Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Designer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 220 216
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 19 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.22% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.23% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 28
City of London median daily rate £525 £425 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -13.92% +26.60%
10th Percentile £435 £246 £343
90th Percentile £638 £486 £564
Central London median daily rate £525 £425 £490
% change year-on-year +23.53% -13.27% +29.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,661 5,962 6,812
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 95.58% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,286 4,726 5,371
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 67 99
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -9.95% +19.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £10.96
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £40.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.35 £19.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% -11.05% +18.18%

Senior Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Designer in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 January 2018, 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 18 (94.74%) User Experience
2 12 (63.16%) Finance
3 10 (52.63%) CSS
3 10 (52.63%) HTML
4 9 (47.37%) Banking
4 9 (47.37%) Wireframes
4 9 (47.37%) Prototyping
5 8 (42.11%) Axure RP
5 8 (42.11%) Workflow
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Service Design
7 3 (15.79%) Master's Degree
8 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
8 2 (10.53%) Information Architecture
8 2 (10.53%) Web Design
8 2 (10.53%) Project Management
8 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
9 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
9 1 (5.26%) Data Analytics
9 1 (5.26%) Analytics
9 1 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
9 1 (5.26%) Arabic Language
9 1 (5.26%) Use Case
9 1 (5.26%) RIA
9 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
9 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
9 1 (5.26%) UX Design
9 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 1 (5.26%) JavaScript

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Axure RP
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Arabic Language
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) CSS
1 10 (52.63%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (94.74%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Fintech
3 1 (5.26%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Prototyping
1 9 (47.37%) Wireframes
2 8 (42.11%) Workflow
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Service Design
4 2 (10.53%) Information Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
4 2 (10.53%) Web Design
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
5 1 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (5.26%) Typography
5 1 (5.26%) Use Case
5 1 (5.26%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) Master's Degree
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe