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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Visual Designer
Rank 587 541 518
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Visual Designer 9 54 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.10% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.11% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 39 26
Average daily rate
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£369 £350 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £490 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
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 5 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 29 May 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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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
London -26 8 £388 +12.31% 1
England -68 8 £388 +10.71% 2
City of London +5 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £350 -
Glasgow - 1 £350 -

Visual Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 27 (67.50%) User Experience
2 22 (55.00%) Photoshop
3 19 (47.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (37.50%) HTML
4 15 (37.50%) CSS
5 12 (30.00%) Graphic Design
6 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (25.00%) Adobe
7 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (17.50%) Mobile App
7 7 (17.50%) Retail
8 6 (15.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 5 (12.50%) HTML5
9 5 (12.50%) Finance
9 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 5 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
9 5 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (12.50%) Analytics
10 4 (10.00%) Flash
10 4 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (10.00%) Information Architecture
10 4 (10.00%) CSS3
10 4 (10.00%) jQuery
11 3 (7.50%) Time Management
11 3 (7.50%) Banking
11 3 (7.50%) Web Design
11 3 (7.50%) Marketing
11 3 (7.50%) Android
12 2 (5.00%) UX Design

Visual Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 22 (55.00%) Photoshop
2 19 (47.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (5.00%) Fireworks
4 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.50%) InDesign
5 1 (2.50%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (5.00%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (17.50%) Retail
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.00%) Law
4 2 (5.00%) Games
5 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.50%) Electronics
5 1 (2.50%) German Language
5 1 (2.50%) Russian Language
5 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) HTML
1 15 (37.50%) CSS
2 5 (12.50%) HTML5
3 4 (10.00%) Flash
3 4 (10.00%) CSS3
3 4 (10.00%) jQuery
4 1 (2.50%) Ajax
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 27 (67.50%) User Experience
2 12 (30.00%) Graphic Design
3 7 (17.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Handset
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile Games
4 1 (2.50%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.50%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Photography
4 1 (2.50%) RIA
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Android
2 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 5 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
2 5 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (12.50%) Analytics
3 4 (10.00%) Information Architecture
4 3 (7.50%) Time Management
4 3 (7.50%) Web Design
5 2 (5.00%) UX Design
5 2 (5.00%) Product Marketing
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (2.50%) Web Development
6 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.50%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile Development
6 1 (2.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
2 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (2.50%) Apple
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