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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Designer
Rank 507 504 506
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 80 40 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.084% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.091% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 31 49
Average daily rate £400 £345 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £268 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -55 72 £400 +15.94% 27
London -11 43 £400 +15.94% 13
City of London -5 11 £363 -14.70% 3
South East -5 10 £400 - 3
South West -12 10 £480 +33.33% 1
Berkshire -3 7 £400 - 1
Scotland - 7 £458 - 3
Swindon - 5 £480 -
Wiltshire - 5 £480 -
North West -14 3 £413 - 3
East of England -29 2 £381 -12.85% 5
Yorkshire - 2 £263 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £400 -
Bracknell - 2 £425 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Hertfordshire -11 1 £375 -14.28% 2
Manchester -13 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 £288 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £425 -
Southampton - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Watford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -

Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 43 (33.86%) HTML
2 40 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (26.77%) CSS
4 33 (25.98%) Axure RP
5 29 (22.83%) Adobe
6 26 (20.47%) Photoshop
6 26 (20.47%) HTML5
7 21 (16.54%) Scrum
8 19 (14.96%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (14.96%) CSS3
9 18 (14.17%) Responsive Web Design
10 17 (13.39%) OmniGraffle
10 17 (13.39%) Java
11 16 (12.60%) Android
11 16 (12.60%) Retail
11 16 (12.60%) Finance
12 15 (11.81%) Apple iOS
13 14 (11.02%) Analytics
13 14 (11.02%) Oracle
13 14 (11.02%) Windows
14 13 (10.24%) Mobile App
15 12 (9.45%) .NET
15 12 (9.45%) E-Commerce
16 11 (8.66%) SQL
17 10 (7.87%) JavaScript
17 10 (7.87%) Flash
17 10 (7.87%) Visualisation
18 9 (7.09%) Web Analytics
18 9 (7.09%) Degree
18 9 (7.09%) Microsoft

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (4.72%) WebLogic
1 6 (4.72%) Confluence
2 3 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.57%) CMS
3 2 (1.57%) IIS
3 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.57%) SAS
3 2 (1.57%) WordPress
4 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.79%) Mule
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.79%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 26 (20.47%) Photoshop
2 19 (14.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (13.39%) OmniGraffle
4 7 (5.51%) Fireworks
5 3 (2.36%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.57%) InDesign
6 2 (1.57%) MS Office
6 2 (1.57%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.79%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.79%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) SSL
1 5 (3.94%) LDAP
1 5 (3.94%) Internet
1 5 (3.94%) X.509
2 2 (1.57%) 2G
2 2 (1.57%) LAN
2 2 (1.57%) VoIP
2 2 (1.57%) WAN
2 2 (1.57%) LTE
2 2 (1.57%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.79%) SMTP
3 1 (0.79%) FTP
3 1 (0.79%) HTTP
3 1 (0.79%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) X.400
3 1 (0.79%) X.500
3 1 (0.79%) SAN
3 1 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.57%) OLAP
6 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.79%) Big Data
7 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.79%) QlikView
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (25.98%) Axure RP
2 9 (7.09%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 8 (6.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 7 (5.51%) Subversion
5 6 (4.72%) JIRA
6 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.79%) WiX
9 1 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.79%) JUnit
9 1 (0.79%) MSI
General
1 16 (12.60%) Retail
1 16 (12.60%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Automotive
3 7 (5.51%) Marketing
3 7 (5.51%) Banking
4 6 (4.72%) Games
4 6 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.15%) Advertising
6 2 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.57%) Billing
7 1 (0.79%) Front Office
7 1 (0.79%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (33.86%) HTML
2 34 (26.77%) CSS
3 26 (20.47%) HTML5
4 19 (14.96%) CSS3
5 12 (9.45%) .NET
6 10 (7.87%) Flash
7 9 (7.09%) Web Services
8 7 (5.51%) XML
9 5 (3.94%) jQuery
9 5 (3.94%) JAX-WS
9 5 (3.94%) JSON
9 5 (3.94%) Spring
9 5 (3.94%) WSDL
9 5 (3.94%) SAML
10 4 (3.15%) JSF
10 4 (3.15%) Apache Camel
11 3 (2.36%) Sass
11 3 (2.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (2.36%) Apache CXF
11 3 (2.36%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.24%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.87%) Visualisation
3 5 (3.94%) Digital Media
3 5 (3.94%) Graphic Design
4 4 (3.15%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.15%) iPhone
5 3 (2.36%) Photography
5 3 (2.36%) W3C
6 2 (1.57%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.57%) Clustering
6 2 (1.57%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Biology
6 2 (1.57%) Biotechnology
6 2 (1.57%) Social Media
7 1 (0.79%) FMCG
7 1 (0.79%) Online Games
7 1 (0.79%) Open Source
7 1 (0.79%) RIA
7 1 (0.79%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.60%) Android
2 15 (11.81%) Apple iOS
3 14 (11.02%) Windows
4 5 (3.94%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (3.15%) Linux
5 4 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (16.54%) Scrum
3 18 (14.17%) Responsive Web Design
4 14 (11.02%) Analytics
5 12 (9.45%) E-Commerce
6 9 (7.09%) Web Analytics
6 9 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.30%) Web Design
7 8 (6.30%) SOA
8 7 (5.51%) Information Architecture
8 7 (5.51%) User Experience Design
9 6 (4.72%) Validation
9 6 (4.72%) UML
9 6 (4.72%) Content Management
10 5 (3.94%) Waterfall
10 5 (3.94%) Time Management
10 5 (3.94%) Configuration Management
11 4 (3.15%) MVC
11 4 (3.15%) OO
11 4 (3.15%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.39%) Java
2 11 (8.66%) SQL
3 10 (7.87%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.09%) C#
5 4 (3.15%) C++
6 3 (2.36%) VB
7 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.09%) Degree
2 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) QA
1 3 (2.36%) WCAG
2 1 (0.79%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (6.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 29 (22.83%) Adobe
2 14 (11.02%) Oracle
3 9 (7.09%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.09%) Appcelerator
4 6 (4.72%) IBM
5 5 (3.94%) JBoss
6 4 (3.15%) Cisco
6 4 (3.15%) EPiServer
7 3 (2.36%) Google
7 3 (2.36%) SAP
8 2 (1.57%) Citrix
8 2 (1.57%) Avaya
8 2 (1.57%) VMware
9 1 (0.79%) Tableau
9 1 (0.79%) Huawei
9 1 (0.79%) Symbian
9 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.79%) ATG
9 1 (0.79%) Teradata
9 1 (0.79%) Clearswift
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