The median contractor rate for a Designer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 71 79 93
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 31 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.27% 1.60% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 1.66% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 13
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +4.16% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -30.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1320 1862 1720
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 96.77% 96.28% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 1268 1075
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 69 87
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £8.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
Leeds +7 27 £369 - 5
Bradford - 4 £344 -
Halifax - 1 £550 -
Designer
Yorkshire

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Yorkshire region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 34 (53.97%) User Experience
2 29 (46.03%) HTML
3 26 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (36.51%) CSS
5 14 (22.22%) Adobe
5 14 (22.22%) HTML5
5 14 (22.22%) Wireframes
6 12 (19.05%) Prototyping
7 11 (17.46%) JavaScript
8 10 (15.87%) Photoshop
8 10 (15.87%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (11.11%) Typography
9 7 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (9.52%) CSS3
10 6 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (9.52%) Web Application Development
10 6 (9.52%) Service Design
10 6 (9.52%) Publishing
10 6 (9.52%) Games
10 6 (9.52%) Marketing
11 5 (7.94%) Rapid Prototyping
11 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (7.94%) SEO
11 5 (7.94%) ITIL
11 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
12 4 (6.35%) Motion Graphics
12 4 (6.35%) NetScaler
12 4 (6.35%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (6.35%) FCoE
12 4 (6.35%) F5

Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.17%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (15.87%) Photoshop
2 7 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (6.35%) MS Office
4 3 (4.76%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (4.76%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (3.17%) InVision
5 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
6 1 (1.59%) Edge Animate
6 1 (1.59%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Google Analytics
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (6.35%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (6.35%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (6.35%) FCoE
1 4 (6.35%) Internet
1 4 (6.35%) NetScaler
1 4 (6.35%) NX-OS
2 2 (3.17%) DHCP
2 2 (3.17%) DNS
2 2 (3.17%) Firewall
2 2 (3.17%) FTP
2 2 (3.17%) HTTP
2 2 (3.17%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.17%) SMTP
2 2 (3.17%) SSL
2 2 (3.17%) Telnet
2 2 (3.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Axure RP
1 3 (4.76%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (9.52%) Games
1 6 (9.52%) Marketing
1 6 (9.52%) Publishing
2 4 (6.35%) Legal
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Billing
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
5 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (46.03%) HTML
2 23 (36.51%) CSS
3 14 (22.22%) HTML5
4 6 (9.52%) CSS3
5 3 (4.76%) Flash
5 3 (4.76%) LESS
5 3 (4.76%) Sass
6 2 (3.17%) .NET
6 2 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.59%) jQuery
7 1 (1.59%) REST
7 1 (1.59%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (53.97%) User Experience
2 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.35%) Animation
3 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.35%) Motion Graphics
4 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (4.76%) Graphic Design
4 3 (4.76%) Social Media
5 2 (3.17%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (3.17%) Online Banking
5 2 (3.17%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) iPhone
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) NHS
6 1 (1.59%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.59%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.17%) Windows
1 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
1 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) Wireframes
3 12 (19.05%) Prototyping
4 7 (11.11%) Typography
5 6 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (9.52%) Service Design
5 6 (9.52%) Web Application Development
6 5 (7.94%) ITIL
6 5 (7.94%) Rapid Prototyping
6 5 (7.94%) SEO
6 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (6.35%) Front End Development
7 4 (6.35%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 4 (6.35%) Migration
7 4 (6.35%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (4.76%) Brand Management
8 3 (4.76%) Business Process Analysis
8 3 (4.76%) Guerrilla Research
8 3 (4.76%) Online Marketing
8 3 (4.76%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.76%) C
3 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) Adobe
2 4 (6.35%) Brocade
2 4 (6.35%) Cisco
2 4 (6.35%) F5
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
3 3 (4.76%) Google
3 3 (4.76%) VMware
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle
5 1 (1.59%) Netezza
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