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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Designer
Rank 565 549 519
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 15 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.053% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.057% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 15
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£475 £475 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £670 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £470 £418
% change year-on-year
+9.04% +12.57%
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
46773 47492 40766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.43% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28857 29311 23960
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1929 2115
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -1 7 £463 -2.63% 4
South East -21 3 £481 +16.66% 6
East Midlands - 3 £475 - 2
Yorkshire -18 1 - - 4
West Midlands - 1 - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
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UK

Lead Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (48.94%) User Experience
2 20 (42.55%) HTML
3 15 (31.91%) CSS
4 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
6 11 (23.40%) Axure RP
7 10 (21.28%) Photoshop
8 9 (19.15%) Usability Testing
9 8 (17.02%) Rapid Prototyping
10 7 (14.89%) Apple iOS
10 7 (14.89%) Finance
10 7 (14.89%) Marketing
10 7 (14.89%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (12.77%) Degree
11 6 (12.77%) Android
11 6 (12.77%) Social Media
12 5 (10.64%) Mobile App
12 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
12 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
12 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (10.64%) UNIX
12 5 (10.64%) .NET
12 5 (10.64%) CRM
13 4 (8.51%) C#
13 4 (8.51%) Oracle
13 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
13 4 (8.51%) SQL
13 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
13 4 (8.51%) Adobe
13 4 (8.51%) Data Management

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Photoshop
2 7 (14.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (4.26%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Unified Communications
2 3 (6.38%) Network Security
3 2 (4.26%) DPNSS
3 2 (4.26%) QSIG
3 2 (4.26%) PBX
3 2 (4.26%) VoIP
4 1 (2.13%) WAN
4 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.13%) VPN
4 1 (2.13%) IPv4
4 1 (2.13%) IPv6
4 1 (2.13%) Intranet
4 1 (2.13%) MPLS
4 1 (2.13%) OSPF
4 1 (2.13%) BGP
4 1 (2.13%) H.323
4 1 (2.13%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) IPsec
4 1 (2.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) Star Schema
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.13%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) RSpec
2 1 (2.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
1 7 (14.89%) Marketing
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Billing
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (42.55%) HTML
2 15 (31.91%) CSS
3 5 (10.64%) .NET
4 4 (8.51%) WCF
4 4 (8.51%) WPF
5 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.26%) XML
6 2 (4.26%) HTML5
7 1 (2.13%) CSS3
7 1 (2.13%) Backbone.js
7 1 (2.13%) Underscore.js
7 1 (2.13%) React
7 1 (2.13%) Flash
7 1 (2.13%) XHTML
7 1 (2.13%) jQuery
7 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (48.94%) User Experience
2 6 (12.77%) Social Media
3 5 (10.64%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.38%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (4.26%) IVR
5 2 (4.26%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.13%) Psychology
6 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.13%) Tandem
6 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.13%) W3C
6 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Apple iOS
2 6 (12.77%) Android
3 5 (10.64%) UNIX
4 2 (4.26%) Windows
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.15%) Usability Testing
3 8 (17.02%) Rapid Prototyping
4 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.64%) CRM
5 4 (8.51%) Data Management
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (6.38%) TOGAF
6 3 (6.38%) MVVM
6 3 (6.38%) Network Management
6 3 (6.38%) SOA
6 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
6 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.26%) ITIL
7 2 (4.26%) UX Design
8 1 (2.13%) Product Management
8 1 (2.13%) Data Mapping
8 1 (2.13%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
2 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
2 4 (8.51%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) Java
4 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) CCNP
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Adobe
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco
2 2 (4.26%) Avaya
3 1 (2.13%) Juniper
3 1 (2.13%) Informatica
3 1 (2.13%) Remedy
3 1 (2.13%) Metastorm
3 1 (2.13%) ATG
3 1 (2.13%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.13%) Google
3 1 (2.13%) Netezza
3 1 (2.13%) IronPort
3 1 (2.13%) Tandberg
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) Intel
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix