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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Visual Designer
Rank 579 558 581
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Visual Designer 27 34 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.064% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.069% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 21
Average daily rate
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£314 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.86% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £192 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £194 £250
% change year-on-year
+61.49% -22.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £185.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £185.00 - -

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 10 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 16 September 2014. 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 26 £314 +1.20% 3
London +12 19 £325 - 3
City of London +16 4 £325 -
South East -3 4 £313 -0.79%
Leeds - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Visual Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (71.83%) Photoshop
1 51 (71.83%) User Experience
2 49 (69.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 41 (57.75%) Adobe
4 27 (38.03%) CSS
5 25 (35.21%) HTML
5 25 (35.21%) Android
6 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (21.13%) Adobe After Effects
7 15 (21.13%) Mobile App
7 15 (21.13%) Axure RP
7 15 (21.13%) Apple iOS
8 12 (16.90%) Marketing
9 11 (15.49%) OmniGraffle
10 10 (14.08%) Animation
10 10 (14.08%) E-Commerce
11 9 (12.68%) Flash
11 9 (12.68%) InDesign
12 8 (11.27%) Degree
12 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (9.86%) Fireworks
13 7 (9.86%) Banking
13 7 (9.86%) Retail
13 7 (9.86%) User Experience Design
14 6 (8.45%) Usability Testing
14 6 (8.45%) Graphic Design
14 6 (8.45%) Windows
14 6 (8.45%) Scrum
15 5 (7.04%) Retail Banking
16 4 (5.63%) Finance

Visual Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 51 (71.83%) Photoshop
2 49 (69.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (21.13%) Adobe After Effects
4 11 (15.49%) OmniGraffle
5 9 (12.68%) InDesign
6 7 (9.86%) Fireworks
7 3 (4.23%) MS Office
8 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Internet
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Axure RP
2 3 (4.23%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (2.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 12 (16.90%) Marketing
2 7 (9.86%) Banking
2 7 (9.86%) Retail
3 5 (7.04%) Retail Banking
4 4 (5.63%) Finance
5 3 (4.23%) Games
6 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.41%) Advertising
7 1 (1.41%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (38.03%) CSS
2 25 (35.21%) HTML
3 9 (12.68%) Flash
4 2 (2.82%) HTML5
5 1 (1.41%) CSS3
5 1 (1.41%) LESS
5 1 (1.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 51 (71.83%) User Experience
2 15 (21.13%) Mobile App
3 10 (14.08%) Animation
4 6 (8.45%) Graphic Design
5 4 (5.63%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (4.23%) Smartphone
6 3 (4.23%) Visualisation
6 3 (4.23%) Social Media
7 1 (1.41%) iPad
7 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.41%) Online Games
7 1 (1.41%) iPhone
7 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.21%) Android
2 15 (21.13%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.45%) Windows
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.08%) E-Commerce
3 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.86%) User Experience Design
5 6 (8.45%) Usability Testing
5 6 (8.45%) Scrum
6 3 (4.23%) Industrial Design
7 2 (2.82%) B2B
7 2 (2.82%) Information Architecture
7 2 (2.82%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (2.82%) Line Management
7 2 (2.82%) Coaching
8 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.41%) Analytics
8 1 (1.41%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.41%) Time Management
8 1 (1.41%) Multivariate Testing
8 1 (1.41%) Mobile Commerce
8 1 (1.41%) Project Management
8 1 (1.41%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
Vendors
1 41 (57.75%) Adobe
2 2 (2.82%) Nokia
3 1 (1.41%) Apple
3 1 (1.41%) Google
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft