The median contractor rate for a Designer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 June 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 West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 76 56
Rank change year-on-year -5 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 59 68 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.16% 2.26% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 2.37% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 56
South West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
10th Percentile £313 £188 £263
90th Percentile £455 £475 £525
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
South West median hourly rate £20.25 - £30.00
10th Percentile £17.28 - £25.00
90th Percentile £21.83 - £35.00
England median hourly rate £23.00 £42.60 £30.00
% change year-on-year -46.00% +41.98%  

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2617 2872 3003
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.72% 95.38% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 6450 6581
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £563 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 432 794
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +57.14%  
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.75 £43.83
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Bristol -4 29 £400 +6.66% 4
Wiltshire -12 8 £350 -3.44% 2
Devon -16 6 £345 -23.33% 1
Somerset - 4 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire +3 1 £400 +6.66%
Cornwall - 1 - -
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 West region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 49 (44.55%) User Experience
2 33 (30.00%) HTML
3 31 (28.18%) CSS
4 25 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (20.91%) Prototyping
6 17 (15.45%) Finance
7 16 (14.55%) Degree
8 13 (11.82%) Service Design
8 13 (11.82%) Banking
8 13 (11.82%) JavaScript
9 12 (10.91%) Adobe
9 12 (10.91%) jQuery
9 12 (10.91%) Rapid Prototyping
10 11 (10.00%) Typography
11 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
11 10 (9.09%) Photoshop
12 9 (8.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (8.18%) Marketing
12 9 (8.18%) Wireframes
12 9 (8.18%) Front End Development
12 9 (8.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (8.18%) Mobile App
13 8 (7.27%) Actionable Insight
13 8 (7.27%) HTML5
13 8 (7.27%) Internet
14 7 (6.36%) Retail
14 7 (6.36%) CSS3
14 7 (6.36%) Responsive Web Design
14 7 (6.36%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
14 7 (6.36%) Analytics

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 6 (5.45%) CMS
2 2 (1.82%) PowerExchange
3 1 (0.91%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.91%) Marvel
3 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.91%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Photoshop
2 9 (8.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (5.45%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (2.73%) InDesign
7 2 (1.82%) Fireworks
7 2 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.91%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.91%) InVision
8 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (0.91%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 4 (3.64%) IBM Blueworks
1 4 (3.64%) Office 365
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.91%) GitHub
3 1 (0.91%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.91%) PaaS
3 1 (0.91%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.27%) Internet
2 4 (3.64%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (2.73%) 2G
3 3 (2.73%) 3G
3 3 (2.73%) 3GPP
3 3 (2.73%) LTE
4 1 (0.91%) 4G
4 1 (0.91%) ATM
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (0.91%) GSM
4 1 (0.91%) HSPA
4 1 (0.91%) Intranet
4 1 (0.91%) SMS
4 1 (0.91%) UTRAN
4 1 (0.91%) WAN
4 1 (0.91%) WCDMA
4 1 (0.91%) Wireless
4 1 (0.91%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.82%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.91%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.91%) Big Data
3 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.91%) DB2
3 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.91%) MS Access
3 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (2.73%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (1.82%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (15.45%) Finance
2 13 (11.82%) Banking
3 9 (8.18%) Marketing
4 7 (6.36%) Retail
5 6 (5.45%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.64%) Back Office
7 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.82%) Electronics
8 2 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.91%) Publishing
9 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (30.00%) HTML
2 31 (28.18%) CSS
3 12 (10.91%) jQuery
4 9 (8.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (7.27%) HTML5
6 7 (6.36%) CSS3
7 6 (5.45%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.55%) XML
9 4 (3.64%) .NET
9 4 (3.64%) D3.js
9 4 (3.64%) Dojo
9 4 (3.64%) DOM
10 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.82%) Highcharts JS
10 2 (1.82%) HTML5 Canvas
11 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.91%) Ember.js
11 1 (0.91%) Middleware
11 1 (0.91%) Web Services
11 1 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (44.55%) User Experience
2 9 (8.18%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.55%) Graphic Design
4 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.64%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.82%) RIA
6 1 (0.91%) Animation
6 1 (0.91%) Blog
6 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.91%) Digital Signage
6 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.91%) iPhone
6 1 (0.91%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (0.91%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.64%) Windows
2 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.91%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.91%) Prototyping
3 13 (11.82%) Service Design
4 12 (10.91%) Rapid Prototyping
5 11 (10.00%) Typography
6 9 (8.18%) Front End Development
6 9 (8.18%) Wireframes
7 8 (7.27%) Actionable Insight
8 7 (6.36%) Analytics
8 7 (6.36%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 7 (6.36%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (5.45%) Content Management
9 6 (5.45%) Process Management
9 6 (5.45%) Project Management
9 6 (5.45%) Validation
10 5 (4.55%) ETL
10 5 (4.55%) Process Improvement
10 5 (4.55%) SOA
10 5 (4.55%) Time Management
11 4 (3.64%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.82%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.64%) Java
3 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.73%) VBScript
4 2 (1.82%) C
5 1 (0.91%) C#
5 1 (0.91%) PHP
5 1 (0.91%) Python
5 1 (0.91%) SQL
5 1 (0.91%) VB
5 1 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (14.55%) Degree
2 2 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.91%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.91%) CCNA
3 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.91%) CWNA
3 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (2.73%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (2.73%) SCCM
1 3 (2.73%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 12 (10.91%) Adobe
2 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.64%) IBM
3 4 (3.64%) Informatica
3 4 (3.64%) Pega
3 4 (3.64%) webMethods
4 3 (2.73%) Sophos
5 2 (1.82%) Google
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle
5 2 (1.82%) SAP
5 2 (1.82%) Teradata
6 1 (0.91%) Actix
6 1 (0.91%) Cisco
6 1 (0.91%) EMC
6 1 (0.91%) Huawei
6 1 (0.91%) Netezza
6 1 (0.91%) Nokia
6 1 (0.91%) PayPal
6 1 (0.91%) Sitecore
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