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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Designer
UK
Rank 575 606 564
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 17 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.038% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.040% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 22
Median daily rate £538 £470 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.36% +12.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £640 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £475
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -15.57%
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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 2017.

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 14 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 17 £538 +13.15% 9
London -6 10 £539 +5.12% 7
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Leeds - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
South East +17 2 - -
City of London -8 2 - - 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands +8 1 £400 -11.11%
East of England - 1 - - 1
Northampton - 1 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1

Lead Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 35 (70.00%) User Experience
2 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.00%) HTML
4 13 (26.00%) Service Design
4 13 (26.00%) Wireframes
5 11 (22.00%) Retail
6 9 (18.00%) CSS
7 8 (16.00%) Photoshop
7 8 (16.00%) Adobe
7 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.00%) Finance
8 7 (14.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (12.00%) Internet
9 6 (12.00%) Banking
9 6 (12.00%) Analytics
10 5 (10.00%) Prototyping
10 5 (10.00%) Web Development
11 4 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
12 3 (6.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (6.00%) UX Design
12 3 (6.00%) CSS3
12 3 (6.00%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (6.00%) Project Management
12 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
12 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
12 3 (6.00%) Axure RP
12 3 (6.00%) BC Cleared
12 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
13 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
13 2 (4.00%) Marketing

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 1 (2.00%) CMS
1 1 (2.00%) Confluence
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Photoshop
2 3 (6.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (6.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.00%) InDesign
4 1 (2.00%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.00%) CATIA
4 1 (2.00%) InVision
4 1 (2.00%) MS Office
4 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (2.00%) PTC Creo
4 1 (2.00%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) IaaS
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.00%) PaaS
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (2.00%) CTI
2 1 (2.00%) DPNSS
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) H.323
2 1 (2.00%) Intelligent Network
2 1 (2.00%) ISDN
2 1 (2.00%) ISUP
2 1 (2.00%) LAN
2 1 (2.00%) MGCP
2 1 (2.00%) PBX
2 1 (2.00%) Q.931
2 1 (2.00%) RTP
2 1 (2.00%) SS7
2 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.00%) VoIP
2 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Axure RP
2 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (2.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (2.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (22.00%) Retail
2 7 (14.00%) Finance
3 6 (12.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Marketing
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.00%) Automotive
5 1 (2.00%) French Language
5 1 (2.00%) German Language
5 1 (2.00%) Italian Language
5 1 (2.00%) Publishing
5 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.00%) HTML
2 9 (18.00%) CSS
3 3 (6.00%) CSS3
4 2 (4.00%) Flash
4 2 (4.00%) HTML5
4 2 (4.00%) jQuery
4 2 (4.00%) Middleware
4 2 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.00%) CCXML
5 1 (2.00%) J2EE
5 1 (2.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.00%) Modernizr
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.00%) RFC 2833
5 1 (2.00%) VXML
5 1 (2.00%) XHTML
5 1 (2.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (70.00%) User Experience
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) IVR
3 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.00%) Social Media
3 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Android
1 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.00%) Service Design
2 13 (26.00%) Wireframes
3 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (12.00%) Analytics
6 5 (10.00%) Prototyping
6 5 (10.00%) Web Development
7 4 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (6.00%) Project Management
8 3 (6.00%) UX Design
9 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
9 2 (4.00%) High Availability
9 2 (4.00%) Information Architecture
9 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
9 2 (4.00%) Product Management
9 2 (4.00%) Service Management
9 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (4.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) BC Cleared
1 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) CCIE
2 1 (2.00%) CCNA
2 1 (2.00%) CCNP
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Actionable Recommendations
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Adobe
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) Mashery
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) F5
4 1 (2.00%) Omniture
4 1 (2.00%) Optimizely
4 1 (2.00%) Siemens
4 1 (2.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) WorldPay