The median contractor rate for a Designer was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 33 51 30
Rank change year-on-year +18 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 18 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 4.76% 0.24% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.99% 0.24% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £419 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +4.98% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 361 409 241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 95.50% 96.46% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 270 154
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 17
Median hourly rate £16.24 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.96% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £17.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield that featured Designer in the job title.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Sheffield over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Sheffield

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Sheffield

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 19 (52.78%) HTML
1 19 (52.78%) User Experience
2 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) Publishing
4 10 (27.78%) Service Design
5 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (25.00%) Internet
6 7 (19.44%) Web Development
7 5 (13.89%) Marketing
7 5 (13.89%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
7 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (13.89%) MS Office
7 5 (13.89%) SAP
7 5 (13.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (13.89%) Programme Management
7 5 (13.89%) Migration
7 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
7 5 (13.89%) Electronics
7 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
7 5 (13.89%) Finance
7 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
8 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
8 4 (11.11%) Cisco
8 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (11.11%) NX-OS
8 4 (11.11%) NetScaler
9 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus

Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) Internet
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (11.11%) NetScaler
2 4 (11.11%) NX-OS
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (8.33%) FCoE
4 2 (5.56%) Network Security
5 1 (2.78%) FWSM
5 1 (2.78%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Axure RP
1 1 (2.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 12 (33.33%) Publishing
2 5 (13.89%) Electronics
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.89%) Marketing
2 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (52.78%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
2 1 (2.78%) CSS3
2 1 (2.78%) HTML5
2 1 (2.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (52.78%) User Experience
2 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.78%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Service Design
3 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (19.44%) Web Development
5 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (13.89%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (13.89%) Migration
5 5 (13.89%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.56%) Prototyping
6 2 (5.56%) Web Usability
7 1 (2.78%) Analytics
7 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.78%) Front End Development
7 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.78%) Privileged Access Management
7 1 (2.78%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.78%) Typography
7 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (2.78%) Web Design
7 1 (2.78%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) CCNA
3 1 (2.78%) CCNP
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
1 5 (13.89%) SAP
2 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 3 (8.33%) Brocade
3 3 (8.33%) F5
3 3 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) CA
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Sourcefire