Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 756 807 749
Rank change year-on-year +51 -58 +34
Contract jobs citing Graphic Design 88 108 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.32% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 62 72
UK median daily rate £406 £331 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.64% -9.25% +4.29%
10th Percentile £209 £88 £210
90th Percentile £533 £500 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £310 £363
% change year-on-year +16.94% -14.48% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £49.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.24% +207.81% -39.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £49.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -49.24% +207.81% +57.64%

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 29,775 33,459 31,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.26% 32.38% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,176 21,573 20,465
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £668 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,059 1,075 1,077
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +10.00% -1.26%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year -13.03% +15.10% -6.60%

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 22 July 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 14 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 22 July 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 +54 83 £413 +26.92% 54
London +55 49 £425 +9.68% 14
UK excluding London +14 37 £363 +16.94% 42
South East -3 14 £400 +240.43% 14
South West -25 7 £350 +9.38% 4
North of England +29 5 £438 +2.94% 11
Scotland +22 4 £235 -30.37% 2
North West +19 4 £438 -7.89% 7
Midlands +27 3 £550 +10.00% 6
East of England -1 3 £225 -30.77% 5
East Midlands +28 2 - - 5
Yorkshire +20 1 - - 3
West Midlands +17 1 £550 +22.22% 1
Wales - 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 56 (63.64%) User Experience
2 48 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 44 (50.00%) HTML
4 43 (48.86%) CSS
5 41 (46.59%) Photoshop
6 36 (40.91%) Adobe Illustrator
7 28 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (29.55%) Adobe
9 23 (26.14%) Wireframes
10 22 (25.00%) Sass
10 22 (25.00%) Finance
11 21 (23.86%) jQuery
11 21 (23.86%) Prototyping
12 15 (17.05%) Visualisation
13 13 (14.77%) HTML5
13 13 (14.77%) Typography
14 12 (13.64%) Retail
14 12 (13.64%) Sketch
15 11 (12.50%) Animation
15 11 (12.50%) PHP
15 11 (12.50%) React
15 11 (12.50%) CSS3
16 10 (11.36%) Node.js
16 10 (11.36%) Degree
16 10 (11.36%) WebSphere
17 9 (10.23%) Marketing
17 9 (10.23%) Visual Studio
17 9 (10.23%) Scrum
17 9 (10.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 8 (9.09%) Creative Thinking

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 10 (11.36%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.68%) CMS
3 4 (4.55%) Apache
3 4 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.27%) Confluence
6 1 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (46.59%) Photoshop
2 36 (40.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (13.64%) Sketch
4 8 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (6.82%) InVision
6 5 (5.68%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (3.41%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (3.41%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (3.41%) Adobe XD
7 3 (3.41%) InDesign
7 3 (3.41%) Marvel
7 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (3.41%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (2.27%) Acrobat
8 2 (2.27%) Fireworks
8 2 (2.27%) Lectora
8 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (2.27%) Zeplin
9 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) npm
2 6 (6.82%) SaaS
3 5 (5.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.27%) Google Docs
6 1 (1.14%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (1.14%) AdWords
6 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.14%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.14%) Office 365
6 1 (1.14%) Smartsheet
6 1 (1.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) RIP
2 2 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.14%) Firewall
3 1 (1.14%) Intranet
3 1 (1.14%) VLAN
3 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Visual Studio
2 8 (9.09%) JIRA
2 8 (9.09%) Visual Studio Code
3 7 (7.95%) webpack
4 5 (5.68%) Axure RP
4 5 (5.68%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.27%) Balsamiq
7 2 (2.27%) FrontPage
7 2 (2.27%) Grunt
7 2 (2.27%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.14%) gulp
8 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.14%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.14%) Mocha
8 1 (1.14%) Selenium
8 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.14%) Xcode
General
1 22 (25.00%) Finance
2 12 (13.64%) Retail
3 9 (10.23%) Marketing
4 7 (7.95%) Banking
5 4 (4.55%) Publishing
6 3 (3.41%) Multimedia
7 2 (2.27%) Games
8 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.14%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (1.14%) French Language
8 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (1.14%) Local Government
8 1 (1.14%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.14%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (51.14%) Designer
2 22 (25.00%) Developer
3 18 (20.45%) UX Designer
4 12 (13.64%) UI Designer
5 9 (10.23%) React Developer
6 8 (9.09%) UI/UX Designer
7 7 (7.95%) Consultant
7 7 (7.95%) Senior Designer
8 5 (5.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (4.55%) Author
9 4 (4.55%) Data Consultant
9 4 (4.55%) Development Consultant
9 4 (4.55%) Graphic Designer
9 4 (4.55%) Lead Designer
9 4 (4.55%) Oracle Consultant
9 4 (4.55%) Technical Author
9 4 (4.55%) UX Developer
9 4 (4.55%) Visual Designer
10 3 (3.41%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.41%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (50.00%) HTML
2 43 (48.86%) CSS
3 22 (25.00%) Sass
4 21 (23.86%) jQuery
5 13 (14.77%) HTML5
6 11 (12.50%) CSS3
6 11 (12.50%) React
7 10 (11.36%) Node.js
8 9 (10.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (6.82%) .NET
10 5 (5.68%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.55%) JSON
11 4 (4.55%) Middleware
11 4 (4.55%) SOAP
11 4 (4.55%) XML
12 3 (3.41%) Ajax
12 3 (3.41%) D3.js
12 3 (3.41%) Highcharts JS
12 3 (3.41%) XHTML
13 2 (2.27%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 56 (63.64%) User Experience
2 11 (12.50%) Animation
3 8 (9.09%) Social Media
4 6 (6.82%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.68%) e-Learning
6 4 (4.55%) Photography
7 3 (3.41%) Digital Media
7 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.27%) Learning Management System
8 2 (2.27%) Video Editing
9 1 (1.14%) Blog
9 1 (1.14%) EPoS
9 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.14%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.27%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (26.14%) Wireframes
3 21 (23.86%) Prototyping
4 15 (17.05%) Visualisation
5 13 (14.77%) Typography
6 9 (10.23%) Scrum
7 8 (9.09%) Creative Thinking
7 8 (9.09%) Design Thinking
7 8 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (9.09%) Rapid Prototyping
8 7 (7.95%) Data Visualisation
8 7 (7.95%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.95%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (6.82%) Front End Development
9 6 (6.82%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 5 (5.68%) Instructional Design
10 5 (5.68%) Project Management
10 5 (5.68%) Systematic Trading
10 5 (5.68%) Web Design
10 5 (5.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 11 (12.50%) PHP
3 8 (9.09%) Java
4 4 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.55%) SQL
4 4 (4.55%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.14%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.14%) C
5 1 (1.14%) C#
5 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Degree
2 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 26 (29.55%) Adobe
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.55%) Google
3 4 (4.55%) Oracle
4 3 (3.41%) BT
4 3 (3.41%) Fujitsu
4 3 (3.41%) Twitter
5 2 (2.27%) ATG
5 2 (2.27%) YouTube
6 1 (1.14%) Citrix
6 1 (1.14%) Facebook
6 1 (1.14%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.14%) Hootsuite
6 1 (1.14%) Instagram
6 1 (1.14%) Isilon
6 1 (1.14%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.14%) Pinterest
6 1 (1.14%) Synology
6 1 (1.14%) Tumblr
6 1 (1.14%) VMware