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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Visual Designer
Rank 595 553 527
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Visual Designer 18 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.074% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.080% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £514 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 8 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 3 July 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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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 -51 17 £388 +6.16% 6
London -27 14 £388 +3.33% 5
South East -18 3 - - 1
East Sussex - 3 - - 1
Brighton - 3 - - 1
City of London -16 1 £375 -27.18%
Glasgow - 1 £338 -
Scotland - 1 £338 -

Visual Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 30 (69.77%) User Experience
2 23 (53.49%) Photoshop
3 20 (46.51%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (39.53%) HTML
4 17 (39.53%) CSS
5 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
6 11 (25.58%) Adobe
6 11 (25.58%) Graphic Design
7 10 (23.26%) Mobile App
8 8 (18.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 6 (13.95%) jQuery
9 6 (13.95%) Marketing
9 6 (13.95%) Retail
9 6 (13.95%) Web Design
10 5 (11.63%) Games
10 5 (11.63%) Finance
10 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
10 5 (11.63%) Degree
10 5 (11.63%) HTML5
10 5 (11.63%) Analytics
10 5 (11.63%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (11.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (9.30%) CSS3
11 4 (9.30%) Visualisation
11 4 (9.30%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (6.98%) Internet
12 3 (6.98%) Flash
12 3 (6.98%) Workflow
12 3 (6.98%) Advertising

Visual Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 23 (53.49%) Photoshop
2 20 (46.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (11.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (4.65%) Fireworks
5 1 (2.33%) MS Office
5 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (2.33%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (9.30%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (6.98%) Axure RP
4 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (13.95%) Retail
1 6 (13.95%) Marketing
2 5 (11.63%) Games
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Advertising
4 2 (4.65%) Law
5 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.33%) German Language
5 1 (2.33%) Russian Language
5 1 (2.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) HTML
1 17 (39.53%) CSS
2 6 (13.95%) jQuery
3 5 (11.63%) HTML5
4 4 (9.30%) CSS3
5 3 (6.98%) Flash
6 2 (4.65%) Ajax
6 2 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (4.65%) Apache Flex
6 2 (4.65%) Sass
6 2 (4.65%) Haml
Miscellaneous
1 30 (69.77%) User Experience
2 11 (25.58%) Graphic Design
3 10 (23.26%) Mobile App
4 4 (9.30%) Visualisation
5 2 (4.65%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.33%) RIA
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile Games
6 1 (2.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Android
1 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.95%) Web Design
3 5 (11.63%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (11.63%) Analytics
3 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.98%) Workflow
4 3 (6.98%) Web Development
4 3 (6.98%) Information Architecture
5 2 (4.65%) Scrum
5 2 (4.65%) Mobile First
5 2 (4.65%) Product Marketing
5 2 (4.65%) Time Management
5 2 (4.65%) UX Design
5 2 (4.65%) Product Management
5 2 (4.65%) Validation
5 2 (4.65%) Project Management
6 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.33%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (2.33%) SDLC
6 1 (2.33%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.65%) Ruby
3 1 (2.33%) C++
3 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Adobe
2 1 (2.33%) Apple
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