The median contractor rate for a Designer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
South East / West Sussex
Rank 24 36 48
Rank change year-on-year +12 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 37 30 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 7.33% 5.22% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.52% 5.42% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 11
Median daily rate £325 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £238 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +4.98% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 492 554 502
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.43% 96.35% 96.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 335 310
Median daily rate £413 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 30
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in West Sussex

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in West Sussex

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in West Sussex over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in West Sussex

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in West Sussex

Designer
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 22 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
Worthing +18 23 £325 +22.64%
Gatwick -8 4 £350 -6.66%
Crawley +2 1 £350 -6.66%
Designer
South East

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 West Sussex region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 43 (78.18%) User Experience
2 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 21 (38.18%) Publishing
4 21 (38.18%) HTML
4 21 (38.18%) CSS
5 18 (32.73%) Prototyping
6 17 (30.91%) Rapid Prototyping
7 16 (29.09%) Front End Development
8 15 (27.27%) Web Application Development
8 15 (27.27%) Legal
9 13 (23.64%) Web Design
9 13 (23.64%) Social Media
10 9 (16.36%) Degree
11 8 (14.55%) SEO
11 8 (14.55%) Web Usability
12 7 (12.73%) Android
12 7 (12.73%) Scrum
12 7 (12.73%) Service Design
12 7 (12.73%) Apple
12 7 (12.73%) Animation
13 6 (10.91%) Content Management
14 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
14 5 (9.09%) Typography
14 5 (9.09%) Apple iOS
15 4 (7.27%) Customer Insight
16 3 (5.45%) Mobile Development
16 3 (5.45%) Android Development
16 3 (5.45%) Content Writing
17 2 (3.64%) Wireframes

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (1.82%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.82%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Axure RP
General
1 21 (38.18%) Publishing
2 15 (27.27%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.18%) CSS
1 21 (38.18%) HTML
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) HTML5
3 1 (1.82%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 43 (78.18%) User Experience
2 22 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 13 (23.64%) Social Media
4 7 (12.73%) Animation
5 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.82%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.82%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Android
2 5 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) Prototyping
3 17 (30.91%) Rapid Prototyping
4 16 (29.09%) Front End Development
5 15 (27.27%) Web Application Development
6 13 (23.64%) Web Design
7 8 (14.55%) SEO
7 8 (14.55%) Web Usability
8 7 (12.73%) Scrum
8 7 (12.73%) Service Design
9 6 (10.91%) Content Management
10 5 (9.09%) Typography
11 4 (7.27%) Customer Insight
12 3 (5.45%) Android Development
12 3 (5.45%) Content Writing
12 3 (5.45%) Mobile Development
13 2 (3.64%) Software Engineering
13 2 (3.64%) Wireframes
14 1 (1.82%) Competitor Analysis
14 1 (1.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) Java
1 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.82%) CCDP
2 1 (1.82%) CCNP
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Apple
2 2 (3.64%) Adobe
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco
3 1 (1.82%) Google
3 1 (1.82%) SAP