The median contractor rate for a Lead Designer was £469 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 637 603
Rank change year-on-year +89 -34  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 39 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.028% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.030% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 19
Median daily rate £469 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £370 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £490 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £413 £463
% change year-on-year +6.06% -10.81%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Lead Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Designer in the UK

Lead Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Designer in the UK

Lead Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Designer over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Designer in the UK

Lead Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Designer in the UK

Lead Designer
Top 22 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +74 39 £469 +10.29% 5
London +23 23 £506 +19.11% 1
South East +42 6 £438 - 1
North West - 5 £501 - 1
City of London +2 3 £625 +47.05%
Reading - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 - -
South West +3 2 £463 +2.77%
Bristol -5 2 £463 +2.77%
Cheshire - 2 £501 -
Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
Westminster - 1 £475 -
East Sussex - 1 £438 -
West Sussex - 1 £475 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £438 -
Hove - 1 £438 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £400 -

Lead Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Lead Designer in the job title.

1 26 (47.27%) User Experience
2 14 (25.45%) Finance
3 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (21.82%) Wireframes
5 11 (20.00%) Adobe
6 9 (16.36%) HTML
7 8 (14.55%) CSS
7 8 (14.55%) Banking
7 8 (14.55%) Service Design
8 7 (12.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (12.73%) Degree
9 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
9 6 (10.91%) ETL
9 6 (10.91%) Prototyping
10 5 (9.09%) Typography
10 5 (9.09%) SQL
10 5 (9.09%) Validation
10 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (9.09%) Axure RP
10 5 (9.09%) Graphic Design
11 4 (7.27%) Marketing
11 4 (7.27%) High Availability
11 4 (7.27%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (7.27%) Visualisation
11 4 (7.27%) Firewall
11 4 (7.27%) Migration
11 4 (7.27%) Oracle
11 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
11 4 (7.27%) JavaScript

Lead Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.64%) PowerExchange
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (7.27%) Photoshop
3 3 (5.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (5.45%) InVision
3 3 (5.45%) Pixate
4 1 (1.82%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Firewall
2 3 (5.45%) LAN
2 3 (5.45%) WAN
2 3 (5.45%) WLAN
3 2 (3.64%) MPLS
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (1.82%) Internet
4 1 (1.82%) Intranet
4 1 (1.82%) MVNO
4 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.82%) VLAN
4 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.64%) DataStage
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) OLAP
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Axure RP
2 2 (3.64%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Marketing
4 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.64%) Brand Awareness
5 2 (3.64%) Retail
6 1 (1.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.82%) Billing
6 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) HTML
2 8 (14.55%) CSS
3 3 (5.45%) .NET
3 3 (5.45%) Framer.js
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.82%) Middleware
5 1 (1.82%) Spring
5 1 (1.82%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (47.27%) User Experience
2 5 (9.09%) Graphic Design
3 4 (7.27%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.45%) Social Media
5 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.64%) Fintech
5 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Android
2 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.82%) Wireframes
3 8 (14.55%) Service Design
4 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
4 6 (10.91%) ETL
4 6 (10.91%) Prototyping
5 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.09%) Typography
5 5 (9.09%) Validation
6 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.27%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (7.27%) High Availability
6 4 (7.27%) Migration
6 4 (7.27%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (7.27%) Visualisation
7 3 (5.45%) B2B
7 3 (5.45%) Customer Insight
7 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.64%) C
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) CCIE
2 3 (5.45%) CCNP
2 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.82%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Adobe
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) IBM
4 2 (3.64%) Informatica
4 2 (3.64%) Mashery
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.64%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.64%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco
5 1 (1.82%) F5
5 1 (1.82%) VMware