The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 120 120
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 947 1094 1009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 2.03% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 2.14% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 760 603
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Median hourly rate £24.23 £108.80 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -77.72% +262.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £55.84 £15.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.57 £161.76 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.76 £175.00 £21.84
% change year-on-year -81.28% +701.46%  

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Designer in the UK

Designer
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 885 £400 - 173
London -21 420 £400 - 61
South East -23 163 £425 +6.25% 33
South West +7 63 £390 +7.58% 11
East of England -4 57 £475 +11.76% 13
City of London -14 53 £425 +6.25% 10
Yorkshire +38 49 £350 -17.64% 10
Berkshire +13 49 £373 -1.97% 6
North West +10 44 £415 +18.57% 18
Scotland +25 41 £400 - 7
Hampshire -17 41 £409 -11.62% 5
West Yorkshire +34 39 £350 -6.66% 10
Leeds +36 38 £356 -5.00% 10
West Midlands -17 36 £415 +18.57% 13
Glasgow +24 29 £400 +20.75% 4
Bristol +3 29 £400 +6.66% 4
Manchester +14 25 £375 +25.00% 7
North East +82 21 £353 -11.87% 1
Bedfordshire +9 21 £500 +17.64% 3
Reading +27 20 £450 +19.20% 1
East Midlands -9 20 £433 -3.88% 9
West Sussex +2 19 £600 +92.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +83 17 £353 +0.71% 1
Tyne and Wear +82 17 £353 +0.71% 1
Shropshire +12 17 £415 +27.69% 1
Luton +9 17 £500 +17.64%
Hertfordshire 0 16 £425 +41.66% 1
East Sussex +13 15 £450 -14.28% 6
Surrey +12 15 £450 -10.00% 8
Worthing +4 14 £600 +100.00%

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring Designer in the job title.

1 934 (50.13%) User Experience
2 616 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
3 501 (26.89%) HTML
4 447 (23.99%) Wireframes
5 437 (23.46%) CSS
6 370 (19.86%) Prototyping
7 301 (16.16%) Finance
8 264 (14.17%) Adobe
9 214 (11.49%) Photoshop
10 191 (10.25%) JavaScript
11 180 (9.66%) Degree
12 168 (9.02%) Service Design
13 163 (8.75%) Mobile App
14 153 (8.21%) HTML5
15 151 (8.11%) Axure RP
16 144 (7.73%) Scrum
17 143 (7.68%) Rapid Prototyping
18 140 (7.51%) Adobe Illustrator
19 138 (7.41%) Marketing
20 128 (6.87%) Visualisation
21 126 (6.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
22 118 (6.33%) Web Design
23 116 (6.23%) E-Commerce
23 116 (6.23%) Banking
24 110 (5.90%) Data Visualisation
25 109 (5.85%) Retail
26 108 (5.80%) Front End Development
27 106 (5.69%) Telecoms
28 105 (5.64%) CSS3
29 102 (5.48%) Publishing

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 39 (2.09%) CMS
2 32 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.07%) Skype for Business
4 17 (0.91%) WebLogic
5 12 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.54%) Confluence
6 10 (0.54%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.54%) WebSphere
7 9 (0.48%) Marvel
8 8 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.38%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.38%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.38%) SAS
9 7 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.32%) JBoss
10 6 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.27%) Apache
11 5 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.21%) IIS
Applications
1 214 (11.49%) Photoshop
2 140 (7.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 126 (6.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 81 (4.35%) InVision
5 54 (2.90%) OmniGraffle
6 33 (1.77%) InDesign
7 28 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
8 21 (1.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 21 (1.13%) MS Visio
9 20 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 16 (0.86%) UXPin
11 13 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
12 9 (0.48%) EngageOne
12 9 (0.48%) Fireworks
13 7 (0.38%) AutoCAD
14 6 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
14 6 (0.32%) CINEMA 4D
15 5 (0.27%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.27%) Pixate
16 4 (0.21%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 9 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
5 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.16%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.16%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.054%) FastStats
7 1 (0.054%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.054%) Magento
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.054%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 26 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.97%) Office 365
4 16 (0.86%) Google Analytics
5 14 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.54%) GitHub
7 9 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
7 9 (0.48%) PaaS
8 8 (0.43%) IaaS
9 7 (0.38%) SaaS
10 5 (0.27%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
12 3 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.16%) G Suite
12 3 (0.16%) Google Drive
12 3 (0.16%) Slack
12 3 (0.16%) Trello
13 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.11%) CloudSense
14 1 (0.054%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.11%) Internet
2 37 (1.99%) Firewall
3 30 (1.61%) LAN
4 28 (1.50%) WAN
5 20 (1.07%) NetScaler
6 19 (1.02%) DNS
7 16 (0.86%) Network Security
8 14 (0.75%) MPLS
9 13 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (0.64%) Wireless
11 11 (0.59%) BGP
12 10 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
12 10 (0.54%) SNMP
12 10 (0.54%) TCP/IP
13 9 (0.48%) DHCP
13 9 (0.48%) HTTP
13 9 (0.48%) OSPF
14 8 (0.43%) Intranet
14 8 (0.43%) SMTP
14 8 (0.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (2.09%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (1.07%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.02%) Big Data
4 19 (1.02%) Hadoop
5 18 (0.97%) Oracle Database
6 14 (0.75%) DB2
7 13 (0.70%) Adabas
8 11 (0.59%) MySQL
9 10 (0.54%) MongoDB
9 10 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.48%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.38%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.32%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.27%) QlikView
13 5 (0.27%) SAP Data Services
13 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 151 (8.11%) Axure RP
2 32 (1.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 32 (1.72%) Dreamweaver
3 28 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 26 (1.40%) JIRA
5 17 (0.91%) Subversion
6 15 (0.81%) Maven
7 14 (0.75%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.32%) Hudson
9 5 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.27%) JUnit
10 4 (0.21%) Ant
10 4 (0.21%) Gradle
10 4 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.16%) Selenium
11 3 (0.16%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.16%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 301 (16.16%) Finance
2 138 (7.41%) Marketing
3 116 (6.23%) Banking
4 109 (5.85%) Retail
5 106 (5.69%) Telecoms
6 102 (5.48%) Publishing
7 59 (3.17%) Legal
8 25 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 18 (0.97%) Billing
10 15 (0.81%) Games
11 13 (0.70%) Electronics
11 13 (0.70%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.54%) Back Office
13 9 (0.48%) Advertising
13 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.43%) Automotive
15 7 (0.38%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.38%) Law
15 7 (0.38%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.27%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 501 (26.89%) HTML
2 437 (23.46%) CSS
3 153 (8.21%) HTML5
4 105 (5.64%) CSS3
5 59 (3.17%) jQuery
6 50 (2.68%) .NET
7 41 (2.20%) AngularJS
8 38 (2.04%) Flash
9 27 (1.45%) SOAP
9 27 (1.45%) Web Services
10 24 (1.29%) Spring
11 22 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 20 (1.07%) Ajax
12 20 (1.07%) Material Design
13 19 (1.02%) REST
13 19 (1.02%) XML
14 15 (0.81%) Apache Flex
15 14 (0.75%) Sass
16 13 (0.70%) D3.js
16 13 (0.70%) Framer.js
Miscellaneous
1 934 (50.13%) User Experience
2 163 (8.75%) Mobile App
3 85 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (3.49%) Graphic Design
5 54 (2.90%) Social Media
6 27 (1.45%) Animation
7 24 (1.29%) e-Learning
8 22 (1.18%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.13%) Mainframe
10 19 (1.02%) Fintech
10 19 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
11 17 (0.91%) W3C
12 16 (0.86%) Management Information System
13 14 (0.75%) iPhone
14 13 (0.70%) iPad
14 13 (0.70%) Minimum Viable Product
14 13 (0.70%) Replication
15 10 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.48%) PKI
16 9 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (4.78%) Apple iOS
2 85 (4.56%) Android
3 68 (3.65%) Windows
4 35 (1.88%) Linux
5 30 (1.61%) Unix
6 28 (1.50%) Windows Server
7 21 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.32%) AIX
11 5 (0.27%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.16%) Solaris
12 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.054%) HPUX
14 1 (0.054%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.054%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
2 447 (23.99%) Wireframes
3 370 (19.86%) Prototyping
4 168 (9.02%) Service Design
5 144 (7.73%) Scrum
6 143 (7.68%) Rapid Prototyping
7 128 (6.87%) Visualisation
8 118 (6.33%) Web Design
9 116 (6.23%) E-Commerce
10 110 (5.90%) Data Visualisation
11 108 (5.80%) Front End Development
12 98 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
13 97 (5.21%) Analytics
14 77 (4.13%) Usability Testing
15 75 (4.03%) Typography
16 73 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
17 71 (3.81%) Information Architecture
18 67 (3.60%) Migration
19 65 (3.49%) SEO
20 57 (3.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 191 (10.25%) JavaScript
2 79 (4.24%) Java
3 55 (2.95%) SQL
4 39 (2.09%) C#
5 27 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 20 (1.07%) C
7 13 (0.70%) C++
7 13 (0.70%) PL/SQL
8 9 (0.48%) PHP
8 9 (0.48%) Scala
8 9 (0.48%) Shell Script
8 9 (0.48%) VB
9 7 (0.38%) Perl
9 7 (0.38%) Python
10 4 (0.21%) ActionScript
10 4 (0.21%) Ruby
11 3 (0.16%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.16%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.16%) VBA
11 3 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 180 (9.66%) Degree
2 88 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 49 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.40%) CCNP
6 20 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.86%) CISSP
8 16 (0.86%) Master's Degree
9 13 (0.70%) CCNA
10 12 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.43%) CCIE
12 7 (0.38%) CCDP
13 5 (0.27%) CCSP
13 5 (0.27%) CISM
14 4 (0.21%) AWS Certification
14 4 (0.21%) ISSAP
15 3 (0.16%) HNC
15 3 (0.16%) JNCIS
16 2 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (1.66%) QA
2 10 (0.54%) SLA
3 9 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.48%) WCAG
4 8 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
7 4 (0.21%) COBIT
7 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.21%) GDPR
7 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.16%) EMIR
8 3 (0.16%) MiFID
9 2 (0.11%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.11%) PMO
9 2 (0.11%) SEPA
10 1 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.97%) Hyper-V
3 17 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
3 17 (0.91%) XenDesktop
4 15 (0.81%) XenServer
5 10 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.16%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.11%) NFS
7 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.054%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.054%) Firmware
8 1 (0.054%) IAG
8 1 (0.054%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.054%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (0.38%) Ansible
1 7 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (0.27%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.21%) Netcool
3 4 (0.21%) SCOM
3 4 (0.21%) WSUS
4 3 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.16%) Kibana
4 3 (0.16%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.16%) Mesos
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (0.16%) Puppet
4 3 (0.16%) SCCM
4 3 (0.16%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.16%) Sysprep
5 2 (0.11%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 264 (14.17%) Adobe
2 102 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 73 (3.92%) Oracle
4 50 (2.68%) Cisco
5 47 (2.52%) IBM
6 42 (2.25%) SAP
7 35 (1.88%) Google
7 35 (1.88%) VMware
8 24 (1.29%) Citrix
9 21 (1.13%) EXTOL
10 20 (1.07%) CheckPoint
11 19 (1.02%) Juniper
12 17 (0.91%) Apple
13 16 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (0.75%) Software AG
15 13 (0.70%) Informatica
16 11 (0.59%) Cloudera
17 10 (0.54%) EMC
17 10 (0.54%) Sitecore
18 9 (0.48%) F5
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £285 per day + working inside IR35
Posted: 2 hours ago
Midlands
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £575 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
onezeero.
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425. per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + DOE
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London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
AMS contingency
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aquent
Rate: £33 - £45 per hour + Holiday & Free Dining
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
JobHoller
Rate: £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £950 per day
Posted: Yesterday