Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 33 112
Rank change year-on-year +5 +79 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 96 69 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.29% 5.75% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.57% 6.05% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 48 21
North East median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -6.43%
10th Percentile £305 £315 £300
90th Percentile £520 £554 £525
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North East median hourly rate - - £33.72
England median hourly rate £30.00 £21.50 £30.40
% change year-on-year +39.53% -29.28% +12.03%

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 1,269 1,141 2,182
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 95.00% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 763 1,515
North East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -8.54%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £255
90th Percentile £555 £563 £525
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 52 100
North East median hourly rate £14.77 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.60% -22.22% +26.62%
10th Percentile £10.44 £10.00 £10.23
90th Percentile £45.10 £50.00 £36.28
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - -

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 69 £413 -8.33% 7
Durham +2 16 £450 +46.94% 1
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 75 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (64.58%) User Experience
3 31 (32.29%) Publishing
4 27 (28.13%) HTML
5 24 (25.00%) Web Application Development
6 20 (20.83%) Prototyping
7 19 (19.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 17 (17.71%) DBS Check
9 16 (16.67%) Service Design
10 14 (14.58%) Front End Development
11 13 (13.54%) Typography
12 12 (12.50%) Internet
13 11 (11.46%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 10 (10.42%) CSS
14 10 (10.42%) Scrum
14 10 (10.42%) Security Cleared
14 10 (10.42%) Degree
15 9 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
16 8 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
17 7 (7.29%) SEO
18 6 (6.25%) Legal
18 6 (6.25%) User Stories
19 5 (5.21%) Axure RP
19 5 (5.21%) Content Writing
19 5 (5.21%) Content Management
19 5 (5.21%) Web Usability
19 5 (5.21%) Social Media
19 5 (5.21%) Rapid Prototyping
20 4 (4.17%) JavaScript
20 4 (4.17%) Wireframes

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 (1.04%) CMS
1 1 (1.04%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Heroku
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.04%) Boomi
3 1 (1.04%) Datadog
3 1 (1.04%) IaaS
3 1 (1.04%) PaaS
3 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (32.29%) Publishing
2 6 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Electronics
4 1 (1.04%) Finance
4 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (28.13%) HTML
2 10 (10.42%) CSS
3 1 (1.04%) .NET
3 1 (1.04%) Ajax
3 1 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.04%) jQuery
3 1 (1.04%) JSON
3 1 (1.04%) Node.js
3 1 (1.04%) Web Services
3 1 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (64.58%) User Experience
2 5 (5.21%) Social Media
3 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.04%) Blog
5 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.04%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.04%) Linux
1 1 (1.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (78.13%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 20 (20.83%) Prototyping
4 19 (19.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 16 (16.67%) Service Design
6 14 (14.58%) Front End Development
7 13 (13.54%) Typography
8 11 (11.46%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 10 (10.42%) Scrum
10 8 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (7.29%) SEO
12 6 (6.25%) User Stories
13 5 (5.21%) Content Management
13 5 (5.21%) Content Writing
13 5 (5.21%) Rapid Prototyping
13 5 (5.21%) Web Usability
14 4 (4.17%) Wireframes
15 3 (3.13%) Collaborative Working
15 3 (3.13%) Workshop Facilitation
16 2 (2.08%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.04%) C#
2 1 (1.04%) Java
2 1 (1.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (17.71%) DBS Check
2 10 (10.42%) Degree
2 10 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) Ansible
1 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.04%) Nagios
1 1 (1.04%) Packer
1 1 (1.04%) Puppet
1 1 (1.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (3.13%) Adobe
2 1 (1.04%) Dell
2 1 (1.04%) New Relic
2 1 (1.04%) SAP
2 1 (1.04%) Splunk