Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 663 683 713
Rank change year-on-year +20 +30 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 231 205 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 171 117
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £250
90th Percentile £574 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -9.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £16.00 £26.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.23% -10.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £26.77
% change year-on-year - -40.23% -

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Senior Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Designer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor 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 18 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
England +64 225 £456 +7.35% 18
London +17 135 £488 +8.33% 10
UK excluding London +32 93 £425 +6.25% 9
North of England +67 29 £425 +9.68% 2
South West +28 26 £363 -11.96%
East of England -8 14 £500 +172.11% 1
Yorkshire +16 12 £395 -9.71% 2
South East +11 12 £433 +8.13% 4
North East - 12 £500 -
Midlands -1 9 £463 +15.63% 1
West Midlands +11 8 £419 +4.69% 1
North West +23 5 £380 -1.94%
Scotland +2 5 £350 -8.20% 1
East Midlands +4 1 £475 -11.83%

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 featuring Senior Designer in the job title.

1 130 (56.28%) User Experience
2 97 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (32.03%) Finance
4 68 (29.44%) HTML
5 66 (28.57%) CSS
6 56 (24.24%) Wireframes
7 54 (23.38%) Prototyping
8 49 (21.21%) Banking
9 37 (16.02%) Axure RP
10 35 (15.15%) Degree
11 33 (14.29%) Service Design
12 31 (13.42%) E-Commerce
13 30 (12.99%) Adobe
14 26 (11.26%) Collaborative Working
15 24 (10.39%) Visualisation
16 23 (9.96%) Data Visualisation
17 22 (9.52%) Usability Testing
18 21 (9.09%) Photoshop
18 21 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
19 19 (8.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 18 (7.79%) Workflow
20 18 (7.79%) JavaScript
21 17 (7.36%) InVision
22 15 (6.49%) Analytics
23 14 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
24 13 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
24 13 (5.63%) Mobile App
25 12 (5.19%) User Stories
25 12 (5.19%) SOAP
26 11 (4.76%) C#

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 5 (2.16%) CMS
2 3 (1.30%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.87%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Confluence
4 1 (0.43%) IIS
4 1 (0.43%) JBoss
4 1 (0.43%) Marvel
4 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
1 21 (9.09%) Photoshop
2 19 (8.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 17 (7.36%) InVision
4 10 (4.33%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (2.60%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.43%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.43%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.43%) Edge Animate
7 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.43%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.30%) AMQP
1 3 (1.30%) Internet
2 2 (0.87%) 4G
2 2 (0.87%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (0.87%) Firewall
2 2 (0.87%) LDAP
3 1 (0.43%) 2G
3 1 (0.43%) 5G
3 1 (0.43%) ATM
3 1 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.43%) GSM
3 1 (0.43%) ISUP
3 1 (0.43%) LAN
3 1 (0.43%) MVNO
3 1 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.43%) SS7
3 1 (0.43%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (0.43%) VoLTE
3 1 (0.43%) VoWiFi
3 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.73%) Big Data
1 4 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (1.73%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.87%) Apache Hive
3 2 (0.87%) DataStage
3 2 (0.87%) DB2
3 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.87%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.87%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.43%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.43%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.43%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 37 (16.02%) Axure RP
2 4 (1.73%) JIRA
3 3 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.87%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.43%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.43%) Ant
5 1 (0.43%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.43%) git-flow
5 1 (0.43%) Gradle
5 1 (0.43%) Hudson
5 1 (0.43%) Maven
5 1 (0.43%) Subversion
5 1 (0.43%) webpack
General
1 74 (32.03%) Finance
2 49 (21.21%) Banking
3 11 (4.76%) Retail
4 10 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.46%) Marketing
6 5 (2.16%) Publishing
7 4 (1.73%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.30%) Advertising
9 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.87%) Games
9 2 (0.87%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
10 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (29.44%) HTML
2 66 (28.57%) CSS
3 12 (5.19%) SOAP
4 9 (3.90%) REST
5 4 (1.73%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.73%) RESTful
5 4 (1.73%) Web Services
5 4 (1.73%) XML
6 3 (1.30%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.30%) HTML5
6 3 (1.30%) JSON
6 3 (1.30%) MSMQ
6 3 (1.30%) Spring
7 2 (0.87%) Ajax
7 2 (0.87%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.87%) Java EE
7 2 (0.87%) JMS
7 2 (0.87%) Node.js
7 2 (0.87%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.87%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 130 (56.28%) User Experience
2 13 (5.63%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.46%) Graphic Design
4 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.16%) Fintech
4 5 (2.16%) Motion Graphics
5 4 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.87%) Animation
6 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.87%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.87%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.87%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (0.87%) SCORM
6 2 (0.87%) Social Media
6 2 (0.87%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.43%) Blog
7 1 (0.43%) IVR
7 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.03%) Android
2 6 (2.60%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.73%) Unix
4 2 (0.87%) Linux
5 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (24.24%) Wireframes
3 54 (23.38%) Prototyping
4 33 (14.29%) Service Design
5 31 (13.42%) E-Commerce
6 26 (11.26%) Collaborative Working
7 24 (10.39%) Visualisation
8 23 (9.96%) Data Visualisation
9 22 (9.52%) Usability Testing
10 18 (7.79%) Workflow
11 15 (6.49%) Analytics
12 14 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 12 (5.19%) User Stories
15 11 (4.76%) Front End Development
15 11 (4.76%) Information Architecture
15 11 (4.76%) Microservices
15 11 (4.76%) SOA
16 10 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (4.33%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.79%) JavaScript
2 11 (4.76%) C#
2 11 (4.76%) C++
3 9 (3.90%) Java
4 4 (1.73%) SQL
5 3 (1.30%) C
6 1 (0.43%) Scala
6 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (15.15%) Degree
2 4 (1.73%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.73%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.87%) Master's Degree
3 2 (0.87%) PhD
3 2 (0.87%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.43%) CCNP
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.30%) GDPR
1 3 (1.30%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.87%) MiFID
3 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.43%) EMIR
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.43%) Ambari
1 1 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (12.99%) Adobe
2 7 (3.03%) Oracle
3 3 (1.30%) Apple
3 3 (1.30%) IBM
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.30%) TIBCO
4 2 (0.87%) Google
4 2 (0.87%) Informatica
4 2 (0.87%) JD Edwards
4 2 (0.87%) Nokia
4 2 (0.87%) SAP
4 2 (0.87%) Teradata
5 1 (0.43%) Actix
5 1 (0.43%) ATG
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco
5 1 (0.43%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.43%) Huawei
5 1 (0.43%) hybris
5 1 (0.43%) McAfee
5 1 (0.43%) Perforce