Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Digital Designer was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 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.

Digital Designer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 688 693 696
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -82
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Designer 187 203 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 151 149
UK median daily rate £394 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £240 £200 £199
90th Percentile £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £370
% change year-on-year -6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +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 +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
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 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Digital Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Designer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Designer in the UK

Digital Designer
Top 15 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 6 months to 19 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 +3 178 £400 +14.29% 17
London -56 96 £425 +23.46% 4
UK excluding London +38 92 £350 -6.67% 14
South East +21 25 £285 +16.33% 7
North of England +57 19 £381 -4.69% 3
Midlands +19 18 £375 -31.82% 2
East of England - 16 £300 - 1
West Midlands +20 15 £375 -31.82% 2
North East - 9 £385 -
Yorkshire +23 7 £375 -6.25% 2
Scotland -4 7 £350 +21.21% 1
South West -1 5 £315 -3.08%
North West +13 3 £388 +3.33% 1
East Midlands +7 3 £356 -35.23%
Wales - 2 £313 -

Digital Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 107 (57.22%) User Experience
2 97 (51.87%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (26.20%) HTML
4 48 (25.67%) Adobe
5 44 (23.53%) Photoshop
5 44 (23.53%) Finance
6 39 (20.86%) Adobe Illustrator
6 39 (20.86%) CSS
7 35 (18.72%) Wireframes
7 35 (18.72%) Prototyping
8 34 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
9 33 (17.65%) Typography
10 30 (16.04%) Mobile App
11 27 (14.44%) Marketing
12 22 (11.76%) Service Design
13 21 (11.23%) Degree
14 20 (10.70%) Publishing
15 18 (9.63%) Analytics
16 17 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
17 16 (8.56%) InVision
17 16 (8.56%) Scrum
17 16 (8.56%) Web Design
17 16 (8.56%) Security Cleared
18 15 (8.02%) SC Cleared
18 15 (8.02%) Internet
18 15 (8.02%) Axure RP
18 15 (8.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 14 (7.49%) Rapid Prototyping
19 14 (7.49%) Social Media
19 14 (7.49%) Adobe Creative Suite

Digital 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 7 (3.74%) CMS
2 4 (2.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.60%) Marvel
4 1 (0.53%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.53%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (23.53%) Photoshop
2 39 (20.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (8.56%) InVision
4 14 (7.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (5.35%) Adobe After Effects
6 7 (3.74%) InDesign
7 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (2.14%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (1.60%) Edge Animate
9 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (1.60%) GitHub
2 3 (1.60%) Google Drive
2 3 (1.60%) Slack
2 3 (1.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.02%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) FTP
2 1 (0.53%) HTTP
2 1 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.53%) Big Data
1 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (8.02%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 44 (23.53%) Finance
2 27 (14.44%) Marketing
3 20 (10.70%) Publishing
4 14 (7.49%) Banking
5 9 (4.81%) Legal
6 7 (3.74%) Retail
7 5 (2.67%) Electronics
7 5 (2.67%) Games
8 4 (2.14%) Advertising
8 4 (2.14%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.60%) Multimedia
10 2 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.07%) Local Government
10 2 (1.07%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (26.20%) HTML
2 39 (20.86%) CSS
3 9 (4.81%) HTML5
4 5 (2.67%) Flash
5 3 (1.60%) CSS3
6 2 (1.07%) Material Design
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.53%) Ext JS
7 1 (0.53%) Handlebars
7 1 (0.53%) jQuery
7 1 (0.53%) LESS
7 1 (0.53%) Middleware
7 1 (0.53%) Mustache
7 1 (0.53%) Node.js
7 1 (0.53%) Sass
7 1 (0.53%) SVG
7 1 (0.53%) Twig
7 1 (0.53%) Web Services
7 1 (0.53%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 107 (57.22%) User Experience
2 30 (16.04%) Mobile App
3 14 (7.49%) Social Media
4 8 (4.28%) Graphic Design
5 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.14%) Animation
6 4 (2.14%) Motion Graphics
7 3 (1.60%) NHS
7 3 (1.60%) Photography
7 3 (1.60%) W3C
8 2 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.07%) Tandem
9 1 (0.53%) ASIC
9 1 (0.53%) Bitcoin
9 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.53%) Fintech
9 1 (0.53%) RIA
9 1 (0.53%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.14%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.60%) Android
3 1 (0.53%) Linux
3 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (51.87%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (18.72%) Prototyping
2 35 (18.72%) Wireframes
3 34 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
4 33 (17.65%) Typography
5 22 (11.76%) Service Design
6 18 (9.63%) Analytics
7 17 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
8 16 (8.56%) Scrum
8 16 (8.56%) Web Design
9 14 (7.49%) Rapid Prototyping
10 13 (6.95%) E-Commerce
10 13 (6.95%) SEO
11 12 (6.42%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 11 (5.88%) Usability Testing
13 10 (5.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 9 (4.81%) Iconography
14 9 (4.81%) UX Design
15 8 (4.28%) Wealth Management
15 8 (4.28%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.28%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.53%) Java
2 1 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (11.23%) Degree
2 16 (8.56%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.02%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.14%) SLA
2 3 (1.60%) QA
3 2 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (25.67%) Adobe
2 4 (2.14%) Xerox
3 3 (1.60%) Facebook
3 3 (1.60%) Twitter
4 2 (1.07%) Omniture
4 2 (1.07%) Oracle
4 2 (1.07%) Pega
5 1 (0.53%) SAP
5 1 (0.53%) Sitecore