The median contractor rate for a Senior Designer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 496 557 555
Rank change year-on-year +61 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 111 94 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 71 36
Median daily rate £440 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +10.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £514 £525
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
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

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 30 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 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
England +48 106 £440 -2.22% 24
London -7 55 £425 -5.55% 8
South West +10 19 £410 -1.85% 5
Luton +7 14 £500 -
Bedfordshire +6 14 £500 -13.04%
East of England +5 14 £500 +17.64% 1
Bristol -3 12 £410 -1.85% 1
Yorkshire +31 8 £388 -13.88% 5
South East +33 7 £541 - 2
City of London -7 7 £419 -6.94% 1
Leeds - 6 £388 - 4
West Yorkshire - 6 £388 - 4
Glasgow - 4 £375 -
Scotland - 4 £375 -
North West +24 2 £420 +110.00% 1
West Sussex - 2 £600 -
East Sussex - 2 £531 -
Worthing - 2 £600 -
Berkshire +19 1 £495 -
Manchester +13 1 £420 +110.00% 1
Wiltshire +4 1 - - 3
Croydon -1 1 £488 +5.40%
Buckinghamshire -17 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £495 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Hove - 1 £588 -
Brighton - 1 £475 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - - 3

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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 featuring Senior Designer in the job title.

1 113 (57.07%) User Experience
2 63 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (29.29%) Wireframes
4 43 (21.72%) Finance
5 32 (16.16%) Visualisation
5 32 (16.16%) Data Visualisation
6 31 (15.66%) Retail
7 29 (14.65%) HTML
8 27 (13.64%) E-Commerce
9 26 (13.13%) Prototyping
10 25 (12.63%) CSS
11 22 (11.11%) Axure RP
12 21 (10.61%) Business Development
12 21 (10.61%) Photoshop
13 20 (10.10%) Android
13 20 (10.10%) Apple iOS
14 19 (9.60%) Adobe
15 18 (9.09%) Scrum
15 18 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
16 17 (8.59%) Banking
17 16 (8.08%) Degree
17 16 (8.08%) C#
17 16 (8.08%) SOAP
17 16 (8.08%) User Stories
18 15 (7.58%) OmniGraffle
19 14 (7.07%) SOA
20 13 (6.57%) Oracle
20 13 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
20 13 (6.57%) Microservices
21 12 (6.06%) REST

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 7 (3.54%) CMS
2 5 (2.53%) Confluence
3 3 (1.52%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.51%) JBoss
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (10.61%) Photoshop
2 18 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (7.58%) OmniGraffle
4 8 (4.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (3.54%) InVision
6 5 (2.53%) MS Visio
7 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (1.52%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (1.52%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (1.01%) Fireworks
9 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (1.01%) UXPin
10 1 (0.51%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 5 (2.53%) Basecamp
2 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.52%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.01%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.01%) Office 365
4 2 (1.01%) SaaS
5 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.53%) Internet
2 4 (2.02%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (1.52%) 2G
3 3 (1.52%) 3G
3 3 (1.52%) 4G
3 3 (1.52%) GSM
3 3 (1.52%) HSPA
3 3 (1.52%) LTE
3 3 (1.52%) WCDMA
3 3 (1.52%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.01%) HTTP
5 1 (0.51%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.51%) DNS
5 1 (0.51%) Firewall
5 1 (0.51%) IPv4
5 1 (0.51%) IPv6
5 1 (0.51%) SMS
5 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.51%) UTRAN
5 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.54%) DB2
3 6 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.02%) Big Data
4 4 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.52%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.01%) DataStage
6 2 (1.01%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.01%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.51%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.51%) MS Access
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (11.11%) Axure RP
2 9 (4.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 9 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.04%) Subversion
4 6 (3.03%) JIRA
5 5 (2.53%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.53%) Maven
6 3 (1.52%) Ant
6 3 (1.52%) Gradle
6 3 (1.52%) Hudson
7 2 (1.01%) ERwin
7 2 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.51%) git-flow
General
1 43 (21.72%) Finance
2 31 (15.66%) Retail
3 17 (8.59%) Banking
4 11 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.04%) Marketing
6 6 (3.03%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.52%) Legal
8 2 (1.01%) Games
8 2 (1.01%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.65%) HTML
2 25 (12.63%) CSS
3 16 (8.08%) SOAP
4 12 (6.06%) REST
5 11 (5.56%) HTML5
5 11 (5.56%) Spring
6 9 (4.55%) Material Design
7 8 (4.04%) CSS3
8 6 (3.03%) XML
9 4 (2.02%) .NET
9 4 (2.02%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.02%) JSON
10 3 (1.52%) D3.js
10 3 (1.52%) Hibernate
10 3 (1.52%) J2EE
10 3 (1.52%) Java EE
10 3 (1.52%) Node.js
10 3 (1.52%) Play Framework
10 3 (1.52%) Protocol Buffers
10 3 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 113 (57.07%) User Experience
2 8 (4.04%) W3C
3 7 (3.54%) Graphic Design
4 6 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.53%) iPhone
6 4 (2.02%) iPad
7 3 (1.52%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.01%) Animation
8 2 (1.01%) Derivative
8 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.01%) Fintech
8 2 (1.01%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.01%) Motion Graphics
8 2 (1.01%) Social Media
8 2 (1.01%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.51%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.10%) Android
1 20 (10.10%) Apple iOS
2 7 (3.54%) Unix
3 4 (2.02%) Linux
4 3 (1.52%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.01%) Windows
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (29.29%) Wireframes
3 32 (16.16%) Data Visualisation
3 32 (16.16%) Visualisation
4 27 (13.64%) E-Commerce
5 26 (13.13%) Prototyping
6 21 (10.61%) Business Development
7 18 (9.09%) Scrum
8 16 (8.08%) User Stories
9 14 (7.07%) SOA
10 13 (6.57%) Microservices
10 13 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (6.06%) Project Management
12 11 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (4.55%) Analytics
13 9 (4.55%) Service Design
13 9 (4.55%) Web Design
14 8 (4.04%) Front End Development
15 7 (3.54%) Mentoring
15 7 (3.54%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.08%) C#
2 12 (6.06%) C++
2 12 (6.06%) Java
2 12 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.54%) SQL
4 3 (1.52%) Scala
4 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.01%) C
6 1 (0.51%) COBOL
6 1 (0.51%) JCL
6 1 (0.51%) Python
6 1 (0.51%) VB
6 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (8.08%) Degree
2 2 (1.01%) Master's Degree
2 2 (1.01%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.51%) CCIE
3 1 (0.51%) CCNA
3 1 (0.51%) CCNP
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.51%) HNC
3 1 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.53%) WCAG
2 4 (2.02%) QA
3 3 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.52%) EMIR
3 3 (1.52%) MiFID
4 2 (1.01%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (9.60%) Adobe
2 13 (6.57%) Oracle
3 6 (3.03%) IBM
3 6 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.53%) Cloudera
5 3 (1.52%) Actix
5 3 (1.52%) Google
5 3 (1.52%) Perforce
5 3 (1.52%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.01%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.01%) Apple
6 2 (1.01%) CA
6 2 (1.01%) Cisco
6 2 (1.01%) ClickTale
6 2 (1.01%) Embarcadero
6 2 (1.01%) Informatica
6 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.01%) SAP
6 2 (1.01%) Talend
6 2 (1.01%) Vertica
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