The median contractor rate for a Digital Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Digital Designer
UK
Rank 530 533 569
Rank change year-on-year +3 +36  
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Designer 63 111 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 89 36
Median daily rate £350 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £450 £250
% change year-on-year -22.22% +80.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 - £45.00

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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Digital Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Designer in the UK

Digital Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Designer in the UK

Digital Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Designer over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Designer in the UK

Digital Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Designer in the UK

Digital 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 Digital Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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 -15 63 £350 -17.64% 29
London 0 29 £400 - 12
South East +22 15 £350 +40.00% 5
West Sussex +10 9 £350 +40.00% 1
Yorkshire +17 8 £300 -20.00% 2
City of London +4 8 £400 +60.00% 4
Worthing - 8 £350 -
Leeds +10 7 £300 -20.00% 2
West Yorkshire +9 7 £300 -20.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 7 £320 -36.00%
North East -23 7 £320 -36.00%
Tyne and Wear -23 7 £320 -36.00%
West Midlands +15 4 £500 - 2
Berkshire +22 3 - -
South West +3 3 £343 +23.42% 1
Bracknell - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 £500 -
Bristol +2 2 £210 -24.32%
Buckinghamshire -10 2 - -
Milton Keynes -3 1 - -
Liss - 1 £300 -
Bradford - 1 £300 -
Devon - 1 £475 -
Hampshire - 1 £300 -
Norfolk - 1 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Norwich - 1 £450 -
Plymouth - 1 £475 -
Sheffield - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 £450 - 2

Digital Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Digital 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 Digital Designer in the job title.

1 76 (60.32%) User Experience
2 54 (42.86%) HTML
3 47 (37.30%) CSS
3 47 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (29.37%) Photoshop
5 32 (25.40%) Prototyping
6 30 (23.81%) Adobe Illustrator
7 29 (23.02%) Adobe
8 22 (17.46%) Mobile App
8 22 (17.46%) Wireframes
9 19 (15.08%) Rapid Prototyping
10 17 (13.49%) Publishing
11 15 (11.90%) Web Application Development
11 15 (11.90%) Social Media
12 14 (11.11%) Finance
12 14 (11.11%) Web Design
13 13 (10.32%) Marketing
13 13 (10.32%) JavaScript
13 13 (10.32%) HTML5
13 13 (10.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 12 (9.52%) Front End Development
15 11 (8.73%) Dreamweaver
15 11 (8.73%) SEO
16 10 (7.94%) Legal
16 10 (7.94%) Degree
16 10 (7.94%) Animation
16 10 (7.94%) Typography
17 9 (7.14%) Web Development
17 9 (7.14%) E-Commerce
17 9 (7.14%) Axure RP

Digital Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (3.97%) CMS
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (29.37%) Photoshop
2 30 (23.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (10.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (5.56%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (3.97%) Acrobat
5 5 (3.97%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (3.17%) Adobe After Effects
6 4 (3.17%) InDesign
7 3 (2.38%) Edge Animate
7 3 (2.38%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.79%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.79%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (1.59%) GitHub
2 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Dreamweaver
2 9 (7.14%) Axure RP
General
1 17 (13.49%) Publishing
2 14 (11.11%) Finance
3 13 (10.32%) Marketing
4 10 (7.94%) Legal
5 5 (3.97%) Banking
6 4 (3.17%) Multimedia
6 4 (3.17%) Retail
7 2 (1.59%) Games
8 1 (0.79%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Electronics
8 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (42.86%) HTML
2 47 (37.30%) CSS
3 13 (10.32%) HTML5
4 4 (3.17%) CSS3
5 1 (0.79%) .NET
5 1 (0.79%) Flash
5 1 (0.79%) jQuery
5 1 (0.79%) LESS
5 1 (0.79%) Material Design
5 1 (0.79%) REST
5 1 (0.79%) Sass
5 1 (0.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 76 (60.32%) User Experience
2 22 (17.46%) Mobile App
3 15 (11.90%) Social Media
4 10 (7.94%) Animation
5 5 (3.97%) Graphic Design
5 5 (3.97%) Video Editing
6 4 (3.17%) Photography
7 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.79%) Blog
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.79%) iPad
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.79%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.79%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.59%) Android
1 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.40%) Prototyping
3 22 (17.46%) Wireframes
4 19 (15.08%) Rapid Prototyping
5 15 (11.90%) Web Application Development
6 14 (11.11%) Web Design
7 12 (9.52%) Front End Development
8 11 (8.73%) SEO
9 10 (7.94%) Typography
10 9 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 9 (7.14%) Web Development
11 7 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (5.56%) Scrum
11 7 (5.56%) Usability Testing
12 6 (4.76%) Time Management
12 6 (4.76%) Web Usability
13 5 (3.97%) Service Design
13 5 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (3.17%) Content Management
14 4 (3.17%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.32%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.17%) Java
3 1 (0.79%) C
3 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) Degree
2 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (23.02%) Adobe
2 2 (1.59%) Google
3 1 (0.79%) DoubleClick
3 1 (0.79%) Facebook
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle
3 1 (0.79%) SAP
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