The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Designer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Designer
Rank 557 543 539
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 35 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.053% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.057% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 12
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£400 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £700 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £425 £473
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -10.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Lead Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lead Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Designer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Lead Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Lead Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Lead Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Designer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
England -22 32 £400 -20.00% 3
London +23 23 £400 -38.46% 2
City of London +6 7 £375 -45.45%
South West -24 4 £525 +31.25%
Swindon -8 3 £525 +31.25%
Wiltshire -12 3 £525 +31.25%
South East -28 3 £450 +12.50%
Berkshire - 3 £450 -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - -
Windsor - - - -
York - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Lead Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (61.90%) User Experience
2 22 (34.92%) HTML
3 18 (28.57%) CSS
3 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.22%) Photoshop
5 13 (20.63%) Axure RP
6 12 (19.05%) Social Media
6 12 (19.05%) Marketing
7 11 (17.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (17.46%) Finance
7 11 (17.46%) Apple iOS
8 10 (15.87%) Android
9 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
9 8 (12.70%) Mobile App
10 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 7 (11.11%) Usability Testing
11 6 (9.52%) Rapid Prototyping
11 6 (9.52%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
12 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.94%) Banking
13 4 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
13 4 (6.35%) VMware
13 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
13 4 (6.35%) UX Design
13 4 (6.35%) Oracle
13 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (6.35%) Unified Communications
14 3 (4.76%) Risk Management
14 3 (4.76%) Telecoms

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Photoshop
2 11 (17.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (3.17%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.59%) MS Office
4 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.59%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.59%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Unified Communications
2 3 (4.76%) Network Security
2 3 (4.76%) LAN
2 3 (4.76%) WAN
2 3 (4.76%) Intranet
3 2 (3.17%) PBX
3 2 (3.17%) VoIP
3 2 (3.17%) DPNSS
3 2 (3.17%) QSIG
3 2 (3.17%) Firewall
3 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.59%) IPsec
4 1 (1.59%) H.323
4 1 (1.59%) Internet
4 1 (1.59%) MPLS
4 1 (1.59%) OSPF
4 1 (1.59%) BGP
4 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.59%) VPN
4 1 (1.59%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) DB2
2 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.59%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 12 (19.05%) Marketing
2 11 (17.46%) Finance
3 5 (7.94%) Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.76%) Publishing
4 3 (4.76%) Billing
5 2 (3.17%) Legal
6 1 (1.59%) Advertising
6 1 (1.59%) Law
6 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.92%) HTML
2 18 (28.57%) CSS
3 3 (4.76%) .NET
3 3 (4.76%) HTML5
4 2 (3.17%) WCF
4 2 (3.17%) Middleware
5 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.59%) Web Services
5 1 (1.59%) XML
5 1 (1.59%) Flash
5 1 (1.59%) WPF
5 1 (1.59%) REST
5 1 (1.59%) CSS3
5 1 (1.59%) Sass
5 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (61.90%) User Experience
2 12 (19.05%) Social Media
3 8 (12.70%) Mobile App
4 6 (9.52%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.17%) IVR
6 2 (3.17%) W3C
6 2 (3.17%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.59%) Psychology
7 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.59%) Tandem
7 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Apple iOS
2 10 (15.87%) Android
3 2 (3.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Windows
4 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (11.11%) Usability Testing
3 6 (9.52%) Rapid Prototyping
4 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.35%) UX Design
5 4 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.76%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.76%) Network Management
7 2 (3.17%) User Stories
7 2 (3.17%) Line Management
7 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.17%) People Management
7 2 (3.17%) SEO
7 2 (3.17%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.17%) SOA
7 2 (3.17%) Web Accessibility
7 2 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.76%) C#
2 3 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) Degree
5 1 (1.59%) CCNP
5 1 (1.59%) CCA
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.59%) JNCIS
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle
1 4 (6.35%) VMware
2 3 (4.76%) Cisco
2 3 (4.76%) Adobe
3 2 (3.17%) HP
3 2 (3.17%) Avaya
3 2 (3.17%) F5
4 1 (1.59%) Google
4 1 (1.59%) Tandberg
4 1 (1.59%) Juniper
4 1 (1.59%) Informatica
4 1 (1.59%) Remedy
4 1 (1.59%) Metastorm
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) SAP
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