Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 120 84
Rank change year-on-year +32 -36 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 119 88 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.12% 1.55% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 1.63% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 64 104
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £308 £160
90th Percentile £575 £500 £538
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
South West median hourly rate - - £9.00
England median hourly rate £23.00 £34.99 £23.50
% change year-on-year -34.26% +48.88% +6.82%

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 5335 5385 6287
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 94.92% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3341 3503 4096
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 342 397
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.05
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +19 57 £400 +6.67% 7
Wiltshire -3 28 £400 +14.29% 3
Somerset +7 15 £279 +11.50% 1
Gloucestershire +22 6 £250 -33.33% 1
Devon -20 1 £588 +30.56%
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 59 (49.58%) User Experience
2 34 (28.57%) Finance
3 27 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (13.45%) Adobe
5 15 (12.61%) Telecoms
6 13 (10.92%) Wireframes
7 12 (10.08%) Big Data
7 12 (10.08%) Data Modelling
8 11 (9.24%) Hadoop
9 10 (8.40%) Prototyping
9 10 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (8.40%) Photoshop
9 10 (8.40%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (7.56%) Banking
10 9 (7.56%) Scrum
10 9 (7.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (6.72%) InVision
11 8 (6.72%) Security Cleared
11 8 (6.72%) Radio Access Network
11 8 (6.72%) Apache Hive
12 7 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 7 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.88%) Marvel
12 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (5.04%) Coaching
13 6 (5.04%) Front End Development
13 6 (5.04%) Collaborative Working
13 6 (5.04%) Service Design
13 6 (5.04%) Axure RP
13 6 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 7 (5.88%) Marvel
2 4 (3.36%) Apache Pig
2 4 (3.36%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.68%) CMS
4 1 (0.84%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (8.40%) Photoshop
2 9 (7.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (6.72%) InVision
4 7 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.68%) InDesign
5 2 (1.68%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (1.68%) Pixate
5 2 (1.68%) UXPin
6 1 (0.84%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.84%) CATIA
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.84%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.84%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.84%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.84%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Actimize
1 1 (0.84%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.72%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (5.04%) 2G
2 6 (5.04%) 3G
2 6 (5.04%) LTE
3 4 (3.36%) GSM
4 3 (2.52%) 4G
4 3 (2.52%) HSPA
4 3 (2.52%) LAN
4 3 (2.52%) WAN
4 3 (2.52%) WCDMA
5 2 (1.68%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.68%) Broadband
5 2 (1.68%) Firewall
5 2 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.68%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.68%) WLAN
6 1 (0.84%) ATM
6 1 (0.84%) SMS
6 1 (0.84%) UMTS
6 1 (0.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.08%) Big Data
2 11 (9.24%) Hadoop
3 10 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (6.72%) Apache Hive
5 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.36%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.52%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.52%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.84%) DB2
9 1 (0.84%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.84%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.84%) XMLSpy
General
1 34 (28.57%) Finance
2 15 (12.61%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.56%) Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Legal
5 2 (1.68%) Publishing
6 1 (0.84%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.84%) Automotive
6 1 (0.84%) Billing
6 1 (0.84%) Electronics
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.84%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.04%) CSS
1 6 (5.04%) HTML
2 2 (1.68%) .NET
2 2 (1.68%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.84%) CSS3
3 1 (0.84%) HTML5
3 1 (0.84%) J2EE
3 1 (0.84%) jQuery
3 1 (0.84%) SOAP
3 1 (0.84%) Web Services
3 1 (0.84%) WSDL
3 1 (0.84%) XML
3 1 (0.84%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 59 (49.58%) User Experience
2 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.20%) CESG
4 4 (3.36%) W3C
5 1 (0.84%) Blog
5 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.68%) Windows
2 1 (0.84%) Android
2 1 (0.84%) Linux
2 1 (0.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (10.92%) Wireframes
3 12 (10.08%) Data Modelling
4 10 (8.40%) Prototyping
5 9 (7.56%) Scrum
6 7 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.04%) Coaching
7 6 (5.04%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (5.04%) ETL
7 6 (5.04%) Front End Development
7 6 (5.04%) Network Design
7 6 (5.04%) Service Design
7 6 (5.04%) TOGAF
8 5 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.20%) High Availability
8 5 (4.20%) Information Security
8 5 (4.20%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (4.20%) SABSA
8 5 (4.20%) Security Architecture
8 5 (4.20%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.52%) Java
1 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
1 3 (2.52%) SQL
2 2 (1.68%) VB
2 2 (1.68%) VBA
3 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.84%) C
3 1 (0.84%) C#
3 1 (0.84%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (6.72%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.20%) CISSP
2 5 (4.20%) ISSAP
2 5 (4.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.36%) Degree
4 3 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.20%) COBIT
2 5 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 5 (4.20%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.36%) GDPR
4 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.84%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.84%) Nagios
1 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (13.45%) Adobe
2 5 (4.20%) Informatica
2 5 (4.20%) Nokia
2 5 (4.20%) Oracle
2 5 (4.20%) Teradata
3 4 (3.36%) Huawei
4 3 (2.52%) Cisco
5 2 (1.68%) Actix
5 2 (1.68%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.68%) SAP
6 1 (0.84%) Apple
6 1 (0.84%) EMC
6 1 (0.84%) F5
6 1 (0.84%) Infoblox
6 1 (0.84%) IronPort
6 1 (0.84%) Juniper
6 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.84%) Siemens
6 1 (0.84%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.84%) Tekelec