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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Designer
Rank 382 375 353
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 16 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.076% 0.084% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.090% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £650 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.38% +67.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £338 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £720 £425
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
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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
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 30 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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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
City of London +10 5 £375 -45.45% 2
Ealing - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Lead Designer
England

Lead Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 32 (80.00%) User Experience
2 18 (45.00%) HTML
3 16 (40.00%) CSS
4 12 (30.00%) Photoshop
4 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (27.50%) Social Media
5 11 (27.50%) Axure RP
5 11 (27.50%) Marketing
6 10 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (25.00%) Apple iOS
7 9 (22.50%) Usability Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Android
8 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (17.50%) Rapid Prototyping
10 6 (15.00%) Mobile App
10 6 (15.00%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (15.00%) Finance
11 3 (7.50%) Intranet
11 3 (7.50%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
12 2 (5.00%) Metastorm
12 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
12 2 (5.00%) Graphic Design
12 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
12 2 (5.00%) UX Design
12 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
12 2 (5.00%) Oracle
12 2 (5.00%) Java
12 2 (5.00%) Linux
12 2 (5.00%) Firewall

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Photoshop
2 10 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (7.50%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Intranet
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Axure RP
General
1 11 (27.50%) Marketing
2 6 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Publishing
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) HTML
2 16 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) Flash
4 1 (2.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (80.00%) User Experience
2 11 (27.50%) Social Media
3 6 (15.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (15.00%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (5.00%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 9 (22.50%) Android
3 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Usability Testing
3 7 (17.50%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.00%) UX Design
4 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.00%) People Management
5 1 (2.50%) Customer Insight
5 1 (2.50%) Web Application Development
5 1 (2.50%) Analytics
5 1 (2.50%) User Stories
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (2.50%) Content Management
5 1 (2.50%) SEO
5 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.50%) B2B
5 1 (2.50%) B2C
5 1 (2.50%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (2.50%) Information Architecture
5 1 (2.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Metastorm
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle
1 2 (5.00%) VMware
1 2 (5.00%) F5
2 1 (2.50%) Adobe
2 1 (2.50%) Google