The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Lead Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Designer
Rank 639 590 598
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 17 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.068% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.072% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 12
Median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £378 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £475 £473
% change year-on-year
-7.36% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Lead Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Lead Designer in the job title.

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 27 May 2016.

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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 12 £513 +7.89% 16
London -8 7 £538 +19.44% 10
Scotland -19 5 £513 -6.81%
Edinburgh -4 3 - -
East Midlands +11 2 £575 +27.77%
Glasgow -2 2 £513 -6.81%
City of London +34 1 £550 +12.82% 3
Birmingham +4 1 £325 -13.33% 1
Nottingham -3 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -3 1 - -
West Midlands -11 1 £325 -13.33% 1
East of England - 1 £425 -
North West - 1 £440 - 2
Cheshire - 1 £440 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £575 -
Luton - 1 £425 -
Warrington - 1 £440 -
Northampton - 1 £575 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -

Lead Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Lead Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Lead Designer in the job title.

1 19 (46.34%) User Experience
2 13 (31.71%) Finance
3 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (19.51%) Wireframes
5 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (17.07%) Banking
5 7 (17.07%) HTML
5 7 (17.07%) CSS
5 7 (17.07%) Information Architecture
6 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.20%) Adobe
7 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
8 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
8 4 (9.76%) Usability Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Axure RP
8 4 (9.76%) AngularJS
8 4 (9.76%) Ab Initio
9 3 (7.32%) VMware
9 3 (7.32%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (7.32%) Scrum
9 3 (7.32%) Validation
9 3 (7.32%) Migration
9 3 (7.32%) Retail
9 3 (7.32%) JIRA
9 3 (7.32%) SAS
9 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
9 3 (7.32%) Java
9 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
9 3 (7.32%) DB2

Lead Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.32%) SAS
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (4.88%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (4.88%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) DHCP
1 1 (2.44%) DNS
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
1 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) DB2
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (2.44%) QlikView
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Axure RP
2 3 (7.32%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 2 (4.88%) Publishing
5 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) CSS
1 7 (17.07%) HTML
2 4 (9.76%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (4.88%) HTML5
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
5 1 (2.44%) CSS3
5 1 (2.44%) Flash
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) Material Design
5 1 (2.44%) RequireJS
5 1 (2.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 19 (46.34%) User Experience
2 3 (7.32%) Fintech
3 2 (4.88%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.88%) Data Extraction
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) Social Media
3 2 (4.88%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) AIX
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
1 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.44%) Android
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Unix
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.51%) Wireframes
3 7 (17.07%) Information Architecture
3 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.76%) Usability Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Analytics
6 3 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.32%) Migration
6 3 (7.32%) Scrum
6 3 (7.32%) Validation
7 2 (4.88%) Data Visualisation
7 2 (4.88%) Front End Development
7 2 (4.88%) Infographics
7 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (4.88%) Use Case
8 1 (2.44%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.32%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
1 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Adobe
2 4 (9.76%) Ab Initio
3 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) VMware
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) IBM
4 2 (4.88%) webMethods
5 1 (2.44%) Google
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Sitecore
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago