The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Visual Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Visual Designer
Rank 612 639 539
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -100
Contract jobs requiring a Visual Designer 44 10 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.018% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.019% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 44
Median daily rate £338 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
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 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Visual Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Visual Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Visual Designer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Visual Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Visual Designer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Visual Designer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Visual Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Visual Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Visual Designer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +21 44 £338 -11.47% 6
London +15 35 £388 +1.63% 5
City of London +43 6 £325 - 1
Bristol - 3 £325 -
South East - 3 £275 - 1
South West - 3 £325 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £275 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £275 -
Birmingham - 1 £300 -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
West Midlands - 1 £300 -

Visual Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Visual 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 Visual Designer in the job title.

1 53 (63.10%) Photoshop
2 48 (57.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 46 (54.76%) Adobe
3 46 (54.76%) User Experience
4 41 (48.81%) HTML
5 30 (35.71%) Finance
6 29 (34.52%) CSS
7 25 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (28.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 24 (28.57%) Typography
9 22 (26.19%) Mobile App
10 20 (23.81%) Banking
11 19 (22.62%) Degree
12 18 (21.43%) Investment Banking
13 17 (20.24%) Visualisation
13 17 (20.24%) Data Visualisation
13 17 (20.24%) Wireframes
14 15 (17.86%) Web Design
15 14 (16.67%) Photography
15 14 (16.67%) Web Development
15 14 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
16 11 (13.10%) Graphic Design
17 10 (11.90%) Axure RP
17 10 (11.90%) Digital Media
18 9 (10.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 9 (10.71%) Project Management
19 8 (9.52%) XHTML
19 8 (9.52%) Animation
19 8 (9.52%) Psychology
19 8 (9.52%) Multimedia

Visual 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:

Applications
1 53 (63.10%) Photoshop
2 48 (57.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 24 (28.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.19%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (1.19%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.19%) GIMP
4 1 (1.19%) InDesign
4 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.14%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.19%) BigMachines
2 1 (1.19%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
Development Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Axure RP
2 9 (10.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.19%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
General
1 30 (35.71%) Finance
2 20 (23.81%) Banking
3 18 (21.43%) Investment Banking
4 8 (9.52%) Multimedia
5 5 (5.95%) Retail
6 2 (2.38%) Games
7 1 (1.19%) French Language
7 1 (1.19%) Marketing
7 1 (1.19%) Publishing
7 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (48.81%) HTML
2 29 (34.52%) CSS
3 8 (9.52%) XHTML
4 6 (7.14%) Flash
5 4 (4.76%) HTML5
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.19%) Mason
6 1 (1.19%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 46 (54.76%) User Experience
2 22 (26.19%) Mobile App
3 17 (20.24%) Visualisation
4 14 (16.67%) Photography
5 11 (13.10%) Graphic Design
6 10 (11.90%) Digital Media
7 8 (9.52%) Animation
7 8 (9.52%) Psychology
8 4 (4.76%) Fintech
9 2 (2.38%) New Media
10 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (1.19%) IPTV
10 1 (1.19%) Video on Demand
10 1 (1.19%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) Android
2 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.76%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.57%) Typography
3 17 (20.24%) Data Visualisation
3 17 (20.24%) Wireframes
4 15 (17.86%) Web Design
5 14 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (16.67%) Web Development
6 9 (10.71%) Project Management
7 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.76%) Front End Development
8 2 (2.38%) Mobile Development
8 2 (2.38%) Product Management
9 1 (1.19%) Coaching
9 1 (1.19%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 1 (1.19%) Information Architecture
9 1 (1.19%) Kanban
9 1 (1.19%) Line Management
9 1 (1.19%) Rapid Prototyping
9 1 (1.19%) Software Delivery
9 1 (1.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.76%) ActionScript
2 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.19%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.19%) Java
3 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (22.62%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 46 (54.76%) Adobe
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle
2 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.19%) Siebel