Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 52 100
Rank change year-on-year +3 +48 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 59 55 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.57% 4.24% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.77% 4.48% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 43 45
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -16.67% -6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £247 £200
90th Percentile £450 £400 £547
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +44.44% -18.18% +13.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1,237 1,227 2,231
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 94.68% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 793 1,419
North East median daily rate £380 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +9.85% -5.71%
10th Percentile £240 £249 £225
90th Percentile £550 £528 £533
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 62 97
North East median hourly rate £15.50 £23.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.06% -12.96% +80.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £43.75 £40.00 £36.00
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% -6.53% +14.29%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

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 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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 6 months to 21 June 2018. 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
Tyne and Wear +4 56 £400 +14.29% 5
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 34 (57.63%) User Experience
2 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (37.29%) HTML
4 20 (33.90%) Prototyping
5 16 (27.12%) CSS
5 16 (27.12%) Publishing
6 14 (23.73%) Rapid Prototyping
7 12 (20.34%) Legal
7 12 (20.34%) Capita
8 11 (18.64%) Front End Development
9 10 (16.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 9 (15.25%) Wireframes
10 9 (15.25%) Mobile App
11 8 (13.56%) Web Application Development
11 8 (13.56%) Degree
12 7 (11.86%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (11.86%) Photoshop
13 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
13 6 (10.17%) Analytics
13 6 (10.17%) Axure RP
13 6 (10.17%) Service Design
13 6 (10.17%) InVision
14 5 (8.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 5 (8.47%) Google Analytics
14 5 (8.47%) UX Design
14 5 (8.47%) Google
14 5 (8.47%) Adobe
14 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
15 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
15 4 (6.78%) SFIA

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:

Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (11.86%) Photoshop
2 6 (10.17%) InVision
3 5 (8.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (27.12%) Publishing
2 12 (20.34%) Legal
3 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Finance
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (37.29%) HTML
2 16 (27.12%) CSS
3 3 (5.08%) jQuery
3 3 (5.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (57.63%) User Experience
2 9 (15.25%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.39%) Social Media
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Android
1 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (54.24%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.90%) Prototyping
3 14 (23.73%) Rapid Prototyping
4 11 (18.64%) Front End Development
5 10 (16.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 9 (15.25%) Wireframes
7 8 (13.56%) Web Application Development
8 6 (10.17%) Analytics
8 6 (10.17%) Service Design
8 6 (10.17%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.47%) UX Design
10 4 (6.78%) Collaborative Working
10 4 (6.78%) SFIA
11 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
12 2 (3.39%) ITIL
12 2 (3.39%) SEO
12 2 (3.39%) Typography
12 2 (3.39%) Web Design
13 1 (1.69%) Creative Thinking
13 1 (1.69%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.69%) Java
2 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Capita
2 5 (8.47%) Adobe
2 5 (8.47%) Google
3 3 (5.08%) Genesys
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle
5 1 (1.69%) Apple
5 1 (1.69%) GENBAND