The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Designer
Rank 497 519 512
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 93 54 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 31 46
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 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 August 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 +28 86 £400 - 32
London +15 54 £400 - 15
City of London +35 16 £375 -25.00% 6
South East +2 12 £450 +38.46% 2
West Yorkshire - 6 £275 - 5
Yorkshire - 6 £275 - 6
Leeds - 6 £275 - 5
Scotland - 5 £405 - 1
South West - 5 £450 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 4 £318 - 1
North East - 4 £318 - 1
Brighton - 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £318 - 1
Berkshire - 4 £350 -
East Sussex - 4 - -
Hampshire -9 3 £450 +38.46%
East of England -17 3 £271 -32.18% 4
Edinburgh - 3 £405 -
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
East Midlands -1 1 £250 -
Hertfordshire -2 1 £155 -60.00% 3
Leicestershire - 1 £250 -
Southampton - 1 £600 -
Swindon - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Watford - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -

Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 40 (23.95%) HTML
2 38 (22.75%) Adobe
3 35 (20.96%) Photoshop
3 35 (20.96%) CSS
4 34 (20.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 33 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (18.56%) Axure RP
7 24 (14.37%) OmniGraffle
8 22 (13.17%) User Experience Design
9 21 (12.57%) Android
9 21 (12.57%) Degree
9 21 (12.57%) Scrum
9 21 (12.57%) Mobile App
10 20 (11.98%) Responsive Web Design
11 19 (11.38%) Apple iOS
11 19 (11.38%) Finance
12 18 (10.78%) HTML5
13 17 (10.18%) Banking
14 16 (9.58%) CSS3
15 15 (8.98%) Windows
16 13 (7.78%) Java
16 13 (7.78%) Retail
16 13 (7.78%) Information Architecture
17 12 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (7.19%) Oracle
18 11 (6.59%) Rapid Prototyping
19 10 (5.99%) Marketing
19 10 (5.99%) Web Design
20 9 (5.39%) Games
20 9 (5.39%) Web Services

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (4.19%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.99%) Confluence
3 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.60%) Moodle
3 1 (0.60%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.60%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.60%) SAS
3 1 (0.60%) IIS
3 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 35 (20.96%) Photoshop
2 34 (20.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 24 (14.37%) OmniGraffle
4 8 (4.79%) Fireworks
5 5 (2.99%) InDesign
6 4 (2.40%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.60%) Summit
2 1 (0.60%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.59%) Internet
2 5 (2.99%) X.509
2 5 (2.99%) SSL
2 5 (2.99%) LDAP
3 3 (1.80%) X.400
3 3 (1.80%) X.500
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.60%) VoIP
4 1 (0.60%) SMTP
4 1 (0.60%) FTP
4 1 (0.60%) HTTP
4 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.60%) SAN
4 1 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.80%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.20%) MySQL
2 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.60%) OLAP
3 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.60%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (18.56%) Axure RP
2 6 (3.59%) Subversion
3 5 (2.99%) JIRA
3 5 (2.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (2.99%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.60%) JUnit
General
1 19 (11.38%) Finance
2 17 (10.18%) Banking
3 13 (7.78%) Retail
4 10 (5.99%) Marketing
5 9 (5.39%) Games
6 6 (3.59%) Advertising
7 4 (2.40%) Publishing
7 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.80%) Automotive
9 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.20%) Military
9 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.60%) Billing
10 1 (0.60%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.60%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.60%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (23.95%) HTML
2 35 (20.96%) CSS
3 18 (10.78%) HTML5
4 16 (9.58%) CSS3
5 9 (5.39%) Web Services
6 7 (4.19%) Flash
7 6 (3.59%) Spring
8 5 (2.99%) JAX-WS
8 5 (2.99%) SAML
8 5 (2.99%) WSDL
9 4 (2.40%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.40%) jQuery
9 4 (2.40%) JSF
10 3 (1.80%) Apache CXF
10 3 (1.80%) JPA
10 3 (1.80%) .NET
11 2 (1.20%) Sass
11 2 (1.20%) REST
11 2 (1.20%) JSP
11 2 (1.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.57%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.79%) Visualisation
3 6 (3.59%) Digital Media
3 6 (3.59%) iPhone
3 6 (3.59%) Graphic Design
4 5 (2.99%) Open Source
5 4 (2.40%) Online Banking
5 4 (2.40%) FMCG
6 3 (1.80%) Social Media
7 2 (1.20%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.20%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.20%) RIA
7 2 (1.20%) Biology
7 2 (1.20%) Biotechnology
7 2 (1.20%) Photography
7 2 (1.20%) Human Factors
8 1 (0.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.60%) IPTV
8 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.57%) Android
2 19 (11.38%) Apple iOS
3 15 (8.98%) Windows
4 9 (5.39%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (1.80%) Linux
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.20%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (13.17%) User Experience Design
3 21 (12.57%) Scrum
4 20 (11.98%) Responsive Web Design
5 13 (7.78%) Information Architecture
6 12 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (6.59%) Rapid Prototyping
8 10 (5.99%) Web Design
9 9 (5.39%) Analytics
10 8 (4.79%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.59%) UML
11 6 (3.59%) OO
11 6 (3.59%) Time Management
12 5 (2.99%) Industrial Design
12 5 (2.99%) Business Development
12 5 (2.99%) Usability Testing
12 5 (2.99%) Use Case
12 5 (2.99%) Validation
12 5 (2.99%) Configuration Management
12 5 (2.99%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.78%) Java
2 5 (2.99%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.80%) SQL
4 2 (1.20%) C#
5 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.60%) Groovy
5 1 (0.60%) Jython
5 1 (0.60%) C
5 1 (0.60%) VB
5 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (12.57%) Degree
2 8 (4.79%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.60%) WAI
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 38 (22.75%) Adobe
2 12 (7.19%) Oracle
3 6 (3.59%) JBoss
3 6 (3.59%) Google
4 4 (2.40%) EPiServer
5 3 (1.80%) Appcelerator
6 2 (1.20%) Trillium
6 2 (1.20%) Nokia
6 2 (1.20%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.60%) ATG
7 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.60%) Clearswift
7 1 (0.60%) Siebel
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco
7 1 (0.60%) Intel
7 1 (0.60%) Informatica
7 1 (0.60%) SAP
7 1 (0.60%) Twitter
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