Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 789 773 788
Rank change year-on-year -16 +15 -46
Contract jobs citing Graphic Design 120 122 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.35% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 79 68
UK median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £225 £130 £218
90th Percentile £500 £525 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +19.23% -3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -58.40% +76.85%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.90 £16.97
90th Percentile £18.75 £34.13 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% +13.04% -42.50%

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 34,822 34,739 33,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.04% 33.64% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,967 23,075 22,141
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,043 1,007 1,194
UK median hourly rate £20.24 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.29% +2.50% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +7.99%

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 11 December 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 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 11 December 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 -5 115 £400 +14.29% 68
London +15 59 £400 +10.34% 18
UK excluding London -18 57 £388 +19.23% 52
North of England -1 16 £438 +150.00% 8
South East -9 16 £250 -39.39% 11
Midlands -8 9 £175 -46.15% 9
West Midlands -13 9 £175 - 2
North West -17 8 £438 +98.86% 3
Yorkshire - 8 £450 - 3
South West -33 6 £425 +25.93% 15
East of England -11 5 - - 7
Scotland -18 5 £338 +190.95%

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 70 (58.33%) User Experience
2 55 (45.83%) HTML
3 53 (44.17%) Adobe
4 40 (33.33%) CSS
5 37 (30.83%) Photoshop
5 37 (30.83%) JavaScript
6 33 (27.50%) Prototyping
7 30 (25.00%) CMS
7 30 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
8 29 (24.17%) InVision
9 27 (22.50%) Typography
9 27 (22.50%) Degree
10 23 (19.17%) Content Management
10 23 (19.17%) Finance
11 22 (18.33%) Microsoft
12 19 (15.83%) Marketing
12 19 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (15.83%) OO
13 18 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
13 18 (15.00%) Publishing
13 18 (15.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 18 (15.00%) Infographics
13 18 (15.00%) Analytics
14 17 (14.17%) Wireframes
14 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (14.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 16 (13.33%) Visualisation
15 16 (13.33%) HTML5
15 16 (13.33%) Relational Database
15 16 (13.33%) InDesign

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 30 (25.00%) CMS
2 6 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.17%) WordPress
4 4 (3.33%) Drupal
5 3 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.67%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.83%) Marvel
Applications
1 37 (30.83%) Photoshop
2 30 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 29 (24.17%) InVision
4 18 (15.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 18 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (13.33%) InDesign
6 12 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
8 8 (6.67%) Adobe After Effects
9 5 (4.17%) OmniGraffle
10 4 (3.33%) Acrobat
10 4 (3.33%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (3.33%) Final Cut Pro
10 4 (3.33%) Fireworks
10 4 (3.33%) MS Visio
10 4 (3.33%) UXPin
11 3 (2.50%) Camtasia
12 2 (1.67%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.50%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.83%) Office 365
4 1 (0.83%) Taleo
4 1 (0.83%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) WebEx
2 1 (0.83%) H.323
2 1 (0.83%) Intranet
2 1 (0.83%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 14 (11.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.67%) Power BI
3 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (9.17%) Dreamweaver
2 9 (7.50%) Axure RP
3 5 (4.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (4.17%) Jasmine
3 5 (4.17%) Karma Test Runner
3 5 (4.17%) webpack
4 4 (3.33%) ProtoShare
5 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 23 (19.17%) Finance
2 19 (15.83%) Marketing
3 18 (15.00%) Publishing
4 11 (9.17%) Banking
5 8 (6.67%) Investment Banking
6 5 (4.17%) Multimedia
7 4 (3.33%) Advertising
7 4 (3.33%) Games
7 4 (3.33%) Retail
8 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 66 (55.00%) Designer
2 20 (16.67%) UI Designer
3 17 (14.17%) UX Designer
4 16 (13.33%) Developer
4 16 (13.33%) Digital Designer
5 13 (10.83%) Graphic Designer
6 11 (9.17%) Author
6 11 (9.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 11 (9.17%) Technical Author
7 8 (6.67%) Senior Designer
7 8 (6.67%) UI/UX Designer
8 7 (5.83%) Administrator
8 7 (5.83%) Senior UX Designer
8 7 (5.83%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (3.33%) Drupal Developer
10 4 (3.33%) Senior UI Designer
10 4 (3.33%) Senior UI/UX Designer
10 4 (3.33%) Visual Designer
11 3 (2.50%) Email Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (45.83%) HTML
2 40 (33.33%) CSS
3 16 (13.33%) HTML5
4 14 (11.67%) .NET
4 14 (11.67%) .NET Framework
5 13 (10.83%) Vue.js
6 10 (8.33%) jQuery
6 10 (8.33%) React
6 10 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (6.67%) AngularJS
8 6 (5.00%) XHTML
9 5 (4.17%) CSS3
9 5 (4.17%) Flash
9 5 (4.17%) Redux
9 5 (4.17%) REST
9 5 (4.17%) Sass
10 3 (2.50%) Node.js
11 1 (0.83%) Angular 2
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 70 (58.33%) User Experience
2 17 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (13.33%) Animation
4 15 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (11.67%) Social Media
6 12 (10.00%) Analytical Mindset
7 9 (7.50%) Photography
7 9 (7.50%) Video Editing
8 7 (5.83%) e-Learning
9 6 (5.00%) Learning Management System
10 5 (4.17%) VLE
11 3 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (1.67%) Blog
12 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.67%) Podcast
13 1 (0.83%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.83%) Motion Graphics
13 1 (0.83%) SCORM
13 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.67%) Linux
1 14 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (3.33%) Mac OS X
3 3 (2.50%) Windows
4 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.50%) Prototyping
2 27 (22.50%) Typography
3 23 (19.17%) Content Management
4 19 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (15.83%) OO
5 18 (15.00%) Analytics
5 18 (15.00%) Infographics
6 17 (14.17%) Wireframes
7 16 (13.33%) Visualisation
8 15 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
9 14 (11.67%) B2B
9 14 (11.67%) OOP
9 14 (11.67%) Organisational Awareness
9 14 (11.67%) Wealth Management
10 13 (10.83%) Interaction Design
10 13 (10.83%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 12 (10.00%) Usability Testing
12 11 (9.17%) Front End Development
13 10 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
13 10 (8.33%) Copywriting
Programming Languages
1 37 (30.83%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.50%) C#
2 3 (2.50%) Java
2 3 (2.50%) PHP
3 2 (1.67%) Clojure
3 2 (1.67%) Python
3 2 (1.67%) SQL
3 2 (1.67%) VB
4 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (22.50%) Degree
2 3 (2.50%) CIPD
3 2 (1.67%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) QA
2 4 (3.33%) WCAG
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 53 (44.17%) Adobe
2 22 (18.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.67%) Red Hat
4 8 (6.67%) Google
5 3 (2.50%) ATG
5 3 (2.50%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 3 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.67%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.83%) Apple
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle
7 1 (0.83%) Tableau
7 1 (0.83%) Tandberg