Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 23 November 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 56 49
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 52 40 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.04% 2.69% 3.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.33% 2.97% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 65
Reading median daily rate £440 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% - -10.71%
10th Percentile £289 £170 £250
90th Percentile £495 £486 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £406 £375 £412
% change year-on-year +8.33% -8.98% +9.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £175.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1201 1346 1820
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 90.40% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 719 1083
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £220
90th Percentile £575 £570 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 78 129
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -31.55% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.73 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Reading

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Reading

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Reading over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Reading

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Reading region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 23 (44.23%) User Experience
2 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.92%) Wireframes
3 11 (21.15%) Axure RP
4 9 (17.31%) HTML
4 9 (17.31%) CSS
4 9 (17.31%) Data Modelling
5 8 (15.38%) Finance
5 8 (15.38%) Degree
6 7 (13.46%) Data Architecture
6 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
6 7 (13.46%) CRM
6 7 (13.46%) Adobe
7 6 (11.54%) W3C
7 6 (11.54%) Oracle
7 6 (11.54%) Photoshop
7 6 (11.54%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (11.54%) Web Accessibility
7 6 (11.54%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (9.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (9.62%) Prototyping
8 5 (9.62%) IT Strategy
8 5 (9.62%) Information Security
8 5 (9.62%) Workflow
8 5 (9.62%) Validation
8 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
9 4 (7.69%) SOAP
9 4 (7.69%) XML
9 4 (7.69%) SOA

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (5.77%) CMS
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (5.77%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (11.54%) OmniGraffle
1 6 (11.54%) Photoshop
2 5 (9.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (5.77%) InVision
4 1 (1.92%) InDesign
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) DOCSIS
1 2 (3.85%) LAN
1 2 (3.85%) SDH
1 2 (3.85%) Skype
2 1 (1.92%) Broadband
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (1.92%) VoIP
2 1 (1.92%) WAN
2 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.92%) Wireless
2 1 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.85%) QlikView
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.92%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Axure RP
2 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.77%) XMLSpy
4 1 (1.92%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Billing
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) CSS
1 9 (17.31%) HTML
2 4 (7.69%) SOAP
2 4 (7.69%) WSDL
2 4 (7.69%) XML
3 3 (5.77%) XSD
4 2 (3.85%) REST
5 1 (1.92%) HTML5
5 1 (1.92%) jQuery
5 1 (1.92%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (44.23%) User Experience
2 6 (11.54%) W3C
3 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.85%) Animation
5 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.85%) IVR
5 2 (3.85%) Social Media
5 2 (3.85%) Social Network
5 2 (3.85%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.92%) CMDB
6 1 (1.92%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.92%) Robotics
6 1 (1.92%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
1 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (26.92%) Wireframes
2 9 (17.31%) Data Modelling
3 7 (13.46%) CRM
3 7 (13.46%) Data Architecture
4 6 (11.54%) Web Accessibility
5 5 (9.62%) Information Security
5 5 (9.62%) IT Strategy
5 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
5 5 (9.62%) Prototyping
5 5 (9.62%) Validation
5 5 (9.62%) Workflow
6 4 (7.69%) Analytics
6 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.69%) Performance Management
6 4 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (7.69%) SOA
7 3 (5.77%) Data Management
7 3 (5.77%) Migration
7 3 (5.77%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.92%) C
2 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.92%) Perl
2 1 (1.92%) Python
2 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) CCIE
3 1 (1.92%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) GDPR
1 3 (5.77%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Adobe
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle
3 3 (5.77%) Cisco
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.85%) Informatica
5 1 (1.92%) BMC
5 1 (1.92%) BT
5 1 (1.92%) F5
5 1 (1.92%) Facebook
5 1 (1.92%) Huawei
5 1 (1.92%) Remedy
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.92%) Twitter