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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Designer
Rank 594 573 552
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 25 28 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.055% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.059% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 16
Average daily rate £460 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £510 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.05% +26.66%
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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 22 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 24 £460 +3.66% 13
London -5 15 £488 +30.00% 8
City of London +39 5 £470 +25.33% 2
South East +3 2 £416 -7.66% 1
East Midlands -7 2 £425 -8.10%
Nottinghamshire -10 2 £425 -8.10%
Nottingham -11 2 £425 -8.10%
North West - 2 £425 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £416 -
Glasgow +8 1 - -
South West 0 1 - -
East of England -2 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -3 1 - -
Scotland -9 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £250 - 2
Leeds - 1 £250 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
Cheshire - 1 £425 -
Eastleigh - 1 £430 -
Portsmouth - 1 £401 -
Norwich - 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 - - 1

Lead Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (42.55%) User Experience
2 16 (34.04%) HTML
3 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
4 12 (25.53%) CSS
4 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (21.28%) Information Architecture
6 9 (19.15%) E-Commerce
7 8 (17.02%) Finance
8 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.89%) Banking
8 7 (14.89%) AngularJS
9 6 (12.77%) Adobe
10 5 (10.64%) Oracle
10 5 (10.64%) Web Analytics
10 5 (10.64%) QA
10 5 (10.64%) Analytics
10 5 (10.64%) Node.js
10 5 (10.64%) Backbone.js
11 4 (8.51%) User Stories
11 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Usability Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Degree
11 4 (8.51%) SQL
11 4 (8.51%) Unix
11 4 (8.51%) Flash
12 3 (6.38%) CRM
12 3 (6.38%) Java
12 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
12 3 (6.38%) SAS
12 3 (6.38%) VMware

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (10.64%) Node.js
2 3 (6.38%) SAS
3 2 (4.26%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.13%) Confluence
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.26%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
1 1 (2.13%) SAN
1 1 (2.13%) Skype
1 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Axure RP
1 2 (4.26%) Bower
1 2 (4.26%) Grunt
1 2 (4.26%) gulp
1 2 (4.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Ant
2 1 (2.13%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.13%) EasyMock
2 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.13%) JUnit
2 1 (2.13%) Maven
2 1 (2.13%) Subversion
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) HTML
2 12 (25.53%) CSS
3 7 (14.89%) AngularJS
4 5 (10.64%) Backbone.js
5 4 (8.51%) Flash
6 3 (6.38%) RESTful
7 2 (4.26%) .NET
7 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.26%) Dojo
7 2 (4.26%) Ember.js
7 2 (4.26%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (4.26%) WCF
7 2 (4.26%) Web Services
7 2 (4.26%) WPF
8 1 (2.13%) Ajax
8 1 (2.13%) J2EE
8 1 (2.13%) Middleware
8 1 (2.13%) Spring
8 1 (2.13%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (42.55%) User Experience
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.26%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Animation
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) Motion Graphics
4 1 (2.13%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Unix
2 2 (4.26%) AIX
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Solaris
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.28%) Information Architecture
3 9 (19.15%) E-Commerce
4 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (10.64%) Analytics
5 5 (10.64%) Web Analytics
6 4 (8.51%) Usability Testing
6 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.51%) User Stories
7 3 (6.38%) CRM
7 3 (6.38%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (6.38%) Migration
7 3 (6.38%) MVC
7 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Workflow
8 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.26%) MVVM
8 2 (4.26%) OO
8 2 (4.26%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.51%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) Ruby
4 2 (4.26%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) CCIE
3 1 (2.13%) CCNA
3 1 (2.13%) CCNP
3 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) MCSE
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PhD
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) VCP5
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Adobe
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) Sencha
5 1 (2.13%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.13%) Avaya
5 1 (2.13%) BroadVision
5 1 (2.13%) FatWire
5 1 (2.13%) Intel
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.13%) Siebel
5 1 (2.13%) webMethods
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