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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Designer
Rank 554 522 527
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 29 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.064% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.070% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £700 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -
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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -23 26 £450 - 10
London -7 16 £388 -40.38% 7
City of London +10 5 £375 -45.45% 2
South West -16 4 £525 +31.25%
Wiltshire -4 3 £525 +31.25%
Swindon -7 3 £525 +31.25%
Ipswich - 3 - -
Suffolk - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - -
East Midlands - 2 £463 -
Berkshire +3 1 £450 - 1
South East -7 1 £450 +12.50% 3
West Midlands - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £450 -
Southampton - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Windsor - - - -
York - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Lead Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 37 (57.81%) User Experience
2 22 (34.38%) HTML
3 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (26.56%) CSS
5 14 (21.88%) Photoshop
6 13 (20.31%) Axure RP
7 12 (18.75%) Social Media
7 12 (18.75%) Marketing
8 11 (17.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (17.19%) Finance
8 11 (17.19%) Apple iOS
9 10 (15.63%) Android
9 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
10 9 (14.06%) Usability Testing
11 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (10.94%) Mobile App
12 7 (10.94%) Rapid Prototyping
13 6 (9.38%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (9.38%) Banking
13 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
14 5 (7.81%) Oracle
15 4 (6.25%) C#
15 4 (6.25%) .NET
15 4 (6.25%) Java
15 4 (6.25%) Intranet
15 4 (6.25%) DV Cleared
15 4 (6.25%) VMware
15 4 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
15 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Software

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Photoshop
2 11 (17.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (4.69%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) Intranet
1 4 (6.25%) Unified Communications
2 3 (4.69%) Network Security
2 3 (4.69%) LAN
2 3 (4.69%) WAN
3 2 (3.13%) PBX
3 2 (3.13%) VoIP
3 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.13%) DPNSS
3 2 (3.13%) QSIG
3 2 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1 (1.56%) MPLS
4 1 (1.56%) OSPF
4 1 (1.56%) BGP
4 1 (1.56%) Internet
4 1 (1.56%) IPv4
4 1 (1.56%) IPv6
4 1 (1.56%) H.323
4 1 (1.56%) IPsec
4 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.56%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.56%) DB2
2 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (20.31%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (18.75%) Marketing
2 11 (17.19%) Finance
3 6 (9.38%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Publishing
4 3 (4.69%) Billing
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.56%) Law
6 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.38%) HTML
2 17 (26.56%) CSS
3 4 (6.25%) .NET
4 3 (4.69%) WCF
4 3 (4.69%) WPF
5 2 (3.13%) Middleware
5 2 (3.13%) HTML5
6 1 (1.56%) REST
6 1 (1.56%) CSS3
6 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.56%) Flash
6 1 (1.56%) Web Services
6 1 (1.56%) XML
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (57.81%) User Experience
2 12 (18.75%) Social Media
3 7 (10.94%) Mobile App
4 6 (9.38%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.69%) Graphic Design
7 2 (3.13%) IVR
8 1 (1.56%) Tandem
8 1 (1.56%) Replication
8 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.56%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.56%) Psychology
8 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.56%) W3C
8 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Apple iOS
2 10 (15.63%) Android
3 2 (3.13%) UNIX
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
3 2 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.06%) Usability Testing
3 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (10.94%) Rapid Prototyping
4 4 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (6.25%) UX Design
5 3 (4.69%) Network Management
5 3 (4.69%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.69%) Data Management
5 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.69%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.69%) CRM
5 3 (4.69%) SOA
6 2 (3.13%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.13%) SEO
6 2 (3.13%) People Management
6 2 (3.13%) Line Management
6 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.25%) C#
2 4 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.13%) SQL
3 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.56%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Oracle
2 4 (6.25%) VMware
3 3 (4.69%) Adobe
3 3 (4.69%) Cisco
4 2 (3.13%) Metastorm
4 2 (3.13%) Avaya
4 2 (3.13%) HP
4 2 (3.13%) F5
5 1 (1.56%) Google
5 1 (1.56%) Tandberg
5 1 (1.56%) Remedy
5 1 (1.56%) Juniper
5 1 (1.56%) Informatica
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
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