Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Graphic Designer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 850 833 854
Rank change year-on-year -17 +21 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Graphic Designer 35 49 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.048% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.050% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 23
UK median daily rate £200 £175 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £109 £104 £127
90th Percentile £256 £359 £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £159 £140 £182
% change year-on-year +13.39% -23.02% +21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
UK median hourly rate - £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.78% +4.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -27.78% +44.00%

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 98,623 97,905 99,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.92% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,129 64,557 64,752
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,929 3,293
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +3.81% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
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 21 November 2018.

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 11 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 21 November 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 -1 34 £200 +14.29% 14
London +16 20 £235 +1.08% 6
UK excluding London -18 15 £159 +13.39% 8
North of England -2 8 £250 +78.57% 3
South East -9 4 £118 -6.00% 1
North West -21 4 £250 +78.57% 1
Yorkshire - 4 - - 2
East of England -2 1 £200 +42.86%
Scotland -19 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - - 3

Graphic Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, Graphic Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Graphic Designer in the job title.

1 25 (71.43%) Adobe
2 24 (68.57%) Photoshop
3 22 (62.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 20 (57.14%) HTML
5 17 (48.57%) InDesign
6 16 (45.71%) Social Media
7 15 (42.86%) Graphic Design
8 12 (34.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (31.43%) User Experience
9 11 (31.43%) Marketing
10 10 (28.57%) HTML5
11 9 (25.71%) Typography
11 9 (25.71%) CSS
12 8 (22.86%) Degree
12 8 (22.86%) Photography
12 8 (22.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 6 (17.14%) Publishing
14 5 (14.29%) Google
14 5 (14.29%) Animation
14 5 (14.29%) WordPress
15 4 (11.43%) Email Marketing
15 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
16 3 (8.57%) Scrum
16 3 (8.57%) Web Design
16 3 (8.57%) Finance
16 3 (8.57%) Digital Marketing
16 3 (8.57%) Video Editing
16 3 (8.57%) Copywriting
16 3 (8.57%) Facebook
16 3 (8.57%) Twitter

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 5 (14.29%) WordPress
2 2 (5.71%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (68.57%) Photoshop
2 22 (62.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (48.57%) InDesign
4 12 (34.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (5.71%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (5.71%) InVision
6 1 (2.86%) Acrobat
6 1 (2.86%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (2.86%) Chatbot
6 1 (2.86%) Houdini
6 1 (2.86%) Maya
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Internet
1 1 (2.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
General
1 11 (31.43%) Marketing
2 6 (17.14%) Publishing
3 3 (8.57%) Finance
4 2 (5.71%) Interactive Media
4 2 (5.71%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Advertising
5 1 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) HTML
2 10 (28.57%) HTML5
3 9 (25.71%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) Sass
4 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (45.71%) Social Media
2 15 (42.86%) Graphic Design
3 11 (31.43%) User Experience
4 8 (22.86%) Photography
5 5 (14.29%) Animation
6 3 (8.57%) Video Editing
6 3 (8.57%) Virtual Team
7 2 (5.71%) Motion Graphics
7 2 (5.71%) Taxonomies
8 1 (2.86%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
8 1 (2.86%) Internet of Things
8 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Typography
2 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.43%) Email Marketing
3 3 (8.57%) Copywriting
3 3 (8.57%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (8.57%) Infographics
3 3 (8.57%) Scrum
3 3 (8.57%) Web Design
4 2 (5.71%) Information Architecture
4 2 (5.71%) Prototyping
4 2 (5.71%) Service Design
4 2 (5.71%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (5.71%) User Stories
4 2 (5.71%) Wireframes
5 1 (2.86%) Analytics
5 1 (2.86%) Cognitive Science
5 1 (2.86%) Customer Insight
5 1 (2.86%) Data Analytics
5 1 (2.86%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (2.86%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) Adobe
2 5 (14.29%) Google
3 3 (8.57%) Facebook
3 3 (8.57%) Twitter
4 1 (2.86%) Apple