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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graphic Design
Rank 577 514 486
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -28
Contract jobs citing Graphic Design 51 95 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.59% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 50 50
Average daily rate £314 £320 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.95% +15.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £197 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £453 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £256 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
-19.92% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Average hourly rate £22.38 £26.46 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.43% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.28 £9.66 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.48 £28.78 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £24.35 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.00% -11.47%

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
16608 16075 15635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.29% 31.16% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 10009 9460
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 683 650
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.55 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -57 48 £323 +0.78% 39
London -12 21 £375 +20.96% 11
North West -17 9 £210 -30.00% 8
South East -6 5 £200 - 8
East of England +5 4 £330 +20.00% 1
East Midlands - 4 £250 - 1
Berkshire +1 3 - - 5
Manchester -17 3 £200 -50.76% 5
Lancashire - 3 £263 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £250 -
Northampton - 3 £250 -
Blackpool - 3 £263 -
Scotland - 3 £250 -
Cambridgeshire +10 2 £360 -
Merseyside -1 2 £150 -40.00% 2
South West -5 2 £425 +13.33% 6
Liverpool -6 2 £150 -40.00%
Norfolk -9 2 £300 +9.09%
West Midlands -12 2 - - 1
Bristol - 2 £425 -
Edinburgh - 2 £250 -
Newbury - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 £360 -
Oldham - 2 - -
City of London +36 1 £475 +26.66% 6
Hampshire +6 1 - - 1
Cheshire -4 1 £210 -30.00% 1
Bracknell -5 1 - - 1
Norwich -9 1 £300 +9.09%
Leeds -10 1 £475 +48.43% 1

Graphic Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 90 (60.40%) Photoshop
2 87 (58.39%) User Experience
3 80 (53.69%) Adobe Illustrator
4 70 (46.98%) HTML
5 67 (44.97%) CSS
6 58 (38.93%) Adobe
7 46 (30.87%) JavaScript
8 42 (28.19%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (20.81%) Front End Development
10 28 (18.79%) HTML5
11 27 (18.12%) Marketing
11 27 (18.12%) jQuery
12 23 (15.44%) Mobile App
13 22 (14.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 22 (14.77%) UX Design
13 22 (14.77%) Typography
14 21 (14.09%) Degree
14 21 (14.09%) Ajax
14 21 (14.09%) Web Design
14 21 (14.09%) Finance
15 20 (13.42%) Usability Testing
16 19 (12.75%) CSS3
17 18 (12.08%) Responsive Web Design
18 17 (11.41%) InDesign
19 16 (10.74%) Java
19 16 (10.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 14 (9.40%) Git (software)
20 14 (9.40%) Axure RP
20 14 (9.40%) CMS
21 13 (8.72%) SDL Web 8

Graphic Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 14 (9.40%) CMS
2 6 (4.03%) WordPress
3 5 (3.36%) ColdFusion
3 5 (3.36%) Node.js
4 4 (2.68%) Drupal
4 4 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.01%) SAS
6 2 (1.34%) Confluence
7 1 (0.67%) Documentum
7 1 (0.67%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 90 (60.40%) Photoshop
2 80 (53.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (11.41%) InDesign
4 16 (10.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 12 (8.05%) OmniGraffle
6 10 (6.71%) MS Office
7 8 (5.37%) MS Excel
8 7 (4.70%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (4.03%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (1.34%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (1.34%) Edge Animate
10 2 (1.34%) Fireworks
10 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.67%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.67%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.67%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.67%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.67%) Maya
11 1 (0.67%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 13 (8.72%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.67%) Office 365
3 1 (0.67%) Trello
3 1 (0.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.01%) Internet
1 3 (2.01%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.36%) SQLite
2 3 (2.01%) Base SAS
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (9.40%) Axure RP
1 14 (9.40%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 12 (8.05%) IntelliJ
3 12 (8.05%) Mercurial
3 12 (8.05%) WebStorm
4 9 (6.04%) Selenium
5 6 (4.03%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (3.36%) Grunt
6 5 (3.36%) gulp
6 5 (3.36%) Jasmine
6 5 (3.36%) JIRA
6 5 (3.36%) PhantomJS
7 3 (2.01%) ERwin
7 3 (2.01%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.67%) FogBugz
8 1 (0.67%) Sublime Text
General
1 27 (18.12%) Marketing
2 21 (14.09%) Finance
3 7 (4.70%) Banking
4 6 (4.03%) Multimedia
4 6 (4.03%) Retail
5 5 (3.36%) Advertising
5 5 (3.36%) Legal
5 5 (3.36%) Publishing
6 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.34%) Games
8 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.67%) Local Government
8 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.67%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 82 (55.03%) Designer
2 40 (26.85%) Developer
3 23 (15.44%) Graphic Designer
4 20 (13.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 18 (12.08%) Web Designer
6 15 (10.07%) UX Designer
7 14 (9.40%) UI Designer
8 13 (8.72%) Digital Designer
8 13 (8.72%) Visual Designer
8 13 (8.72%) Web Developer
9 12 (8.05%) HTML CSS Developer
9 12 (8.05%) HTML Developer
10 9 (6.04%) Consultant
10 9 (6.04%) HTML CSS Designer
11 8 (5.37%) Interface Designer
11 8 (5.37%) User Experience Consultant
12 7 (4.70%) Author
12 7 (4.70%) Technical Author
12 7 (4.70%) UI/UX Designer
13 6 (4.03%) Art Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (46.98%) HTML
2 67 (44.97%) CSS
3 28 (18.79%) HTML5
4 27 (18.12%) jQuery
5 22 (14.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 21 (14.09%) Ajax
7 19 (12.75%) CSS3
8 12 (8.05%) PhoneGap
8 12 (8.05%) REST
9 9 (6.04%) Flash
10 7 (4.70%) .NET
11 6 (4.03%) ASP.NET
11 6 (4.03%) Sass
11 6 (4.03%) XHTML
12 4 (2.68%) AngularJS
13 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2 (1.34%) Apache Flex
14 2 (1.34%) LESS
14 2 (1.34%) WPF
14 2 (1.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (58.39%) User Experience
2 23 (15.44%) Mobile App
3 11 (7.38%) Digital Media
3 11 (7.38%) Photography
4 7 (4.70%) e-Learning
5 6 (4.03%) Social Media
5 6 (4.03%) Visualisation
6 5 (3.36%) Psychology
6 5 (3.36%) W3C
7 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.68%) Animation
8 3 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.01%) Motion Graphics
9 2 (1.34%) Learning Management System
9 2 (1.34%) RIA
9 2 (1.34%) SCORM
10 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.67%) Statistics
10 1 (0.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.01%) Apple iOS
1 3 (2.01%) Windows
2 1 (0.67%) Android
2 1 (0.67%) Unix
2 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.19%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.81%) Front End Development
3 22 (14.77%) Typography
3 22 (14.77%) UX Design
4 21 (14.09%) Web Design
5 20 (13.42%) Usability Testing
6 18 (12.08%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (8.05%) Project Management
7 12 (8.05%) Web Development
8 11 (7.38%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (6.04%) Functional Testing
11 7 (4.70%) Analytics
11 7 (4.70%) SEO
12 6 (4.03%) Scrum
13 5 (3.36%) Mentoring
13 5 (3.36%) Unit Testing
13 5 (3.36%) Web Accessibility
14 4 (2.68%) Content Management
14 4 (2.68%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.87%) JavaScript
2 16 (10.74%) Java
3 12 (8.05%) Dart
3 12 (8.05%) ECMAScript
3 12 (8.05%) TypeScript
4 5 (3.36%) CFML
4 5 (3.36%) SQL
5 4 (2.68%) C#
5 4 (2.68%) PHP
5 4 (2.68%) VBA
6 3 (2.01%) C
7 2 (1.34%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.34%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.34%) XAML
8 1 (0.67%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (0.67%) C++
8 1 (0.67%) Perl
8 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (14.09%) Degree
2 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.34%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 58 (38.93%) Adobe
2 11 (7.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.01%) CA
3 3 (2.01%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.01%) Informatica
3 3 (2.01%) Oracle
4 2 (1.34%) EMC
4 2 (1.34%) Rally
5 1 (0.67%) Coremetrics
5 1 (0.67%) ServiceNow
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