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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Designer
Rank 551 558 554
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 110 105 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 48 54
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £415
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median 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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 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 30 July 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 +22 106 £425 +13.33% 34
London +8 52 £425 +13.33% 15
West Midlands -11 21 £425 +26.86% 1
Coventry - 13 £425 - 1
South West -3 10 £412 -3.11%
City of London +46 9 £450 +63.33% 6
Yorkshire +5 7 £450 +20.00% 1
South East +2 7 £348 -7.33% 3
Wiltshire -10 6 - -
North West -5 5 £388 +18.32% 7
Birmingham -15 5 £325 -2.98%
Cheshire +9 4 £388 - 3
Bristol +1 4 £412 +17.64%
Berkshire - 4 £345 -
North Yorkshire - 4 - -
York - 4 - -
Scotland +2 2 £381 -
East Midlands -1 2 £539 +26.76% 3
South Yorkshire -4 2 £450 +20.00%
Sheffield -12 2 £450 +20.00%
Nottinghamshire - 2 £539 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £539 - 1
Teddington - 2 £413 - 1
Borehamwood - 2 £184 -
Bracknell - 2 £325 -
East of England - 2 £184 - 3
Hertfordshire - 2 £184 -
Glasgow +3 1 £388 -
Swindon +1 1 - -
Oxfordshire 0 1 £475 +5.55%

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 129 (57.08%) User Experience
2 75 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (25.66%) HTML
4 52 (23.01%) CSS
5 46 (20.35%) Wireframes
6 44 (19.47%) Prototyping
7 41 (18.14%) Photoshop
8 36 (15.93%) Finance
9 35 (15.49%) E-Commerce
10 33 (14.60%) Adobe
11 32 (14.16%) Adobe Illustrator
12 28 (12.39%) JavaScript
13 25 (11.06%) Retail
14 23 (10.18%) Axure RP
15 21 (9.29%) OmniGraffle
15 21 (9.29%) JIRA
16 20 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (7.96%) Responsive Web Design
17 18 (7.96%) Microsoft
18 17 (7.52%) Telecoms
18 17 (7.52%) Scrum
18 17 (7.52%) InVision
19 15 (6.64%) Mobile App
19 15 (6.64%) Marketing
20 14 (6.19%) .NET
20 14 (6.19%) Data Modelling
20 14 (6.19%) jQuery
20 14 (6.19%) Security Cleared
20 14 (6.19%) HTML5
21 13 (5.75%) Apple iOS

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 7 (3.10%) Apache
1 7 (3.10%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.21%) JBoss
2 5 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.33%) Confluence
5 2 (0.88%) CMS
6 1 (0.44%) CICS
6 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (18.14%) Photoshop
2 32 (14.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (9.29%) OmniGraffle
4 17 (7.52%) InVision
5 13 (5.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 11 (4.87%) MS Visio
7 8 (3.54%) InDesign
7 8 (3.54%) MS Excel
8 5 (2.21%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (1.33%) CINEMA 4D
9 3 (1.33%) GIMP
9 3 (1.33%) MS Office
9 3 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.88%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.44%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.44%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.44%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.44%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (1.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.54%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.10%) 4G
2 7 (3.10%) Internet
3 5 (2.21%) 3G
3 5 (2.21%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (2.21%) IPsec
4 4 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (1.77%) IPv6
4 4 (1.77%) LTE
4 4 (1.77%) Network Security
4 4 (1.77%) OSPF
4 4 (1.77%) SMS
4 4 (1.77%) Value-Added Service
5 3 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.33%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (1.33%) LAN
5 3 (1.33%) MPLS
6 2 (0.88%) BGP
6 2 (0.88%) Firewall
6 2 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.10%) MySQL
2 6 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.88%) QlikView
5 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.44%) DB2
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (10.18%) Axure RP
2 21 (9.29%) JIRA
3 6 (2.65%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (1.77%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (1.77%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (15.93%) Finance
2 25 (11.06%) Retail
3 17 (7.52%) Telecoms
4 15 (6.64%) Marketing
5 11 (4.87%) Banking
6 3 (1.33%) Games
6 3 (1.33%) Publishing
7 2 (0.88%) Advertising
7 2 (0.88%) Billing
7 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Legal
7 2 (0.88%) Military
7 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (25.66%) HTML
2 52 (23.01%) CSS
3 14 (6.19%) .NET
3 14 (6.19%) HTML5
3 14 (6.19%) jQuery
4 12 (5.31%) SOAP
5 10 (4.42%) REST
6 7 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (3.10%) Flash
6 7 (3.10%) LAMP
7 6 (2.65%) Middleware
8 5 (2.21%) Web Services
9 4 (1.77%) Ajax
9 4 (1.77%) CSS3
9 4 (1.77%) XML
10 3 (1.33%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.33%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.88%) Apache Flex
11 2 (0.88%) DHTML
11 2 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 129 (57.08%) User Experience
2 20 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.64%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.98%) Animation
5 8 (3.54%) Digital Media
6 7 (3.10%) Wiki
7 6 (2.65%) Social Media
8 5 (2.21%) Interactive TV
8 5 (2.21%) Photography
8 5 (2.21%) Social Network
9 4 (1.77%) Copywriting
9 4 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.77%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.33%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.88%) 3D Graphics
11 2 (0.88%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.88%) IVR
11 2 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.75%) Apple iOS
2 12 (5.31%) Android
3 8 (3.54%) Linux
4 7 (3.10%) CentOS
4 7 (3.10%) Solaris
5 4 (1.77%) Windows
6 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (20.35%) Wireframes
3 44 (19.47%) Prototyping
4 35 (15.49%) E-Commerce
5 18 (7.96%) Responsive Web Design
6 17 (7.52%) Scrum
7 14 (6.19%) Data Modelling
8 13 (5.75%) Front End Development
9 12 (5.31%) Information Architecture
9 12 (5.31%) Project Management
9 12 (5.31%) Software Engineering
10 11 (4.87%) SOA
10 11 (4.87%) User Stories
10 11 (4.87%) UX Design
11 10 (4.42%) Microservices
11 10 (4.42%) Rapid Prototyping
11 10 (4.42%) Service Design
12 9 (3.98%) Usability Testing
13 8 (3.54%) B2B
13 8 (3.54%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.39%) JavaScript
2 9 (3.98%) C#
3 7 (3.10%) Perl
3 7 (3.10%) SQL
4 4 (1.77%) Java
4 4 (1.77%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.88%) VBA
6 1 (0.44%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.44%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.44%) COBOL
6 1 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.31%) Degree
3 7 (3.10%) RHCE
4 6 (2.65%) CCIE
4 6 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.21%) CCNP
6 3 (1.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.44%) CCDP
7 1 (0.44%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.44%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.10%) Active Directory
1 7 (3.10%) Samba
2 2 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.10%) Puppet
2 1 (0.44%) Cisco CME
2 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (14.60%) Adobe
2 18 (7.96%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.75%) Red Hat
4 12 (5.31%) Oracle
5 8 (3.54%) Cisco
6 4 (1.77%) Ab Initio
6 4 (1.77%) Informatica
6 4 (1.77%) Palo Alto
6 4 (1.77%) Talend
7 3 (1.33%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.33%) Ericsson
7 3 (1.33%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (0.88%) Aruba
8 2 (0.88%) BT
8 2 (0.88%) SAP
8 2 (0.88%) VMware
9 1 (0.44%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.44%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.44%) Tektronix
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