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 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Designer
Rank 507 531 543
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 118 85 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 50 26
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£400 £419 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +2.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £532 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.83% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
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 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 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 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 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 +28 115 £400 -5.88% 28
London +5 53 £400 -5.88% 12
South West +10 21 £350 -22.22%
South East -17 17 £388 -20.51% 5
City of London +4 15 £350 +0.71% 1
North West - 13 £331 - 6
Manchester - 12 £331 - 2
Hampshire +11 11 £375 -28.57% 2
Wiltshire - 8 £225 -
Basingstoke - 8 £375 -
Bristol - 7 £384 -
Devon +3 6 £450 -
Plymouth - 6 £450 -
West Midlands - 4 £345 - 1
East Midlands -8 3 £425 +70.00% 1
Yorkshire -32 3 £515 +87.27% 2
Birmingham - 3 £335 -
Northampton - 3 £425 -
Chippenham - 3 £225 -
Salisbury - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 £425 -
Glasgow +6 2 - -
Brighton -1 2 - -
East Sussex -1 2 - -
Berkshire -7 2 £506 - 2
Scotland -9 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -28 2 £515 +87.27% 1
Leeds -28 2 £515 +87.27%
Swindon - 2 £250 -
Portsmouth - 2 £375 -

Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 90 (45.23%) User Experience
2 53 (26.63%) Adobe
3 32 (16.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 32 (16.08%) HTML
4 31 (15.58%) CSS
4 31 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (15.08%) Marketing
5 30 (15.08%) Photoshop
6 23 (11.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 21 (10.55%) JavaScript
7 21 (10.55%) E-Commerce
8 20 (10.05%) Oracle
8 20 (10.05%) Linux
9 18 (9.05%) Axure RP
9 18 (9.05%) Telecoms
9 18 (9.05%) Retail
10 17 (8.54%) Graphic Design
10 17 (8.54%) Finance
11 16 (8.04%) Web Design
11 16 (8.04%) Mobile App
12 14 (7.04%) Security Cleared
12 14 (7.04%) Information Architecture
13 13 (6.53%) SC Cleared
13 13 (6.53%) Visualisation
13 13 (6.53%) Perl
14 12 (6.03%) Java
14 12 (6.03%) Solaris
14 12 (6.03%) Degree
14 12 (6.03%) Sass
15 11 (5.53%) Twitter Bootstrap

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (5.03%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.51%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (2.51%) JBoss
2 5 (2.51%) CMS
3 4 (2.01%) Apache
3 4 (2.01%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.01%) Confluence
5 1 (0.50%) Node.js
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.50%) Jetty
Applications
1 32 (16.08%) Adobe Illustrator
2 30 (15.08%) Photoshop
3 23 (11.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (4.02%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (3.02%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.02%) InDesign
5 6 (3.02%) Adobe After Effects
6 4 (2.01%) 3ds Max
7 3 (1.51%) ZBrush
7 3 (1.51%) Fireworks
7 3 (1.51%) Maya
8 2 (1.01%) MS Office
8 2 (1.01%) MS Excel
9 1 (0.50%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.50%) Cordys
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.50%) Basecamp
1 1 (0.50%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.03%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.01%) SAN
2 4 (2.01%) Internet
2 4 (2.01%) LTE
3 3 (1.51%) iSCSI
3 3 (1.51%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (1.51%) Intranet
4 2 (1.01%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.50%) WAN
5 1 (0.50%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.50%) SNMP
5 1 (0.50%) DNS
5 1 (0.50%) SSL
5 1 (0.50%) 3G
5 1 (0.50%) UTRAN
5 1 (0.50%) OSPF
5 1 (0.50%) BGP
5 1 (0.50%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.50%) IGRP
5 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.51%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.01%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.01%) MySQL
2 4 (2.01%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.51%) DB2
4 2 (1.01%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (1.01%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (1.01%) Cognos Transformer
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (9.05%) Axure RP
2 5 (2.51%) JIRA
2 5 (2.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.01%) GCC
4 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.50%) JUnit
4 1 (0.50%) Toad
4 1 (0.50%) MSI
4 1 (0.50%) Subversion
4 1 (0.50%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (15.08%) Marketing
2 18 (9.05%) Retail
2 18 (9.05%) Telecoms
3 17 (8.54%) Finance
4 9 (4.52%) Electronics
4 9 (4.52%) Banking
5 6 (3.02%) Games
6 5 (2.51%) Advertising
7 4 (2.01%) Publishing
8 3 (1.51%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.01%) Automotive
9 2 (1.01%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.01%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.50%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.50%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.50%) Billing
10 1 (0.50%) Legal
10 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.08%) HTML
2 31 (15.58%) CSS
3 12 (6.03%) Sass
4 11 (5.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 10 (5.03%) Flash
6 9 (4.52%) XHTML
7 8 (4.02%) Java EE
7 8 (4.02%) JSR 168
8 7 (3.52%) Middleware
9 5 (2.51%) Struts
9 5 (2.51%) Web Services
9 5 (2.51%) HTML5
10 4 (2.01%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.51%) RESTful
11 3 (1.51%) jQuery
11 3 (1.51%) CSS3
12 2 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (1.01%) Spring
12 2 (1.01%) AngularJS
12 2 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (45.23%) User Experience
2 17 (8.54%) Graphic Design
3 16 (8.04%) Mobile App
4 13 (6.53%) Visualisation
5 8 (4.02%) W3C
6 7 (3.52%) Handset
6 7 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.52%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.01%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.01%) Video Editing
8 3 (1.51%) Animation
8 3 (1.51%) Photography
8 3 (1.51%) Wiki
8 3 (1.51%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.51%) Social Media
9 2 (1.01%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.50%) Clustering
10 1 (0.50%) BBC
10 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.50%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.05%) Linux
2 12 (6.03%) Solaris
3 9 (4.52%) Windows
4 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.51%) CentOS
5 3 (1.51%) Android
6 2 (1.01%) UNIX
6 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (10.55%) E-Commerce
3 16 (8.04%) Web Design
4 14 (7.04%) Information Architecture
5 10 (5.03%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (4.52%) Analytics
7 8 (4.02%) Web Accessibility
7 8 (4.02%) OpenUP
7 8 (4.02%) Scrum
7 8 (4.02%) Industrial Design
7 8 (4.02%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (4.02%) Open Source
8 7 (3.52%) Content Management
8 7 (3.52%) Workflow
8 7 (3.52%) UX Design
9 6 (3.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.02%) Mentoring
10 5 (2.51%) Validation
10 5 (2.51%) SOA
10 5 (2.51%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.55%) JavaScript
2 13 (6.53%) Perl
3 12 (6.03%) Java
4 7 (3.52%) SQL
5 3 (1.51%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.01%) C#
7 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.50%) VB
7 1 (0.50%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.50%) Korn
7 1 (0.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.53%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.03%) Degree
4 10 (5.03%) RHCE
4 10 (5.03%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) CCIE
5 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.01%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (5.03%) Active Directory
1 10 (5.03%) Samba
2 3 (1.51%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.51%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (1.51%) Puppet
2 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.50%) SCCM
2 1 (0.50%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 53 (26.63%) Adobe
2 20 (10.05%) Oracle
3 11 (5.53%) IBM
4 10 (5.03%) Sun
5 9 (4.52%) Macromedia
6 8 (4.02%) Cisco
7 7 (3.52%) Nokia
7 7 (3.52%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.52%) Sony
8 5 (2.51%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.01%) VMware
10 2 (1.01%) Google
10 2 (1.01%) Cognos
10 2 (1.01%) Apple
11 1 (0.50%) Wyse
11 1 (0.50%) Veritas
11 1 (0.50%) EMC
11 1 (0.50%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.50%) Motorola
11 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
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