Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Designer was £531 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Lead Designer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 240 276
Rank change year-on-year -5 +36 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 6 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.084% 0.089% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.093% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
City of London median daily rate £531 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £499 £335 £363
90th Percentile £609 £435 £628
Central London median daily rate £531 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +32.81% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6729 6429 8864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.57% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 5109 6969
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £270
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 79 129
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.45 £10.40
90th Percentile £29.29 £47.83 £37.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.10% +10.23%

Lead Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Lead Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Designer in the City of London

Lead Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Designer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Designer in the City of London

Lead Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 across the City of London region featuring Lead Designer in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
1 3 (50.00%) Service Design
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Information Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Insight
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Build Forge
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (16.67%) Wholesale Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium

Lead Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Qlik Sense
1 1 (16.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Build Forge
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) JPA
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) Spring Boot
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Service Design
2 2 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Insight
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
3 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (16.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree