Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £399 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 38 123
Rank change year-on-year -8 +85 -90
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 62 68 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.99% 5.57% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.20% 5.87% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 53 27
North East median daily rate £399 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.40% -10.71% -0.12%
10th Percentile £257 £260 £200
90th Percentile £471 £500 £550
England median daily rate £417 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.31% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £21.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +101.15% -42.00% +36.36%

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 1,192 1,159 2,389
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 95.00% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 750 1,519
North East median daily rate £380 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +11.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £219 £231 £220
90th Percentile £575 £543 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 65 126
North East median hourly rate £15.35 £22.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.80% -16.67% +80.00%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.06 £11.38
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.16 £35.13
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -12 53 £400 +6.67% 14
Durham - 2 £445 -
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (58.06%) User Experience
2 21 (33.87%) HTML
3 19 (30.65%) Publishing
3 19 (30.65%) Prototyping
4 17 (27.42%) CSS
5 13 (20.97%) Capita
6 12 (19.35%) Rapid Prototyping
6 12 (19.35%) Web Application Development
7 10 (16.13%) Mobile App
7 10 (16.13%) Legal
7 10 (16.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 9 (14.52%) Wireframes
8 9 (14.52%) Front End Development
9 8 (12.90%) Axure RP
9 8 (12.90%) Photoshop
10 7 (11.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (11.29%) Degree
10 7 (11.29%) Service Design
11 6 (9.68%) InVision
11 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
11 6 (9.68%) Analytics
12 5 (8.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (8.06%) Adobe
12 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
12 5 (8.06%) Google Analytics
12 5 (8.06%) Google
13 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
13 4 (6.45%) SEO
13 4 (6.45%) Social Media

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 8 (12.90%) Photoshop
2 7 (11.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (9.68%) InVision
4 5 (8.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (30.65%) Publishing
2 10 (16.13%) Legal
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (33.87%) HTML
2 17 (27.42%) CSS
3 3 (4.84%) Web Services
4 2 (3.23%) jQuery
4 2 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.61%) Ajax
5 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (58.06%) User Experience
2 10 (16.13%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.45%) Social Media
4 1 (1.61%) Blog
4 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Android
1 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.65%) Prototyping
3 12 (19.35%) Rapid Prototyping
3 12 (19.35%) Web Application Development
4 10 (16.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 9 (14.52%) Front End Development
5 9 (14.52%) Wireframes
6 7 (11.29%) Service Design
7 6 (9.68%) Analytics
8 4 (6.45%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (6.45%) Scrum
8 4 (6.45%) SEO
8 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.84%) SFIA
9 3 (4.84%) User Stories
9 3 (4.84%) UX Design
9 3 (4.84%) Web Design
10 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.23%) Typography
11 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.61%) Java
2 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Capita
2 5 (8.06%) Adobe
2 5 (8.06%) Google
3 2 (3.23%) Genesys
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Apple
4 1 (1.61%) GENBAND