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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Designer
Rank 611 637 611
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 36 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.050% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.053% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 19
Median daily rate £500 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.95% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £333 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.96 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.96 -

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
50050 55150 53908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 95.01% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32734 35266 32824
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1662 2082 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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 18 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 24 September 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 +17 36 £500 +16.95% 6
London +15 22 £463 +7.55% 2
Yorkshire +17 9 £500 +29.03% 1
Sheffield - 7 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £500 -
West Yorkshire +12 2 £500 +29.03% 1
City of London - 2 £350 - 1
East of England +13 1 £300 -42.85% 1
North West +11 1 - - 1
South East +7 1 £375 -11.76%
Berkshire +7 1 £375 -6.25%
Leeds +3 1 - - 1
West Midlands -24 1 - -
North East -25 1 £550 +22.22%
Bedfordshire - 1 £300 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Lead Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 32 (61.54%) User Experience
2 18 (34.62%) Wireframes
3 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (32.69%) HTML
4 11 (21.15%) Photoshop
5 8 (15.38%) CSS
5 8 (15.38%) Finance
5 8 (15.38%) Service Design
6 7 (13.46%) Retail
7 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (11.54%) Internet
8 5 (9.62%) Adobe
8 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.62%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (9.62%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (9.62%) Web Development
8 5 (9.62%) Android
8 5 (9.62%) Information Architecture
8 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
9 4 (7.69%) Prototyping
9 4 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
9 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
9 4 (7.69%) Middleware
9 4 (7.69%) Project Management
10 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
10 3 (5.77%) Service Management
10 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
10 3 (5.77%) Java

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 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Photoshop
2 5 (9.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (5.77%) InDesign
4 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.92%) 3ds Max
5 1 (1.92%) MS Office
5 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.92%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.77%) PaaS
2 1 (1.92%) IaaS
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (1.92%) CTI
3 1 (1.92%) DPNSS
3 1 (1.92%) H.323
3 1 (1.92%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (1.92%) ISDN
3 1 (1.92%) ISUP
3 1 (1.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.92%) MGCP
3 1 (1.92%) Network Security
3 1 (1.92%) PBX
3 1 (1.92%) Q.931
3 1 (1.92%) RTP
3 1 (1.92%) SS7
3 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.92%) VoIP
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (1.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.85%) Axure RP
3 2 (3.85%) JIRA
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Blend
3 2 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Billing
5 1 (1.92%) French Language
5 1 (1.92%) German Language
5 1 (1.92%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.69%) HTML
2 8 (15.38%) CSS
3 4 (7.69%) Middleware
4 3 (5.77%) .NET
4 3 (5.77%) CSS3
5 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.85%) Flash
5 2 (3.85%) HTML5
5 2 (3.85%) jQuery
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (3.85%) Sass
6 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.92%) CCXML
6 1 (1.92%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.92%) JSON
6 1 (1.92%) LESS
6 1 (1.92%) SOAP
6 1 (1.92%) VXML
6 1 (1.92%) WebCenter
6 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (61.54%) User Experience
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.92%) iPhone
3 1 (1.92%) IVR
3 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.92%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Android
1 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) Wireframes
2 17 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.38%) Service Design
4 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
5 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (9.62%) Information Architecture
5 5 (9.62%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (9.62%) Web Development
6 4 (7.69%) Project Management
6 4 (7.69%) Prototyping
7 3 (5.77%) Analytics
7 3 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.77%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (5.77%) Service Management
7 3 (5.77%) SOA
7 3 (5.77%) Usability Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Contingency Planning
8 2 (3.85%) Front End Development
8 2 (3.85%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.77%) Java
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (1.92%) ActionScript
4 1 (1.92%) C#
4 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) BC Cleared
1 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) CCIE
2 1 (1.92%) CCNA
2 1 (1.92%) CCNP
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Adobe
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) F5
3 2 (3.85%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.85%) VMware
3 2 (3.85%) WorldPay
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) Google
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
4 1 (1.92%) Siebel