Period
to 18 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Graphic Design in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Graphic Design over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Graphic Design
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 770 735 784
Rank change year-on-year -35 +49 -92
Contract jobs citing Graphic Design 114 132 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.39% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 81 65
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £223 £135 £203
90th Percentile £525 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -7.53% +4.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -58.40% +85.57%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.00 £16.97
90th Percentile £18.75 £36.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% +13.04% -52.58%

Graphic Design is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35,245 34,202 36,544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.19% 34.41% 34.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,083 22,492 23,877
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £660 £650 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,079 1,066 1,248
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.36
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year - -0.62% +15.00%

Graphic Design
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Graphic Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Graphic Design in the UK

Graphic Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Graphic Design in the UK

Graphic Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Graphic Design over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Graphic Design in the UK

Graphic Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Graphic Design in the UK

Graphic Design
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graphic Design within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. 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
England -13 108 £375 - 79
London -20 57 £400 +6.67% 25
UK excluding London -33 55 £338 -7.53% 59
South East -11 16 £250 -33.33% 14
North of England -24 12 £450 +157.14% 16
East of England -12 10 £325 -7.14% 2
Midlands -21 8 £525 +31.25% 9
West Midlands -12 7 - - 4
North West -18 6 £438 +98.86% 7
Yorkshire - 6 £450 - 8
Scotland -20 5 £399 +220.93% 3
South West -14 4 £425 +16.44% 13
East Midlands -6 1 £525 +31.25% 5

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Graphic Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Graphic Design.

1 64 (56.14%) User Experience
2 52 (45.61%) HTML
3 48 (42.11%) Adobe
4 42 (36.84%) Photoshop
5 39 (34.21%) CSS
6 34 (29.82%) JavaScript
7 33 (28.95%) Adobe Illustrator
8 31 (27.19%) Prototyping
9 25 (21.93%) CMS
10 24 (21.05%) InVision
11 22 (19.30%) Content Management
11 22 (19.30%) Finance
11 22 (19.30%) Publishing
12 20 (17.54%) InDesign
12 20 (17.54%) HTML5
13 19 (16.67%) Typography
13 19 (16.67%) Wireframes
13 19 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 19 (16.67%) Degree
13 19 (16.67%) OO
14 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
14 17 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (14.91%) Visualisation
15 16 (14.04%) Data Visualisation
16 15 (13.16%) Infographics
16 15 (13.16%) Marketing
16 15 (13.16%) .NET
16 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
17 14 (12.28%) SQL Server
17 14 (12.28%) Linux

Graphic Design
Co-occurring 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 25 (21.93%) CMS
2 4 (3.51%) Drupal
3 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.63%) WordPress
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.88%) Apache
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (36.84%) Photoshop
2 33 (28.95%) Adobe Illustrator
3 24 (21.05%) InVision
4 20 (17.54%) InDesign
5 19 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (8.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 9 (7.89%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (6.14%) Adobe After Effects
11 5 (4.39%) UXPin
12 4 (3.51%) Final Cut Pro
12 4 (3.51%) Fireworks
12 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
13 2 (1.75%) Acrobat
13 2 (1.75%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.88%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.88%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.88%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (2.63%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.75%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.88%) GitHub
4 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.88%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) WebEx
2 1 (0.88%) H.323
2 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.28%) Relational Database
1 14 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (11.40%) Axure RP
2 11 (9.65%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (4.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (4.39%) Jasmine
3 5 (4.39%) Karma Test Runner
3 5 (4.39%) webpack
4 4 (3.51%) ProtoShare
5 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.75%) JIRA
7 1 (0.88%) GitLab
7 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.88%) Maven
7 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (19.30%) Finance
1 22 (19.30%) Publishing
2 15 (13.16%) Marketing
3 14 (12.28%) Banking
4 9 (7.89%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.75%) Games
5 2 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) French Language
6 1 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 61 (53.51%) Designer
2 18 (15.79%) Developer
3 16 (14.04%) UX Designer
4 15 (13.16%) Digital Designer
5 14 (12.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 13 (11.40%) Graphic Designer
6 13 (11.40%) UI Designer
7 11 (9.65%) Author
7 11 (9.65%) Technical Author
8 7 (6.14%) Administrator
8 7 (6.14%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (4.39%) UI/UX Designer
11 4 (3.51%) Drupal Developer
11 4 (3.51%) HTML Developer
11 4 (3.51%) Senior Designer
11 4 (3.51%) Visual Designer
12 3 (2.63%) Lead Designer
12 3 (2.63%) Senior UX Designer
12 3 (2.63%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (45.61%) HTML
2 39 (34.21%) CSS
3 20 (17.54%) HTML5
4 15 (13.16%) .NET
5 14 (12.28%) .NET Framework
6 10 (8.77%) jQuery
6 10 (8.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (7.89%) AngularJS
7 9 (7.89%) Vue.js
8 8 (7.02%) CSS3
8 8 (7.02%) React
9 6 (5.26%) REST
9 6 (5.26%) XHTML
10 5 (4.39%) Redux
11 3 (2.63%) Flash
11 3 (2.63%) Sass
12 2 (1.75%) JSON
12 2 (1.75%) Node.js
13 1 (0.88%) OAuth
13 1 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 64 (56.14%) User Experience
2 13 (11.40%) Social Media
3 12 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (8.77%) Animation
6 8 (7.02%) Analytical Mindset
6 8 (7.02%) Mobile App
7 6 (5.26%) Photography
7 6 (5.26%) Video Editing
8 5 (4.39%) Fintech
8 5 (4.39%) Virtual Team
9 4 (3.51%) e-Learning
10 3 (2.63%) Learning Management System
11 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.75%) Podcast
11 2 (1.75%) VLE
12 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.88%) SCORM
12 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.28%) Linux
1 14 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.75%) Android
2 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.75%) Windows
3 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.19%) Prototyping
2 22 (19.30%) Content Management
3 19 (16.67%) OO
3 19 (16.67%) Typography
3 19 (16.67%) Wireframes
4 17 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (14.91%) Visualisation
5 16 (14.04%) Data Visualisation
6 15 (13.16%) Infographics
7 14 (12.28%) Analytics
7 14 (12.28%) Front End Development
7 14 (12.28%) OOP
7 14 (12.28%) Organisational Awareness
7 14 (12.28%) Wealth Management
8 13 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (10.53%) Copywriting
10 11 (9.65%) B2B
11 9 (7.89%) Interaction Design
12 8 (7.02%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (7.02%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.82%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.75%) Clojure
2 2 (1.75%) Java
3 1 (0.88%) C#
3 1 (0.88%) PHP
3 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) QA
1 4 (3.51%) WCAG
2 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.88%) GDPR
2 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.88%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 48 (42.11%) Adobe
2 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.28%) Red Hat
4 8 (7.02%) Google
5 5 (4.39%) Facebook
5 5 (4.39%) Twitter
6 3 (2.63%) Apple
7 1 (0.88%) ATG
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle
7 1 (0.88%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.88%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.88%) Splunk
7 1 (0.88%) Tableau
7 1 (0.88%) Tandberg