Period
to 6 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Designer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

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
UK
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 553 625 682
Rank change year-on-year +72 +57 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 141 254 219
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 192 176
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £310 £363 £325
90th Percentile £550 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £515 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +14.44% +8.43% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 57,945 91,787 96,663
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 94.67% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,812 60,811 63,700
Median daily rate £460 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £228 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,492 2,833 2,929
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +0.35% +0.73%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -

Senior Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Designer.

Daily rate trend for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Designer over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Senior Designer.

Hourly rate trend for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior Designer
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 6 April 2020. 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
England +70 130 £475 +5.56% 16
London +81 84 £475 +5.56% 5
UK excluding London +97 57 £515 +14.44% 11
North of England +72 26 £525 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +56 18 £473 +11.18%
Scotland +18 11 £353 -20.07%
Midlands +55 7 £438 -2.78% 3
West Midlands +48 7 £438 -2.78% 2
South East +81 6 £425 -10.53% 7
North East +39 6 £525 - 1
East of England +29 4 £550 +2.80%
South West +28 3 £650 +62.50%
North West +29 2 £575 +18.56%
Work from Home +10 1 £425 -19.05%

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 featuring Senior Designer in the job title.

1 93 (65.96%) User Experience
2 76 (53.90%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (45.39%) Prototyping
4 41 (29.08%) Finance
5 39 (27.66%) Service Design
6 36 (25.53%) Wireframes
7 34 (24.11%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 28 (19.86%) InVision
9 26 (18.44%) Sketch
10 23 (16.31%) Adobe
11 16 (11.35%) Public Sector
11 16 (11.35%) HTML
12 15 (10.64%) CSS
12 15 (10.64%) Marketing
12 15 (10.64%) Visualisation
13 14 (9.93%) Axure RP
13 14 (9.93%) Data Visualisation
13 14 (9.93%) Usability Testing
14 13 (9.22%) Analytics
14 13 (9.22%) Fintech
15 12 (8.51%) Collaborative Working
15 12 (8.51%) Content Strategy
15 12 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (8.51%) Information Architecture
15 12 (8.51%) Degree
15 12 (8.51%) E-Commerce
15 12 (8.51%) Benchmarking
16 11 (7.80%) Rapid Prototyping
16 11 (7.80%) SaaS
16 11 (7.80%) Decision-Making

Senior Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (2.84%) CMS
2 1 (0.71%) Confluence
2 1 (0.71%) Drupal
Applications
1 28 (19.86%) InVision
2 26 (18.44%) Sketch
3 9 (6.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (6.38%) Photoshop
4 8 (5.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (2.84%) Adobe XD
5 4 (2.84%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
6 3 (2.13%) Zeplin
7 2 (1.42%) Figma
8 1 (0.71%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.71%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.71%) InDesign
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.71%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.80%) SaaS
2 4 (2.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Azure
4 1 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.71%) GitHub
4 1 (0.71%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) Internet
2 3 (2.13%) Intranet
3 1 (0.71%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.71%) 4G
3 1 (0.71%) 5G
3 1 (0.71%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.71%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.71%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 14 (9.93%) Axure RP
2 3 (2.13%) Balsamiq
2 3 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (29.08%) Finance
2 16 (11.35%) Public Sector
3 15 (10.64%) Marketing
4 5 (3.55%) Legal
4 5 (3.55%) Publishing
5 4 (2.84%) Digital Economy
5 4 (2.84%) Games
5 4 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.13%) Banking
6 3 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.71%) Advertising
8 1 (0.71%) Automotive
8 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.71%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.35%) HTML
2 15 (10.64%) CSS
3 5 (3.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (0.71%) CSS3
4 1 (0.71%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (65.96%) User Experience
2 11 (7.80%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.26%) Video Editing
4 5 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.84%) HoloLens
5 4 (2.84%) Video\Live Streaming
6 3 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.13%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.42%) Animation
7 2 (1.42%) Motion Graphics
7 2 (1.42%) RIA
7 2 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.42%) VUI
8 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.71%) Derivative
8 1 (0.71%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.26%) Android
1 6 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.71%) Linux
2 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (53.90%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (45.39%) Prototyping
3 39 (27.66%) Service Design
4 36 (25.53%) Wireframes
5 34 (24.11%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 15 (10.64%) Visualisation
7 14 (9.93%) Data Visualisation
7 14 (9.93%) Usability Testing
8 13 (9.22%) Analytics
8 13 (9.22%) Fintech
9 12 (8.51%) Benchmarking
9 12 (8.51%) Collaborative Working
9 12 (8.51%) Content Strategy
9 12 (8.51%) E-Commerce
9 12 (8.51%) Information Architecture
9 12 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (7.80%) Decision-Making
10 11 (7.80%) Rapid Prototyping
11 10 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (7.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.38%) JavaScript
2 6 (4.26%) C#
3 2 (1.42%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (8.51%) Degree
2 10 (7.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (5.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.84%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.71%) VMware NSX
1 1 (0.71%) XenApp
1 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) Ansible
1 1 (0.71%) Puppet
1 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 23 (16.31%) Adobe
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.71%) Citrix
3 1 (0.71%) Databricks
3 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.71%) VMware