Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Visual Designer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Visual Designer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 218 222
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Visual Designer 15 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 11
City of London median daily rate £438 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +15.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £378 £325 £313
90th Percentile £576 £456 £394
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,651 5,922 6,845
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 95.44% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,274 4,702 5,395
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £649
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 66 99
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.35 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.36% -8.20% +17.59%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £10.96
90th Percentile £31.00 £55.00 £40.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.44 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -8.21% +15.15%

Visual Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Visual Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Designer in the City of London

Visual Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Designer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Designer in the City of London

Visual Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Designer in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Designer in the City of London

Visual Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 across the City of London region featuring Visual Designer in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) User Experience
2 12 (80.00%) Finance
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (53.33%) Photoshop
5 7 (46.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (40.00%) Adobe
6 6 (40.00%) Web Design
6 6 (40.00%) Typography
7 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
7 5 (33.33%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 5 (33.33%) Banking
7 5 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (33.33%) UX Design
8 4 (26.67%) Degree
8 4 (26.67%) Web Services
9 3 (20.00%) Wealth Management
9 3 (20.00%) Marketing
9 3 (20.00%) InVision
10 2 (13.33%) Scrum
11 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
11 1 (6.67%) Data Visualisation
11 1 (6.67%) Customer Insight
11 1 (6.67%) HTML5
11 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
11 1 (6.67%) Android
11 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
11 1 (6.67%) HTML
11 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (6.67%) Workflow

Visual Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (53.33%) Photoshop
2 5 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (20.00%) InVision
4 1 (6.67%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (6.67%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
General
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (93.33%) User Experience
2 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 6 (40.00%) Typography
3 6 (40.00%) Web Design
4 5 (33.33%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
4 5 (33.33%) UX Design
5 3 (20.00%) Wealth Management
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) Customer Insight
7 1 (6.67%) Customer-Centricity
7 1 (6.67%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) Use Case
7 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
7 1 (6.67%) Wireframes
7 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Adobe