The median contractor rate for a Technical Designer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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.

Technical Designer
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 414 440
Rank change year-on-year -7 +26  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Designer 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.014% 0.019% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.020% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £500 £525 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +61.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £475 £375
% change year-on-year -2.63% +26.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
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 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Technical Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Designer in London

Technical Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Designer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Designer in London

Technical Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Designer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Designer in London

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Technical 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 Technical Designer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) PowerBuilder
2 2 (40.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) zOS
3 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (20.00%) DRM
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) AS400
3 1 (20.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (20.00%) VMware

Technical 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) PowerBuilder
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) iSeries
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) AIX
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (20.00%) DRM
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) IAG
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) VMware