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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Designer
Rank 485 505 511
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 98 48 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.100% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.11% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 33 17
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£463 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 January 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 January 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 +23 86 £475 +18.75% 34
London +26 58 £450 +12.50% 16
City of London +25 15 £425 +3.03% 4
Yorkshire 0 9 £675 +145.45% 2
Scotland -3 9 £436 -
West Yorkshire - 9 £675 - 2
Glasgow +2 8 £448 -
North West - 8 £475 - 2
Lancashire - 7 £475 -
South East -4 6 £442 +10.43% 4
Berkshire +2 4 £444 +10.87%
South West -19 2 - - 5
Wiltshire - 2 - - 4
West Midlands 0 1 £500 +21.95% 1
East of England 0 1 - - 4
West Sussex - 1 £375 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Northampton - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Southampton - - - - 1
Swindon - - - - 4
Watford - - - -
Worthing - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1

Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 107 (55.15%) User Experience
2 72 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (30.93%) HTML
4 56 (28.87%) CSS
5 38 (19.59%) Axure RP
6 37 (19.07%) Finance
7 29 (14.95%) Photoshop
8 28 (14.43%) JavaScript
9 26 (13.40%) Adobe Illustrator
10 25 (12.89%) Usability Testing
11 21 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (10.82%) Java
11 21 (10.82%) UX Design
12 20 (10.31%) Adobe
13 19 (9.79%) Rapid Prototyping
14 16 (8.25%) Marketing
14 16 (8.25%) OmniGraffle
15 12 (6.19%) Scrum
15 12 (6.19%) Oracle
15 12 (6.19%) HTML5
15 12 (6.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 12 (6.19%) Spring
16 11 (5.67%) Banking
16 11 (5.67%) Degree
16 11 (5.67%) SOA
16 11 (5.67%) Hibernate
17 10 (5.15%) SQL
17 10 (5.15%) Social Media
17 10 (5.15%) Apple iOS
17 10 (5.15%) Analytics

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.55%) Apache
2 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.03%) GlassFish
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.03%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.52%) Kinematics
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.52%) Moodle
4 1 (0.52%) WordPress
4 1 (0.52%) IIS
4 1 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 29 (14.95%) Photoshop
2 26 (13.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (8.25%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (4.64%) MS Visio
5 6 (3.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (2.58%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.52%) InDesign
7 1 (0.52%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.52%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.64%) Intranet
2 3 (1.55%) WAN
3 2 (1.03%) LAN
3 2 (1.03%) LTE
3 2 (1.03%) Network Security
4 1 (0.52%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.52%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.52%) 4G
4 1 (0.52%) RANAP
4 1 (0.52%) NAS
4 1 (0.52%) SAN
4 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.52%) VPN
4 1 (0.52%) DNS
4 1 (0.52%) 3G
4 1 (0.52%) MPLS
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.06%) DB2
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (1.55%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.03%) MySQL
3 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.52%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.52%) Big Data
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.52%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 38 (19.59%) Axure RP
2 12 (6.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (2.58%) JIRA
4 4 (2.06%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.55%) Redmine
5 3 (1.55%) Selenium
5 3 (1.55%) Checkstyle
5 3 (1.55%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.55%) JUnit
6 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (19.07%) Finance
2 16 (8.25%) Marketing
3 11 (5.67%) Banking
4 9 (4.64%) Publishing
5 8 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.09%) Retail
7 4 (2.06%) Legal
7 4 (2.06%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (30.93%) HTML
2 56 (28.87%) CSS
3 12 (6.19%) HTML5
3 12 (6.19%) Spring
4 11 (5.67%) Hibernate
5 8 (4.12%) .NET
5 8 (4.12%) jQuery
6 5 (2.58%) Java EE
6 5 (2.58%) Flash
6 5 (2.58%) JSP
6 5 (2.58%) Web Services
7 4 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.55%) CSS3
8 3 (1.55%) JPA
8 3 (1.55%) JavaBeans
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle ADF
9 2 (1.03%) JRuby
9 2 (1.03%) Java EE 5
9 2 (1.03%) WPF
9 2 (1.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 107 (55.15%) User Experience
2 10 (5.15%) Social Media
2 10 (5.15%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.58%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (2.06%) Open Source
4 4 (2.06%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.06%) Graphic Design
4 4 (2.06%) Human Factors
5 3 (1.55%) Psychology
6 2 (1.03%) RIA
7 1 (0.52%) CMDB
7 1 (0.52%) Photography
7 1 (0.52%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.52%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.52%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.15%) Apple iOS
2 9 (4.64%) Android
3 7 (3.61%) UNIX
4 4 (2.06%) Windows
4 4 (2.06%) Linux
5 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Solaris
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.89%) Usability Testing
3 21 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (10.82%) UX Design
4 19 (9.79%) Rapid Prototyping
5 12 (6.19%) Scrum
6 11 (5.67%) SOA
7 10 (5.15%) Analytics
8 9 (4.64%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (4.64%) Information Architecture
9 8 (4.12%) Web Application Development
10 7 (3.61%) SEO
10 7 (3.61%) Workflow
11 6 (3.09%) Validation
11 6 (3.09%) ETL
11 6 (3.09%) Mentoring
12 5 (2.58%) Use Case
12 5 (2.58%) Project Management
12 5 (2.58%) Web Design
13 4 (2.06%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 28 (14.43%) JavaScript
2 21 (10.82%) Java
3 10 (5.15%) SQL
4 6 (3.09%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.55%) C#
6 2 (1.03%) Jython
6 2 (1.03%) C++
6 2 (1.03%) Perl
6 2 (1.03%) Groovy
7 1 (0.52%) C
7 1 (0.52%) Python
7 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (5.67%) Degree
2 7 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.03%) CCIE
4 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) Samba
Vendors
1 20 (10.31%) Adobe
2 12 (6.19%) Oracle
3 6 (3.09%) webMethods
4 5 (2.58%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.55%) Canoo
5 3 (1.55%) Cisco
6 2 (1.03%) IBM
6 2 (1.03%) Juniper
7 1 (0.52%) Vertica
7 1 (0.52%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.52%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.52%) iRise
7 1 (0.52%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (0.52%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.52%) Sun
7 1 (0.52%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.52%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.52%) McAfee
7 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
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