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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Visual Designer
Rank 550 532 518
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Visual Designer 33 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.044% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.047% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £263 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -33.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £353 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £260 £300
% change year-on-year
+36.53% -13.33%
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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
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
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 30 January 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 12 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 30 January 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 -7 32 £325 +23.80% 8
London +4 23 £325 +12.06% 5
City of London +18 8 £310 +16.98% 2
South East -2 5 £293 +12.50% 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £250 -
Surrey - 1 £335 - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Castleford - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Visual Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 48 (68.57%) Photoshop
2 41 (58.57%) User Experience
3 38 (54.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 25 (35.71%) CSS
5 24 (34.29%) HTML
5 24 (34.29%) Adobe
6 20 (28.57%) Marketing
7 18 (25.71%) Banking
7 18 (25.71%) Finance
8 12 (17.14%) Android
8 12 (17.14%) Apple iOS
8 12 (17.14%) Mobile App
9 10 (14.29%) Graphic Design
10 9 (12.86%) Retail
11 8 (11.43%) Performance Improvement
11 8 (11.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
11 8 (11.43%) Social Media
12 6 (8.57%) CSS3
12 6 (8.57%) HTML5
12 6 (8.57%) Responsive Web Design
13 5 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
13 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
14 4 (5.71%) Dreamweaver
14 4 (5.71%) Financial Institution
14 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
14 4 (5.71%) Information Architecture
14 4 (5.71%) Axure RP
14 4 (5.71%) Mobile Banking

Visual Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 48 (68.57%) Photoshop
2 38 (54.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (11.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (2.86%) InDesign
4 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.43%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.43%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.43%) MS Office
5 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.43%) Adobe After Effects
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (5.71%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 20 (28.57%) Marketing
2 18 (25.71%) Banking
2 18 (25.71%) Finance
3 9 (12.86%) Retail
4 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.71%) Financial Institution
6 3 (4.29%) Retail Banking
6 3 (4.29%) Games
7 1 (1.43%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.71%) CSS
2 24 (34.29%) HTML
3 6 (8.57%) CSS3
3 6 (8.57%) HTML5
4 3 (4.29%) jQuery
4 3 (4.29%) XML
4 3 (4.29%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 41 (58.57%) User Experience
2 12 (17.14%) Mobile App
3 10 (14.29%) Graphic Design
4 8 (11.43%) Social Media
5 5 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (5.71%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (4.29%) Online Banking
7 3 (4.29%) Photography
7 3 (4.29%) W3C
8 2 (2.86%) Animation
9 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.43%) Online Games
9 1 (1.43%) Handset
9 1 (1.43%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.14%) Android
1 12 (17.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.43%) Performance Improvement
2 6 (8.57%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
4 4 (5.71%) Information Architecture
5 3 (4.29%) Time Management
5 3 (4.29%) Web Design
6 2 (2.86%) Product Marketing
6 2 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (2.86%) Line Management
6 2 (2.86%) Coaching
7 1 (1.43%) User Stories
7 1 (1.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (1.43%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (1.43%) Web Development
7 1 (1.43%) Investment Management
7 1 (1.43%) Mobile Commerce
7 1 (1.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) HND
3 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (34.29%) Adobe
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