The median contractor rate for a Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East 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 / North East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 32 51
Rank change year-on-year -22 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 30 42 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.14% 4.83% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.36% 5.05% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 6
Median daily rate £350 £488 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.20% +52.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £534 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 688 831 611
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.90% 95.63% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 553 335
Median daily rate £358 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £530 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 35
Median hourly rate £13.13 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.93% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £27.50
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 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -21 28 £350 -30.00% 2
Designer
England

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

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 North East region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 48 (78.69%) User Experience
2 47 (77.05%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (47.54%) HTML
3 29 (47.54%) CSS
4 27 (44.26%) Prototyping
5 26 (42.62%) Mobile App
5 26 (42.62%) Rapid Prototyping
6 17 (27.87%) Degree
7 16 (26.23%) Service Design
8 15 (24.59%) Legal
8 15 (24.59%) Publishing
9 14 (22.95%) Web Design
10 11 (18.03%) Web Application Development
11 10 (16.39%) SEO
12 9 (14.75%) Customer Insight
13 6 (9.84%) Social Media
13 6 (9.84%) Wireframes
14 5 (8.20%) Front End Development
14 5 (8.20%) Finance
15 4 (6.56%) CMS
15 4 (6.56%) Web Usability
16 3 (4.92%) Information Architecture
16 3 (4.92%) ITIL
16 3 (4.92%) Analytics
17 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
17 2 (3.28%) Content Writing
17 2 (3.28%) Linux
17 2 (3.28%) Change Management
17 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
17 2 (3.28%) Web Services

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 4 (6.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.64%) Siemens NX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) IaaS
1 1 (1.64%) PaaS
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) PowerCenter
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Log4j
General
1 15 (24.59%) Legal
1 15 (24.59%) Publishing
2 5 (8.20%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Local Government
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Military
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (47.54%) CSS
1 29 (47.54%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) JAX-RPC
3 1 (1.64%) REST
3 1 (1.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) WSDL
3 1 (1.64%) XML
3 1 (1.64%) XSL
3 1 (1.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (78.69%) User Experience
2 26 (42.62%) Mobile App
3 6 (9.84%) Social Media
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (77.05%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (44.26%) Prototyping
3 26 (42.62%) Rapid Prototyping
4 16 (26.23%) Service Design
5 14 (22.95%) Web Design
6 11 (18.03%) Web Application Development
7 10 (16.39%) SEO
8 9 (14.75%) Customer Insight
9 6 (9.84%) Wireframes
10 5 (8.20%) Front End Development
11 4 (6.56%) Web Usability
12 3 (4.92%) Analytics
12 3 (4.92%) Information Architecture
12 3 (4.92%) ITIL
13 2 (3.28%) Change Management
13 2 (3.28%) Content Writing
13 2 (3.28%) ETL
13 2 (3.28%) Open Source
13 2 (3.28%) Scrum
14 1 (1.64%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) KVM
Vendors
1 1 (1.64%) BT
1 1 (1.64%) Informatica
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
1 1 (1.64%) Red Hat