Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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 West
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 71 147
Rank change year-on-year -48 +76 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 111 143 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.74% 2.71% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 2.85% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 115 36
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.54%
10th Percentile £314 £308 £310
90th Percentile £520 £520 £513
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South West median hourly rate £47.00 - £32.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £21.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year +39.53% -31.20% +15.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 6,059 5,018 5,098
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.02% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,908 3,135 3,314
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £251 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £544
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 246 367
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -10.91% -11.29%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.77% -0.05% +0.16%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the South West

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in the South West

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the South West over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in the South West

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in the South West

Designer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
Wiltshire -28 47 £463 +23.33% 3
Bristol -43 33 £400 +1.91% 8
Cornwall - 12 - - 1
Dorset - 5 £500 - 3
Somerset -8 4 £475 +75.93% 4
Gloucestershire -14 4 £450 +80.00% 4
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 West region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 45 (40.54%) User Experience
2 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (24.32%) Finance
4 19 (17.12%) Wireframes
5 15 (13.51%) Degree
6 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
6 14 (12.61%) Collaborative Working
6 14 (12.61%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 13 (11.71%) Visualisation
7 13 (11.71%) Software Architecture
7 13 (11.71%) Prototyping
7 13 (11.71%) Microservices
7 13 (11.71%) .NET
7 13 (11.71%) IBM
7 13 (11.71%) HP
7 13 (11.71%) Middleware
8 12 (10.81%) WSDL
8 12 (10.81%) XML Schema
8 12 (10.81%) Postgraduate
8 12 (10.81%) XML
8 12 (10.81%) Games
8 12 (10.81%) Defect Management
8 12 (10.81%) Data Visualisation
8 12 (10.81%) REST
8 12 (10.81%) DataPower
8 12 (10.81%) Instructional Design
8 12 (10.81%) HP ALM
8 12 (10.81%) Commercial Awareness
9 11 (9.91%) Sequence Diagram
9 11 (9.91%) BPMN

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (0.90%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.90%) CMS
1 1 (0.90%) Confluence
1 1 (0.90%) Marvel
1 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.11%) InVision
2 3 (2.70%) Pixate
3 2 (1.80%) InDesign
3 2 (1.80%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.90%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.90%) Flinto
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.80%) IaaS
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.80%) Office 365
2 2 (1.80%) PaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.90%) iPaaS
3 1 (0.90%) SaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) Firewall
2 4 (3.60%) BGP
2 4 (3.60%) OSPF
3 3 (2.70%) DMVPN
3 3 (2.70%) Internet
3 3 (2.70%) Multicast
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.80%) Network Security
4 2 (1.80%) VPN
5 1 (0.90%) 4G
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.90%) DNS
5 1 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.90%) Intranet
5 1 (0.90%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.90%) SAN
5 1 (0.90%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.80%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.80%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (1.80%) Data Lake
2 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.80%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.90%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.90%) Big Data
3 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.90%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Axure RP
1 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.90%) JIRA
1 1 (0.90%) WebStorm
General
1 27 (24.32%) Finance
2 12 (10.81%) Games
3 11 (9.91%) Banking
4 6 (5.41%) Military
5 3 (2.70%) Electronics
5 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.70%) Retail
6 2 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.90%) German Language
7 1 (0.90%) Local Government
7 1 (0.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.71%) .NET
1 13 (11.71%) Middleware
2 12 (10.81%) REST
2 12 (10.81%) WSDL
2 12 (10.81%) XML
2 12 (10.81%) XML Schema
3 8 (7.21%) HTML
4 7 (6.31%) CSS
5 3 (2.70%) Framer.js
6 2 (1.80%) Flash
7 1 (0.90%) HTML5
7 1 (0.90%) React
7 1 (0.90%) Sass
7 1 (0.90%) Spine.js
7 1 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (40.54%) User Experience
2 12 (10.81%) DataPower
3 8 (7.21%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.50%) Robotics
5 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.80%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.80%) NHS
5 2 (1.80%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.90%) BYOD
6 1 (0.90%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.90%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.90%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.60%) CentOS
1 4 (3.60%) Linux
1 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (3.60%) Ubuntu
2 3 (2.70%) Android
2 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.12%) Wireframes
3 14 (12.61%) Collaborative Working
3 14 (12.61%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 13 (11.71%) Microservices
4 13 (11.71%) Prototyping
4 13 (11.71%) Software Architecture
4 13 (11.71%) Visualisation
5 12 (10.81%) Commercial Awareness
5 12 (10.81%) Data Visualisation
5 12 (10.81%) Defect Management
5 12 (10.81%) Instructional Design
6 11 (9.91%) BPMN
6 11 (9.91%) Sequence Diagram
6 11 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (9.91%) UML
6 11 (9.91%) Use Case
7 9 (8.11%) Migration
7 9 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (8.11%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.80%) Java
2 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.80%) SQL
3 1 (0.90%) Lua
3 1 (0.90%) Python
3 1 (0.90%) Scala
3 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.90%) VB
3 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (13.51%) Degree
2 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.81%) Postgraduate
4 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.80%) CCIE
6 2 (1.80%) CCIE Security
6 2 (1.80%) CCNA
6 2 (1.80%) CCNP
6 2 (1.80%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.80%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.90%) CCDP
7 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.90%) MCSE
7 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.90%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (10.81%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.90%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (11.71%) HP
1 13 (11.71%) IBM
2 11 (9.91%) Adobe
3 6 (5.41%) Oracle
4 5 (4.50%) Pega
4 5 (4.50%) UiPath
5 4 (3.60%) Cisco
6 3 (2.70%) F5
6 3 (2.70%) SAP
7 2 (1.80%) Blue Coat
7 2 (1.80%) Juniper
7 2 (1.80%) McAfee
7 2 (1.80%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.80%) VMware
8 1 (0.90%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.90%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.90%) Google
8 1 (0.90%) Huawei
8 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.90%) TOWER Software