The median contractor rate for a Web Designer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

Web Designer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 585 560
Rank change year-on-year +11 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Web Designer 27 59 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 44 45
Median daily rate £325 £300 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -6.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £201 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £361 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
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 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £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 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Web Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Designer in the UK

Web Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Designer in the UK

Web Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Designer over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Designer in the UK

Web Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Designer in the UK

Web 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 Web Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +17 26 £325 +8.33% 15
London +5 11 £325 +8.33% 1
South East +23 5 £305 +1.66% 3
Yorkshire +20 3 £300 -15.78%
West Yorkshire +22 2 £300 -15.78%
Leeds +21 2 £318 -15.33%
West Sussex +14 2 £675 +125.00%
Hampshire +14 2 £288 -
North West +14 2 £408 +35.83% 2
Worthing +13 2 £675 +125.00%
South West -2 2 £325 +66.66% 1
Devon -10 2 £325 +30.26% 1
Cheshire +24 1 £440 +30.37% 2
West Midlands +23 1 £350 +3.70% 4
Berkshire +21 1 £305 -
Shropshire +16 1 £350 -
Manchester +7 1 £375 +50.00%
Stockport +6 1 £375 +50.00%
Basingstoke -6 1 £288 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £300 -
Newbury - 1 £305 -
Macclesfield - 1 £440 -
Derby - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £288 - 2
Glasgow - 1 £135 - 1
Scotland - 1 £135 - 2

Web Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Web 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 Web Designer in the job title.

1 50 (65.79%) User Experience
2 41 (53.95%) HTML
3 34 (44.74%) CSS
4 30 (39.47%) Adobe
5 27 (35.53%) Photoshop
5 27 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (31.58%) Web Design
7 21 (27.63%) Wireframes
8 19 (25.00%) HTML5
9 16 (21.05%) Prototyping
10 15 (19.74%) Axure RP
11 13 (17.11%) Responsive Web Design
11 13 (17.11%) SEO
11 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
11 13 (17.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 12 (15.79%) Google
12 12 (15.79%) Web Development
13 10 (13.16%) InDesign
13 10 (13.16%) CSS3
13 10 (13.16%) Typography
14 9 (11.84%) Adobe Illustrator
14 9 (11.84%) Scrum
15 8 (10.53%) Publishing
15 8 (10.53%) InVision
16 7 (9.21%) Legal
16 7 (9.21%) Marketing
16 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
16 7 (9.21%) Social Media
16 7 (9.21%) Android
16 7 (9.21%) Apple iOS

Web 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 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.95%) CMS
3 2 (2.63%) WordPress
4 1 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.32%) Drupal
4 1 (1.32%) Marvel
Applications
1 27 (35.53%) Photoshop
2 10 (13.16%) InDesign
3 9 (11.84%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (10.53%) InVision
5 5 (6.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (1.32%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) Internet
Development Applications
1 15 (19.74%) Axure RP
2 4 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (5.26%) JIRA
3 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.95%) Subversion
General
1 8 (10.53%) Publishing
2 7 (9.21%) Legal
2 7 (9.21%) Marketing
3 3 (3.95%) Games
3 3 (3.95%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Finance
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (53.95%) HTML
2 34 (44.74%) CSS
3 19 (25.00%) HTML5
4 10 (13.16%) CSS3
5 6 (7.89%) .NET
5 6 (7.89%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.58%) jQuery
6 5 (6.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (3.95%) WCF
8 2 (2.63%) D3.js
8 2 (2.63%) HTML5 Canvas
8 2 (2.63%) LESS
8 2 (2.63%) Node.js
8 2 (2.63%) XML
9 1 (1.32%) Angular 2
9 1 (1.32%) DOM
9 1 (1.32%) SVG
9 1 (1.32%) XHTML
9 1 (1.32%) XML Schema
9 1 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (65.79%) User Experience
2 7 (9.21%) Social Media
3 6 (7.89%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.95%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.32%) Fintech
5 1 (1.32%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.32%) Motion Graphics
5 1 (1.32%) W3C
5 1 (1.32%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Android
1 7 (9.21%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
2 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
2 2 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.58%) Web Design
3 21 (27.63%) Wireframes
4 16 (21.05%) Prototyping
5 13 (17.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 13 (17.11%) SEO
6 12 (15.79%) Web Development
7 10 (13.16%) Typography
8 9 (11.84%) Scrum
9 7 (9.21%) Web Application Development
10 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.58%) Front End Development
10 5 (6.58%) MVC
11 4 (5.26%) TDD
12 3 (3.95%) Content Writing
12 3 (3.95%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 3 (3.95%) Progressive Enhancement
12 3 (3.95%) Rapid Prototyping
12 3 (3.95%) UX Design
12 3 (3.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (1.32%) C#
3 1 (1.32%) PHP
3 1 (1.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 30 (39.47%) Adobe
2 12 (15.79%) Google
3 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.63%) Apple
5 1 (1.32%) hybris
5 1 (1.32%) SAP
5 1 (1.32%) Twitter