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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Designer
Rank 506 510 529
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 105 83 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 54 32
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £506 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £415 £388
% change year-on-year
-15.66% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -2 101 £375 -6.25% 51
London -11 41 £400 - 22
South East -6 20 £375 -16.66% 9
South West +15 19 £425 -5.55% 2
Hampshire +8 11 £375 -16.66% 2
City of London -15 11 £276 -22.66% 8
Wiltshire - 10 £238 - 1
North West - 10 £328 - 5
Manchester - 9 £328 - 1
Devon 0 8 £438 -2.77% 1
Plymouth - 8 £438 - 1
Basingstoke - 8 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 7 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £335 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £335 - 1
East Midlands +1 4 £425 +70.00% 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £425 -
Northampton - 4 £425 -
Oxford - 4 £450 - 1
Salisbury - 3 - -
Glasgow +2 2 - -
Scotland -4 2 - -
East Sussex -6 2 - -
Brighton -14 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £250 - 1
Portsmouth - 2 £375 - 2
Yorkshire -29 1 £375 +36.36% 10
South Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 4
Sheffield - 1 £375 - 4
Cheshire - 1 - - 4

Senior Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 84 (41.38%) User Experience
2 44 (21.67%) Adobe
3 35 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (17.24%) CSS
4 31 (15.27%) HTML
5 30 (14.78%) Adobe Illustrator
5 30 (14.78%) Marketing
6 28 (13.79%) JavaScript
6 28 (13.79%) Photoshop
7 26 (12.81%) Linux
8 25 (12.32%) Oracle
9 20 (9.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 18 (8.87%) E-Commerce
10 18 (8.87%) Analytics
11 17 (8.37%) Security Cleared
11 17 (8.37%) Graphic Design
12 16 (7.88%) Mobile App
13 15 (7.39%) Web Design
13 15 (7.39%) Axure RP
13 15 (7.39%) Java
14 14 (6.90%) Perl
14 14 (6.90%) Finance
14 14 (6.90%) Publishing
14 14 (6.90%) SC Cleared
15 13 (6.40%) Samba
15 13 (6.40%) Solaris
15 13 (6.40%) TCP/IP
15 13 (6.40%) Sun
15 13 (6.40%) Active Directory
15 13 (6.40%) RHCE

Senior Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 8 (3.94%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.97%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (1.97%) JBoss
2 4 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.48%) GlassFish
3 3 (1.48%) Apache
3 3 (1.48%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.49%) CMS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 30 (14.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 28 (13.79%) Photoshop
3 20 (9.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (2.96%) Adobe After Effects
5 4 (1.97%) InDesign
5 4 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.97%) Fireworks
5 4 (1.97%) 3ds Max
6 3 (1.48%) ZBrush
6 3 (1.48%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (1.48%) Maya
7 2 (0.99%) MS Office
7 2 (0.99%) MS Excel
8 1 (0.49%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.40%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.91%) Internet
3 5 (2.46%) SAN
4 3 (1.48%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.49%) Intranet
5 1 (0.49%) LAN
5 1 (0.49%) WAN
5 1 (0.49%) OSPF
5 1 (0.49%) BGP
5 1 (0.49%) DSL
5 1 (0.49%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.49%) IGRP
5 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.45%) MySQL
2 6 (2.96%) RDBMS
2 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.96%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.48%) DB2
5 2 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.99%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (0.99%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (0.99%) Cognos Transformer
5 2 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.49%) Xcelsius
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (7.39%) Axure RP
2 5 (2.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (1.48%) JIRA
3 3 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.99%) GCC
5 1 (0.49%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.49%) JUnit
5 1 (0.49%) Toad
5 1 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 30 (14.78%) Marketing
2 14 (6.90%) Publishing
2 14 (6.90%) Finance
3 12 (5.91%) Banking
4 8 (3.94%) Retail
4 8 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.45%) Electronics
5 7 (3.45%) Advertising
6 6 (2.96%) Games
7 5 (2.46%) Legal
8 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.99%) Automotive
9 2 (0.99%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.49%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.49%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (17.24%) CSS
2 31 (15.27%) HTML
3 12 (5.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 11 (5.42%) Sass
4 11 (5.42%) Java EE
5 10 (4.93%) Flash
6 9 (4.43%) XHTML
7 8 (3.94%) JSR 168
7 8 (3.94%) jQuery
8 7 (3.45%) Middleware
9 6 (2.96%) Web Services
9 6 (2.96%) Spring
10 4 (1.97%) HTML5
10 4 (1.97%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (1.97%) Struts
10 4 (1.97%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.97%) JSP
11 3 (1.48%) .NET
11 3 (1.48%) Oracle ADF
11 3 (1.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 84 (41.38%) User Experience
2 17 (8.37%) Graphic Design
3 16 (7.88%) Mobile App
4 11 (5.42%) Visualisation
5 7 (3.45%) Digital Media
5 7 (3.45%) W3C
5 7 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.97%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.97%) Handset
6 4 (1.97%) Social Media
6 4 (1.97%) Video Editing
7 3 (1.48%) Wiki
7 3 (1.48%) Photography
8 2 (0.99%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.99%) Animation
8 2 (0.99%) E-Learning
8 2 (0.99%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.49%) Clustering
9 1 (0.49%) BBC
9 1 (0.49%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.81%) Linux
2 13 (6.40%) Solaris
3 11 (5.42%) Windows
4 10 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.97%) CentOS
5 4 (1.97%) UNIX
6 3 (1.48%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.99%) Android
8 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (8.87%) E-Commerce
2 18 (8.87%) Analytics
3 15 (7.39%) Web Design
4 12 (5.91%) Information Architecture
5 10 (4.93%) SEO
6 9 (4.43%) Scrum
6 9 (4.43%) Web Analytics
6 9 (4.43%) Open Source
7 8 (3.94%) Mentoring
7 8 (3.94%) OpenUP
7 8 (3.94%) Web Accessibility
7 8 (3.94%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (3.94%) SOA
8 7 (3.45%) Content Management
8 7 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (2.96%) Product Management
9 6 (2.96%) UX Design
9 6 (2.96%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.79%) JavaScript
2 15 (7.39%) Java
3 14 (6.90%) Perl
4 9 (4.43%) SQL
5 3 (1.48%) Jython
5 3 (1.48%) Groovy
5 3 (1.48%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.99%) C#
6 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.49%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.40%) RHCE
4 12 (5.91%) Degree
5 10 (4.93%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) CCIE
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.48%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.40%) Active Directory
1 13 (6.40%) Samba
2 3 (1.48%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.49%) Docker
3 1 (0.49%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (1.48%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (1.48%) Puppet
2 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.49%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (21.67%) Adobe
2 25 (12.32%) Oracle
3 13 (6.40%) Sun
4 11 (5.42%) Cisco
5 10 (4.93%) IBM
6 9 (4.43%) Macromedia
7 8 (3.94%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.97%) Nokia
8 4 (1.97%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.97%) Sony
8 4 (1.97%) VMware
9 3 (1.48%) Cognos
9 3 (1.48%) Apple
10 2 (0.99%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.99%) Google
11 1 (0.49%) Greenplum
11 1 (0.49%) Facebook
11 1 (0.49%) Twitter
11 1 (0.49%) Vertica
11 1 (0.49%) Cloudera
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