Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 22 November 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 > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 82 88
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 176 247 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.14% 2.52% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 2.65% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 142 110
Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £313 £307 £106
90th Percentile £500 £550 £475
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Midlands median hourly rate £26.75 £20.75 £23.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.92% -11.27% +5.10%
10th Percentile £23.30 £16.63 £16.18
90th Percentile £29.80 £30.13 £26.59
England median hourly rate £23.00 £34.99 £22.00
% change year-on-year -34.26% +59.03% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7791 9337 7943
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 95.39% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4871 5674 4591
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £231 £215
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 370 453
Midlands median hourly rate £15.55 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the Midlands

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in the Midlands

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in the Midlands

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in the Midlands

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
West Midlands -7 117 £417 +4.13% 25
East Midlands -30 57 £363 -14.71% 10
Designer
England

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Midlands region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 87 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (41.48%) User Experience
3 60 (34.09%) HTML
4 51 (28.98%) CSS
5 34 (19.32%) Wireframes
6 32 (18.18%) Prototyping
7 29 (16.48%) Web Design
7 29 (16.48%) Publishing
8 27 (15.34%) Service Design
9 22 (12.50%) SEO
9 22 (12.50%) Degree
10 21 (11.93%) JavaScript
11 20 (11.36%) Analytics
12 19 (10.80%) Photoshop
12 19 (10.80%) Adobe Illustrator
13 18 (10.23%) Legal
13 18 (10.23%) SQL
13 18 (10.23%) Mobile App
14 17 (9.66%) Collaborative Working
15 16 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 16 (9.09%) Adobe
16 14 (7.95%) Oracle
16 14 (7.95%) Axure RP
16 14 (7.95%) Rapid Prototyping
16 14 (7.95%) jQuery
17 13 (7.39%) .NET
17 13 (7.39%) Front End Development
18 12 (6.82%) C#
18 12 (6.82%) Internet
18 12 (6.82%) Scrum

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 5 (2.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.27%) Apache
2 4 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.14%) CMS
3 2 (1.14%) JBoss
3 2 (1.14%) ThingWorx
3 2 (1.14%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.57%) Confluence
4 1 (0.57%) Drupal
4 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (10.80%) Adobe Illustrator
1 19 (10.80%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (2.84%) InVision
3 5 (2.84%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (1.70%) InDesign
5 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.57%) CATIA
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.57%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.84%) SaaS
3 4 (2.27%) G Suite
4 3 (1.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.57%) GitHub
5 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.57%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.57%) npm
5 1 (0.57%) Slack
5 1 (0.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.82%) Internet
2 4 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (2.27%) DNS
2 4 (2.27%) Network Security
2 4 (2.27%) SAN
3 3 (1.70%) HTTP
3 3 (1.70%) LAN
3 3 (1.70%) SMTP
3 3 (1.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.14%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.57%) DHCP
5 1 (0.57%) SMS
5 1 (0.57%) WAN
5 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.68%) Oracle Database
2 9 (5.11%) MySQL
3 8 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (3.41%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.84%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.70%) Big Data
6 3 (1.70%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.14%) DB2
7 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (7.95%) Axure RP
2 6 (3.41%) JIRA
3 4 (2.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.57%) Bower
4 1 (0.57%) Grunt
4 1 (0.57%) gulp
4 1 (0.57%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.57%) JSUnit
4 1 (0.57%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.57%) Protractor
4 1 (0.57%) Selenium
4 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.57%) webpack
General
1 29 (16.48%) Publishing
2 18 (10.23%) Legal
3 12 (6.82%) Banking
4 10 (5.68%) Finance
5 7 (3.98%) Retail
6 6 (3.41%) Marketing
7 4 (2.27%) Games
8 3 (1.70%) Automotive
9 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.57%) Advertising
10 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (34.09%) HTML
2 51 (28.98%) CSS
3 14 (7.95%) jQuery
4 13 (7.39%) .NET
5 10 (5.68%) HTML5
5 10 (5.68%) WCF
5 10 (5.68%) WPF
6 9 (5.11%) RESTful
7 7 (3.98%) CSS3
8 6 (3.41%) Web Services
9 5 (2.84%) React
10 3 (1.70%) LESS
10 3 (1.70%) Middleware
10 3 (1.70%) Sass
11 2 (1.14%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.14%) JMS
11 2 (1.14%) Rendezvous
11 2 (1.14%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (41.48%) User Experience
2 18 (10.23%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.68%) Social Media
4 6 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.41%) Animation
5 5 (2.84%) Graphic Design
6 4 (2.27%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.70%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.14%) BBC
8 2 (1.14%) SCADA
9 1 (0.57%) FMCG
9 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.57%) Photography
9 1 (0.57%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.11%) Unix
2 7 (3.98%) Linux
2 7 (3.98%) Windows
3 4 (2.27%) Android
3 4 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.14%) AIX
4 2 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (49.43%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (19.32%) Wireframes
3 32 (18.18%) Prototyping
4 29 (16.48%) Web Design
5 27 (15.34%) Service Design
6 22 (12.50%) SEO
7 20 (11.36%) Analytics
8 17 (9.66%) Collaborative Working
9 16 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 14 (7.95%) Rapid Prototyping
11 13 (7.39%) Front End Development
12 12 (6.82%) Scrum
13 11 (6.25%) Usability Testing
13 11 (6.25%) User Stories
14 10 (5.68%) CRM
14 10 (5.68%) Web Analytics
15 8 (4.55%) Web Application Development
15 8 (4.55%) Workflow
16 7 (3.98%) Open Source
16 7 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.93%) JavaScript
2 18 (10.23%) SQL
3 12 (6.82%) C#
4 9 (5.11%) Java
5 8 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.27%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.70%) Perl
7 3 (1.70%) PHP
7 3 (1.70%) Python
7 3 (1.70%) Ruby
7 3 (1.70%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.14%) VBA
9 1 (0.57%) C
9 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (12.50%) Degree
2 7 (3.98%) SC Cleared
2 7 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.70%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.70%) Ansible
1 3 (1.70%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.70%) Mesos
1 3 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.14%) SCCM
2 2 (1.14%) SCOM
2 2 (1.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (9.09%) Adobe
2 14 (7.95%) Oracle
3 11 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.41%) Cisco
5 5 (2.84%) Google
6 4 (2.27%) Juniper
7 3 (1.70%) HP
7 3 (1.70%) Teradata
8 2 (1.14%) Citrix
8 2 (1.14%) IBM
8 2 (1.14%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.14%) Splunk
8 2 (1.14%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.14%) VMware
9 1 (0.57%) ClickTale
9 1 (0.57%) SAP