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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Designer
Rank 572 541 559
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 22 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.057% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.061% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 18
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £375 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 31 July 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 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 31 July 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
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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 -33 21 £450 - 16
London +22 14 £425 -5.55% 8
South East -11 4 £450 - 5
Surrey - 4 £450 - 1
Egham - 2 £450 - 1
City of London +22 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +2 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +1 1 - -
Hertfordshire -2 1 - -
Scotland -21 1 - -
East of England -21 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -

Lead Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (31.11%) HTML
2 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 10 (22.22%) CSS
3 8 (17.78%) Axure RP
4 7 (15.56%) SQL
5 6 (13.33%) HTML5
5 6 (13.33%) Marketing
5 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
6 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
6 5 (11.11%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (11.11%) Adobe
7 4 (8.89%) Finance
7 4 (8.89%) Java
7 4 (8.89%) Web Services
7 4 (8.89%) Photoshop
7 4 (8.89%) SAP
7 4 (8.89%) Information Architecture
7 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
7 4 (8.89%) Objective-C
7 4 (8.89%) Network Design
7 4 (8.89%) Apache Cordova
7 4 (8.89%) Sencha
7 4 (8.89%) Sencha Touch
7 4 (8.89%) Node.js
8 3 (6.67%) VMware
8 3 (6.67%) jQuery
8 3 (6.67%) Usability Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Android
8 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
8 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling

Lead Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (8.89%) Node.js
2 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) OmniGraffle
2 4 (8.89%) Photoshop
3 3 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.22%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.44%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (4.44%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) ATM
2 1 (2.22%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.22%) SAP BI
2 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.22%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Axure RP
2 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (13.33%) Marketing
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Multimedia
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) HTML
2 10 (22.22%) CSS
3 6 (13.33%) HTML5
4 4 (8.89%) Sencha Touch
4 4 (8.89%) Apache Cordova
4 4 (8.89%) Web Services
5 3 (6.67%) jQuery
6 2 (4.44%) WCF
6 2 (4.44%) .NET
6 2 (4.44%) Flash
6 2 (4.44%) Ajax
7 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.22%) Java EE
7 1 (2.22%) Sass
7 1 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.22%) REST
7 1 (2.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.44%) iPhone
2 2 (4.44%) Visualisation
2 2 (4.44%) Social Media
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (2.22%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.22%) W3C
3 1 (2.22%) DTV
3 1 (2.22%) PKI
3 1 (2.22%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.22%) Psychology
3 1 (2.22%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) UNIX
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.89%) Network Design
1 4 (8.89%) Information Architecture
2 3 (6.67%) Usability Testing
2 3 (6.67%) Workflow
2 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
2 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 2 (4.44%) SOA
3 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
3 2 (4.44%) Use Case
3 2 (4.44%) User Experience Design
3 2 (4.44%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (2.22%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (2.22%) Analytics
4 1 (2.22%) User Stories
4 1 (2.22%) UML
4 1 (2.22%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (2.22%) Market Research
4 1 (2.22%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 7 (15.56%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) Objective-C
3 4 (8.89%) Java
4 2 (4.44%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.22%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) CCA
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Adobe
2 4 (8.89%) SAP
2 4 (8.89%) Sencha
3 3 (6.67%) VMware
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) Teradata
5 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.22%) Lotus
5 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint