The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Graphic Design in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Graphic Design over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graphic Design
Rank 479 476 494
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing Graphic Design 117 75 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 0.60% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 25 43
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £440 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £28.75 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+11.30% +38.55%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14279 12486 14776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.39% 25.76% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7503 8588
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 618 756
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.04 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -14.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.16 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%

Graphic Design
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Graphic Design within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Graphic Design Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Graphic Design
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Graphic Design within the UK.

Graphic Design Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Graphic Design
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Graphic Design within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Graphic Design Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Graphic Design
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Graphic Design within the UK.

Graphic Design Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Graphic Design
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graphic Design within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -3 114 £350 +6.87% 21
London +8 59 £325 - 11
South East +22 40 £375 - 3
Surrey - 14 £328 -
Berkshire - 11 £400 - 1
Hampshire - 10 £263 - 2
City of London -11 9 £288 +12.74% 6
West Yorkshire -13 5 £150 - 1
Yorkshire -17 5 £150 - 1
South West -17 4 £419 +109.37% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £400 -
Scotland -2 2 - -
Edinburgh -21 2 - -
West Midlands -23 2 - - 1
East of England -44 2 - - 1
Reading - 2 £370 -
Dorset - 2 £475 - 1
Manchester -8 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire -9 1 - - 1
East Midlands -14 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -17 1 - -
Bristol -20 1 £235 +49.20%
South Wales -23 1 - - 1
North West -24 1 - - 3
Wales -25 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £375 -
Bournemouth - 1 £475 - 1
Guildford - 1 £250 -

Graphic Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Graphic Design also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Graphic Design.

1 104 (52.26%) HTML
2 103 (51.76%) Photoshop
3 102 (51.26%) CSS
4 77 (38.69%) JavaScript
5 74 (37.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 60 (30.15%) Adobe
7 38 (19.10%) Web Design
7 38 (19.10%) HTML5
8 35 (17.59%) Microsoft
9 33 (16.58%) Flash
10 32 (16.08%) Marketing
11 31 (15.58%) Usability Testing
12 29 (14.57%) CSS3
13 28 (14.07%) jQuery
14 26 (13.07%) Ajax
14 26 (13.07%) E-Commerce
15 25 (12.56%) Java
15 25 (12.56%) Apple iOS
15 25 (12.56%) Mobile App
16 23 (11.56%) MS Office
16 23 (11.56%) Finance
17 22 (11.06%) Degree
18 21 (10.55%) Axure RP
19 20 (10.05%) Information Architecture
19 20 (10.05%) JSON
19 20 (10.05%) Android
20 18 (9.05%) XHTML
21 17 (8.54%) iOS Development
22 16 (8.04%) W3C
22 16 (8.04%) SQL

Graphic Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Graphic Design also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Graphic Design. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.51%) Node.js
3 3 (1.51%) IIS
4 2 (1.01%) CMS
4 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 103 (51.76%) Photoshop
2 74 (37.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 23 (11.56%) MS Office
4 15 (7.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (7.04%) InDesign
6 12 (6.03%) Fireworks
6 12 (6.03%) MS Visio
7 11 (5.53%) MS Excel
8 10 (5.03%) Acrobat
9 8 (4.02%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (4.02%) Quicktime
9 8 (4.02%) QuarkXPress
10 5 (2.51%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (1.51%) MS Project
12 2 (1.01%) FreeHand
12 2 (1.01%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.50%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.50%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.02%) GitHub
2 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.53%) Intranet
2 5 (2.51%) Internet
3 2 (1.01%) FTP
4 1 (0.50%) NAS
4 1 (0.50%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.01%) MySQL
4 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (10.55%) Axure RP
2 13 (6.53%) Xcode
2 13 (6.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 12 (6.03%) Dreamweaver
4 11 (5.53%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.03%) Subversion
6 8 (4.02%) Mercurial
6 8 (4.02%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Blend
8 2 (1.01%) Grunt
9 1 (0.50%) PhoneGap
9 1 (0.50%) Ant
General
1 32 (16.08%) Marketing
2 23 (11.56%) Finance
3 15 (7.54%) Legal
4 14 (7.04%) Publishing
5 10 (5.03%) Retail
6 7 (3.52%) Advertising
7 5 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.51%) Games
8 4 (2.01%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.51%) Banking
10 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 115 (57.79%) Designer
2 59 (29.65%) Developer
3 35 (17.59%) Web Designer
4 31 (15.58%) User Experience Designer
5 27 (13.57%) Graphic Designer
6 15 (7.54%) Web Developer
6 15 (7.54%) Front-End Developer
7 14 (7.04%) iOS Developer
8 10 (5.03%) Author
8 10 (5.03%) Technical Author
9 9 (4.52%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.02%) Digital Designer
10 8 (4.02%) Visual Designer
10 8 (4.02%) UI Designer
11 7 (3.52%) Junior
11 7 (3.52%) Photoshop Designer
12 5 (2.51%) Senior Designer
12 5 (2.51%) Junior Designer
12 5 (2.51%) Coordinator
13 4 (2.01%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (52.26%) HTML
2 102 (51.26%) CSS
3 38 (19.10%) HTML5
4 33 (16.58%) Flash
5 29 (14.57%) CSS3
6 28 (14.07%) jQuery
7 26 (13.07%) Ajax
8 20 (10.05%) JSON
9 18 (9.05%) XHTML
10 14 (7.04%) iOS SDK
10 14 (7.04%) .NET
10 14 (7.04%) Web Services
11 12 (6.03%) REST
12 10 (5.03%) ASP.NET
13 8 (4.02%) XML
14 7 (3.52%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (3.02%) AngularJS
16 5 (2.51%) Backbone.js
16 5 (2.51%) UIKit
16 5 (2.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.56%) Mobile App
2 16 (8.04%) W3C
3 12 (6.03%) Social Media
4 9 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.52%) Open Source
5 6 (3.02%) Visualisation
5 6 (3.02%) Digital Media
6 5 (2.51%) iPhone
6 5 (2.51%) Social Network
6 5 (2.51%) Animation
7 4 (2.01%) Psychology
7 4 (2.01%) Blog
8 2 (1.01%) NHS
8 2 (1.01%) Equities
8 2 (1.01%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.01%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.01%) Photography
8 2 (1.01%) Derivative
8 2 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.01%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.56%) Apple iOS
2 20 (10.05%) Android
3 3 (1.51%) Windows
3 3 (1.51%) Linux
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.10%) Web Design
2 31 (15.58%) Usability Testing
3 26 (13.07%) E-Commerce
4 20 (10.05%) Information Architecture
5 17 (8.54%) iOS Development
6 14 (7.04%) User Experience Design
6 14 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (7.04%) MVC
7 13 (6.53%) OO
7 13 (6.53%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (6.03%) Web Accessibility
8 12 (6.03%) OOP
9 11 (5.53%) Time Management
10 9 (4.52%) Software Engineering
10 9 (4.52%) Web Development
11 8 (4.02%) Multithreading
11 8 (4.02%) OOD
12 6 (3.02%) Online Marketing
13 4 (2.01%) Scrum
13 4 (2.01%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (38.69%) JavaScript
2 25 (12.56%) Java
3 16 (8.04%) SQL
4 15 (7.54%) Objective-C
5 10 (5.03%) Python
5 10 (5.03%) C#
6 9 (4.52%) C++
7 7 (3.52%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.52%) PHP
8 3 (1.51%) XAML
8 3 (1.51%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.50%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 22 (11.06%) Degree
2 4 (2.01%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.51%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) Section 508
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 60 (30.15%) Adobe
2 35 (17.59%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.54%) Apple
4 6 (3.02%) Facebook
4 6 (3.02%) Twitter
5 3 (1.51%) Sencha
5 3 (1.51%) iRise
5 3 (1.51%) ATG
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle
7 1 (0.50%) Zend
7 1 (0.50%) DoubleClick
7 1 (0.50%) Google
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