Period
to 29 March 2020

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £441 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 106 95
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 230 369 406
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.34% 2.34% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 2.47% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 233 211
Median daily rate £441 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.82% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £226 £313 £263
90th Percentile £539 £563 £535
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £37.00 £37.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +186.54% -40.91%
10th Percentile £35.20 £22.43 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.20 £56.40 £68.70
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +16.67% -5.26%

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 9,238 14,918 15,813
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.80% 94.42% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,384 9,010 9,271
Median daily rate £430 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.91% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £470 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 612 614
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.98% +9.40% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.18 £50.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - +0.05%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Designer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Designer in the South East

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Designer in the South East over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Designer in the South East

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Designer in the South East.

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 29 March 2020. 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 +14 135 £425 +6.25% 24
Berkshire +6 121 £446 +11.46% 8
Hampshire +24 39 £459 -4.38% 12
West Sussex +20 23 £330 -15.92% 5
Surrey +24 19 £500 -2.44% 7
East Sussex +19 12 £360 -15.29% 5
Oxfordshire +29 10 £350 -30.00% 14
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £425 +33.86% 2
Kent +16 2 £450 -5.26% 1
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 72 (31.30%) User Experience
2 52 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (21.74%) Telecoms
4 39 (16.96%) Perl
4 39 (16.96%) IBM
4 39 (16.96%) Netcool
4 39 (16.96%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 39 (16.96%) Shell Script
5 38 (16.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 37 (16.09%) ServiceNow
6 37 (16.09%) Siebel
7 36 (15.65%) Web Services
7 36 (15.65%) Cramer
8 35 (15.22%) Remedy
8 35 (15.22%) Security Cleared
8 35 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (15.22%) Amdocs OSS
9 34 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (14.78%) SC Cleared
10 33 (14.35%) BMC
10 33 (14.35%) REST
10 33 (14.35%) Remedy ITSM
11 32 (13.91%) SNMP
11 32 (13.91%) SOAP
11 32 (13.91%) xMatters
12 29 (12.61%) Wireframes
12 29 (12.61%) JavaScript
13 28 (12.17%) Network Management
14 24 (10.43%) Service Design
15 23 (10.00%) Web Development

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 6 (2.61%) CMS
2 4 (1.74%) Drupal
3 3 (1.30%) WordPress
4 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.43%) Confluence
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (6.09%) Sketch
2 10 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 10 (4.35%) Photoshop
3 9 (3.91%) InVision
4 7 (3.04%) InDesign
5 6 (2.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.74%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (1.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (1.74%) Adobe XD
7 3 (1.30%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (1.30%) Figma
7 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (1.30%) UXPin
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.43%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 33 (14.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 6 (2.61%) Azure
3 5 (2.17%) AWS
3 5 (2.17%) Office 365
4 4 (1.74%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.30%) SaaS
6 2 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.43%) GCP
7 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.91%) SNMP
2 7 (3.04%) MPLS
3 6 (2.61%) LAN
3 6 (2.61%) WAN
4 5 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.30%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.87%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.87%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.87%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (0.87%) Firewall
6 2 (0.87%) GGSN
6 2 (0.87%) GPRS
6 2 (0.87%) MVNO
7 1 (0.43%) 4G
7 1 (0.43%) DNS
7 1 (0.43%) IPv4
7 1 (0.43%) SCTP
7 1 (0.43%) SIGTRAN
7 1 (0.43%) VoIP
7 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.74%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (1.74%) Data Lake
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (0.87%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.87%) DTS
2 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.43%) Big Data
3 1 (0.43%) BigQuery
3 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (4.78%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.87%) Balsamiq
2 2 (0.87%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (0.87%) JIRA
General
1 50 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 18 (7.83%) Marketing
3 15 (6.52%) Publishing
4 12 (5.22%) Public Sector
5 10 (4.35%) Retail
6 8 (3.48%) Billing
7 7 (3.04%) Finance
8 4 (1.74%) Digital Economy
8 4 (1.74%) Legal
9 3 (1.30%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.87%) Advertising
10 2 (0.87%) Games
11 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.65%) Web Services
2 33 (14.35%) REST
3 32 (13.91%) SOAP
4 17 (7.39%) HTML
5 10 (4.35%) CSS
6 5 (2.17%) XML
7 4 (1.74%) Ajax
8 3 (1.30%) Django
8 3 (1.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (0.87%) Flash
9 2 (0.87%) HTML5
9 2 (0.87%) jQuery
10 1 (0.43%) .NET
10 1 (0.43%) JSF
10 1 (0.43%) LDAP
10 1 (0.43%) PrimeFaces
10 1 (0.43%) React
10 1 (0.43%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 72 (31.30%) User Experience
2 35 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.04%) e-Learning
3 7 (3.04%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.74%) Graphic Design
5 4 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.74%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.74%) Social Media
6 3 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.30%) PMI
6 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.30%) W3C
7 2 (0.87%) CMDB
7 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.43%) Animation
8 1 (0.43%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.43%) Podcast
8 1 (0.43%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.87%) Linux
1 2 (0.87%) Windows
2 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 34 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (12.61%) Wireframes
5 28 (12.17%) Network Management
6 24 (10.43%) Service Design
7 23 (10.00%) Web Development
8 22 (9.57%) Integration Testing
9 21 (9.13%) Prototyping
10 20 (8.70%) Smoke Testing
10 20 (8.70%) Unit Testing
11 17 (7.39%) Usability Testing
12 15 (6.52%) CRM
13 13 (5.65%) Content Management
13 13 (5.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 13 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (4.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 10 (4.35%) Analytics
15 10 (4.35%) User Stories
16 9 (3.91%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 39 (16.96%) Perl
1 39 (16.96%) Shell Script
2 29 (12.61%) JavaScript
3 23 (10.00%) Java
3 23 (10.00%) Python
4 22 (9.57%) PHP
5 1 (0.43%) C#
5 1 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 35 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 34 (14.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.48%) Degree
4 3 (1.30%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.30%) PMP
5 2 (0.87%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.43%) CIPD
6 1 (0.43%) ISEB
6 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.43%) MBA
6 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.30%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.43%) WAI
2 1 (0.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.30%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (16.96%) Netcool
1 39 (16.96%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 35 (15.22%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (16.96%) IBM
2 37 (16.09%) ServiceNow
2 37 (16.09%) Siebel
3 36 (15.65%) Cramer
4 35 (15.22%) Remedy
5 33 (14.35%) BMC
6 32 (13.91%) xMatters
7 21 (9.13%) Cisco
8 18 (7.83%) Adobe
9 15 (6.52%) Nokia
10 12 (5.22%) Huawei
11 6 (2.61%) Microsoft
12 5 (2.17%) Genesys
12 5 (2.17%) Oracle
13 4 (1.74%) BT
13 4 (1.74%) ForgeRock
13 4 (1.74%) Informatica
13 4 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (1.30%) ComArch
15 2 (0.87%) Google