The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Designer
Rank 197 227 227
Rank change year-on-year
+30 0
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.041% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.044% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Designer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5314 6820 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.89% 92.59% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3846 5000 5346
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 147 170
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Lead Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Designer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Lead Designer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Designer across the City of London region.

Lead Designer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Lead Designer
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Lead Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Lead Designer in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Lead Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Lead Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ATM
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle