The median contractor rate for a Designer was £353 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 27 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.

Designer
England / North East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 119 31
Rank change year-on-year +82 -88  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 21 11 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.69% 0.67% 5.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.93% 0.76% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 23
Median daily rate £353 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.87% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £512 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.76 £175.00 £21.84
% change year-on-year -81.28% +701.46%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 535 1456 778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.02% 89.33% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 892 469
Median daily rate £350 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 90 80
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.30 £18.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the North East

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in the North East

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the North East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in the North East

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in the North East

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +82 17 £353 +0.71% 1
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 North East region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 48 (90.57%) User Experience
2 41 (77.36%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (49.06%) HTML
4 24 (45.28%) Prototyping
5 19 (35.85%) CSS
6 17 (32.08%) Rapid Prototyping
6 17 (32.08%) Mobile App
7 16 (30.19%) Publishing
8 13 (24.53%) SEO
8 13 (24.53%) Web Design
9 11 (20.75%) Legal
9 11 (20.75%) Usability Testing
10 10 (18.87%) Web Application Development
10 10 (18.87%) Wireframes
10 10 (18.87%) Service Design
11 8 (15.09%) Ethnography
11 8 (15.09%) Analytics
11 8 (15.09%) Social Media
12 7 (13.21%) HTML5
12 7 (13.21%) jQuery
12 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
13 6 (11.32%) Finance
13 6 (11.32%) Degree
13 6 (11.32%) Visualisation
13 6 (11.32%) Data Visualisation
13 6 (11.32%) Front End Development
13 6 (11.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 5 (9.43%) Information Architecture
14 5 (9.43%) Web Usability
15 4 (7.55%) Customer Insight

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) InVision
1 2 (3.77%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Big Data
General
1 16 (30.19%) Publishing
2 11 (20.75%) Legal
3 6 (11.32%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (49.06%) HTML
2 19 (35.85%) CSS
3 7 (13.21%) HTML5
3 7 (13.21%) jQuery
4 1 (1.89%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 48 (90.57%) User Experience
2 17 (32.08%) Mobile App
3 8 (15.09%) Social Media
4 3 (5.66%) NHS
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (77.36%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (45.28%) Prototyping
3 17 (32.08%) Rapid Prototyping
4 13 (24.53%) SEO
4 13 (24.53%) Web Design
5 11 (20.75%) Usability Testing
6 10 (18.87%) Service Design
6 10 (18.87%) Web Application Development
6 10 (18.87%) Wireframes
7 8 (15.09%) Analytics
7 8 (15.09%) Ethnography
8 6 (11.32%) Data Visualisation
8 6 (11.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 6 (11.32%) Front End Development
8 6 (11.32%) Visualisation
9 5 (9.43%) Information Architecture
9 5 (9.43%) Web Usability
10 4 (7.55%) Customer Insight
11 2 (3.77%) Content Management
11 2 (3.77%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) Disclosure Scotland