Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Designer was £501 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 841 839
Rank change year-on-year +26 -2 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Designer 60 55 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.052% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.055% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 42
UK median daily rate £501 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.22% +5.11% +8.31%
10th Percentile £385 £325 £340
90th Percentile £590 £650 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £37.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.96

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Lead Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 12 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 6 months to 19 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
England +26 58 £501 +5.37% 8
London -25 35 £520 +22.35% 5
UK excluding London +27 25 £500 +2.56% 4
North of England +55 9 £500 -
South East +11 8 £513 +36.67% 1
North West +30 7 £500 -
South West +9 3 £550 +22.22% 1
Yorkshire +14 2 £425 -15.00%
East of England -14 2 - - 1
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Midlands +28 1 £400 -42.86%
East Midlands +10 1 £400 -42.86%

Lead Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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 featuring Lead Designer in the job title.

1 25 (41.67%) User Experience
2 20 (33.33%) Finance
3 14 (23.33%) Visualisation
3 14 (23.33%) Banking
4 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (21.67%) Prototyping
5 11 (18.33%) Service Design
6 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (15.00%) HTML
8 8 (13.33%) CSS
8 8 (13.33%) Adobe
8 8 (13.33%) Wireframes
9 7 (11.67%) Mentoring
9 7 (11.67%) Data Visualisation
9 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.67%) Degree
10 6 (10.00%) Scrum
10 6 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (8.33%) Coaching
11 5 (8.33%) Migration
11 5 (8.33%) Web Services
11 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
12 4 (6.67%) Information Architecture
12 4 (6.67%) Retail
12 4 (6.67%) QA
12 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
12 4 (6.67%) Oracle
12 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.67%) Broadband

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 (3.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (3.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.67%) InVision
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.67%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.67%) Pixate
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
2 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Broadband
2 3 (5.00%) VoIP
3 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.33%) Extranet
3 2 (3.33%) LLU
3 2 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (1.67%) ADSL
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (1.67%) DSL
4 1 (1.67%) GSM
4 1 (1.67%) Intranet
4 1 (1.67%) IPv4
4 1 (1.67%) LTE
4 1 (1.67%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (1.67%) SS7
4 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.67%) UMTS
4 1 (1.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.67%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.33%) Big Data
2 2 (3.33%) DataStage
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.67%) OLAP
3 1 (1.67%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (1.67%) QlikView
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Axure RP
1 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.67%) Build Forge
2 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.67%) Maven
2 1 (1.67%) Selenium
2 1 (1.67%) SonarQube
General
1 20 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (23.33%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Back Office
3 4 (6.67%) Retail
4 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.33%) Marketing
6 1 (1.67%) Billing
6 1 (1.67%) Electronics
6 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) HTML
2 8 (13.33%) CSS
3 5 (8.33%) Web Services
4 3 (5.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.33%) HTML5
5 2 (3.33%) J2EE
5 2 (3.33%) Struts
6 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.67%) CSS3
6 1 (1.67%) Framer.js
6 1 (1.67%) JPA
6 1 (1.67%) jQuery
6 1 (1.67%) RESTful
6 1 (1.67%) Spring
6 1 (1.67%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.67%) Velocity
6 1 (1.67%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (41.67%) User Experience
2 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.33%) Graphic Design
3 2 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.67%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.67%) Social Media
4 1 (1.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Android
1 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) Visualisation
2 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.67%) Prototyping
3 11 (18.33%) Service Design
4 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (13.33%) Wireframes
6 7 (11.67%) Data Visualisation
6 7 (11.67%) Mentoring
7 6 (10.00%) Scrum
8 5 (8.33%) Coaching
8 5 (8.33%) Migration
9 4 (6.67%) B2B
9 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.67%) Information Architecture
9 4 (6.67%) SDLC
10 3 (5.00%) Analytics
10 3 (5.00%) Data Analysis
10 3 (5.00%) ETL
10 3 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
10 3 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.00%) Java
2 3 (5.00%) SQL
3 2 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Degree
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) CCIE
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Adobe
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (3.33%) Ericsson
4 2 (3.33%) Huawei
4 2 (3.33%) IBM
4 2 (3.33%) Juniper
5 1 (1.67%) BT
5 1 (1.67%) SAP