The median contractor rate for a Senior Designer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 475 535 526
Rank change year-on-year +60 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 105 92 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 70 36
Median daily rate £440 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +10.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Designer in England

Senior Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Designer in England

Senior Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Designer in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Designer in England

Senior Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Designer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Designer in England

Senior Designer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
London +5 55 £425 -5.55% 7
South West +7 19 £410 -1.85% 5
East of England +2 13 £500 +17.64% 2
Yorkshire +27 8 £388 -13.88% 5
South East +42 7 £541 - 4
North West +28 2 £420 +110.00% 1
Senior Designer
UK

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 England region featuring Senior Designer in the job title.

1 112 (58.64%) User Experience
2 57 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (29.84%) Wireframes
3 42 (21.99%) Finance
4 32 (16.75%) Visualisation
4 32 (16.75%) Data Visualisation
5 31 (16.23%) Retail
6 29 (15.18%) HTML
7 26 (13.61%) E-Commerce
8 25 (13.09%) Prototyping
9 24 (12.57%) CSS
10 21 (10.99%) Photoshop
10 21 (10.99%) Axure RP
10 21 (10.99%) Business Development
11 19 (9.95%) Android
11 19 (9.95%) Apple iOS
12 18 (9.42%) Adobe Illustrator
12 18 (9.42%) Adobe
13 16 (8.38%) Degree
14 15 (7.85%) OmniGraffle
14 15 (7.85%) C#
14 15 (7.85%) User Stories
15 14 (7.33%) Banking
16 13 (6.81%) SOAP
16 13 (6.81%) Scrum
17 12 (6.28%) Microservices
17 12 (6.28%) REST
17 12 (6.28%) Project Management
17 12 (6.28%) SOA
18 11 (5.76%) C++

Senior Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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%) CMS
2 5 (2.62%) Confluence
3 3 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.05%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.52%) JBoss
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (10.99%) Photoshop
2 18 (9.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (7.85%) OmniGraffle
4 8 (4.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (3.14%) InVision
6 5 (2.62%) MS Visio
7 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (1.57%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (1.57%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (1.05%) Fireworks
9 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (1.05%) UXPin
10 1 (0.52%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 5 (2.62%) Basecamp
2 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.57%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.05%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.05%) Office 365
4 2 (1.05%) SaaS
5 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.62%) Internet
2 4 (2.09%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (1.57%) 2G
3 3 (1.57%) 3G
3 3 (1.57%) 4G
3 3 (1.57%) GSM
3 3 (1.57%) HSPA
3 3 (1.57%) LTE
3 3 (1.57%) WCDMA
3 3 (1.57%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.05%) HTTP
5 1 (0.52%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) Firewall
5 1 (0.52%) IPv4
5 1 (0.52%) IPv6
5 1 (0.52%) SMS
5 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.52%) UTRAN
5 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.62%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.09%) DB2
2 4 (2.09%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.05%) Big Data
4 2 (1.05%) DataStage
4 2 (1.05%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.52%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (0.52%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.52%) MS Access
5 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (10.99%) Axure RP
2 9 (4.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (4.19%) Subversion
4 6 (3.14%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.14%) JIRA
5 2 (1.05%) ERwin
5 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.05%) Maven
5 2 (1.05%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.52%) git-flow
General
1 42 (21.99%) Finance
2 31 (16.23%) Retail
3 14 (7.33%) Banking
4 11 (5.76%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.19%) Marketing
6 6 (3.14%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.57%) Legal
8 2 (1.05%) Games
8 2 (1.05%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.52%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.18%) HTML
2 24 (12.57%) CSS
3 13 (6.81%) SOAP
4 12 (6.28%) REST
5 11 (5.76%) HTML5
6 9 (4.71%) Material Design
7 8 (4.19%) CSS3
8 5 (2.62%) Spring
9 4 (2.09%) .NET
9 4 (2.09%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.57%) D3.js
10 3 (1.57%) Node.js
10 3 (1.57%) Play Framework
10 3 (1.57%) SVG
10 3 (1.57%) Web Services
10 3 (1.57%) XML
11 2 (1.05%) Ajax
11 2 (1.05%) DHTML
11 2 (1.05%) Flash
11 2 (1.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 112 (58.64%) User Experience
2 8 (4.19%) W3C
3 7 (3.66%) Graphic Design
4 6 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.62%) iPhone
6 4 (2.09%) iPad
7 2 (1.05%) Animation
7 2 (1.05%) Derivative
7 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.05%) Fintech
7 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.05%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.05%) Motion Graphics
7 2 (1.05%) Social Media
7 2 (1.05%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.95%) Android
1 19 (9.95%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.57%) Linux
2 3 (1.57%) Mac OS X
2 3 (1.57%) Unix
3 2 (1.05%) Windows
3 2 (1.05%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
1 57 (29.84%) Wireframes
2 32 (16.75%) Data Visualisation
2 32 (16.75%) Visualisation
3 26 (13.61%) E-Commerce
4 25 (13.09%) Prototyping
5 21 (10.99%) Business Development
6 15 (7.85%) User Stories
7 13 (6.81%) Scrum
8 12 (6.28%) Microservices
8 12 (6.28%) Project Management
8 12 (6.28%) SOA
9 10 (5.24%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (4.71%) Analytics
10 9 (4.71%) Service Design
10 9 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.19%) Front End Development
11 8 (4.19%) Web Design
12 7 (3.66%) API Development
12 7 (3.66%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.85%) C#
2 11 (5.76%) C++
2 11 (5.76%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.14%) Java
4 4 (2.09%) SQL
5 3 (1.57%) Scala
6 2 (1.05%) C
7 1 (0.52%) COBOL
7 1 (0.52%) JCL
7 1 (0.52%) Python
7 1 (0.52%) VB
7 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (8.38%) Degree
2 2 (1.05%) Master's Degree
2 2 (1.05%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.52%) CCIE
3 1 (0.52%) CCNA
3 1 (0.52%) CCNP
3 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.52%) HNC
3 1 (0.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.62%) WCAG
2 4 (2.09%) QA
3 2 (1.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (9.42%) Adobe
2 10 (5.24%) Oracle
3 6 (3.14%) IBM
3 6 (3.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.09%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.57%) Actix
5 3 (1.57%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.05%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.05%) CA
6 2 (1.05%) Cisco
6 2 (1.05%) ClickTale
6 2 (1.05%) Embarcadero
6 2 (1.05%) Google
6 2 (1.05%) Informatica
6 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.05%) SAP
6 2 (1.05%) Talend
7 1 (0.52%) F5
7 1 (0.52%) Monetate
7 1 (0.52%) Vertica
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £625 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago