Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 15 August 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 89 103
Rank change year-on-year -21 +14 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 57 63 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.68% 2.23% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.28% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 56 54
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -1.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £319 £303 £307
90th Percentile £508 £456 £477
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £37.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £37.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 3,258 2,762 3,921
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 97.67% 96.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,212 1,869 2,667
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £268
90th Percentile £538 £545 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 75 96
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £13.86 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% +12.00% -8.97%
10th Percentile £9.79 £8.41 £8.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £29.80 £19.66
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.71 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +28.54% -3.70% +3.85%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in West Yorkshire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Designer in West Yorkshire

Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Designer in West Yorkshire

Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Designer in West Yorkshire

Designer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Leeds -27 45 £390 +7.59% 10
Halifax +6 4 £425 -22.73%
Bradford -3 3 £550 +83.33% 8
Designer
Yorkshire

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 43 (75.44%) User Experience
2 27 (47.37%) Wireframes
3 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (24.56%) HTML
4 14 (24.56%) CSS
5 13 (22.81%) Prototyping
6 12 (21.05%) Finance
7 11 (19.30%) Adobe
8 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
9 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
9 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (14.04%) Mobile App
9 8 (14.04%) InVision
10 7 (12.28%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (12.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (12.28%) SDLC
10 7 (12.28%) Service Design
11 6 (10.53%) Rapid Prototyping
11 6 (10.53%) Photoshop
11 6 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (8.77%) Collaborative Working
12 5 (8.77%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (8.77%) Typography
12 5 (8.77%) User Stories
13 4 (7.02%) Iconography
13 4 (7.02%) Heuristic Analysis
13 4 (7.02%) Information Architecture
13 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 4 (7.02%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 4 (7.02%) Axure RP

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (1.75%) Anypoint
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) InVision
2 7 (12.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (10.53%) Photoshop
4 5 (8.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (5.26%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (3.51%) UXPin
7 1 (1.75%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (1.75%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (1.75%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.75%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.75%) PaaS
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Axure RP
1 4 (7.02%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Games
4 2 (3.51%) Legal
4 2 (3.51%) Publishing
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) CSS
1 14 (24.56%) HTML
2 3 (5.26%) CSS3
2 3 (5.26%) HTML5
3 2 (3.51%) .NET
3 2 (3.51%) Framer.js
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) Node.js
4 1 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 43 (75.44%) User Experience
2 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.04%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.51%) iPhone
4 1 (1.75%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.75%) Motion Graphics
4 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Wireframes
2 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.81%) Prototyping
4 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 7 (12.28%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (12.28%) SDLC
5 7 (12.28%) Service Design
6 6 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (10.53%) Rapid Prototyping
7 5 (8.77%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (8.77%) Typography
7 5 (8.77%) User Stories
8 4 (7.02%) A/B Testing
8 4 (7.02%) Cognitive Science
8 4 (7.02%) Heuristic Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) Iconography
8 4 (7.02%) Information Architecture
8 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (5.26%) Analytics
9 3 (5.26%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.75%) Ruby
2 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Degree
1 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) DBS Check
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Adobe
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle
3 1 (1.75%) Google
3 1 (1.75%) HP
3 1 (1.75%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.75%) Pega
3 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.75%) SAP