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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Designer
Rank 551 550 561
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 97 85 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 36 47
Median daily rate £450 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.12%
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
51146 52265 50988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33349 32884 31286
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1531 1986 2062
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +10 95 £450 +9.09% 24
London +25 59 £450 +10.76% 13
South West +2 14 £418 +9.21%
West Midlands -14 11 £375 -1.63% 1
Bristol - 11 £418 -
City of London +34 10 £450 +9.09% 6
East of England +19 4 £425 - 2
Birmingham -5 4 £325 -14.75%
South East -18 4 - -
Coventry - 4 £425 -
Wiltshire -13 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £450 - 1
Berkshire -11 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £463 -
Sheffield - 2 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £575 -
Hertfordshire +17 1 £184 - 1
North West -10 1 £200 -55.55% 4
Manchester -17 1 £200 -55.55% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 £184 - 1
Norwich - 1 £425 -
South Wales - 1 £400 -
Staffordshire - 1 £350 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £425 -

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 105 (54.97%) User Experience
2 61 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (23.04%) CSS
4 43 (22.51%) HTML
5 42 (21.99%) Wireframes
6 32 (16.75%) Finance
7 28 (14.66%) Prototyping
8 27 (14.14%) JavaScript
8 27 (14.14%) Photoshop
9 25 (13.09%) Adobe
10 24 (12.57%) Adobe Illustrator
11 20 (10.47%) Axure RP
12 18 (9.42%) E-Commerce
12 18 (9.42%) Retail
13 17 (8.90%) Microsoft
13 17 (8.90%) .NET
13 17 (8.90%) OmniGraffle
13 17 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (8.38%) Responsive Web Design
14 16 (8.38%) Red Hat
14 16 (8.38%) Security Cleared
15 15 (7.85%) JIRA
16 14 (7.33%) jQuery
16 14 (7.33%) Telecoms
16 14 (7.33%) SOAP
17 13 (6.81%) REST
17 13 (6.81%) SOA
17 13 (6.81%) Software Engineering
18 12 (6.28%) Degree
18 12 (6.28%) Oracle

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 (3.66%) Apache
1 7 (3.66%) JBoss
1 7 (3.66%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.09%) Confluence
3 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (14.14%) Photoshop
2 24 (12.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (8.90%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (4.71%) MS Excel
4 9 (4.71%) MS Visio
5 8 (4.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (2.62%) InDesign
7 3 (1.57%) CINEMA 4D
7 3 (1.57%) GIMP
7 3 (1.57%) MS Office
8 2 (1.05%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.52%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.52%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.52%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (0.52%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.19%) 4G
2 7 (3.66%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.14%) 3G
4 5 (2.62%) LTE
5 4 (2.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (2.09%) Internet
5 4 (2.09%) IPsec
5 4 (2.09%) IPv6
5 4 (2.09%) LAN
5 4 (2.09%) SMS
5 4 (2.09%) Value-Added Service
6 3 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.57%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (1.57%) IPv4
6 3 (1.57%) Network Security
6 3 (1.57%) OSPF
7 2 (1.05%) ISUP
7 2 (1.05%) RSVP
7 2 (1.05%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.66%) MySQL
2 4 (2.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (10.47%) Axure RP
2 15 (7.85%) JIRA
3 5 (2.62%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (1.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (1.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (16.75%) Finance
2 18 (9.42%) Retail
3 14 (7.33%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.76%) Marketing
5 10 (5.24%) Banking
6 4 (2.09%) Military
6 4 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.57%) Games
7 3 (1.57%) Publishing
8 2 (1.05%) Advertising
8 2 (1.05%) Billing
8 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.05%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.04%) CSS
2 43 (22.51%) HTML
3 17 (8.90%) .NET
4 14 (7.33%) jQuery
4 14 (7.33%) SOAP
5 13 (6.81%) REST
6 10 (5.24%) HTML5
7 8 (4.19%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (3.66%) LAMP
8 7 (3.66%) Middleware
9 5 (2.62%) Web Services
10 4 (2.09%) XML
11 3 (1.57%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.57%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.57%) CSS3
11 3 (1.57%) Flash
12 2 (1.05%) Ajax
12 2 (1.05%) Mason
12 2 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (1.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 105 (54.97%) User Experience
2 17 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.24%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.19%) Digital Media
5 7 (3.66%) Wiki
6 6 (3.14%) Animation
7 4 (2.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.09%) Interactive TV
8 3 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.57%) Graphic Design
8 3 (1.57%) Photography
9 2 (1.05%) Equities
9 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.05%) FMCG
9 2 (1.05%) IVR
9 2 (1.05%) PKI
9 2 (1.05%) Social Media
9 2 (1.05%) Social Network
9 2 (1.05%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.71%) Apple iOS
1 9 (4.71%) Linux
2 8 (4.19%) Android
3 7 (3.66%) CentOS
3 7 (3.66%) Solaris
4 4 (2.09%) Windows
5 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (21.99%) Wireframes
3 28 (14.66%) Prototyping
4 18 (9.42%) E-Commerce
5 16 (8.38%) Responsive Web Design
6 13 (6.81%) SOA
6 13 (6.81%) Software Engineering
7 12 (6.28%) Information Architecture
7 12 (6.28%) Project Management
7 12 (6.28%) User Stories
8 11 (5.76%) Front End Development
8 11 (5.76%) Scrum
9 10 (5.24%) Microservices
9 10 (5.24%) UX Design
10 9 (4.71%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.19%) High Availability
11 8 (4.19%) Reverse Engineering
11 8 (4.19%) Usability Testing
12 7 (3.66%) Rapid Prototyping
13 6 (3.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.14%) JavaScript
2 11 (5.76%) C#
3 7 (3.66%) Perl
4 5 (2.62%) Java
5 4 (2.09%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.05%) PHP
6 2 (1.05%) SQL
7 1 (0.52%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.52%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 16 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.28%) Degree
3 8 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.66%) CCIE
4 7 (3.66%) CCNP
4 7 (3.66%) RHCE
5 5 (2.62%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.52%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.66%) Active Directory
1 7 (3.66%) Samba
2 3 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.66%) Puppet
2 1 (0.52%) Cisco CME
2 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 25 (13.09%) Adobe
2 17 (8.90%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.38%) Red Hat
4 12 (6.28%) Oracle
5 11 (5.76%) Cisco
6 4 (2.09%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.09%) VMware
7 3 (1.57%) Ericsson
7 3 (1.57%) Nokia Networks
7 3 (1.57%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.57%) SAP
8 2 (1.05%) Aruba
8 2 (1.05%) Google
8 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.52%) DoubleClick
9 1 (0.52%) Empirix
9 1 (0.52%) NetScout
9 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.52%) Tektronix
9 1 (0.52%) TIBCO
City of London
TDA Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Xcede
Rate: £180 - £187.50 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago