The median contractor rate for a Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 60 57 63
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 13 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.75% 1.35% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.41% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
Median daily rate £350 £575 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.13% +76.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £393
% change year-on-year +6.66% -4.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 692 709 800
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.26% 95.42% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 386 378
Median daily rate £410 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 17
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £9.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.15 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Milton Keynes

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Milton Keynes

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Milton Keynes

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Milton Keynes

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 19 (73.08%) User Experience
2 13 (50.00%) Finance
3 11 (42.31%) Android
3 11 (42.31%) Wireframes
3 11 (42.31%) Apple iOS
4 8 (30.77%) Mobile App
4 8 (30.77%) Android Development
4 8 (30.77%) iOS Development
4 8 (30.77%) Scrum
4 8 (30.77%) CSS
5 7 (26.92%) HTML
5 7 (26.92%) iPhone
5 7 (26.92%) Banking
5 7 (26.92%) iPad
6 6 (23.08%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Prototyping
7 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (15.38%) HTML5
9 3 (11.54%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (11.54%) Agile Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Sass
9 3 (11.54%) Data Visualisation
9 3 (11.54%) Visualisation
9 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
9 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
9 3 (11.54%) Spanish Language
9 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
9 3 (11.54%) Web Development
9 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
9 3 (11.54%) .NET

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Adobe Captivate
1 1 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Big Data
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) CSS
2 7 (26.92%) HTML
3 4 (15.38%) HTML5
4 3 (11.54%) .NET
4 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
4 3 (11.54%) Sass
5 1 (3.85%) CSS3
5 1 (3.85%) DHTML
5 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.85%) JSF
5 1 (3.85%) JSP
5 1 (3.85%) Spring
5 1 (3.85%) Struts
5 1 (3.85%) Struts2
5 1 (3.85%) Web Services
5 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (73.08%) User Experience
2 8 (30.77%) Mobile App
3 7 (26.92%) iPad
3 7 (26.92%) iPhone
4 3 (11.54%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (3.85%) e-Learning
5 1 (3.85%) Learning Management System
5 1 (3.85%) SCORM
5 1 (3.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Android
1 11 (42.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Wireframes
2 8 (30.77%) Android Development
2 8 (30.77%) iOS Development
2 8 (30.77%) Scrum
3 6 (23.08%) Exploratory Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) Prototyping
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (11.54%) Visualisation
5 3 (11.54%) Web Development
6 2 (7.69%) Business Development
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) Service Design
6 2 (7.69%) Service Management
7 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.85%) UML
7 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle