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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Designer
Rank 526 506 495
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 29 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.063% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.068% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 5
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£438 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £700 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Designer
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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
42723 41204 38282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.58% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27234 25076 22174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1689 1858 2324
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 -8 18 £400 -38.46% 9
South West -16 4 £525 +31.25%
East of England - 3 - -
South East -22 2 £450 +12.50% 3
East Midlands - 2 £463 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Lead Designer
UK

Lead Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 36 (60.00%) User Experience
2 22 (36.67%) HTML
3 18 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (28.33%) CSS
5 14 (23.33%) Photoshop
6 13 (21.67%) Axure RP
7 12 (20.00%) Social Media
7 12 (20.00%) Marketing
8 11 (18.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (16.67%) Finance
9 10 (16.67%) Apple iOS
10 9 (15.00%) Android
10 9 (15.00%) Usability Testing
11 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
11 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
12 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (11.67%) Rapid Prototyping
13 6 (10.00%) Mobile App
13 6 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
14 4 (6.67%) Intranet
14 4 (6.67%) .NET
14 4 (6.67%) Oracle
14 4 (6.67%) C#
14 4 (6.67%) DV Cleared
14 4 (6.67%) VMware
14 4 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
14 4 (6.67%) WCF
14 4 (6.67%) Unified Communications
14 4 (6.67%) UX Design

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Photoshop
2 11 (18.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (5.00%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Intranet
1 4 (6.67%) Unified Communications
2 3 (5.00%) Network Security
2 3 (5.00%) LAN
2 3 (5.00%) WAN
3 2 (3.33%) Firewall
3 2 (3.33%) DPNSS
3 2 (3.33%) QSIG
3 2 (3.33%) PBX
3 2 (3.33%) VoIP
3 2 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.67%) IPsec
4 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.67%) VPN
4 1 (1.67%) MPLS
4 1 (1.67%) OSPF
4 1 (1.67%) BGP
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) IPv4
4 1 (1.67%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.67%) DB2
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (20.00%) Marketing
2 10 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Publishing
3 3 (5.00%) Billing
3 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 2 (3.33%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.67%) HTML
2 17 (28.33%) CSS
3 4 (6.67%) .NET
3 4 (6.67%) WCF
4 2 (3.33%) Middleware
4 2 (3.33%) WPF
4 2 (3.33%) HTML5
5 1 (1.67%) REST
5 1 (1.67%) CSS3
5 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.67%) Flash
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) Web Services
5 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (60.00%) User Experience
2 12 (20.00%) Social Media
3 6 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.33%) IVR
5 2 (3.33%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.67%) Psychology
6 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.67%) Tandem
6 1 (1.67%) Replication
6 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.67%) W3C
6 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 9 (15.00%) Android
3 2 (3.33%) UNIX
3 2 (3.33%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.00%) Usability Testing
3 7 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (11.67%) Rapid Prototyping
4 4 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (6.67%) UX Design
5 3 (5.00%) Network Management
5 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.00%) CRM
5 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.33%) SEO
6 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.33%) Data Management
6 2 (3.33%) Line Management
6 2 (3.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.33%) People Management
6 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.67%) MVVM
7 1 (1.67%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.67%) C#
3 3 (5.00%) Java
4 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Oracle
1 4 (6.67%) VMware
2 3 (5.00%) Adobe
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco
3 2 (3.33%) Metastorm
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) HP
3 2 (3.33%) Avaya
3 2 (3.33%) F5
4 1 (1.67%) Tandberg
4 1 (1.67%) Google
4 1 (1.67%) Remedy
4 1 (1.67%) Juniper