Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Designer was £501 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 815 817
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 58 56 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.058% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.061% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 37 37
England median daily rate £501 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +11.11% +10.77%
10th Percentile £385 £325 £329
90th Percentile £590 £650 £538
UK median daily rate £501 £488 £440
% change year-on-year +2.67% +10.80% +8.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £37.96
UK median hourly rate - - £37.96

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Lead Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Designer in England

Lead Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Designer in England

Lead Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Designer in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Designer in England

Lead Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Designer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Designer in England

Lead Designer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 35 £520 +9.47% 6
North of England +50 9 £500 - 2
South East +4 8 £513 +36.67% 2
North West +29 7 £500 - 2
South West -5 3 £550 +22.22% 1
Yorkshire +15 2 £425 -15.00%
East of England -5 2 - - 1
Midlands +19 1 £400 -42.86%
East Midlands 0 1 £400 -42.86%
Lead Designer
UK

Lead Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region featuring Lead Designer in the job title.

1 24 (41.38%) User Experience
2 18 (31.03%) Finance
3 14 (24.14%) Visualisation
4 13 (22.41%) Prototyping
4 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (22.41%) Banking
5 11 (18.97%) Service Design
6 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (15.52%) HTML
8 8 (13.79%) CSS
8 8 (13.79%) Adobe
8 8 (13.79%) Wireframes
9 7 (12.07%) Mentoring
9 7 (12.07%) Data Visualisation
9 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
9 7 (12.07%) Degree
10 6 (10.34%) Scrum
10 6 (10.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (8.62%) Coaching
11 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
11 5 (8.62%) Web Services
12 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
12 4 (6.90%) Oracle
12 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.90%) Broadband
12 4 (6.90%) B2B
12 4 (6.90%) Back Office
12 4 (6.90%) Migration
12 4 (6.90%) Information Architecture

Lead Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.72%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (3.45%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.72%) InVision
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.72%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.72%) Pixate
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
2 1 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.72%) IaaS
2 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Broadband
2 3 (5.17%) VoIP
3 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.45%) Extranet
3 2 (3.45%) LLU
3 2 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (1.72%) ADSL
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (1.72%) DSL
4 1 (1.72%) GSM
4 1 (1.72%) Intranet
4 1 (1.72%) IPv4
4 1 (1.72%) LTE
4 1 (1.72%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (1.72%) SS7
4 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) UMTS
4 1 (1.72%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.72%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.45%) Big Data
2 2 (3.45%) DataStage
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.72%) OLAP
3 1 (1.72%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.72%) QlikView
3 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Axure RP
1 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) Build Forge
2 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.72%) Maven
2 1 (1.72%) Selenium
2 1 (1.72%) SonarQube
General
1 18 (31.03%) Finance
2 13 (22.41%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Back Office
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.45%) Marketing
6 1 (1.72%) Billing
6 1 (1.72%) Electronics
6 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) HTML
2 8 (13.79%) CSS
3 5 (8.62%) Web Services
4 3 (5.17%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.45%) HTML5
5 2 (3.45%) J2EE
5 2 (3.45%) Struts
6 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.72%) CSS3
6 1 (1.72%) Framer.js
6 1 (1.72%) JPA
6 1 (1.72%) jQuery
6 1 (1.72%) RESTful
6 1 (1.72%) Spring
6 1 (1.72%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.72%) Velocity
6 1 (1.72%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (41.38%) User Experience
2 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.45%) Graphic Design
3 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.72%) Social Media
4 1 (1.72%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Android
1 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Visualisation
2 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.41%) Prototyping
3 11 (18.97%) Service Design
4 8 (13.79%) Wireframes
5 7 (12.07%) Data Visualisation
5 7 (12.07%) Mentoring
5 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.34%) Scrum
7 5 (8.62%) Coaching
8 4 (6.90%) B2B
8 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.90%) Information Architecture
8 4 (6.90%) Migration
8 4 (6.90%) SDLC
9 3 (5.17%) Analytics
9 3 (5.17%) Data Analysis
9 3 (5.17%) ETL
9 3 (5.17%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (5.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.17%) Java
2 3 (5.17%) SQL
3 2 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
1 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) CCIE
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Adobe
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Cisco
4 2 (3.45%) Ericsson
4 2 (3.45%) Huawei
4 2 (3.45%) IBM
4 2 (3.45%) Juniper
5 1 (1.72%) BT
5 1 (1.72%) SAP