The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Designer
Rank 544 554 533
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 109 109 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 65 68
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £510 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £26.77 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.23% +167.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £26.77 -
% change year-on-year
-40.23% -

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Senior Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Designer in the job title.

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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +11 107 £425 +6.25% 25
London 0 57 £450 +9.75% 17
West Midlands -16 21 £400 +15.94% 1
Coventry - 20 £400 -
Yorkshire +18 10 £388 +3.33% 2
North West +4 8 £388 +16.98%
City of London +7 6 £450 +7.14% 1
Cheshire +15 5 £388 -
South East +13 5 £350 -20.49% 3
West Yorkshire +13 4 £350 -32.03% 1
Leeds +11 4 £350 -32.03% 1
Berkshire +3 4 £348 -31.25%
North Yorkshire - 4 - -
York - 4 - -
Wiltshire +2 3 - -
South West +2 3 - -
East Midlands -6 3 £533 +33.12%
Teddington - 3 £413 -
Scotland +16 2 £381 -
Sheffield +3 2 £425 +13.33%
South Yorkshire -2 2 £425 +13.33%
Manchester -11 2 £375 +13.20%
Nottingham - 2 £539 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £539 -
Glasgow +7 1 £388 -
Northampton -2 1 £425 +6.25%
Birmingham -8 1 £545 +59.70%
Northamptonshire -10 1 £425 +6.25%
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £375 -

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Senior 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 featuring Senior Designer in the job title.

1 135 (63.98%) User Experience
2 74 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (32.23%) HTML
4 60 (28.44%) CSS
5 51 (24.17%) Photoshop
6 50 (23.70%) Prototyping
7 48 (22.75%) Wireframes
8 42 (19.91%) E-Commerce
9 38 (18.01%) Adobe
10 34 (16.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 32 (15.17%) Finance
12 31 (14.69%) OmniGraffle
13 29 (13.74%) JavaScript
13 29 (13.74%) JIRA
14 28 (13.27%) Retail
15 26 (12.32%) Axure RP
16 21 (9.95%) Scrum
17 17 (8.06%) Degree
17 17 (8.06%) Mobile App
17 17 (8.06%) HTML5
17 17 (8.06%) InVision
18 16 (7.58%) Responsive Web Design
18 16 (7.58%) Marketing
18 16 (7.58%) jQuery
19 14 (6.64%) Data Modelling
20 13 (6.16%) Telecoms
21 12 (5.69%) Microsoft
21 12 (5.69%) Rapid Prototyping
21 12 (5.69%) Apple iOS
21 12 (5.69%) Analytical Skills

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 5 (2.37%) Apache
1 5 (2.37%) SharePoint
1 5 (2.37%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.95%) CMS
4 1 (0.47%) CICS
4 1 (0.47%) JBoss
4 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.47%) SAS
4 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (24.17%) Photoshop
2 34 (16.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 31 (14.69%) OmniGraffle
4 17 (8.06%) InVision
5 11 (5.21%) MS Visio
6 10 (4.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (3.79%) InDesign
8 6 (2.84%) Adobe After Effects
9 5 (2.37%) MS Excel
10 3 (1.42%) GIMP
10 3 (1.42%) MS Office
10 3 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (0.95%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.47%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.47%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.47%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.47%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (0.95%) SaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.32%) Internet
2 6 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (2.84%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.37%) IPsec
3 5 (2.37%) OSPF
4 4 (1.90%) IPv6
4 4 (1.90%) LTE
4 4 (1.90%) Network Security
5 3 (1.42%) 4G
5 3 (1.42%) BGP
5 3 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.42%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (1.42%) MPLS
6 2 (0.95%) DMZ
6 2 (0.95%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.95%) IPv4
6 2 (0.95%) ISUP
6 2 (0.95%) RSVP
6 2 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.37%) MySQL
3 4 (1.90%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.42%) QlikView
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.47%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (13.74%) JIRA
2 26 (12.32%) Axure RP
3 6 (2.84%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (2.37%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (1.42%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.42%) Subversion
7 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (15.17%) Finance
2 28 (13.27%) Retail
3 16 (7.58%) Marketing
4 13 (6.16%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.27%) Banking
6 4 (1.90%) Games
7 2 (0.95%) Advertising
7 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (32.23%) HTML
2 60 (28.44%) CSS
3 17 (8.06%) HTML5
4 16 (7.58%) jQuery
5 10 (4.74%) Flash
6 7 (3.32%) CSS3
7 5 (2.37%) .NET
7 5 (2.37%) LAMP
7 5 (2.37%) XML
8 4 (1.90%) Ajax
9 3 (1.42%) Middleware
9 3 (1.42%) SOAP
9 3 (1.42%) Web Services
10 2 (0.95%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.95%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.95%) DHTML
10 2 (0.95%) REST
10 2 (0.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (0.47%) EDIFACT
11 1 (0.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 135 (63.98%) User Experience
2 17 (8.06%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.32%) Animation
4 7 (3.32%) Digital Media
4 7 (3.32%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.37%) Motion Graphics
5 5 (2.37%) Photography
5 5 (2.37%) Social Media
5 5 (2.37%) W3C
5 5 (2.37%) Wiki
6 4 (1.90%) 3D Graphics
6 4 (1.90%) Copywriting
6 4 (1.90%) Social Network
7 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.95%) Equities
8 2 (0.95%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.95%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.95%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.69%) Apple iOS
2 10 (4.74%) Android
3 6 (2.84%) Linux
4 5 (2.37%) CentOS
4 5 (2.37%) Solaris
4 5 (2.37%) Windows
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (23.70%) Prototyping
3 48 (22.75%) Wireframes
4 42 (19.91%) E-Commerce
5 21 (9.95%) Scrum
6 16 (7.58%) Responsive Web Design
7 14 (6.64%) Data Modelling
8 12 (5.69%) Rapid Prototyping
9 11 (5.21%) Service Design
10 9 (4.27%) Typography
10 9 (4.27%) Usability Testing
11 8 (3.79%) B2B
11 8 (3.79%) B2C
11 8 (3.79%) Front End Development
11 8 (3.79%) Information Architecture
11 8 (3.79%) Project Management
11 8 (3.79%) UX Design
12 7 (3.32%) Competitor Analysis
12 7 (3.32%) Guerrilla Research
12 7 (3.32%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.74%) JavaScript
2 10 (4.74%) SQL
3 5 (2.37%) Perl
4 3 (1.42%) VBA
5 2 (0.95%) Java
6 1 (0.47%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.47%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.47%) COBOL
6 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (8.06%) Degree
2 10 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.37%) RHCE
4 4 (1.90%) CCNP
5 3 (1.42%) CCIE
5 3 (1.42%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.37%) QA
2 3 (1.42%) WCAG
3 2 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.37%) Samba
3 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.37%) Puppet
2 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.47%) SCCM
2 1 (0.47%) SCOM
2 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.47%) Simpana
Vendors
1 38 (18.01%) Adobe
2 12 (5.69%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.79%) Oracle
4 7 (3.32%) Cisco
4 7 (3.32%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.84%) Ab Initio
5 6 (2.84%) Informatica
5 6 (2.84%) Talend
6 4 (1.90%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.42%) Ericsson
7 3 (1.42%) F5
7 3 (1.42%) HP
7 3 (1.42%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (0.95%) Aruba
8 2 (0.95%) BT
8 2 (0.95%) SAP
8 2 (0.95%) TippingPoint
9 1 (0.47%) Pega
9 1 (0.47%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.47%) VMware
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