Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Designer was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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 > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 193 210
Rank change year-on-year -9 +17 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 15 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.26% 0.13% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.14% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
North West median daily rate £485 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% - -
England median daily rate £450 £425 £443
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.95% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
North West median hourly rate £31.50 - £16.00
10th Percentile £30.00 - £11.00
90th Percentile £33.00 - £21.00
England median hourly rate £31.50 - £26.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,433 5,121 5,603
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 95.17% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,438 3,258 3,584
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £250 £228 £225
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 285 245
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £18.04 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +0.22% -16.28%
10th Percentile £12.91 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.10 £53.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

Senior Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Designer in the North West

Senior Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Designer in the North West

Senior Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Designer in the North West over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Designer in the North West

Senior Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Designer in the North West

Senior Designer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. 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
Manchester - 8 £485 - 5
Cheshire -1 2 £575 +53.33% 1
Lancashire -24 1 £388 -18.42% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Senior Designer
England

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, Senior Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Senior Designer in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) User Experience
2 7 (46.67%) Wireframes
3 6 (40.00%) Adobe
4 5 (33.33%) Customer-Centricity
5 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (26.67%) Prototyping
5 4 (26.67%) Analytics
5 4 (26.67%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 4 (26.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (26.67%) Web Design
5 4 (26.67%) Usability Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Banking
5 4 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (20.00%) 3D Modelling
6 3 (20.00%) Smartphone
6 3 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (20.00%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (13.33%) Task Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Yarn
7 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
7 2 (13.33%) InVision
7 2 (13.33%) React
7 2 (13.33%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) gulp
7 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
7 2 (13.33%) Grunt

Senior Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) CATIA
1 2 (13.33%) Fireworks
1 2 (13.33%) InVision
1 2 (13.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (13.33%) Yarn
3 1 (6.67%) Slack
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Axure RP
1 2 (13.33%) Grunt
1 2 (13.33%) gulp
1 2 (13.33%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (13.33%) Mocha
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Ajax
1 2 (13.33%) Chai
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) CSS3
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) HTML5
1 2 (13.33%) jQuery
1 2 (13.33%) Node.js
1 2 (13.33%) React
1 2 (13.33%) Sass
1 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (6.67%) Angular 2
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) User Experience
2 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (20.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Wireframes
2 5 (33.33%) Customer-Centricity
3 4 (26.67%) Analytics
3 4 (26.67%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 4 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (26.67%) Prototyping
3 4 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) Usability Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Web Design
4 3 (20.00%) 3D Modelling
4 3 (20.00%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) CAD
5 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
5 2 (13.33%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Task Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) HNC
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Numerate Degree
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Adobe