The 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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graphic Design
Rank 497 521 470
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -51
Contract jobs citing Graphic Design 103 78 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.46% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 55
Average daily rate
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£323 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.17% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £293 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.83% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
Average hourly rate £22.60 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.55% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.73 £9.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.47 £27.70 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £9.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+218.77% -67.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17597 17102 16421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.76% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10983 10536 9717
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 655 709
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 102 £323 +13.15% 51
London -7 38 £324 +16.83% 19
South East -17 29 £350 +3.70% 10
Hampshire +2 13 £350 +7.69% 5
South West +12 12 £363 +107.14% 2
City of London +6 12 £300 +23.07% 8
Basingstoke +10 11 £375 +25.00% 1
Berkshire +1 11 £413 +18.70% 1
East of England +6 7 £150 - 3
Wiltshire +6 6 £388 +121.42%
Yorkshire -23 6 £331 +47.22% 6
West Midlands - 6 £338 - 3
Leeds -15 5 £350 +7.69% 3
West Yorkshire -23 5 £350 +19.65% 5
Cambridgeshire - 5 - -
Cheshire -6 4 £158 -19.23% 3
North West -17 4 £158 -19.23% 7
Oxfordshire -19 4 £300 +9.09% 1
Somerset - 3 £363 -
Taunton - 3 £363 -
Crewe - 3 £155 - 1
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Chippenham - 3 £388 -
Bracknell +1 2 £273 +21.11%
Reading 0 2 - - 1
Bristol -3 2 £363 +54.25%
Hertfordshire -14 2 £150 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £375 - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 1 - - 2
Scotland +1 1 - - 2

Graphic Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 99 (52.66%) HTML
2 94 (50.00%) User Experience
3 93 (49.47%) CSS
4 76 (40.43%) Photoshop
5 67 (35.64%) Adobe Illustrator
6 66 (35.11%) JavaScript
6 66 (35.11%) Adobe
7 38 (20.21%) Web Design
8 33 (17.55%) Marketing
9 31 (16.49%) HTML5
10 28 (14.89%) Information Architecture
11 27 (14.36%) Mobile App
11 27 (14.36%) Degree
12 26 (13.83%) jQuery
12 26 (13.83%) Responsive Web Design
13 25 (13.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 25 (13.30%) E-Commerce
14 24 (12.77%) CSS3
15 22 (11.70%) Flash
16 21 (11.17%) Retail
16 21 (11.17%) Sass
17 18 (9.57%) Axure RP
17 18 (9.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 17 (9.04%) Microsoft
19 16 (8.51%) XHTML
19 16 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (8.51%) Photography
20 15 (7.98%) MS Visio
21 14 (7.45%) Macromedia
21 14 (7.45%) Web Accessibility

Graphic Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 10 (5.32%) Node.js
2 5 (2.66%) CMS
3 4 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.06%) Drupal
5 1 (0.53%) WordPress
5 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.53%) IIS
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 76 (40.43%) Photoshop
2 67 (35.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (9.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 15 (7.98%) MS Visio
5 12 (6.38%) OmniGraffle
6 10 (5.32%) MS Excel
7 9 (4.79%) Adobe After Effects
8 8 (4.26%) MS Office
9 5 (2.66%) InDesign
10 4 (2.13%) MS Project
10 4 (2.13%) Fireworks
11 3 (1.60%) Maya
11 3 (1.60%) ZBrush
12 2 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
12 2 (1.06%) Acrobat
12 2 (1.06%) FreeHand
13 1 (0.53%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 6 (3.19%) Tridion
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.06%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.72%) Internet
2 3 (1.60%) Intranet
3 1 (0.53%) HTTP
3 1 (0.53%) DNS
3 1 (0.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.06%) QlikView
3 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (9.57%) Axure RP
2 11 (5.85%) Dreamweaver
3 8 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.19%) Mercurial
4 6 (3.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 6 (3.19%) IntelliJ
4 6 (3.19%) WebStorm
5 4 (2.13%) Grunt
5 4 (2.13%) Selenium
5 4 (2.13%) gulp
6 3 (1.60%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.60%) PhantomJS
6 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.53%) Maven
7 1 (0.53%) JIRA
7 1 (0.53%) QUnit
7 1 (0.53%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.53%) JSHint
7 1 (0.53%) Sublime Text
7 1 (0.53%) Bower
General
1 33 (17.55%) Marketing
2 21 (11.17%) Retail
3 9 (4.79%) Games
4 8 (4.26%) Multimedia
4 8 (4.26%) Finance
4 8 (4.26%) Publishing
5 7 (3.72%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.19%) Interactive Media
7 4 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.13%) Law
8 3 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.60%) Banking
9 2 (1.06%) Advertising
10 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.53%) Electronics
10 1 (0.53%) Legal
10 1 (0.53%) Billing
10 1 (0.53%) German Language
10 1 (0.53%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 117 (62.23%) Designer
2 37 (19.68%) UI Designer
3 35 (18.62%) Developer
4 31 (16.49%) Web Designer
5 29 (15.43%) Graphic Designer
6 23 (12.23%) UX Designer
7 19 (10.11%) Senior Designer
8 18 (9.57%) Front-End Developer
9 14 (7.45%) Photoshop Designer
10 13 (6.91%) Author
10 13 (6.91%) Technical Author
11 11 (5.85%) Visual Designer
12 9 (4.79%) UI/UX Designer
12 9 (4.79%) Senior Web Designer
13 8 (4.26%) Consultant
14 7 (3.72%) User Experience Consultant
15 6 (3.19%) UI Programmer
15 6 (3.19%) Architect
15 6 (3.19%) Senior Photoshop Designer
15 6 (3.19%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (52.66%) HTML
2 93 (49.47%) CSS
3 31 (16.49%) HTML5
4 26 (13.83%) jQuery
5 25 (13.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 24 (12.77%) CSS3
7 22 (11.70%) Flash
8 21 (11.17%) Sass
9 16 (8.51%) XHTML
10 10 (5.32%) .NET
10 10 (5.32%) Ajax
11 7 (3.72%) PhoneGap
11 7 (3.72%) REST
11 7 (3.72%) AngularJS
12 5 (2.66%) XML
13 4 (2.13%) DOM
13 4 (2.13%) LESS
14 3 (1.60%) Apache Cordova
14 3 (1.60%) JSON
14 3 (1.60%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (50.00%) User Experience
2 27 (14.36%) Mobile App
3 16 (8.51%) Photography
4 13 (6.91%) W3C
5 12 (6.38%) Video Editing
6 10 (5.32%) Animation
7 8 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (3.19%) Visualisation
8 6 (3.19%) Motion Graphics
9 4 (2.13%) NHS
9 4 (2.13%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.13%) E-Learning
10 3 (1.60%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (1.60%) Social Media
10 3 (1.60%) Credit Risk
11 2 (1.06%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.06%) Learning Management System
11 2 (1.06%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 6 (3.19%) Android
3 1 (0.53%) Windows
3 1 (0.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.21%) Web Design
2 28 (14.89%) Information Architecture
3 26 (13.83%) Responsive Web Design
4 25 (13.30%) E-Commerce
5 16 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (7.45%) Web Accessibility
7 10 (5.32%) Analytics
8 9 (4.79%) Mobile First
9 8 (4.26%) UX Design
10 7 (3.72%) MVC
10 7 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (3.19%) OO
11 6 (3.19%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.19%) Mentoring
12 5 (2.66%) Scrum
12 5 (2.66%) Web Development
12 5 (2.66%) Content Management
13 4 (2.13%) Product Management
13 4 (2.13%) Project Management
13 4 (2.13%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (35.11%) JavaScript
2 9 (4.79%) PHP
2 9 (4.79%) Java
3 6 (3.19%) ECMAScript
3 6 (3.19%) TypeScript
3 6 (3.19%) Dart
4 4 (2.13%) C#
4 4 (2.13%) SQL
5 3 (1.60%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.60%) C
6 2 (1.06%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.53%) VBScript
7 1 (0.53%) VB
7 1 (0.53%) XAML
7 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.53%) Ruby
7 1 (0.53%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (0.53%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 27 (14.36%) Degree
2 5 (2.66%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (1.60%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 66 (35.11%) Adobe
2 17 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.45%) Macromedia
4 4 (2.13%) Apple
4 4 (2.13%) Google
5 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.53%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle
5 1 (0.53%) SAP
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