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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Designer
Rank 511 533 525
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 91 50 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.094% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 27 42
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £545 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £50.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 -

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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +18 81 £425 +6.25% 39
London +12 52 £425 +1.19% 24
City of London +27 17 £348 -32.19% 11
South East -5 10 £488 +50.00% 3
South West - 6 £450 - 1
Scotland -16 5 £405 - 1
Leeds - 5 £275 -
Yorkshire - 5 £275 - 3
West Yorkshire - 5 £275 -
Berkshire +13 4 - - 1
Devon - 4 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £318 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £318 - 1
North East - 4 £318 - 2
Edinburgh -10 3 £405 - 1
Hampshire -13 2 £525 +73.55%
East of England -24 2 £155 -61.25% 2
Glasgow - 2 - -
Hertfordshire -17 1 £155 -61.25%
Southampton - 1 £600 -
East Midlands - 1 £250 - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Plymouth - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 2
Harrow - - - -

Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 42 (25.15%) HTML
2 37 (22.16%) Photoshop
3 36 (21.56%) CSS
3 36 (21.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 34 (20.36%) Adobe
5 30 (17.96%) Axure RP
6 27 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (14.97%) OmniGraffle
7 25 (14.97%) User Experience Design
8 23 (13.77%) Degree
9 20 (11.98%) Responsive Web Design
10 19 (11.38%) Mobile App
11 18 (10.78%) Finance
12 17 (10.18%) Scrum
12 17 (10.18%) Android
13 15 (8.98%) Apple iOS
13 15 (8.98%) HTML5
13 15 (8.98%) Banking
14 14 (8.38%) Rapid Prototyping
15 13 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (7.78%) Windows
16 12 (7.19%) Java
16 12 (7.19%) Information Architecture
16 12 (7.19%) CSS3
17 11 (6.59%) Oracle
18 10 (5.99%) Retail
18 10 (5.99%) Games
18 10 (5.99%) Marketing
19 9 (5.39%) Web Design
19 9 (5.39%) Fireworks

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (2.99%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.80%) Confluence
3 2 (1.20%) Moodle
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.60%) IIS
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.60%) SAS
4 1 (0.60%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.60%) GlassFish
Applications
1 37 (22.16%) Photoshop
2 36 (21.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (14.97%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (5.39%) Fireworks
5 5 (2.99%) InDesign
6 4 (2.40%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.60%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.20%) Summit
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.99%) Internet
2 3 (1.80%) X.400
2 3 (1.80%) X.500
2 3 (1.80%) X.509
2 3 (1.80%) LDAP
2 3 (1.80%) SSL
3 1 (0.60%) S/MIME
3 1 (0.60%) SAN
3 1 (0.60%) SMTP
3 1 (0.60%) FTP
3 1 (0.60%) HTTP
3 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.60%) Firewall
3 1 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.60%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.60%) DataStage
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.60%) MySQL
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.60%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 30 (17.96%) Axure RP
2 7 (4.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (2.99%) JIRA
4 4 (2.40%) Subversion
5 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.60%) JUnit
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
General
1 18 (10.78%) Finance
2 15 (8.98%) Banking
3 10 (5.99%) Retail
3 10 (5.99%) Marketing
3 10 (5.99%) Games
4 6 (3.59%) Advertising
5 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.40%) Publishing
7 3 (1.80%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.20%) Military
8 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.60%) Front Office
9 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.60%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.60%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (25.15%) HTML
2 36 (21.56%) CSS
3 15 (8.98%) HTML5
4 12 (7.19%) CSS3
5 7 (4.19%) Web Services
5 7 (4.19%) Flash
6 4 (2.40%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.40%) Spring
6 4 (2.40%) JSF
7 3 (1.80%) WSDL
7 3 (1.80%) SAML
7 3 (1.80%) jQuery
7 3 (1.80%) JAX-WS
7 3 (1.80%) JPA
7 3 (1.80%) Apache CXF
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.20%) Sass
8 2 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.20%) XML
8 2 (1.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.38%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.59%) Visualisation
2 6 (3.59%) Digital Media
3 5 (2.99%) iPhone
4 4 (2.40%) Open Source
4 4 (2.40%) FMCG
4 4 (2.40%) Graphic Design
5 3 (1.80%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Social Media
6 2 (1.20%) Photography
6 2 (1.20%) Biology
6 2 (1.20%) Biotechnology
6 2 (1.20%) Psychology
6 2 (1.20%) Human Factors
6 2 (1.20%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.20%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.20%) RIA
7 1 (0.60%) Online Games
7 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.18%) Android
2 15 (8.98%) Apple iOS
3 13 (7.78%) Windows
4 8 (4.79%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.20%) Linux
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (14.97%) User Experience Design
3 20 (11.98%) Responsive Web Design
4 17 (10.18%) Scrum
5 14 (8.38%) Rapid Prototyping
6 13 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (7.19%) Information Architecture
8 9 (5.39%) Web Design
9 7 (4.19%) OO
9 7 (4.19%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.59%) UML
10 6 (3.59%) SOA
10 6 (3.59%) Industrial Design
10 6 (3.59%) Use Case
11 5 (2.99%) Business Development
11 5 (2.99%) Data Modelling
11 5 (2.99%) Analytics
11 5 (2.99%) Usability Testing
11 5 (2.99%) Time Management
12 4 (2.40%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.19%) Java
2 4 (2.40%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.20%) SQL
3 2 (1.20%) C#
4 1 (0.60%) C++
4 1 (0.60%) C
4 1 (0.60%) Jython
4 1 (0.60%) Groovy
4 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (13.77%) Degree
2 7 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.20%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 34 (20.36%) Adobe
2 11 (6.59%) Oracle
3 6 (3.59%) Google
4 5 (2.99%) JBoss
5 3 (1.80%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.20%) Nokia
6 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.20%) Trillium
6 2 (1.20%) IBM
6 2 (1.20%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.60%) Intel
7 1 (0.60%) Informatica
7 1 (0.60%) Siebel
7 1 (0.60%) SAP
7 1 (0.60%) Clearswift
7 1 (0.60%) ATG
7 1 (0.60%) Twitter
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