Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Designer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 71 113
Rank change year-on-year -36 +42 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 61 84 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.87% 2.78% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 2.89% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 50 48
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £287 £175 £251
90th Percentile £498 £439 £488
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £355 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% -5.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £22.50 -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £22.50 -

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 3,129 2,904 3,915
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.22% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,135 1,845 2,600
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £560
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 114 154
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.20% -7.41% +8.00%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.23 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £24.89 £23.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.81
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.38% +6.23%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -22 40 £370 +5.71% 16
Halifax +10 8 £421 +6.58%
Bradford -14 3 £400 +28.00% 5
Huddersfield +2 2 £180 +10.77% 3
Otley - 1 - - 1
Wetherby - 1 £338 -
Designer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 42 (68.85%) User Experience
2 28 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.79%) HTML
4 18 (29.51%) CSS
5 16 (26.23%) Prototyping
6 15 (24.59%) Wireframes
6 15 (24.59%) Service Design
6 15 (24.59%) Collaborative Working
7 11 (18.03%) Photoshop
7 11 (18.03%) Degree
8 9 (14.75%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (14.75%) Adobe
9 8 (13.11%) UX Design
9 8 (13.11%) Legal
10 7 (11.48%) Front End Development
10 7 (11.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (9.84%) Finance
12 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
12 5 (8.20%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (8.20%) Usability Testing
12 5 (8.20%) SFIA
12 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (8.20%) Mobile App
13 4 (6.56%) Information Architecture
13 4 (6.56%) IBM
13 4 (6.56%) Mainframe
13 4 (6.56%) Banking
13 4 (6.56%) Retail
13 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
14 3 (4.92%) Web Design

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 2 (3.28%) CMS
1 2 (3.28%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (3.28%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) Marvel
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Photoshop
2 9 (14.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (11.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (4.92%) InVision
5 1 (1.64%) EngageOne
5 1 (1.64%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.64%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.64%) GitHub
1 1 (1.64%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.64%) IaaS
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.64%) Slack
1 1 (1.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Axure RP
2 2 (3.28%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (13.11%) Legal
2 6 (9.84%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Billing
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.79%) HTML
2 18 (29.51%) CSS
3 1 (1.64%) CSS3
3 1 (1.64%) Flash
3 1 (1.64%) HTML5
3 1 (1.64%) Material Design
3 1 (1.64%) React
3 1 (1.64%) Sass
3 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (68.85%) User Experience
2 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.56%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) NHS
5 1 (1.64%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.64%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (26.23%) Prototyping
3 15 (24.59%) Collaborative Working
3 15 (24.59%) Service Design
3 15 (24.59%) Wireframes
4 8 (13.11%) UX Design
5 7 (11.48%) Front End Development
6 5 (8.20%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (8.20%) SFIA
6 5 (8.20%) Usability Testing
7 4 (6.56%) Information Architecture
7 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.92%) Performance Management
8 3 (4.92%) Rapid Prototyping
8 3 (4.92%) Scrum
8 3 (4.92%) SEO
8 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.92%) Web Design
8 3 (4.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.64%) COBOL
2 1 (1.64%) JCL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Rancher
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Adobe
2 4 (6.56%) IBM
3 3 (4.92%) Google
4 2 (3.28%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.64%) Genesys
5 1 (1.64%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) Marketo
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle
5 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow