The median contractor rate for a Graphic Designer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 628 604
Rank change year-on-year +35 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Graphic Designer 14 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.043% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.046% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 17
Median daily rate £250 £180 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £225 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £158 £113
% change year-on-year +93.65% +40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £94.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 - £13.67

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Graphic Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Graphic Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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
Top 16 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 14 £250 +38.88% 10
London -7 8 £213 +6.25% 3
South East +24 3 £215 +145.71% 1
Hampshire - 2 £125 -
South West - 2 £390 -
Berkshire +16 1 £305 +248.57% 1
City of London -4 1 £175 +16.66% 1
Hertfordshire -4 1 £115 -37.41% 1
East of England -5 1 £115 -37.41% 3
Newbury - 1 £305 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £125 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £115 -
Swindon - 1 £400 -
Bristol - 1 £380 -
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -

Graphic Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 20 (57.14%) Photoshop
2 19 (54.29%) Marketing
3 18 (51.43%) Adobe
4 14 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 11 (31.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (28.57%) Graphic Design
6 10 (28.57%) HTML
7 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.86%) InDesign
8 8 (22.86%) Adobe After Effects
9 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (20.00%) CSS
9 7 (20.00%) Flash
10 6 (17.14%) CMS
11 5 (14.29%) Adobe Premiere
11 5 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
11 5 (14.29%) Animation
11 5 (14.29%) Degree
11 5 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 4 (11.43%) Motion Graphics
12 4 (11.43%) HTML5
13 3 (8.57%) Web Development
13 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
13 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
13 3 (8.57%) ActionScript
13 3 (8.57%) Banking
13 3 (8.57%) CINEMA 4D
13 3 (8.57%) Responsive Web Design
13 3 (8.57%) CSS3
14 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement

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 6 (17.14%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (57.14%) Photoshop
2 14 (40.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (31.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (22.86%) Adobe After Effects
4 8 (22.86%) InDesign
5 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (14.29%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (8.57%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (5.71%) Acrobat
9 1 (2.86%) Fireworks
9 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.86%) Axure RP
General
1 19 (54.29%) Marketing
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Multimedia
3 2 (5.71%) Publishing
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) HTML
2 7 (20.00%) CSS
2 7 (20.00%) Flash
3 4 (11.43%) HTML5
4 3 (8.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Graphic Design
2 5 (14.29%) Animation
3 4 (11.43%) Motion Graphics
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) Social Media
5 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Digital Signage
5 1 (2.86%) Fintech
5 1 (2.86%) FMCG
5 1 (2.86%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.57%) Responsive Web Design
1 3 (8.57%) Web Development
2 2 (5.71%) Brand Management
2 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (5.71%) Copywriting
2 2 (5.71%) Desktop Publishing
2 2 (5.71%) Wealth Management
2 2 (5.71%) Wireframes
3 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.86%) Content Management
3 1 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Email Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Infographics
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile First
3 1 (2.86%) Project Management
3 1 (2.86%) Prototyping
3 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (2.86%) Time Management
3 1 (2.86%) Web Design
3 1 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) ActionScript
1 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Adobe
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Venn Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago