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 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Designer
Rank 515 541 541
Rank change year-on-year
+26 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 102 49 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.093% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 30 38
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£425 £435 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £575 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.81%
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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
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 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 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 1 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 +29 95 £425 -2.29% 23
London +24 55 £425 -5.55% 11
City of London +32 13 £380 -24.00% 3
South East -6 11 £525 +5.00% 2
South West - 7 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
Yorkshire - 6 - -
Leeds - 6 - -
North West -5 5 £375 - 3
East of England -20 5 £500 +21.95% 4
Manchester - 5 £375 - 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £500 -
Berkshire +18 4 - -
Watford - 4 £500 -
Devon - 4 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £318 - 3
North East - 4 £318 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 4 £318 - 3
Surrey +2 3 £675 +35.00%
Scotland -3 3 - - 2
Hampshire - 2 £525 - 2
Glasgow - 2 - -
Edinburgh -4 1 - - 2
Bristol - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £250 -
West Midlands - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Dover - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Basildon - - - -

Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 (60.82%) User Experience
2 78 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (23.98%) HTML
4 36 (21.05%) CSS
5 30 (17.54%) Adobe
5 30 (17.54%) Axure RP
6 28 (16.37%) UX Design
6 28 (16.37%) Photoshop
6 28 (16.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 25 (14.62%) Degree
8 24 (14.04%) OmniGraffle
9 23 (13.45%) Mobile App
10 16 (9.36%) Finance
11 15 (8.77%) Scrum
11 15 (8.77%) Android
11 15 (8.77%) Rapid Prototyping
11 15 (8.77%) Responsive Web Design
12 14 (8.19%) Apple iOS
13 13 (7.60%) Marketing
14 12 (7.02%) Information Architecture
14 12 (7.02%) Publishing
14 12 (7.02%) Banking
14 12 (7.02%) Retail
14 12 (7.02%) Windows
15 11 (6.43%) HTML5
16 10 (5.85%) Social Media
17 9 (5.26%) CSS3
17 9 (5.26%) Security Cleared
17 9 (5.26%) Web Design
17 9 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (1.17%) Moodle
2 1 (0.58%) Kinematics
2 1 (0.58%) SAS
2 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.58%) Apache
2 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.58%) WordPress
2 1 (0.58%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.58%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 28 (16.37%) Photoshop
1 28 (16.37%) Adobe Illustrator
2 24 (14.04%) OmniGraffle
3 9 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (3.51%) Fireworks
5 4 (2.34%) InDesign
6 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.17%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.58%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.17%) Summit
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.51%) Intranet
2 3 (1.75%) Internet
3 2 (1.17%) X.400
3 2 (1.17%) X.500
4 1 (0.58%) WAN
4 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) VPN
4 1 (0.58%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.58%) SAN
4 1 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database
1 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.58%) DataStage
2 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) DB2
2 1 (0.58%) OLAP
2 1 (0.58%) MySQL
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (17.54%) Axure RP
2 7 (4.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (1.75%) JIRA
4 2 (1.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.58%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.58%) JUnit
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.58%) Selenium
5 1 (0.58%) Checkstyle
5 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.58%) Redmine
General
1 16 (9.36%) Finance
2 13 (7.60%) Marketing
3 12 (7.02%) Publishing
3 12 (7.02%) Banking
3 12 (7.02%) Retail
4 8 (4.68%) Games
5 5 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.92%) Advertising
6 4 (2.34%) Legal
7 3 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.17%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.58%) Front Office
9 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.58%) Military
9 1 (0.58%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.58%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (23.98%) HTML
2 36 (21.05%) CSS
3 11 (6.43%) HTML5
4 9 (5.26%) CSS3
5 5 (2.92%) jQuery
6 4 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.75%) JSP
7 3 (1.75%) .NET
8 2 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.17%) Java EE
8 2 (1.17%) Web Services
8 2 (1.17%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.17%) Spring
9 1 (0.58%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle ADF
9 1 (0.58%) JavaBeans
9 1 (0.58%) Flash
9 1 (0.58%) XHTML
9 1 (0.58%) EDI
9 1 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (60.82%) User Experience
2 23 (13.45%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.85%) Social Media
4 7 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.92%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.34%) Open Source
6 4 (2.34%) iPhone
7 3 (1.75%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.75%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.75%) FMCG
8 2 (1.17%) Psychology
8 2 (1.17%) Human Factors
8 2 (1.17%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.58%) Xbox
9 1 (0.58%) VHDL
9 1 (0.58%) Verilog
9 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.58%) Blog
9 1 (0.58%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.77%) Android
2 14 (8.19%) Apple iOS
3 12 (7.02%) Windows
4 7 (4.09%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.17%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.17%) Linux
6 1 (0.58%) UNIX
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.37%) UX Design
3 15 (8.77%) Scrum
3 15 (8.77%) Rapid Prototyping
3 15 (8.77%) Responsive Web Design
4 12 (7.02%) Information Architecture
5 9 (5.26%) Web Design
5 9 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (3.51%) Industrial Design
7 5 (2.92%) E-Commerce
7 5 (2.92%) Usability Testing
7 5 (2.92%) Business Development
7 5 (2.92%) Data Governance
7 5 (2.92%) Analytics
8 4 (2.34%) Web Application Development
8 4 (2.34%) ETL
8 4 (2.34%) SEO
8 4 (2.34%) Workflow
9 3 (1.75%) Project Management
9 3 (1.75%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.09%) Java
1 7 (4.09%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.75%) C#
2 3 (1.75%) SQL
3 2 (1.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.58%) Jython
4 1 (0.58%) C
4 1 (0.58%) C++
4 1 (0.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 25 (14.62%) Degree
2 9 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) CCIE
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.17%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.17%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (17.54%) Adobe
2 6 (3.51%) Oracle
3 5 (2.92%) Google
4 2 (1.17%) IBM
4 2 (1.17%) Nokia
4 2 (1.17%) Trillium
4 2 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.58%) Sourcefire
5 1 (0.58%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco
5 1 (0.58%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.58%) webMethods
5 1 (0.58%) McAfee
5 1 (0.58%) Intel
5 1 (0.58%) Juniper
5 1 (0.58%) Informatica
5 1 (0.58%) Siebel
5 1 (0.58%) JBoss
5 1 (0.58%) Canoo
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