Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Designer was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 632 672 682
Rank change year-on-year +40 +10 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 226 199 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 166 112
England median daily rate £456 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £250
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £16.00 £26.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.23% -10.77%
UK median hourly rate - £16.00 £26.77
% change year-on-year - -40.23% -10.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Senior Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 135 £488 +8.33% 16
North of England +55 29 £425 +9.68% 9
South West +10 27 £375 -8.93% 1
East of England +6 14 £500 +172.11% 1
Yorkshire +17 12 £395 -9.71% 6
South East -2 12 £433 +8.13% 3
North East - 12 £500 -
Midlands -6 9 £463 +15.63% 3
West Midlands -2 8 £419 +4.69% 3
North West +19 5 £380 -1.94% 3
East Midlands -2 1 £475 -11.83%
Senior Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 127 (56.19%) User Experience
2 96 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (32.30%) Finance
4 69 (30.53%) HTML
5 67 (29.65%) CSS
6 56 (24.78%) Wireframes
7 54 (23.89%) Prototyping
8 47 (20.80%) Banking
9 37 (16.37%) Axure RP
10 35 (15.49%) Degree
11 33 (14.60%) Service Design
12 31 (13.72%) Adobe
13 30 (13.27%) E-Commerce
14 27 (11.95%) Collaborative Working
15 24 (10.62%) Visualisation
16 23 (10.18%) Data Visualisation
17 22 (9.73%) Usability Testing
17 22 (9.73%) Adobe Illustrator
18 21 (9.29%) Photoshop
19 20 (8.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 18 (7.96%) InVision
20 18 (7.96%) Workflow
21 17 (7.52%) JavaScript
22 15 (6.64%) Analytics
23 14 (6.19%) Mobile App
23 14 (6.19%) Responsive Web Design
24 13 (5.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
25 11 (4.87%) Telecoms
25 11 (4.87%) SOAP
25 11 (4.87%) Information Architecture

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 5 (2.21%) CMS
2 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.88%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.44%) Confluence
4 1 (0.44%) IIS
4 1 (0.44%) JBoss
4 1 (0.44%) Marvel
4 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (9.73%) Adobe Illustrator
2 21 (9.29%) Photoshop
3 20 (8.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 18 (7.96%) InVision
5 11 (4.87%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (2.65%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (1.33%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.44%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.44%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.44%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.33%) AMQP
1 3 (1.33%) Internet
2 2 (0.88%) 4G
2 2 (0.88%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (0.88%) Firewall
2 2 (0.88%) LDAP
2 2 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.44%) 2G
3 1 (0.44%) 5G
3 1 (0.44%) ATM
3 1 (0.44%) Broadband
3 1 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.44%) GSM
3 1 (0.44%) ISUP
3 1 (0.44%) MVNO
3 1 (0.44%) SS7
3 1 (0.44%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (0.44%) VoLTE
3 1 (0.44%) VoWiFi
3 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.77%) Big Data
1 4 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (1.77%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.88%) Apache Hive
3 2 (0.88%) DataStage
3 2 (0.88%) DB2
3 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.88%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.88%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.44%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.44%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.44%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 37 (16.37%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.33%) JIRA
3 2 (0.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.44%) Ant
4 1 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.44%) git-flow
4 1 (0.44%) Gradle
4 1 (0.44%) Hudson
4 1 (0.44%) Maven
4 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 73 (32.30%) Finance
2 47 (20.80%) Banking
3 11 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.42%) Retail
5 8 (3.54%) Marketing
6 3 (1.33%) Advertising
6 3 (1.33%) Publishing
6 3 (1.33%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.88%) Games
7 2 (0.88%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (30.53%) HTML
2 67 (29.65%) CSS
3 11 (4.87%) SOAP
4 8 (3.54%) REST
5 5 (2.21%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.77%) RESTful
6 4 (1.77%) Web Services
6 4 (1.77%) XML
7 3 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (1.33%) HTML5
7 3 (1.33%) JSON
7 3 (1.33%) MSMQ
7 3 (1.33%) Spring
8 2 (0.88%) Ajax
8 2 (0.88%) CSS3
8 2 (0.88%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.88%) Java EE
8 2 (0.88%) JMS
8 2 (0.88%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.88%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 127 (56.19%) User Experience
2 14 (6.19%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.54%) Graphic Design
4 5 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.21%) Fintech
4 5 (2.21%) Motion Graphics
5 4 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.88%) Animation
6 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.88%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.88%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.88%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (0.88%) SCORM
6 2 (0.88%) Social Media
7 1 (0.44%) Blog
7 1 (0.44%) IVR
7 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.44%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.65%) Android
1 6 (2.65%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.77%) Unix
3 2 (0.88%) Linux
4 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (24.78%) Wireframes
3 54 (23.89%) Prototyping
4 33 (14.60%) Service Design
5 30 (13.27%) E-Commerce
6 27 (11.95%) Collaborative Working
7 24 (10.62%) Visualisation
8 23 (10.18%) Data Visualisation
9 22 (9.73%) Usability Testing
10 18 (7.96%) Workflow
11 15 (6.64%) Analytics
12 14 (6.19%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (5.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 11 (4.87%) Front End Development
14 11 (4.87%) Information Architecture
15 10 (4.42%) Microservices
15 10 (4.42%) SOA
15 10 (4.42%) Typography
15 10 (4.42%) User Stories
15 10 (4.42%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.52%) JavaScript
2 10 (4.42%) C#
2 10 (4.42%) C++
3 8 (3.54%) Java
4 4 (1.77%) SQL
5 3 (1.33%) C
6 1 (0.44%) Scala
6 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (15.49%) Degree
2 4 (1.77%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.77%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.88%) Master's Degree
3 2 (0.88%) PhD
3 2 (0.88%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.44%) CCNP
4 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.33%) GDPR
1 3 (1.33%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.88%) MiFID
3 1 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.44%) EMIR
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.44%) Ambari
1 1 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (13.72%) Adobe
2 7 (3.10%) Oracle
3 3 (1.33%) IBM
3 3 (1.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.33%) TIBCO
4 2 (0.88%) Apple
4 2 (0.88%) Google
4 2 (0.88%) Informatica
4 2 (0.88%) JD Edwards
4 2 (0.88%) Nokia
4 2 (0.88%) SAP
4 2 (0.88%) Teradata
5 1 (0.44%) Actix
5 1 (0.44%) Aruba
5 1 (0.44%) ATG
5 1 (0.44%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.44%) Huawei
5 1 (0.44%) hybris
5 1 (0.44%) McAfee
5 1 (0.44%) Perforce