Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Creative Designer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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.

Creative Designer
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 888 852
Rank change year-on-year +60 -36 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Creative Designer 14 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.012% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.012% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 12
UK median daily rate £300 £201 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.63% +0.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £205 £129 £113
90th Percentile £325 £268 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £140 £125
% change year-on-year +114.29% +12.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90957 104552 107129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58966 68005 66246
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3123 4144
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £44.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +3.03%

Creative Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Creative Designer in the UK

Creative Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Creative Designer in the UK

Creative Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Creative Designer over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Creative Designer in the UK

Creative Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Creative Designer in the UK

Creative Designer
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Creative Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 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
England +58 14 £300 +49.63% 2
UK excluding London +61 8 £300 +114.29% 1
North of England - 8 £300 -
North West - 8 £300 -
London +13 6 £230 +14.71% 1

Creative Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, Creative 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 featuring Creative Designer in the job title.

1 11 (78.57%) Adobe
1 11 (78.57%) Photoshop
2 8 (57.14%) User Experience
3 4 (28.57%) Marketing
4 3 (21.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (21.43%) Graphic Design
5 2 (14.29%) Social Media
5 2 (14.29%) InDesign
5 2 (14.29%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (14.29%) Typography
5 2 (14.29%) Infographics
6 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (7.14%) Wireframes
6 1 (7.14%) HTML
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (7.14%) DoubleClick
6 1 (7.14%) Google
6 1 (7.14%) Degree
6 1 (7.14%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Retail
6 1 (7.14%) Finance
6 1 (7.14%) Advertising
6 1 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (7.14%) Facebook
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Marketing Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite

Creative Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (78.57%) Photoshop
2 3 (21.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (14.29%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (14.29%) InDesign
4 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (7.14%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (7.14%) GIMP
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
General
1 4 (28.57%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) User Experience
2 3 (21.43%) Graphic Design
3 2 (14.29%) Social Media
4 1 (7.14%) Animation
4 1 (7.14%) Podcast
4 1 (7.14%) Video Editing
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Infographics
1 2 (14.29%) Typography
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Analytics
2 1 (7.14%) Copywriting
2 1 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing Analytics
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile First
2 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
2 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.14%) Wireframes
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) DoubleClick
2 1 (7.14%) Facebook
2 1 (7.14%) Google