The median contractor rate for a Visual Designer was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Visual Designer
UK
Rank 559 598 594
Rank change year-on-year +39 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Visual Designer 37 44 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.083% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.087% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 36 22
Median daily rate £419 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £300 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £300 £343
% change year-on-year +14.58% -12.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Visual Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Designer in the UK

Visual Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Designer in the UK

Visual Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Designer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Designer in the UK

Visual Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Designer in the UK

Visual Designer
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 Visual Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 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 +26 35 £419 +4.68% 1
London +12 22 £425 +6.25% 1
South East - 10 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £338 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £338 -
Kent - 3 £350 -
Leeds - 3 £338 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 £350 -

Visual Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Visual 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 Visual Designer in the job title.

1 47 (62.67%) Finance
2 42 (56.00%) Adobe
3 41 (54.67%) User Experience
4 36 (48.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 32 (42.67%) HTML
6 31 (41.33%) CSS
6 31 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (37.33%) Banking
8 26 (34.67%) Visualisation
8 26 (34.67%) Marketing
8 26 (34.67%) Data Visualisation
9 24 (32.00%) Photoshop
10 21 (28.00%) Adobe Illustrator
10 21 (28.00%) Cash Management
11 18 (24.00%) Android
12 17 (22.67%) Apple iOS
12 17 (22.67%) Wireframes
13 14 (18.67%) Degree
14 13 (17.33%) Prototyping
15 11 (14.67%) Scrum
16 10 (13.33%) Investment Banking
16 10 (13.33%) Telecoms
17 9 (12.00%) Typography
18 7 (9.33%) InVision
18 7 (9.33%) Workflow
19 6 (8.00%) HTML5
19 6 (8.00%) Axure RP
20 5 (6.67%) Confluence
20 5 (6.67%) JIRA
20 5 (6.67%) Graphic Design

Visual Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 36 (48.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 24 (32.00%) Photoshop
3 21 (28.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (9.33%) InVision
5 2 (2.67%) InDesign
6 1 (1.33%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (1.33%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Axure RP
2 5 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 47 (62.67%) Finance
2 28 (37.33%) Banking
3 26 (34.67%) Marketing
4 10 (13.33%) Investment Banking
4 10 (13.33%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.67%) Financial Institution
6 3 (4.00%) Retail
7 1 (1.33%) Advertising
7 1 (1.33%) Games
7 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (42.67%) HTML
2 31 (41.33%) CSS
3 6 (8.00%) HTML5
4 3 (4.00%) Flash
4 3 (4.00%) Material Design
5 2 (2.67%) Ajax
5 2 (2.67%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 41 (54.67%) User Experience
2 5 (6.67%) Graphic Design
2 5 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.33%) Social Media
4 3 (4.00%) Motion Graphics
5 2 (2.67%) Animation
5 2 (2.67%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Derivative
6 1 (1.33%) Fintech
6 1 (1.33%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.33%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Android
2 17 (22.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.67%) Windows
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (34.67%) Data Visualisation
2 26 (34.67%) Visualisation
3 21 (28.00%) Cash Management
4 17 (22.67%) Wireframes
5 13 (17.33%) Prototyping
6 11 (14.67%) Scrum
7 9 (12.00%) Typography
8 7 (9.33%) Workflow
9 5 (6.67%) Front End Development
9 5 (6.67%) Project Management
9 5 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (5.33%) Use Case
11 3 (4.00%) Product Management
11 3 (4.00%) Wealth Management
12 2 (2.67%) Information Architecture
12 2 (2.67%) Service Design
12 2 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (2.67%) Usability Testing
12 2 (2.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 42 (56.00%) Adobe
2 1 (1.33%) Facebook
2 1 (1.33%) Twitter