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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Visual Designer
Rank 554 549 523
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Visual Designer 43 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.043% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.046% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 24
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £260 £250
% change year-on-year
+37.11% +4.00%
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
51721 47458 47769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.64% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32625 28720 26837
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2093 2063 2513
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -2 41 £325 - 5
London +17 34 £325 -4.41% 4
City of London +18 11 £375 +27.11% 1
South East -20 3 £250 -3.84%
Milton Keynes - 2 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £250 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Castleford - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Visual Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 47 (66.20%) User Experience
2 46 (64.79%) Photoshop
3 39 (54.93%) Adobe Illustrator
4 27 (38.03%) Adobe
5 19 (26.76%) Marketing
5 19 (26.76%) CSS
6 18 (25.35%) HTML
6 18 (25.35%) Android
7 15 (21.13%) Apple iOS
7 15 (21.13%) Mobile App
8 13 (18.31%) Banking
9 12 (16.90%) Finance
9 12 (16.90%) Graphic Design
10 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (14.08%) Retail
10 10 (14.08%) E-Commerce
11 8 (11.27%) Social Media
12 7 (9.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (8.45%) Degree
14 5 (7.04%) Axure RP
14 5 (7.04%) Flash
14 5 (7.04%) Mobile Payment
15 4 (5.63%) Responsive Web Design
15 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
15 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
15 4 (5.63%) InDesign
15 4 (5.63%) Animation
16 3 (4.23%) Visualisation
16 3 (4.23%) Digital Marketing
16 3 (4.23%) Performance Improvement

Visual Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 46 (64.79%) Photoshop
2 39 (54.93%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (9.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (5.63%) InDesign
5 3 (4.23%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (4.23%) MS Office
6 2 (2.82%) Fireworks
7 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (1.41%) OmniGraffle
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Axure RP
2 3 (4.23%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (2.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 19 (26.76%) Marketing
2 13 (18.31%) Banking
3 12 (16.90%) Finance
4 10 (14.08%) Retail
5 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.23%) Financial Institution
6 3 (4.23%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.82%) Games
8 1 (1.41%) Polish Language
8 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.76%) CSS
2 18 (25.35%) HTML
3 5 (7.04%) Flash
4 1 (1.41%) jQuery
4 1 (1.41%) HTML5
4 1 (1.41%) CSS3
4 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (66.20%) User Experience
2 15 (21.13%) Mobile App
3 12 (16.90%) Graphic Design
4 8 (11.27%) Social Media
5 5 (7.04%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (5.63%) Animation
7 3 (4.23%) Smartphone
7 3 (4.23%) Visualisation
7 3 (4.23%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (2.82%) Online Banking
8 2 (2.82%) Photography
9 1 (1.41%) Online Games
9 1 (1.41%) iPhone
9 1 (1.41%) W3C
9 1 (1.41%) iPad
9 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.35%) Android
2 15 (21.13%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Phone
3 2 (2.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.08%) E-Commerce
1 10 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (5.63%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (4.23%) Information Architecture
3 3 (4.23%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (4.23%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Industrial Design
4 2 (2.82%) B2B
4 2 (2.82%) Line Management
4 2 (2.82%) Coaching
4 2 (2.82%) Web Design
5 1 (1.41%) User Stories
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (1.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.41%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (38.03%) Adobe
2 2 (2.82%) Nokia
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