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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Designer
Rank 519 519 542
Rank change year-on-year
0 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 94 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.12% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 41 30
Average daily rate
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£416 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.05% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £350 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £440 £388
% change year-on-year
-11.93% +13.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 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 October 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 +2 86 £423 -0.58% 24
London +4 56 £425 +6.25% 14
City of London +9 11 £358 -13.33% 6
South East -15 9 £525 +5.00% 1
North West -4 6 £375 - 1
Berkshire +12 5 £430 -
Manchester - 5 £375 - 1
Scotland -2 4 £305 - 1
East of England -13 4 £500 +17.64% 3
Hertfordshire -23 4 £500 +17.64% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £318 -
North East - 4 £318 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £318 -
Watford - 4 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Edinburgh -1 3 £305 -
Surrey -7 3 £675 +35.00%
South West -32 3 - - 3
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Reading +9 2 £430 -
Swindon - 1 - - 3
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 3
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1

Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 104 (58.76%) User Experience
2 74 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (24.86%) HTML
4 40 (22.60%) CSS
5 30 (16.95%) Adobe
6 28 (15.82%) Photoshop
6 28 (15.82%) Axure RP
7 27 (15.25%) UX Design
7 27 (15.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 23 (12.99%) Mobile App
9 21 (11.86%) OmniGraffle
9 21 (11.86%) Degree
10 17 (9.60%) Finance
11 16 (9.04%) Android
12 15 (8.47%) Apple iOS
12 15 (8.47%) Scrum
13 14 (7.91%) Marketing
14 13 (7.34%) Banking
14 13 (7.34%) Rapid Prototyping
15 12 (6.78%) Publishing
15 12 (6.78%) Java
16 11 (6.21%) Responsive Web Design
16 11 (6.21%) Retail
17 10 (5.65%) Social Media
18 9 (5.08%) Information Architecture
18 9 (5.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 9 (5.08%) HTML5
18 9 (5.08%) Security Cleared
18 9 (5.08%) Web Design
18 9 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (1.69%) Apache
1 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.13%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.13%) Moodle
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (0.56%) Kinematics
3 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.56%) WordPress
3 1 (0.56%) JBoss
3 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 28 (15.82%) Photoshop
2 27 (15.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (11.86%) OmniGraffle
4 8 (4.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (3.39%) Fireworks
6 4 (2.26%) InDesign
7 2 (1.13%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.56%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.13%) Summit
1 2 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.39%) Intranet
2 2 (1.13%) X.400
2 2 (1.13%) X.500
3 1 (0.56%) LTE
3 1 (0.56%) 4G
3 1 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.56%) WAN
3 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) VPN
3 1 (0.56%) S/MIME
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.26%) DB2
2 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.56%) DataStage
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (15.82%) Axure RP
2 9 (5.08%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (2.82%) JIRA
4 4 (2.26%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.69%) JUnit
5 3 (1.69%) Selenium
5 3 (1.69%) Checkstyle
5 3 (1.69%) Redmine
6 2 (1.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (9.60%) Finance
2 14 (7.91%) Marketing
3 13 (7.34%) Banking
4 12 (6.78%) Publishing
5 11 (6.21%) Retail
6 8 (4.52%) Games
7 4 (2.26%) Legal
7 4 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.69%) Advertising
9 2 (1.13%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.56%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.56%) Front Office
10 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.56%) Military
10 1 (0.56%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (24.86%) HTML
2 40 (22.60%) CSS
3 9 (5.08%) HTML5
4 7 (3.95%) CSS3
5 6 (3.39%) .NET
6 5 (2.82%) JSP
6 5 (2.82%) jQuery
7 4 (2.26%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.26%) Spring
7 4 (2.26%) Java EE
7 4 (2.26%) Web Services
7 4 (2.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.69%) JavaBeans
8 3 (1.69%) JPA
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.13%) JSON
10 1 (0.56%) WPF
10 1 (0.56%) JRuby
10 1 (0.56%) Java EE 5
10 1 (0.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 104 (58.76%) User Experience
2 23 (12.99%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.65%) Social Media
4 5 (2.82%) Visualisation
4 5 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.26%) Open Source
6 3 (1.69%) FMCG
6 3 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (1.69%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.13%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.13%) Psychology
7 2 (1.13%) Human Factors
7 2 (1.13%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.13%) iPhone
8 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Xbox
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.56%) CMDB
8 1 (0.56%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.04%) Android
2 15 (8.47%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.08%) Windows
4 3 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.13%) Linux
5 2 (1.13%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (41.81%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (15.25%) UX Design
3 15 (8.47%) Scrum
4 13 (7.34%) Rapid Prototyping
5 11 (6.21%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (5.08%) Information Architecture
6 9 (5.08%) Web Design
6 9 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (3.39%) Data Modelling
7 6 (3.39%) Usability Testing
8 5 (2.82%) Data Governance
8 5 (2.82%) Validation
9 4 (2.26%) Business Development
9 4 (2.26%) SEO
9 4 (2.26%) SOA
9 4 (2.26%) ETL
9 4 (2.26%) Web Application Development
9 4 (2.26%) Analytics
10 3 (1.69%) User Stories
10 3 (1.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.78%) Java
2 9 (5.08%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.82%) SQL
4 3 (1.69%) C#
5 2 (1.13%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.13%) C
6 1 (0.56%) Jython
6 1 (0.56%) Groovy
6 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (11.86%) Degree
2 9 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.13%) CCIE
4 2 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.69%) QA
1 3 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.13%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (16.95%) Adobe
2 5 (2.82%) Oracle
3 4 (2.26%) webMethods
4 3 (1.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.69%) Google
4 3 (1.69%) Canoo
5 2 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.13%) Nokia
5 2 (1.13%) Trillium
5 2 (1.13%) Cisco
5 2 (1.13%) IBM
5 2 (1.13%) Juniper
6 1 (0.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (0.56%) Informatica
6 1 (0.56%) Intel
6 1 (0.56%) Siebel
6 1 (0.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.56%) McAfee
6 1 (0.56%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.56%) Sourcefire
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