The median contractor rate for a Senior Designer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 372 389
Rank change year-on-year +15 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 55 56 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.27% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 47 22
Median daily rate £425 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +10.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £340 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £548
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 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Senior Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Designer in London

Senior Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Designer in London

Senior Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Designer in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Designer in London

Senior Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Designer in London

Senior Designer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 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
City of London -4 7 £419 -6.94% 1
Croydon 0 1 £488 +5.40%
Hounslow - 1 - -
Senior Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region featuring Senior Designer in the job title.

1 65 (62.50%) User Experience
2 42 (40.38%) Wireframes
3 28 (26.92%) Visualisation
3 28 (26.92%) Data Visualisation
4 27 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (25.96%) Retail
4 27 (25.96%) Finance
5 19 (18.27%) HTML
5 19 (18.27%) Business Development
6 18 (17.31%) Photoshop
7 17 (16.35%) Prototyping
7 17 (16.35%) CSS
7 17 (16.35%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (14.42%) Android
8 15 (14.42%) Adobe
9 14 (13.46%) Degree
9 14 (13.46%) Apple iOS
10 10 (9.62%) E-Commerce
11 9 (8.65%) Axure RP
11 9 (8.65%) HTML5
11 9 (8.65%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (8.65%) Material Design
12 8 (7.69%) W3C
13 7 (6.73%) Web Design
13 7 (6.73%) Banking
13 7 (6.73%) CSS3
13 7 (6.73%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 7 (6.73%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (5.77%) InVision
14 6 (5.77%) Subversion

Senior Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 5 (4.81%) Confluence
2 2 (1.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (17.31%) Photoshop
2 17 (16.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (6.73%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (5.77%) InVision
5 5 (4.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (4.81%) MS Visio
6 3 (2.88%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (2.88%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (1.92%) Fireworks
7 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (1.92%) UXPin
8 1 (0.96%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.81%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 5 (4.81%) Basecamp
2 2 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.92%) Office 365
2 2 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (0.96%) BGP
2 1 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.96%) Firewall
2 1 (0.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.96%) MPLS
2 1 (0.96%) OSPF
2 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.96%) VPLS
2 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.92%) Big Data
3 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.92%) DB2
3 2 (1.92%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.96%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Axure RP
2 7 (6.73%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (5.77%) JIRA
3 6 (5.77%) Subversion
4 2 (1.92%) ERwin
4 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.96%) Maven
General
1 27 (25.96%) Finance
1 27 (25.96%) Retail
2 7 (6.73%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Financial Institution
3 6 (5.77%) Marketing
4 3 (2.88%) Legal
5 2 (1.92%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.96%) Games
6 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.27%) HTML
2 17 (16.35%) CSS
3 9 (8.65%) HTML5
3 9 (8.65%) Material Design
4 7 (6.73%) CSS3
5 3 (2.88%) D3.js
5 3 (2.88%) SVG
6 2 (1.92%) Flash
6 2 (1.92%) Framer.js
6 2 (1.92%) Spring
7 1 (0.96%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.96%) Ajax
7 1 (0.96%) Akka
7 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.96%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.96%) Node.js
7 1 (0.96%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.96%) Web Services
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (62.50%) User Experience
2 8 (7.69%) W3C
3 6 (5.77%) Graphic Design
4 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.92%) Derivative
5 2 (1.92%) Fintech
5 2 (1.92%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.92%) iPad
5 2 (1.92%) iPhone
5 2 (1.92%) Market Risk
5 2 (1.92%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.96%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.96%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.42%) Android
2 14 (13.46%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.92%) Windows
3 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.96%) Linux
4 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.38%) Wireframes
2 28 (26.92%) Data Visualisation
2 28 (26.92%) Visualisation
3 27 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (18.27%) Business Development
5 17 (16.35%) Prototyping
6 10 (9.62%) E-Commerce
7 9 (8.65%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (6.73%) Web Design
9 5 (4.81%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 5 (4.81%) Mobile First
9 5 (4.81%) Service Design
9 5 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.81%) Validation
9 5 (4.81%) Waterfall
9 5 (4.81%) Workflow
10 4 (3.85%) Project Management
10 4 (3.85%) Scrum
10 4 (3.85%) Workflow Management
11 3 (2.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.88%) Java
3 2 (1.92%) SQL
4 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (13.46%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.96%) CCIE
3 1 (0.96%) CCNA
3 1 (0.96%) CCNP
3 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) WCAG
2 4 (3.85%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (0.96%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (14.42%) Adobe
2 5 (4.81%) Oracle
3 4 (3.85%) Cloudera
4 2 (1.92%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.92%) CA
4 2 (1.92%) Embarcadero
4 2 (1.92%) IBM
4 2 (1.92%) Informatica
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.92%) Talend
5 1 (0.96%) Apple
5 1 (0.96%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco
5 1 (0.96%) F5
5 1 (0.96%) Google
5 1 (0.96%) Juniper
5 1 (0.96%) Palo Alto
5 1 (0.96%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.96%) Vertica