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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Designer
Rank 556 556 544
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 24 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.052% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.055% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 16
Average daily rate £460 £444 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £494 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.05% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Designer
UK

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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 15 £488 +30.00% 8
South East +3 2 £416 -7.66% 1
East Midlands -7 2 £425 -8.10%
North West - 2 £425 - 1
South West 0 1 - -
East of England -2 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £250 - 2
Lead Designer
UK

Lead Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (39.53%) User Experience
2 16 (37.21%) HTML
3 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
4 12 (27.91%) CSS
4 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (23.26%) Information Architecture
6 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
7 7 (16.28%) Banking
7 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
8 6 (13.95%) Finance
8 6 (13.95%) Adobe
9 5 (11.63%) Oracle
9 5 (11.63%) Web Analytics
9 5 (11.63%) QA
9 5 (11.63%) Analytics
9 5 (11.63%) Backbone.js
9 5 (11.63%) Node.js
10 4 (9.30%) User Stories
10 4 (9.30%) Degree
10 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Usability Testing
10 4 (9.30%) SQL
10 4 (9.30%) Flash
10 4 (9.30%) Unix
11 3 (6.98%) Java
11 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
11 3 (6.98%) MVC
11 3 (6.98%) Workflow
11 3 (6.98%) SAS

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (11.63%) Node.js
2 3 (6.98%) SAS
3 2 (4.65%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.33%) Confluence
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) Skype
1 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Axure RP
1 2 (4.65%) Bower
1 2 (4.65%) Grunt
1 2 (4.65%) gulp
1 2 (4.65%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Ant
2 1 (2.33%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.33%) EasyMock
2 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) JUnit
2 1 (2.33%) Maven
2 1 (2.33%) Subversion
2 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (16.28%) Banking
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (37.21%) HTML
2 12 (27.91%) CSS
3 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
4 5 (11.63%) Backbone.js
5 4 (9.30%) Flash
6 3 (6.98%) RESTful
7 2 (4.65%) .NET
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.65%) Dojo
7 2 (4.65%) Ember.js
7 2 (4.65%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (4.65%) WCF
7 2 (4.65%) Web Services
7 2 (4.65%) WPF
8 1 (2.33%) Ajax
8 1 (2.33%) EJB
8 1 (2.33%) J2EE
8 1 (2.33%) Spring
8 1 (2.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (39.53%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.33%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Unix
2 2 (4.65%) Android
2 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) AIX
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Solaris
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) Information Architecture
3 9 (20.93%) E-Commerce
4 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (11.63%) Analytics
5 5 (11.63%) Web Analytics
6 4 (9.30%) Usability Testing
6 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (9.30%) User Stories
7 3 (6.98%) CRM
7 3 (6.98%) Migration
7 3 (6.98%) MVC
7 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Workflow
8 2 (4.65%) ITIL
8 2 (4.65%) OO
8 2 (4.65%) Scrum
8 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.65%) TOGAF
8 2 (4.65%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 3 (6.98%) Java
3 3 (6.98%) Ruby
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) CCIE
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) PhD
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) VCP5
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Adobe
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco
4 2 (4.65%) Sencha
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.33%) Avaya
5 1 (2.33%) BroadVision
5 1 (2.33%) FatWire
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) Intel
5 1 (2.33%) Siebel
5 1 (2.33%) webMethods
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