Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Designer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 504 498 521
Rank change year-on-year -6 +23 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 135 110 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 96 66
London median daily rate £488 £450 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +8.11% -2.06%
10th Percentile £294 £319 £250
90th Percentile £575 £600 £569
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Senior Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
Central London +16 35 £525 +16.67% 4
South London - 6 £550 -
West London -5 4 £415 +12.54% 2
East London - 1 £525 - 2
Senior Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region featuring Senior Designer in the job title.

1 85 (62.96%) User Experience
2 54 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (39.26%) Finance
4 45 (33.33%) Wireframes
5 41 (30.37%) HTML
5 41 (30.37%) Banking
6 39 (28.89%) CSS
7 38 (28.15%) Prototyping
8 31 (22.96%) Axure RP
9 28 (20.74%) Adobe
10 23 (17.04%) Visualisation
11 22 (16.30%) Data Visualisation
12 20 (14.81%) Service Design
12 20 (14.81%) Adobe Illustrator
13 19 (14.07%) Photoshop
14 18 (13.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 17 (12.59%) E-Commerce
15 17 (12.59%) Workflow
16 16 (11.85%) InVision
17 13 (9.63%) Responsive Web Design
17 13 (9.63%) Degree
18 11 (8.15%) Mobile App
19 10 (7.41%) Typography
20 9 (6.67%) Information Architecture
20 9 (6.67%) Usability Testing
21 8 (5.93%) Retail
21 8 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
21 8 (5.93%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
21 8 (5.93%) Analytics
22 7 (5.19%) OmniGraffle

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 2 (1.48%) CMS
1 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.74%) IIS
2 1 (0.74%) Marvel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (14.81%) Adobe Illustrator
2 19 (14.07%) Photoshop
3 18 (13.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 16 (11.85%) InVision
5 7 (5.19%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (4.44%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.74%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.74%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.74%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.74%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (0.74%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.48%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (1.48%) Spatial Data
2 1 (0.74%) Big Data
2 1 (0.74%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.74%) DB2
2 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.74%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 31 (22.96%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (1.48%) JIRA
3 1 (0.74%) Ant
3 1 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.74%) Gradle
3 1 (0.74%) Hudson
3 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.74%) Maven
General
1 53 (39.26%) Finance
2 41 (30.37%) Banking
3 8 (5.93%) Retail
4 5 (3.70%) Marketing
4 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.22%) Advertising
5 3 (2.22%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.48%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (30.37%) HTML
2 39 (28.89%) CSS
3 2 (1.48%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.48%) HTML5
3 2 (1.48%) JSON
3 2 (1.48%) Material Design
3 2 (1.48%) Web Services
4 1 (0.74%) CSS3
4 1 (0.74%) jQuery
4 1 (0.74%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (0.74%) Sass
4 1 (0.74%) SOAP
4 1 (0.74%) Spring
4 1 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.74%) WPF
4 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 85 (62.96%) User Experience
2 11 (8.15%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.19%) Graphic Design
4 5 (3.70%) Fintech
4 5 (3.70%) Motion Graphics
5 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.48%) Animation
6 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.48%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.74%) IVR
7 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) RIA
7 1 (0.74%) Social Media
7 1 (0.74%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.74%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.44%) Android
1 6 (4.44%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (33.33%) Wireframes
3 38 (28.15%) Prototyping
4 23 (17.04%) Visualisation
5 22 (16.30%) Data Visualisation
6 20 (14.81%) Service Design
7 17 (12.59%) E-Commerce
7 17 (12.59%) Workflow
8 13 (9.63%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (7.41%) Typography
10 9 (6.67%) Information Architecture
10 9 (6.67%) Usability Testing
11 8 (5.93%) Analytics
11 8 (5.93%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
11 8 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.19%) Collaborative Working
12 7 (5.19%) Scrum
13 6 (4.44%) Line Management
13 6 (4.44%) Wealth Management
13 6 (4.44%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.96%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.22%) Java
3 2 (1.48%) SQL
4 1 (0.74%) C
4 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (9.63%) Degree
2 4 (2.96%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.48%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.48%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.48%) MiFID
1 2 (1.48%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.74%) EMIR
2 1 (0.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.74%) Ambari
1 1 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 28 (20.74%) Adobe
2 2 (1.48%) Apple
2 2 (1.48%) Google
3 1 (0.74%) ATG
3 1 (0.74%) Cloudera
3 1 (0.74%) Hortonworks
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle
3 1 (0.74%) Perforce
3 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
3 1 (0.74%) TIBCO
3 1 (0.74%) WSO2