Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 738 775 696
Rank change year-on-year +37 -79 +28
Contract jobs citing Graphic Design 139 106 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.31% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 66 112
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £130 £213 £151
90th Percentile £513 £464 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £31.25 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.40% +85.57% -6.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year +13.04% -52.58% +169.44%

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 34682 34666 36957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.63% 33.10% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23021 22730 23492
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1016 1189 1465
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.67 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +6.00% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 21 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Graphic Design over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 2017. 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 +41 127 £350 -1.41% 40
London -16 69 £375 - 12
UK excluding London +46 68 £325 -7.14% 30
East of England +4 21 £350 -6.67% 2
South East +4 17 £375 +7.14% 5
Midlands +28 11 £400 +122.22% 10
East Midlands +8 9 £400 +26.98% 5
Scotland 0 9 £116 -64.31% 2
North of England +56 7 £175 -63.16% 10
North West +27 6 £220 -56.00% 6
South West -8 3 £338 -1.82% 1
West Midlands +22 2 - - 5
North East - 1 £175 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Graphic Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Graphic Design.

1 59 (42.45%) HTML
2 57 (41.01%) User Experience
3 51 (36.69%) Photoshop
3 51 (36.69%) Adobe Illustrator
4 50 (35.97%) Adobe
5 47 (33.81%) CSS
6 46 (33.09%) Wireframes
7 28 (20.14%) Marketing
8 26 (18.71%) JavaScript
9 25 (17.99%) Degree
9 25 (17.99%) Social Media
10 23 (16.55%) HTML5
11 22 (15.83%) Mobile App
12 21 (15.11%) Prototyping
13 20 (14.39%) Visualisation
13 20 (14.39%) Web Design
14 18 (12.95%) E-Commerce
15 17 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (12.23%) Data Visualisation
15 17 (12.23%) Typography
16 16 (11.51%) Axure RP
17 15 (10.79%) OmniGraffle
18 13 (9.35%) InDesign
18 13 (9.35%) Infographics
19 12 (8.63%) InVision
19 12 (8.63%) Finance
19 12 (8.63%) Animation
19 12 (8.63%) Adobe After Effects
19 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
19 12 (8.63%) CSS3

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 7 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.60%) Moodle
3 3 (2.16%) CMS
3 3 (2.16%) Drupal
4 2 (1.44%) SAS
5 1 (0.72%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.72%) Confluence
5 1 (0.72%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.72%) IIS
5 1 (0.72%) Marvel
5 1 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (36.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 51 (36.69%) Photoshop
2 15 (10.79%) OmniGraffle
3 13 (9.35%) InDesign
4 12 (8.63%) Adobe After Effects
4 12 (8.63%) InVision
5 8 (5.76%) Adobe Premiere
6 7 (5.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (4.32%) UXPin
8 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (2.88%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (1.44%) Fireworks
10 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
10 2 (1.44%) Pixate
11 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.72%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (2.88%) SaaS
2 4 (2.88%) Yammer
3 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.44%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.44%) Office 365
5 1 (0.72%) AdWords
5 1 (0.72%) Dropbox
5 1 (0.72%) GitHub
5 1 (0.72%) Slack
5 1 (0.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.60%) Intranet
2 1 (0.72%) FCoE
2 1 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (0.72%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.72%) Blockchain
1 1 (0.72%) MySQL
1 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (11.51%) Axure RP
2 8 (5.76%) Dreamweaver
3 6 (4.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (2.16%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.44%) Grunt
5 2 (1.44%) gulp
5 2 (1.44%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.44%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.44%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.44%) PhantomJS
5 2 (1.44%) WebStorm
6 1 (0.72%) git-flow
6 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 28 (20.14%) Marketing
2 12 (8.63%) Finance
3 9 (6.47%) Publishing
4 8 (5.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (5.04%) Retail
6 6 (4.32%) Games
7 5 (3.60%) Banking
8 3 (2.16%) Advertising
8 3 (2.16%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.72%) Automotive
10 1 (0.72%) Front Office
10 1 (0.72%) German Language
10 1 (0.72%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 85 (61.15%) Designer
2 30 (21.58%) UX Designer
3 27 (19.42%) Developer
4 24 (17.27%) Graphic Designer
5 13 (9.35%) UI Designer
6 8 (5.76%) Digital Designer
6 8 (5.76%) Senior Designer
7 7 (5.04%) Senior UX Designer
8 6 (4.32%) e-Learning Developer
8 6 (4.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (3.60%) UI/UX Designer
9 5 (3.60%) Visual Designer
9 5 (3.60%) Web Designer
10 4 (2.88%) Consultant
10 4 (2.88%) HTML Developer
11 3 (2.16%) Angular Developer
11 3 (2.16%) Creative Designer
11 3 (2.16%) UI Developer
11 3 (2.16%) UX Developer
11 3 (2.16%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (42.45%) HTML
2 47 (33.81%) CSS
3 23 (16.55%) HTML5
4 12 (8.63%) CSS3
5 8 (5.76%) jQuery
6 7 (5.04%) AngularJS
7 6 (4.32%) React
8 4 (2.88%) Material Design
8 4 (2.88%) Node.js
8 4 (2.88%) SVG
8 4 (2.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (2.16%) .NET
9 3 (2.16%) Angular 2
9 3 (2.16%) D3.js
9 3 (2.16%) Flash
9 3 (2.16%) Framer.js
9 3 (2.16%) REST
9 3 (2.16%) XML
9 3 (2.16%) Zurb Foundation
10 2 (1.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 57 (41.01%) User Experience
2 25 (17.99%) Social Media
3 22 (15.83%) Mobile App
4 12 (8.63%) Animation
5 10 (7.19%) Photography
6 9 (6.47%) e-Learning
7 7 (5.04%) Video Editing
8 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (4.32%) VLE
9 5 (3.60%) Learning Management System
10 4 (2.88%) Digital Media
11 3 (2.16%) Motion Graphics
12 2 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (1.44%) Podcast
12 2 (1.44%) Video\Live Streaming
13 1 (0.72%) IVR
13 1 (0.72%) Mobile Games
13 1 (0.72%) SCORM
13 1 (0.72%) Taxonomies
13 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.76%) Android
2 6 (4.32%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.16%) Windows
4 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (33.09%) Wireframes
2 21 (15.11%) Prototyping
3 20 (14.39%) Visualisation
3 20 (14.39%) Web Design
4 18 (12.95%) E-Commerce
5 17 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (12.23%) Data Visualisation
5 17 (12.23%) Typography
6 13 (9.35%) Infographics
7 12 (8.63%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (7.91%) Front End Development
9 10 (7.19%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 10 (7.19%) Project Management
9 10 (7.19%) User Stories
10 9 (6.47%) Analytics
10 9 (6.47%) Content Development
10 9 (6.47%) Web Development
11 7 (5.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (5.04%) Usability Testing
12 6 (4.32%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (2.88%) Java
3 2 (1.44%) C#
3 2 (1.44%) Dart
3 2 (1.44%) ECMAScript
3 2 (1.44%) PHP
3 2 (1.44%) TypeScript
4 1 (0.72%) ActionScript
4 1 (0.72%) C++
4 1 (0.72%) Perl
4 1 (0.72%) Solidity
4 1 (0.72%) SQL
4 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (17.99%) Degree
2 6 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.16%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.72%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (35.97%) Adobe
2 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.88%) Apple
3 4 (2.88%) Facebook
3 4 (2.88%) Google
3 4 (2.88%) SAP
4 3 (2.16%) Twitter
5 2 (1.44%) IBM
6 1 (0.72%) Concur
6 1 (0.72%) Quark
6 1 (0.72%) Tableau