The median contractor rate for a Senior Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Designer
UK
Rank 503 538 516
Rank change year-on-year +35 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Designer 83 92 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 62 60
Median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £333 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £623 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -13.51% +2.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £20.00

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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 +42 80 £400 -11.60% 20
London +6 45 £410 -8.88% 10
South East +22 18 £425 -11.68% 4
Berkshire +25 7 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £450 -21.73%
Bracknell +6 6 £400 -
City of London -3 6 - - 1
Milton Keynes 0 5 £450 -21.73%
North West +34 4 £350 +40.00%
Bristol +5 4 £400 -
South West +1 4 £400 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £456 - 1
Surrey +15 3 £500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +6 3 - -
Nottingham +6 3 - -
East Midlands -1 3 - -
Sheffield - 3 £500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £500 - 1
Staines - 2 £500 -
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £313 -
Manchester - 2 £375 -
Scotland +28 1 £425 -5.55% 3
Hampshire +17 1 - - 3
North East -6 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -11 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 1 - -
East of England -15 1 £220 -60.88% 1
Glasgow - 1 £425 -
Osterley - 1 - -

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 104 (65.82%) User Experience
2 54 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (29.11%) Wireframes
4 42 (26.58%) HTML
5 35 (22.15%) CSS
6 32 (20.25%) Finance
7 24 (15.19%) Prototyping
8 23 (14.56%) Retail
9 21 (13.29%) Photoshop
10 20 (12.66%) Mobile App
11 18 (11.39%) Service Design
11 18 (11.39%) Apple iOS
11 18 (11.39%) Scrum
12 17 (10.76%) Adobe Illustrator
13 16 (10.13%) Axure RP
13 16 (10.13%) Android
14 15 (9.49%) Banking
14 15 (9.49%) Degree
14 15 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (8.86%) Adobe
15 14 (8.86%) Responsive Web Design
16 12 (7.59%) OmniGraffle
17 11 (6.96%) W3C
17 11 (6.96%) Web Design
17 11 (6.96%) E-Commerce
17 11 (6.96%) Business Development
18 10 (6.33%) Visualisation
18 10 (6.33%) HTML5
18 10 (6.33%) Data Visualisation
19 9 (5.70%) Rapid Prototyping

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (5.06%) CMS
2 4 (2.53%) Confluence
2 4 (2.53%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (13.29%) Photoshop
2 17 (10.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (7.59%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (5.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (5.70%) InVision
5 5 (3.16%) MS Office
6 4 (2.53%) Fireworks
6 4 (2.53%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.27%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (1.27%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
7 2 (1.27%) UXPin
8 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.63%) Pixate
8 1 (0.63%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.53%) Basecamp
2 3 (1.90%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.27%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.43%) Internet
2 2 (1.27%) SAN
3 1 (0.63%) BGP
3 1 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.63%) DNS
3 1 (0.63%) Firewall
3 1 (0.63%) IPv4
3 1 (0.63%) IPv6
3 1 (0.63%) MPLS
3 1 (0.63%) Network Security
3 1 (0.63%) OSPF
3 1 (0.63%) SMS
3 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.63%) VPLS
3 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.16%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.53%) Big Data
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.27%) DB2
4 2 (1.27%) Hazelcast
4 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (10.13%) Axure RP
2 6 (3.80%) JIRA
3 5 (3.16%) Subversion
4 4 (2.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (1.90%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.90%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.90%) Maven
6 1 (0.63%) ERwin
6 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 32 (20.25%) Finance
2 23 (14.56%) Retail
3 15 (9.49%) Banking
4 6 (3.80%) Electronics
4 6 (3.80%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.80%) Marketing
4 6 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.53%) Legal
6 3 (1.90%) Publishing
6 3 (1.90%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Games
8 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (26.58%) HTML
2 35 (22.15%) CSS
3 10 (6.33%) HTML5
4 8 (5.06%) CSS3
5 7 (4.43%) Spring
6 4 (2.53%) .NET
6 4 (2.53%) DHTML
6 4 (2.53%) Flash
7 3 (1.90%) Ajax
7 3 (1.90%) Apache Flex
7 3 (1.90%) Framer.js
7 3 (1.90%) J2EE
7 3 (1.90%) SVG
8 2 (1.27%) Akka
8 2 (1.27%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.27%) JSP
8 2 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.63%) Struts
9 1 (0.63%) Web Services
9 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (65.82%) User Experience
2 20 (12.66%) Mobile App
3 11 (6.96%) W3C
4 8 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.16%) iPhone
6 4 (2.53%) iPad
6 4 (2.53%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.90%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.90%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.27%) Animation
8 2 (1.27%) Clustering
8 2 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.27%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.27%) Interactive TV
8 2 (1.27%) Motion Graphics
8 2 (1.27%) Social Media
8 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.39%) Apple iOS
2 16 (10.13%) Android
3 4 (2.53%) Windows
4 3 (1.90%) Linux
5 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.11%) Wireframes
3 24 (15.19%) Prototyping
4 18 (11.39%) Scrum
4 18 (11.39%) Service Design
5 15 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (8.86%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (6.96%) Business Development
7 11 (6.96%) E-Commerce
7 11 (6.96%) Web Design
8 10 (6.33%) Data Visualisation
8 10 (6.33%) Visualisation
9 9 (5.70%) Rapid Prototyping
9 9 (5.70%) Validation
10 8 (5.06%) Front End Development
11 7 (4.43%) Project Management
11 7 (4.43%) Use Case
12 6 (3.80%) Information Architecture
12 6 (3.80%) Web Accessibility
12 6 (3.80%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.06%) Java
1 8 (5.06%) JavaScript
2 4 (2.53%) C#
2 4 (2.53%) SQL
3 1 (0.63%) COBOL
3 1 (0.63%) JCL
3 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (9.49%) Degree
2 8 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) CCIE
4 1 (0.63%) CCNA
4 1 (0.63%) CCNP
4 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) HNC
4 1 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.16%) WCAG
2 4 (2.53%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (2.53%) Firmware
2 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (1.27%) SCCM
1 2 (1.27%) SCOM
1 2 (1.27%) SCOrch
1 2 (1.27%) Simpana
2 1 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (8.86%) Adobe
2 7 (4.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.80%) Oracle
4 4 (2.53%) Cisco
4 4 (2.53%) Cloudera
4 4 (2.53%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.90%) SAP
6 2 (1.27%) ClickTale
6 2 (1.27%) CommVault
6 2 (1.27%) EMC
6 2 (1.27%) Google
6 2 (1.27%) HP
6 2 (1.27%) IBM
6 2 (1.27%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.27%) Vertica
6 2 (1.27%) VMware
7 1 (0.63%) Monetate
7 1 (0.63%) Optimizely
7 1 (0.63%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.63%) Talend
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