The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for InDesign skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited InDesign over the 3 months to 27 May 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Adobe InDesign
UK
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 624 584
Rank change year-on-year +60 -40  
Contract jobs citing InDesign 29 31 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.057% 0.092%
As % of the Applications category 0.74% 0.63% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 15
Median daily rate £359 £298 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.58% -8.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £155 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £423 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £225 £275
% change year-on-year +73.33% -18.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £115.00 £10.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1050.00% -40.59%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £13.67
% change year-on-year - -26.84%  

InDesign is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 3899 4928 5971
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.56% 9.03% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2205 2974 3266
Median daily rate £365 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £163 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 416 590
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year - +10.55%  

InDesign
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing InDesign as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for InDesign in the UK

InDesign
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for InDesign in the UK

InDesign
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing InDesign over the 3 months to 27 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for InDesign in the UK

InDesign
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for InDesign in the UK

InDesign
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing InDesign within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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 +63 28 £338 +15.38% 27
London +25 19 £294 -1.26% 15
Uxbridge - 7 - -
South East +32 4 £331 +165.00% 4
Berkshire +26 2 £238 +90.00%
Reading +16 2 £238 +90.00%
East of England +6 2 £183 -
South West - 2 £390 - 2
Scotland +46 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire +5 1 £115 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £250 -
Glasgow - 1 £425 -
Luton - 1 £250 -
Exeter - 1 £400 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £115 -
Folkestone - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 £438 - 1
Kent - 1 £425 -
Surrey - 1 £450 - 1
Devon - 1 £400 - 2
Bristol - 1 £380 -
North West - 1 £438 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing InDesign also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for InDesign.

1 54 (100.00%) Adobe
2 41 (75.93%) Photoshop
3 32 (59.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 25 (46.30%) HTML
5 21 (38.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 18 (33.33%) CSS
7 16 (29.63%) HTML5
7 16 (29.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 16 (29.63%) Typography
8 12 (22.22%) Marketing
8 12 (22.22%) Google
9 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
9 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
9 11 (20.37%) CSS3
10 9 (16.67%) User Experience
10 9 (16.67%) Wireframes
11 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (14.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 8 (14.81%) Adobe After Effects
11 8 (14.81%) Finance
12 6 (11.11%) Dreamweaver
12 6 (11.11%) Web Development
12 6 (11.11%) Axure RP
13 5 (9.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (9.26%) Social Media
13 5 (9.26%) Banking
13 5 (9.26%) Retail
13 5 (9.26%) Adobe Premiere
13 5 (9.26%) Web Design
13 5 (9.26%) Advertising

InDesign
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 4 (7.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.85%) Marvel
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 41 (75.93%) Photoshop
2 32 (59.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (29.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (14.81%) Adobe After Effects
4 8 (14.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (9.26%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (7.41%) Acrobat
6 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (5.56%) CINEMA 4D
7 3 (5.56%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (3.70%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (3.70%) InVision
8 2 (3.70%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (3.70%) RoboHelp
9 1 (1.85%) Edge Animate
9 1 (1.85%) Fireworks
9 1 (1.85%) Flinto
9 1 (1.85%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.85%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.85%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 21 (38.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (5.56%) Google Drive
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Axure RP
1 6 (11.11%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (22.22%) Marketing
2 8 (14.81%) Finance
3 5 (9.26%) Advertising
3 5 (9.26%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Retail
4 4 (7.41%) Publishing
5 2 (3.70%) French Language
6 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (64.81%) Designer
2 11 (20.37%) Print Designer
3 10 (18.52%) Artworker
3 10 (18.52%) Web Designer
4 8 (14.81%) UX Designer
5 7 (12.96%) Junior
6 6 (11.11%) Graphic Designer
6 6 (11.11%) UI Designer
7 4 (7.41%) Creative Artworker
7 4 (7.41%) Creative Designer
7 4 (7.41%) Junior Designer
7 4 (7.41%) UI/UX Designer
8 3 (5.56%) Author
8 3 (5.56%) Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Digital Designer
8 3 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (5.56%) Visual Designer
9 2 (3.70%) Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) HTML
2 18 (33.33%) CSS
3 16 (29.63%) HTML5
4 11 (20.37%) CSS3
5 5 (9.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (7.41%) jQuery
7 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.70%) D3.js
7 2 (3.70%) DOM
7 2 (3.70%) Highcharts JS
7 2 (3.70%) JSON
7 2 (3.70%) XML
8 1 (1.85%) Flash
8 1 (1.85%) Framer.js
8 1 (1.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) User Experience
2 5 (9.26%) Social Media
3 4 (7.41%) Graphic Design
4 3 (5.56%) Animation
4 3 (5.56%) FMCG
5 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.70%) Motion Graphics
5 2 (3.70%) Video Editing
5 2 (3.70%) W3C
6 1 (1.85%) Blog
6 1 (1.85%) Fintech
6 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.85%) iPad
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
1 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.85%) Android
3 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Typography
2 9 (16.67%) Wireframes
3 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.11%) Web Development
5 5 (9.26%) Web Design
5 5 (9.26%) Workflow
6 4 (7.41%) Prototyping
7 3 (5.56%) Content Management
7 3 (5.56%) Front End Development
7 3 (5.56%) Infographics
7 3 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (5.56%) Scrum
7 3 (5.56%) Usability Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Data Visualisation
8 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.70%) Information Architecture
8 2 (3.70%) Network Design
8 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (3.70%) Time Management
8 2 (3.70%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.56%) PHP
3 2 (3.70%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 54 (100.00%) Adobe
2 12 (22.22%) Google
3 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.56%) Apple
5 2 (3.70%) SAP
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