The median contractor rate for a Senior Designer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Designer
England / London
Rank 354 368 344
Rank change year-on-year +14 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 48 51 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 42 45
Median daily rate £420 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £459 £450
% change year-on-year -12.80% +1.94%  
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 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 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +5 6 - -
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Osterley - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Senior Designer
England

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 56 (64.37%) User Experience
2 29 (33.33%) Wireframes
3 24 (27.59%) HTML
3 24 (27.59%) CSS
4 22 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (21.84%) Finance
6 18 (20.69%) Retail
7 16 (18.39%) Adobe Illustrator
7 16 (18.39%) Photoshop
8 12 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (13.79%) Prototyping
9 11 (12.64%) W3C
10 10 (11.49%) Business Development
10 10 (11.49%) Degree
10 10 (11.49%) Apple iOS
11 9 (10.34%) Data Visualisation
11 9 (10.34%) Axure RP
11 9 (10.34%) HTML5
11 9 (10.34%) Visualisation
11 9 (10.34%) InVision
11 9 (10.34%) Adobe
12 8 (9.20%) Banking
12 8 (9.20%) Android
12 8 (9.20%) CSS3
13 7 (8.05%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (8.05%) E-Commerce
14 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
14 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
14 6 (6.90%) Web Accessibility
14 6 (6.90%) Mobile First

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (4.60%) Confluence
2 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.30%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (18.39%) Adobe Illustrator
1 16 (18.39%) Photoshop
2 9 (10.34%) InVision
3 7 (8.05%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (4.60%) Fireworks
4 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (2.30%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (2.30%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (2.30%) MS Office
6 2 (2.30%) UXPin
7 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
7 1 (1.15%) Pixate
7 1 (1.15%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Basecamp
2 1 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) Office 365
2 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) SAN
2 1 (1.15%) BGP
2 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.15%) Firewall
2 1 (1.15%) MPLS
2 1 (1.15%) OSPF
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.15%) VPLS
2 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) Hadoop
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) Big Data
2 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.15%) DB2
3 1 (1.15%) Hazelcast
3 1 (1.15%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Axure RP
2 5 (5.75%) Subversion
3 4 (4.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (4.60%) JIRA
4 3 (3.45%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.30%) Maven
6 1 (1.15%) ERwin
6 1 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 19 (21.84%) Finance
2 18 (20.69%) Retail
3 8 (9.20%) Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Legal
4 3 (3.45%) Marketing
4 3 (3.45%) Publishing
4 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.15%) Back Office
6 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.59%) CSS
1 24 (27.59%) HTML
2 9 (10.34%) HTML5
3 8 (9.20%) CSS3
4 4 (4.60%) Flash
5 3 (3.45%) Ajax
5 3 (3.45%) Apache Flex
5 3 (3.45%) DHTML
5 3 (3.45%) Framer.js
5 3 (3.45%) Spring
5 3 (3.45%) SVG
6 2 (2.30%) Akka
6 2 (2.30%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.15%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.15%) J2EE
7 1 (1.15%) Material Design
7 1 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 56 (64.37%) User Experience
2 11 (12.64%) W3C
3 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.45%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.30%) Clustering
5 2 (2.30%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (2.30%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.30%) Interactive TV
5 2 (2.30%) Market Risk
5 2 (2.30%) Motion Graphics
5 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.15%) Derivative
6 1 (1.15%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.15%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.15%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.49%) Apple iOS
2 8 (9.20%) Android
3 5 (5.75%) Windows
4 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.30%) Linux
5 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.33%) Wireframes
2 22 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.79%) Prototyping
3 12 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
4 10 (11.49%) Business Development
5 9 (10.34%) Data Visualisation
5 9 (10.34%) Visualisation
6 7 (8.05%) E-Commerce
7 6 (6.90%) Mobile First
7 6 (6.90%) Web Accessibility
8 5 (5.75%) Data Architecture
8 5 (5.75%) Data Mapping
8 5 (5.75%) Service Design
8 5 (5.75%) Use Case
8 5 (5.75%) Validation
8 5 (5.75%) Web Design
9 4 (4.60%) Information Architecture
9 4 (4.60%) Product Management
9 4 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.60%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.75%) JavaScript
2 4 (4.60%) Java
3 3 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Degree
2 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) CCIE
3 1 (1.15%) CCNA
3 1 (1.15%) CCNP
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) WCAG
2 4 (4.60%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (2.30%) SCCM
1 2 (2.30%) SCOM
1 2 (2.30%) SCOrch
1 2 (2.30%) Simpana
2 1 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.15%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (10.34%) Adobe
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.45%) Cisco
3 3 (3.45%) Cloudera
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle
4 2 (2.30%) CommVault
4 2 (2.30%) EMC
4 2 (2.30%) HP
4 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.30%) VMware
5 1 (1.15%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.15%) Apple
5 1 (1.15%) CA
5 1 (1.15%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.15%) Embarcadero
5 1 (1.15%) Google
5 1 (1.15%) IBM
5 1 (1.15%) Informatica
5 1 (1.15%) Juniper
5 1 (1.15%) Talend
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