The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Designer
Rank 532 563 542
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 82 86 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 63 83
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £368 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £463
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.77 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.77 -

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Senior Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Designer in the job title.

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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 80 £463 +2.77% 34
London +7 46 £450 -3.48% 23
South East +18 14 £400 -17.94% 3
Yorkshire +28 8 £475 +31.03% 4
West Midlands -11 7 £400 -3.03%
City of London -23 7 £425 -15.00% 7
Sheffield - 6 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £515 - 1
Nottingham - 5 £515 - 1
East Midlands - 5 £515 - 1
East Sussex +15 4 £400 +6.66%
Brighton +9 4 £400 +6.66%
Berkshire +8 4 £438 -10.25% 1
Coventry - 4 £400 -
Birmingham - 3 £518 -
Edinburgh +21 2 - - 2
Scotland 0 2 - - 2
Bracknell - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +19 1 £475 +26.66% 4
Leeds +18 1 £475 +26.66% 4
East of England +1 1 £525 +16.66% 1
Hertfordshire -1 1 £525 +23.52%
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £225 -
Hammersmith - 1 £288 -
Slough - 1 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £225 -

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Senior Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Designer in the job title.

1 135 (67.84%) User Experience
2 78 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (34.67%) HTML
4 56 (28.14%) CSS
5 52 (26.13%) Prototyping
6 49 (24.62%) Wireframes
7 45 (22.61%) Photoshop
8 40 (20.10%) E-Commerce
9 31 (15.58%) Finance
10 28 (14.07%) JIRA
11 27 (13.57%) Adobe Illustrator
11 27 (13.57%) Adobe
12 25 (12.56%) Retail
12 25 (12.56%) Axure RP
12 25 (12.56%) Mobile App
13 23 (11.56%) OmniGraffle
14 22 (11.06%) Service Design
15 20 (10.05%) Scrum
16 19 (9.55%) Degree
17 18 (9.05%) JavaScript
18 16 (8.04%) Apple iOS
19 15 (7.54%) Android
20 14 (7.04%) Rapid Prototyping
20 14 (7.04%) Microsoft
20 14 (7.04%) Responsive Web Design
21 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
21 13 (6.53%) Data Modelling
21 13 (6.53%) Validation
21 13 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
22 12 (6.03%) Flash

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (2.01%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.51%) Apache
2 3 (1.51%) CMS
2 3 (1.51%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.50%) CICS
3 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.50%) SAS
3 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (22.61%) Photoshop
2 27 (13.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 23 (11.56%) OmniGraffle
4 12 (6.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (5.03%) MS Visio
6 9 (4.52%) InVision
7 5 (2.51%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (2.51%) InDesign
8 4 (2.01%) Fireworks
9 2 (1.01%) MS Excel
9 2 (1.01%) MS Office
9 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.50%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.50%) Pixate
10 1 (0.50%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.50%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.52%) Internet
2 4 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.51%) BGP
3 3 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.51%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.51%) IPsec
3 3 (1.51%) OSPF
4 2 (1.01%) 4G
4 2 (1.01%) DMZ
4 2 (1.01%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.01%) IPv6
4 2 (1.01%) LTE
4 2 (1.01%) SAN
4 2 (1.01%) WLAN
5 1 (0.50%) Firewall
5 1 (0.50%) MPLS
5 1 (0.50%) SSL
5 1 (0.50%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.51%) MySQL
2 3 (1.51%) QlikView
2 3 (1.51%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.50%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.50%) DB2
4 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (14.07%) JIRA
2 25 (12.56%) Axure RP
3 6 (3.02%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (2.51%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (2.01%) Subversion
5 4 (2.01%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (15.58%) Finance
2 25 (12.56%) Retail
3 11 (5.53%) Banking
3 11 (5.53%) Marketing
4 9 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.51%) Electronics
7 3 (1.51%) Publishing
8 2 (1.01%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.50%) Games
9 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (34.67%) HTML
2 56 (28.14%) CSS
3 12 (6.03%) Flash
4 10 (5.03%) HTML5
5 9 (4.52%) jQuery
6 6 (3.02%) CSS3
7 5 (2.51%) Ajax
8 4 (2.01%) Apache Flex
8 4 (2.01%) DHTML
8 4 (2.01%) XML
9 3 (1.51%) LAMP
10 2 (1.01%) .NET
10 2 (1.01%) WPF
11 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.50%) Framer.js
11 1 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 135 (67.84%) User Experience
2 25 (12.56%) Mobile App
3 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.02%) W3C
5 5 (2.51%) Motion Graphics
5 5 (2.51%) Social Media
5 5 (2.51%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.01%) 3D Graphics
6 4 (2.01%) Animation
6 4 (2.01%) Copywriting
6 4 (2.01%) Interactive TV
6 4 (2.01%) Photography
6 4 (2.01%) Social Network
7 3 (1.51%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.51%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.51%) Wiki
8 2 (1.01%) Clustering
8 2 (1.01%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.01%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.04%) Apple iOS
2 15 (7.54%) Android
3 8 (4.02%) Windows
4 5 (2.51%) Linux
5 3 (1.51%) CentOS
5 3 (1.51%) Solaris
6 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (26.13%) Prototyping
3 49 (24.62%) Wireframes
4 40 (20.10%) E-Commerce
5 22 (11.06%) Service Design
6 20 (10.05%) Scrum
7 14 (7.04%) Rapid Prototyping
7 14 (7.04%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (6.53%) Data Modelling
8 13 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (6.53%) Validation
9 10 (5.03%) Front End Development
9 10 (5.03%) Product Management
9 10 (5.03%) Web Design
10 9 (4.52%) Usability Testing
11 8 (4.02%) B2C
12 7 (3.52%) Guerrilla Research
12 7 (3.52%) Information Architecture
12 7 (3.52%) Typography
12 7 (3.52%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.05%) JavaScript
2 11 (5.53%) SQL
3 3 (1.51%) Perl
3 3 (1.51%) VBA
4 1 (0.50%) C#
4 1 (0.50%) COBOL
4 1 (0.50%) Java
4 1 (0.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (9.55%) Degree
2 11 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.51%) RHCE
5 2 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.01%) CCNP
5 2 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.02%) QA
2 4 (2.01%) WCAG
3 3 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.01%) Firmware
3 3 (1.51%) Samba
4 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.51%) Puppet
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.01%) SCCM
2 2 (1.01%) SCOM
2 2 (1.01%) SCOrch
2 2 (1.01%) Simpana
3 1 (0.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (13.57%) Adobe
2 14 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.02%) Ab Initio
3 6 (3.02%) Informatica
3 6 (3.02%) Oracle
3 6 (3.02%) Talend
4 5 (2.51%) Cisco
4 5 (2.51%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.01%) HP
6 3 (1.51%) F5
7 2 (1.01%) BT
7 2 (1.01%) CommVault
7 2 (1.01%) EMC
7 2 (1.01%) SAP
7 2 (1.01%) TippingPoint
7 2 (1.01%) VMware
8 1 (0.50%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.50%) Omniture
8 1 (0.50%) Pega
8 1 (0.50%) Sitecore