The median contractor rate for a Senior Designer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Designer
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 147 186
Rank change year-on-year -9 +39  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 4 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.33% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 12
Median daily rate - £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £456 £400
% change year-on-year -10.13% +14.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £20.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3051 3295 5170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 94.87% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2319 2671 3896
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 74
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £34.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Senior Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Senior Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Designer in the City of London

Senior Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Designer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Designer in the City of London

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Senior Designer in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) User Experience
2 4 (36.36%) Photoshop
2 4 (36.36%) Adobe
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (27.27%) Prototyping
4 2 (18.18%) Service Design
4 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
4 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
4 2 (18.18%) Qualitative Research
4 2 (18.18%) Cloudera
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (18.18%) Quantitative Research
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Marketing
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) Wealth Management
4 2 (18.18%) Product Management
4 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
4 2 (18.18%) Information Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Legal
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) Flash
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel

Senior Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (36.36%) Photoshop
2 2 (18.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (9.09%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (9.09%) Fireworks
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) Hazelcast
2 1 (9.09%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (9.09%) ERwin
1 1 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Publishing
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) Ajax
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Flex
2 1 (9.09%) DHTML
2 1 (9.09%) Flash
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) User Experience
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Interactive TV
3 1 (9.09%) Market Risk
3 1 (9.09%) Motion Graphics
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Prototyping
2 3 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
3 2 (18.18%) Information Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Product Management
3 2 (18.18%) Qualitative Research
3 2 (18.18%) Quantitative Research
3 2 (18.18%) Service Design
3 2 (18.18%) Wealth Management
3 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
4 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GDPR
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Adobe
2 2 (18.18%) Cloudera
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Ab Initio
3 1 (9.09%) CA
3 1 (9.09%) Embarcadero
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Informatica
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Talend
3 1 (9.09%) Vertica