The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Designer
Rank 414 410 409
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 11 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.047% 0.055% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.060% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 10
Average daily rate
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£422 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £380 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £508 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Designer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21633 21832 22445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.16% 92.83% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15157 14952 15264
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 404 470
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Lead Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Lead Designer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Lead Designer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Lead Designer Daily Rate Trend in London

Lead Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Designer across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Lead Designer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Lead Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Lead Designer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Lead Designer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
City of London -6 4 £488 - 1
Lead Designer
England

Lead Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 8 (42.11%) User Experience
2 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 7 (36.84%) Adobe
3 5 (26.32%) CSS
3 5 (26.32%) HTML5
4 4 (21.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (21.05%) Flash
4 4 (21.05%) Photoshop
4 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
4 4 (21.05%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) Banking
5 3 (15.79%) Release Management
5 3 (15.79%) ActionScript
5 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (15.79%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
5 3 (15.79%) Axure RP
6 2 (10.53%) Silverlight
6 2 (10.53%) UX Design
6 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
6 2 (10.53%) FMCG
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
6 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) OLTP
6 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (10.53%) XML
6 2 (10.53%) OO

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Photoshop
1 4 (21.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (10.53%) InDesign
4 1 (5.26%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) PBX
1 1 (5.26%) VoIP
1 1 (5.26%) DPNSS
1 1 (5.26%) QSIG
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) OLTP
2 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Axure RP
2 1 (5.26%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
1 4 (21.05%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Automotive
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) CSS
2 5 (26.32%) HTML5
3 4 (21.05%) Flash
4 2 (10.53%) XML
4 2 (10.53%) Middleware
4 2 (10.53%) Silverlight
5 1 (5.26%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) User Experience
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.53%) FMCG
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (5.26%) DTV
4 1 (5.26%) IVR
4 1 (5.26%) Video Editing
4 1 (5.26%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
2 3 (15.79%) ETL
2 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (15.79%) Release Management
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
3 2 (10.53%) UX Design
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.53%) Data Management
3 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
3 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) OO
4 1 (5.26%) Content Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Industrial Design
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) SOA
4 1 (5.26%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) ActionScript
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Adobe
2 2 (10.53%) Informatica
2 2 (10.53%) InterSystems
3 1 (5.26%) ATG
3 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Netezza
3 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.26%) Facebook
3 1 (5.26%) Twitter
3 1 (5.26%) Avaya
3 1 (5.26%) SAP