The median contractor rate for a Web Designer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Web Designer
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 570 529
Rank change year-on-year +21 -41  
Contract jobs requiring a Web Designer 51 70 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 53
Median daily rate £350 £322 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +42.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £201 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £470 £437
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £323 £225
% change year-on-year -6.97% +43.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.87% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.87% -  

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
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 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 28 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 30 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 +35 50 £350 +8.82% 28
London +58 36 £350 +14.61% 5
Uxbridge - 8 - -
South West +2 4 £550 +104.65% 2
West Midlands +19 3 £474 +76.37% 2
Bristol +10 3 - -
South East +6 3 £288 -12.87% 6
Coventry - 3 £474 -
Berkshire +22 2 £289 -27.81% 1
East Midlands -5 2 - - 4
Leicestershire - 2 - - 1
Newbury - 2 £289 -
Leicester - 2 - -
North West +23 1 - - 6
Scotland +21 1 £135 -46.00% 2
City of London +12 1 £350 +7.69% 2
West Yorkshire +7 1 £300 -20.00%
Yorkshire +7 1 £300 -20.00% 2
West Sussex +3 1 £280 -15.15%
Leeds -1 1 £300 -20.00%
Devon -3 1 £550 +57.14%
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Morden - 1 £330 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £300 -
Plymouth - 1 £550 -
Burnley - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £135 - 1

Web Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 61 (62.89%) User Experience
2 54 (55.67%) HTML
3 45 (46.39%) CSS
4 36 (37.11%) Photoshop
5 33 (34.02%) Adobe
6 32 (32.99%) Web Design
7 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (26.80%) HTML5
9 22 (22.68%) Wireframes
10 19 (19.59%) Axure RP
11 18 (18.56%) Responsive Web Design
12 17 (17.53%) Prototyping
12 17 (17.53%) JavaScript
13 15 (15.46%) SEO
14 13 (13.40%) Typography
14 13 (13.40%) CSS3
15 12 (12.37%) Google
16 11 (11.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 11 (11.34%) InVision
16 11 (11.34%) Marketing
16 11 (11.34%) Adobe Illustrator
17 10 (10.31%) InDesign
17 10 (10.31%) E-Commerce
17 10 (10.31%) Web Development
17 10 (10.31%) Apple iOS
17 10 (10.31%) Android
18 9 (9.28%) .NET
18 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
18 9 (9.28%) Legal
18 9 (9.28%) 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 8 (8.25%) CMS
1 8 (8.25%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.22%) WordPress
3 2 (2.06%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.03%) Confluence
4 1 (1.03%) Drupal
4 1 (1.03%) Marvel
4 1 (1.03%) Umbraco
Applications
1 36 (37.11%) Photoshop
2 11 (11.34%) Adobe Illustrator
2 11 (11.34%) InVision
3 10 (10.31%) InDesign
4 7 (7.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (2.06%) Fireworks
5 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
6 1 (1.03%) Acrobat
6 1 (1.03%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (2.06%) GitHub
2 2 (2.06%) Office 365
3 1 (1.03%) Basecamp
3 1 (1.03%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) Internet
1 2 (2.06%) Intranet
2 1 (1.03%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (19.59%) Axure RP
2 6 (6.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 6 (6.19%) JIRA
3 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.06%) Subversion
4 1 (1.03%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (11.34%) Marketing
2 9 (9.28%) Legal
3 8 (8.25%) Publishing
4 4 (4.12%) Retail
5 2 (2.06%) Games
6 1 (1.03%) Advertising
6 1 (1.03%) Finance
6 1 (1.03%) Local Government
6 1 (1.03%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (55.67%) HTML
2 45 (46.39%) CSS
3 26 (26.80%) HTML5
4 13 (13.40%) CSS3
5 9 (9.28%) .NET
6 5 (5.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (5.15%) WCF
7 4 (4.12%) jQuery
7 4 (4.12%) LESS
8 3 (3.09%) Sass
9 2 (2.06%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.03%) Flash
10 1 (1.03%) JSON
10 1 (1.03%) SVG
10 1 (1.03%) Web Services
10 1 (1.03%) XML
10 1 (1.03%) XML Schema
10 1 (1.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 61 (62.89%) User Experience
2 9 (9.28%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.19%) Social Media
4 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.06%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.06%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.03%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (1.03%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (1.03%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.03%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.31%) Android
1 10 (10.31%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.03%) CentOS
2 1 (1.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.99%) Web Design
2 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (22.68%) Wireframes
4 18 (18.56%) Responsive Web Design
5 17 (17.53%) Prototyping
6 15 (15.46%) SEO
7 13 (13.40%) Typography
8 10 (10.31%) E-Commerce
8 10 (10.31%) Web Development
9 9 (9.28%) Scrum
10 7 (7.22%) Front End Development
10 7 (7.22%) MVC
10 7 (7.22%) Rapid Prototyping
10 7 (7.22%) Web Application Development
11 6 (6.19%) Content Management
11 6 (6.19%) TDD
12 4 (4.12%) Content Writing
13 3 (3.09%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
13 3 (3.09%) Progressive Enhancement
13 3 (3.09%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.53%) JavaScript
2 4 (4.12%) PHP
3 1 (1.03%) Java
3 1 (1.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (6.19%) Degree
2 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) PMO
2 2 (2.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Docker
Vendors
1 33 (34.02%) Adobe
2 12 (12.37%) Google
3 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.06%) Apple
4 2 (2.06%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.03%) Omniture
5 1 (1.03%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.03%) Twitter
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