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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Designer
Rank 33 53 39
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Designer 54 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.12% 2.21% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.37% 2.42% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £335 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £28.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-24.34% +19.79%
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
1236 1074 953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.21% 91.40% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 500 454
Average daily rate £390 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 26
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.36 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 32 (38.55%) Java
2 28 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (31.33%) OO
4 24 (28.92%) Banking
5 21 (25.30%) Use Case
6 20 (24.10%) SOA
7 19 (22.89%) UML
8 18 (21.69%) Oracle
8 18 (21.69%) Web Services
8 18 (21.69%) Data Modelling
9 17 (20.48%) JSF
10 14 (16.87%) JBoss
10 14 (16.87%) User Experience
11 13 (15.66%) JPA
11 13 (15.66%) Apache CXF
11 13 (15.66%) WebSphere
11 13 (15.66%) Finance
12 12 (14.46%) Hibernate
13 10 (12.05%) Scrum
13 10 (12.05%) IBM
13 10 (12.05%) RichFaces
13 10 (12.05%) Oracle BPM
14 8 (9.64%) EMC
14 8 (9.64%) OOD
14 8 (9.64%) SAN
14 8 (9.64%) Windows
14 8 (9.64%) NAS
14 8 (9.64%) Relational Database
15 7 (8.43%) UNIX
15 7 (8.43%) Linux

Designer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 14 (16.87%) JBoss
2 13 (15.66%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.82%) CICS
4 3 (3.61%) CMS
5 2 (2.41%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.20%) TeamSite
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.41%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
2 2 (2.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.41%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.20%) InDesign
3 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) SAN
1 8 (9.64%) NAS
2 3 (3.61%) SSH
2 3 (3.61%) LDAP
2 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.61%) DNS
3 1 (1.20%) Firewall
3 1 (1.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.64%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.23%) DB2
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) ERwin
2 2 (2.41%) Subversion
2 2 (2.41%) PowerDesigner
2 2 (2.41%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (1.20%) JDeveloper
3 1 (1.20%) Axure RP
General
1 24 (28.92%) Banking
2 13 (15.66%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.41%) International Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) Web Services
2 17 (20.48%) JSF
3 13 (15.66%) JPA
3 13 (15.66%) Apache CXF
4 12 (14.46%) Hibernate
5 10 (12.05%) RichFaces
6 6 (7.23%) HTML
6 6 (7.23%) J2EE
6 6 (7.23%) CSS
7 5 (6.02%) Middleware
8 3 (3.61%) .NET
9 2 (2.41%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (2.41%) HTML5
10 1 (1.20%) CSS3
10 1 (1.20%) Backbone.js
10 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.20%) TopLink
10 1 (1.20%) NHibernate
10 1 (1.20%) Java EE
10 1 (1.20%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) User Experience
2 6 (7.23%) E-Learning
3 4 (4.82%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.82%) Replication
3 4 (4.82%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.61%) Learning Management System
4 3 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.61%) SCORM
5 2 (2.41%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.20%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) Linux
2 7 (8.43%) UNIX
3 4 (4.82%) zOS
3 4 (4.82%) AIX
3 4 (4.82%) Solaris
4 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.33%) OO
3 21 (25.30%) Use Case
4 20 (24.10%) SOA
5 19 (22.89%) UML
6 18 (21.69%) Data Modelling
7 10 (12.05%) Scrum
8 8 (9.64%) OOD
9 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.61%) Web Design
10 3 (3.61%) Data Management
10 3 (3.61%) UX Design
10 3 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.61%) Validation
11 2 (2.41%) Unified Process
11 2 (2.41%) Service Delivery
11 2 (2.41%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (2.41%) RUP
11 2 (2.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) Java
2 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.02%) SQL
3 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) SRDF
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Oracle
2 10 (12.05%) IBM
3 8 (9.64%) EMC
4 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.23%) Adobe
5 4 (4.82%) Veritas
5 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.82%) Symantec
6 2 (2.41%) Genesys
6 2 (2.41%) Informatica
6 2 (2.41%) Chordiant
7 1 (1.20%) HP
7 1 (1.20%) Tableau