Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Designer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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.

Digital Designer
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 364 342 374
Rank change year-on-year -22 +32 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Designer 14 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.086% 0.15% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.16% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 4
South East median daily rate £388 £303 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.10% +28.72% +11.90%
10th Percentile £169 £193 £175
90th Percentile £538 £403 £337
England median daily rate £388 £394 £350
% change year-on-year -1.59% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £40.00

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 15,405 15,373 15,995
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.42% 94.67% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,238 9,127 9,562
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £231
90th Percentile £580 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 631 787
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.79% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Digital Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Designer in the South East

Digital 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 Digital Designer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Designer in the South East

Digital Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Designer in the South East over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Designer in the South East

Digital 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 Digital Designer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Designer in the South East

Digital 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 Digital Designer within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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 -7 8 £356 +78.13% 7
Berkshire -9 6 £525 +100.00% 4
Kent +8 3 £388 +40.91% 2
Oxfordshire +3 2 £188 +50.00% 3
Hampshire -20 2 £345 - 3
Surrey -17 1 £475 +111.11% 1
Digital Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Digital 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 Digital Designer in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) User Experience
2 6 (42.86%) Photoshop
2 6 (42.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (28.57%) Typography
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Adobe
4 3 (21.43%) UX Design
4 3 (21.43%) Axure RP
4 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
5 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
5 2 (14.29%) Personalization
5 2 (14.29%) Customer-Centricity
5 2 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) InDesign
6 1 (7.14%) Kanban
6 1 (7.14%) JIRA
6 1 (7.14%) Intranet
6 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
6 1 (7.14%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
6 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Confluence
6 1 (7.14%) Customer Insight
6 1 (7.14%) HTML

Digital 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 1 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (42.86%) Photoshop
2 2 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (14.29%) InDesign
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Axure RP
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) User Experience
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Typography
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) UX Design
3 2 (14.29%) Customer-Centricity
3 2 (14.29%) Personalization
3 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
3 2 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Insight
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Kanban
4 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.14%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Wireframes
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Adobe