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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Designer
Rank 511 520 512
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 101 74 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 57 30
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £467 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £393
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average 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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 29 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 6 May 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 +7 91 £400 - 27
London +9 61 £400 - 13
City of London +19 13 £494 +41.07% 4
South East -4 12 £400 - 4
South West +15 10 £308 -35.93%
Wiltshire +18 9 £340 -29.16%
Scotland +5 9 £388 -15.30%
Berkshire 0 8 - - 1
Slough - 8 - -
Glasgow - 7 £413 -
East of England +7 3 - - 4
Surrey +9 2 £400 +39.13% 1
Hertfordshire -2 2 - - 1
Manchester -15 2 £450 - 1
Edinburgh -17 2 £388 -15.30%
North West -19 2 £450 +12.50% 3
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 2
West Midlands -14 1 - - 2
Docklands, London - 1 £525 -
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Midlands - 1 £400 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £450 -
Staines - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 £275 -
Guildford - 1 £350 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £450 -
Oxford - 1 - -

Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 92 (49.20%) User Experience
2 47 (25.13%) HTML
2 47 (25.13%) CSS
3 40 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (19.25%) JavaScript
5 34 (18.18%) Finance
6 27 (14.44%) Adobe
7 26 (13.90%) Oracle
8 23 (12.30%) Axure RP
9 22 (11.76%) Usability Testing
9 22 (11.76%) Marketing
10 20 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (10.70%) Analytics
11 19 (10.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 18 (9.63%) Adobe Illustrator
12 18 (9.63%) Photoshop
13 17 (9.09%) Banking
14 16 (8.56%) Information Architecture
15 15 (8.02%) Rapid Prototyping
15 15 (8.02%) Linux
16 13 (6.95%) SQL
16 13 (6.95%) Java
16 13 (6.95%) Security Cleared
17 12 (6.42%) UX Design
17 12 (6.42%) SEO
17 12 (6.42%) Publishing
18 11 (5.88%) Windows
18 11 (5.88%) HTML5
18 11 (5.88%) Visualisation
18 11 (5.88%) jQuery

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (2.14%) WebLogic
1 4 (2.14%) GlassFish
1 4 (2.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (2.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.53%) CMS
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.53%) IIS
3 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (10.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 18 (9.63%) Photoshop
2 18 (9.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (3.74%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.21%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (2.67%) InDesign
6 4 (2.14%) Fireworks
7 3 (1.60%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.53%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.53%) ZBrush
8 1 (0.53%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
8 1 (0.53%) Maya
8 1 (0.53%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.53%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.35%) Internet
2 9 (4.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.60%) Intranet
4 2 (1.07%) SAN
4 2 (1.07%) Network Security
4 2 (1.07%) LAN
4 2 (1.07%) WAN
5 1 (0.53%) DNS
5 1 (0.53%) 3G
5 1 (0.53%) DSL
5 1 (0.53%) RANAP
5 1 (0.53%) LTE
5 1 (0.53%) NAS
5 1 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.53%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.21%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (3.21%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.67%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (2.14%) MySQL
3 4 (2.14%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.60%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.07%) Big Data
5 2 (1.07%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (1.07%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (1.07%) Cognos Transformer
6 1 (0.53%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 23 (12.30%) Axure RP
2 5 (2.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.07%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (1.07%) GCC
5 1 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.53%) Subversion
5 1 (0.53%) Toad
General
1 34 (18.18%) Finance
2 22 (11.76%) Marketing
3 17 (9.09%) Banking
4 12 (6.42%) Publishing
5 6 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.67%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.14%) Retail
7 4 (2.14%) Legal
7 4 (2.14%) Advertising
8 2 (1.07%) Electronics
8 2 (1.07%) Games
8 2 (1.07%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.53%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.53%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (25.13%) HTML
1 47 (25.13%) CSS
2 11 (5.88%) Spring
2 11 (5.88%) jQuery
2 11 (5.88%) HTML5
3 8 (4.28%) Hibernate
4 5 (2.67%) JSP
4 5 (2.67%) Web Services
5 4 (2.14%) Oracle ADF
5 4 (2.14%) Java EE
5 4 (2.14%) JRuby
5 4 (2.14%) Java EE 5
6 3 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (1.60%) Flash
6 3 (1.60%) .NET
7 2 (1.07%) J2EE
7 2 (1.07%) CSS3
8 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (49.20%) User Experience
2 11 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.88%) Visualisation
3 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.21%) Graphic Design
4 4 (2.14%) Human Factors
5 2 (1.07%) RIA
5 2 (1.07%) Photography
5 2 (1.07%) Psychology
6 1 (0.53%) Open Source
6 1 (0.53%) Social Media
6 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Exalytics
6 1 (0.53%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.53%) Animation
6 1 (0.53%) Clustering
6 1 (0.53%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.02%) Linux
2 11 (5.88%) Windows
3 9 (4.81%) Solaris
3 9 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (4.81%) UNIX
4 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.53%) CentOS
5 1 (0.53%) Android
5 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (11.76%) Usability Testing
3 20 (10.70%) Analytics
3 20 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (8.56%) Information Architecture
5 15 (8.02%) Rapid Prototyping
6 12 (6.42%) UX Design
6 12 (6.42%) SEO
7 9 (4.81%) E-Commerce
7 9 (4.81%) SOA
7 9 (4.81%) Web Analytics
8 8 (4.28%) OpenUP
8 8 (4.28%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (3.74%) Product Management
9 7 (3.74%) Mentoring
9 7 (3.74%) Use Case
9 7 (3.74%) Scrum
9 7 (3.74%) Project Management
10 6 (3.21%) Workflow
10 6 (3.21%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.25%) JavaScript
2 13 (6.95%) SQL
2 13 (6.95%) Java
3 10 (5.35%) Perl
4 7 (3.74%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.14%) Jython
5 4 (2.14%) Groovy
6 2 (1.07%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.07%) C++
7 1 (0.53%) C#
7 1 (0.53%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.53%) Python
7 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.35%) Degree
2 10 (5.35%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.81%) RHCE
4 5 (2.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.67%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (5.35%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.81%) Samba
3 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.53%) Docker
3 1 (0.53%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) SCOM
1 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 27 (14.44%) Adobe
2 26 (13.90%) Oracle
3 9 (4.81%) Cisco
3 9 (4.81%) Sun
4 3 (1.60%) Cognos
4 3 (1.60%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.07%) Vertica
5 2 (1.07%) Apple
5 2 (1.07%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.07%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.53%) SAP
6 1 (0.53%) IBM
6 1 (0.53%) NetApp
6 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.53%) Quark
6 1 (0.53%) webMethods
6 1 (0.53%) Google
6 1 (0.53%) Greenplum
6 1 (0.53%) iRise
6 1 (0.53%) Cloudera
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