The median contractor rate for a Senior Designer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 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 / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 164 148
Rank change year-on-year +24 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.068% 0.027% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.028% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £420 £200 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +110.00% -55.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £418 £413
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2764 3554 3498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.76% 94.75% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 2206 2024
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 132 197
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 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 3 months to 26 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
Manchester +13 1 £420 +110.00% 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Senior Designer
England

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region featuring Senior Designer in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) CMS
2 2 (33.33%) Wireframes
2 2 (33.33%) Social Media
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Graphic Design
3 1 (16.67%) Copywriting
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) SEO
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (16.67%) Axure RP
3 1 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 1 (16.67%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
3 1 (16.67%) Quantitative Research
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (16.67%) Qualitative Research
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management

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 2 (33.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) OmniGraffle
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) Social Media
3 1 (16.67%) Graphic Design
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Content Management
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Wireframes
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Copywriting
2 1 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
2 1 (16.67%) Qualitative Research
2 1 (16.67%) Quantitative Research
2 1 (16.67%) SEO
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Visualisation