Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Creative Designer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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.

Creative Designer
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 862 825 863
Rank change year-on-year -37 +38 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Creative Designer 8 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.020% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.021% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 5
UK median daily rate £275 £175 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -26.32% -18.10%
10th Percentile £98 £130 £180
90th Percentile £390 £248 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate - £130 £231
% change year-on-year - -43.78% -33.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £35.69 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.75% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94,249 91,784 102,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,616 59,908 65,517
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,769 3,237 3,875
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +9.85%

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 20 January 2018.

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 2 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 20 January 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
England -18 7 £254 +45.00% 5
London -30 7 £254 +45.00% 1

Creative Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 6 (75.00%) Photoshop
2 5 (62.50%) Adobe
2 5 (62.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (62.50%) Graphic Design
3 4 (50.00%) Marketing
3 4 (50.00%) InDesign
3 4 (50.00%) Social Media
4 3 (37.50%) Infographics
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (25.00%) Copywriting
5 2 (25.00%) Web Design
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) Publishing
5 2 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
5 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) Typography
5 2 (25.00%) Facebook
5 2 (25.00%) Twitter
5 2 (25.00%) User Experience
5 2 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (12.50%) webpack
6 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (12.50%) Android Studio
6 1 (12.50%) DevOps
6 1 (12.50%) Axure RP
6 1 (12.50%) Node.js
6 1 (12.50%) Wireframes

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 6 (75.00%) Photoshop
2 5 (62.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (50.00%) InDesign
4 2 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (12.50%) Adobe After Effects
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Android Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Axure RP
1 1 (12.50%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (12.50%) webpack
General
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) Node.js
3 1 (12.50%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Graphic Design
2 4 (50.00%) Social Media
3 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (12.50%) Photography
4 1 (12.50%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Digital Marketing
1 3 (37.50%) Infographics
2 2 (25.00%) Copywriting
2 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (25.00%) Typography
2 2 (25.00%) Web Design
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Information Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Product Management
3 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Adobe
2 2 (25.00%) Facebook
2 2 (25.00%) Twitter
3 1 (12.50%) Apple