Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 107 111
Rank change year-on-year -21 +4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 2035 2332 2403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 2.21% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.33% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1486 1547
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £213
90th Percentile £550 £539 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £398
% change year-on-year +1.27% -0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 29
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £33.59 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.52% +59.93% -4.55%
10th Percentile £12.80 £17.90 £9.00
90th Percentile £35.45 £46.23 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £24.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -45.83% -7.69% +18.18%

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the UK

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in the UK

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in the UK

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in the UK

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Designer in the UK

Designer
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England -17 1880 £413 +3.13% 130
UK excluding London -8 1059 £400 +1.27% 84
London -30 946 £425 +6.25% 57
South East -21 344 £400 - 27
North of England +17 203 £400 +5.54% 22
Midlands -12 172 £425 +6.25% 10
South West +30 120 £400 +6.67% 8
Scotland +20 118 £400 +14.29% 9
West Midlands 0 114 £425 +6.25% 8
East of England -33 88 £463 +20.13% 6
North West +11 79 £375 -3.23% 9
North East +100 64 £440 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire -48 61 £385 +2.67% 12
East Midlands -27 56 £388 -8.82% 2
Wales +15 16 £465 +9.41% 1
Northern Ireland -41 3 - - 1

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 featuring Designer in the job title.

1 1044 (51.30%) User Experience
2 744 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
3 566 (27.81%) HTML
4 507 (24.91%) CSS
5 491 (24.13%) Wireframes
6 424 (20.84%) Prototyping
7 379 (18.62%) Finance
8 325 (15.97%) Adobe
9 264 (12.97%) Photoshop
10 219 (10.76%) Service Design
11 218 (10.71%) Adobe Illustrator
12 208 (10.22%) Axure RP
13 193 (9.48%) Mobile App
14 188 (9.24%) Banking
15 165 (8.11%) JavaScript
15 165 (8.11%) Web Design
16 163 (8.01%) Degree
17 159 (7.81%) InVision
18 147 (7.22%) Responsive Web Design
19 143 (7.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 141 (6.93%) E-Commerce
21 139 (6.83%) Scrum
22 136 (6.68%) Marketing
23 132 (6.49%) Rapid Prototyping
24 126 (6.19%) Security Cleared
25 121 (5.95%) Analytics
26 117 (5.75%) HTML5
27 106 (5.21%) Telecoms
28 105 (5.16%) Typography
29 104 (5.11%) Front End Development

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:

Application Platforms
1 44 (2.16%) CMS
2 34 (1.67%) Skype for Business
3 32 (1.57%) Marvel
4 28 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 18 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 16 (0.79%) WebLogic
7 13 (0.64%) Confluence
7 13 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
8 10 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 9 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.39%) Apache
11 7 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.25%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.20%) JBoss
14 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.20%) Smallworld
14 4 (0.20%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 264 (12.97%) Photoshop
2 218 (10.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 159 (7.81%) InVision
4 143 (7.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 56 (2.75%) OmniGraffle
6 41 (2.01%) Adobe After Effects
7 35 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 30 (1.47%) InDesign
9 27 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
10 25 (1.23%) MS Visio
11 16 (0.79%) Flinto
12 15 (0.74%) UXPin
13 14 (0.69%) Adobe Premiere
14 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
15 8 (0.39%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.29%) Fireworks
17 5 (0.25%) SketchUp
18 4 (0.20%) Acrobat
18 4 (0.20%) Pixate
19 3 (0.15%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 10 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
4 4 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.20%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.15%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.15%) Sonata
5 3 (0.15%) Unica
6 2 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.049%) Actimize
7 1 (0.049%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.049%) Endur
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 62 (3.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 21 (1.03%) IaaS
3 20 (0.98%) GitHub
3 20 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (0.98%) Slack
4 19 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.93%) PaaS
5 15 (0.74%) SaaS
6 12 (0.59%) Google Analytics
7 10 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
8 8 (0.39%) Boomi
8 8 (0.39%) Office 365
9 7 (0.34%) Trello
10 4 (0.20%) G Suite
10 4 (0.20%) MailChimp
10 4 (0.20%) Silverpop
11 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.15%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.098%) CheetahMail
12 2 (0.098%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 53 (2.60%) Internet
2 34 (1.67%) Firewall
3 30 (1.47%) NetScaler
4 18 (0.88%) LAN
5 14 (0.69%) WAN
6 13 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (0.49%) Intranet
8 9 (0.44%) DNS
8 9 (0.44%) SNMP
9 8 (0.39%) 3G
9 8 (0.39%) Broadband
9 8 (0.39%) Ethernet
9 8 (0.39%) LTE
9 8 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
10 7 (0.34%) 2G
10 7 (0.34%) HTTP
10 7 (0.34%) MPLS
10 7 (0.34%) SMS
10 7 (0.34%) TACACS
10 7 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (1.23%) Big Data
2 24 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (1.03%) Hadoop
4 20 (0.98%) SQL Server
5 17 (0.84%) Oracle Database
5 17 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.74%) Apache Hive
7 12 (0.59%) MySQL
7 12 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (0.49%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.39%) DB2
9 8 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.29%) QlikView
11 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.20%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 208 (10.22%) Axure RP
2 42 (2.06%) JIRA
3 29 (1.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 22 (1.08%) Dreamweaver
4 22 (1.08%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.44%) SoapUI
6 7 (0.34%) Subversion
6 7 (0.34%) XMLSpy
7 5 (0.25%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.15%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.098%) Gradle
9 2 (0.098%) Grunt
9 2 (0.098%) JUnit
9 2 (0.098%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.098%) Maven
9 2 (0.098%) ProtoShare
9 2 (0.098%) Selenium
9 2 (0.098%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.098%) Visual Studio
General
1 379 (18.62%) Finance
2 188 (9.24%) Banking
3 136 (6.68%) Marketing
4 106 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 99 (4.86%) Publishing
6 80 (3.93%) Retail
7 41 (2.01%) Legal
8 35 (1.72%) Games
9 18 (0.88%) Advertising
10 17 (0.84%) Billing
11 15 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.74%) Retail Banking
12 14 (0.69%) Law
13 11 (0.54%) Electronics
14 10 (0.49%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.44%) German Language
16 7 (0.34%) Automotive
16 7 (0.34%) Back Office
17 6 (0.29%) French Language
18 5 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 566 (27.81%) HTML
2 507 (24.91%) CSS
3 117 (5.75%) HTML5
4 88 (4.32%) CSS3
5 48 (2.36%) jQuery
6 37 (1.82%) .NET
7 34 (1.67%) Web Services
8 26 (1.28%) SOAP
8 26 (1.28%) XML
9 24 (1.18%) Sass
10 22 (1.08%) AngularJS
11 21 (1.03%) Material Design
12 20 (0.98%) REST
13 17 (0.84%) Flash
14 15 (0.74%) RESTful
15 14 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
15 14 (0.69%) React
16 13 (0.64%) Node.js
17 12 (0.59%) WCF
17 12 (0.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1044 (51.30%) User Experience
2 193 (9.48%) Mobile App
3 85 (4.18%) Graphic Design
4 81 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (3.39%) Social Media
6 35 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (1.33%) Animation
8 25 (1.23%) Data Centre
9 23 (1.13%) Management Information System
10 22 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (0.98%) Fintech
12 18 (0.88%) W3C
13 17 (0.84%) Motion Graphics
14 15 (0.74%) CESG
15 12 (0.59%) Photography
16 9 (0.44%) Computer Science
16 9 (0.44%) Data Structures
17 8 (0.39%) Derivative
17 8 (0.39%) Mainframe
17 8 (0.39%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 75 (3.69%) Apple iOS
2 71 (3.49%) Android
3 65 (3.19%) Windows
4 39 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 29 (1.43%) Linux
6 27 (1.33%) Unix
7 26 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.34%) AIX
9 6 (0.29%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.25%) Solaris
10 5 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.098%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.049%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.049%) SUSE
13 1 (0.049%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.049%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.049%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 744 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 491 (24.13%) Wireframes
3 424 (20.84%) Prototyping
4 219 (10.76%) Service Design
5 165 (8.11%) Web Design
6 147 (7.22%) Responsive Web Design
7 141 (6.93%) E-Commerce
8 139 (6.83%) Scrum
9 132 (6.49%) Rapid Prototyping
10 121 (5.95%) Analytics
11 105 (5.16%) Typography
12 104 (5.11%) Front End Development
12 104 (5.11%) Visualisation
13 98 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 87 (4.28%) Usability Testing
15 81 (3.98%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 78 (3.83%) SOA
17 76 (3.73%) Collaborative Working
18 75 (3.69%) Data Visualisation
19 70 (3.44%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 165 (8.11%) JavaScript
2 52 (2.56%) SQL
3 49 (2.41%) Java
4 32 (1.57%) C#
4 32 (1.57%) PowerShell
5 18 (0.88%) Python
6 13 (0.64%) C
7 12 (0.59%) C++
7 12 (0.59%) PHP
7 12 (0.59%) PL/SQL
8 9 (0.44%) Perl
9 8 (0.39%) Scala
10 6 (0.29%) Ruby
10 6 (0.29%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.20%) ActionScript
11 4 (0.20%) VBA
12 3 (0.15%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.15%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.098%) Clojure
13 2 (0.098%) VB
Qualifications
1 163 (8.01%) Degree
2 126 (6.19%) Security Cleared
3 85 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 17 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (0.79%) CISSP
7 15 (0.74%) ISSAP
8 13 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.39%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.39%) CCNP
9 8 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (0.34%) CCIE
10 7 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.25%) CCNA
12 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.20%) PhD
12 4 (0.20%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.098%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.098%) MBA
13 2 (0.098%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.33%) QA
2 20 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.74%) COBIT
4 15 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 12 (0.59%) SLA
6 10 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.49%) GDPR
7 8 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.15%) MiFID
8 3 (0.15%) WCAG
9 2 (0.098%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.098%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.049%) EMIR
10 1 (0.049%) WAI
System Software
1 32 (1.57%) Hyper-V
2 30 (1.47%) XenServer
3 29 (1.43%) XenDesktop
4 27 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (1.03%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.15%) Docker
8 3 (0.15%) XenApp
9 2 (0.098%) HDFS
9 2 (0.098%) NFS
9 2 (0.098%) vSphere
10 1 (0.049%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (0.29%) SCCM
2 5 (0.25%) SCOM
3 4 (0.20%) Ansible
3 4 (0.20%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.20%) Mesos
3 4 (0.20%) WSUS
4 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.15%) Nagios
4 3 (0.15%) Oozie
4 3 (0.15%) Rancher
4 3 (0.15%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.098%) Ambari
5 2 (0.098%) Cacti
5 2 (0.098%) Grafana
5 2 (0.098%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.098%) OpenNMS
5 2 (0.098%) Puppet
5 2 (0.098%) RANCID
5 2 (0.098%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 325 (15.97%) Adobe
2 88 (4.32%) Microsoft
3 72 (3.54%) Oracle
4 42 (2.06%) Cisco
5 38 (1.87%) VMware
6 36 (1.77%) Citrix
7 22 (1.08%) SAP
8 18 (0.88%) IBM
9 17 (0.84%) Google
10 16 (0.79%) Juniper
11 14 (0.69%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.69%) ServiceNow
12 13 (0.64%) Informatica
13 11 (0.54%) Apple
13 11 (0.54%) Teradata
14 10 (0.49%) ClickTale
14 10 (0.49%) Huawei
15 9 (0.44%) Dell
15 9 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.44%) TIBCO