The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Designer
Rank 558 531 527
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 34 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.042% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.045% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £519 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.89% +9.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £415 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £718 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £473
% change year-on-year
- +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47128 44016 44499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.58% 92.83% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30301 27208 25510
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1945 1919 2403
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Lead Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Lead Designer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Lead Designer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Lead Designer Daily Rate Trend in England

Lead Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Designer across the England region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Lead Designer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Lead Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Lead Designer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Lead Designer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Designer within the England region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 27 £400 -42.85% 3
South East - 4 £675 - 2
North West -8 1 £363 -23.68%
Yorkshire -9 1 £400 -11.11%
East of England -11 1 £400 -
South West -30 1 £550 +37.50% 1
East Midlands - - - -
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Lead Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 42 (70.00%) User Experience
2 23 (38.33%) HTML
3 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (26.67%) CSS
5 14 (23.33%) Photoshop
5 14 (23.33%) Apple iOS
6 13 (21.67%) Axure RP
6 13 (21.67%) Marketing
7 12 (20.00%) Social Media
8 11 (18.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (18.33%) Mobile App
9 10 (16.67%) Android
10 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
11 8 (13.33%) Finance
12 7 (11.67%) HTML5
13 6 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
14 5 (8.33%) SQL
14 5 (8.33%) Web Services
14 5 (8.33%) Usability Testing
15 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
15 4 (6.67%) UX Design
15 4 (6.67%) Sencha
15 4 (6.67%) Node.js
15 4 (6.67%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (6.67%) Rapid Prototyping
15 4 (6.67%) Adobe
15 4 (6.67%) Objective-C
15 4 (6.67%) VMware
15 4 (6.67%) Apache Cordova
15 4 (6.67%) Sencha Touch

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 4 (6.67%) Node.js
2 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Photoshop
2 11 (18.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (6.67%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.67%) MS Office
4 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) SAP CO
1 2 (3.33%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (3.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Intranet
2 2 (3.33%) LAN
2 2 (3.33%) WAN
2 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Couchbase
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Axure RP
2 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.67%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 13 (21.67%) Marketing
2 8 (13.33%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Publishing
3 3 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Advertising
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.33%) HTML
2 16 (26.67%) CSS
3 7 (11.67%) HTML5
4 5 (8.33%) Web Services
5 4 (6.67%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (6.67%) Sencha Touch
6 2 (3.33%) WCF
6 2 (3.33%) .NET
6 2 (3.33%) Middleware
7 1 (1.67%) Sass
7 1 (1.67%) Flash
7 1 (1.67%) XML
7 1 (1.67%) REST
7 1 (1.67%) CSS3
7 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 42 (70.00%) User Experience
2 12 (20.00%) Social Media
3 11 (18.33%) Mobile App
4 6 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (3.33%) W3C
6 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) DTV
6 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.67%) FMCG
6 1 (1.67%) iPhone
6 1 (1.67%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.67%) Psychology
6 1 (1.67%) Tandem
6 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Apple iOS
2 10 (16.67%) Android
3 2 (3.33%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (8.33%) Usability Testing
3 4 (6.67%) UX Design
3 4 (6.67%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.33%) Web Development
5 2 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (3.33%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.33%) SEO
5 2 (3.33%) Workflow
5 2 (3.33%) User Stories
5 2 (3.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (3.33%) People Management
5 2 (3.33%) Line Management
5 2 (3.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.67%) Coaching
6 1 (1.67%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (8.33%) SQL
3 4 (6.67%) Objective-C
4 2 (3.33%) C#
4 2 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) CCA
3 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Sencha
1 4 (6.67%) Adobe
1 4 (6.67%) VMware
2 3 (5.00%) SAP
3 2 (3.33%) F5
3 2 (3.33%) Cisco
3 2 (3.33%) HP
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) Metastorm
4 1 (1.67%) Teradata
4 1 (1.67%) Lotus
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) Google
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