Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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.

Designer
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 93 96
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 17 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.32% 0.78% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 0.81% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 9
Wales median daily rate £450 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% +8.07%
10th Percentile £306 £322 £196
90th Percentile £500 £458 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £29.03 £25.50
% change year-on-year -29.37% +13.82% +13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,233 1,366 1,362
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 97.16% 96.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 946 983
Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £180 £181 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 89 79
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -1.75%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.64 £58.00 £47.06
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.43% -5.26% +15.15%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Wales

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in Wales

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Wales over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in Wales

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in Wales

Designer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
South Wales +8 15 £425 -
Designer
UK

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 across the Wales region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 10 (58.82%) User Experience
2 8 (47.06%) Prototyping
3 7 (41.18%) Wireframes
4 6 (35.29%) Axure RP
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) SAP
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
6 3 (17.65%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) SAP FI
6 3 (17.65%) SAP CO
6 3 (17.65%) SAP BPC
6 3 (17.65%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (17.65%) Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Ext JS
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) HTML
7 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (11.76%) CSS
7 2 (11.76%) Customer Insight
7 2 (11.76%) Rapid Prototyping
8 1 (5.88%) vSphere
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
8 1 (5.88%) High Availability
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 8

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) SAP BPC
1 3 (17.65%) SAP CO
1 3 (17.65%) SAP FI
1 3 (17.65%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (5.88%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) VLAN
1 1 (5.88%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) Ext JS
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) User Experience
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Prototyping
2 7 (41.18%) Wireframes
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Customer Insight
6 2 (11.76%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (5.88%) High Availability
7 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
7 1 (5.88%) Lean Six Sigma
7 1 (5.88%) Multivariate Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Product Management
7 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
7 1 (5.88%) Security Hardening
7 1 (5.88%) SEO
7 1 (5.88%) Service Design
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) HNC
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
1 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec
2 1 (5.88%) VMware