Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £465 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 17 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 77 92
Rank change year-on-year +11 +15 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 16 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.63% 1.05% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.07% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 10
South Wales median daily rate £465 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +10.39% +2.67%
10th Percentile £306 £335 £203
90th Percentile £503 £525 £488
Wales median daily rate £465 £425 £385
% change year-on-year +9.41% +10.39% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
South Wales median hourly rate - - £9.00
Wales median hourly rate - - £9.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 951 1119 1242
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.04% 97.90% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 764 938
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £168 £200 £213
90th Percentile £520 £536 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 68 55
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.64 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.93% -0.73% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £9.85
90th Percentile £47.10 £72.25 £28.15
Wales median hourly rate £15.37 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +13.85% -3.57% -3.45%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in South Wales

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in South Wales

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in South Wales over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in South Wales

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in South Wales

Designer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 17 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
Cardiff -8 12 £500 +17.65% 1
Newport - 3 £425 -
Designer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 Wales region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) User Experience
1 9 (56.25%) Prototyping
2 7 (43.75%) Wireframes
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Axure RP
4 4 (25.00%) CSS
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
5 3 (18.75%) Rapid Prototyping
5 3 (18.75%) SAP BPC
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (18.75%) SAP CO
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) SAP
5 3 (18.75%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) SAP FI
5 3 (18.75%) Banking
6 2 (12.50%) Ext JS
7 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
7 1 (6.25%) HTML5
7 1 (6.25%) Social Media
7 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (6.25%) Big Data
7 1 (6.25%) User Stories
7 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (6.25%) Oozie
7 1 (6.25%) Grunt

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (6.25%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SAP BPC
1 3 (18.75%) SAP CO
1 3 (18.75%) SAP FI
1 3 (18.75%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) FTP
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Axure RP
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Grunt
2 1 (6.25%) gulp
2 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) CSS
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) Ext JS
3 1 (6.25%) Ajax
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (6.25%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) User Experience
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Prototyping
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Wireframes
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance
4 1 (6.25%) Multivariate Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (6.25%) Product Management
4 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) SEO
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Perforce
2 1 (6.25%) Software AG