Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 94 86
Rank change year-on-year -17 -8 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 353 398 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.10% 2.39% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.54% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 221 344
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £264 £223 £195
90th Percentile £513 £525 £503
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £39.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.09% +8.22% +82.50%
10th Percentile £12.50 £30.05 £34.75
90th Percentile £13.50 £158.15 £38.25
England median hourly rate £23.00 £34.48 £22.00
% change year-on-year -33.28% +56.70% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15913 15669 18329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9313 10771
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 785 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the South East

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in the South East

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in the South East

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in the South East

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -4 160 £400 +6.67% 12
Berkshire -5 116 £406 +8.33% 1
Hampshire -9 91 £400 -5.88% 10
West Sussex -23 32 £385 -6.67% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 30 £335 -10.67% 7
Surrey -7 30 £450 - 6
East Sussex +11 19 £425 +41.67% 1
Kent -11 14 £275 -8.33% 1
Oxfordshire 0 9 £375 -6.25% 4
Middlesex -3 1 £475 +58.33%
Home Counties - 1 £325 -
Designer
England

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

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 South East region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 150 (42.49%) User Experience
2 129 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (23.23%) Wireframes
3 82 (23.23%) HTML
4 78 (22.10%) CSS
5 55 (15.58%) Prototyping
6 48 (13.60%) Photoshop
7 46 (13.03%) Adobe
8 45 (12.75%) Finance
9 43 (12.18%) Telecoms
10 41 (11.61%) Service Design
11 40 (11.33%) Scrum
11 40 (11.33%) Microsoft
12 36 (10.20%) Windows
13 35 (9.92%) Adobe Illustrator
14 33 (9.35%) Windows Server
15 32 (9.07%) Axure RP
15 32 (9.07%) Skype for Business
16 31 (8.78%) JavaScript
17 29 (8.22%) PowerShell
18 28 (7.93%) XenServer
18 28 (7.93%) Citrix
18 28 (7.93%) VMware
18 28 (7.93%) TOGAF
19 26 (7.37%) Analytics
19 26 (7.37%) NetScaler
20 25 (7.08%) XenDesktop
20 25 (7.08%) Hyper-V
20 25 (7.08%) Security Cleared
21 24 (6.80%) Analytical Skills

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 32 (9.07%) Skype for Business
2 8 (2.27%) CMS
3 6 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.42%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.13%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.13%) Smallworld
5 4 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.85%) Confluence
6 3 (0.85%) Marvel
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.28%) Apache
8 1 (0.28%) GemFire
8 1 (0.28%) JBoss
8 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 48 (13.60%) Photoshop
2 35 (9.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 24 (6.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (3.97%) OmniGraffle
5 11 (3.12%) InVision
6 9 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (1.70%) InDesign
8 4 (1.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (1.13%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (0.57%) Edge Animate
10 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
10 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.28%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 6 (1.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.42%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.38%) IaaS
2 18 (5.10%) PaaS
3 10 (2.83%) Google Analytics
4 9 (2.55%) Adobe Analytics
5 4 (1.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 4 (1.13%) GitHub
5 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.85%) Slack
7 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.57%) Office 365
7 2 (0.57%) SaaS
7 2 (0.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.37%) NetScaler
2 16 (4.53%) Firewall
3 5 (1.42%) LAN
3 5 (1.42%) TACACS
4 4 (1.13%) Skype
5 3 (0.85%) 4G
5 3 (0.85%) Internet
5 3 (0.85%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.85%) WAN
6 2 (0.57%) 3G
6 2 (0.57%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (0.57%) DNS
6 2 (0.57%) DOCSIS
6 2 (0.57%) HTTP
6 2 (0.57%) LTE
6 2 (0.57%) SDH
6 2 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.57%) Wireless
7 1 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.28%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.57%) QlikView
4 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.28%) Big Data
4 1 (0.28%) DB2
4 1 (0.28%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.28%) HBase
4 1 (0.28%) OLTP
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.28%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 32 (9.07%) Axure RP
2 10 (2.83%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.70%) SoapUI
3 6 (1.70%) Subversion
4 5 (1.42%) XMLSpy
5 3 (0.85%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.85%) JIRA
6 2 (0.57%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.28%) git-flow
7 1 (0.28%) Gradle
7 1 (0.28%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.28%) JUnit
General
1 45 (12.75%) Finance
2 43 (12.18%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.10%) Marketing
3 18 (5.10%) Publishing
4 12 (3.40%) Billing
5 9 (2.55%) Legal
6 7 (1.98%) Banking
6 7 (1.98%) Retail
7 6 (1.70%) Electronics
8 3 (0.85%) Advertising
9 2 (0.57%) Law
9 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.57%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (23.23%) HTML
2 78 (22.10%) CSS
3 15 (4.25%) HTML5
4 12 (3.40%) CSS3
5 10 (2.83%) jQuery
6 9 (2.55%) SOAP
6 9 (2.55%) XML
7 6 (1.70%) WSDL
8 5 (1.42%) .NET
8 5 (1.42%) Node.js
8 5 (1.42%) Web Services
8 5 (1.42%) XSD
9 4 (1.13%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.13%) J2EE
9 4 (1.13%) REST
9 4 (1.13%) Sass
10 3 (0.85%) Spring
10 3 (0.85%) Struts
10 3 (0.85%) Zurb Foundation
11 2 (0.57%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 150 (42.49%) User Experience
2 24 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.40%) Graphic Design
5 12 (3.40%) W3C
6 9 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.27%) Social Media
8 5 (1.42%) Animation
8 5 (1.42%) CMDB
9 4 (1.13%) Frameworx
9 4 (1.13%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.13%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.85%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.85%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.85%) SCORM
11 2 (0.57%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.57%) IVR
11 2 (0.57%) Social Network
11 2 (0.57%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.20%) Windows
2 33 (9.35%) Windows Server
3 23 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (2.27%) Linux
4 8 (2.27%) Unix
5 6 (1.70%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.85%) Android
6 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Solaris
8 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (23.23%) Wireframes
3 55 (15.58%) Prototyping
4 41 (11.61%) Service Design
5 40 (11.33%) Scrum
6 28 (7.93%) TOGAF
7 26 (7.37%) Analytics
8 22 (6.23%) Data Modelling
9 21 (5.95%) Rapid Prototyping
10 19 (5.38%) Web Design
11 18 (5.10%) Data Protection
11 18 (5.10%) ITIL
12 16 (4.53%) Information Architecture
12 16 (4.53%) Migration
12 16 (4.53%) Responsive Web Design
12 16 (4.53%) Usability Testing
13 14 (3.97%) Content Management
13 14 (3.97%) Web Development
14 13 (3.68%) E-Commerce
14 13 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.78%) JavaScript
2 29 (8.22%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.12%) Java
4 5 (1.42%) SQL
5 4 (1.13%) Scala
6 3 (0.85%) C
7 1 (0.28%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.28%) C#
7 1 (0.28%) Perl
7 1 (0.28%) Python
7 1 (0.28%) Ruby
7 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (7.08%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.80%) Degree
3 17 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.57%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.57%) CCNA
8 2 (0.57%) PhD
8 2 (0.57%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.28%) CCIE
9 1 (0.28%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.28%) CCNP
9 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.28%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.28%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.70%) QA
2 4 (1.13%) GDPR
3 3 (0.85%) SLA
4 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 28 (7.93%) XenServer
2 25 (7.08%) Hyper-V
2 25 (7.08%) XenDesktop
3 23 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (1.70%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.85%) XenApp
6 2 (0.57%) Docker
7 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.28%) HDFS
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (0.57%) Rancher
3 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (13.03%) Adobe
2 40 (11.33%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.93%) Citrix
3 28 (7.93%) VMware
4 14 (3.97%) Cisco
5 11 (3.12%) Oracle
6 9 (2.55%) ClickTale
7 6 (1.70%) BMC
7 6 (1.70%) Juniper
7 6 (1.70%) Remedy
8 5 (1.42%) EXTOL
8 5 (1.42%) SAP
8 5 (1.42%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.42%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.13%) Intergraph
9 4 (1.13%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.85%) Verint
11 2 (0.57%) Apple
11 2 (0.57%) Informatica
11 2 (0.57%) MuleSoft