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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Designer
Rank 543 557 545
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 103 88 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 45 60
Median daily rate £450 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £318 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £700 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.96% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 May 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 May 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 +32 101 £450 +7.46% 35
London +35 72 £450 +9.09% 26
City of London +45 12 £500 +14.28% 9
South West -3 10 £418 +22.86% 1
South East -7 9 £430 -4.44% 4
Bristol - 8 £418 - 1
East of England +13 7 £563 - 1
Berkshire -11 5 £430 - 1
Bedfordshire - 5 £575 -
West Midlands -10 2 £600 +57.37%
Wiltshire -10 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £463 -
Luton - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +10 1 £275 -
North West 0 1 £200 -55.55%
Edinburgh -6 1 £325 -16.12% 1
Surrey -7 1 - - 1
Manchester -9 1 £200 -55.55%
Scotland -27 1 £325 -13.33% 2
Norfolk - 1 £425 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £550 -
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1
Norwich - 1 £425 -
Reading - 1 £430 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £425 -
Dunstable - 1 £608 -

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 100 (55.25%) User Experience
2 62 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (24.86%) Wireframes
4 42 (23.20%) CSS
5 40 (22.10%) HTML
6 29 (16.02%) Finance
7 28 (15.47%) JavaScript
8 21 (11.60%) Responsive Web Design
8 21 (11.60%) Photoshop
9 20 (11.05%) .NET
9 20 (11.05%) Adobe
9 20 (11.05%) Axure RP
10 19 (10.50%) jQuery
10 19 (10.50%) Adobe Illustrator
11 16 (8.84%) E-Commerce
12 15 (8.29%) C#
12 15 (8.29%) SOAP
12 15 (8.29%) Microsoft
12 15 (8.29%) Security Cleared
12 15 (8.29%) OmniGraffle
13 14 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (7.73%) Retail
13 14 (7.73%) Cisco
13 14 (7.73%) Red Hat
13 14 (7.73%) Telecoms
14 13 (7.18%) Project Management
14 13 (7.18%) Oracle
14 13 (7.18%) SOA
15 12 (6.63%) REST
15 12 (6.63%) HTML5

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 7 (3.87%) JBoss
1 7 (3.87%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.31%) Apache
3 4 (2.21%) Confluence
4 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.55%) nginx
5 1 (0.55%) Node.js
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (11.60%) Photoshop
2 19 (10.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (8.29%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (3.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (3.31%) MS Excel
4 6 (3.31%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.66%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (1.10%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (1.10%) GIMP
6 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.55%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.55%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (0.55%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.87%) 3G
1 7 (3.87%) 4G
2 5 (2.76%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.21%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (2.21%) HTTP
3 4 (2.21%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.21%) SMS
3 4 (2.21%) Value-Added Service
4 3 (1.66%) 2G
4 3 (1.66%) BGP
4 3 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (1.66%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (1.66%) Internet
4 3 (1.66%) Network Security
4 3 (1.66%) OSPF
4 3 (1.66%) VPN
5 2 (1.10%) HSPA
5 2 (1.10%) LTE
5 2 (1.10%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.76%) MySQL
3 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (11.05%) Axure RP
2 9 (4.97%) JIRA
3 5 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.76%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.21%) Jasmine
4 4 (2.21%) NCrunch
4 4 (2.21%) NSubstitute
4 4 (2.21%) NUnit
4 4 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (2.21%) Selenium
4 4 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (1.66%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.55%) Maven
General
1 29 (16.02%) Finance
2 14 (7.73%) Retail
2 14 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.87%) Banking
3 7 (3.87%) Marketing
4 5 (2.76%) Military
5 4 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.66%) Publishing
7 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.10%) Games
7 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (23.20%) CSS
2 40 (22.10%) HTML
3 20 (11.05%) .NET
4 19 (10.50%) jQuery
5 15 (8.29%) SOAP
6 12 (6.63%) HTML5
6 12 (6.63%) REST
7 8 (4.42%) AngularJS
7 8 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (4.42%) CSS3
7 8 (4.42%) Middleware
8 7 (3.87%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.31%) LAMP
10 5 (2.76%) WCF
10 5 (2.76%) Web Services
11 4 (2.21%) ASP.NET
11 4 (2.21%) Caliburn.Micro
11 4 (2.21%) Kendo UI
11 4 (2.21%) LINQ
11 4 (2.21%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 100 (55.25%) User Experience
2 14 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.97%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.76%) Animation
4 5 (2.76%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.76%) Wiki
5 4 (2.21%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.66%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.66%) Interactive TV
6 3 (1.66%) Photography
7 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.10%) Equities
7 2 (1.10%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.10%) IVR
7 2 (1.10%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (1.10%) NGOSS
7 2 (1.10%) Social Network
8 1 (0.55%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.52%) Linux
2 5 (2.76%) Apple iOS
2 5 (2.76%) CentOS
2 5 (2.76%) Solaris
3 4 (2.21%) Android
4 3 (1.66%) Windows
5 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.10%) Unix
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (24.86%) Wireframes
3 21 (11.60%) Responsive Web Design
4 16 (8.84%) E-Commerce
5 13 (7.18%) Project Management
5 13 (7.18%) SOA
6 12 (6.63%) Software Engineering
6 12 (6.63%) Usability Testing
6 12 (6.63%) User Stories
7 11 (6.08%) Information Architecture
8 10 (5.52%) Front End Development
8 10 (5.52%) TDD
9 9 (4.97%) High Availability
9 9 (4.97%) Microservices
9 9 (4.97%) UX Design
10 8 (4.42%) Reverse Engineering
11 7 (3.87%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.87%) CRM
11 7 (3.87%) Web Design
12 6 (3.31%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.47%) JavaScript
2 15 (8.29%) C#
3 7 (3.87%) Java
4 6 (3.31%) SQL
5 5 (2.76%) Perl
6 4 (2.21%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.21%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.21%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.10%) PHP
8 1 (0.55%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.55%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 15 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.08%) Degree
3 9 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.42%) CCNP
5 7 (3.87%) CCIE
6 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.76%) RHCE
8 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.55%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (2.76%) Active Directory
1 5 (2.76%) Samba
2 3 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.76%) Puppet
2 2 (1.10%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (11.05%) Adobe
2 15 (8.29%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.73%) Cisco
3 14 (7.73%) Red Hat
4 13 (7.18%) Oracle
5 4 (2.21%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.21%) VMware
6 3 (1.66%) Ericsson
6 3 (1.66%) NetScout
6 3 (1.66%) Nokia Networks
6 3 (1.66%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.10%) Actix
7 2 (1.10%) Aruba
7 2 (1.10%) CA
7 2 (1.10%) EMC
7 2 (1.10%) HP
7 2 (1.10%) Juniper
7 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.10%) SAP
7 2 (1.10%) TIBCO
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