Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Designer was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 580 592
Rank change year-on-year -19 +12 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 35 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.074% 0.078% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.082% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 10
London median daily rate £520 £475 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% +11.11% +2.09%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £358
90th Percentile £604 £650 £665
England median daily rate £501 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +0.10% +11.11% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44629 42675 44230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32318 30339 31174
London median daily rate £495 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 554 685
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +4.04% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Lead Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Designer in London

Lead Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Designer in London

Lead Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Designer in London

Lead Designer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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
Central London +5 6 £531 +32.81% 3
South London - 2 £575 -
Lead Designer
England

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

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 London region featuring Lead Designer in the job title.

1 18 (51.43%) User Experience
2 14 (40.00%) Finance
3 12 (34.29%) Visualisation
4 10 (28.57%) Prototyping
4 10 (28.57%) Service Design
5 9 (25.71%) HTML
6 8 (22.86%) CSS
6 8 (22.86%) Banking
6 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (20.00%) Adobe
8 6 (17.14%) Data Visualisation
8 6 (17.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (14.29%) Wireframes
9 5 (14.29%) Scrum
9 5 (14.29%) Degree
9 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
10 4 (11.43%) Back Office
10 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
10 4 (11.43%) B2B
11 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.57%) Web Services
11 3 (8.57%) Retail
11 3 (8.57%) Information Architecture
11 3 (8.57%) Typography
12 2 (5.71%) Iconography
12 2 (5.71%) SDLC
12 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
12 2 (5.71%) Mentoring

Lead Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (5.71%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.86%) InVision
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) Pixate
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Extranet
2 1 (2.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
1 1 (2.86%) Qlik Sense
1 1 (2.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.86%) Build Forge
2 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.86%) Maven
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
2 1 (2.86%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (22.86%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Back Office
4 3 (8.57%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Billing
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) HTML
2 8 (22.86%) CSS
3 3 (8.57%) Web Services
4 2 (5.71%) HTML5
5 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.86%) CSS3
5 1 (2.86%) Framer.js
5 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.86%) JPA
5 1 (2.86%) jQuery
5 1 (2.86%) RESTful
5 1 (2.86%) Spring
5 1 (2.86%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.86%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 18 (51.43%) User Experience
2 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.86%) Social Media
4 1 (2.86%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Android
1 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Visualisation
2 10 (28.57%) Prototyping
2 10 (28.57%) Service Design
3 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.14%) Data Visualisation
5 5 (14.29%) Scrum
5 5 (14.29%) Wireframes
6 4 (11.43%) B2B
7 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.57%) Information Architecture
7 3 (8.57%) Typography
8 2 (5.71%) Coaching
8 2 (5.71%) Iconography
8 2 (5.71%) IT Strategy
8 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.71%) Project Management
8 2 (5.71%) SDLC
8 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle