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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Designer
Rank 508 532 517
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 92 67 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
51861 49855 45545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.57% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32669 30609 26369
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1945 1977 2127
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +18 87 £406 +1.56% 51
London -20 34 £406 +1.56% 22
South East -6 25 £388 +3.33% 8
South West +20 18 £425 -5.55% 2
City of London -2 12 £344 +1.92% 7
Wiltshire - 11 £250 -
Hampshire +5 10 £375 -16.66% 1
Basingstoke - 8 £375 -
Berkshire +5 7 - - 2
Devon - 7 £438 -
Plymouth - 7 £438 -
Slough - 7 - -
Oxfordshire - 7 £450 - 1
Oxford - 4 £450 -
West Midlands - 4 £381 - 1
Birmingham - 4 £381 -
Scotland 0 3 £400 -2.43%
North West -18 3 £450 +12.50% 4
East Midlands - 3 £425 - 1
Manchester - 3 £450 - 2
Northampton - 3 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £425 -
Glasgow -2 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £250 -
Edinburgh -8 1 £400 -2.43%
Brighton -8 1 - - 3
East Sussex -12 1 - - 3
Portsmouth - 1 £375 -
Salisbury - 1 - -
Chippenham - 1 £225 -

Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 78 (40.84%) User Experience
2 41 (21.47%) CSS
2 41 (21.47%) Adobe
3 37 (19.37%) HTML
4 36 (18.85%) JavaScript
5 35 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (16.23%) Marketing
7 26 (13.61%) Adobe Illustrator
8 25 (13.09%) Oracle
8 25 (13.09%) Linux
9 24 (12.57%) Photoshop
10 21 (10.99%) Analytics
11 20 (10.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 19 (9.95%) Finance
12 19 (9.95%) Graphic Design
13 18 (9.42%) Information Architecture
14 16 (8.38%) Axure RP
14 16 (8.38%) Java
15 15 (7.85%) Web Design
15 15 (7.85%) Security Cleared
16 14 (7.33%) E-Commerce
16 14 (7.33%) Mobile App
17 13 (6.81%) Perl
17 13 (6.81%) Windows
17 13 (6.81%) Internet
17 13 (6.81%) Publishing
17 13 (6.81%) SC Cleared
17 13 (6.81%) Usability Testing
17 13 (6.81%) Banking
18 12 (6.28%) jQuery

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 7 (3.66%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.09%) GlassFish
3 4 (2.09%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.09%) JBoss
4 3 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (1.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
6 1 (0.52%) CMS
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 26 (13.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 24 (12.57%) Photoshop
3 20 (10.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (3.14%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (3.14%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.62%) InDesign
5 5 (2.62%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (2.62%) Fireworks
6 3 (1.57%) Maya
6 3 (1.57%) 3ds Max
6 3 (1.57%) ZBrush
7 2 (1.05%) MS Excel
8 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.52%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.81%) Internet
2 12 (6.28%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.09%) Intranet
4 3 (1.57%) SAN
5 1 (0.52%) DSL
5 1 (0.52%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.52%) NAS
5 1 (0.52%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.66%) RDBMS
1 7 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (3.66%) Oracle Database
1 7 (3.66%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.14%) MySQL
3 4 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.57%) DB2
4 3 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.05%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (1.05%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (1.05%) Cognos Transformer
5 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.52%) Xcelsius
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 16 (8.38%) Axure RP
2 4 (2.09%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (2.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.05%) GCC
4 1 (0.52%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.52%) JUnit
4 1 (0.52%) Toad
4 1 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.52%) Subversion
4 1 (0.52%) JIRA
General
1 31 (16.23%) Marketing
2 19 (9.95%) Finance
3 13 (6.81%) Publishing
3 13 (6.81%) Banking
4 7 (3.66%) Retail
4 7 (3.66%) Electronics
5 6 (3.14%) Games
5 6 (3.14%) Advertising
6 5 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.09%) Legal
8 3 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.05%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.52%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.52%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (21.47%) CSS
2 37 (19.37%) HTML
3 12 (6.28%) jQuery
3 12 (6.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 11 (5.76%) Java EE
5 10 (5.24%) Flash
5 10 (5.24%) Sass
6 9 (4.71%) XHTML
7 8 (4.19%) Spring
7 8 (4.19%) HTML5
8 7 (3.66%) JSR 168
8 7 (3.66%) Middleware
9 6 (3.14%) Hibernate
9 6 (3.14%) Web Services
10 5 (2.62%) JSP
11 4 (2.09%) .NET
11 4 (2.09%) Struts
11 4 (2.09%) Oracle ADF
11 4 (2.09%) JRuby
11 4 (2.09%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 78 (40.84%) User Experience
2 19 (9.95%) Graphic Design
3 14 (7.33%) Mobile App
4 12 (6.28%) Visualisation
5 7 (3.66%) W3C
6 6 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.09%) Photography
7 4 (2.09%) Video Editing
8 3 (1.57%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.57%) Handset
8 3 (1.57%) Human Factors
9 2 (1.05%) E-Learning
9 2 (1.05%) Social Media
10 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Exalytics
10 1 (0.52%) Wiki
10 1 (0.52%) RIA
10 1 (0.52%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.52%) Clustering
10 1 (0.52%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.09%) Linux
2 13 (6.81%) Windows
3 12 (6.28%) Solaris
4 11 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.66%) UNIX
6 5 (2.62%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.57%) Android
8 2 (1.05%) CentOS
9 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (10.99%) Analytics
3 18 (9.42%) Information Architecture
4 15 (7.85%) Web Design
5 14 (7.33%) E-Commerce
6 13 (6.81%) Usability Testing
7 11 (5.76%) SEO
8 10 (5.24%) SOA
9 9 (4.71%) Web Analytics
10 8 (4.19%) OpenUP
10 8 (4.19%) UX Design
10 8 (4.19%) Open Source
10 8 (4.19%) Mentoring
11 7 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (3.66%) Web Accessibility
11 7 (3.66%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (3.66%) Use Case
11 7 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.66%) Scrum
11 7 (3.66%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.85%) JavaScript
2 16 (8.38%) Java
3 13 (6.81%) Perl
4 10 (5.24%) SQL
5 4 (2.09%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.09%) Jython
5 4 (2.09%) Groovy
6 3 (1.57%) C#
7 2 (1.05%) C++
7 2 (1.05%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.52%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (7.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.81%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.28%) RHCE
4 11 (5.76%) Degree
5 8 (4.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.09%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (6.28%) Active Directory
1 12 (6.28%) Samba
2 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (1.57%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.52%) SCOM
2 1 (0.52%) Puppet
2 1 (0.52%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 41 (21.47%) Adobe
2 25 (13.09%) Oracle
3 12 (6.28%) Sun
4 11 (5.76%) Cisco
5 9 (4.71%) IBM
5 9 (4.71%) Macromedia
6 6 (3.14%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.09%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.57%) Cognos
8 3 (1.57%) Nokia
8 3 (1.57%) Sony
9 2 (1.05%) Apple
9 2 (1.05%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.05%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.52%) NetApp
10 1 (0.52%) SAP
10 1 (0.52%) Quark
10 1 (0.52%) VMware
10 1 (0.52%) Google
10 1 (0.52%) Greenplum
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