The median contractor rate for a Lead Designer was £495 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 424 427
Rank change year-on-year +22 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 25 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.037% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.039% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 4
Median daily rate £495 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.75% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £360 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £525 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +6.06% -8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19728 20608 22170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.25% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 49226 53698 57849
Median daily rate £500 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £283 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 773 758 1434
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -6.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.18 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.95 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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
City of London -6 4 £625 +47.05%
Westminster - 1 £475 -
Lead Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 23 (62.16%) User Experience
2 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.03%) Finance
3 10 (27.03%) Adobe
3 10 (27.03%) Wireframes
4 9 (24.32%) HTML
5 8 (21.62%) CSS
6 7 (18.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (16.22%) Degree
8 5 (13.51%) SQL
8 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.51%) Banking
8 5 (13.51%) Prototyping
8 5 (13.51%) Service Design
8 5 (13.51%) Typography
9 4 (10.81%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (10.81%) Visualisation
9 4 (10.81%) Marketing
9 4 (10.81%) Scrum
9 4 (10.81%) Firewall
9 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
9 4 (10.81%) Photoshop
9 4 (10.81%) Graphic Design
9 4 (10.81%) Data Visualisation
10 3 (8.11%) Axure RP
10 3 (8.11%) Customer Insight
10 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
10 3 (8.11%) Social Media
10 3 (8.11%) .NET
10 3 (8.11%) JavaScript

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (10.81%) Photoshop
3 3 (8.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (8.11%) InVision
3 3 (8.11%) Pixate
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) LAN
2 3 (8.11%) WAN
2 3 (8.11%) WLAN
3 2 (5.41%) Intranet
3 2 (5.41%) MPLS
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (2.70%) Extranet
4 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.70%) VLAN
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Big Data
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (2.70%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (2.70%) QlikView
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Axure RP
2 2 (5.41%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (2.70%) Build Forge
3 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.70%) Maven
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Marketing
4 2 (5.41%) Back Office
4 2 (5.41%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) HTML
2 8 (21.62%) CSS
3 3 (8.11%) .NET
3 3 (8.11%) Framer.js
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (5.41%) Spring
4 2 (5.41%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.70%) HTML5
5 1 (2.70%) JPA
5 1 (2.70%) Middleware
5 1 (2.70%) RESTful
5 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (62.16%) User Experience
2 4 (10.81%) Graphic Design
3 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.11%) Social Media
4 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Fintech
5 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Wireframes
3 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
3 5 (13.51%) Prototyping
3 5 (13.51%) Service Design
3 5 (13.51%) Typography
4 4 (10.81%) Data Visualisation
4 4 (10.81%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (10.81%) Scrum
4 4 (10.81%) Visualisation
5 3 (8.11%) B2B
5 3 (8.11%) Customer Insight
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.41%) Iconography
6 2 (5.41%) Information Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Investment Management
6 2 (5.41%) Network Management
6 2 (5.41%) UML
6 2 (5.41%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) CCIE
2 3 (8.11%) CCNP
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Data Guard
1 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Adobe
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) WorldPay
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) F5
3 1 (2.70%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) VMware