The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Designer
Rank 479 501 523
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 110 76 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.15% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 47 26
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £536 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.83% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00
Senior Designer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Senior Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Designer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Designer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior Designer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Designer across the England region.

Senior Designer Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Designer across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Senior Designer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Senior Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Senior Designer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Senior Designer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Designer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 49 £400 -5.88% 11
South West +5 21 £384 -14.66% 1
South East -14 16 £388 -20.51% 5
North West - 13 £331 - 5
West Midlands - 4 £345 - 1
East Midlands -5 3 £425 +70.00% 1
Yorkshire -31 3 £515 +87.27% 5
North East -28 1 - -
Senior Designer
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Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Designer in their job title.

1 84 (45.90%) User Experience
2 51 (27.87%) Adobe
3 32 (17.49%) HTML
3 32 (17.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 31 (16.94%) CSS
5 30 (16.39%) Marketing
6 29 (15.85%) Photoshop
7 27 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (12.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 21 (11.48%) JavaScript
10 19 (10.38%) Linux
10 19 (10.38%) E-Commerce
11 17 (9.29%) Oracle
11 17 (9.29%) Axure RP
11 17 (9.29%) Graphic Design
12 16 (8.74%) Mobile App
12 16 (8.74%) Retail
13 15 (8.20%) Security Cleared
13 15 (8.20%) Web Design
14 14 (7.65%) Telecoms
15 13 (7.10%) SC Cleared
15 13 (7.10%) Information Architecture
16 12 (6.56%) Degree
16 12 (6.56%) Finance
16 12 (6.56%) Perl
16 12 (6.56%) Solaris
16 12 (6.56%) Sass
17 11 (6.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 11 (6.01%) IBM
17 11 (6.01%) Java

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.46%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.73%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (2.73%) JBoss
2 5 (2.73%) CMS
3 4 (2.19%) Apache
3 4 (2.19%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.55%) Jetty
4 1 (0.55%) Confluence
4 1 (0.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 32 (17.49%) Adobe Illustrator
2 29 (15.85%) Photoshop
3 22 (12.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (3.83%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (3.28%) InDesign
5 6 (3.28%) Adobe After Effects
6 5 (2.73%) MS Visio
7 4 (2.19%) 3ds Max
8 3 (1.64%) ZBrush
8 3 (1.64%) Fireworks
8 3 (1.64%) Maya
9 1 (0.55%) MS Office
9 1 (0.55%) MS Excel
9 1 (0.55%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.55%) Cordys
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Basecamp
1 1 (0.55%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.46%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.19%) SAN
2 4 (2.19%) Internet
3 3 (1.64%) iSCSI
3 3 (1.64%) Intranet
4 2 (1.09%) LTE
5 1 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.55%) UTRAN
5 1 (0.55%) OSPF
5 1 (0.55%) BGP
5 1 (0.55%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.55%) IGRP
5 1 (0.55%) Wireless
5 1 (0.55%) DNS
5 1 (0.55%) SSL
5 1 (0.55%) LAN
5 1 (0.55%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.55%) WAN
5 1 (0.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.19%) RDBMS
1 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
1 4 (2.19%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.64%) MySQL
2 3 (1.64%) DB2
2 3 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.09%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (1.09%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (1.09%) Cognos Transformer
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.55%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (9.29%) Axure RP
2 4 (2.19%) JIRA
2 4 (2.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.09%) GCC
4 1 (0.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.55%) JUnit
4 1 (0.55%) Toad
4 1 (0.55%) MSI
4 1 (0.55%) Subversion
4 1 (0.55%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (16.39%) Marketing
2 16 (8.74%) Retail
3 14 (7.65%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.56%) Finance
5 9 (4.92%) Electronics
6 7 (3.83%) Banking
7 6 (3.28%) Games
8 5 (2.73%) Advertising
9 4 (2.19%) Publishing
10 3 (1.64%) Investment Banking
11 2 (1.09%) Multimedia
11 2 (1.09%) Arabic Language
11 2 (1.09%) Automotive
12 1 (0.55%) Legal
12 1 (0.55%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.55%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.55%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.49%) HTML
2 31 (16.94%) CSS
3 12 (6.56%) Sass
4 11 (6.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 10 (5.46%) Flash
6 9 (4.92%) XHTML
7 8 (4.37%) Java EE
7 8 (4.37%) JSR 168
8 6 (3.28%) Middleware
9 5 (2.73%) Struts
9 5 (2.73%) HTML5
10 4 (2.19%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.19%) Web Services
11 3 (1.64%) RESTful
11 3 (1.64%) jQuery
11 3 (1.64%) CSS3
12 2 (1.09%) Spring
12 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
12 2 (1.09%) XML
12 2 (1.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 84 (45.90%) User Experience
2 17 (9.29%) Graphic Design
3 16 (8.74%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.92%) Visualisation
5 8 (4.37%) W3C
6 7 (3.83%) Handset
6 7 (3.83%) Digital Media
6 7 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.19%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.19%) Video Editing
8 3 (1.64%) Wiki
8 3 (1.64%) Animation
8 3 (1.64%) Photography
8 3 (1.64%) Social Media
8 3 (1.64%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.09%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.55%) Clustering
10 1 (0.55%) BBC
10 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.55%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.38%) Linux
2 12 (6.56%) Solaris
3 9 (4.92%) Windows
4 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.64%) CentOS
6 2 (1.09%) Android
6 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.55%) UNIX
7 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (10.38%) E-Commerce
3 15 (8.20%) Web Design
4 13 (7.10%) Information Architecture
5 9 (4.92%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (4.37%) OpenUP
6 8 (4.37%) Analytics
6 8 (4.37%) Web Accessibility
6 8 (4.37%) Open Source
6 8 (4.37%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (4.37%) Industrial Design
7 7 (3.83%) Content Management
7 7 (3.83%) UX Design
8 6 (3.28%) Workflow
8 6 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.28%) Scrum
9 5 (2.73%) Mentoring
9 5 (2.73%) Product Management
10 4 (2.19%) Microservices
10 4 (2.19%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.48%) JavaScript
2 12 (6.56%) Perl
3 11 (6.01%) Java
4 5 (2.73%) SQL
5 3 (1.64%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.09%) C#
7 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.55%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.55%) Korn
7 1 (0.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.10%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.56%) Degree
4 10 (5.46%) RHCE
4 10 (5.46%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) CCIE
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.19%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (5.46%) Active Directory
1 10 (5.46%) Samba
2 3 (1.64%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.64%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (1.64%) Puppet
2 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.55%) SCCM
2 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 51 (27.87%) Adobe
2 17 (9.29%) Oracle
3 11 (6.01%) IBM
4 10 (5.46%) Sun
5 9 (4.92%) Macromedia
6 8 (4.37%) Cisco
7 7 (3.83%) Nokia
7 7 (3.83%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.83%) Sony
8 4 (2.19%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.19%) VMware
9 2 (1.09%) Cognos
9 2 (1.09%) Apple
10 1 (0.55%) Wyse
10 1 (0.55%) Veritas
10 1 (0.55%) EMC
10 1 (0.55%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.55%) Motorola
10 1 (0.55%) Google
10 1 (0.55%) Pega
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