The median contractor rate for a Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 75 97
Rank change year-on-year -17 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 51 62 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.98% 2.13% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.21% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 28
Median daily rate £450 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £429 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +3.33% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +10.00%  

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 2456 2802 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.23% 96.42% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1815 1867
Median daily rate £386 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 182 147
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Designer in the job title.

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 March 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 March 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
Devon +18 21 £475 +35.71% 3
Bristol +3 15 £450 +25.00% 5
Wiltshire -21 12 £409 +12.75% 5
Dorset +3 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire +3 1 £375 - 6
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 42 (52.50%) User Experience
2 35 (43.75%) HTML
3 34 (42.50%) CSS
4 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (27.50%) Prototyping
6 18 (22.50%) Degree
7 16 (20.00%) Typography
8 13 (16.25%) Photoshop
9 12 (15.00%) Rapid Prototyping
10 11 (13.75%) Front End Development
10 11 (13.75%) Service Design
11 10 (12.50%) jQuery
11 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
12 9 (11.25%) Adobe
12 9 (11.25%) CMS
12 9 (11.25%) Marketing
12 9 (11.25%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (11.25%) Content Management
12 9 (11.25%) Mobile App
13 8 (10.00%) Actionable Insight
14 7 (8.75%) Banking
14 7 (8.75%) Finance
14 7 (8.75%) Internet
14 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
14 7 (8.75%) E-Commerce
14 7 (8.75%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
14 7 (8.75%) Axure RP
14 7 (8.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (7.50%) Process Management
15 6 (7.50%) HTML5

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 9 (11.25%) CMS
2 1 (1.25%) Marvel
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (16.25%) Photoshop
2 9 (11.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (3.75%) InDesign
5 2 (2.50%) Fireworks
5 2 (2.50%) MS Office
5 2 (2.50%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (1.25%) InVision
6 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (3.75%) Office 365
3 2 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (2.50%) PaaS
4 1 (1.25%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) 2G
2 1 (1.25%) 3G
2 1 (1.25%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.25%) Firewall
2 1 (1.25%) LTE
2 1 (1.25%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.25%) SMS
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Axure RP
2 4 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (3.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (11.25%) Marketing
2 7 (8.75%) Banking
2 7 (8.75%) Finance
3 5 (6.25%) Retail
4 4 (5.00%) Back Office
4 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.75%) Electronics
5 3 (3.75%) Publishing
6 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.25%) Legal
7 1 (1.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (43.75%) HTML
2 34 (42.50%) CSS
3 10 (12.50%) jQuery
4 7 (8.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (7.50%) HTML5
6 5 (6.25%) CSS3
7 4 (5.00%) Dojo
7 4 (5.00%) DOM
7 4 (5.00%) XML
8 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.50%) .NET
9 2 (2.50%) D3.js
9 2 (2.50%) Highcharts JS
10 1 (1.25%) Ajax
10 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.25%) Backbone.js
10 1 (1.25%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (1.25%) LESS
10 1 (1.25%) Sass
10 1 (1.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (52.50%) User Experience
2 9 (11.25%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.75%) Social Media
5 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.50%) RIA
6 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.25%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.25%) iPhone
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.25%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.25%) Android
3 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.50%) Prototyping
3 16 (20.00%) Typography
4 12 (15.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 11 (13.75%) Front End Development
5 11 (13.75%) Service Design
6 9 (11.25%) Content Management
7 8 (10.00%) Actionable Insight
8 7 (8.75%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.75%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 6 (7.50%) Process Management
10 5 (6.25%) Analytics
11 4 (5.00%) Artificial Intelligence
11 4 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (5.00%) Process Improvement
11 4 (5.00%) QMS
11 4 (5.00%) Quality Management
11 4 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (5.00%) SOA
11 4 (5.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.00%) Java
2 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.75%) VBScript
4 2 (2.50%) PHP
4 2 (2.50%) RPG
4 2 (2.50%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) Degree
2 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.25%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (3.75%) SCCM
1 3 (3.75%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Adobe
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.00%) IBM
3 4 (5.00%) Pega
3 4 (5.00%) webMethods
4 3 (3.75%) Sophos
5 2 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco
6 1 (1.25%) EMC
6 1 (1.25%) Facebook
6 1 (1.25%) Google
6 1 (1.25%) Nintex
6 1 (1.25%) Twitter
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