The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Visual Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Visual Designer
Rank 583 574 607
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Visual Designer 44 63 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.12% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.12% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 51 31
Median daily rate £394 £388 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +11.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £326 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Visual Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Visual Designer in the job title.

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 5 December 2016.

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 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 41 £400 +0.50% 4
London -13 35 £400 - 4
Scotland +9 3 £388 +10.71%
Glasgow +6 3 £388 +10.71%
Yorkshire +12 2 - -
South East +6 2 - -
City of London +2 2 £425 +13.33% 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
South West +8 1 £250 -37.88%
South Yorkshire -9 1 - -
Sheffield -14 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Street - 1 £250 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £325 -
Somerset - 1 £250 -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -

Visual Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Visual Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Visual Designer in the job title.

1 63 (75.00%) User Experience
2 45 (53.57%) Photoshop
3 38 (45.24%) Adobe
3 38 (45.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 38 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (38.10%) Banking
5 29 (34.52%) Finance
6 27 (32.14%) HTML
6 27 (32.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 22 (26.19%) CSS
8 21 (25.00%) Wireframes
9 18 (21.43%) Typography
10 17 (20.24%) Visualisation
11 16 (19.05%) Prototyping
12 15 (17.86%) Marketing
12 15 (17.86%) Degree
13 14 (16.67%) Investment Banking
13 14 (16.67%) Mobile App
14 13 (15.48%) Android
14 13 (15.48%) Data Visualisation
15 10 (11.90%) Apple iOS
15 10 (11.90%) Cash Management
15 10 (11.90%) Product Management
15 10 (11.90%) Responsive Web Design
16 9 (10.71%) QA
17 8 (9.52%) Scrum
17 8 (9.52%) HTML5
18 7 (8.33%) InVision
18 7 (8.33%) Front End Development
19 6 (7.14%) Axure RP

Visual Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.95%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (53.57%) Photoshop
2 38 (45.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 27 (32.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (8.33%) InVision
5 5 (5.95%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
6 3 (3.57%) MS Office
6 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
7 2 (2.38%) Acrobat
8 1 (1.19%) Fireworks
8 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
1 1 (1.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Axure RP
2 5 (5.95%) JIRA
3 3 (3.57%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 32 (38.10%) Banking
2 29 (34.52%) Finance
3 15 (17.86%) Marketing
4 14 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.95%) Financial Institution
5 5 (5.95%) Retail
6 1 (1.19%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.14%) HTML
2 22 (26.19%) CSS
3 8 (9.52%) HTML5
4 5 (5.95%) Flash
5 2 (2.38%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.19%) COM
6 1 (1.19%) jQuery
6 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 63 (75.00%) User Experience
2 17 (20.24%) Visualisation
3 14 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.95%) Photography
5 4 (4.76%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (4.76%) Motion Graphics
6 3 (3.57%) Graphic Design
6 3 (3.57%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.38%) Animation
7 2 (2.38%) Social Media
7 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.19%) Fintech
8 1 (1.19%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.19%) Psychology
8 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.48%) Android
2 10 (11.90%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.00%) Wireframes
3 18 (21.43%) Typography
4 16 (19.05%) Prototyping
5 13 (15.48%) Data Visualisation
6 10 (11.90%) Cash Management
6 10 (11.90%) Product Management
6 10 (11.90%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (9.52%) Scrum
8 7 (8.33%) Front End Development
9 6 (7.14%) Project Management
9 6 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.95%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.95%) Iconography
10 5 (5.95%) Use Case
10 5 (5.95%) Workflow
11 4 (4.76%) Software Engineering
12 3 (3.57%) Service Design
12 3 (3.57%) Usability Testing
12 3 (3.57%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.19%) C
2 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (17.86%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.71%) QA
Vendors
1 38 (45.24%) Adobe
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.19%) Cisco
3 1 (1.19%) Dell
3 1 (1.19%) Facebook
3 1 (1.19%) Infor
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.19%) Samsung
3 1 (1.19%) SAP
3 1 (1.19%) Tandberg
3 1 (1.19%) Twitter
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