Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 15 August 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.

Designer
England > South West
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 91 111
Rank change year-on-year -15 +20 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 107 123 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.97% 2.25% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 2.35% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 81 70
South West median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £269 £313 £188
90th Percentile £510 £575 £475
England median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £20.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.16% - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £21.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year +101.15% -43.51% +28.33%

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 5,192 5,235 5,632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.74% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,160 3,253 3,631
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £220 £230
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 272 332
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.87 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.23 £46.25
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.35%

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 15 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the South West over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 August 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
Bristol -4 58 £400 -8.05% 5
Wiltshire +5 24 £435 +8.75% 2
Cornwall +4 12 - - 2
Gloucestershire 0 4 £310 -22.50% 4
Devon -12 4 £275 -42.11% 2
Somerset -4 3 £381 +27.08% 3
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 (42.06%) User Experience
2 24 (22.43%) Finance
3 19 (17.76%) Adobe
3 19 (17.76%) Prototyping
4 15 (14.02%) InVision
4 15 (14.02%) Data Visualisation
4 15 (14.02%) Visualisation
4 15 (14.02%) Collaborative Working
5 14 (13.08%) Degree
5 14 (13.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 14 (13.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (12.15%) Marvel
6 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
6 13 (12.15%) Wireframes
7 12 (11.21%) Instructional Design
7 12 (11.21%) Games
7 12 (11.21%) Postgraduate
8 11 (10.28%) HTML
8 11 (10.28%) SC Cleared
9 10 (9.35%) Typography
9 10 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (8.41%) Infographics
10 9 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (7.48%) Data Centre
11 8 (7.48%) Scrum
11 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
12 7 (6.54%) Cisco
12 7 (6.54%) SQL
12 7 (6.54%) Service Design
12 7 (6.54%) Coaching

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 13 (12.15%) Marvel
2 3 (2.80%) IIS
3 2 (1.87%) CMS
3 2 (1.87%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (14.02%) InVision
2 14 (13.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 14 (13.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.87%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.87%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.93%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.93%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.93%) CATIA
4 1 (0.93%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Heroku
2 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) MailChimp
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) Firewall
2 5 (4.67%) BGP
2 5 (4.67%) OSPF
3 4 (3.74%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (3.74%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (3.74%) DMVPN
3 4 (3.74%) Multicast
3 4 (3.74%) VXLAN
4 3 (2.80%) SAN
5 2 (1.87%) Intranet
6 1 (0.93%) DNS
6 1 (0.93%) LAN
6 1 (0.93%) Network Security
6 1 (0.93%) Skype
6 1 (0.93%) SSL
6 1 (0.93%) VPN
6 1 (0.93%) WAN
6 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) Power BI
1 2 (1.87%) Qlik Sense
1 2 (1.87%) QlikView
1 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
1 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.93%) DataStage
2 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.93%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (1.87%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.93%) GitLab
2 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (22.43%) Finance
2 12 (11.21%) Games
3 5 (4.67%) Banking
3 5 (4.67%) Marketing
4 4 (3.74%) Legal
4 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.74%) Publishing
5 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.87%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.28%) HTML
2 6 (5.61%) CSS
3 4 (3.74%) Spine.js
4 2 (1.87%) .NET
4 2 (1.87%) HTML5
4 2 (1.87%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) CSS3
5 1 (0.93%) Flash
5 1 (0.93%) REST
5 1 (0.93%) SOAP
5 1 (0.93%) WSDL
5 1 (0.93%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 45 (42.06%) User Experience
2 8 (7.48%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.74%) Graphic Design
3 4 (3.74%) Social Media
4 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.80%) CESG
5 2 (1.87%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.87%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.87%) Podcast
6 1 (0.93%) Animation
6 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.93%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.67%) Linux
2 4 (3.74%) Unix
3 3 (2.80%) Windows
3 3 (2.80%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.93%) CentOS
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.76%) Prototyping
2 15 (14.02%) Collaborative Working
2 15 (14.02%) Data Visualisation
2 15 (14.02%) Visualisation
3 13 (12.15%) Wireframes
4 12 (11.21%) Instructional Design
5 10 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.35%) Typography
6 9 (8.41%) Infographics
6 9 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (7.48%) Scrum
8 7 (6.54%) Coaching
8 7 (6.54%) Network Virtualisation
8 7 (6.54%) Service Design
9 6 (5.61%) Critical Thinking
9 6 (5.61%) Mentoring
9 6 (5.61%) Pedagogy
9 6 (5.61%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (5.61%) Time Management
9 6 (5.61%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.54%) SQL
2 3 (2.80%) C#
3 2 (1.87%) C
3 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.93%) Korn
4 1 (0.93%) PHP
4 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (13.08%) Degree
2 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
3 12 (11.21%) Postgraduate
4 11 (10.28%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.67%) CCNA
7 3 (2.80%) CISSP
7 3 (2.80%) ISSAP
8 2 (1.87%) CCNP
8 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.93%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.80%) COBIT
2 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.87%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.80%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.80%) Xen
2 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) SCCM
1 3 (2.80%) SCOM
2 2 (1.87%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.93%) Netcool
3 1 (0.93%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.93%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 19 (17.76%) Adobe
2 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.54%) Cisco
4 5 (4.67%) VMware
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle
5 4 (3.74%) SAP
6 3 (2.80%) Citrix
6 3 (2.80%) NetApp
7 2 (1.87%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.87%) IBM
7 2 (1.87%) Mentor Graphics
7 2 (1.87%) Tableau
7 2 (1.87%) Unisys
8 1 (0.93%) Apple
8 1 (0.93%) Capita
8 1 (0.93%) Cognos
8 1 (0.93%) F5
8 1 (0.93%) Informatica
8 1 (0.93%) Intel
8 1 (0.93%) Juniper