The median contractor rate for a Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 29 18
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.31% 0.92% 5.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.39% 0.98% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 6
Median daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 118 204 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 97.52% 93.58% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 101 59
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

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 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 Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3 (75.00%) Validation
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Service Design
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) EPoS

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:

General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Service Design
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP