Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Graphic Designer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in 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.

Graphics Designer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 852 798
Rank change year-on-year +22 -54 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Graphic Designer 49 36 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.035% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.037% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 49
UK median daily rate £175 £188 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -30.00%
10th Percentile £104 £127 £106
90th Percentile £359 £270 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £182 £150
% change year-on-year -23.02% +21.25% -62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 12
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +4.83% -11.95%
10th Percentile £12.50 £17.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £25.33 £19.00 £131.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -27.78% +44.00% -10.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Graphic Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Graphic Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Graphic Designer in the UK

Graphic Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Graphic Designer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Graphic Designer in the UK

Graphic Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Graphic Designer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Graphic Designer in the UK

Graphic Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graphic Designer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Graphic Designer in the UK

Graphic Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Graphic Designer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Graphic Designer in the UK

Graphic Designer
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graphic Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +35 41 £175 -6.67% 18
UK excluding London +41 24 £140 -23.02% 15
London -9 23 £233 +8.14% 4
South East +11 11 £125 - 2
Scotland -9 6 £98 -45.07% 1
North of England +61 4 £140 -30.00% 5
East of England -16 3 £140 -23.81% 2
North West - 3 £140 - 2
North East - 1 £175 - 1

Graphic Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Graphic Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Graphic Designer in the job title.

1 25 (51.02%) Marketing
1 25 (51.02%) Adobe Illustrator
1 25 (51.02%) Photoshop
2 24 (48.98%) Adobe
2 24 (48.98%) Graphic Design
3 22 (44.90%) HTML
4 15 (30.61%) Social Media
5 13 (26.53%) CSS
6 9 (18.37%) Animation
6 9 (18.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 8 (16.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (16.33%) Degree
7 8 (16.33%) InDesign
8 7 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 7 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
8 7 (14.29%) Finance
8 7 (14.29%) CMS
8 7 (14.29%) Infographics
9 6 (12.24%) User Experience
9 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (12.24%) Adobe After Effects
10 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (10.20%) Flash
10 5 (10.20%) Typography
10 5 (10.20%) Wireframes
10 5 (10.20%) HTML5
11 4 (8.16%) Video Editing
11 4 (8.16%) Digital Media
11 4 (8.16%) Marketing Strategy

Graphic Designer Skill Set
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 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (51.02%) Adobe Illustrator
1 25 (51.02%) Photoshop
2 8 (16.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 8 (16.33%) InDesign
3 7 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (12.24%) Adobe After Effects
4 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (6.12%) Acrobat
5 3 (6.12%) Fireworks
5 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (4.08%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (4.08%) InVision
6 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (2.04%) Dropbox
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
General
1 25 (51.02%) Marketing
2 7 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Advertising
4 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 2 (4.08%) Multimedia
4 2 (4.08%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Games
5 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.04%) Publishing
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.90%) HTML
2 13 (26.53%) CSS
3 5 (10.20%) Flash
3 5 (10.20%) HTML5
4 3 (6.12%) CSS3
5 1 (2.04%) .NET
5 1 (2.04%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 24 (48.98%) Graphic Design
2 15 (30.61%) Social Media
3 9 (18.37%) Animation
4 6 (12.24%) User Experience
5 4 (8.16%) Digital Media
5 4 (8.16%) Video Editing
6 3 (6.12%) Photography
7 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
7 2 (4.08%) Podcast
8 1 (2.04%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (2.04%) Fintech
8 1 (2.04%) Life Science
8 1 (2.04%) Motion Graphics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) Infographics
2 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (10.20%) Typography
2 5 (10.20%) Wireframes
3 4 (8.16%) Marketing Strategy
3 4 (8.16%) Project Management
3 4 (8.16%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (8.16%) Web Design
4 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.08%) Brand Management
5 2 (4.08%) Customer-Centricity
5 2 (4.08%) Front End Development
5 2 (4.08%) Logistics
5 2 (4.08%) Prototyping
5 2 (4.08%) Scrum
5 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.04%) Analytics
6 1 (2.04%) Desktop Publishing
6 1 (2.04%) Machine Learning
6 1 (2.04%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.12%) ActionScript
3 1 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Adobe
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Apple
4 1 (2.04%) Facebook
4 1 (2.04%) Quark
4 1 (2.04%) TOWER Software
4 1 (2.04%) Twitter