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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Designer
Rank 561 528 556
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 27 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.059% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.063% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 14
Average daily rate £475 £393 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.01% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £361 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £470 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £473 £418 £450
% change year-on-year
+13.17% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 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 25 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -32 25 £475 +21.01% 10
London -35 13 £475 +21.01% 6
City of London -9 3 £415 +10.66% 2
South East -20 3 £425 -5.55% 1
North West -17 2 £413 -5.17%
Leeds - 2 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 2
Berkshire -13 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 1
Bicester - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -

Lead Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (18.97%) Oracle
2 9 (15.52%) Firewall
2 9 (15.52%) Finance
3 8 (13.79%) Retail
3 8 (13.79%) HTML
3 8 (13.79%) Java
3 8 (13.79%) Adobe
3 8 (13.79%) Middleware
4 7 (12.07%) WebLogic
4 7 (12.07%) SOA
4 7 (12.07%) Marketing
5 6 (10.34%) VMware
5 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
5 6 (10.34%) CSS
5 6 (10.34%) Windows
6 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
6 5 (8.62%) Photoshop
6 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
6 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.62%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
7 4 (6.90%) Graphic Design
7 4 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (6.90%) Project Management
7 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.90%) Workflow
7 4 (6.90%) Network Design
7 4 (6.90%) Cisco
7 4 (6.90%) B2B

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (12.07%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Photoshop
1 5 (8.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (6.90%) Acrobat
3 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.17%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.72%) FreeHand
4 1 (1.72%) MS Project
4 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) Firewall
2 3 (5.17%) DNS
2 3 (5.17%) Kerberos
3 2 (3.45%) VPN
3 2 (3.45%) LAN
3 2 (3.45%) WAN
3 2 (3.45%) Network Security
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.72%) NAS
4 1 (1.72%) ADSL2
4 1 (1.72%) FWSM
4 1 (1.72%) FTP
4 1 (1.72%) LDAP
4 1 (1.72%) ADSL
4 1 (1.72%) Broadband
4 1 (1.72%) ISDN
4 1 (1.72%) SSL
4 1 (1.72%) SAN
4 1 (1.72%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.45%) DTS
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Axure RP
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Retail
3 7 (12.07%) Marketing
4 2 (3.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) HTML
1 8 (13.79%) Middleware
2 6 (10.34%) CSS
3 4 (6.90%) Flash
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (5.17%) .NET
4 3 (5.17%) jQuery
5 2 (3.45%) Ajax
6 1 (1.72%) Java EE
6 1 (1.72%) OAuth
6 1 (1.72%) SAML
6 1 (1.72%) HTML5
6 1 (1.72%) CSS3
6 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.72%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Graphic Design
2 3 (5.17%) iPhone
2 3 (5.17%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.45%) Smart Meter
3 2 (3.45%) Social Media
3 2 (3.45%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) Psychology
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) CESG
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Linux
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.72%) Android
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.07%) SOA
2 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
3 5 (8.62%) Data Modelling
3 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
4 4 (6.90%) Network Design
4 4 (6.90%) B2B
4 4 (6.90%) Project Management
4 4 (6.90%) Workflow
5 3 (5.17%) Online Marketing
5 3 (5.17%) Analytics
6 2 (3.45%) DRM
6 2 (3.45%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (3.45%) Information Architecture
6 2 (3.45%) High Availability
6 2 (3.45%) SIEM
6 2 (3.45%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.45%) Web Analytics
6 2 (3.45%) Wealth Management
6 2 (3.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) Java
2 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (1.72%) R
4 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
1 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) CCIE
2 1 (1.72%) CISSP
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
2 1 (1.72%) XenApp
2 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Oracle
2 8 (13.79%) Adobe
3 6 (10.34%) VMware
4 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.90%) Cisco
6 2 (3.45%) Business Objects
6 2 (3.45%) HP
6 2 (3.45%) Juniper
6 2 (3.45%) BMC
6 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.45%) F5
7 1 (1.72%) Pega
7 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.72%) BT
7 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.72%) NetApp
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix
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