Period
to 13 December 2019

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 13 December 2019 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 690 788 773
Rank change year-on-year +98 -15 +23
Contract jobs citing Graphic Design 92 121 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.36% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 64 78
UK median daily rate £380 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £188 £225 £130
90th Percentile £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £325
% change year-on-year -9.68% +19.23% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
UK median hourly rate £6.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.71% +34.62% -58.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £6.00 £17.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -65.71% +34.62% +13.04%

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 24,788 33,901 34,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.08% 32.25% 33.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,680 22,122 22,627
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £670 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,040 1,060 1,008
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -4.41% +4.61%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.88 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.39% -5.00% -

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 13 December 2019.

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 12 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 13 December 2019. 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 +98 91 £381 -4.79% 42
UK excluding London +83 53 £350 -9.68% 33
London +67 39 £443 +10.69% 13
South East +68 20 £350 +40.00% 5
South West +15 13 £350 -17.65% 1
North of England +25 7 £400 -8.57% 6
Midlands +52 6 - - 11
East of England +38 6 £425 - 6
East Midlands - 6 - - 6
Yorkshire +32 4 £265 -41.11% 4
North West +7 3 £413 -5.71% 2
Wales - 1 £275 - 1

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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 50 (54.35%) JavaScript
1 50 (54.35%) HTML
1 50 (54.35%) User Experience
2 42 (45.65%) CSS
2 42 (45.65%) Photoshop
3 39 (42.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 34 (36.96%) Adobe
5 26 (28.26%) Wireframes
6 22 (23.91%) HTML5
6 22 (23.91%) jQuery
6 22 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (21.74%) Marketing
7 20 (21.74%) Java
8 16 (17.39%) AngularJS
8 16 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 16 (17.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 15 (16.30%) Sass
9 15 (16.30%) Sketch
10 14 (15.22%) CSS3
11 13 (14.13%) React
12 12 (13.04%) PHP
12 12 (13.04%) Front End Development
13 10 (10.87%) Social Media
13 10 (10.87%) Node.js
13 10 (10.87%) Prototyping
13 10 (10.87%) Rapid Prototyping
13 10 (10.87%) Visualisation
13 10 (10.87%) Web Development
14 9 (9.78%) JIRA
14 9 (9.78%) Animation

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 9 (9.78%) WordPress
2 6 (6.52%) CMS
3 5 (5.43%) Apache
4 1 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 42 (45.65%) Photoshop
2 39 (42.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (17.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 15 (16.30%) Sketch
5 9 (9.78%) InDesign
6 7 (7.61%) InVision
6 7 (7.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (3.26%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (3.26%) Lectora
7 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (2.17%) Acrobat
8 2 (2.17%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (2.17%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (2.17%) Adobe XD
8 2 (2.17%) Fireworks
9 1 (1.09%) Figma
9 1 (1.09%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) SaaS
2 4 (4.35%) Azure
2 4 (4.35%) npm
2 4 (4.35%) Power Platform
3 3 (3.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Internet
2 1 (1.09%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) MySQL
2 4 (4.35%) Power BI
2 4 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) JIRA
2 7 (7.61%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (5.43%) Axure RP
3 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio
3 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio Code
4 4 (4.35%) webpack
5 3 (3.26%) FrontPage
6 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.09%) Grunt
6 1 (1.09%) gulp
6 1 (1.09%) Postman
6 1 (1.09%) Xcode
General
1 20 (21.74%) Marketing
2 9 (9.78%) Finance
3 7 (7.61%) Publishing
4 4 (4.35%) Advertising
4 4 (4.35%) Games
4 4 (4.35%) Retail
5 3 (3.26%) Automotive
5 3 (3.26%) Banking
5 3 (3.26%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.17%) Legal
6 2 (2.17%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.09%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.09%) French Language
7 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.09%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.09%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (46.74%) Designer
2 34 (36.96%) Developer
3 21 (22.83%) UX Designer
4 13 (14.13%) UI Designer
5 10 (10.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (9.78%) Graduate
6 9 (9.78%) Graduate Developer
6 9 (9.78%) Graphic Designer
6 9 (9.78%) UI/UX Designer
7 8 (8.70%) Web Developer
8 7 (7.61%) React Developer
8 7 (7.61%) Senior Designer
9 6 (6.52%) Author
9 6 (6.52%) Technical Author
9 6 (6.52%) UI Developer
9 6 (6.52%) UX Developer
9 6 (6.52%) Web Designer
10 5 (5.43%) Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) Consultant
10 5 (5.43%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (54.35%) HTML
2 42 (45.65%) CSS
3 22 (23.91%) HTML5
3 22 (23.91%) jQuery
4 16 (17.39%) AngularJS
4 16 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 15 (16.30%) Sass
6 14 (15.22%) CSS3
7 13 (14.13%) React
8 10 (10.87%) Node.js
9 7 (7.61%) .NET
10 5 (5.43%) Ember.js
10 5 (5.43%) LAMP
10 5 (5.43%) Laravel
11 4 (4.35%) Spring
12 3 (3.26%) Flash
13 2 (2.17%) Ajax
13 2 (2.17%) CGI
13 2 (2.17%) Underscore.js
13 2 (2.17%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 50 (54.35%) User Experience
2 10 (10.87%) Social Media
3 9 (9.78%) Animation
4 7 (7.61%) Mobile App
5 6 (6.52%) e-Learning
6 4 (4.35%) Photography
7 3 (3.26%) Augmented Reality
7 3 (3.26%) Digital Media
7 3 (3.26%) FMCG
7 3 (3.26%) Learning Management System
8 2 (2.17%) Video Editing
8 2 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.09%) Linked Data
9 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.43%) Linux
2 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.26%) Wireframes
2 22 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.04%) Front End Development
4 10 (10.87%) Prototyping
4 10 (10.87%) Rapid Prototyping
4 10 (10.87%) Visualisation
4 10 (10.87%) Web Development
5 9 (9.78%) Infographics
5 9 (9.78%) Typography
6 8 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (6.52%) Active Listening
7 6 (6.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 6 (6.52%) Instructional Design
7 6 (6.52%) Project Management
7 6 (6.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 6 (6.52%) Web Design
8 5 (5.43%) B2B
8 5 (5.43%) Scrum
8 5 (5.43%) SEO
8 5 (5.43%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 50 (54.35%) JavaScript
2 20 (21.74%) Java
3 12 (13.04%) PHP
4 9 (9.78%) TypeScript
5 5 (5.43%) C#
6 4 (4.35%) Python
6 4 (4.35%) SQL
6 4 (4.35%) VB
7 1 (1.09%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) Degree
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.17%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 34 (36.96%) Adobe
2 5 (5.43%) Facebook
2 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.43%) Twitter
3 4 (4.35%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.17%) Google
5 1 (1.09%) ATG
5 1 (1.09%) BT
5 1 (1.09%) Fujitsu