (4.87%) Front End Development
15 45 (4.56%) Usability Testing
16 41 (4.16%) Analytics
17 33 (3.35%) Collaborative Working
18 31 (3.14%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 87 (8.82%) JavaScript
2 23 (2.33%) SQL
3 17 (1.72%) Java
4 8 (0.81%) PHP
5 7 (0.71%) Python
6 3 (0.30%) C
7 2 (0.20%) C#
8 1 (0.10%) C++
8 1 (0.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.10%) Perl
8 1 (0.10%) Ruby
8 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.10%) XAML
Qualifications
1 79 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 60 (6.09%) SC Cleared
3 53 (5.38%) Degree
4 12 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.71%) CCNP
7 6 (0.61%) CCNA
7 6 (0.61%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.41%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.30%) CCDP
10 3 (0.30%) CCIE
10 3 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.30%) HP ASE
10 3 (0.30%) HPE ATP
10 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.20%) ISEB
11 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.20%) MBA
11 2 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.14%) QA
2 9 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.30%) WCAG
4 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.10%) GDPR
5 1 (0.10%) MiFID
5 1 (0.10%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.10%) SLA
5 1 (0.10%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (0.41%) XenApp
1 4 (0.41%) XenDesktop
2 3 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.30%) Docker
3 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.20%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 3 (0.30%) Rancher
1 3 (0.30%) SCCM
2 2 (0.20%) Ambari
2 2 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.10%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.10%) Ansible
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%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 198 (20.08%) Adobe
2 33 (3.35%) Microsoft
3 13 (1.32%) MuleSoft
3 13 (1.32%) Oracle
4 12 (1.22%) Cisco
4 12 (1.22%) Citrix
5 11 (1.12%) SAP
6 9 (0.91%) ServiceNow
7 8 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (0.71%) Facebook
9 6 (0.61%) CheckPoint
9 6 (0.61%) Juniper
9 6 (0.61%) Twitter
10 5 (0.51%) Google
11 4 (0.41%) HP
11 4 (0.41%) IBM
11 4 (0.41%) Omniture
12 3 (0.30%) Capita
12 3 (0.30%) Genesys
12 3 (0.30%) JDA