Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Web Designer was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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.

Web Designer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 758 665
Rank change year-on-year -56 -93 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Web Designer 65 130 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 83 140
UK median daily rate £345 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
10th Percentile £210 £190 £149
90th Percentile £468 £443 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £288 £298
% change year-on-year +16.52% -3.36% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £21.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.58% +28.36% -11.84%
10th Percentile £25.00 £20.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £29.00 £22.25 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +72.00% -34.21%

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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
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 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
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 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Web Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 14 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 6 months to 20 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 -39 61 £350 +16.67% 22
UK excluding London +19 40 £335 +16.52% 19
London -64 23 £408 +35.83% 3
North of England +60 13 £335 +11.67% 9
South East -8 13 £321 +16.82% 5
Midlands +25 11 £350 +32.08% 3
West Midlands +31 9 £350 -24.32% 2
North West +23 6 £338 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire +11 4 £325 +8.33% 5
North East - 3 £375 -
East Midlands 0 2 - - 1
Scotland -12 2 £278 -32.73%
South West +4 1 - -
East of England -18 1 £275 +22.22% 2

Web Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 36 (55.38%) HTML
2 29 (44.62%) CSS
3 28 (43.08%) User Experience
4 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (27.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 18 (27.69%) Adobe
6 17 (26.15%) Web Design
7 16 (24.62%) Photoshop
8 15 (23.08%) Web Development
8 15 (23.08%) HTML5
8 15 (23.08%) Prototyping
9 14 (21.54%) Wireframes
10 13 (20.00%) CSS3
10 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 12 (18.46%) Responsive Web Design
12 11 (16.92%) CMS
13 9 (13.85%) Games
14 8 (12.31%) Marketing
14 8 (12.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 7 (10.77%) Publishing
15 7 (10.77%) Content Management
16 6 (9.23%) Legal
16 6 (9.23%) SEO
16 6 (9.23%) Sitecore
17 5 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
17 5 (7.69%) Sass
17 5 (7.69%) LESS
17 5 (7.69%) Web Application Development
17 5 (7.69%) Progressive Enhancement
17 5 (7.69%) Scrum

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 11 (16.92%) CMS
2 5 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (4.62%) Umbraco
3 3 (4.62%) WordPress
4 2 (3.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (3.08%) Drupal
5 1 (1.54%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.54%) Marvel
Applications
1 18 (27.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 16 (24.62%) Photoshop
3 8 (12.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (3.08%) InVision
5 1 (1.54%) InDesign
5 1 (1.54%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (3.08%) MailChimp
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
1 1 (1.54%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.08%) JIRA
1 2 (3.08%) Subversion
2 1 (1.54%) Axure RP
General
1 9 (13.85%) Games
2 8 (12.31%) Marketing
3 7 (10.77%) Publishing
4 6 (9.23%) Legal
5 3 (4.62%) Finance
5 3 (4.62%) Local Government
5 3 (4.62%) Retail
6 2 (3.08%) Law
6 2 (3.08%) Military
7 1 (1.54%) Arabic Language
7 1 (1.54%) Electronics
7 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (55.38%) HTML
2 29 (44.62%) CSS
3 15 (23.08%) HTML5
4 13 (20.00%) CSS3
5 5 (7.69%) LESS
5 5 (7.69%) Sass
6 3 (4.62%) jQuery
6 3 (4.62%) SVG
7 2 (3.08%) .NET
7 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.08%) Handlebars
7 2 (3.08%) Mustache
7 2 (3.08%) Node.js
7 2 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.08%) XHTML
8 1 (1.54%) Middleware
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.54%) Twig
8 1 (1.54%) WPF
8 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (43.08%) User Experience
2 5 (7.69%) Graphic Design
3 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.62%) Social Media
5 2 (3.08%) Animation
5 2 (3.08%) BBC
6 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.54%) Tandem
6 1 (1.54%) VLE
6 1 (1.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Linux
1 2 (3.08%) Mac OS X
1 2 (3.08%) Unix
2 1 (1.54%) Android
2 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.15%) Web Design
3 15 (23.08%) Prototyping
3 15 (23.08%) Web Development
4 14 (21.54%) Wireframes
5 12 (18.46%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (10.77%) Content Management
7 6 (9.23%) SEO
8 5 (7.69%) Progressive Enhancement
8 5 (7.69%) Scrum
8 5 (7.69%) Web Application Development
9 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.62%) Analytics
10 3 (4.62%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (4.62%) Typography
10 3 (4.62%) Web Analytics
11 2 (3.08%) Actionable Insight
11 2 (3.08%) Content Writing
11 2 (3.08%) Front End Development
11 2 (3.08%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.62%) PHP
3 1 (1.54%) C
3 1 (1.54%) C#
3 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Piwik
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) Adobe
2 6 (9.23%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.08%) Pega
3 2 (3.08%) Xerox
4 1 (1.54%) Google
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle