The table below looks at the statistics for the Visual Designer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Visual Designer
Rank 588 583 565
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Visual Designer 38 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.056% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.059% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 12
Average daily rate £375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £355 £260
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +36.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Visual Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Designer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 12 February 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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 38 £375 +15.38% 4
London +18 34 £375 +15.38% 2
City of London +33 6 £338 +8.87% 1
South East +16 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +15 2 - -
Milton Keynes +4 2 - -
East of England +3 2 £300 +9.09%
Norfolk -10 2 £300 +9.09%
Norwich -9 1 £300 +9.09%

Visual Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Visual Designer in their job title 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 with Visual Designer in their job title.

1 51 (47.66%) Photoshop
2 49 (45.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 47 (43.93%) HTML
4 45 (42.06%) CSS
4 45 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (39.25%) Adobe
5 42 (39.25%) User Experience
6 38 (35.51%) Banking
7 36 (33.64%) Finance
8 32 (29.91%) Visualisation
9 29 (27.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 26 (24.30%) Data Visualisation
11 25 (23.36%) Typography
12 23 (21.50%) Photography
13 20 (18.69%) Degree
14 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
14 18 (16.82%) Mobile App
15 17 (15.89%) Investment Banking
15 17 (15.89%) Marketing
16 13 (12.15%) Graphic Design
17 10 (9.35%) Responsive Web Design
17 10 (9.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 8 (7.48%) D3.js
19 7 (6.54%) Apple iOS
19 7 (6.54%) Motion Graphics
19 7 (6.54%) Axure RP
19 7 (6.54%) Front End Development
19 7 (6.54%) Apache Flex
19 7 (6.54%) Web Design
20 6 (5.61%) Web Development

Visual Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Visual Designer in their job title 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 with Visual Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.80%) ArcGIS
2 1 (0.93%) CMS
2 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (47.66%) Photoshop
2 49 (45.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 29 (27.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (4.67%) InDesign
5 2 (1.87%) Adobe After Effects
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.80%) GIS
2 2 (1.87%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (9.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 7 (6.54%) Axure RP
3 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (35.51%) Banking
2 36 (33.64%) Finance
3 17 (15.89%) Investment Banking
3 17 (15.89%) Marketing
4 5 (4.67%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.80%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (43.93%) HTML
2 45 (42.06%) CSS
3 8 (7.48%) D3.js
4 7 (6.54%) Apache Flex
5 6 (5.61%) HTML5
6 5 (4.67%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.67%) Three.js
6 5 (4.67%) WebGL
7 4 (3.74%) CSS3
7 4 (3.74%) Flash
8 2 (1.87%) J2EE
9 1 (0.93%) Ajax
9 1 (0.93%) Java EE
9 1 (0.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (39.25%) User Experience
2 32 (29.91%) Visualisation
3 23 (21.50%) Photography
4 18 (16.82%) Mobile App
5 13 (12.15%) Graphic Design
6 7 (6.54%) Motion Graphics
7 6 (5.61%) Animation
8 5 (4.67%) Digital Media
9 4 (3.74%) New Media
9 4 (3.74%) Psychology
10 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.87%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.54%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.80%) Android
3 1 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (24.30%) Data Visualisation
3 25 (23.36%) Typography
4 10 (9.35%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (6.54%) Front End Development
5 7 (6.54%) Web Design
6 6 (5.61%) Project Management
6 6 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.61%) Web Development
7 5 (4.67%) Scrum
8 4 (3.74%) Brand Management
9 3 (2.80%) Analytics
9 3 (2.80%) MVC
10 2 (1.87%) Business Analysis
10 2 (1.87%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.87%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (1.87%) DevOps
10 2 (1.87%) E-Commerce
10 2 (1.87%) Infographics
10 2 (1.87%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.74%) Java
3 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (18.69%) Degree
2 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 42 (39.25%) Adobe
2 3 (2.80%) Tableau