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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Designer
Rank 533 541 553
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 114 99 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 58 59
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £321 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £648 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -1 108 £450 +12.50% 28
London -8 74 £450 +12.50% 17
City of London +33 12 £500 +8.10% 6
South East -2 12 £465 +24.00% 4
East of England +10 10 £539 - 1
South West 0 10 £418 +35.85% 2
Bristol +14 8 £418 +51.90% 2
Bedfordshire - 7 £575 -
Berkshire +5 6 £430 - 1
Edinburgh -8 5 £450 +16.12% 1
Scotland -21 5 £450 +12.50% 1
Luton - 4 - -
Hertfordshire +11 2 £395 -
Surrey -6 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -7 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
East Midlands +7 1 - -
Slough +4 1 - -
North West -6 1 £250 -44.44% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2
Norfolk - 1 £425 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £313 -
Reading - 1 £430 -
Dunstable - 1 £608 -
Belfast - 1 £313 -
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Uxbridge - 1 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £500 -

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 104 (57.46%) User Experience
2 61 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (22.65%) CSS
4 39 (21.55%) HTML
5 28 (15.47%) JavaScript
6 25 (13.81%) Finance
7 23 (12.71%) Responsive Web Design
8 22 (12.15%) .NET
8 22 (12.15%) Adobe
9 21 (11.60%) jQuery
9 21 (11.60%) Axure RP
10 20 (11.05%) Photoshop
11 18 (9.94%) Adobe Illustrator
12 17 (9.39%) C#
13 16 (8.84%) E-Commerce
14 15 (8.29%) Microsoft
15 14 (7.73%) SOA
15 14 (7.73%) Cisco
15 14 (7.73%) Oracle
15 14 (7.73%) SOAP
15 14 (7.73%) Security Cleared
16 13 (7.18%) OmniGraffle
16 13 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (7.18%) Red Hat
16 13 (7.18%) Telecoms
17 12 (6.63%) TDD
17 12 (6.63%) HTML5
17 12 (6.63%) REST
18 11 (6.08%) Information Architecture
18 11 (6.08%) Front End Development

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 (3.87%) JBoss
2 6 (3.31%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.76%) Apache
3 5 (2.76%) Confluence
4 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.55%) nginx
5 1 (0.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (11.05%) Photoshop
2 18 (9.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (7.18%) OmniGraffle
4 7 (3.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (3.31%) MS Excel
5 6 (3.31%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.66%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (1.10%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.55%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.55%) GIMP
8 1 (0.55%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.55%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.55%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.31%) 3G
1 6 (3.31%) 4G
2 4 (2.21%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (2.21%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.66%) 2G
3 3 (1.66%) BGP
3 3 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (1.66%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (1.66%) HTTP
3 3 (1.66%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.66%) Network Security
3 3 (1.66%) OSPF
3 3 (1.66%) SMS
3 3 (1.66%) Value-Added Service
3 3 (1.66%) VPN
4 2 (1.10%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (1.10%) HSPA
4 2 (1.10%) LTE
4 2 (1.10%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.21%) MySQL
2 4 (2.21%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.55%) Big Data
5 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (11.60%) Axure RP
2 9 (4.97%) JIRA
3 7 (3.87%) Selenium
3 7 (3.87%) TeamCity
4 6 (3.31%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.31%) Jasmine
4 6 (3.31%) NCrunch
4 6 (3.31%) NSubstitute
4 6 (3.31%) NUnit
4 6 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (1.66%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.55%) Maven
General
1 25 (13.81%) Finance
2 13 (7.18%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.08%) Retail
4 6 (3.31%) Banking
4 6 (3.31%) Marketing
5 5 (2.76%) Military
6 3 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.10%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.55%) Games
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (22.65%) CSS
2 39 (21.55%) HTML
3 22 (12.15%) .NET
4 21 (11.60%) jQuery
5 14 (7.73%) SOAP
6 12 (6.63%) HTML5
6 12 (6.63%) REST
7 9 (4.97%) .NET Framework
7 9 (4.97%) AngularJS
7 9 (4.97%) CSS3
8 8 (4.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (4.42%) Middleware
9 7 (3.87%) WCF
10 6 (3.31%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.31%) Caliburn.Micro
10 6 (3.31%) Entity Framework
10 6 (3.31%) Kendo UI
10 6 (3.31%) LINQ
10 6 (3.31%) Web Services
10 6 (3.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 104 (57.46%) User Experience
2 13 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.42%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.21%) Animation
4 4 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.21%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.21%) Wiki
5 3 (1.66%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.66%) Graphic Design
5 3 (1.66%) Interactive TV
6 2 (1.10%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.10%) NGOSS
6 2 (1.10%) Photography
6 2 (1.10%) Social Network
7 1 (0.55%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.55%) FMCG
7 1 (0.55%) New Media
7 1 (0.55%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.55%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.97%) Linux
2 5 (2.76%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.21%) Android
3 4 (2.21%) CentOS
3 4 (2.21%) Solaris
4 3 (1.66%) Windows
5 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.10%) Unix
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (12.71%) Responsive Web Design
3 16 (8.84%) E-Commerce
4 14 (7.73%) SOA
5 12 (6.63%) TDD
6 11 (6.08%) Front End Development
6 11 (6.08%) Information Architecture
6 11 (6.08%) Software Engineering
7 10 (5.52%) Project Management
7 10 (5.52%) Usability Testing
8 9 (4.97%) High Availability
8 9 (4.97%) Microservices
8 9 (4.97%) User Stories
8 9 (4.97%) UX Design
9 8 (4.42%) CRM
9 8 (4.42%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (3.87%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (3.87%) Web Design
11 6 (3.31%) Multithreading
11 6 (3.31%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.47%) JavaScript
2 17 (9.39%) C#
3 8 (4.42%) Java
3 8 (4.42%) SQL
4 6 (3.31%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.31%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.21%) Perl
6 3 (1.66%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (7.73%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.52%) Degree
3 9 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.42%) CCNP
5 7 (3.87%) CCIE
6 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.21%) RHCE
8 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.55%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (2.21%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.21%) Samba
2 3 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.21%) Puppet
2 2 (1.10%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (12.15%) Adobe
2 15 (8.29%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.73%) Cisco
3 14 (7.73%) Oracle
4 13 (7.18%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.21%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.21%) VMware
6 3 (1.66%) Ericsson
6 3 (1.66%) NetScout
6 3 (1.66%) Nokia Networks
6 3 (1.66%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.10%) Actix
7 2 (1.10%) Aruba
7 2 (1.10%) CA
7 2 (1.10%) EMC
7 2 (1.10%) HP
7 2 (1.10%) Juniper
7 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.10%) SAP
7 2 (1.10%) TIBCO