The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Designer
Rank 574 538 557
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 19 30 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.059% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.064% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 19
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £325 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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
England -36 18 £438 -2.77% 14
London +7 13 £425 -5.55% 7
South East -12 4 £450 - 4
Surrey - 4 £450 - 1
Egham - 2 £450 - 1
City of London +15 1 - - 2
Scotland -23 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 1
Dundee - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

Lead Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (32.61%) HTML
2 11 (23.91%) CSS
3 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.39%) Axure RP
5 7 (15.22%) SQL
6 6 (13.04%) Java
6 6 (13.04%) Adobe
6 6 (13.04%) HTML5
6 6 (13.04%) Apple iOS
6 6 (13.04%) Marketing
7 5 (10.87%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (10.87%) Mobile App
7 5 (10.87%) Photoshop
8 4 (8.70%) Finance
8 4 (8.70%) Objective-C
8 4 (8.70%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (8.70%) Web Services
8 4 (8.70%) SAP
8 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.70%) SOA
8 4 (8.70%) Apache Cordova
8 4 (8.70%) Sencha Touch
8 4 (8.70%) Sencha
8 4 (8.70%) Node.js
8 4 (8.70%) Information Architecture
8 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
8 4 (8.70%) Network Design
9 3 (6.52%) Android
9 3 (6.52%) iPhone
9 3 (6.52%) jQuery

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (8.70%) Node.js
2 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Photoshop
1 5 (10.87%) OmniGraffle
2 4 (8.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (4.35%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (4.35%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Firewall
2 1 (2.17%) ATM
2 1 (2.17%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.17%) SAP BI
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Axure RP
2 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (13.04%) Marketing
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) HTML
2 11 (23.91%) CSS
3 6 (13.04%) HTML5
4 4 (8.70%) Web Services
4 4 (8.70%) Sencha Touch
4 4 (8.70%) Apache Cordova
5 3 (6.52%) jQuery
5 3 (6.52%) Flash
6 2 (4.35%) Ajax
6 2 (4.35%) .NET
7 1 (2.17%) CSS3
7 1 (2.17%) Java EE
7 1 (2.17%) Sass
7 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.52%) iPhone
3 2 (4.35%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.35%) Social Media
3 2 (4.35%) Graphic Design
3 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.17%) W3C
4 1 (2.17%) DTV
4 1 (2.17%) Psychology
4 1 (2.17%) FMCG
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.52%) Android
3 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
1 4 (8.70%) SOA
1 4 (8.70%) Network Design
1 4 (8.70%) Information Architecture
2 3 (6.52%) Usability Testing
2 3 (6.52%) Workflow
2 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
3 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (4.35%) B2B
3 2 (4.35%) User Experience Design
3 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
3 2 (4.35%) Use Case
3 2 (4.35%) Online Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (2.17%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (2.17%) Analytics
4 1 (2.17%) User Stories
4 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (2.17%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 7 (15.22%) SQL
3 6 (13.04%) Java
4 4 (8.70%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.17%) R
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) CCA
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Adobe
2 4 (8.70%) SAP
2 4 (8.70%) Sencha
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 3 (6.52%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Teradata
4 1 (2.17%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) Lotus
4 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
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