The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Graphic Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graphics Designer
Rank 632 593 569
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Graphic Designer 19 31 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.057% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.060% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 15
Median daily rate £180 £194 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £249 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £119 £220 £294
% change year-on-year
-46.02% -25.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Median hourly rate £10.00 £16.54 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.54% -21.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £13.67 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-26.84% -34.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Graphic Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Graphic Designer in the job title.

Graphic Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Graphic Designer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Graphic Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Graphic Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Graphic Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Graphic Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Graphic Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Graphic Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Graphic Designer
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graphic Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -20 19 £180 -7.09% 11
London -17 12 £200 +8.10%
South East -8 5 £88 -62.56% 5
East Sussex - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 - -
City of London +28 1 £150 -18.91%
East of England +7 1 - - 3
Hertfordshire +4 1 - - 1
Reading -5 1 £88 -60.22% 2
Berkshire -8 1 £88 -60.22% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £150 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £150 - 1

Graphic Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Graphic 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 Graphic Designer in the job title.

1 24 (61.54%) Photoshop
2 21 (53.85%) Adobe
3 18 (46.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (38.46%) Graphic Design
5 14 (35.90%) Marketing
6 9 (23.08%) User Experience
6 9 (23.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (17.95%) InDesign
7 7 (17.95%) CSS
8 6 (15.38%) Adobe After Effects
9 5 (12.82%) Retail
9 5 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (12.82%) HTML5
9 5 (12.82%) HTML
9 5 (12.82%) Flash
9 5 (12.82%) Web Design
9 5 (12.82%) Typography
10 4 (10.26%) Motion Graphics
10 4 (10.26%) Animation
11 3 (7.69%) Video Editing
11 3 (7.69%) Multimedia
11 3 (7.69%) Time Management
11 3 (7.69%) Social Media
11 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
11 3 (7.69%) MS Office
11 3 (7.69%) Quark
12 2 (5.13%) QuarkXPress
12 2 (5.13%) XML
12 2 (5.13%) DNA
12 2 (5.13%) Dreamweaver

Graphic Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (61.54%) Photoshop
2 18 (46.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (23.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (17.95%) InDesign
5 6 (15.38%) Adobe After Effects
6 5 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (7.69%) MS Office
8 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
8 2 (5.13%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (2.56%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (35.90%) Marketing
2 5 (12.82%) Retail
3 3 (7.69%) Multimedia
3 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) CSS
2 5 (12.82%) Flash
2 5 (12.82%) HTML
2 5 (12.82%) HTML5
3 2 (5.13%) CGI
3 2 (5.13%) CSS3
3 2 (5.13%) jQuery
3 2 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (5.13%) XHTML
3 2 (5.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) Graphic Design
2 9 (23.08%) User Experience
3 4 (10.26%) Animation
3 4 (10.26%) Motion Graphics
4 3 (7.69%) Social Media
4 3 (7.69%) Video Editing
5 2 (5.13%) Digital Media
5 2 (5.13%) Fintech
6 1 (2.56%) Blog
6 1 (2.56%) e-Learning
6 1 (2.56%) Photography
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Typography
1 5 (12.82%) Web Design
2 3 (7.69%) Time Management
3 2 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) DNA
3 2 (5.13%) Front End Development
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing Strategy
3 2 (5.13%) Qualitative Research
3 2 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (5.13%) Social Media Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Web Development
3 2 (5.13%) Wireframes
4 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.56%) Content Development
4 1 (2.56%) Infographics
4 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.56%) Project Management
4 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Java
1 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Adobe
2 3 (7.69%) Quark
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) Facebook
4 1 (2.56%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) Twitter
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