The table below looks at the statistics for the Designer role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 45 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 32 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.66% 2.27% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 2.45% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 6
Average daily rate
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£440 £415 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.02% +38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £326 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -14.00%
Designer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1129 1022 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.00% 92.74% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 453 452
Average daily rate £396 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.05 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Designer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Designer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Designer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Designer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Designer across the Edinburgh region.

Designer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Designer
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Designer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Designer Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Designer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Designer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Designer in their job title.

1 34 (50.00%) Java
2 29 (42.65%) OO
3 26 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (36.76%) Use Case
5 23 (33.82%) UML
6 22 (32.35%) SOA
7 21 (30.88%) Web Services
7 21 (30.88%) Oracle
7 21 (30.88%) JSF
8 18 (26.47%) JBoss
9 16 (23.53%) WebSphere
9 16 (23.53%) JPA
9 16 (23.53%) Apache CXF
10 15 (22.06%) Hibernate
11 14 (20.59%) Oracle BPM
11 14 (20.59%) Data Modelling
12 13 (19.12%) Banking
12 13 (19.12%) Finance
13 12 (17.65%) Scrum
14 11 (16.18%) RichFaces
15 10 (14.71%) Linux
16 9 (13.24%) IBM
16 9 (13.24%) Relational Database
16 9 (13.24%) User Experience
17 8 (11.76%) Replication
17 8 (11.76%) Mainframe
17 8 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
17 8 (11.76%) SRDF
17 8 (11.76%) NAS
17 8 (11.76%) Microsoft

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Designer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 8 (11.76%) CICS
3 3 (4.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.47%) Node.js
4 1 (1.47%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.47%) TeamSite
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.47%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) SAN
1 8 (11.76%) NAS
2 4 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.76%) DB2
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) PowerDesigner
1 2 (2.94%) Subversion
1 2 (2.94%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
1 13 (19.12%) Banking
2 4 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.94%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.88%) Web Services
1 21 (30.88%) JSF
2 16 (23.53%) JPA
2 16 (23.53%) Apache CXF
3 15 (22.06%) Hibernate
4 11 (16.18%) RichFaces
5 6 (8.82%) Middleware
6 5 (7.35%) HTML
6 5 (7.35%) J2EE
6 5 (7.35%) CSS
7 4 (5.88%) .NET
8 2 (2.94%) HTML5
9 1 (1.47%) CSS3
9 1 (1.47%) Backbone.js
9 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.47%) NHibernate
9 1 (1.47%) Java EE
9 1 (1.47%) Dojo
9 1 (1.47%) WPF
9 1 (1.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) User Experience
2 8 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 8 (11.76%) Replication
2 8 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.94%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Linux
2 8 (11.76%) zOS
2 8 (11.76%) UNIX
2 8 (11.76%) Windows
2 8 (11.76%) AIX
3 1 (1.47%) Android
3 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) OO
2 26 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (36.76%) Use Case
4 23 (33.82%) UML
5 22 (32.35%) SOA
6 14 (20.59%) Data Modelling
7 12 (17.65%) Scrum
8 8 (11.76%) OOD
9 7 (10.29%) Mentoring
10 5 (7.35%) Web Design
11 4 (5.88%) Network Design
12 3 (4.41%) CRM
12 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
13 2 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (2.94%) User Experience Design
13 2 (2.94%) Change Control
13 2 (2.94%) Unified Process
13 2 (2.94%) RUP
14 1 (1.47%) OOA/OOD
14 1 (1.47%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.47%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) SRDF
2 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (30.88%) Oracle
2 18 (26.47%) JBoss
3 9 (13.24%) IBM
4 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.76%) EMC
5 5 (7.35%) Adobe
6 2 (2.94%) Chordiant
6 2 (2.94%) Genesys
7 1 (1.47%) Informatica
7 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.47%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.47%) Tableau
7 1 (1.47%) Eloqua
7 1 (1.47%) HP
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