The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Designer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Designer
Rank 495 510 535
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 97 60 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 40 14
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£440 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £348 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+10.23% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Senior Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Designer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Senior Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Designer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
England +5 89 £450 +5.88% 17
London +35 63 £419 -1.47% 8
City of London +5 11 £394 -7.35%
West Yorkshire - 9 £675 - 1
Yorkshire - 9 £675 - 2
Leeds - 9 £675 - 1
North West -3 8 £475 -
Scotland -5 7 £425 - 2
South East -26 7 £440 +17.33% 2
Lancashire - 7 £475 -
Berkshire +1 6 £440 -
Glasgow -4 4 £425 - 1
Edinburgh -12 2 £305 -
Reading - 2 £430 -
West Midlands -7 1 £500 +21.95% 1
South West -28 1 - - 3
Wiltshire - 1 - - 2
East Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Southampton - - - - 1
Swindon - - - - 2
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - -

Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 113 (55.67%) User Experience
2 79 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (29.56%) HTML
4 55 (27.09%) CSS
5 39 (19.21%) Axure RP
6 31 (15.27%) Photoshop
6 31 (15.27%) Finance
7 30 (14.78%) UX Design
8 28 (13.79%) Adobe Illustrator
9 24 (11.82%) Rapid Prototyping
10 22 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (10.84%) Adobe
11 18 (8.87%) Java
12 17 (8.37%) OmniGraffle
13 16 (7.88%) Usability Testing
14 15 (7.39%) JavaScript
14 15 (7.39%) Scrum
15 13 (6.40%) Publishing
15 13 (6.40%) Marketing
16 12 (5.91%) Degree
16 12 (5.91%) Mobile App
17 11 (5.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
17 11 (5.42%) Social Media
18 10 (4.93%) Responsive Web Design
18 10 (4.93%) Android
18 10 (4.93%) Banking
18 10 (4.93%) Oracle
19 9 (4.43%) SQL
19 9 (4.43%) Retail
19 9 (4.43%) Spring

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (1.48%) Apache
1 3 (1.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (0.99%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.49%) IIS
3 1 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (0.49%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.49%) WordPress
3 1 (0.49%) Moodle
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (0.49%) Kinematics
Applications
1 31 (15.27%) Photoshop
2 28 (13.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (8.37%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (2.46%) Fireworks
5 4 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.49%) InDesign
7 1 (0.49%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.99%) Summit
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.99%) SaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.96%) Intranet
2 3 (1.48%) WAN
3 2 (0.99%) LAN
3 2 (0.99%) Network Security
3 2 (0.99%) LTE
4 1 (0.49%) 4G
4 1 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.49%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.49%) 3G
4 1 (0.49%) MPLS
4 1 (0.49%) RANAP
4 1 (0.49%) VPN
4 1 (0.49%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.97%) DB2
2 3 (1.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.48%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.49%) Big Data
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.49%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.49%) DataStage
4 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 39 (19.21%) Axure RP
2 11 (5.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (2.46%) JIRA
4 3 (1.48%) Selenium
4 3 (1.48%) JUnit
4 3 (1.48%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.48%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (1.48%) Checkstyle
4 3 (1.48%) Redmine
5 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
General
1 31 (15.27%) Finance
2 13 (6.40%) Publishing
2 13 (6.40%) Marketing
3 10 (4.93%) Banking
4 9 (4.43%) Retail
5 8 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.97%) Legal
7 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.99%) Advertising
9 1 (0.49%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.49%) Front Office
9 1 (0.49%) Billing
9 1 (0.49%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (29.56%) HTML
2 55 (27.09%) CSS
3 9 (4.43%) Spring
4 8 (3.94%) .NET
4 8 (3.94%) HTML5
4 8 (3.94%) Hibernate
5 5 (2.46%) CSS3
6 4 (1.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (1.97%) Flash
6 4 (1.97%) JSP
6 4 (1.97%) Web Services
6 4 (1.97%) Java EE
6 4 (1.97%) jQuery
7 3 (1.48%) JavaBeans
7 3 (1.48%) JPA
7 3 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.99%) JSON
9 1 (0.49%) WPF
9 1 (0.49%) Middleware
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 113 (55.67%) User Experience
2 12 (5.91%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.42%) Social Media
4 5 (2.46%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.97%) Open Source
6 3 (1.48%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.48%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.99%) Psychology
8 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.49%) CMDB
8 1 (0.49%) Blog
8 1 (0.49%) RIA
8 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.49%) FMCG
8 1 (0.49%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.93%) Android
2 9 (4.43%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.97%) Windows
4 3 (1.48%) UNIX
5 2 (0.99%) Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (38.92%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (14.78%) UX Design
3 24 (11.82%) Rapid Prototyping
4 22 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (7.88%) Usability Testing
6 15 (7.39%) Scrum
7 10 (4.93%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (4.43%) Web Application Development
9 8 (3.94%) SOA
10 7 (3.45%) Web Design
11 6 (2.96%) ETL
11 6 (2.96%) Data Modelling
11 6 (2.96%) SEO
11 6 (2.96%) Workflow
11 6 (2.96%) Validation
11 6 (2.96%) Information Architecture
12 5 (2.46%) Data Governance
12 5 (2.46%) Analytics
13 4 (1.97%) Web Usability
14 3 (1.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.87%) Java
2 15 (7.39%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.43%) SQL
4 5 (2.46%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.48%) C#
6 1 (0.49%) C++
6 1 (0.49%) Perl
6 1 (0.49%) Python
6 1 (0.49%) Jython
6 1 (0.49%) Groovy
6 1 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (5.91%) Degree
2 9 (4.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.99%) CCIE
4 2 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.94%) QA
2 3 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.99%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.99%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (10.84%) Adobe
2 10 (4.93%) Oracle
3 6 (2.96%) webMethods
4 4 (1.97%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.48%) Canoo
6 2 (0.99%) Trillium
6 2 (0.99%) Cisco
6 2 (0.99%) IBM
6 2 (0.99%) Juniper
6 2 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (0.49%) Nokia
7 1 (0.49%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.49%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.49%) Siebel
7 1 (0.49%) iRise
7 1 (0.49%) Twitter
7 1 (0.49%) Vertica
7 1 (0.49%) McAfee
7 1 (0.49%) Blue Coat
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