Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Graphic Designer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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.

Graphics Designer
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 838 788
Rank change year-on-year +48 -50 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Graphic Designer 41 35 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.036% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.038% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 45
England median daily rate £175 £186 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.72% -1.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £114 £115 £106
90th Percentile £361 £273 £333
UK median daily rate £175 £186 £175
% change year-on-year -5.72% +6.07% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.44% +4.83% -11.95%
10th Percentile £12.50 £17.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £27.65 £19.00 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year -27.78% +6.89% -13.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Graphic Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Graphic Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Graphic Designer in England

Graphic Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Graphic Designer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Graphic Designer in England

Graphic Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Graphic Designer in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Graphic Designer in England

Graphic Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graphic Designer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Graphic Designer in England

Graphic Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Graphic Designer in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Graphic Designer in England

Graphic Designer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graphic Designer within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 23 £233 +8.14% 3
South East +17 11 £125 +42.86% 1
North of England +67 4 £140 -30.00% 1
East of England -19 3 £140 -23.81% 1
North West - 3 £140 -
North East - 1 £175 -
Graphic Designer
UK

Graphic Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Graphic 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 England region featuring Graphic Designer in the job title.

1 23 (56.10%) Photoshop
2 22 (53.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (51.22%) Marketing
3 21 (51.22%) Adobe
4 20 (48.78%) HTML
5 17 (41.46%) Graphic Design
6 13 (31.71%) CSS
7 9 (21.95%) Animation
7 9 (21.95%) Social Media
7 9 (21.95%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 8 (19.51%) Degree
8 8 (19.51%) InDesign
9 7 (17.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 7 (17.07%) Finance
9 7 (17.07%) CMS
9 7 (17.07%) Infographics
10 6 (14.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (14.63%) User Experience
10 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
10 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (14.63%) Adobe After Effects
11 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (12.20%) Dreamweaver
11 5 (12.20%) HTML5
11 5 (12.20%) Typography
11 5 (12.20%) Wireframes
12 4 (9.76%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
12 4 (9.76%) Project Management
12 4 (9.76%) Video Editing

Graphic Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (17.07%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (56.10%) Photoshop
2 22 (53.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (19.51%) InDesign
4 7 (17.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (14.63%) Adobe After Effects
5 6 (14.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (7.32%) Acrobat
6 3 (7.32%) Fireworks
6 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (4.88%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (4.88%) InVision
7 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (2.44%) Dropbox
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Dreamweaver
General
1 21 (51.22%) Marketing
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Advertising
4 2 (4.88%) Electronics
4 2 (4.88%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.44%) Games
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Publishing
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (48.78%) HTML
2 13 (31.71%) CSS
3 5 (12.20%) HTML5
4 3 (7.32%) CSS3
4 3 (7.32%) Flash
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (41.46%) Graphic Design
2 9 (21.95%) Animation
2 9 (21.95%) Social Media
3 6 (14.63%) User Experience
4 4 (9.76%) Video Editing
5 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
5 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.88%) Podcast
6 1 (2.44%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.44%) Fintech
6 1 (2.44%) Life Science
6 1 (2.44%) Motion Graphics
6 1 (2.44%) Photography
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Infographics
2 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.20%) Typography
2 5 (12.20%) Wireframes
3 4 (9.76%) Project Management
3 4 (9.76%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.88%) Customer-Centricity
5 2 (4.88%) Front End Development
5 2 (4.88%) Prototyping
5 2 (4.88%) Scrum
5 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (4.88%) Web Design
6 1 (2.44%) Analytics
6 1 (2.44%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (2.44%) Content Management
6 1 (2.44%) Desktop Publishing
6 1 (2.44%) Machine Learning
6 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.44%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.32%) ActionScript
3 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Adobe
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) Apple
4 1 (2.44%) Facebook
4 1 (2.44%) Quark
4 1 (2.44%) TOWER Software
4 1 (2.44%) Twitter