Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Visual Designer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 220 236
Rank change year-on-year -25 +16 +66
Contract jobs requiring a Visual Designer 11 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
City of London median daily rate £375 £525 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +61.54% -13.33%
10th Percentile £325 £292 £300
90th Percentile £450 £638 £400
Central London median daily rate £375 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -28.57% +23.53% +13.33%
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 6,737 6,176 6,539
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.84% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,296 4,737 5,244
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £451
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.21% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 77 84
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% -1.61% -
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.52 £11.33
90th Percentile £30.60 £30.07 £32.18
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.25
% change year-on-year +5.23% -7.68% +2.93%

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Visual Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Visual Designer in the job title.

1 8 (72.73%) User Experience
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Responsive Web Design
3 6 (54.55%) Photoshop
3 6 (54.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (45.45%) Typography
4 5 (45.45%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
5 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
5 4 (36.36%) Web Design
6 3 (27.27%) Adobe
6 3 (27.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (27.27%) Analytics
6 3 (27.27%) UX Design
6 3 (27.27%) InVision
7 2 (18.18%) Creative Thinking
7 2 (18.18%) Marketing
7 2 (18.18%) Games
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
8 1 (9.09%) Graphic Design
8 1 (9.09%) JIRA
8 1 (9.09%) QA
8 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
8 1 (9.09%) HTML
8 1 (9.09%) InDesign
8 1 (9.09%) Scrum
8 1 (9.09%) Validation
8 1 (9.09%) Project Management
8 1 (9.09%) CSS
8 1 (9.09%) Web Services

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 6 (54.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (54.55%) Photoshop
2 3 (27.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (27.27%) InVision
3 1 (9.09%) InDesign
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Games
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) User Experience
2 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Fintech
3 1 (9.09%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (45.45%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
3 5 (45.45%) Typography
4 4 (36.36%) Web Design
5 3 (27.27%) Analytics
5 3 (27.27%) UX Design
6 2 (18.18%) Creative Thinking
7 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
7 1 (9.09%) Iconography
7 1 (9.09%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
7 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (9.09%) Project Management
7 1 (9.09%) Prototyping
7 1 (9.09%) Service Design
7 1 (9.09%) Validation
7 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
7 1 (9.09%) Web Development
7 1 (9.09%) Wireframes
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Adobe