Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 779 740 811
Rank change year-on-year -39 +71 -103
Contract jobs citing Graphic Design 108 120 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.37% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 73 71
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +12.00%
10th Percentile £87 £188 £180
90th Percentile £491 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £363 £360
% change year-on-year -8.62% +0.69% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
UK median hourly rate - £13.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.48% -7.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £10.30
% change year-on-year - +26.21% -64.10%

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 34,873 32,709 37,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.12% 34.19% 34.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,559 21,317 24,274
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £622
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,059 1,035 1,259
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -0.82% +11.07%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.83
% change year-on-year +2.56% -6.39% +15.72%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -17 102 £375 - 91
London -18 56 £400 +3.23% 26
UK excluding London -49 51 £331 -8.62% 67
South East -3 19 £118 -63.85% 11
North of England -26 8 £450 +50.00% 14
Midlands -30 8 £525 +31.25% 22
West Midlands -15 7 - - 11
East of England -18 7 £325 -14.75% 4
North West -14 6 £438 +45.83% 6
Scotland -45 5 £338 +39.90%
South West -13 4 £320 -12.33% 14
Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 7
East Midlands -18 1 £525 +31.25% 11

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 56 (51.85%) User Experience
2 48 (44.44%) HTML
3 46 (42.59%) Photoshop
4 37 (34.26%) Adobe
4 37 (34.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 30 (27.78%) CSS
6 28 (25.93%) CMS
7 26 (24.07%) Publishing
7 26 (24.07%) HTML5
8 24 (22.22%) Prototyping
9 23 (21.30%) Finance
9 23 (21.30%) Content Management
10 22 (20.37%) Marketing
10 22 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (19.44%) InDesign
11 21 (19.44%) Wireframes
12 20 (18.52%) JavaScript
13 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
13 19 (17.59%) Copywriting
14 18 (16.67%) OO
14 18 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 18 (16.67%) InVision
15 17 (15.74%) Social Media
15 17 (15.74%) .NET
15 17 (15.74%) Microsoft Office
16 16 (14.81%) .NET Framework
17 15 (13.89%) Infographics
18 14 (12.96%) SQL Server
19 13 (12.04%) Linux
19 13 (12.04%) OOP

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 28 (25.93%) CMS
2 5 (4.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.78%) WordPress
4 1 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.93%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) Kentico
4 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (42.59%) Photoshop
2 37 (34.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 21 (19.44%) InDesign
4 18 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 18 (16.67%) InVision
5 17 (15.74%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (9.26%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (6.48%) UXPin
8 5 (4.63%) Adobe After Effects
8 5 (4.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
10 2 (1.85%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (1.85%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.93%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.93%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.93%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.93%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.70%) Office 365
4 3 (2.78%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) H.323
1 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
1 1 (0.93%) Skype
1 1 (0.93%) SSL
1 1 (0.93%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.85%) Power BI
4 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 13 (12.04%) Axure RP
2 10 (9.26%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (4.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (4.63%) Jasmine
3 5 (4.63%) Karma Test Runner
3 5 (4.63%) webpack
4 4 (3.70%) ProtoShare
5 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.93%) GitLab
6 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.93%) JIRA
6 1 (0.93%) Maven
6 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (24.07%) Publishing
2 23 (21.30%) Finance
3 22 (20.37%) Marketing
4 13 (12.04%) Banking
5 8 (7.41%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.85%) French Language
6 2 (1.85%) Games
6 2 (1.85%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) Law
7 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (54.63%) Designer
2 18 (16.67%) UX Designer
3 14 (12.96%) Digital Designer
3 14 (12.96%) Graphic Designer
4 12 (11.11%) Developer
5 11 (10.19%) Author
5 11 (10.19%) Technical Author
6 9 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (6.48%) Administrator
7 7 (6.48%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (6.48%) UI Designer
8 6 (5.56%) UI/UX Designer
9 4 (3.70%) Artworker
9 4 (3.70%) HTML Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Technical Writer
9 4 (3.70%) Visual Designer
10 3 (2.78%) Lead Designer
10 3 (2.78%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.78%) Senior Designer
10 3 (2.78%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (44.44%) HTML
2 30 (27.78%) CSS
3 26 (24.07%) HTML5
4 17 (15.74%) .NET
5 16 (14.81%) .NET Framework
6 10 (9.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 8 (7.41%) CSS3
8 8 (7.41%) React
9 7 (6.48%) jQuery
10 6 (5.56%) Flash
10 6 (5.56%) REST
11 5 (4.63%) Redux
12 4 (3.70%) ASP.NET
13 3 (2.78%) Web Services
14 2 (1.85%) Angular 2
14 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (1.85%) JSON
14 2 (1.85%) Material Design
14 2 (1.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (51.85%) User Experience
2 17 (15.74%) Social Media
3 12 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 12 (11.11%) Virtual Team
4 11 (10.19%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.70%) Animation
5 4 (3.70%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.70%) Fintech
6 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.85%) Photography
7 2 (1.85%) Podcast
7 2 (1.85%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.93%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.93%) Social Network
8 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.04%) Linux
1 13 (12.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (3.70%) Android
3 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.85%) Windows
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) Prototyping
2 23 (21.30%) Content Management
3 22 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (19.44%) Wireframes
5 19 (17.59%) Copywriting
6 18 (16.67%) OO
7 15 (13.89%) Infographics
8 13 (12.04%) OOP
8 13 (12.04%) Organisational Awareness
8 13 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (12.04%) Wealth Management
9 12 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
9 12 (11.11%) Front End Development
10 11 (10.19%) Typography
11 10 (9.26%) Visualisation
12 9 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
12 9 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
13 8 (7.41%) E-Commerce
14 7 (6.48%) Usability Testing
14 7 (6.48%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.70%) C#
2 4 (3.70%) SQL
3 2 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) Clojure
4 1 (0.93%) PHP
4 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (12.04%) Degree
2 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.93%) GDPR
2 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.93%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 37 (34.26%) Adobe
2 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
3 13 (12.04%) Red Hat
4 12 (11.11%) Facebook
4 12 (11.11%) Twitter
5 10 (9.26%) Google
6 5 (4.63%) Apple
7 3 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.93%) ATG
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle
8 1 (0.93%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.93%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Splunk
8 1 (0.93%) Tableau
8 1 (0.93%) Tandberg
8 1 (0.93%) Telerik
8 1 (0.93%) Xamarin