Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 85 119
Rank change year-on-year -28 +34 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 114 122 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.88% 2.21% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.32% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 80 62
South West median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £288
90th Percentile £513 £575 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
South West median hourly rate £46.25 £20.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.40% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £34.99
% change year-on-year +55.56% -35.69% +39.95%

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 5,769 5,259 5,526
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.90% 95.38% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,547 3,283 3,560
South West median daily rate £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £215
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 246 329
South West median hourly rate £39.75 £33.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +21.82% +9.45%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.79 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.38 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 19 October 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
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 19 October 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 -27 43 £400 - 11
Wiltshire -1 38 £463 +19.35% 3
Cornwall +8 16 - - 1
Dorset - 5 £500 - 5
Gloucestershire -2 4 £375 +50.00% 6
Devon +1 3 £388 +6.16% 7
Somerset -14 1 £313 +9.65% 3
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 50 (43.86%) User Experience
2 31 (27.19%) Finance
3 24 (21.05%) Wireframes
4 21 (18.42%) Degree
5 19 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (16.67%) Prototyping
5 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 17 (14.91%) Visualisation
7 16 (14.04%) Data Visualisation
7 16 (14.04%) Collaborative Working
7 16 (14.04%) Instructional Design
7 16 (14.04%) Games
7 16 (14.04%) Postgraduate
8 14 (12.28%) Adobe
9 13 (11.40%) InVision
9 13 (11.40%) Data Centre
10 12 (10.53%) Service Design
10 12 (10.53%) SC Cleared
10 12 (10.53%) Usability Testing
11 11 (9.65%) Firewall
12 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (8.77%) Banking
12 10 (8.77%) HTML
12 10 (8.77%) Infographics
13 9 (7.89%) CSS
14 8 (7.02%) JavaScript
14 8 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (7.02%) Pedagogy
14 8 (7.02%) Time Management
14 8 (7.02%) UX Design

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 (5.26%) Marvel
2 3 (2.63%) Confluence
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (11.40%) InVision
2 5 (4.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (4.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.63%) Pixate
4 2 (1.75%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.75%) InDesign
4 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.75%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.88%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.88%) Flinto
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.65%) Firewall
2 7 (6.14%) BGP
2 7 (6.14%) OSPF
3 6 (5.26%) DMVPN
3 6 (5.26%) Multicast
4 5 (4.39%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (3.51%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (3.51%) VXLAN
6 2 (1.75%) Network Security
7 1 (0.88%) 4G
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.88%) Internet
7 1 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) JIRA
2 2 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.88%) GitLab
3 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.88%) WebStorm
General
1 31 (27.19%) Finance
2 16 (14.04%) Games
3 10 (8.77%) Banking
4 6 (5.26%) Military
5 5 (4.39%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.63%) Electronics
6 3 (2.63%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.88%) German Language
8 1 (0.88%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) Local Government
8 1 (0.88%) Marketing
8 1 (0.88%) Publishing
8 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) HTML
2 9 (7.89%) CSS
3 4 (3.51%) .NET
3 4 (3.51%) Spine.js
4 3 (2.63%) Framer.js
4 3 (2.63%) Middleware
4 3 (2.63%) REST
4 3 (2.63%) WSDL
4 3 (2.63%) XML
5 2 (1.75%) Flash
5 2 (1.75%) HTML5
5 2 (1.75%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.88%) React
6 1 (0.88%) Sass
6 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (43.86%) User Experience
2 13 (11.40%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.51%) Graphic Design
4 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.75%) CESG
5 2 (1.75%) DataPower
5 2 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.75%) Podcast
5 2 (1.75%) Social Media
6 1 (0.88%) Animation
6 1 (0.88%) BYOD
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.88%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.88%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.63%) Android
1 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
1 3 (2.63%) CentOS
1 3 (2.63%) Linux
1 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (2.63%) Ubuntu
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.05%) Wireframes
2 19 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 17 (14.91%) Visualisation
4 16 (14.04%) Collaborative Working
4 16 (14.04%) Data Visualisation
4 16 (14.04%) Instructional Design
5 12 (10.53%) Service Design
5 12 (10.53%) Usability Testing
6 10 (8.77%) Infographics
6 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (7.02%) Network Virtualisation
7 8 (7.02%) Pedagogy
7 8 (7.02%) Time Management
7 8 (7.02%) UX Design
8 7 (6.14%) Information Architecture
8 7 (6.14%) ITIL
8 7 (6.14%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (5.26%) Migration
9 6 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.02%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.75%) C
2 2 (1.75%) C#
2 2 (1.75%) SQL
3 1 (0.88%) PHP
3 1 (0.88%) VB
3 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (18.42%) Degree
2 19 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 16 (14.04%) Postgraduate
4 12 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.39%) CCNA
7 3 (2.63%) CCNP
7 3 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.75%) CCIE
8 2 (1.75%) CCIE Security
8 2 (1.75%) CISSP
8 2 (1.75%) ISSAP
8 2 (1.75%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.88%) CCDP
9 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.88%) MCSE
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.75%) COBIT
2 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (1.75%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) HP ALM
1 2 (1.75%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.88%) Ansible
2 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.88%) Netcool
2 1 (0.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.88%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 14 (12.28%) Adobe
2 7 (6.14%) Cisco
3 4 (3.51%) IBM
3 4 (3.51%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.63%) F5
4 3 (2.63%) HP
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle
4 3 (2.63%) SAP
4 3 (2.63%) VMware
5 2 (1.75%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.75%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.75%) Juniper
5 2 (1.75%) McAfee
5 2 (1.75%) Mentor Graphics
5 2 (1.75%) Unisys
6 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.88%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.88%) Nokia
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com