The median contractor rate for a Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 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.

Designer
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 78 101
Rank change year-on-year -19 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 178 239 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.27% 2.58% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 2.71% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 143 102
Median daily rate £350 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +0.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +4.98% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £39.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.49% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +10.00%  

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 7373 8823 9388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 95.12% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4191 5395 5019
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 382 458
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -1 44 £350 -12.43% 4
West Sussex +9 36 £325 -1.51% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 31 £350 +22.80% 4
Hampshire -26 31 £405 -10.00% 7
Surrey -2 13 £365 -16.57% 13
Kent +22 12 £400 +90.47% 2
East Sussex +1 3 £394 +10.52% 1
Middlesex +4 2 - -
Sussex +3 1 - -
Oxfordshire -3 1 £500 +70.94%
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 167 (44.06%) User Experience
2 108 (28.50%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (22.43%) Wireframes
4 84 (22.16%) HTML
5 82 (21.64%) CSS
6 68 (17.94%) Prototyping
7 58 (15.30%) Finance
8 49 (12.93%) Mobile App
8 49 (12.93%) Photoshop
9 40 (10.55%) JavaScript
10 39 (10.29%) Telecoms
11 35 (9.23%) Scrum
12 34 (8.97%) Adobe
13 33 (8.71%) Android
14 32 (8.44%) Rapid Prototyping
15 31 (8.18%) HTML5
15 31 (8.18%) Apple iOS
16 30 (7.92%) Adobe Illustrator
17 27 (7.12%) Axure RP
17 27 (7.12%) Information Architecture
18 25 (6.60%) Publishing
19 24 (6.33%) Billing
19 24 (6.33%) Degree
20 23 (6.07%) E-Commerce
21 22 (5.80%) Microsoft
21 22 (5.80%) Banking
21 22 (5.80%) Service Management
21 22 (5.80%) CSS3
22 20 (5.28%) Web Design
22 20 (5.28%) 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 11 (2.90%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.32%) CMS
2 5 (1.32%) WordPress
3 4 (1.06%) Joomla!
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.79%) Smallworld
5 2 (0.53%) Moodle
5 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.26%) CICS
6 1 (0.26%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.26%) Commerce Server 2007
6 1 (0.26%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.26%) JBoss
6 1 (0.26%) Marvel
6 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 49 (12.93%) Photoshop
2 30 (7.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (4.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.58%) InVision
4 6 (1.58%) MS Excel
4 6 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.58%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (1.32%) InDesign
5 5 (1.32%) MS Office
6 3 (0.79%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.79%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.79%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.53%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.53%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.53%) Edge Animate
7 2 (0.53%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.26%) CATIA
8 1 (0.26%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Oracle BRM
2 3 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.64%) Google Analytics
2 9 (2.37%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (1.85%) CloudSense
4 3 (0.79%) IaaS
4 3 (0.79%) PaaS
5 2 (0.53%) Office 365
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.26%) GitHub
6 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.90%) NetScaler
2 10 (2.64%) LDAP
3 6 (1.58%) Broadband
3 6 (1.58%) DNS
3 6 (1.58%) SMTP
4 5 (1.32%) Intranet
5 4 (1.06%) SSL
6 3 (0.79%) DOCSIS
6 3 (0.79%) Firewall
6 3 (0.79%) Internet
6 3 (0.79%) MVNO
6 3 (0.79%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.79%) WAN
7 2 (0.53%) 4G
7 2 (0.53%) BGP
7 2 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.53%) LAN
7 2 (0.53%) OSPF
7 2 (0.53%) VLAN
7 2 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.06%) Big Data
1 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database
1 4 (1.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.79%) DB2
3 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.26%) GIS
4 1 (0.26%) HBase
4 1 (0.26%) Impala
4 1 (0.26%) MySQL
4 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.26%) QlikView
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.26%) Sqoop
4 1 (0.26%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 27 (7.12%) Axure RP
2 13 (3.43%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (1.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.53%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.26%) ERwin
5 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.26%) JUnit
5 1 (0.26%) Maven
5 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.26%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 58 (15.30%) Finance
2 39 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.60%) Publishing
4 24 (6.33%) Billing
5 22 (5.80%) Banking
6 19 (5.01%) Legal
7 18 (4.75%) Marketing
8 11 (2.90%) Retail
9 8 (2.11%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.32%) Multimedia
11 4 (1.06%) Electronics
12 3 (0.79%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.53%) Advertising
13 2 (0.53%) Automotive
14 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (22.16%) HTML
2 82 (21.64%) CSS
3 31 (8.18%) HTML5
4 22 (5.80%) CSS3
5 20 (5.28%) jQuery
6 10 (2.64%) AngularJS
6 10 (2.64%) OAuth
6 10 (2.64%) Web Services
7 9 (2.37%) .NET
8 8 (2.11%) XML
9 7 (1.85%) SAML
10 6 (1.58%) Flash
11 5 (1.32%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.32%) Sass
12 4 (1.06%) Material Design
13 3 (0.79%) JSON
13 3 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (0.79%) XSD
13 3 (0.79%) XSLT
14 2 (0.53%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 167 (44.06%) User Experience
2 49 (12.93%) Mobile App
3 20 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.96%) Social Media
5 13 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.90%) iPad
6 11 (2.90%) iPhone
7 9 (2.37%) Animation
7 9 (2.37%) IVR
8 7 (1.85%) Mobile Banking
9 6 (1.58%) SCORM
10 4 (1.06%) Graphic Design
10 4 (1.06%) Handset
10 4 (1.06%) Photography
11 3 (0.79%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.79%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.79%) FMCG
11 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.53%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.71%) Android
2 31 (8.18%) Apple iOS
3 16 (4.22%) Windows
4 11 (2.90%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.53%) Linux
5 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (28.50%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (22.43%) Wireframes
3 68 (17.94%) Prototyping
4 35 (9.23%) Scrum
5 32 (8.44%) Rapid Prototyping
6 27 (7.12%) Information Architecture
7 23 (6.07%) E-Commerce
8 22 (5.80%) Service Management
9 20 (5.28%) Web Design
10 19 (5.01%) Analytics
11 18 (4.75%) CRM
11 18 (4.75%) Front End Development
12 17 (4.49%) Service Design
13 15 (3.96%) Typography
13 15 (3.96%) Usability Testing
13 15 (3.96%) Web Application Development
14 14 (3.69%) TOGAF
15 13 (3.43%) Android Development
16 12 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (3.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.55%) JavaScript
2 12 (3.17%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.90%) Java
4 5 (1.32%) SQL
5 4 (1.06%) C#
6 2 (0.53%) C
6 2 (0.53%) COBOL
6 2 (0.53%) JCL
6 2 (0.53%) Scala
6 2 (0.53%) VB
7 1 (0.26%) C++
7 1 (0.26%) PHP
7 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (6.33%) Degree
2 14 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.85%) CCNP
6 6 (1.58%) CCDP
7 4 (1.06%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CCIE
9 2 (0.53%) CCNA
9 2 (0.53%) CCSP
9 2 (0.53%) CISM
9 2 (0.53%) CISSP
9 2 (0.53%) HNC
9 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.53%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.26%) CCDA
10 1 (0.26%) CCVP
10 1 (0.26%) HND
10 1 (0.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.17%) QA
2 7 (1.85%) SLA
3 3 (0.79%) PMO
4 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (2.90%) Hyper-V
1 11 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
1 11 (2.90%) XenDesktop
1 11 (2.90%) XenServer
2 4 (1.06%) Firmware
3 2 (0.53%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.26%) HDFS
4 1 (0.26%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (2.64%) Amdocs OSS
2 7 (1.85%) Netcool
3 1 (0.26%) Cisco CME
3 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 34 (8.97%) Adobe
2 22 (5.80%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.43%) EXTOL
3 13 (3.43%) Oracle
3 13 (3.43%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (3.17%) Cisco
4 12 (3.17%) Citrix
4 12 (3.17%) VMware
5 10 (2.64%) Cramer
6 9 (2.37%) ClickTale
7 7 (1.85%) Apple
8 6 (1.58%) Remedy
9 5 (1.32%) Siebel
9 5 (1.32%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.06%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.06%) Huawei
11 3 (0.79%) Google
11 3 (0.79%) Intergraph
11 3 (0.79%) Juniper
11 3 (0.79%) Rackspace
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