The median contractor rate for a Lead Designer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 422 398
Rank change year-on-year +26 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 12 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.061% 0.076% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.080% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 5
Median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £435 £513
% change year-on-year -19.54% -15.12%  
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 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Lead Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Lead Designer in the job title.

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 March 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 March 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 -5 1 - - 2
Lead Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 (78.26%) User Experience
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Service Design
4 7 (30.43%) Wireframes
4 7 (30.43%) Adobe
5 5 (21.74%) Finance
5 5 (21.74%) HTML
5 5 (21.74%) CSS
5 5 (21.74%) Prototyping
5 5 (21.74%) Analytics
5 5 (21.74%) Axure RP
6 4 (17.39%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 4 (17.39%) Banking
7 3 (13.04%) Retail
7 3 (13.04%) SQL
7 3 (13.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
8 2 (8.70%) WorldPay
8 2 (8.70%) Social Media
8 2 (8.70%) Firewall
8 2 (8.70%) UX Design
8 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (8.70%) .NET
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle
8 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
8 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
8 2 (8.70%) Windows
8 2 (8.70%) Linux

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 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.35%) InVision
3 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Intranet
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) MPLS
2 1 (4.35%) VLAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) CSS
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) CSS3
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) Spring
3 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
3 1 (4.35%) XHTML
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (78.26%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) Social Media
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Fintech
3 1 (4.35%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Service Design
3 7 (30.43%) Wireframes
4 5 (21.74%) Analytics
4 5 (21.74%) Prototyping
5 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 4 (17.39%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) Usability Testing
6 2 (8.70%) UX Design
7 1 (4.35%) BDD
7 1 (4.35%) Database Security
7 1 (4.35%) High Availability
7 1 (4.35%) Network Management
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCIE
1 1 (4.35%) CCNP
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Actionable Recommendations
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Adobe
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) WorldPay
3 1 (4.35%) F5
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) VMware