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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Designer
Rank 526 512 500
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 87 77 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 59 29
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£400 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £315 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £466 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £368
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +15.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
UK excluding London average 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
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 2015.

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 28 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 27 May 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
England -13 78 £425 +6.25% 24
London +8 43 £413 +3.18% 7
South East -6 17 £450 +16.12% 5
South West +14 9 £340 -29.16% 2
Wiltshire +9 9 £340 -29.16% 1
City of London -2 9 £463 +23.33% 2
Berkshire +6 8 - -
Scotland -3 8 £375 -16.66% 2
Slough - 8 - -
Oxfordshire - 7 £450 - 3
Glasgow +2 6 £375 - 1
Oxford - 4 £450 -
East of England +1 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £381 - 2
Birmingham - 3 £381 -
Manchester -3 2 £450 - 2
Edinburgh -6 2 £388 -13.88% 1
North West -23 2 £450 +12.50% 6
Surrey - 2 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £525 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £350 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £450 -

Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 85 (45.70%) User Experience
2 43 (23.12%) CSS
3 41 (22.04%) HTML
4 39 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (17.74%) JavaScript
6 30 (16.13%) Finance
7 29 (15.59%) Marketing
8 27 (14.52%) Adobe
9 26 (13.98%) Oracle
10 22 (11.83%) Analytics
11 21 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (10.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 18 (9.68%) Axure RP
14 16 (8.60%) Information Architecture
14 16 (8.60%) Usability Testing
14 16 (8.60%) Banking
14 16 (8.60%) Adobe Illustrator
14 16 (8.60%) Linux
15 15 (8.06%) Security Cleared
16 14 (7.53%) Photoshop
17 13 (6.99%) Windows
17 13 (6.99%) Publishing
18 12 (6.45%) Degree
18 12 (6.45%) Mobile App
18 12 (6.45%) SC Cleared
18 12 (6.45%) Active Directory
19 11 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
19 11 (5.91%) Sun
19 11 (5.91%) RHCE
19 11 (5.91%) TCP/IP

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 4 (2.15%) WebLogic
1 4 (2.15%) GlassFish
1 4 (2.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (2.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) CMS
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.54%) IIS
3 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (10.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 16 (8.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (7.53%) Photoshop
4 6 (3.23%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.69%) InDesign
5 5 (2.69%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (2.69%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (2.15%) Fireworks
7 3 (1.61%) Maya
7 3 (1.61%) ZBrush
8 1 (0.54%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.54%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.54%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.91%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.38%) Internet
3 3 (1.61%) Intranet
4 2 (1.08%) Network Security
4 2 (1.08%) SAN
4 2 (1.08%) LAN
4 2 (1.08%) WAN
5 1 (0.54%) NAS
5 1 (0.54%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.15%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.15%) MySQL
2 4 (2.15%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.08%) Big Data
4 2 (1.08%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (1.08%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (1.08%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.54%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.54%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 18 (9.68%) Axure RP
2 5 (2.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (2.15%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.08%) GCC
5 1 (0.54%) Toad
5 1 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 30 (16.13%) Finance
2 29 (15.59%) Marketing
3 16 (8.60%) Banking
4 13 (6.99%) Publishing
5 6 (3.23%) Games
6 5 (2.69%) Retail
7 4 (2.15%) Legal
7 4 (2.15%) Advertising
7 4 (2.15%) Electronics
7 4 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.08%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.54%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.54%) Back Office
10 1 (0.54%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.12%) CSS
2 41 (22.04%) HTML
3 11 (5.91%) jQuery
3 11 (5.91%) HTML5
4 10 (5.38%) Spring
5 7 (3.76%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.69%) JSP
6 5 (2.69%) Web Services
7 4 (2.15%) .NET
7 4 (2.15%) Oracle ADF
7 4 (2.15%) JRuby
7 4 (2.15%) Java EE 5
7 4 (2.15%) Java EE
8 3 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.08%) CSS3
9 2 (1.08%) J2EE
10 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.54%) XML
10 1 (0.54%) Flash
10 1 (0.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 85 (45.70%) User Experience
2 12 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.91%) Visualisation
4 9 (4.84%) Graphic Design
5 5 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.15%) Photography
6 4 (2.15%) Video Editing
6 4 (2.15%) Human Factors
7 2 (1.08%) RIA
7 2 (1.08%) Psychology
7 2 (1.08%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.08%) Social Media
8 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Exalytics
8 1 (0.54%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.54%) Animation
8 1 (0.54%) Handset
8 1 (0.54%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.60%) Linux
2 13 (6.99%) Windows
3 11 (5.91%) Solaris
3 11 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (4.84%) UNIX
5 5 (2.69%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.61%) Android
7 1 (0.54%) CentOS
7 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (11.83%) Analytics
3 21 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (8.60%) Usability Testing
4 16 (8.60%) Information Architecture
5 11 (5.91%) Rapid Prototyping
5 11 (5.91%) SEO
6 9 (4.84%) E-Commerce
6 9 (4.84%) Web Analytics
6 9 (4.84%) UX Design
7 8 (4.30%) OpenUP
7 8 (4.30%) Mentoring
7 8 (4.30%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (4.30%) SOA
8 7 (3.76%) Scrum
8 7 (3.76%) Project Management
8 7 (3.76%) Product Management
8 7 (3.76%) Use Case
9 6 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (3.23%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.74%) JavaScript
2 11 (5.91%) Perl
2 11 (5.91%) Java
3 10 (5.38%) SQL
4 5 (2.69%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.15%) Jython
5 4 (2.15%) Groovy
6 3 (1.61%) C#
7 2 (1.08%) C++
7 2 (1.08%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.54%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.45%) Degree
2 12 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.91%) RHCE
4 7 (3.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.61%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.91%) Samba
3 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.54%) Docker
3 1 (0.54%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) SCOM
1 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 27 (14.52%) Adobe
2 26 (13.98%) Oracle
3 11 (5.91%) Cisco
3 11 (5.91%) Sun
4 3 (1.61%) Cognos
4 3 (1.61%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.08%) Vertica
5 2 (1.08%) Apple
5 2 (1.08%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.54%) NetApp
6 1 (0.54%) Nokia
6 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.54%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.54%) SAP
6 1 (0.54%) Quark
6 1 (0.54%) Sony
6 1 (0.54%) Google
6 1 (0.54%) Cloudera
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