Period
to 26 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 26 September 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 55 50
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 32 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.89% 1.29% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.14% 1.38% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 13
Northamptonshire median daily rate £425 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +13.10% +236.00%
10th Percentile £362 £295 £337
90th Percentile £525 £488 £488
East Midlands median daily rate £463 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +8.82% -2.86% +92.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 - £17.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies in Northamptonshire with a recognized job title 773 653 771
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 93.69% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 417 578
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £294 £200 £298
90th Percentile £525 £538 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 17
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £12.75 £11.17 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.15% -2.87% -14.81%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.29 £8.80
90th Percentile £18.15 £14.81 £37.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.86 £13.00
% change year-on-year +11.83% +6.62% -

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Northamptonshire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Northamptonshire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Northamptonshire

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Northamptonshire

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 26 September 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
Northampton +7 31 £425 -10.53% 1
Designer
East Midlands

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) User Experience
3 10 (31.25%) Finance
4 9 (28.13%) Adobe
5 8 (25.00%) Axure RP
5 8 (25.00%) Wireframes
5 8 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 7 (21.88%) HTML
6 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 7 (21.88%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 7 (21.88%) IT Strategy
6 7 (21.88%) Process Improvement
6 7 (21.88%) Customer-Centricity
6 7 (21.88%) Appian
7 6 (18.75%) Apple iOS
7 6 (18.75%) Android
7 6 (18.75%) CSS
7 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 4 (12.50%) Line Management
9 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
9 3 (9.38%) Scrum
9 3 (9.38%) Banking
10 2 (6.25%) Java
10 2 (6.25%) BCP
10 2 (6.25%) Microservices
10 2 (6.25%) RESTful
10 2 (6.25%) Marketing
11 1 (3.13%) JSON
11 1 (3.13%) TDD

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 7 (21.88%) Appian
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.13%) InVision
1 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.13%) Maven
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) HTML
2 6 (18.75%) CSS
3 2 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) Ajax
4 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) jQuery
4 1 (3.13%) JSON
4 1 (3.13%) Kafka
4 1 (3.13%) Node.js
4 1 (3.13%) React
4 1 (3.13%) Spring
4 1 (3.13%) Spring Boot
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) User Experience
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Android
1 6 (18.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 8 (25.00%) Wireframes
3 7 (21.88%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 7 (21.88%) Customer-Centricity
3 7 (21.88%) IT Strategy
3 7 (21.88%) Process Improvement
4 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.50%) Line Management
5 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
7 2 (6.25%) BCP
7 2 (6.25%) Microservices
8 1 (3.13%) API Integration
8 1 (3.13%) Customer Insight
8 1 (3.13%) Front End Development
8 1 (3.13%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (3.13%) Service Design
8 1 (3.13%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (3.13%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) Java 8
3 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) PSD2
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Adobe
2 1 (3.13%) Ab Initio
2 1 (3.13%) Informatica