Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield 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
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 47 50
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 6 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.88% 3.62% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 3.84% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 27 16
Sheffield median daily rate £420 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.87% +0.13% +16.79%
10th Percentile £410 £175 £318
90th Percentile £430 £525 £445
South Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +4.87% +0.13% +16.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. 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
Sheffield
Contract vacancies in Sheffield with a recognized job title 657 912 725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 94.31% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 609 515
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.18% +6.73% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 38
Sheffield median hourly rate £20.30 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.37% +8.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £12.10 £9.65 £9.78
90th Percentile £39.48 £34.59 £21.18
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.87 £12.75
% change year-on-year +5.92% +16.63% -15.00%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Sheffield

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Sheffield

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Sheffield

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

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 Sheffield region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Axure RP
1 3 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (50.00%) Analytics
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) React
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Coaching
2 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 2 (33.33%) Grafana
2 2 (33.33%) Optimizely
2 2 (33.33%) Wireframes
2 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (33.33%) Akka
2 2 (33.33%) Clojure
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (33.33%) FCoE
2 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (33.33%) Maxymiser
2 2 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (33.33%) Splunk
2 2 (33.33%) Multivariate Testing

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 (16.67%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (33.33%) FCoE
1 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 2 (33.33%) Games
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
1 2 (33.33%) Online Betting
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Akka
2 2 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (33.33%) React
3 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Analytics
1 3 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (33.33%) Coaching
2 2 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (33.33%) Field Research
2 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 2 (33.33%) Guerrilla Research
2 2 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Multivariate Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Network Virtualisation
2 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 2 (33.33%) Rapid Prototyping
2 2 (33.33%) Web Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Wireframes
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (16.67%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Clojure
2 2 (33.33%) Scala
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) NFS
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Grafana
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Brocade
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Maxymiser
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Optimizely
1 2 (33.33%) Splunk
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat