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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Designer
Rank 497 495 504
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 102 75 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 56 28
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£407 £400 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% +10.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £473 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £418
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -4.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 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 27 March 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 +6 86 £400 +0.06% 37
London +25 65 £407 +6.62% 16
City of London +23 16 £438 +25.00% 4
Scotland +3 14 £450 -1.63% 1
Glasgow - 13 £450 - 1
South West -9 7 £275 -42.70% 2
Wiltshire +9 6 - -
East of England +10 5 - - 3
South East -38 4 £375 -6.25% 7
Hertfordshire +5 3 - - 1
Surrey +6 2 £400 +39.13%
Cardiff - 2 £288 -
South Wales - 2 £288 -
East Midlands - 2 £463 - 2
West Sussex - 2 £375 - 1
Wales - 2 £288 -
Bristol -3 1 £275 - 1
West Midlands -6 1 - - 1
Manchester -10 1 - - 2
North West -15 1 - - 3
Northamptonshire - 1 £450 - 1
Northampton - 1 £450 - 1
Peterborough - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Guildford - 1 £350 -
Halifax - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Godalming - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 96 (47.52%) User Experience
2 56 (27.72%) HTML
3 55 (27.23%) CSS
4 50 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (21.29%) Finance
6 37 (18.32%) JavaScript
7 29 (14.36%) Axure RP
8 25 (12.38%) Usability Testing
8 25 (12.38%) Photoshop
9 23 (11.39%) Adobe Illustrator
10 22 (10.89%) Java
11 21 (10.40%) Adobe
12 20 (9.90%) Oracle
12 20 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (9.90%) Analytics
13 16 (7.92%) Marketing
14 15 (7.43%) Banking
14 15 (7.43%) Spring
14 15 (7.43%) Rapid Prototyping
14 15 (7.43%) Information Architecture
14 15 (7.43%) UX Design
15 14 (6.93%) SEO
16 13 (6.44%) Publishing
16 13 (6.44%) Hibernate
17 12 (5.94%) SQL
17 12 (5.94%) Linux
17 12 (5.94%) SOA
18 11 (5.45%) HTML5
18 11 (5.45%) Security Cleared
18 11 (5.45%) jQuery

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (2.48%) WebLogic
1 5 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.98%) GlassFish
2 4 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.98%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (1.49%) Apache
4 2 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.50%) WordPress
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (12.38%) Photoshop
2 23 (11.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (4.46%) OmniGraffle
3 9 (4.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (3.47%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.98%) InDesign
5 4 (1.98%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.99%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.50%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.50%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.50%) MS Excel
7 1 (0.50%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.95%) Internet
2 6 (2.97%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.49%) Intranet
4 2 (0.99%) SAN
4 2 (0.99%) Network Security
4 2 (0.99%) LTE
4 2 (0.99%) LAN
4 2 (0.99%) WAN
5 1 (0.50%) DNS
5 1 (0.50%) 3G
5 1 (0.50%) MPLS
5 1 (0.50%) DSL
5 1 (0.50%) RANAP
5 1 (0.50%) NAS
5 1 (0.50%) 4G
5 1 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.50%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.98%) MySQL
1 4 (1.98%) DB2
1 4 (1.98%) RDBMS
1 4 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (1.98%) Oracle Database
1 4 (1.98%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (0.99%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.99%) Big Data
3 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.50%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 29 (14.36%) Axure RP
2 9 (4.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (1.98%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (1.98%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (1.49%) Selenium
4 3 (1.49%) Checkstyle
4 3 (1.49%) JIRA
4 3 (1.49%) JUnit
4 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.49%) Redmine
5 2 (0.99%) GCC
5 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 43 (21.29%) Finance
2 16 (7.92%) Marketing
3 15 (7.43%) Banking
4 13 (6.44%) Publishing
5 7 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.97%) Advertising
7 4 (1.98%) Legal
8 3 (1.49%) Retail
8 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.99%) Arabic Language
9 2 (0.99%) Electronics
10 1 (0.50%) Back Office
10 1 (0.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (27.72%) HTML
2 55 (27.23%) CSS
3 15 (7.43%) Spring
4 13 (6.44%) Hibernate
5 11 (5.45%) HTML5
5 11 (5.45%) jQuery
6 8 (3.96%) JSP
6 8 (3.96%) .NET
7 7 (3.47%) Web Services
7 7 (3.47%) Java EE
8 5 (2.48%) Flash
9 4 (1.98%) JRuby
9 4 (1.98%) Java EE 5
9 4 (1.98%) Oracle ADF
10 3 (1.49%) JPA
10 3 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.49%) JavaBeans
11 2 (0.99%) Middleware
11 2 (0.99%) J2EE
11 2 (0.99%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 96 (47.52%) User Experience
2 10 (4.95%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.46%) Visualisation
4 7 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.48%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (1.98%) Graphic Design
6 4 (1.98%) Human Factors
7 3 (1.49%) Social Media
8 2 (0.99%) Psychology
8 2 (0.99%) RIA
9 1 (0.50%) Open Source
9 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.50%) CMDB
9 1 (0.50%) Photography
9 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Clustering
9 1 (0.50%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.94%) Linux
2 9 (4.46%) UNIX
2 9 (4.46%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.96%) Windows
4 7 (3.47%) Android
5 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.97%) Solaris
5 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (24.75%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.38%) Usability Testing
3 20 (9.90%) Analytics
3 20 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (7.43%) UX Design
4 15 (7.43%) Rapid Prototyping
4 15 (7.43%) Information Architecture
5 14 (6.93%) SEO
6 12 (5.94%) SOA
7 10 (4.95%) Scrum
8 9 (4.46%) Web Analytics
9 8 (3.96%) Project Management
9 8 (3.96%) Web Application Development
9 8 (3.96%) Mentoring
10 7 (3.47%) Use Case
10 7 (3.47%) Workflow
10 7 (3.47%) E-Commerce
11 6 (2.97%) Validation
12 5 (2.48%) Web Design
12 5 (2.48%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.32%) JavaScript
2 22 (10.89%) Java
3 12 (5.94%) SQL
4 7 (3.47%) Perl
4 7 (3.47%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.98%) Jython
5 4 (1.98%) Groovy
6 2 (0.99%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.99%) C#
6 2 (0.99%) C++
7 1 (0.50%) C
7 1 (0.50%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.50%) Python
7 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.46%) Degree
3 7 (3.47%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.97%) RHCE
5 2 (0.99%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.50%) CCIE
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.46%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.97%) Samba
3 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.50%) Docker
3 1 (0.50%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) SCOM
1 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 21 (10.40%) Adobe
2 20 (9.90%) Oracle
3 7 (3.47%) Cisco
4 6 (2.97%) webMethods
4 6 (2.97%) Sun
5 5 (2.48%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.49%) Canoo
7 2 (0.99%) Apple
7 2 (0.99%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.99%) Vertica
8 1 (0.50%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.50%) SAP
8 1 (0.50%) Cognos
8 1 (0.50%) Juniper
8 1 (0.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (0.50%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.50%) NetApp
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.50%) Quark
8 1 (0.50%) iRise
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