The median contractor rate for a Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 91 83
Rank change year-on-year -14 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 165 219 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.13% 2.44% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 2.57% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 138 128
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £486 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.08 - £13.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £92.50 £21.84
% change year-on-year -75.67% +323.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7318 8515 8983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.52% 95.01% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4280 5076 5111
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 384 434
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +16.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +5 46 £373 -1.97% 7
Hampshire -12 42 £409 -11.62% 4
West Sussex +2 20 £600 +84.61% 2
Surrey +12 15 £450 -10.00% 9
East Sussex +9 14 £450 -14.28% 8
Buckinghamshire -18 14 £475 +46.15% 2
Kent +2 11 £400 +60.00% 1
Middlesex +8 1 £463 -
Oxfordshire -11 1 £350 - 2
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 162 (47.23%) User Experience
2 125 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (24.20%) Wireframes
4 78 (22.74%) HTML
5 76 (22.16%) CSS
6 67 (19.53%) Prototyping
7 57 (16.62%) Finance
8 48 (13.99%) Scrum
9 40 (11.66%) Telecoms
10 36 (10.50%) Mobile App
11 35 (10.20%) Rapid Prototyping
12 34 (9.91%) Information Architecture
13 32 (9.33%) JavaScript
13 32 (9.33%) Photoshop
14 29 (8.45%) Microsoft
14 29 (8.45%) Banking
15 28 (8.16%) Android
15 28 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (7.87%) Service Design
17 26 (7.58%) Apple iOS
17 26 (7.58%) Windows
18 24 (7.00%) Axure RP
18 24 (7.00%) Adobe
18 24 (7.00%) Web Design
19 23 (6.71%) Windows Server
20 22 (6.41%) Front End Development
20 22 (6.41%) PowerShell
21 21 (6.12%) Security Cleared
21 21 (6.12%) Skype for Business
21 21 (6.12%) EXTOL

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 21 (6.12%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.87%) CMS
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (0.87%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.87%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.58%) IIS
4 2 (0.58%) Marvel
4 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.29%) JBoss
5 1 (0.29%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.29%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (9.33%) Photoshop
2 17 (4.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (4.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (2.62%) EngageOne
5 6 (1.75%) InVision
5 6 (1.75%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.58%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.58%) InDesign
7 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.29%) CATIA
8 1 (0.29%) Flinto
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.33%) Adobe Analytics
1 8 (2.33%) Google Analytics
2 7 (2.04%) IaaS
2 7 (2.04%) PaaS
3 3 (0.87%) Office 365
4 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.58%) CloudSense
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.29%) GitHub
5 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.25%) NetScaler
2 12 (3.50%) Firewall
3 8 (2.33%) Internet
3 8 (2.33%) LAN
4 7 (2.04%) DNS
4 7 (2.04%) WAN
5 5 (1.46%) DHCP
5 5 (1.46%) IP Telephony
5 5 (1.46%) Network Security
6 4 (1.17%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (1.17%) Skype
6 4 (1.17%) Telepresence
6 4 (1.17%) Wireless
7 3 (0.87%) HTTP
7 3 (0.87%) Intranet
7 3 (0.87%) IPsec
7 3 (0.87%) MPLS
7 3 (0.87%) SNMP
7 3 (0.87%) VLAN
7 3 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.46%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.58%) DB2
3 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.29%) Big Data
4 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.29%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (0.29%) MySQL
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.29%) QlikView
4 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (7.00%) Axure RP
2 10 (2.92%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.75%) Subversion
4 3 (0.87%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.87%) SoapUI
4 3 (0.87%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.29%) git-flow
5 1 (0.29%) Maven
General
1 57 (16.62%) Finance
2 40 (11.66%) Telecoms
3 29 (8.45%) Banking
4 21 (6.12%) Publishing
5 15 (4.37%) Billing
6 14 (4.08%) Marketing
7 13 (3.79%) Legal
8 11 (3.21%) Retail
9 5 (1.46%) Multimedia
10 4 (1.17%) Automotive
10 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.29%) Local Government
12 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (22.74%) HTML
2 76 (22.16%) CSS
3 20 (5.83%) CSS3
3 20 (5.83%) HTML5
4 13 (3.79%) jQuery
5 8 (2.33%) AngularJS
6 7 (2.04%) Node.js
6 7 (2.04%) XML
7 6 (1.75%) Flash
8 5 (1.46%) .NET
9 4 (1.17%) Java EE
9 4 (1.17%) Material Design
9 4 (1.17%) SOAP
9 4 (1.17%) Spring
9 4 (1.17%) Web Services
10 3 (0.87%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.87%) Play Framework
10 3 (0.87%) WSDL
10 3 (0.87%) XSD
10 3 (0.87%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 162 (47.23%) User Experience
2 36 (10.50%) Mobile App
3 28 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.21%) Animation
4 11 (3.21%) Graphic Design
4 11 (3.21%) Social Media
5 9 (2.62%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.04%) iPad
6 7 (2.04%) iPhone
7 6 (1.75%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.17%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (1.17%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.87%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.87%) PKI
9 3 (0.87%) SCORM
10 2 (0.58%) IVR
10 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.58%) Photography
10 2 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.16%) Android
2 26 (7.58%) Apple iOS
2 26 (7.58%) Windows
3 23 (6.71%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.33%) Linux
6 6 (1.75%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.75%) Unix
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (24.20%) Wireframes
3 67 (19.53%) Prototyping
4 48 (13.99%) Scrum
5 35 (10.20%) Rapid Prototyping
6 34 (9.91%) Information Architecture
7 27 (7.87%) Service Design
8 24 (7.00%) Web Design
9 22 (6.41%) Front End Development
10 20 (5.83%) Usability Testing
11 18 (5.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 18 (5.25%) Service Management
11 18 (5.25%) TOGAF
12 17 (4.96%) Analytics
13 16 (4.66%) ITIL
13 16 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (4.37%) E-Commerce
15 14 (4.08%) Web Application Development
16 13 (3.79%) Business Analysis
16 13 (3.79%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.33%) JavaScript
2 22 (6.41%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.75%) Java
3 6 (1.75%) Scala
3 6 (1.75%) SQL
4 5 (1.46%) C
5 2 (0.58%) C#
5 2 (0.58%) VB
6 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.29%) COBOL
6 1 (0.29%) JCL
Qualifications
1 21 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.54%) Degree
3 13 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.92%) CCNP
6 8 (2.33%) CISSP
6 8 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.04%) CCNA
8 5 (1.46%) CCDP
8 5 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.17%) CCSP
9 4 (1.17%) CISM
10 2 (0.58%) HNC
10 2 (0.58%) HND
10 2 (0.58%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.58%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.29%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.04%) QA
2 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.17%) SLA
3 2 (0.58%) PMO
4 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (4.96%) Hyper-V
1 17 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
1 17 (4.96%) XenDesktop
1 17 (4.96%) XenServer
2 10 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.87%) Netcool
2 2 (0.58%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.00%) Adobe
3 21 (6.12%) EXTOL
3 21 (6.12%) VMware
4 19 (5.54%) Citrix
5 14 (4.08%) Cisco
6 11 (3.21%) CheckPoint
7 10 (2.92%) Oracle
8 8 (2.33%) ClickTale
9 7 (2.04%) Apple
10 6 (1.75%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.46%) HP
11 5 (1.46%) Mitel
12 4 (1.17%) Apigee
12 4 (1.17%) Remedy
12 4 (1.17%) Riverbed
12 4 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.87%) Juniper
13 3 (0.87%) Mashery
13 3 (0.87%) Siemens
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