The median contractor rate for a Designer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 28 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 23 24
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 1.08% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.14% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £283 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +145.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 - £21.84

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 110 175 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 94.83% 94.59% 97.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 343 665
Median daily rate £350 £330 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £150 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £499 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 31 56
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.41 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Staffordshire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Designer in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Staffordshire

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Staffordshire

Designer Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Staffordshire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (33.33%) Social Media
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe
2 1 (33.33%) Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) SCADA
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) SCADA
2 1 (33.33%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) Web Design
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe