Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Visual Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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.

Visual Designer
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 768 811 793
Rank change year-on-year +43 -18 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Visual Designer 110 83 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.078% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.083% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 62 73
UK median daily rate £400 £377 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.24% +0.40% +15.38%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £288
90th Percentile £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +0.77% -7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £19.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
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 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Visual Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Designer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Designer in the UK

Visual 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 Visual Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +41 100 £400 +6.67% 5
London +7 72 £425 +10.39% 2
UK excluding London +46 38 £328 +0.77% 4
South West +15 15 £325 +30.00% 1
Scotland -4 10 £350 -9.68% 1
South East +6 7 £388 +109.46% 2
Midlands +30 3 £400 +23.08%
West Midlands - 3 £400 -
East of England -22 2 £300 -
North of England +59 1 £388 +1.97%
Yorkshire +28 1 £388 +1.97%

Visual Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 66 (60.00%) Finance
2 62 (56.36%) User Experience
3 53 (48.18%) Adobe
4 40 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (34.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 36 (32.73%) HTML
6 36 (32.73%) CSS
7 34 (30.91%) Photoshop
8 33 (30.00%) Banking
8 33 (30.00%) Adobe Illustrator
9 27 (24.55%) Visualisation
9 27 (24.55%) Responsive Web Design
10 23 (20.91%) Data Visualisation
11 18 (16.36%) Typography
12 17 (15.45%) Mobile App
13 14 (12.73%) Prototyping
14 12 (10.91%) Degree
15 11 (10.00%) UX Design
15 11 (10.00%) Web Design
16 10 (9.09%) Wealth Management
16 10 (9.09%) InVision
16 10 (9.09%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 9 (8.18%) Apple iOS
17 9 (8.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 9 (8.18%) Android
17 9 (8.18%) Marketing
17 9 (8.18%) Telecoms
17 9 (8.18%) E-Commerce
18 6 (5.45%) Wireframes
18 6 (5.45%) Scrum

Visual 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 1 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 38 (34.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 34 (30.91%) Photoshop
3 33 (30.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (9.09%) InVision
5 2 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.91%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Development Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.91%) JIRA
General
1 66 (60.00%) Finance
2 33 (30.00%) Banking
3 9 (8.18%) Marketing
3 9 (8.18%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.73%) Games
5 2 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.91%) Advertising
6 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Law
6 1 (0.91%) Publishing
6 1 (0.91%) Retail
6 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (32.73%) CSS
1 36 (32.73%) HTML
2 5 (4.55%) CSS3
2 5 (4.55%) HTML5
3 4 (3.64%) Ajax
3 4 (3.64%) Apache Flex
4 3 (2.73%) Web Services
5 2 (1.82%) Material Design
5 2 (1.82%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 62 (56.36%) User Experience
2 17 (15.45%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.64%) Animation
3 4 (3.64%) Fintech
3 4 (3.64%) Graphic Design
4 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.82%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.91%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.91%) Photography
6 1 (0.91%) Social Media
6 1 (0.91%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Android
1 9 (8.18%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.55%) Responsive Web Design
2 27 (24.55%) Visualisation
3 23 (20.91%) Data Visualisation
4 18 (16.36%) Typography
5 14 (12.73%) Prototyping
6 11 (10.00%) UX Design
6 11 (10.00%) Web Design
7 10 (9.09%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 10 (9.09%) Wealth Management
8 9 (8.18%) E-Commerce
9 6 (5.45%) Scrum
9 6 (5.45%) Wireframes
10 5 (4.55%) B2B
10 5 (4.55%) Iconography
11 4 (3.64%) Analytics
11 4 (3.64%) Asset Management
11 4 (3.64%) Infographics
11 4 (3.64%) Rapid Prototyping
11 4 (3.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.91%) Degree
2 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.91%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 53 (48.18%) Adobe
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft